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Historic yea on health

The House last night overcame vociferous opposition and narrowly approved the largest expansion of health care coverage in four decades, after President Obama and Democratic leaders capped a frenzied day by locking down enough votes to win a prized domestic policy goal. (By Matt Viser and Susan Milligan, Globe Staff)

One step remains in Senate;
GOP set for battle to the end

As Democrats celebrated their health care achievement last night, Republicans countered with a warning: They will fiercely challenge those parts of the package that must still win approval in the Senate. (By Lisa Wangsness, Globe Staff)

With the vote, a new stature for Obama

President Obama scored a stunning political and legislative victory on health care last night that not only will earn him a place in history books, but promises to establish him as a stronger leader of the Democratic Party after a tumultuous first year. (By Susan Milligan, Globe Staff)

Bay State reacts with cheers, anger

The passage of sweeping health care legislation in the Houseprovoked powerful reactions in Massachusetts, with Democrats and Republicans split along party lines, like their counterparts in Washington, and activists, businesses, and unions sharply divided over what the changes will mean for residents and employers. (By Michael Levenson, Globe Staff)


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