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a lot of people on the outside get this wrong they see the numbers tick up and think maybe pelosi will be pres
A lot of people on the outside get this wrong. They see the numbers tick up and think: maybe Pelosi will be pressured into it?

Well, maybe — but we are a LONG way off. Even if a majority of the majority back impeachment, her allies say she won’t & Pelosi still has a strong grip
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new the push to impeach trump stalls amid house democrats deference to amp fear of the pro impeachment push in
NEW: The push to impeach Trump stalls amid House Democrats’ deference to — & fear of — @NancyPelosi.

The pro-impeachment push in the House has languished bc members don’t want to go up against the most powerful woman in American politics

Here’s why:
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except not at all
Except, not at all.
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as fears of war w iran sweep capitol hill trumps iran policy arms deals w saudi face challenges in congress wa
As fears of war w/Iran sweep Capitol Hill, Trump’s Iran policy, arms deals w/Saudi face challenges in Congress

Watch amendments to the must-pass defense bill

Our smart ⁦@karoun⁩ reports
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every time something major happens w trump reporters ask pelosi is this it is it time to move to impeachment a
Every time something major happens w/Trump reporters ask Pelosi: Is this it? is it time to move to impeachment?

And every time, she rebuffs them. Today she just said she doesn't expect one specific instance would affect her chosen course of action.
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has three times sidestepped questions abt whether trump s comments abt help from a foreign gov are impeachabl
.@NancyPelosi has THREE TIMES sidestepped questions abt whether Trump's comments abt help from a foreign gov are impeachable or high crimes.

Guys, this ain't gonna move her. Not even close!

"What we want to do is have a methodical approach to the path that we are on."
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there was a assault on our democracy an assault on our country by the russians and the president tof the unit
.@NancyPelosi: "There was a assault on our democracy, an assault on our country by the Russians... and the president tof the united states has said it's a hoax. ... there is not any ethical sense"
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says house will pass a package of bills that will among other things mandate a duty to report any offer by a
.@NancyPelosi says House will pass a package of bills that will, among other things, mandate a "duty to report" any offer by a foreign gov to help in a campaign to "protect our electoral system."
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pelosi s list of bills in mcconnell s graveyard a campaign reform elections bill equality act dreamers paychec
Pelosi's list of bills in "McConnell's graveyard." a campaign reform/elections bill, equality act, dreamers, paycheck fairness, gun violence, climate,
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news relevant to trump s comments abt help from a foreign gov democrats to launch fresh push to counter foreig
NEWS relevant to Trump's comments abt help from a foreign gov: Democrats to launch fresh push to counter foreign interference in elections.

NOTE: this began before Trump interview but expect it to get more attention now.

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i just asked darrellissa abt the comey news and he flicked me off literally gave me the middle finger and kept
I just asked @DarrellIssa abt the Comey news and he flicked me off -- literally gave me the middle finger -- and kept walking. Said nothing
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inside the wh meeting said to trump you are using people as leverage why won t you open the government and sto
Inside the WH meeting said to Trump: “you are using people as leverage. Why won't you open the government and stop hurting people?” Trump responded: "Because then you won't give me what I want."
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im reminded of a time that former rep duncan hunter senior yelled at me for reporting on his sons alleged misu
I’m reminded of a time that former Rep Duncan Hunter Senior yelled at me for reporting on his son’s alleged misuse of campaign funds. And when he told me his son would be president someday. And when he showed up to Politico offices to scold my editors for my reporting.
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returned from the wh meeting with the president today and went straight for the most sensitive part of trumps
. returned from the WH meeting with the president today and went STRAIGHT for the most sensitive part of Trump’s ego: his masculinity.

“It’s like a manhood thing with him — as if manhood can be associated with him,” she told her colleagues just now.
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new sources id trump s son in law jared kushner as the senior white house official official 1 whose security c
NEW: Sources ID Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner as the senior White House official -- "Official 1" -- whose security clearance was denied by career officials.

WH logs, viewed by the Post, verify whistleblower's account

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breaking a white house whistleblower says 25 security clearance denials were reversed during trump administrat
BREAKING: A White House whistleblower says 25 security clearance denials were reversed during Trump administration, called Congress her “last hope” to stop practices she says put nation at risk.
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breaking scoop meet the only sitting member of congress who reached a sexual harassment settlement on the taxp
BREAKING/SCOOP: Meet the only sitting member of Congress who reached a sexual harassment settlement on the taxpayer dime using OOC-Treasury fund: Rep. Blake
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scoop wh officials tried to pressure ice to release migrants into sanctuary cities to retaliate against presid
SCOOP: WH officials tried to pressure ICE to release migrants into “sanctuary cities” to retaliate against President Trump’s political adversaries – including – during shutdown talks earlier this year.

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sitting above the chamber you see the stark contrast in color btw the gop amp dem side the rs are all in dark
Sitting above the chamber, you see the stark contrast in color btw the GOP & Dem side: the Rs are all in dark suits. Almost all white men. The Dem side is speckled with pinks and purples and greens being worn by the historic # of women. Also very ethnically diverse.
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this is why women on capitol hill are afraid to speaking out meet lauren greene who did so naming blake farent
THIS is why women on Capitol Hill are afraid to speaking out. Meet Lauren Greene, who did so -- naming Blake Farenthold -- then saw her career ruined.
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