Jul 28 2017
01:44 am

McCain followed through.
McConnell seems on the verge of tears, castigating Dems for not "cooperating."Meanwhile his party embarrasses itself.


jbr's picture

Sens. John McCain, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins

Nice display of strength of character. Maybe these three adults can get the others to work together across the aisle.

GOP Obamacare repeal bill fails in dramatic late-night vote

Treehouse's picture

Thank you

to the women. I'm sorry they're not getting more credit for their votes.

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Then he votes for it.

“I want to make sure that the skinny bill doesn’t become the final product,” Graham said, calling it a “fraud” and a “disaster.”

Then he votes for it.

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McCain succumbed to stinging

McCain succumbed to stinging criticism in the press.

jbr's picture

Democracy in action

Treehouse's picture


has a way of making you want to live right.

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Moderate Senators Seek Bipartisan Path Forward on Health Care

However, there are signs that Republicans and Democrats can work together — and they already are.

A group of moderate Republicans and Democrats have been talking for the past few weeks over the phone and via text message, according to two Senate aides, although both sides acknowledged that talks wouldn't go anywhere until the GOP effort at repeal was finished.

But as the Republicans’ prospects for success started to dwindle this week, a group of Democratic and Republican senators — including Susan Collins, R-Maine, Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla. — had dinner at a restaurant in Washington Wednesday night to advance talks.

The members tried to hide it from their staff and were texting each other directly to make plans, two aides said.

But after the failure of Obamacare repeal, members 'fessed up.

Moderate Senators Seek Bipartisan Path Forward on Health Care

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Go look at the video of

Go look at the video of McCain giving thumbs down. McConnel is nearby, looking really pissed.


Andy Axel's picture

Must be like the look

that Jim Kyle gave to Rosalind Kurita back in the day.

jbr's picture

19 seconds of drama: McCain's vote

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Two senators with late-stage cancer who voted to save Obamacare

But he wasn't the only senator battling late-stage cancer whose vote effectively saved Obamacare. On the other side of the aisle, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, also voted against the "skinny repeal" bill.

Hirono announced she was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer in May. Her doctor noticed an abnormality on an X-ray and discovered that it was kidney cancer, which had already spread to her seventh rib. She had a kidney removed days after the diagnosis and later underwent surgery to remove a lesion on her rib in late June.

The 2 senators with late-stage cancer who voted to save Obamacare

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Some folks just can't take it

Another example why voting is so important. Some folks in Congress should only see the Capitol on a paid tour.

Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin said Tuesday that he thinks that Sen. John McCain's brain tumor and the early morning hours may have affected the Arizona Republican's no vote on the Senate bill to repeal Obamacare.

Johnson argued that the brain tumor may have affected McCain's vote.

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson: McCain's brain tumor might have been factor in no vote on health care

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