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House Republican leaders abruptly pulled a rewrite of the nation’s health-care system from consideration on Friday, a dramatic defeat for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) that leaves a major campaign promise unfilled and casts doubt on the Republican Party’s ability to govern.

In addition to leaving the Affordable Care Act in place, the news also raises questions about the GOP’s ability to advance other high-stakes agenda items, including tax reform and infrastructure spending. Ryan is still without a signature achievement as speaker — and the defeat undermines Trump’s image as a skilled dealmaker willing to strike compromises to push his agenda forward.

Continue reading:  House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law

Further reading:

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Hillary Clinton: Today was a victory, ‘but this fight isn’t over yet’

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9 thoughts on “House Republican leaders abruptly pull their rewrite of the nation’s health-care law

  1. While this is good news, I can’t help thinking that these predators will get desperate and “arrange” for a “terrorist strike” – possibly on U.S. soil to grease the skids for their pro-corporate, pro-military, pro-control enforcement agenda. It may not be an easy thing to accomplish, but it has been done and there are a few evil geniuses around to help if they deem it in the best interests of U.S. national security.

    Sorry, someone needs to say it.

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