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Impeachment has brought out President Trump's marketing instincts: He and his campaign are trying to turn the perilous process into a fundraising and mobilization tool, Axios' Sara Fischer and Alayna Treene write.
A campaign official tells Axios that a lot of the ideas for responses are being generated by Trump himself.
Merchandise: Recent additions to the Trump campaign's store include "Bull-Schiff" T-shirts demonizing House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff, and "Where's Hunter?" T-shirts mocking Joe Biden's son.
Facebook: The Trump campaign has been blitzing Facebook with ads urging supporters to "sign up" to fight impeachment.
TV: Trump will air a re-election ad on Fox [Corrected] during the 2020 Super Bowl, per two sources familiar with the ad buy.
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The House impeachment report on President Trump will be unveiled today behind closed doors for key lawmakers, per AP.
In a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), White House counsel Pat Cipollone spurned an invitation to participate on Wednesday.
Wednesday's hearing will convene legal experts to lay the groundwork for articles of impeachment, which the panel is expected to draw up quickly.
House Republicans will try to go on the offensive this week, as both sides make closing arguments for and against the impeachment of President Trump.
Collins prides himself on mastery of process and rules.
The GOP aide told me: "We feel like this is our moment in the House."
Laboring to win over black voters, Pete Buttigieg listens as the Rev. William Barber, pastor and civil rights activist, discusses racism and poverty at Greenleaf Christian Church in Goldsboro, N.C.
The UN opened a two-week climate summit in Madrid today — moved from Chile due to protests — as "world leaders face growing pressure to prove they can muster the political will to avert the most catastrophic impacts of global warming," writes Reuters.
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Instead of renewable energy, the world needs to focus far more on cutting its use of oil, natural gas and coal to really fight climate change, writes Axios' Amy Harder in her "Harder Line" column.
The big picture: Like adding salad to your pasta doesn’t help you lose weight, adding cleaner energy to a world run on fossil fuels won’t cut greenhouse gas emissions — yet that’s what we’re doing now.
"Nationwide access to abortion is more vulnerable than it has been in decades," write the N.Y. Times' Elizabeth Dias and Lisa Lerer.
Why it matters: "National leaders became overly reliant on the protections granted by a Democratic presidency under [President Obama] and a relatively balanced Supreme Court, critics say, leading to overconfidence that their goals were not seriously threatened."
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Efforts to fill local newsrooms are ramping up as the industry continues to face rapid cuts, consolidation and closures, writes Axios' Sara Fischer.
Why it matters: The death of local news in America is routinely cited as one of the country's biggest threats to democracy. With fewer opportunities in local journalism and less job security at the local level, finding talent to fill local newsrooms has become a central focus.
"The CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell" moves to its new permanent home in Washington with tonight's broadcast, making it the only network evening newscast based in the capital.
A new statue of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks was dedicated in Montgomery, Alabama’s capital city, yesterday — the 64th anniversary of her historic refusal to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, per AP.
Below, Parks rides a newly integrated Montgomery bus in December, 1956, after the Supreme Court declared the city's segregation laws unconstitutional.
Go deeper: "Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat and changed the world."
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