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Stupak Makes A Deal, Reform To Pass

This looks good for reform. Really good. Politico and The Hill report that Bart Stupak has reached a deal to support health care reform:

Democrats have reached a deal on an executive order on abortion that could hand them a victory on healthare.

"Eight or nine" Democrats, including Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Mich.), will announce the deal at a 4 p.m. press conference, according to an anti-abortion Democrat.

"We've changed [our votes]," said Rep. Steve Driehaus (D-Ohio).

Driehaus said he's seen the executive order and can now vote for the healthcare bill.  He said Stupak has signed off, as well.

Driehaus made his remarks just a few moments ago in the Speaker's Lobby.  He said the group of "eight or nine" Democrats -- including Stupak -- who had been withholding their votes plans to announce the deal at 4 p.m. in the House Radio/TV gallery.

Unless something goes awry, it's game, set, match.

Update: Stupak says "We have an agreement."