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McConnell intends to replace ‘Obamacare’ without Democrats

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans intend to overhaul health care and the tax code this year without Democratic help. In the past, McConnell has condemned Democrats for passing “Obamacare” in the first place without any Republican votes, claiming that approach set the law up to fail. But now McConnell is […]
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