Good afternoon on a day for the history books: Today's PM — edited by Justin Green — is 431 words, a 2-minute read.
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Eight years after he was the GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney made history today as the first senator to vote to convict a president of his own party.
By the numbers:
In a Senate floor speech, Romney called Trump "guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust."
Why it matters: The way the Senate trial ended — with nearly every Republican declining to pursue new information about Trump's Ukraine activities — has raised alarms about the growth of presidential power and the refusal of Congress to stop it, Axios' Alayna Treene reports.
The bottom line: In the end, the White House lawyers got their wish. Trump survives, and the voters will get to decide whether he should stay or go.
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Chinese police officers operate a drone in Hubei province to spread information about the prevention and control of the new coronavirus.
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Glamour magazine spoke with "seven women in journalism who are covering the impeachment, the election, or both, about how they’re handling their workload during one of the craziest months in American history," including Axios' own Alexi McCammond.