The Atlantic Daily: Scaramuccian Rant and Skinny Repeal

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What We’re Following

Clock’s Ticking: Senate Republicans are down to the last hours of their reconciliation process after failing to pass a wide-reaching repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Now, they’re considering Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s “skinny repeal” proposal, which—though the details aren’t public yet—is expected to walk back limited parts of Obama’s signature legislation. The CBO released an approximate score of that bill, and continues to project a substantial increase in the number of uninsured people. It’s not very popular among Republican senators, but many—for contradictory reasons—might still vote yes tonight.

West Wing Infighting: White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, of leaking information in a rambling, often angry CNN interview following a confusing and