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Paul Ryan in the Capitol this morning. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Paul Ryan designed his weekly press conference to tout the House GOP's success in passing its appropriation bills on time, but — to Ryan's chagrin — the only questions he received pertained to President Trump's immigration meeting last night with congressional Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

  • On last night's "deal": "The president and chief of staff called me from Air Force One today…It was a discussion and not an agreement or a negotiation…It's right and proper that the president talks with the other party."
  • A potential impasse for Trump: "I think the president understands that he's going to have to work with the congressional majority to find any sort of a legislative solution."
  • Then again: "We're not going to bring a solution to the floor that does not have the support of President Trump."

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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.

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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.