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    Senate Passes Bill Repealing Obamacare

    They’re sending a message. Though Senate Republicans have tried multiple times to pass a bill repealing key provisions of the Affordable Care Act, they’ve never been able to get a filibuster-proof majority. This time they used a procedural loophole known as reconciliation that allowed them to pass the bill — which also defunds Planned Parenthood — with a simple majority of 52-47. Now it’ll go back to the House, which passed similar legislation two months ago, and then to the White House … where it will certainly be vetoed.

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