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Later today, the Senate is expected to snuff out a filibuster and approve more health insurance for kids.

But the bill is not likely get the 67 votes needed to overcome President Bush’s threatened veto. Obstruction still reigns.

Bush and other congressional conservatives appear unmoved by last week’s oped from his former director of Faith-Based Initiatives, John Dilulio (via Talking Points Memo), who charges Bush with contradicting his campaign themes of “compassionate conservatism,” and reports that several Republicans — including “former Bush advisers,” governors and Senators — are begging Bush to drop the veto threat.

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