- President Trump targets two hallmarks of the Obama era:
He’ll likely decertify the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and halt ObamaCare subsidies to health insurers
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THE LEAD STORY: President Trump will outline a new strategy on Iran designed to block “all paths to a nuclear weapon.” … In a rebuke of the 2015 agreement from the Obama era,Trump was expected to declare today that a nuclear Iran is not in America’s national security interest. Trump will outline specific faults he finds in the 2015 accord but will also focus on an array of Iran’s troubling non-nuclear activities. Those include Tehran’s ballistic missile program, support for Syrian President Bashar Assad, Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement and other groups that destabilize the region. Tune in to Fox News for live coverage and analysis of Trump’s speech at 12:45 p.m. ET and throughout the day.
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BLOW TO OBAMACARE: President Trump plans to halt federal subsidies to insurers under the Affordable Care Act, also known as ObamaCare … This is Trump’s bid to ultimately “repeal and replace” President Obama’s signature legislation. Trump’s decision was expected to rattle already unsteady insurance marketplaces. The president has previously threatened to end the payments, which help reduce health insurance copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes, but the plan remains under a legal cloud.
- Will there be blowback? Almost certainly. Trump’s move will likely trigger lawsuits from state attorneys general, who contend the subsidies to insurers are fully authorized by federal law, and the president’s position is reckless. Xavier Becerra, California’s attorney general, has already called the decision “sabotage,” and promised a lawsuit.
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