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House Speaker Paul Ryan showed how conflicted Republicans are on Obamacare Thursday by trying to acknowledge all of their cross pressures in one press conference. Here's what he said about the timing of repeal and replacement:

  1. They have to be done "all at the same time so that everybody sees what we're trying to do."
  2. It's going to go through all of the House committees that handle health care.
  3. But it has to be done quickly, because "this law is collapsing while we speak." (More on that below.)
  4. But "we're not holding hard deadlines, only because we want to get it right."

The bottom line: Don't expect any of this to happen right away. Ryan said House Republicans will talk a lot about replacement ideas at their retreat, which is being held in Philadelphia Jan. 25-27. But Ryan insists they're coordinating with the Trump administration, and says he discussed the issue with Vice President-elect Mike Pence on Wednesday.

Reality check: Ryan was right that many states are experiencing double-digit Obamacare premium increases he cited — but not everyone agrees that they mean the law is collapsing. Independent analysts, including S&P Global, have concluded that the huge rate hikes were probably a one-time correction that was needed to bring premiums in line with costs.

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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 seeing the followers from their personal Pages and accounts transferred over. It's unclear when that transition process will be complete.

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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: Biden signs executive orders and swears in day one presidential appointees in a virtual ceremony.

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Biden's inauguration signals a great American reset

President Biden prepares to walk the abbreviated parade route in front of the White House after the inauguration. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

President Biden had exited his Cadillac with the new "46" license plates and was strolling a short stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue toward his new home when he spotted "Today" show weather legend Al Roker.

The big picture: Biden dropped Jill Biden's hand — no warning — and trotted over to the delighted Roker. POTUS gave Roker a fist bump and said, "Gotta keep doing this!" It was a very Joe moment in a day that was designed to signal a return to normality in a turbulent America.