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Obama, GOP-led Congress prepare for veto showdowns

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. is seen in Wilmington, Del. Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama - virtually absent in his first six years in office -- is about to unleash itself on Washington. Until now, controversial Republican-backed legislation rarely reached the president's desk, because Senate Democrats blocked it. Starting in January, however, Republicans will control both the House and Senate, and Obama may often have to decide whether to sign or veto GOP-crafted bills. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Veto brinkmanship between congressional Republicans and President Barack Obama was virtually absent in his first six years in office, but it’s about to unleash itself on Washington.

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