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infrastructure. the other getting neil gorsuch on to the supreme court. one official saying that's for 30 years, but will white house infighting stall the effort to reboot? we are told there's growing fiction between those -- to steve bannon and reince priebus. these of course the same democrats who president trump blamed shortly after the failure to repeal the obamacare while he absolved house speaker paul ryan, then over the week the president seemed to back away with a tweet calling people to watch judge pirro on fox news where she went on a rant calling
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for paul ryan's resignation. >> does the president want paul ryan to step down as speaker? >> i did not talk to the president about the tweet. i'm just telling the truth there was no preplanning. >> why would he say watch her? >> because he loves judge jeanine. >> does he want paul ryan to step down or not? no, he doesn't. >> a ryan spokesman says mr. trump was clear his tweet was not meant to be a shout at the speaker. reince priebus believes steve bannon was very quick to spread stories about ryan which is not helpful to build relationships in capitol hill. >> joining us, political economist, greg valir, and cnn politics reporter eugene scott.
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good morning to both of you, eugene, take a bow, the tar heels i know you need a moment. >> cuff links. >> well done. because i'm a duke fan i'm going to start with greg. the blame game is in full order, who do you think the president blames for the failure of this health care bill? >> how much time do we have? >> who does he not blame? >> i guess the freedom caucus. deep down in he's a little angry ryan may have sold too opt mi optimistic scenario. all this talk this weekend oh, we'll do tax reform now. not quite that's easy. i've been saying the last several weeks it's going to be late this year at the earliest before we could get tax reform done. >> i want to circle back on the
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tax reform, just a few, the president tweeted democrats are smiling in d.c. that the freedom caucus with help for club for growth saved planned parenthood and obamacare. mark meadows pushing back, the chairman of the house freedom caucus, here is what he had to say on sunday. >> it's like saying that tom brady lost at halftime. we're not -- we may be in overtime but i can tell you at the very end of the day the most valuable player will be president trump on this because he will deliver. he's committed to the american people. >> not certain about the sports analogy that he's tom brady. i think he's more ben roethlisberger but we could go on, eugene, who is at fault? we know he blamed the tuesday group, house democrats and perhaps paul ryan, who do you feel is to blame? >> everyone made it clear this was paul ryan's idea and he was
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the main face behind it but pretty early in we saw the president say i'm 100% behind this bill so the reality is at this moment to have walked away from it just seems a bit disingenuous because had it passed the president would have taken full credit for it. >> ted poll bailing saying no is easy, leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member of congress. but greg, what mark meadows is saying the health care repeal is not dead. >> maybe you would get one that the -- would like but the senate wouldn't. the next fight is the budget. for all this talk that tax reform will come quickly, people forget there's a nasty budget
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fight coming culminating with a need to raise the debt ceiling which the freedom caucus doesn't want to do. >> every president needs a bad guy, but also a governing coalition, who is that for president trump? who can he count on to issue through on his agenda? >> i think he's going to look to congress part of his transition team, people he has quite a bit of a relationship with. they are looking at those same law ma lawmakers with the same skepticism. he's going to have to tread lightly in terms how he collaborates with his allies. >> the backdrop is white house infighting and palace intrigue who comes out? there's the bannon group,
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priebus group, appears to be several factions within? >> i think priebbannon has big the hill, not sure about priebus, the big question is do they go to democrats, schumer and saying can you help us, i don't think they're real interested in throwing him a life preserver right now, but it doesn't get easier from here. >> speaking of pence i was watching his rally this week and wondering what are his favorability ratings? i think there's going to be a lot of tension on him because many voted for trump who were really voting for pence so it will be interesting if he steps in and is able to attract the support that has appeared to to have left trump. >> there were reports not to own this health care bill, back to your prior point, greg, will
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democrats work with president trump on any of his agenda? >> well, maybe on infrastructure, but i think on health reform they might like to preserve obamacare, maybe make a modest change or two, i would say the majority of democrats would echo what schumer said yesterday, but again i don't know why they want to throw him a life preserver right now while he's in trouble. >> especially with trying to get the budget passed he definitely can look at some of the democrats with cuts to arts and services and when it comes to elderly people. >> president trump campaigned on washington gridlock, lifting american incomes, the health collapse under mines those, he is hostage more than most to
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performance, presiding over faster growth which is the only way to help trump voters. if the g.o.p. can't deliver on tax reform the freedom caucus will have done far more in saving obamacare. how does the health care bill failure impact tax reform? >> it takes a lot of revenue away. makes it even harder for the math to work. for the markets this morning, it's just not about tax reform getting delayed by a lot. i think they have to worry is this guy in over his head? >> we shall see when the markets open in a couple of hours, get a cup of coffee we will see you at 5:30. hundreds arrested in russia. we're live in moscow next.
