Sen. John McCain won't support Graham-Cassidy, he announced this afternoon. Sen. Rand Paul is already a "no," with Sen. Susan Collins almost assuredly in the same camp, per Axios' Caitlin Owens.
Be smart: The vote's not officially off yet, but if Mitch McConnell cancels it, the biggest Senate winners will be the moderate Republicans who don't have to take one more uncomfortable vote: Rob Portman, Shelley Moore Capito, and Cory Gardner.
The bottom line: As Axios health care editor Sam Baker wrote in Vitals on Monday:
"My Axios colleague Caitlin Owens and I are both deeply — like, Mariana Trench deeply — skeptical that the latest Affordable Care Act repeal bill can pass. One of our many reasons: A lot of Republican senators' states — particularly those that expanded Medicaid — would lose a lot of money."
One more thing: The big question was whether McCain would stop calling for "regular order" — hearings and markups — on health care because his friend Graham was the sponsor. He didn't.
SHOWTIME announced today that it has acquired the rights to adapt Bill Clinton and James Patterson's thriller, "THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING," into a series.
The book, set to hit shelves in June 2018, tells the story of a sitting U.S. president's disappearance, with a unique perspective on the pressures and stakes faced by a sitting president.