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"Simply put, Trumpcare is a sham," Schumer said. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin / AP

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Graham-Cassidy health care bill would end "Medicare as we know it, and make governors do the dirty work," holding up a letter against the bill signed by 10 governors — 5 from blue states and 5 from red states.

One more thing: Schumer warned that a Republican effort to push the new health care bill through Congress would "shut down" recent efforts to make bipartisan deals.

  • On the midterm elections: If the 2018 election is fought over Trumpcare, Republicans "are going to get clobbered."
  • On DACA negotiations with the White House: "I'm optimistic we can get a good deal on DACA, on border security, and on no wall, of any sort."
  • On Trump's use of "Rocket Man" to refer to Kim Jong-Un: "That kind of language is risky."

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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.

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