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Tom Coburn, Battling Cancer, Weighs Cutting His Second Term Short

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WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 17: U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) speaks during a news conference December 17, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Sen. Coburn held the news conference to release 'Wastebook 2013,' his annual report of 'examples of wasteful and low-priority spending' of the U.S. Government. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) | Alex Wong via Getty Images

Sen. Tom Coburn doesn’t seem like a typical cancer patient.

The Oklahoma Republican often arrives in his office two hours before his aides, sometimes as early as 4 a.m. He attends virtually all of his committee hearings. And in the evenings, he either dines with his senator buddies at Capitol Hill establishments or attends his weekly meetings of Christian conservatives at the infamous C Street house.

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