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Grover Norquist’s tax pledge losing some backers

WASHINGTON — For decades, conservative lobbyist Grover Norquist vowed to drive Republicans out of office if they did not pledge to oppose tax increases. Many lawmakers signed on.

But now, several senior Republicans are breaking ranks, willing to consider raising more money through taxes as part of a deal with Democrats to avoid a catastrophic budget meltdown.

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