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the state department is
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condemning the kremlin for arrests of hundreds. thousands of people hit the streets in moscow and nearly 100 russian cities and towns. alexey navalny opposition leader detained after a well known critic was shot and killed. let's get to fred for the very latest. fred you yourself were caught up in these protests, huh? >> reporter: yeah, absolute lichly. we walked along with the crowds in central moscow and could see how many people were being arrested in that demonstration. it seemed as though the police had what i would call was a no tolerance or zero tolerance policy. anybody who chanted against the government or a sign got arrested. we got pushed around while we
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were trying to do some reporting from the scene and that was really one of the things we did see a lot of. turnout was a lot bigger, but a lot of folks hauled into the vans and detained, many not released yesterday. >> speaking out against vladimir putin has become a deadly thing. what's the latest on alexey navalny who led the protests? >> he was taken into detention before he could make any speech. the latest is that he is still in detention and in court and tweeting from court, also trying to start a live stream, of course he wants to get released today but it's unclear whether he will be released under disorderly conduct, so he could be in jail a couple of days in the court rules against him.
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keep in mind this is a guy who wants to run against vladimir putin in the upcoming election in 2018, it's very much unclear whether or not he's going to be able to do that. he has another case for alleged embezzlement which he says he's being wrongfully charged as well. >> thanks, fred. the military campaign to defeat isis -- carnage in mosul. a coalition airstrike hit a truck filled with explosives setting off a deadly blast. the pentagon is still investigating. cnn's international correspond ben wheatman has the very latest. good morning, ben. >> reporter: yes, good morning, the strike took place on the 17th of march in the neighborhood where there's been a lot of fighting. the u.s. says that yes, they did
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conduct an airstrike in that area on that day. the iraqis called in an airstrike because of a truck bomb, but apparently there's as many as 130 people hiding in ne nearby buildings, officials say they pulled 61 bodies from the ruin of the buildings. this is part of a pattern going on in mosul. also syria where there's been a series of u.s. airstrikes resulting in large civilians, it not clear whether there's been change in u.s. engagement. when they would call in the u.s. would reject out of fear of
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casualties, the question is is the trump administration taking a more pro-active approach and not so much a priority on preventing civilian casuals. >> there's some concern of some type of booby trap. >> two teams have never been here before. andy scholes has your matchup in the bleacher report next. so you're having a party?
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how nice. i'll be right there. and the butchery begins. what am i gonna wear? this party is super fancy. let's go. i'm ready. are you my uber? [ horn honks ] hold on. the biggest week in tv is back. [ doorbell rings ] par-tay! xfinity watchathon week starts april 3. get unlimited access to all of netflix and more, free with xfinity on demand. your final four all set. new faces joining a perennial power there. andy scholes has this morning's
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bleacher report. what a weekend. >> it certainly was, gonzaga and south carolina, and oregon only once, nothing new for north carolina, that are 20th, the tar heels and wildcats playing epic game. tied the game for kentucky. roy williams does not call a timeout turns out to be a great decision. comes down to luke mave, with .3 seconds on the clock. an absolute thriller. they are heading to the final four for the second straight year and you have to check out the locker room celebration, showering coach williams with water. meanwhile in the kentucky locker room the players were understandably devastated with the loss. >> this isn't the locker room that the guys -- i love my
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brothers, man. -- just playing it back and forth in my head is going to be difficult to get over. >> playing for the first time in history before this year the gamecocks had not won a tournament game since 1973 and their head coach frank martin is one of the most intense, at times he just looks rather intimidating on the sidelines but his players are not intimidate bid him. check out the water attack in the locker room after the game. no one expected south carolina to get this far and coach martin called this a dream come true. >> anyone that's in sports dreams of moments like this. it's not something that you start dreaming it the year you win 25 games.
