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Good morning ... Rep. Patrick Meehan, talking to the Philadelphia Inquirer about his use of taxpayer dollars to settle a sexual harassment complaint from a former staffer, "denied harassing her, and said any hostility he may have exhibited stemmed from stress around high-pressure votes last year over the Affordable Care Act."

I've been doing this for a long time and have seen ACA politics blamed for a lot of things, but that's a first.

Are you as excited as I am that P.T. Anderson ("Phantom Thread") and Jordan Peele ("Get Out") were both nominated yesterday for Best Director? Let's talk about it.

Or we can talk about health policy, if you'd rather. Either way: baker@axios.com.