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Politics Breaking News: Push To Defund Health Law Triggering Fault Lines Among Republicans

A drive to cut off funding for President Barack Obama's health-care-law is gathering momentum among tea-party activists and their allies on Capitol-Hill,but Republicans in Congress are divided over how hard to push the issue Dozens of major U.S. companies, including Morgan Stanley, Google, Wal-Mart and Dell, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to pass bills that they said would protect new products against "extortive demands" on patents. President Barack Obama's bid to slash corporate taxes on its face might seem to be a concession to win Republican and business support, but it landed with a thud among those groups and has little chance of becoming law.