In other news, the Justice Department has decided to stop defending the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in court and now believes protections for pre-existing conditions are unconstitutional.
Why? Because Republicans voted to repeal the individual mandate. And because Republicans want you dead.
Texas says that without the fine in place the requirement to have health insurance is unconstitutional and that the entire law should be struck down as a result.
The administration said it agrees with Texas that the so-called individual mandate will be unconstitutional without the fine. It also said that provisions shielding people with medical conditions from being denied coverage or charged higher premiums and limiting how much insurers can charge older Americans should fall as well.
Meanwhile, Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort has been indicted by special prosecutor Robert Mueller. Again. Manafort's longtime Russian contact and consultant Konstantin Kilimnik has also been indicted. Both have been charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
Finally, I hadn't planned on signing off early today, but then I woke up and saw the news that chef, writer, and television host Anthony Bourdain committed suicide at the age of 61. And just using those titles to describe him is selling him short. The writing born from his deep life experience was an inspiration and it's hard to comprehend how anyone can manage to survive our daily hell if he could not.
I've been spacing in and out all day thinking about his travels and the episodes of his show that stuck with me the most, from his trip to Laos where bombs dropped 50 years ago are still killing people today, to his trip to the desert of Southern California that was equal parts Mad Max and Fear and Lothing.
There were other important stories in the news that I planned to cover today, but I have nothing left to say. I'll see you on Monday.