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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters this afternoon that Senate Republicans have delayed the impending health care vote until after the 4th of July recess to "continue the discussions within our conference on the differences that we have" — though he didn't delve into what exactly those differences might be.

  • His catchphrase: He repeatedly called health care a "big, complicated subject."
  • Trump's role: "We always anticipated the president would be very important in getting us to a conclusion…we needed to get this far enough down the path to where there were a few issues extant that needed to be closed."
  • Getting Democrats involved: "They're not interested in this."

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Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the Capitol. Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: The Celebrate America event, with remarks by Biden and Harris.

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39 mins ago - Politics & Policy

President Biden faces a deeply broken America

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

As President Biden begins his term in office today, he'll be tasked with leading a country beset with deep, long-term problems.

Why it matters: Though the pandemic has made them worse, existential challenges around inequality, social alienation and political division in the U.S. were in place well before SARS-CoV-2 arrived on American shores. The country's future will depend in large part on whether the choices made over the next four years can flatten the curve of American decline.

Facebook, Instagram transfer accounts, followers to Biden administration

Screenshot of official White House Facebook account.

Facebook on Wednesday confirmed that it is transferring the millions of followers of the official Facebook and Instagram White House accounts to the Biden administration.

Details: The accounts for "@POTUS," "@VicePresident" ("@VP" on Instagram) and "@FLOTUS" are having the followers from their personal Pages and accounts be transferred over. It's unclear when that transition process will be complete.