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you dream it every single day. >> next saturday it's going to be south carolina taking on gonzaga, oregon won the first back in 1939 but not back to the final four since nuntil now. north carolina is the one seed still left as is gonzaga but would say any of the four could win. >> you say nobody expected south carolina we didn't but some of our cnn viewers had south carolina winning it all. >> they must have gone there or live there. >> safe bet they went there. so our viewers stepping up my friend. should be a great final four in phoenix. see you in a bit. >> all right. the white house maps out a new strategy following the health bill implosion. what's on tap?
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is health care really dead?
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how does the republican party regroup after failing to follow through on repealing obamacare? the president and congress in need of a new strategy. could democrats hold the key to advancing the agenda on capitol hill? welcome back to "early start." 29 minutes past the hour. the white house is hoping for a fresh start in the wake of last week's disastrous health care
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defeat. a new legislative agenda and a new strategy. at the top of the list tax reform an infrastructure. but will white house infighting stall the effort to reboot? we are told there's growing friction between aides loyal to reince priebus and those aligned with steve bannon, some are using the health care bill failure for their own power, and if they manage to make peace amongst themselves will they work with democrats? while the absolved house speaker paul ryan, the president seemed to back away with the tone with a tweet that called on people to watch judge pirro on fox news where she went on a rant calling for his resignation.
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>> does the president want paul ryan to resign as speaker. >> i think it was more coincidental. >> oh, come on. >> i did not talk to the president about the tweet. i'm just telling you the truth. there was no pre-planning. >> why would he say watch her then that's the first thing out of her mouth? >> because he loves judge jeanine. >> so does he want paul ryan to step down or not. >> no, he doesn't. >> a spokesman says president trump tweet was not a shout at the speaker. >> first casualty texas congressman ted poe quitting the freedom caucus sunday. he said in a statement saying no is easy, leading is hard but that's what we were elected to do. leaving this caucus will allow me to be a more effective member
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of congress. one republican leadership aide telling us poe's resignation could be the first defection from the freedom caucus. the president at any rate seems ready to move on without them, tweeting democrats are smiling that the freedom caucus with the help from the freedom growth have saved planned parenthood and obamacare. but the fight to pass the health care bill is not over. >> like saying that tom brady lost at halftime. we may be in overtime but i can tell you at the very end of the day the most valuable player will be president trump on this because he will deliver. he's commit todted to the ameri people. >> love me some sports analogies. that one my friends is a stretch. joining us to discuss the latest developments in washington political economist, greg -- and right here in new york cnn
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politics reporter eugene scott in carolina blue with cuff links and all. greg, donald trump is a big tom brady fan, is he tom brady in this situation? >> first of all, congratulations to you eugene. i don't think the brady analogy is correct. i think it is pretty much finished for now because the bill that could appeal to the freedom caucus would never pass with moderates in the senate so i think they have to move on to other issues. >> eugene, your thoughts? >> yeah, i just don't understand how one could move forward soon the reality is like the idea this is just halftime after seven years just doesn't seem to be a strong analogy and i think the reality is that many people
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who voted for donald trump with the goal of seeing him move forward with repealing this day one are greatly disappointed and feel a bit betrayed but see what the administration does with this moving forward in the future. >> i'm going to move forward with the sports analogy. i guess that mikes shanahan, paul ryan. here is what nick mulvaney said about defending paul ryan sunday. >> i've been in the room in the oval office with the president with the speaker more in last couple of days than i ever thought. i never saw the president for a second try and blame paul ryan. >> publicly he has stood by paul ryan. what is the speaker's future, greg? >> i think he will stay as speaker. i think people in the white house are a little more suspicious about taking advice from him but to be fair i think the white house gets a couple of victories, i think gorsuch one way or another will be on the
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supreme court. they are going to move on to regulatory reform, trade, so there will be other issues and i think it's premature to write the obituary for paul ryan. >> but if gorsuch doesn't get the 60 votes will tell an awful lot about willingness to work with republicans. but let's move on to the speed of this legislation. the efforts to get this through. that was at the heart of the criticism of two senators on sunday. listen. >> i'm not saying we needed 14 months to do this but i think a more careful and deliberate approach which we have time to do would have gotten us down the path of solution, health care is a very difficult issue, to write it and expect to be passed in 18 days is not feasible. >> devoting 17 legislative days
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to a bill, then walking away from it because it hasn't passed within 17 legislative days makes no sense. >> now the speed and stark contrast to how long it took some other major pieces of legislation of course including obamacare 187 days but this not a good look, eugene. is that the lesson that should be learned from republicans as they move forward? >> certainly we saw paul ryan say friday doing big things is hard. i think the reality a lot of people have come to face that over these past seven years what people were hoping expecting republicans to have a solution, and wondering why they weren't able to push back with something more meaningful if obamacare was as bad as they said it was. >> whether they go straight to
