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Evan Vucci / AP

The WSJ editorial board is pretty upset about the failure of Trumpcare, and they're naming names:

  • "The critics assailed the bill as "ObamaCare Lite," but the result of their rule-or-ruin strategy will now be the ObamaCare status quo..."
  • "...Mark Meadows (North Carolina), Jim Jordan (Ohio), Louie Gohmert (Texas) and the rest own all of its problems... The grand prize for cynicism goes to Senator Rand Paul..."
  • "Legislative compromises don't help Heritage Action raise money for its perpetual outrage machine. ... Heritage was joined in opposition by the Club for Growth and the Koch brothers' political machinery..."
  • "In business Mr. Trump liked to 'get even.' He's got some scores to settle with the Freedom Caucus."

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Mike Allen, author of AM
17 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Why Trump may still fire Barr

Photo: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Attorney General Barr may be fired or resign, as President Trump seethes about Barr's statement this week that no widespread voter fraud has been found.

Behind the scenes: A source familiar with the president's thinking tells Axios that Trump remains frustrated with what he sees as the lack of a vigorous investigation into his election conspiracy theories.

Mike Allen, author of AM
17 mins ago - World

Scoop: Trump's spy chief plans dire China warning

Xi Jinping reviews troops during a military parade in Beijing last year. Photo: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe on Thursday will publicly warn that China's threat to the U.S. is a defining issue of our time, a senior administration official tells Axios.

Why it matters: It's exceedingly rare for the head of the U.S. intelligence community to make public accusations about a rival power.

Ina Fried, author of Login
37 mins ago - Technology

Tech's race problem is all about power

Illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios

As problematic as the tech industry's diversity statistics are, activists say the focus on those numbers overlooks a more fundamental problem — one less about numbers than about power.

What they're saying: In tech, they argue, decision-making power remains largely concentrated in the hands of white men. The result is an industry whose products and working conditions belie the industry rhetoric about changing the world for the better.

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