That's the sound of Dennis Kucinich's arm breaking 

The arm-twisting continues. Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, announced moments ago that he will vote for the Senate health care bill he denounced last Monday as "a giveaway to the insurance industry."

"In the past week, it's become clear that the vote on the final health bill will be very close," he said. "I know I have to make a decision -- not on the bill as I would like to see it, but as it is. My criticism of the legislation has been well-reported. I do not retract those criticisms, I incorporate them into this statement...This is not the bill I wanted to support."

The announcement comes after President Obama's personally lobbied him on a trip to his Congressional District.

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