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tax reform or infrastructure any chance in your opinion, greg that any democrats are willing to work with the trump administration? >> i just don't see it. they're not inclined to throw him a life preserver and all this talk that oh, we're going to move on to tax reform now, if you thought there were differences on health care, on tax reform, what about curbing deductions, the border tax, there are huge implications that could bog that down as well. >> any senators you think eugene would work with the trump administration? >> on tax reform? >> on anything? >> i think the reality is we have mansion in west virginia, people who really want to work with republicans on making america great again. >> but that's the reality,
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mansion might be it? >> yeah. i went for the name i could remember or guess. i do know though that we did see bob corker and lindsey graham speaking on saturday talking about the importance about the republicans to work more with the democrats and not to except the idea that just because they won the senate and white house they can run whatever they want, they can't. >> i would argue it is not the republicans dealing with the democrats, the issue is the republicans dealing with the republicans. >> absolutely. >> they cannot agree on most of the key issues. >> yeah. >> it should be tough. there are ten democrat senators up for re-election in trump districts, so those would be the ten you would focus on. thank you both. have a great monday. this morning the second house intel hearing on russia, but instead questions are growing whether the investigation itself is compromised.
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devin nunes facing calls to recuse himself after canceling a hearing with three former obamacare administration officials who happen to be critical of president trump the hearing was set to include john brennan, james clapper and former acting attorney general sally yates. the committee's ranking democrat adam schiff voicing concerns. >> i think the chairman has to make a decision whether to act as a surrogate as he did during the campaign and transition or to lead a credible and independent investigation. i implore he chooses the latter. >> the house intel committee is expected to bring fbi director james comey and nsa director mike rogers back for another hearing. this one will be behind closed doors to offer classified information. ahead, hundreds of peaceful
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protesters arrested in russia, including a prominent vladimir putin critic. live in moscow when we return.
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the state department condemning the kremlin for protests of russian -- nearly 100 other cities and towns for anti-corruption. let's go live to moscow with the latest developments. fred, you yourself with caught up with these protests over the weekend. good morning. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely dave and the authorities in russia declared these protests illegal before they even started and tried to prevent people from coming out on the streets. the railway where it started was surrounded by police officers
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for a long period of time and yet more people than expected turned up in moscow, about 8,000 people on the streets chanting and many indeed were taken into custody and we got into one of those scuffles as well here is what happened to us. >> there's a massive presence of protests. even this we are seeing police making arrests, okay, okay, okay. >> you mentioned alexey navalny, one of the key opposition figures in russia who wants to run against vladimir putin in the elect in 2018, unclear whether he will be able to do that. this morning he is still in detention and in court. he says the charge against him are bogus, actually tweeting from the court as we speak and is going to be interesting throughout the course of the day whether or not he will be released or sentenced to some sort of jail sentence that could
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see him in prison for several days. >> any conviction that rules him out for running against putin? >> reporter: no, not for running against putin. but this man, alexey navalny, there was an embezzlement trial against him. he was actually convicted of embezzlement but says those charges are bogus as well so this doesn't make it any easier for him. >> thank you, sir. isis triggering carnage in mosul. dozens killed in a us-led attack against the terrorists. a senior iraqi military official confirming an explosive setting off a deadly blast. the pentagon still investigating. ben wheatman has the very lightest.
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good morning. >> reporter: good morning. that occurred on the 17th of march. the us-led coalition does say they did conduct an airstrike on that day in that area, iraqi officials say they called for an airstrike and the intended target was an isis truck bomb, but nearby theycy there was say 130vil 130 civilians in the building, yesterday they pulled out 61 bodies, and they expect it to increase. isis has been using -- as a shield. it appears whether these people 130 civilians in a nearby building were being kept there against their will or not is not all together clear. the iraqi government advised
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civilians to stay in their homes in mosul if they felt safe. at this point, close to 200,000 civilians have fled mosul. the international organization for migration however fears there may be 600,000 civilians still stuck inside the city. dave. complicated events there. thank you. time for a look another what's coming up on new day. allison camera to joining me i assume health care taking blame. >> first of all whatever you done with christine? >> i tried to eliminate her wanting the stage all to myself. she has a coald. we want her back tomorrow. >> i knew you had something up your sleeve. of course we will be talking about what happened friday with
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the health care bill. but two people on who were instrumental in what went down on friday. we have congressman charley dent one of the moderates of the republicans, always a no vote. also we have congressman ted poe yesterday resigned from the house freedom caucus, as a result of this he says he will be able to be a better lawmaker, a better congressman by being apart from that caucus. strong words. we'll see what he has to say about all this this morning. >> how are your brackets? did you do all right? >> jen, how are my brackets. you know i outsource this? >> yes. you're okay, but you're out of this, i hate to tell you. >> okay. >> folks raise your hand if you had two teams in your final four who never have been there before. andy scholes did not but has a special encore report of this
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morning's bleacher report next.
