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President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence meet with congressional leadership in early December. Photo: Olivier Douliery / Pool via Bloomberg / Getty Images

The White House will soon start bipartisan talks on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, with the hopes of avoiding a government shutdown, but this time Chief of Staff John Kelly will lead the meeting instead of President Trump, sources told Politico.

Why it matters: Democrats have repeatedly said they won't sign on to a government funding bill without striking a deal to protect Dreamers — undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children — from deportation. And on Friday, Trump tweeted that the funding package must include funding for the border wall. Congress only has two months left to figure out what to do with DACA before the repeal goes into effect in March 2018.

Editor's note: The story was updated to clarify when DACA repeal goes into effect.

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Progressive leaders see Sen. Kamala Harris, if she's elected vice president, as their conduit to a post-Biden Democratic Party where the power will be in younger, more diverse and more liberal hands.

  • Why it matters: The party's rising left sees Harris as the best hope for penetrating Joe Biden's older, largely white inner circle.

If Biden wins, Harris will become the first woman, first Black American and first Indian American to serve as a U.S. vice president — and would instantly be seen as the first in line for the presidency should Biden decide against seeking a second term.

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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.