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Capital Tonight: Efforts to tweak Obamacare met with uncertainty

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Just days after releasing the first Affordable Care Act enrollment figures, the Obama administration announced a major change, allowing health insurance companies to continue to sell policies that fall short of Obamacare's standards. Now, Congress is acting to take the exception even further.

In Friday's Capital Tonight, we looked at why the president is threatening to veto the measure, and how insurance authorities in Texas are responding to the change.

Campaign Kickoff

Gov. Rick Perry joined Sen. John Cornyn in Austin for an event kicking off his re-election campaign. Perry called Cornyn a strong voice of common sense and touted the senator's conservative record, but that record has come under fire lately from some in Cornyn's own party, after he opposed Sen. Ted Cruz's strategy to try to defund the Affordable Care Act.

Becca Aaronson from the Texas Tribune, Robert Garrett from The Dallas Morning News and Scott Braddock from the Quorum Report joined us to talk about Cornyn's campaign and more.

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Checking the Facts

Plus, Gardner Selby of PolitiFact Texas and the Austin American-Statesman joined us to sort out the truth in some early campaign claims involving Wendy Davis and Miriam Martinez.

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