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Looking Ahead to Senate Trial

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Ah, The Daily Recount: Weekend Edition —proven to cure your Sunday Scaries and get you up-to-speed on the weekend in politics. Today we’re tackling three big questions: Did Iran pose an imminent threat? What can we expect from this impeachment trial? And… did Trump really just say that? Get all your answers in five minutes.

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Pressure Mounts on Pelosi

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Those impeachment articles have been sitting on Nancy Pelosi’s desk for three weeks now — sad, lonely, scared — but pressure is rising to turn them over. Today the House voted to limit the president’s war powers. Plus, Trump deals a blow to the climate crisis, and Sarah Sanders needs a refresher on the Constitution.

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Iran Conflict Escalates \ Dems Pivot to Foreign Policy \ McConnell Flexes on Impeachment \ Similar Stances

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Democrats remain unconvinced there was an imminent Iranian threat before the U.S. airstrike. The 2020 candidates shift focus to foreign policy. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sticks to his impeachment motto: no witnesses, no documents, no problems.

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Impeachment Witness Battle \ Dems' Fundraising Fight \ Saudi Scapegoats \ Saudi Arabia's New Friends

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The impeachment of Donald Trump started with a phone call. Now, as Senate gears up for a trial, Dems are hoping it ends with an email (and the man who sent it). President Obama lends a hand to Elizabeth Warren as the Dem candidates continue to pile on Pete Buttigieg. And a Saudi court has sentenced five people (read: scapegoats) to death in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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6th Dem Debate Recap \ Impeachment Standoff \ Trump Vs. Christianity Today \ Klobuchar Misses Booker

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The dust has settled, and the boxing gloves are back in storage — your post-debate analysis and commentary is here. Plus, Speaker Pelosi is withholding the impeachment articles as leverage for a fair Senate trial. And one prominent evangelical magazine is done overlooking Trump’s sins. Bless his heart.

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Articles of Impeachment \ Biden Ad Hits Trump \ Food Stamp Crackdown \ Pelosi: Don't Mess With Me

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Sharpen your colored pencils, folks — the House is drawing up official articles of impeachment and McConnell is at the ready. Biden capitalizes on Trump's NATO summit embarrassment. The SNAP food stamp program is under attack, just in time for Christmas. Plus, remind us to never incite the wrath of Pelosi.

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Unpacking Impeachment \ GOP Senate Strategy \ 2020 Dem Field Expands \ Promises Made, Promises Unkept

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Well, there's no going back now: Capitol Hill is still buzzing from yesterday's impeachment hearing — and gearing up to do it all again tomorrow. Senate Republicans are plotting their revenge if the House votes to impeach Trump, placing 2020 Dems at the center of the crossfire. Plus, a new player hops in the race while 10 others prepare for next week's debate.

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