01/08/2014 11:56 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

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

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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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