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Jim DeMint

Cardin, Scott square off over Obamacare

Cardin, Scott square off over Obamacare

WASHINGTON -- The show was ostensibly focused on the legacy of President John F. Kennedy -- and the possibility of transformational change in politics and government.

But Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat, and Sen. Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, found little common ground Wednesday as they debated health care, gay marriage and internal party politics for 30 minutes on CNN's Crossfire.

Cardin argued Democrats are hamstrung in efforts to fix the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act because Republicans insist on repealing the law at all costs. Scott countered that Democrats should have thought about that when their party, then in control of Congress, passed the...