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How McConnell kept Republicans in line to win Senate tax bill

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By Susan Cornwell and David MorganWASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Republicans tried to repeal and replace Obamacare over the summer, they acted like "a bunch of free range chickens", said Republican Senator John Kennedy. "Everybody was upset, tired, mad, people drawing lines in the dirt."Not this time. Republican leader Mitch McConnell and the rest of his party's Senate leadership brought party members into line this week and finally won passage of a sweeping tax overhaul early on Saturday.Late arm-twisting and deal-sweeteners for wavering lawmakers allowed them to push through legislation that ...

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 14:35 IST