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GOP Vows Swift Obamacare Repeal, Ayotte (R-NH) Concedes Last Senate Race and More You Missed in Politics Today

by Countable | 11.9.16

It’s difficult to stay up-to-date on what’s happening in this country and to break through the clutter, so we’re here to make it easier. Here’s what we at Countable are reading today:

1. "McConnell says GOP will quickly repeal Obamacare"

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Wednesday that he will work with the GOP House and incoming President Donald Trump to repeal the Affordable Care Act early next year. "It's pretty high on our agenda as you know," McConnell said. "I would be shocked if we didn't move forward and keep our commitment to the American people."

Read more at Politico.

2. Republican Ayotte Concedes Final Senate Race for Election Night

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) conceded her reelection race to Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) on Wednesday evening, the AP reported, after a incredibly close race that came down to just hundreds of votes. Ayotte is one of only two incumbent senators to lose their seat during the 2016 elections, after Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) lost to Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The Senate next year will stand at 51 seats for Republicans and 48 for Democrats. The only outstanding race is in Louisiana, which holds an all-party primary on Election Day, but won’t hold the general election until Dec. 10. Republicans are likely to win that seat, but the second-place finisher on Tuesday was a Democrat, giving them a chance at an upset.

Read more at Countable.

3. "Clinton, Obama urge disappointed backers to reconcile themselves to Trump’s win"

Hillary Clinton conceded the race to Trump officially in a speech on Wednesday, urging supporters to give Trump "a chance to lead," but not give up the fight on their own issues. Clinton was followed not long later by President Obama, who spoke from the White House, encouraging Democrats to accept “Trump’s victory and support his transition into power, as Democrats prepare to hand over control of the White House for the first time in eight years.”

Read more at the Washington Post.

4. "Top 5 promises Donald Trump's voters expect him to deliver on"

Trump made five major promises to voters that his supporters will expect him to deliver on once he takes office nextthis year. That includes: building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, arresting or at least investigating Clinton, temporarily banning Muslims from immigrating to the U.S., repealing Obamacare, and "unraveling" trade deals including NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Read more at CNN.

5. "Protests Sparked In Several US Cities After Shocking Trump Victory"

"Protests broke out in several US cities early Wednesday after Donald Trump won the presidential election. In Oakland, people blocked traffic along the freeways, lit trash fires, and broke windows in downtown businesses just hours after Trump took the surprising victory. The San Francisco Chronicle reported a woman suffered major injuries after being struck by an SUV when hundreds of protesters walked onto Highway 20."

Read more at Buzzfeed.*

6. "Putin congratulates Trump via telegram as world leaders react to election victory"

"Russian President Vladimir Putin sent Donald Trump a telegram congratulating him for winning the presidential election, the Kremlin announced Wednesday," telling the president-elect that “he hoped relations between the two world powers would improve ‘from their crisis state.’” Putin “added that ties between Moscow and Washington must be ‘based on principles of equality, mutual respect and a real accounting each other's positions.’"

Read more at Fox News.

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  • Nicolas
    11/09/2016
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    Separation of Church and state my friend, god has no place in politics.

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  • Kelsey
    11/10/2016
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    A bible verse means nothing. Not all of us follow a book we don't believe to be true. Why should I follow it? I don't have a god.

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  • Alex
    11/10/2016
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    There's been two instances in the past 100 years in which Republicans controlled congress alongside a Republican president... 1928 and 2006. One saw the Great Depression and the other saw the Great Recession.

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  • Joshua
    11/09/2016
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    Its time for a nice sweet Republican era. May god watch over us all

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  • Gary
    11/10/2016
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    Which god? Zeus? Mithras? Vishnu?

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  • Cameron
    11/10/2016
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    1. Trump is an atheist 2. Separation of church and state - religion has NO place in government of politics.

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  • Loraki
    11/10/2016
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    So you think God has no place in politics??? “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. “ (Romans‬ ‭13:1 ‭NKJV‬‬) ‭‭

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  • JohnWick
    11/10/2016
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    I seriously wonder how this will end, and the more and more I think the more and more I believe that bloodshed is going to be plausible. You cannot, should not, and will not build America into a hateful, religious, world authority.

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  • D
    11/11/2016
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    Religion has no roll in politics or in lawmaking.

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