AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

At a meeting with Democrats on Capitol Hill, President Obama said they shouldn't try to save the Republicans from the damage of repealing Obamacare by helping them pass a replacement, CNN reports.

What it means: Obama has been more conciliatory to President-elect Trump than most Democrats -- but this is one area where he's not willing to concede at all. He's sounding the same hard line as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schemer, who has already warned that Democrats won't give the Republicans an ounce of help on repealing Obamacare.

Yes, but: That doesn't mean all of the red-state Democrats will listen. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia made a point of not showing up for the meeting, tweeting: "In good conscience I can't attend the meeting w/ the President today. We must find bipartisan way 2 fix #ACA."

Go deeper

What China's uneven recovery means for the U.S.

China and much of Southeast Asia look to be bouncing back strongly from the coronavirus pandemic as stock markets and much of the country's economic data are returning to pre-pandemic levels.

What's happening: "Our tracking points to a clear V-shaped recovery in China," economists at the Institute of International Finance said in a note to clients Tuesday, predicting the country's second-quarter growth will rise above 2% after its worst quarter on record in Q1.

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized in June after fall

Chief Justice John Roberts overseeing the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. Photo: Senate Television via Getty Images

Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized overnight after a fall on June 21, a Supreme Court spokesperson confirmed to the Washington Post on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Speculation regarding justices' health — given their lifetime appointments — always runs rampant, and this incident may have not been made public if the Post hadn't "received a tip."

Congress vs. tech's gang of four

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

The CEOs of tech's four leading giants will defend their industry's growing concentration of power from critics on both right and left who view them as monopolists when they testify, most likely virtually, before Congress on July 27.

Why it matters: The joint appearance by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Apple's Tim Cook, Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Google's Sundar Pichai will mark a historic collision between the leaders of an industry that has changed the world and political leaders who believe those changes have harmed democracy and individual rights.