FILE - This Nov. 7, 2009 file photo shows Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., left, and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa picking up a copy of the house health care bill HB-3962 after they took it up the steps to

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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2009 file photo shows Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R-Mich., left, and Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa picking up a copy of the house health care bill HB-3962 after they took it up the steps to the House after a rally against the health care bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. These are complicated times in the affairs of Washington and the nation, with death stars everywhere and all of them a struggle to comprehend. The partial government shutdown, the debt limit squeeze just around the corner, sequestration, how they fit with the health care law, how they don’t _ it just goes on. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) less 

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