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Senate Republicans are actively discussing whether to repeal the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate in their tax bill. Sens Rob Portman and Pat Toomey presented on the issue during today's caucus lunch, after Toomey and Sen. John Thune made the pitch in meeting of Finance Committee members last night.

Sen Rand Paul also announced today he plans to introduce an amendment repealing the mandate. In an interview, Sen Tim Scott said there's probably strong member support for repeal, potentially even among all 14 GOP members of Finance, and confirmed that the policy was discussed at last night's Finance meeting.

Be smart: Of course there's strong member support to repeal the mandate. The question is whether there are 50 votes to include it in the tax bill.

— This post has been updated.

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Opposition leader Leopoldo López flees Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas, in 2019. Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images

Leopoldo López, a former political prisoner and prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, has left the country, his Popular Will party confirmed in a statement Saturday.

Why it matters: He's been an influential force in the push to oust President Nicolás Maduro's regime and a mentor to opposition leader Juan Guaidó. He'd been in the Spanish ambassador's Caracas residence since escaping house arrest in April 2019 following a failed military uprising.

Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.