Breaking news from Capitol Hill this morning is that Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has canceled the planned October recess (scheduled to coincide with Columbus Day weekend) so that the chamber may bring health care reform legislation to the floor.

According to an online report about 90 minutes ago from the Congress-watchers at The Hill, Reid had previously threatened to cancel the break, but followed through today, saying on the Senate floor, “The Columbus Day [recess] is fast approaching. It’s the week after next and with all the things going on here, it just would not be right for us to take that week off."

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