House Democrats announce two articles of impeachment against Trump

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December 11, 2019: House Democrats introduced two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump. Andrew Yang qualified for the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate.


Notable Quote of the Day

“Though the Harris campaign’s stumbles wore on her ability to raise money — she was on track to bring in only $4 million during the last three months of the year, POLITICO reported — the network of established fundraisers she built during her presidential bid was one of the largest in the race.

Harris nabbed the second-most contributions from former bundlers for Obama and Clinton this cycle, surpassed only by Biden, the former vice president. Of the 401 former bundlers who have given money to a candidate by the end of September, 86 — or almost one in four — had supported Harris, according to a POLITICO analysis.

But Harris’ donors won’t be easy to win over, cautioned California-based political strategist Garry South.

‘The donor base is highly discriminating,’ South said. ‘I don’t think that, with Harris’ withdrawal, donors who gave to her are going to flock en masse to some other candidate. They’re going to step back, see who’s running a good campaign and see where they might move.’”

– Maggie Severns, Politico


  • Michael Bennet appeared on Boston 25 News’ “Coffee with Candidates” series on Tuesday.

  • Joe Biden is considering making a public pledge to only serve for one term if elected, Politico reported. He will speak at the UNITE HERE’s Culinary Union Town Hall on Wednesday in Las Vegas.

  • Michael Bloomberg appeared at the United Nations Climate Change Summit in Madrid on Tuesday.

  • In an interview on KUNR, Cory Booker discussed gun violence legislation and the rural-urban divide.

  • Pete Buttigieg released the names of clients he worked with during his time at McKinsey, including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Best Buy, and the U.S. Department of Defense. He is attending a fundraiser in New York City on Wednesday.

  • Julián Castro is holding a town hall at Grinnell College in Iowa on Wednesday.

  • Amy Klobuchar is delivering a foreign policy address at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

  • Deval Patrick campaigned in South Carolina on Tuesday with stops in Columbia and Hartsville.

  • The Center for Popular Democracy Action, which represents 600,000 members from more than 40 progressive organizations, endorsed Bernie Sanders on Tuesday.

  • Tom Steyer issued a proposal on Tuesday to invest $125 billion in historically black colleges and universities.

  • Elizabeth Warren released a “Blue New Deal” on Tuesday that would increase environmental protections for the ocean and the number of offshore renewable energy projects.

  • Marianne Williamson is campaigning in Iowa on Thursday with stops in Council Bluffs and Fairfield.

  • Andrew Yang qualified for the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate on Tuesday, receiving 4 percent support in a national Quinnipiac University poll.


Flashback: December 11, 2015

New Day for America, a pro-John Kasich super PAC, released a digital ad criticizing Donald Trump’s steak business.


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