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GOP goes for broke on budget: House vote risks shutdown in latest ploy to stop health law

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WASHINGTON — The GOP-controlled House voted today to cripple President Barack Obama’s health care law as part of a risky tactic that threatens a partial shutdown of the government in a week and a half.

The fight is coming on a stopgap funding measure required to keep the government fully running after the Oct. 1 start of the new budget year. Typically, such measures advance with sweeping bipartisan support, but tea party activists forced GOP leaders — against their better judgment — to add a provision to cripple the health care law that is the signature accomplishment of Obama’s first term.

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