House Speaker Paul Ryan speaking on Capitol Hill. Photo: Andrew Harnik / AP

Paul Ryan and the White House have told Senate Republicans they won't support a bipartisan plan to make urgent fixes to the Affordable Care Act, Politico reports. Instead, they're all in on the McConnell-endorsed Graham-Cassidy bill, a last-ditch effort to repeal the ACA by a Sept. 30 deadline.

What they're saying: Politico cites some Republicans who said the talks between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) won't offer enough for conservatives and are unlikely to produce legislation that can pass. Meanwhile, a senior WH official told Politico that "there was never much interest in the Murray-Alexander talks" anyway.

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Senate advances Amy Coney Barrett nomination, setting up final confirmation vote

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The Senate voted 51-48 on Sunday to advance the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, setting up a final confirmation vote for Monday.

Why it matters: It's now virtually inevitable that the Senate will vote to confirm President Trump's third Supreme Court nominee before the election, which is just nine days away.

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Wall Street is living up to its bad reputation

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Recent headlines will have you convinced that Wall Street is hell-bent on living up to all of its stereotypes.

Driving the news: Goldman Sachs is the biggest and the boldest, paying more than $5 billion in fines in the wake of the 1MDB scandal, in which billions were stolen from the people of Malaysia.