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The Washington Post adds to the reporting on the Trump administration's internal disagreements about what to do about the Affordable Care Act. There's been a divide over whether to let it deteriorate and strengthen their case for repeal, even if they're blamed for the collapse, or take steps to help insurers in the meantime. Here's who's on each side, per the Post:

  • Don't help: Vice President Mike Pence, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney.
  • Help if the GOP health care bill doesn't pass: Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.

Why it matters: The White House clearly wants to talk up the problems with the law as much as possible — President Trump is meeting in Cincinnati today with people who say they've been hurt by the law. But insurers are increasingly blaming the administration's negativity about the law as they announce big rate hikes for next year or pull out of the ACA marketplaces completely.

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Right-wing media defanged by dissolving anti-Biden storylines

Data: NewsWhip; Chart: Naema Ahmed/Axios

The three biggest anti-Joe Biden storylines in right-wing media over the last year have either fizzled or are getting less online traction than they used to, according to data from NewsWhip provided exclusively to Axios.

Why it matters: This dynamic has rendered a formidable media ecosystem less effective in boosting President Trump as we move into the heart of the 2020 campaign.

Biden clarifies comments on African American and Latino communities

Joe Biden delivering a speech in Delaware in July. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Joe Biden explained on Twitter Thursday night what he "meant" by earlier comments suggesting that "the African American community is a monolith."

What they're saying: "Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things," Biden remarked in an interview hosted by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association for Black Journalists, Politico reports.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative for coronavirus after positive result

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) tested negative for the coronavirus after initially testing positive earlier Thursday, his office announced.

Why it matters: 73-year-old DeWine was set to meet President Trump Thursday on the tarmac at an airport in Cleveland and was tested as part of standard protocol.