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The number of Americans without health insurance hasn't changed under the Trump administration, according to new Census Bureau figures released today. Almost 29 million people, or about 9% of the population, were uninsured last year, roughly the same as in 2016.

Between the lines: The Trump administration has made several moves to chip away at the Affordable Care Act. But many of those policies weren't in place last year and are more likely to muddy the ACA's coverage expansion than to blow it up entirely. The biggest threat to overall coverage levels may come from Medicaid work requirements, a push that's still in its early stages.

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Mike Allen, author of AM
24 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Trump-Biden venom on display during final debate

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Joe Biden twice referred to President Trump as "this guy," and Trump called the former vice president's family "like a vacuum cleaner" for foreign money.

Why it matters: The personal venom — during Thursday's final presidential debate, in Nashville — was a reminder that even during a more normal debate, nothing this year is normal.

Dave Lawler, author of World
2 hours ago - World

Special report: Trump's hopes of nuclear deal with Putin come down to the wire

Illustration: Lazaro Gamio/Axios

A surprise offer from Vladimir Putin has the U.S. and Russia once again circling a potential pre-election nuclear deal.

The big picture: The last treaty constraining the U.S. and Russia, New START, is due to expire on Feb. 5, 2021, two weeks after the next U.S. presidential inauguration. For the first time since the height of the Cold War, the nuclear guardrails could come off.

The cliffhanger could be ... Georgia

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

It hasn't backed a Democrat for president since 1992, but Georgia's changing demographics may prove pivotal this year — not only to Trump v. Biden, but also to whether Democrats take control of the Senate.

Why it matters: If the fate of the Senate did hinge on Georgia, it might be January before we know the outcome. Meanwhile, voters' understanding of this power in the final days of the election could juice turnout enough to impact presidential results.