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CNN reports that Republicans are calling in governors like Wisconsin's Scott Walker and Ohio's John Kasich to help them figure out what to do with Medicaid as they work on a repeal bill for Obamacare, which expanded Medicaid to cover millions of Americans.

Governors, help? The goal is to find a solution that's fair to all the states. (Walker did not expand Medicaid in his state, while Kasich did.) Once the governors figure out the best plan for Medicaid in their states, Congress can use that to help them draft a repeal bill that — if they're lucky — will keep people happy enough to vote for the bill. They can't afford to lose Republican votes.

Why it matters: If Capitol Hill has to outsource a Medicaid solution to the governors, it means they're really stuck on how to get rid of Obamacare's Medicaid expansion without being unfair to the states that expanded the program (or the states that didn't).

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Biden plans to ask public to wear masks for first 100 days in office

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris sat down with CNN on Thursday for their first joint interview since the election.

The big picture: In the hour-long segment, the twosome laid out plans for responding to the pandemic, jump-starting the economy and managing the transition of power, among other priorities.

The quick FCC fix that would get more students online

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As the pandemic forces students out of school, broadband deployment programs aren't going to move fast enough to help families in immediate need of better internet access. But Democrats at the Federal Communications Commission say the incoming Biden administration could put a dent in that digital divide with one fast policy change.

State of play: An existing FCC program known as E-rate provides up to $4 billion for broadband at schools, but Republican FCC chairman Ajit Pai has resisted modifying the program during the pandemic to provide help connecting students at home.

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America's hidden depression

Biden introduces his pick for Treasury secretary, Janet Yellen, on Dec. 1. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President-elect Biden faces a fragile recovery that could easily fall apart, as the economy remains in worse shape than most people think.

Why it matters: There is a recovery happening. But it's helping some people immensely and others not at all. And it's that second part that poses a massive risk to the Biden-Harris administration's chance of success.