Apr 5, 2017

Two hours later, Trumpcare is still unresolved

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House Republicans emerged from two hours of talks with Vice President Mike Pence tonight without much to show for it — but nobody was ready to kill off the Trumpcare revival, either. Instead, they're going to meet again tomorrow, perhaps with legislative text, which they didn't review at this meeting. "There were no agreements tonight," Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows said after the meeting.

What they talked about: They spent most of the time discussing what to do about the Obamacare insurance regulations, which are the biggest sticking point. The group mostly agreed on the need to beef up money for high-risk pools to cover people with pre-existing conditions, according to Republican Study Committee chairman Mark Walker.

Who was there: Pence, Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady, Energy and Commerce Committee chairman Greg Walden, Budget Committee chairwoman Diane Black, and Freedom Caucus and RSC members,

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Big video game conference delayed amid coronavirus concerns

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Next month's Game Developers Conference in San Francisco became the latest tech event to be cancelled or postponed amid growing concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The big picture: A growing number of events are being scrapped, including Mobile World Congress and Facebook's F8 developer conference. Some, like the giant SXSW event in Austin, insist they are moving forward.