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A federal appeals court will delay action on a House GOP lawsuit that aimed to take away subsidies the federal government grants to insurance companies to provide coverage to low-income Americans.

House Republicans asked for the delay after they won the House, the Senate and the White House in the November election and repealing the Affordable Care Act legislatively appeared to be within reach.

As TPM has previously reported, how the Trump administration and House Republicans work out the cost-sharing payments that are the focus of the lawsuit could be an early tell of how aggressive the administration will be in dismantling Obamacare.

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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) refused Monday to outright endorse Donald Trump's proposal to tax U.S. companies that move jobs overseas.

McCarthy tried to avoid answering the question in a meeting with reporters, according to multiple accounts, but eventually warned that the U.S. should be careful not to get into a trade war over tariffs.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) on Monday finally conceded in the state's governor's race after dragging the election out for almost a month with complaints about alleged voter fraud.

In a video statement, McCrory said that it's "time to celebrate our democratic process and respect what I see to be the ultimate outcome of the closest North Carolina governor’s race in modern history."

"Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority of our citizens have spoken, and we now should do everything we can to support the 75th governor of North Carolina, Roy Cooper," he continued. "The McCrory administration team will assist in every way to help the new administration make a smooth transition."

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