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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suddenly having a harder time selling her big ideas in the Democratic primary. As president, she'd have an even tougher time convincing Congress — even if Democrats held both chambers, David Nather and Alexi McCammond write.
Warren could take some significant things through executive action — including tougher antitrust enforcement to try to break up the Big Tech companies.
Her college debt plan would likely get a major rewrite from fellow Democrats:
What Warren could do on her own:
The Warren campaign insists she could pass one of her most popular ideas — the wealth tax — through a budget reconciliation process that requires a simple majority vote in the Senate, and that she could use executive action to implement significant changes on health care, gun control and the environment.
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Here’s a look at the odds for 10 of Elizabeth Warren’s most ambitious plans, according to Democratic aides, former White House policy officials from both parties, and Axios’ issue experts:
In a prelude to articles of impeachment, House Democrats conclude in a 300-page report that President Trump abused the power of his office to pressure Ukraine to announce investigations beneficial to his re-election campaign.
Topline conclusions, per Alayna Treene:
How it's playing:
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.):
... and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.):
Google's founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin — each age 46 — announced yesterday that they're retaining their board seats but handing operational responsibility for both Alphabet and Google over to Google CEO Sundar Pichai.
Canadian Prime MInister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Host Broadcaster via AP
Several NATO leaders seem to have been caught gossiping about President Trump on a hot mic, AP reports.
📱Footage was posted online by Canada's CBC and has been viewed more than 5 million times.
Above, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) launches her campaign for president in her hometown of Oakland, Calif., in January.
Below, her Oakland campaign office yesterday after she became the first top-tier candidate to drop out.
Leading Democrats, including presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and former HUD Secretary Julián Castro, spoke out against an increasing lack of diversity in the race after Sen. Kamala Harris' exit, Axios' Rebecca Falconer writes.
The Who announced last night it will play its first Cincinnati area concert since 11 fans died 40 years ago in a pre-show stampede.
"We need to go back to Cincinnati," Pete Townshend said on a documentary aired in Cincinnati last night. "It would be such a joyous occasion for us, and such a healing thing."
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