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Washington (AFP) — The White House said Tuesday it had reached its target of signing up seven million people to new insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law.

“I think it is fair to say we surpassed everybody’s expectations,” spokesman Jay Carney said, noting that 7,041,000 people had signed up before a midnight deadline.

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

The re-election campaign of soon-to-be-former President Donald Trump spent $3 million for a recount of votes in Wisconsin in the hopes of throwing out tens of thousands of absentee and early ballots cast in support of President-elect Joe Biden.

But Trump's $3 million dollar gambit hasn't paid off. In fact, it actually increased Biden's lead over him by 132 votes. As Slate explains, Trump was specifically asking for recounts in Dane and Milwaukee Counties, two Democratic strongholds where Biden beat Trump by over 360,000 votes total.

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