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Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Tuesday that President Trump is "not going to own the failure of Obamacare... [that] rests solely on the shoulders of Democrats." She also assured reporters that the health care effort will continue, "This is not a game-over situation." Other highlights from her off-camera briefing:

  • On death of Senate health bill: "The only thing that's dead is Obamacare." She later added that the ACA "is already going over the cliff and doesn't need a push by the president."
  • Would Trump sign a repeal-only bill? "We're certainly open to considering all options." Earlier, Trump said he wants to "let Obamacare fail."
  • Who is paying for Trump's lawyers? "I'm not sure what the structure is for that."
  • Will Trump personally push Congress to lift the debt ceiling? "We'll make those decisions as we get closer."

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Opposition leader Leopoldo López flees Venezuela

Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo López outside the Spanish embassy in Caracas, in 2019. Photo: Juan Barreto/AFP via Getty Images

Leopoldo López, a former political prisoner and prominent Venezuelan opposition leader, has left the country, his Popular Will party confirmed in a statement Saturday.

Why it matters: He's been an influential force in the push to oust President Nicolás Maduro's regime and a mentor to opposition leader Juan Guaidó. He'd been in the Spanish ambassador's Caracas residence since escaping house arrest in April 2019 following a failed military uprising.

Obama: The rest of us have to live with the consequences of what Trump's done

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Campaigning for Joe Biden at a car rally in Miami on Saturday, Barack Obama railed against President Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying "the rest of us have to live with the consequences of what he's done."

Driving the news: With less than two weeks before the election, the Biden campaign is drawing on the former president's popularity with Democrats to drive turnout and motivate voters.