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PHILADELPHIA -- After six years of dozens of Obamacare repeal votes, campaign ads in which GOP candidates literally blow the law into smithereens, and a consistent political tenor that has treated the Affordable Care Act as if it was the most divisive piece of legislation passed in American history, Hillary Clinton believes she can bring Republicans to the table to make it better, rather than destroy it.

Or at least, that’s what her advisers say, many of them appearing on panels and mingling at events during the Democratic National Convention attended by lobbyists, advocates and other professionals with vested interests in the law.

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Max Boot might not seem the most likely cameo in a pro-Hillary Clinton video, but there the conservative foreign policy expert was, a lifelong Republican decrying Trump as someone not fit to handle the nuclear codes, appearing just before the Fox News commentator Charles Krauthammer.

Boot didn’t know the Democratic National Convention was using a clip of him in its programming Wednesday night, but he told TPM in an email conversation on Thursday that he didn't object to its strongly anti-Trump message.

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