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  •  You could replace "Expanding background (5+ / 0-)

    checks" in the title with pretty much anything and it would still be true. A budget deal, immigration reform*, healthcare reform, the GOP oppose them all because they feel it helps the president.

    He gets to say he tackled a major issue, and did it on a bipartisan basis. What exactly does the GOP get out of it?

    *The dynamic on immigration reform might have changed given that GOP feels they have something to gain politically by agreeing to a comprehensive deal. But even there, we have to see if they really feel that way, and a bill passes.

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