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President Trump at Arlington National Cemetary. Photo: Yuri Gripas-Pool/Getty Images

While speaking to reporters at Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday, President Trump called the latest ruling on the Affordable Care Act by United States Judge Reed O'Connor in Texas, reversing the health care act, a "big, big victory," and said a new health care policy will be discussed with the Democrats if the Supreme Court upholds the ruling.

"We'll be sitting down with the Democrats and we will get great health care for our people, that's a repeal and replace, handled a bit differently"
— President Trump on the Texas ruling

The big picture: The ruling reversing the Affordable Care Act in Texas puts former President Barack Obama's signature legislation in real jeopardy.

This could end in the Affordable Care Act being completely wiped out, Axios' David Nather explains. "There’s no guarantee that a more conservative Supreme Court won’t just let the law die."

Details: The ruling broadly struck down everything related to the ACA, including the individual mandate, expansion of Medicaid, young adults remaining on their parents plants and pre-existing condition coverage.

The bottom line: The ruling will be appealed and there is no injunction shutting the law down right now and there is no impact on coverage immediately or for 2019. But the Affordable Care Act is in real danger.

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The big picture: President Donald Trump's military and civil space policies are well-documented, but Biden's record and views on space are less clear.

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Bipartisan group of senators unveils $908 billion COVID stimulus proposal

Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) in the Capitol in 2018. Photo: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

A bipartisan group of senators on Tuesday proposed a $908 billion coronavirus stimulus package, in one of the few concrete steps toward COVID relief made by Congress in several months.

Why it matters: Recent data shows that the economic recovery is floundering as coronavirus cases surge and hospitals threaten to be overwhelmed heading into what is likely to be a grim winter.

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