John McCain

John McCain rescued the Senate GOP healthcare bill. Can he rescue the Senate?

John McCain rescued the Senate GOP healthcare bill. Can he rescue the Senate?

It’s hard to ignore the irony of Sen. John McCain returning to Washington from cranial surgery at the Mayo Clinic just to keep alive a bill that would make health insurance unaffordable to millions of Americans. Had McCain (R-Ariz.) considered the symbolism of his actions more carefully, he might have lingered longer at the hospital.

But immediately after voting Tuesday to proceed to debate on the healthcare measure, McCain gave his colleagues a much-needed lecture on how badly they’ve gone astray — not just on the healthcare bill, but on...

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