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Trying to pass an emergency spending bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled Senate is on its way toward defeating tea party attempts to protest President Barack Obama's health care law by delaying a must-pass emergency spending bill.

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has spent more than 12 hours on the Senate floor, publicly criticizing the health care law and the Democrats' efforts to remove a provision out of the House version of the spending bill that would "defund" health care.

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