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"60" Minutes" Interviews Retiring Sen. Tom Coburn: "Dr. No" Explains Why He Puts Holds on Bills

CBS NEWS: Tom Coburn, the conservative Republican senator from Oklahoma, announced earlier this year that he has prostate cancer and will be ending his term two years early.

This is an interesting man. He's an obstetrician who has delivered over 4,000 babies. Called the "Godfather of the Tea Party," he has been a powerful and effective force against government spending. He opposes gay marriage, he's against abortion rights and says global warming doesn't exist. And yet, he became one of Barack Obama's closest friends in Congress. It may be Washington's most unlikely friendship, but it is a lesson that political opposites can work together in highly partisan and dysfunctional times.

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