Obamacare replacement may pass the House today
By Lauren Weber
Thursday, May 4
HOUSE TO VOTE ON HEALTH CARE PLAN TODAY GOP leaders say they are confident they have enough support to pass a health care overhaul after flipping five members’ votes. Take a look at the HuffPost whip count. As for what’s in this effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, there still isn’t an official Congressional Budget Office review. Here’s what Republicans changed to get those five votes and why preexisting conditions became such a lynchpin. And check out what passing health care reform would mean for the GOP and President Donald Trump.
PRINCE PHILIP, 95, STEPPING DOWN FROM ROYAL DUTIES The husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will cease accepting public engagements this fall. The 91-year-old queen, the world’s longest-reigning living monarch, will continue to to carry out her full program of engagements. Prior to the announcement, the queen summoned her entire staff to Buckingham Palace to announce the news, and Twitter melted down in speculation.
A LOOK AT STEVE BANNON’S TO DO LIST From a Twitter photo that shows the White House chief strategist’s whiteboard of goals.
‘IS CHINA THE WORLD’S NEW COLONIAL POWER?’ “The rising superpower has built up enormous holdings in poor, resource-rich African countries — but its business partners there aren’t always thrilled.” [NYT]
PUERTO RICO FILES FOR LARGEST EVER U.S. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BANKRUPTCY Dwarfing Detroit’s.
THESE 8 JOURNALISTS ARE IN PRISON IN TURKEY FOR DOING THEIR JOBS Here are their stories.
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THE GENDER GAP IS ONLY GETTING WORSE For women coming straight out of college.
‘TIM TEBOW BELIEVES. DO YOU?’ “No, Tebow will probably not make the majors. But here he is anyway, back in the batting cage, chasing another childhood dream.” [Sports Illustrated]
SAY GOODBYE TO WHATEVER AIRLINE COMFORT WAS LEFT American Airlines announced plans to cut economy legroom by two inches.
IN THIS DREAM JOB You get paid to go around the country drinking cans of wine. If The Morning Email stops coming, you know what happened. [Brit + Co]
BRAD PITT TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS DRINKING In his first interview after splitting from Angelina Jolie, he reveals what his life looks like.
Trump: Middle East peace “not as difficult as people have thought.”
In his latest Senate testimony, FBI Director James Comey said the idea that he swayed the election makes him “mildly nauseous.”
Be careful to avoid the “Google Docs” phishing scam, and here’s what to do if you accidentally click on it.
Colbert says he has no regrets about anti-Trump rant that led to #FireColbert.
How these folks turned their passions into side hustles.
Schools are starting to ban those “fidget spinners.”
Why Americans put so much weight on a smile.
Did you know you can backspace in the iPhone calculator app? Because we definitely did not.
You won’t believe how many plastic bags American families use in a year.
Breaking down what caused J. Crew’s steep decline.
The Catch-22 of public school uniforms.
The six things this widow wants you to know.
Starbucks is getting the anti-Trump cold shoulder down in Mexico.
Mark Zuckerberg is sitting down with Democrats who voted for Trump. If that doesn’t scream “he’s running in 2020,” we don’t know what does.
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