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It is the equivalent of 12th-page news at the moment, but Senate Democrats defeated the GOP Consumer Protection amendment, 61-38. Republicans Chuck Grassley (Iowa) and Olympia Snowe (Maine) voted with the Dems.

Daniel Foster — Daniel Foster is a former news editor of National Review Online.

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