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Breaking: Deem And Pass Is Out

per the Washington Post. They'll do a straight vote on the Senate bill and then reconcile, which is what I've wanted.

National Review's Daniel Foster complains, "We've been baited. And here's the switch." I don't think that was really the plan. But if it was, it worked! Republicans spent a week whipping themselves into a lather over a procedural maneuver they've used many, many times. It wasn't their real objection but they made it seem like the end of the world. "Demon pass," they've been calling it. And now they've wasted several days worth of ginned-up outrage.