First, the post-mortem on the Obamacare replacement bill that was pulled Friday when it became clear it lacked the votes to pass the House.
Yes, it was a bad bill. Yes, President Trump, who lacks interest in legislative details and congressional norms, failed to make the needed deal. Yes, the hard-right Freedom Caucus kept pressing for more concessions.
So Obamacare remains, but it needs to be fixed.
Trump himself predicted over the weekend that “Obamacare will explode” and didn’t suggest stopping it.
But Reince Priebus, Trump's chief of staff, said on “Fox News Sunday” it’s time to “potentially get a few moderate Democrats on board” to bring down premiums and stabilize insurance markets.
And this week, lawmakers start on an “even more arduous" obstacle course than health care,” according to The New York Times: the first overhaul of the tax code in three decades.
On that, too, Priebus is talking about working with Democrats.
The resulting lead in a Politico article? House Democratic Leader "Nancy Pelosi is suddenly relevant again.”