GOP House leaders vow input on ObamaCare replacement but know changes could topple effort

To view this page ensure that Adobe Flash Player version 10.2.0 or greater is installed. Congress is like a computer system. Its constructs are binary -- “0” and “1.” Yes and no. Lawmakers are elected to office. Lawmakers are defeated for office. Yes and no. Members of Congress vote yes on a bill. They vote no on a bill. Measures pass. Measures fail. There is no middle ground. And if both houses of Congress voted today, the Republican ObamaCare replacement bill would fail. Yes and no. And in this case, no. That’s why House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is vaulting into the highest-octane sales pitch of his career. The next several weeks could define his speakership. He must successfully advance a health care package, adopt a budget blueprint and avoid a government shutdown by the end of April. Lurking down the line are fracases over the debt limit and [...]