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Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

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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Chuck Schumer is now majority leader as 3 new Democratic senators are sworn in

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is officially Senate majority leader after the inauguration of Vice President Kamala Harris and the swearing-in of new Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Jon Ossoff (D-Ga.) and Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.).

Why it matters: With a 50-50 Senate, Schumer will control a narrow majority with Harris as the tie-breaking vote. Democratic control of the Senate is crucial to President Biden's agenda, from getting his coronavirus relief proposal passed to forgiving student debt.

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Supporters of former President Donald Trump who thought he was about to stop the inauguration, seize power and crush his enemies were left blinking in the sunlight Wednesday as President Biden took the oath of office.

Why it matters: It's an inflection point for anyone who realizes they've been strung along by QAnon and related strands of pro-Trump magical thinking. They could either retreat from conspiracy theories or tumble deeper down the rabbit hole.

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U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/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 has arrived at the White House and he will sign executive orders and other presidential actions.