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Congress: Defections, they had a few

“House Democratic leaders are urging their members to vote against the GOP’s payroll tax bill Tuesday, forcing Republicans to pass the high-priority legislation largely on their own,” The Hill writes. “Republicans are confident they can carry the vote, and with it, claw back some of the advantage they lost to Democrats on taxes in the past several weeks. They expect some defections, but Democrats could lose some votes as well.”