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The health care debate is exposing a perhaps irreconcilable divide among Republican voters, which the New York Times has illustrated this morning. There are the those who philosophically believe the government should be less involved in people's health care, and those who rely on Obamacare's expansion of government assistance to low-income insurance customers.

The NYT talked to Sen. Bill Cassidy, who has been active in the debate over how to move forward from Obamacare. Here's his assessment of the GOP's current challenge:

"The folks who Hillary Clinton called the 'deplorables' are actually those who want better coverage, who we'd be hurting if we don't change this bill," Mr. Cassidy said, noting that [President] Trump promised "he'd give them better care."

Cassidy says now is the time for pragmatism, rather than ideology.

There's a widespread recognition that the federal government, Congress, has created the right for every American to have health care

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Trump's outdoor New Hampshire rally postponed due to weather

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President Trump's outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H., slated to take place on Saturday, was postponed on Friday due to weather from Tropical Storm Fay, a senior White House official confirmed to Axios.

The state of play: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Air Force One that the event would take place in "a week or two" instead. The outdoor rally — which had encouraged the use of face masks — was scheduled after sparse attendance at Trump's indoor comeback to the campaign trail in Tulsa.

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Biden's big economic plan plays it down the middle for Democrats

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Joe Biden yesterday laid out the broad strokes of his economic policy platform, which seemingly is designed to not freak out centrists and not piss off progressives.

Why it matters: Biden has a better-than-even shot of becoming the next president, which means his tax plans could become everyone's tax bills.