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Brown in a political dilemma on tax position

WASHINGTON — As Congress hurtles toward the fiscal cliff, each day brings Senator Scott Brown closer to the moment when he may be compelled to reverse his opposition to tax increases for the rich.

Many eyes in his home state and Washington are on the Massachusetts Republican, who is in a political bind even though there is only a remote chance that his vote will prove to be pivotal, as it was in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street regulatory overhaul.

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