Good morning. This is the last edition of Vitals until Jan. 6, meaning we all get a much-needed break.
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Situational awareness: Democrats on last night's debate stage didn't use this week's news on the court case threatening the Affordable Care Act to hammer home the same arguments that won them the House last year, to some strategists' dismay.
Today's word count is 638, or a 2-minute read.