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The Republican Study Committee (RSC) outline the major concerns they have with the GOP's new healthcare bill in their latest policy memo. Their main worries?

  • Medicaid expansion: The RSC doubts that Congress will allow a freeze to Medicaid expansion in 2020, as the draft bill suggests, noting that the future reduction "is premised on a future Congress being willing" to let spending cuts go into effect.
  • Tax credit: "Writing checks to individuals to purchase insurance is, in principle, Obamacare," states RNC. Argues that the costs incurred from the new plan may increase the deficit at the same rate as Obamacare.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: The swing states where the pandemic is raging — Pence no longer expected to attend Barrett confirmation vote after COVID exposure.
  2. Health: 13 states set single-day case records last week — U.S. reports over 80,000 new cases for second consecutive day.
  3. Business: Where stimulus is needed most.
  4. Education: The dangerous instability of school re-openings.
  5. World: Restrictions grow across Europe.
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The art and business of political polling

The election is just eight days away, and it’s not just the candidates whose futures are on the line. Political pollsters, four years after wrongly predicting a Hillary Clinton presidency, are viewing it as their own judgment day.

Axios Re:Cap digs into the polls, and what pollsters have changed since 2016, with former FiveThirtyEight writer and current CNN politics analyst Harry Enten.

Twitter launches warnings on election misinformation and delays

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Twitter will start pinning notices to the top of all U.S. Twitter users’ timelines warning that results in next week’s election may be delayed and that they may encounter misinformation on mail-in voting.

Why it matters: Delayed election results are expected across many states that are handling unprecedented amounts of absentee and mailed ballots, which President Trump has baselessly called "very dangerous" and "corrupt."