Monday's Morning Email: Obamacare Repeal Still Alive
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Greetings, all: Eliot Nelson here, in for Lauren Weber who is on a much-deserved vacation. I’ll be steering this ship through Wednesday.
OBAMACARE REPEAL STILL ALIVE IN SENATE (IF BARELY) Despite concern voiced by moderate Republicans like Maine’s Susan Collins, critics of the Republican effort to repeal Obamacare have mostly stayed silent thus far, giving supporters of repeal a glimmer of hope [Reuters] [Tweet | Share on Facebook]
MCCAIN’S SURGERY MORE SERIOUS THAN PREVIOUSLY REPORTED The Arizona senator had a blood clot removed above his left eye, a procedure that will leave him recuperating for several weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he will delay a vote on the GOP’s Obamacare repeal until McCain has returned to the Senate. [NYT]
TRUMP’S ‘MADE IN AMERICA’ WEEK NOT GOING SO HOT The week has just begun and already the commander-in-chief is being criticized for promoting American-made products despite outsourcing a lot of his own business. [HuffPost]
HOW TRUMP AND THE GOP UNDERESTIMATED OBAMACARE REPEAL Turns out denying millions of people health care is a bit of a political undertaking. [Politico]
VENEZUELA: VIOLENCE ERUPTS AS OPPOSITION VOTES Opposition leaders are claiming that pro-government militia fired on voters participating in a symbolic vote against President Nicolas Maduro’s attempts to rewrite the country’s constitution. [AP]
...AND HOW TO AVOID ‘GAME OF THRONES’ Whether you’re hoping to avoid spoilers of just don’t give a darn about what’s happening in Westeros, here’s how to mute chatter about the show on social media. [HuffPost]
MEET THE FIRST FEMALE DR. WHO After roughly a billion years on the air, the iconic BBC series has finally shattered its own glass ceiling. [HuffPost]
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