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    Of course, all of this would require the House GOP leadership to allow a vote on the proposal. As Wasserman notes, the only way to pass this would likely be with mostly Democratic support, which would break the so-called “Hastert Rule” again, something GOP leaders might be very reluctant to do. But if enough Senate Republicans support the proposal, continued pressure on House Republicans to allow a vote for the sake of the Newtown families — who will be actively lobbying in the days ahead — could get very intense.

    "Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies." - Groucho Marx

    by Greg Dworkin on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:31:21 AM PDT

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