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The leading white candidates in the Democratic presidential primary combined have nearly four times as much cash on hand as all five non-white candidates, Alexi McCammond writes.
While the Democratic Party and the country are having real conversations about race and gender in politics, the numbers don't lie — it's still challenging for non-white candidates to raise the money they need to be viewed as viable.
The big picture: People of color at the federal, state, and local level have a harder time fundraising than their white colleagues.
Between the lines: Several Democratic strategists said there's a lack of institutional support for people of color running for office, from mayor on up.
Between the lines: Competitive races always attract more money.
During the House's historic vote to set the ground rules for the impeachment of Donald J. Trump, members shouted and booed as the votes popped up in lights on the wall above them, Axios' Alayna Treene reports from the Capitol.
Speaker Pelosi lost only two Democrats; no Republicans crossed over.
It wasn't this stark 21 years ago, for the 1998 vote launching the impeachment of William J. Clinton: 31 Democrats joined all Republicans in setting up a formal process for considering impeachment, Paul Kane points out in the WashPost:
Tale of the tape, from AP: The only Democratic "no"s were Reps. Jeff Van Drew, a New Jersey freshman, and 28-year veteran Collin Peterson of Minnesota, one of the House's most conservative Democrats.
🥊 David Brooks writes: "Is it possible that more than 20 Republican senators will vote to convict Donald Trump of articles of impeachment? When you hang around Washington you get the sense that it could happen." ...
In late September, President Trump "changed his primary residence from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Fla., according to documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court," the N.Y. Times' Maggie Haberman scoops.
After the story broke, Trump tweeted:
[D]espite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse. I hated having to make ... this decision, but in the end it will be best for all concerned.
Go deeper: "Why Trump is Florida man," by Jonathan Swan.
Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios
Facebook's scale and power make it seem more a kind of quasi-sovereign nation than a traditional company, Axios managing editor Scott Rosenberg writes.
Facebook's operations as a quasi-state span realms such as:
Our thought bubble: Governments must manage complex webs of stakeholders wielding constantly shifting amounts of political power. Facebook has a rough road ahead because it suddenly must perform this dance everywhere.
Andrew Yang will unveil a "New Way Forward" message when he joins other candidates onstage in Des Moines tonight at the Iowa Democratic Party's Liberty & Justice dinner (formerly the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner).
Yang wants to set himself apart by discussing the root causes that led to President Trump, as a way to promote Yang's signature universal basic income for all American adults, which he calls the Freedom Dividend:
"The Nationals just pulled off the greatest postseason upset run in the history of baseball. And I doubt it’s even a close call," writes columnist Tom Boswell, who started his career at The Washington Post as a copy aide in 1969:
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