House Republicans, joined by three Democrats, finally got around to passing their repeal of President Obama’s health care law. Were the measure to pass the Democrat-controlled Senate and be signed by President Obama, it would be a development as miraculous and inexplicable as John Boehner’s tan. — PZS


Republicans in the US House of Representatives have passed a bill to repeal President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, in a symbolic move demonstrating their gains in Congress.

The vote fulfils a top promise made to Republican voters in the November’s mid-term elections.

Senate Democrats, who hold the majority in that chamber, have signaled they won’t allow a vote on the repeal bill.

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