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Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Wednesday if he were president, he'd never sign a bill into law that didn't receive bipartisan support, The Washington Post reports.

What he's saying: "I would not sign any legislation — none — into law that does not have bipartisan support," Schultz said in Miami. "We need to be candid with the American people and admit, yes, that both sides have good ideas if we work together."

Why it matters: Schultz hasn't entered the 2020 race, but he is on a nationwide tour while exploring the issue of running as a centrist independent. He told Fox News' "Your World with Neil Cavuto" Wednesday he was thinking of running outside of the two-party system because it was broken. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told the Fox News show if Schultz were to run, it would hurt the Democrats.

Go deeper: Starbucks has a 2020 problem

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Health: Large coronavirus outbreaks leading to high death rates — Coronavirus cases are at an all-time high ahead of Election Day — U.S. tops 88,000 COVID-19 cases, setting new single-day record.
  2. Politics: States beg for Warp Speed billions.
  3. World: Taiwan reaches a record 200 days with no local coronavirus cases.
  4. 🎧Podcast: The vaccine race turns toward nationalism.

Technical glitch in Facebook's ad tools creates political firestorm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo: SOPA Images / Contributor

Facebook said late Thursday that a mix of "technical problems" and confusion among advertisers around its new political ad ban rules caused issues affecting ad campaigns of both parties.

Why it matters: A report out Thursday morning suggested the ad tools were causing campaign ads, even those that adhered to Facebook's new rules, to be paused. Very quickly, political campaigners began asserting the tech giant was enforcing policies in a way that was biased against their campaigns.

8 hours ago - Health

States beg for Warp Speed billions

A COVID-19 drive-thru testing center yesterday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens. Photo: David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP

Operation Warp Speed has an Achilles' heel: States need billions to distribute vaccines — and many say they don't have the cash.

Why it matters: The first emergency use authorization could come as soon as next month, but vaccines require funding for workers, shipping and handling, and for reserving spaces for vaccination sites.