Although the Republicans lost their power struggle with the White House over the budget, they continue to want to put an end to Obamacare. However, they're at odds over how to do this.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan's long-rumored decision not to seek re-election is not a huge surprise. But that doesn't cushion what is a big blow for a beleaguered Republican Party ahead of the midterm elections.
The US senator has said he will oppose the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's health care law. Another 'nay' from the Arizona senator could be the fatal blow, given the party's small Senate majority.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz has said he'll vote for his former rival for the Republican nomination, Donald Trump. Only a couple of months ago Cruz was vilified for refusing to endorse the New York billionaire.
Republican Senate leaders have announced that the latest bid to repeal Obamacare has flatlined. Senator Susan Collins became the latest Republican lawmaker to announce that she would vote against it.
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