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Another week dawns - short on hours of sunlight but long on hours of debate in the United States Senate.

Congress is, in fact, a Tale of Two Chambers. So we devote this morning to a few observations from the House side. Which ended its legislative year already. But will eventually have its crack - when and if a health care bill emerges from the Senate.

Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports...

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