The Idaho State Capitol in Boise. Photo: Education Images/UIG via Getty Images

Brad Little’s victory last night in Idaho’s GOP gubernatorial primary is good news for efforts to expand Medicaid the state. Advocates have gathered enough signatures to get the expansion on the ballot in November, but Little’s leading opponent, Rep. Raul Labrador, had said he might block the expansion even if voters approve it.

What he‘s saying: “The legislature will appropriate the money and the governor will have to figure out how to make it work. But if it’s the will of the people, it’ll be state law,” Little, currently the state‘s lieutenant governor, said during a debate last month, according to Spokane, Washington's Spokesman-Review.

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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.

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