Senate Rejects Partial Repeal of Obamacare in Dramatic Late-Night Vote

Republican John McCain cast a crucial vote against the "skinny repeal" bill, setting back President Trump's healthcare agenda.

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Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called “skinny repeal,” it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal “Obamacare.” “This is clearly a disappointing moment,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch…

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