Friday's Morning Email: Trump's Ultimatum: Pass Health Bill Or Obamacare Stays

The House is expected to vote today.


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DONALD TRUMP DEMANDS VOTE ON HEALTH CARE BILL TODAY”The Trump White House is done negotiating over repealing and replacing Obamacare, senior officials said Thursday night, and Republicans are moving ahead with a vote on their bill Friday, even though they seem to lack enough support for passage and recalcitrant conservatives and moderates continued talking.” Trump has told his staff that if the bill fails, Obamacare will stay and he’ll move onto other legislating priorities. [HuffPost]

SCHUMER: DEMOCRATS TO FILIBUSTER NEIL GORSUCH Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats would insist Trump’s Supreme Court nominee received 60 votes to be confirmed. Here’s how that plan could backfire. [HuffPost]

SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER BOMB THREATS An FBI spokeswoman said authorities believe the 19-year-old U.S.-Israeli citizen, who currently lives in Israel, made the majority of the 120 or so threats to Jewish institutions in the U.S. [HuffPost]

ONE LITTLE GIRL FROM BALTIMORE BEAT THE DEADLIEST FORM OF TUBERCULOSIS A reminder on World TB Day that drug-resistant forms of the top infectious killer know no boundaries. [HuffPost]

BRAZEN KILLING OF PUTIN CRITIC FOLLOWS SUSPICIOUS INJURIES OF RUSSIAN WHISTLEBLOWER’S LAWYER A prominent  critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin was gunned down in broad daylight in Kiev. And the lawyer of the family of a now-deceased whistleblower fell several stories on the day before he was expected to appear in court. [HuffPost]

AMERICAN TOURIST, LONDON TEACHER AMONG U.K. TERROR ATTACK VICTIMS 40 more were injured in the attack. The suspect in the attack has been identified as Khalid Masood. [HuffPost]

TRUMP’S MILITARY BUILD-UP ‘PROMISES LITTLE FOR THE WORKING GRUNTS’ David Wood reports on how the big money appears to be going to the fancy weapons, while the troops carry old rifles. [HuffPost]

TILLERSON ORDERS EMBASSIES TO IDENTIFY POPULATION GROUPS FOR FURTHER SCREENING U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also called for a “mandatory social media check” for all applicants who have ever visited a territory controlled by the Islamic State. [Reuters]



WHITE AMERICANS ARE DYING IN HIGHER NUMBERS FROM A SURGE IN ‘DEPTHS OF DESPAIR’ “This is a story of the collapse of the white working class.” [HuffPost]

JUST A PHOTO OF TRUMP IN A TRUCK You’re welcome. [HuffPost]

‘SILICON VALLEY WOULD RATHER CURE DEATH THAN MAKE LIFE WORTH LIVING’ “What would it mean to design against despair or isolation or loneliness?’” [Wired]

A CLOUD THAT RAINS TEQUILA EXISTS Did someone say taco night? [HuffPost]

AMY SCHUMER HAS BOWED OUT OF THE ‘BARBIE’ MOVIE We are in mourning for the reimagining of absurd beauty standards that could have been. [Variety]

DISNEY’S GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS And contemplating adding songs into the live-action “Mulan” remake. [HuffPost


~ Here’s a room full of men deciding women’s health care issues.

~ This mother and daughter died in separate accidents, 30 minutes apart.

~ Meet the couple who is pregnant at the same time and due three weeks apart.

~ Rick Perry, who in case you forgot is the Secretary of Energy, took the time to write an op-ed arguing the student body election of his alma mater, Texas A&M, was rigged.

~ Breaking down the sound effects that have taken over movie trailers.

~ Sia made an appearance without her wig!

~ Are Sen. Cory Booker and Mindy Kaling going on a date?

~ Ryan Gosling explains why he started laughing during the infamous Oscars Best Picture mix-up.

~ Say goodbye to Virgin America flights.

~ Meet the wild parrots who spend their days getting high on opium.

~ The International Cloud Atlas (yes, apparently that’s a thing) has recognized 11 new types of clouds.

~ And tune into a Harvard panel on the future of marijuana moderated by D.C. Bureau Chief Ryan Grim at 12:30 EST on the HuffPost Politics Facebook page.