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Hours Before Health Vote: 39 Democrats To Vote No – Democrats Can Only Afford 37 Defections!

Hours before a scheduled vote on healthcare reform, Democratic leaders don’t have the votes. The decisions of two Tennessee Democrats, Reps. John Tanner and Lincoln Davis, to vote no has put President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her lieutenants in a major bind. If every member votes, Democratic leaders can only afford 37…