Sen. Ted Cruz arrives at the Senate floor for a vote. Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP

"Right now they don't have my vote, and I don't think they have Mike Lee's either," Sen. Ted Cuz said about the Graham-Cassidy bill at the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival. He'll support the bill depending on "what's in it," Cruz said, calling the Sept. 30 deadline "bogus." Republicans can afford to lose two of their own and pass the bill, and three are already against it — though Rand Paul said today there's a way he could get to "Yes".

Yes, but: There's likely a bit of posturing involved here for Cruz. With the bill in limbo, it's easier to sit on the fence than take a firm stance.

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Why it matters: Many state and local governments have had their budgets devastated by the economic impacts of the coronavirus, which have caused expenses to soar and revenues to plunge.

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Why it matters: President Trump's decision to bypass Congress to sign four executive actions, including one that provides $400 per week in extra unemployment benefits, has prompted outcry from Democrats and even some Republicans who believe he is overstepping his constitutional authority.

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Why it matters: In her resignation letter, Manal Abdel-Samad called change "elusive" and apologized for not delivering more to the country, which had been devastated by a financial crisis and the coronavirus pandemic even before the blast destroyed much of the capital city.