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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Joshua Peck, the former Chief Marketing Officer of Healthcare.gov, wrote today that "there should be no doubt" that the Trump administration was at least somewhat successful in its attempt to sabotage Obamacare signups in the final days before the open enrollment deadline.

Peck estimates that Trump's executive order on Obamacare and his administration's moves to slash the Obamacare outreach budget might have prevented 480,000 people from signing up.

Why it matters: It's just an estimate — and admittedly, a biased one — but it shows how much the former Obamacare team believes the Trump administration blew their momentum.

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In photos: D.C. and U.S. states on alert for pre-inauguration violence

National Guard troops stand behind security fencing with the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building behind them, on Jan. 16. Photo: Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

Security has been stepped up in Washington, D.C., and state capitols across the U.S. as authorities brace for potential violence this weekend.

Driving the news: Following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol by some supporters of President Trump, the FBI has said there could be armed protests in D.C. and in all 50 state capitols in the run-up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

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Rep. Lou Correa tests positive for COVID-19

Lou Correa. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) announced on Saturday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Why it matters: Correa is the latest Democratic lawmaker to share his positive test results after last week's deadly Capitol riot. Correa did not shelter in the designated safe zone with his congressional colleagues during the siege, per a spokesperson, instead staying outside to help Capitol Police.

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