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It's going to be a quickie today. There really is little in the Capitol and political news today. All eyes are on Washington's health care discussion.

Comstock's has a great profile of the new California Democratic Party secretary Jenny Bach.

We have a cap-and-trade extension, and the infighting among the California GOP over the law continues.

#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to Eric Stein and Seth Stodder!

 

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With Pence Breaking A Tie, Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Obamacare Repeal Bill
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U.S. Senate votes on key motion to begin debate on Obamacare repeal legislation.

Highlights: Trump Holds Press Conference After Senate Health Care Vote - Politico
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"Now we move forward towards truly great health care for the American people," President Donald Trump said. | Tasos Katopodis/AFP/Getty Images

Health Care Showdown: Senate Health Care Vote: Where the Debate Left Off and What to Watch
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The legislative showdown will continue Wednesday as the Senate considers various measures to replace the health law.

Bay Area political events: health care march, phone bank
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Bay Area political events: health care march, phone bank Political events in the Bay Area Health care march: “Our Lives on the Line,” a nationwide protest against Republican health care plans. In Walnut Creek, a rally will begin at 1 p.m. with a short march at 2:30 p.m. Participants to meet at the corner of Mount Diablo Boulevard and Main Street. Indivisible: A meeting, hosted by Indivisible East Bay, focused on the 2018 elections and local politics, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Oakland Main Library Auditorium, 125 14th St. For information: https://indivisibleeb.org/upcoming-events The Legend of Starlite, a film about the struggles of a historic, black-owned LGBT club, at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Cathedral, 1100 California St., San Francisco. Rep. Ro Khanna, D-San Jose, will host a town hall at 4 p.m. at the Sunnyvale Community Center, Orchard Pavilion, 550 E. Remington Drive, Sunnyvale. Nuclear weapons march: A rally and march to commemorate the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and to call for nonviolent action. Join the Lamorinda Democratic Club for political trivia from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, 3491 Mount Diablo Blvd, Lafayette.

Pence casts tie-breaking vote to open debate on GOP health-care bill

Vice President Mike Pence voted to open debate on the Senate Republicans' health-care bill, after 50 senators voted for it and 50 against it on July 25.

Trump Celebrates Senate’s Step Forward On Health Care - Politico
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The motion to proceed passed 51-50, with two Republicans joining all the Democrats in opposing the bill, requiring Vice President Mike Pence to cast the tie-breaking vote.

California Farmer Duarte Seeks Dismissal Of U.S. Clean Water Case | The Sacramento Bee
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By Dale Kasler and Ryan Sabalow

Trump: Senators voting against GOP health-care bill will â

During a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, July 25, President Trump said senators voting against a Republican bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act will “have a lot of problems.”

John Mccain's Senate Floor Speech After Key Health Care Vote - Politico
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Senate Narrowly Votes To Open Debate On Repealing Obamacare - San Francisco Chronicle
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Senate minority leader Charles Schumer speaks to reporters following a procedural vote on the GOP health care bill on July 25, 2017.

Kennedy Quietly Reversed Illinois Tax Break Request - Politico
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Kennedy then quietly withdrew his appeal request, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO, seven days after a story surfaced that was critical of property tax reductions won by his chief primary opponent, billionaire J.B. Pritzker.

McCain Returns to Washington to Cast a Vote to Help the President Who Derided Him
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Senator John McCain ambled into the Senate chamber less than two weeks after brain surgery to help put a health care bill over the line.

Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Climate Change Legislation To Extend California's Cap-and-trade Program
Chris Megerian @
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday to extend California's cap-and-trade program, solidifying the state's battle against glo...

At Ohio campaign rally, Trump offers an â

The president touts his work on health care, tax reform and immigration, and vows that factory jobs will come back.

Paying The Price For The Healthcare Fiasco :: Fox&hounds
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Poll: Voters Say Mueller Ouster Would Be Inappropriate - Politico
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"Forty-eight percent of voters say it would be inappropriate for President Trump to fire Robert Mueller," said Morning Consult Co-founder and Chief Research Officer Kyle Dropp. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

McConnell 'pleased' motion to proceed to debate on health care passed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-Ky.) announced the passage of the vote to proceed to debate on the GOP's health-care bill on July 25 as "the first step" toward repealing Obamacare.

Playback: Senate Republicans Drop The Sequel 'health Care Bill Vs. Predator' - Politico
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California Secession Campaign Can Start Gathering Signatures | The Sacramento Bee
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A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.

Graphic: How Republican Senators Voted On Health Care
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By Tyler Fisher, Sarah Frostenson and Jon McClure | 07/25/17 04:40 PM EDT