It’s Wednesday, October 30. Our politics desk is preparing for the first official vote on the impeachment process, set for tomorrow.
In today’s newsletter: ¶ People. Pelosi, 44, 45. ¶ Places. D.C., Chicago. ¶ Things. “Democrats Playing Poker” (McNaughton, ca. October 2019)
Nancy Pelosi wants you to know that the House Democratic leadership has not committed to impeaching President Donald Trump—notwithstanding the muscle she’s thrown behind the inquiry, or tomorrow’s vote on how its next stage will proceed.
Senator Chris Coons has a warning for his fellow Democrats: Check your anti-Trump fervor.
“I understand the level of passion in my party about opposing Donald Trump,” the Delaware senator told me in an interview yesterday, “but I do think we have to be cautious about not engaging in the same kind of withering intraparty contests to prove our purity and our fervor in opposing Trump on absolutely everything, on absolutely all fronts.Read More
CHICAGO—America already knows what Barack Obama thinks about Donald Trump (the man) and Donald Trump (the president). For the past four years, nearly everything in politics has seemed to be about just the two of them—and in a way, everything is.