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After healthcare bill's failure, next battle may shut down US govt

House Freedom Caucus says that despite controlling Congress and White House, Republicans have yet to notch a significant victory

From left, Mr McConnell, Mr Trump, Mr Ryan and Mr Cornyn at the White House. "Democrats are smiling in DC that the Freedom Caucus . . . have saved Planned Parenthood & Ocare!" Mr Trump said in a tweet.


REPUBLICAN leaders are eager to avoid a government shutdown, but the demise of their Obamacare repeal could leave some conservatives spoiling for a fight that raises the odds of a standoff.

The House Freedom Caucus, which helped bring down the GOP healthcare bill, says...

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