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House hard-liners stand united in budget showdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Markwayne Mullin of Oklahoma is one of the hard-line House conservatives demanding concessions from President Barack Obama on his health care law in exchange for ending the federal government shutdown. "We have got to get to the point where we're working like a functional government, not like a dictatorship," said Mullin, a 36-year-old rancher and plumbing...

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