Apr 25, 2017

Only 37% of Americans want ACA repealed

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Just 37% of Americans want to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, while 61% say it should be kept and improved, per a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Don't blow it up: There's an ongoing lawsuit by House Republicans, which would defund the cost-sharing reductions of ACA, bringing the law's entire framework down. That's probably what Trump is referring to when he says ACA is in "serious trouble," but that'd be a terribly unpopular choice for the GOP as only 13% of Americans want to see the law fail.

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Nikki Haley poaches top conservative from Heritage Action

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Nikki Haley has hired Tim Chapman, the head of Heritage Action, to run her conservative policy group Stand For America, according to two sources with direct knowledge of the hire. Haley and Chapman confirmed the hire, which was first reported by RealClearPolitics' Philip Wegmann.

Why it matters: Chapman is among the most influential conservative policy leaders in the country. His hire is Haley's highest-profile outside recruitment since leaving her job as UN ambassador under President Trump.

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Trump has declared war on sanctuary cities

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Armed with subpoenas, lawsuits and immigration SWAT teams, the Trump administration has declared war on sanctuary cities.

The big picture: President Trump and his administration have used every available tool to try to crack down on local governments that refuse to hold immigrants in criminal custody, block immigration agents from working in county jails or deny federal authorities access to immigrants' records.