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Obama vetoes bill that would have repealed ObamaCare, defunded Planned Parenthood

As expected, President Obama vetoed a bill Friday that would have dismantled much of his signature healthcare law, the Affordable Care Act, and stripped Planned Parenthood of federal funding. The veto marks Obama's eighth in his presidency and his sixth since Republicans took control of Congress, The Hill reports.

The Senate passed the bill last year under special rules that allowed it to avoid a Democratic filibuster. The House did the same this week, despite Obama's promise of veto. "Now, is someone named Obama going to sign a bill into law repealing ObamaCare? Of course not," Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday. "But we have now demonstrated that, if we elect a Republican president, we can use this same path to repeal ObamaCare without 60 votes in the Senate."