President Trump will survive the GOP's health-care debacle. Will Paul Ryan?

President Trump can draw some hope, ironically, from Hillary Clinton

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Fans of irony might appreciate the fact that President Trump's first big probable legislative defeat will be remarkably similar to Hillary Clinton's.

On Thursday afternoon, House Republicans had to delay their planned vote on the American Health Care Act — timed to coincide with the seventh anniversary of the day former President Barack Obama had signed the Affordable Care Act, which the AHCA seeks to topple — due to a lack of "yes" votes. Trump had spent the morning trying to convince the far-right House Freedom Caucus to support the bill, and the afternoon cajoling the more centrist Tuesday Group to fall in line.

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