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59 House Democrats and one House Republican now publicly support impeachment proceedings against President Trump, according to Axios' Zach Basu.
The big picture: Pelosi has long wagered that impeachment would be fruitless without overwhelming public support. And right now, the public isn't there:
The bottom line: Many Democrats who publicly support impeachment are already known for being outspoken critics of the president. That masks the reality that 75% of the caucus, including its leader, hasn't come out in favor.
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A truly bizarre trend is having an impact on the economy: Wealthy people and corporations have so much money they literally don't know what to do with it, Axios Markets editor Dion Rabouin writes.
The big picture: U.S. companies raked in a record $2.3 trillion in corporate profits last year, while the country's total wealth increased by $6 trillion to $98.2 trillion (40% of which went to those with wealth over $100,000).
So, where is all the money going?
How we got here:
The bottom line: Money that would previously have been split between businesses, workers and the government is instead sitting in corporate accounts.
In a dramatic reversal, Joe Biden told a DNC summit in Atlanta last night that he "no longer supports a ban on federal funding for abortions, known as the Hyde Amendment, ... after a day of sharp criticism from campaign rivals," the WashPost's Colby Itkowitz reports.
The backstory, from AP: "A senior Biden campaign official said some aides were surprised at the speed of the reversal, given Biden's long history of explaining his abortion positions in terms of his [Catholic] faith."
Be smart: This, plus Biden's left-of-Obama climate plan, shows the gravitational pull of liberals.
President Trump puts his autograph up top when 15 world leaders sign a D-Day proclamation at a ceremony in Portsmouth, England:
Veteran David Edwards gets 75-year thanks in Arromanches-les-Bains, France.
The federal government is opening a new mass facility to hold migrant children in Texas — and is considering detaining hundreds more youths on three military bases around the country, adding up to 3,000 new beds to the already overtaxed system, AP's Garance Burke reports.
All the new facilities will be considered temporary emergency shelters, so they won't be subject to state child welfare licensing requirements,
Walmart is launching a service that offers grocery delivery directly to your refrigerator, using smart-key technology to let the worker in, and a proprietary, wearable camera so you can watch the delivery remotely. (Reuters)
Three weeks before the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn raid, which catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement, New York's police commissioner apologized, AP's Jennifer Peltz writes.
Why it matters: The police raid of the gay bar in Greenwich Village — in the wee hours of June 28, 1969 — gave rise to a series of riots that provided a spark to the nascent LGBT rights movement.
What's new: The world’s largest automakers — 17 companies, including Ford, GM, Toyota and Volvo — warned President Trump in a letter that "his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards ... threatens to cut their profits and produce 'untenable' instability" in the industry, the N.Y. Times' Coral Davenport reports.
"Women’s Soccer’s Big Moment, Big-Footed by Indifference and a 'Clerical Error,'" the N.Y. Times' Rory Smith discovered:
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