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On July 23, 1974, Rep. Lawrence Hogan, Sr., a Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, bought airtime on TV networks across his home state of Maryland. He had a big announcement to share: Hogan was the first Republican on the House Judiciary Committee to publicly say he would vote to impeach Nixon. It was just over two weeks before Nixon would announce his resignation, and the Judiciary Committee was poised to approve three articles of impeachment against the president — except nobody knew that yet.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks ended more than 1% higher on Friday though well off the day’s highs after the announcement of a partial trade deal between the United States and China.
We’re a week away from the fourth Democratic primary debate on Oct. 15, and the stage is now set with 12 candidates. But our eyes are already turned toward the fifth debate, where things are starting to get a little crowded with seven candidates now qualified. Over the weekend, both Sen. Cory Booker and billionaire activist Tom Steyer earned the last qualifying poll they needed for November’s event, with Steyer making the cut despite having not even appeared in a single debate yet!
It’s been a little over a week since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House is conducting an impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Are Americans in support of impeachment? FiveThirtyEight looks at the polls.
Former Vice President Joe Biden is still getting the lion’s share of media coverage relative to other candidates, according to data from the TV News Archive,1 which splits cable news coverage across the three networks we monitor — CNN, Fox News and MSNBC — into 15-second clips, and Media Cloud,2 a database of online news stories. Biden’s share of cable news clips and online news stories decreased from last week, but he was still mentioned more on cable news than every other candidate combined.
Five states will hold elections this November for governor or state legislature — and a lot seems to be on the line. In the Louisiana gubernatorial race, a Republican victory would mean total GOP control of the state government; similarly, in Virginia, Democrats could take total control with just a few more legislative victories.
Welcome to FiveThirtyEight’s weekly politics chat. The transcript below has been lightly edited.
What do Americans think about impeachment after a week of new evidence on the Ukraine scandal? We examine the polls and look at what might change opinions in the coming days, from new subpoenas to the arrest of two associates of Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer.