Jan 25, 2017

Get ready for lots of Obamacare talk at GOP retreat

Can't decide how to repeal and replace Obamacare? Not to worry! That's what the Republican retreat is for. They'll be in Philadelphia today through Friday, and House Speaker Paul Ryan has already said there will be lots of Obamacare talk as GOP leaders try to get their members on the same page, or something close to it. Caitlin Owens will be there [follow her on Twitter], and if there are actual decisions, she'll tell us.

Meantime, House and Senate GOP leaders met Tuesday to get their own act together pre-retreat, and Senate HELP Committee chairman Lamar Alexander said Republicans are "accelerating the replacement part of the package." Read Caitlin's story about the meeting. While in Philadelphia, they'll be treated to a barrage of scolding digital ads from the pro-Obamacare group Save Your Care, plus a protest on Thursday.

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In photos: Protesters clash with police nationwide over George Floyd

Police officers grapple with protesters in Atlanta. Photo: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images

Police used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray as the protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd spread nationwide on Friday evening.

The big picture: Police responded in force in cities ranging from Atlanta to Des Moines, Houston to Detroit, Milwaukee to D.C. and Denver to Louisville. In Los Angeles, police declared a stretch of downtown off limits, with Oakland issuing a similar warning.

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Supreme Court sides with California on coronavirus worship service rules

The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the court's liberal justices, to reject a challenge to California's pandemic restrictions on worship services.

Why it matters: This is a setback for those seeking to speed the reopening of houses of worship, including President Trump.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,923,432— Total deaths: 364,836 — Total recoveries — 2,493,434Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 1,745,930 — Total deaths: 102,808 — Total recoveries: 406,446 — Total tested: 16,099,515Map.
  3. Public health: Hydroxychloroquine prescription fills exploded in March —How the U.S. might distribute a vaccine.
  4. 2020: North Carolina asks RNC if convention will honor Trump's wish for no masks or social distancing.
  5. Business: Fed chair Powell says coronavirus is "great increaser" of income inequality.
  6. 1 sports thing: NCAA outlines plan to get athletes back to campus.