Wednesday's Morning Email: Senate Republicans Just Threw An Obamacare Bombshell Into The Tax Debate

Here's what it means for the legislation going forward.


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SENATE REPUBLICANS JUST THREW AN OBAMACARE BOMBSHELL INTO THE TAX DEBATE “Republicans in the U.S. Senate want to gut Obamacare in the latest draft of tax reform legislation they released late Tuesday. The new version of the tax bill repeals the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that all Americans either purchase health insurance or pay a penalty.” Jonathan Cohn breaks down what exactly that means. [HuffPost] [Tweet Share on Facebook]

ZIMBABWE’S MILITARY SEIZES POWER AND HOLDS PRESIDENT MUGABE Amid rumors of a coupHere’s the statement the military issued on TV after seizing power. [Reuters]

THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE HAS PULLED ITS FUNDING FOR ROY MOORE Following the National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraising arm, which pulled out last week. Even Sean Hannity is now calling for Roy Moore to quit, after more advertisers dropped his Fox News show for his defense of the GOP candidate. A robocall in Alabama​ is attempting to impersonate a Washington Post reporter in order to discredit the allegations against Moore. And GOP senators are in a bit of a bind when asked why they believe Moore’s accusers, but not Trump’s. [HuffPost]

FOUR DEAD AFTER SHOOTING AT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL At least 10 other people were wounded, including two students, after a gunman opened fire at multiple locations in a small Northern California community. In the aftermath, Twitter was quick to point out that Trump tweeted his condolences for the wrong mass shooting. [HuffPost]

SENATOR: I USED TO AVOID ELEVATORS AS AN INTERN TO AVOID SEXUAL HARASSMENT “Because elevators were when you were captured,” Sen. Claire McCaskill said. Here’s what the Hill is doing on top of mandating sexual harassment training after Rep. Jackie Speier said at least two members of Congress are sexual harassers. [HuffPost]

AUSTRALIAN SURVEY SAYS YES TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE Bringing the country one step closer to equality. Celebrities chimed in with excitement over the news. [HuffPost]


PSYCHOLOGISTS BREAK DOWN HOW TO SURVIVE THANKSGIVING DINNER When your kitchen becomes a “living microcosm of your deepest insecurities.” [HuffPost

NEW YORK CITY ACCIDENTALLY INVALIDATED $26 MILLION IN PARKING TICKETS Well isn’t that a lucky day for a lot of New Yorkers. [HuffPost]

PRINCE HARRY WANTS TO GET RID OF THE ‘STIGMA AND SCARE STORIES’ When it comes to mental health. [HuffPost]

IN CASE YOU NEEDED NIGHTMARES This prehistoric shark is here for you. [HuffPost]

JORDIN SPARKS HAS NOT ONE, BUT TWO, BIG ANNOUNCEMENTS She got secretly married to Dana Isaiah (while she was wearing a flamingo float no less) AND they’re expecting. [HuffPost]

YOU WANT TO BE AMAZED BY RESILIENCE? Look at photos of preemies then and now. [HuffPost]