Cruz Ready for Obamacare Repeal, Activists Criticize Arlington PD: Your Thursday Evening Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today.Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Cruz, who still prefers 'total repeal,' gets on board with Senate GOP's Obamacare replacementSen. Ted Cruz is not getting the full Obamacare repeal he's always wanted.But the conservative firebrand on Thursday nonetheless jumped on board with Senate GOP leadership's latest health care bill -- one he admitted is "not a total repeal" -- after it was revealed to include his contentious provision to allow insurers to sell slimmed-down, low-cost policies.The deal was a significant victory for the Texan, who said the changes represented a "substantial improvement" that would "significantly improve our ability to reduce premiums."I would prefer a total repeal," the Republican said, surrounded by a crush of reporters at the Capitol. "We unfortunately don't have the votes."Campaign cash: Finance reports show El Paso Congressman Beto O'Rourke raised $2.1 million in the second quarter to fund his bid to unseat Texas Sen. Ted Cruz  Continue reading...

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