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On Monday, news spread that a federal court judge struck down a key portion of the recently passed health care overhaul package: health insurance mandates...This week it was do or die on the president's $858 billion tax cut deal -- so they did...The Senate moved on to what was expected to be a vote on the $1.1 trillion catch-all spending bill -- top of the short list of must-dos...The week would end with plans for the Senate and perhaps the House to be back on Saturday.

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