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March 21, 2010

Oh, No: Stupak to Hold Press Conference Announcing Vote at 4pm

This probably means he's going to announce a deal for his vote, and that Barack Obama's executive order is plenty enough for him, and that he's a yes.

As Drew's been writing, Stupak really wants to vote for the bill -- in fact, Drew keeps saying he's willing to pay Nancy Pelosi for the privilege of doing so.

Incidentally, Obama's EO cannot overturn the law. (Or at least that used to be the case, when we lived in a Republic.) If the law says x, a contradicting EO saying Y is null and void.

Even if there is some way to avoid a contradiction there, a subsequent law explicitly overruling the EO would trump it. And Democrats have a majority for that.



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