Got a minute? Senate postpones healthcare vote … Trump calls meeting at White House … ‘The fight is not over,’ Democrats warn … and everything else in US politics. By Tom McCarthy
The purported strategic genius Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, failed in his plan to pass a healthcare bill written in secret before Republicans have to face constituents during the Fourth of July recess. A vote on the bill has been postponed until after the recess.
Donald Trump invited all Senate Republicans to a White House meeting to see about a compromise on the bill. Despite his party enjoying congressional majorities, Trump lacks a major legislative achievement, and Barack Obama’s healthcare law remains (mostly) in force.