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Susan Walsh / AP

Several conservative groups attacked the Senate health care bill on a call with reporters Friday morning, saying it doesn't keep the GOP's promise of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.

While some conservatives on the call endorsed the strategy — tweeted by President Trump this morning — of repealing first and replacing others, while others said an amendment being pushed by Sen. Ted Cruz would make the bill palatable.

Why this matters: The divide among Republicans about how to best handle health care seems to be growing, egged on by both Trump and conservatives like Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul.

What they said:

  • David Bozell, president of ForAmerica: "This draft bill is not what was promised...Republicans have lost their base with this bill...We know Sens. Cruz, [Mike] Lee and Paul are on the right track."
  • Andy Roth, vice president of Club for Growth: "The entire problem with the House bill and the Senate bill is full repeal was never considered…moderate Republicans have fundamentally lied to voters about their real position."
  • Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund: The base wants repeal. "That's not what [Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants, but it's what he promised."
  • Jason Pye, director of public policy at FreedomWorks: "We appreciate the president's tweet this morning," and the Senate bill is "a service patch to Obamacare."
  • Jim DeMint: "If the Republicans do not repeal this in some reasonable, credible way, I think it'll be very divisive to the party long term."

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Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.

The latest: The head of the military faction of the Sudanese government, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, said in a statement that he is announcing a state of emergency, suspending several parts of the interim constitution and dissolving the civilian government and interim sovereignty council — the highest governing body in the country.

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They're battening down the hatches at Facebook headquarters this week as the company faces a trifecta of tumult: a continuing wave of negative press coverage fueled by document leaks, a critical earnings report Monday and a reported name change looming.

The big picture: All this is unfolding as Mark Zuckerberg tries to transform Facebook from a social network into the prime mover behind a new "metaverse" of VR- and AR-driven remote work and play.

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