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GOP Leaders Frustrate Kerry's Vote on Key Issue

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GOP Leaders Frustrate Kerry's Vote on Key Issue

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GOP Leaders Frustrate Kerry's Vote on Key Issue

GOP Leaders Frustrate Kerry's Vote on Key Issue

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Sen. John Kerry broke away from a Western presidential campaign swing Tuesday to return to the Senate for a vote on a bill guaranteeing funding for veterans' health care. But the Senate's Republican leaders delayed the vote. Critics call the move a partisan attempt to prevent the Massachusetts Democrat from voting on a proposal to help one his key constituencies. NPR's David Welna reports.