Mass Mutiny: How Scott Brown Shook the Political World

Scott Brown's surprise Massachusetts Senate win may have derailed President Obama's health care reform

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Voters spelled Brown's name on snowy lawns when they couldn't get yard signs.

As Scott Brown told the story the morning after the election, the first sign that something remarkable was about to happen in the Democratic stronghold of Massachusetts was ... well, it was a sign. One with his name on it. Someone had made it by hand and planted it in the snow in a front yard near Lunenburg. That was back in December, when the polls showed he was running 30 points behind Democrat Martha Coakley in the special election to fill the Senate seat once held by the late Edward Kennedy. Pretty soon after that, he told me, "they were...

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