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Mon May 20, 2013 11:02 AM CDT

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HOUSE GOP FRESHMEN FINALLY GET THEIR CHANCE TO DUMP OBAMACARE

First-term Republican members of the House have complained for months that while many of their colleagues earned their conservative spurs during the last Congress by voting 36 times to repeal Obamacare, they themselves have been denied that coveted credential. That changed last week when the House voted 229-195 to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act, the first time the 113th Congress has gone on record on the issue.

Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, claimed that "Fully ...

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