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During the global pandemic, unemployment has ballooned in the United States.

Not only do those people need unemployment benefits, which Congress addressed in the relief package created in the Democratically controlled House of Representatives, but many also lost their health insurance with their jobs.

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President Donald Trump's ire for the late Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has been well-documented. On the campaign trail, Trump questioned why the former prisoner of war was described as a war hero and McCain railed against Trump for siding with Russian president Vladimir Putin at a press conference in Helsinki.

Trump's bitterness against McCain reached new debts, however, when McCain famously voted no on Trump's overhaul of the Affordable Care Act. The legislation failed, humiliating Trump.

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The Justice Department filed a brief on Monday announcing that President Donald Trump's administration will no longer defend any part of the Affordable Care Act, the landmark health care law colloquially known as Obamacare.

In the memo sent to the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, DoJ wrote that it "has determined that the district court’s judgment should be affirmed." Justice is referring to a December court case in Texas in which a federal judge ruled the individual mandate along with the rest of the health care law to be unconstitutional. Democrats have appealed the ruling.

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President Donald Trump claimed that Democrats want to "obliterate" the Affordable Care Act (otherwise known as Obamacare) during a freewheeling appearance last night.

"If the Democrats gain power on Tuesday, one of their very first projects will be a socialist takeover of American health care," the president said. "You know what's happening, and your taxes are going to triple, maybe quadruple. You're not going to be happy, I know you well."

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 3: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves a closed-door lunch meeting of GOP Senators at the U.S. Capitol, October 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. An FBI report on current allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is expected by the end of this week, possibly later today. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said on Wednesday that if Republicans maintain control of Congress after the midterms, they will once again attempt to repeal Obamacare.

“If we had the votes to completely start over, we’d do it. But that depends on what happens in a couple weeks," McConnell said. "We’re not satisfied with the way Obamacare is working.”

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Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia returned to a familiar theme in a new campaign ad. In it, Manchin totes a shotgun out to a field and takes aim at something he says will hurt the people of West Virginia.

The target? A lawsuit filed by the Justice Department and a cadre of Republican Attorneys General from 20 states. Among them are Manchin's opponent, West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: President Donald Trump raises a fist after his inauguration as former President Barack Obama applauds on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. In today's inauguration ceremony Donald J. Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Former President Barack Obama revealed on Thursday that he advised President-Elect Donald Trump to "just change the name" of Obamacare and "claim that you made those wonderful changes."

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