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Congress kicked off a special lame-duck session Monday -- and a partisan battle over the fate of the nation's Big Three automakers.

Senate Democrats were trying to earn GOP support for their proposed bailout of the Big Three automakers that would use up to $25 billion of funds from the Troubled Asset Relief Program, or TARP, the $700 billion measure that passed in October to help bail out financial institutions.

Democrats would like to see a vote Wednesday, but some concede they probably don't have the support. Read full article »

CNN's Deirdre Walsh contributed to this report.

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