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    Senate Rejects Broad Obamacare Repeal Amid Debate

    There’s some way to go yet. Republicans were optimistic following Tuesday morning’s victory — which also saw the return of Sen. John McCain — as Vice President Mike Pence dramatically stepped in to break a deadlock and begin floor debate on the GOP health care overhaul. But that optimism was swiftly curbed in the afternoon as nine Republican senators broke ranks and the latest plan to replace Obamacare was defeated 43-57. Then came another defeat for the Trump administration on Wednesday as the Senate voted down a repeal-only bill.

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