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Speaker Nancy Pelosi's formal impeachment announcement today was addressed squarely at skittish members within her caucus, Axios' Margaret Talev reports.
The big picture: This is a chance for Pelosi to shape the conversation.
Between the lines: In her formal statement, Pelosi used simple declarative sentences to convey the idea there is no alternative:
She was a bit more colorful in the press conference that followed:
The bottom line: In both cases, Pelosi was clear. For Democrats, she's the boss.
A protestor throws a rock toward police during a rally in support of the national strike in France, one of the largest nationwide strikes in years.
Michael Bloomberg unveiled his platform on gun control today at a Colorado event with the parent of a victim of the 2012 Aurora movie theater mass shooting.
Why it matters: Gun control — along with fighting climate change — are clear priorities for Bloomberg that predate his presidential campaign.