03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Coburn Spoiling for Health Care Fight: "An Opposition Within The Opposition"

Senator Tom Coburn's office is the rare Capitol Hill work space without a "me wall" -- the display of photographs of a lawmaker standing beside presidents, foreign leaders and other dignitaries, all illustrating How Big a Deal he is. [...]

"I've always considered myself an opposition within the opposition," said Mr. Coburn, whose willingness to block, delay or neuter bills through an array of procedural measures has made him an effective nuisance during his five years in the Senate.

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