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Republican senators canceled a plan to vote on a bill dismantling Barack Obama’s healthcare law, admitting it lacked support. Under congressional rules, a new attempt at repeal would require even more GOP votes … meaning the main threat now to Obama’s law is the White House.

GOP admits defeat

To be clear, through events that are under our control and not under our control, we don’t have the votes. We’ve made the decision since we don’t have the votes, we will postpone that vote. Am I disappointed? Absolutely.

– Louisiana senator Bill Cassidy, one of the authors of the bill

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