Despite their current opposition, the individual mandate originated with Republicans. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz talks to former Sen. Bob Bennett about the Republicans' support of the idea. During his 18 years in the Senate, Bennett, a Republican, co-sponsored health care reform bills containing the individual mandate.
Democrats and Republicans in Virginia are at odds over the value of investigating the state Senator Phil Puckett, who resigned last month to take a job at a state tobacco commission — and turned the Senate over to Republicans.
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