Good afternoon from Washington, where the latest Republican attempt to overhaul Barack Obama’s signature healthcare reforms is due to come to a head.

This afternoon the Senate is expected to begin a so-called “vote-a-rama” – a long series of votes on dozens of different proposals – as Republicans desperately try to cobble together a compromise plan to repeal and/or replace the Affordable Care Act.

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