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After a meeting with several GOP House lawmakers, including members of the Republican Study Committee, President Trump said "every single person in this room is now a yes" on the House health care bill.

Amendments to be added, per a source with direct knowledge:

  • Option for states to receive a Medicaid block grant
  • Option for Medicaid work requirements for able-bodied people
  • Prevention of non-expansion states from expanding Medicaid during the expansion phaseout

Trump said he himself is "100%" behind the bill.

Two sources with direct knowledge of the meeting said every person in the bill committed to vote for the bill after the White House, leadership and the RSC agreed on amendments.

Members present, per a pool report:

  • Robert Aderholt
  • Andy Barr
  • Jim Banks
  • Marsha Blackburn
  • Blake Farenthold
  • Mia Love
  • Barry Loudermilk
  • Patrick McHenry
  • Gary Palmer
  • John Ratcliffe
  • Steve Scalise
  • Mark Walker
  • Bruce Westerman

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Politics: Americans feel Trump's sickness makes him harder to trustFlorida breaks record for in-person early voting.
  2. Health: The next wave is gaining steam.
  3. Education: Schools haven't become hotspots.
  4. World: Ireland moving back into lockdown — Argentina becomes 5th country to report 1 million infections.

Meadows confirms Trump's tweets "declassifying" Russia documents were false

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows confirmed in court on Tuesday that President Trump's tweets authorizing the disclosure of documents related to the Russia investigation and Hillary Clinton's emails "were not self-executing declassification orders," after a federal judge demanded that Trump be asked about his intentions.

Why it matters: BuzzFeed News reporter Jason Leopold cited the tweets in an emergency motion seeking to gain access to special counsel Robert Mueller's unredacted report as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. This is the first time Trump himself has indicated, according to Meadows, that his tweets are not official directives.

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China embraces hostage diplomacy

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The Chinese government is threatening to detain foreign citizens unless their home governments do what Beijing demands. In some cases, China has already made good on those threats.

The big picture: This marks a potential evolution of China's "wolf warrior diplomacy" to outright rogue state behavior, putting it in the company of countries like North Korea and Iran, which have also engaged in hostage diplomacy.

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