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GOP lawmaker to Obama: ‘We did not elect a dictator’

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A newly elected congressman said lawmakers had a moral obligation to stop the health care law at any cost.

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) has been credited as the architect of the plan to tie funding of the Affordable Care Act to the continuing resolution to fund the federal government, a plan that led earlier this week to the legislative impasse that shut down the federal government.

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“We’ve talked a whole lot in this chamber about the fact that there was a vote taken, that a president was elected – and indeed we did elect a president a mere nine months ago,” Meadows said Sunday as lawmakers debated a measure to fund the government but delay ACA for one year.

“But I want to remind you, Mr. Speaker, that I was also elected some nine months ago, and we did not elect a dictator, we elected a president,” Meadows said.

Citing the Federalist Papers, the tea party-backed Meadows urged his fellow House Republicans to use “the power of the purse … as the most complete and effectual weapon … for obtaining a redress of every grievance” – in this case, their opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

Meadows, who represents western North Carolina, convinced 79 of his colleagues to sign on to the letter, and he led a group of 40 lawmakers demanding that Obamacare funding be stripped from any continuing resolution approved by the House.

“It is time that we stop acting like loyal subjects and start acting like the representatives that we were voted into office to uphold,” Meadows said.

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New Zealand may postpone general election after 4 test positive for COVID-19: PM Jacinda Ardern

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New Zealand locked down nursing homes nationwide Wednesday after a 102-day streak without the coronavirus ended, as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the outbreak could force her to postpone next month's general election.

Ardern said authorities were scrambling to trace anyone who had been in contact with four Auckland residents who tested positive Tuesday, ending the dream run in which the virus had been contained at New Zealand's borders.

A three-day stay-at-home order for Auckland, New Zealand's biggest city with a population of 1.5 million, was announced on Tuesday night and went into force at lunchtime on Wednesday.

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Android phones to get ‘ShakeAlert’ earthquake warnings — and phones may double as tremor detectors

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Android phones will receive warnings triggered by a "ShakeAlert" earthquake early-warning system implemented on the West Coast by the US Geological Survey and partners.

ShakeAlert uses signals from hundreds of seismometers across the state to trigger warning messages that "an earthquake has begun and shaking is imminent," according to the system's website.

"We saw an opportunity to use Android to provide people with timely, helpful earthquake information when they search, as well as a few seconds warning to get themselves and their loved ones to safety if needed," principal software engineer Marc Stogaitis said in a blog post.

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‘Don’t talk about racism, racist’: Trump scorched after claiming Biden-Harris campaign has a ‘racism problem’

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President Donald Trump continued to lash out at Kamala Harris after the California Democrat was chosen to join the 2020 Democratic Party ticket as presumptive nominee Joe Biden's running mate.

At a news conference following the selection, Trump complained about Harris being "nasty."

After 10 p.m. on Monday, Trump tweeted out an attack ad claiming "Joe Biden has a racism problem."

Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's line of attack:

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