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Those senators — Rand Paul of Kentucky, Ted Cruz of Texas, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Lee of Utah — dislike the Senate GOP bill because they do not feel it goes far enough in repealing the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell can afford to lose only two Republicans and still pass the measure.
The Fix
Republicans are ideologically divided, spread between conservatives who fundamentally don't believe in the government's role in health care and moderates who think Obamacare was a step in the right direction.
Former president Barack Obama posted a nearly 1,000-word critique of the Senate bill on Facebook. “And small tweaks … cannot change the fundamental meanness at the core of this legislation.”
The bill’s details suggest that it helps insurers and many consumers primarily in the near term and, in important ways, offers less support than a comparable plan the House GOP adopted last month.
The bill takes major steps to roll back provisions of the Affordable Care Act, but stops short of the severity of the House’s bill. In both bills, the spending cuts made by Medicaid and other programs would go to fund a substantial tax cut for the health care industry and the rich.
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Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, commandeered Comet Ping Pong in December to investigate a false Internet rumor of a pedophile ring linked to Hillary Clinton.
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Sixteen boys and young men, and one teenage girl, were arrested for the murder of Fuller, who was severely beaten and killed inside a garage near Eighth and H streets NE in 1984.
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The president delivered several misleading claims during a campaign-style speech in which he attacked some of his favorite objects of ire.
The Justices said that the government must prove that the lie is relevant to the case in order to strip someone of citizenship.
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The Fix
Off-camera briefings are becoming a regular occurrence in the Trump White House — especially on big news days.
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