WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama is telling Democrats not to “jam” a health care overhaul bill through Congress, instead urging them to coalesce around popular parts of the bill.

In an interview with ABC News, Obama said Wednesday that Congress must wait for newly elected Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to be sworn into office before lawmakers move forward.

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Brown won his election Tuesday to fill the seat long occupied by
the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Brown will end the super-majority
that would have allowed Democrats to pass Obama’s top domestic
priority over united opposition from Republicans.

Brown campaigned against the proposed health care overhaul.

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