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president trump plans to sign an executive order tomorrow to undo the obama administrations power plan to reduce carbon pollution up to 32 percent by the year 2030. according to scott pruitt the president's order will replace the plan with a pro - growth approach to regulation. he says he's not concerned about legal challenges to president trump's order. who is exactly visiting the president at mar-a-lago, a new
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mar-a-lago act, making access available to lead american government openness. under president obama the white house maintained a visitor page on its website released about 6 million records. the white house currently says the visitor page is being updated and has not published visitor records from the white house or mar-a-lago. trump spent nearly a third of his days at trump branded properties. this is the third consecutive weekend he spent at a property bearing his name. all set to join new faces. andy scholes has more on this morning's bleacher report. what day it was. >> it was my friend. not many picked. if you did, hats off to you, oregon only been to the final four once, 78 years ago. nothing new for north carolina,
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their twer20th trip, the tar he and wildcats, epic game, a three for kentucky to tie the game, roy williams does not call a timeout. turns out to be a great decision. unc comes down, luke, mave, three-point shot. they are heading to the final four for the second straight year. the players somehowering coach williams with water. everyone having a blast in there. meanwhile the kentucky locker room the players were understandably devastated with the loss. >> this isn't the locker room -- i love my brothers, man. playing this back and forth in my head is going to be difficult
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to to get over. south carolina playing for the first time in history after beating florida. before this the gamecocks had not even won a tournament game since 1973, their coach, one of the most intense in a game. he used to be a bouncer in a nightclub back in the early 90s. make sense considering how intimidating he can look on the sideline, but check out the coordinated water attack after the game. he called this a dream come true. >> anyone that's in sports dreams of moments like this. it's not something that you start dreaming it the year you win 25 games. you dream it every single day. >> all right. next saturday south carolina taking on gonzaga. fun fact, oregon won the first tournament back in 1939, not
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back to the final four until now taking on north carolina. the odds makers do have the tar heels as the favorites but i could see any one of these four teams winning it all. >> kudos to the cnn viewers who picked -- quick check the marks looking like a rough start. wall street coming to terms with the failure of the republican health care bill, futures sinking, insurance stocks set to drop this morning following a big pullback, cigna losing more than 2%, humana and anthem also falling. thanks for joining us. new day starts right now. we'll see you tomorrow. very close. tight margin. >> you cannot say you'll walk away. >> no reason to gloat.
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>> this place was more rotten. >> doesn't solve the problems of obamacare. >> i don't think the president's closing the door on anything. >> chairman devin nunes. >> cancel tuesday's meeting. >> call out the need for the independent commission. >> president trump is going to be proven correct. >> this is "new day" with chris cuomo and alisyn camerota. >> welcome viewers in the united states and around the world. this is monday, march 27th. 6:00. up first, president trump trying to turn the corner. the president blaming the hard line conservatives after pointing a finger at democrats. >> reporters phones burning up this weekend with the spin and blame. is that going to get the white house a win it desperately
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wants? what will they focus on next and are they willing to work with democrats? those are the two big questions. here we are on day 67 of the donald trump presidency. let's start with sara murray at the white house. >> reporter: good morning, chris. the white house needed a win last week. that is not what they got. they will regroup and refocus and this time on tax reform, but little indication that will be easier. the white house desperate to move forward after a bruising defeat on health care. >> we are moving on tax reform. we have the budget coming up. >> reporter: the trump administration turning focus to the next battle. cutting taxes. which would prove more challenging. that after failing to deliver on the president's promise to repeal and replace obamacare. despite republicans having control of the house and senate. >> if you analyze what went wrong with aca, if he repeats them

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