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Skinny Repeal

  1. Scheme to Get Republicans a 53rd Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin Stays PutA rumored game of musical chairs had Perry going to DHS, Manchin to Energy, and a West Virginia Republican to the Senate. But in the end nobody moved.
  2. last night on late night
    Al Franken Tells Colbert About That Time McCain Voted ‘No’ on ‘Skinny Repeal’Senator Franken suspected it might happen when he noticed a certain vice-president missing.
  3. Heller’s Hamlet Act on Health Care Bombing Back HomeFor a long time Dean Heller looked likely to thwart his party’s drive for health-care legislation. Then he flipped back, but the GOP failed anyway.
  4. What If McCain Had Said ‘Yes’ to the ‘Skinny Repeal’?If the climactic vote on the “skinny repeal” had gone the other way, the result would have probably been the same: GOP failure, with much time lost.
  5. It’s an Abomination That 49 GOP Senators Voted for ‘Skinny Repeal’Republicans came within one vote of passing a health-care bill that they wrote over lunch — and admitted was a “disaster.” That’s a national crisis.
  6. Is Kasich Preparing a Primary Challenge to Trump in 2020?Kasich has never bent the knee to Trump. But viable primary challengers to sitting presidents come from the fever swamps, not the sensible center.
  7. GOP Health-Care Drive Ends Not With a Bang But a WhimperRepublicans couldn’t come up with a workable health-care plan, so they kept kicking the can down the road. The road finally ended in the Senate today.
  8. Senate Poised to Pass ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill That May Become LawIt does away with the individual mandate and defunds Planned Parenthood.
  9. Maybe There’s No Light at the End the Tunnel for the GOP Health Bill After AllAll the tactical brilliance that has kept unpopular and divisive GOP health care legislation alive disguises a fatal strategic blindness.
  10. Conservatives Just Lost Their Favorite Part of TrumpcareThe Senate parliamentarian ruled that the GOP can’t roll back Obamacare’s regulations without 60 votes. That makes “skinny repeal” more dangerous.
  11. Keeping the ‘Skinny Repeal’ Bill From Getting Fat Won’t Be Easy for GOPThe point of “skinny repeal” of Obamacare is to enact a bare-bones bill to shape in committee. Bulking up could be fatal.
  12. Senate Democrats Call BS on the GOP’s Devious Health-Care DebateKnowing McConnell plans to unveil a new health-care bill at the 11th hour, Schumer won’t push amendments to legislation the GOP has already abandoned.
  13. A Look at the Procedural Madness of the Senate Health-Care DebateThe process is arcane; the outcome, unpredictable.
  14. ‘Skinny Repeal’ Could Be Final Effort to Sell Trumpcare — Whatever Trumpcare IsThe GOP figures out new ways to delay making painful decisions about health-care policy.