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Top House Republican says votes aren't there

WASHINGTON (AP) - If Democrats had the votes to pass health care, they would have done it by now. That's the view of House Minority Leader John Boehner (BAY'-nur) of Ohio. In an interview for tomorrow's "State of the Union" show on CNN, he says Democrats tried to pass a health care plan several times, but -- in his words -- "Guess what? They don't have the votes."

 Meanwhile, the man whose election to the Senate cost Democrats the super majority they needed to cut off GOP filibusters against the bill is warning that the legislation will be a disaster.

 In the weekly GOP radio and Internet address, Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts accused President Barack Obama and Democrats on Saturday of a "bitter, destructive and endless" drive to pass their health overhaul. He says a whole year has gone by, jobs have been lost while others are in danger and "the president still hasn't gotten the message."

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