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Awaiting full Mueller report, Washington turns to policy on health care, climate change

March 28, 2019
Yamiche Alcindor, Lisa Desjardins | The PBS NewsHour
The White House and Congress are still digesting the attorney general's brief summary of the Mueller report, as they await the report itself. But lawmakers also are pushing forward on a range of issues, including health care, family leave and climate change.
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3 stories you might have missed

March 27, 2019
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Trump administration pushes to repeal Obamacare

March 27, 2019
Hallie Jackson | NBC News
The Trump administration has asked courts to scrap the entire Affordable Care Act, not just parts of the law as officials argued before. At the same time, Democrats introduced a bill to expand and tweak the ACA.
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DOJ shifts position, says Obamacare is unconstitutional

March 26, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
The Trump administration failed to get Congress to throw out Obamacare. Now it's turning to the courts. In legal papers filed Monday, the Justice Department argues for the first time that the entire Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional.
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Analysis: Obamacare ruling puts health care on high-stakes footing

December 17, 2018
Kimberly Atkins | The Boston Herald
A federal court ruling striking down Obamacare threw an explosive political issue in the laps of Republicans and Democrats in Washington just weeks before divided government is set to take hold.

Looking ahead to the 116th Congress

November 23, 2018
A divided Congress in the age of President Trump.
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Republicans tried to kill Obamacare. Now they're embracing its most popular part.

October 19, 2018
Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Carrie Dunn | NBC News
If you’ve covered American politics over the last eight years, one of the more stunning developments of the 2018 midterms is how Republicans who have attempted to demolish Obamacare are touting its protections for those with pre-existing conditions. Of course, that’s come as Democrats have made pre-existing conditions the centerpiece of their campaigns.
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Trump’s New Plan to Dismantle Obamacare Comes With Political Risks

June 9, 2018
Charlie Savage, Robert Pear , Abby Goodnough | The New York Times
After failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act with a Republican-controlled Congress, the Trump administration is seizing on a different strategy for dismantling the law, one fraught with political risk. It is asking a court to throw out major elements, including hugely popular provisions that protect sick people from being denied health insurance or charged higher rates.
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