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Politics

President Obama trumpets victory for health law

WASHINGTON — Mocking his critics, President Obama boasted Tuesday that 7.1 million people have signed up for his health care law, an unexpected comeback after a disastrous rollout sent his poll numbers plummeting and stirred fears among Democrats facing reelection this fall.

‘‘The debate over repealing this law is over,’’ he declared. It’s ‘‘here to stay.’’

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