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Congress usually tries to wrap up business and go home for Thanksgiving. But Democrats are in no hurry to leave town this year and instead are turning up the heat on the White House by pushing a variety of domestic bills. Some upcoming battles could even hurt President Bush politically. Already, the House has passed an extension of unemployment benefits by a veto-proof margin, forcing Bush to compromise on that issue. Next, Democrats predict they'll get a similar margin on a bill requiring employers to offer family medical leave. Expect veto fights, too, on legislation allowing family-planning clinics to provide abortion counseling and on civil rights.

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