Friday News: Turtle tries fancy footwork, loses race

MCCONNELL SWINGS AND MISSES ON “SKINNY” REPEAL EFFORT THANKS TO JOHN MCCAIN: Dealing a serious blow to President Donald Trump’s agenda, the Senate early Friday rejected a measure to repeal parts of former President Barack Obama’s health care law after a night of high suspense in the U.S. Capitol. Unable to pass even a so-called “skinny repeal,” it was unclear if Senate Republicans could advance any health bill despite seven years of promises to repeal “Obamacare.” “This is clearly a disappointing moment,” said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. “I regret that our efforts were not enough, this time.” McConnell put the health bill on hold and announced that the Senate would move onto other legislation next week.

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