Obamacare Overhaul, Wasn't Whitehead, Police Vs. ‘bathroom Bill': Your Tuesday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Vice President Pence breaks tie vote to allow Senate to debate overhauling ObamacareAfter months of raucous negotiations and embarrassing setbacks, GOP leaders narrowly cleared a critical procedural hurdle on Tuesday in their embattled quest to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.Fifty Republican senators voted to begin debate on a health care replacement measure, with just two defections. Vice President Mike Pence broke the tie, setting in motion what will be hours of debate over health care legislation that will include a flurry of amendments as conservative and moderate Republicans seek to shape the bill in their favor.Democrats, meanwhile, will pitch a last ditch — but likely unsuccessful — effort to salvage President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law.The final bill — what it will look like and how it will affect health care for millions of Americans for years to come — is unknown.Dueling jabs: A hot mic snagged a Maine senator's hot takes on the "huge" Texas lawmaker who suggested dueling her and other female senator’s over the health care bill.Down payment: The U.S. House is poised to set aside $1.6 billion to start construction of the border wall promised by President Donald Trump — a costly yet modest deposit on a massive project that would cost far more if ever finished.  Continue reading...

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