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Scott Clause / The Daily Advertiser via AP

Well, that didn't take long. Two days after Republicans in the Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees voted to repeal and replace Obamacare, they're now being targeted by social media ads accusing them of doing things like voting to "strip away health care" from their constituents.

Save My Care, a grassroots coalition of health care advocates, is launching the five-figure ad buy, which will run the ads on social media and encourage voters to demand their representatives change their position before the bill reaches the House floor.

Who's being targeted: 13 members of the two committees.

  • Chris Collins of New York
  • Ryan Costello of Pennsylvania
  • Carlos Curbelo of Florida
  • Leonard Lance of New Jersey
  • Pat Meehan of Pennsylvania
  • Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania
  • Erik Paulsen of Minnesota
  • Dave Reichert of Washington
  • Jim Renacci of Ohio
  • Pete Roskam of Illinois
  • Pat Tiberi of Ohio
  • Tim Walberg of Minnesota
  • Mimi Walters of California

Many are the same members who have already been targeted in town halls, and all are from purple or blue states. The ads look like this:

Similar social media ads will appear in all the targeted districts.

This is just the beginning. Expect much, much more like this to come. Health care policy is painful. And recess is coming, meaning more brutal town halls.

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"Atmospheric river" swings Northern California from drought to flood

Satellite view of the bomb cyclone swirling off the coast of the Pacific Northwest and the atmospheric river affecting California on Oct. 24. Photo: CIRA/RAMMB

A series of powerful "atmospheric river" storms are delivering historic amounts of rainfall across parts of drought-stricken California and the Pacific Northwest.

Why it matters: The atmospheric river, packing large amounts of moisture, was causing Northern California to whiplash from drought to flood, as it slowly moved south overnight. It's triggered widespread power outages, flooding and mudslides.

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U.S. threatens to cut aid to Sudan after military takeover

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok during a 2020 news conference in Khartoum, Sudan. Photo: Mahmoud Hjaj/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Sudan's civilian Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok was put under house arrest and several other ministers were detained Monday in what appears to be a military coup in the country, per local reports.

The latest: The head of the military faction of the Sudanese government, Gen. Abdul Fattah al-Burhan, said in a statement that he is announcing a state of emergency, suspending several parts of the interim constitution and dissolving the civilian government and interim sovereignty council — the highest governing body in the country.

Facebook's pivotal week

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

They're battening down the hatches at Facebook headquarters this week as the company faces a trifecta of tumult: a continuing wave of negative press coverage fueled by document leaks, a critical earnings report Monday and a reported name change looming.

The big picture: All this is unfolding as Mark Zuckerberg tries to transform Facebook from a social network into the prime mover behind a new "metaverse" of VR- and AR-driven remote work and play.

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