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Republican bid to gut Obamacare crashes in bitter blow to Donald Trump

The collapse marks a major setback for Republican leadership and for Trump

Yasmeen Abutaleb Amanda Becker & David Morgan | Reuters  |  Washington 

A US Senate led by Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans dealt the president a harsh blow on Friday, failing to move ahead with a major campaign promise to dismantle Obamacare as they fell one vote short of passing health care legislation. Three Republican senators — John McCain, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski — joined Senate Democrats in the dramatic early-morning 51-49 vote rejecting the Bill. The outcome may spell doom for the party’s seven-year quest to gut a 2010 law that was Democratic former President Barack Obama’s signature domestic policy ...

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First Published: Sat, July 29 2017. 10:10 IST