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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told senior Democrats she’d like to see President Trump "in prison" during a fiery meeting Tuesday night, Politico reports, citing multiple sources.

Details: House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) reportedly pressed her to let his panel launch impeachment proceedings. "I don’t want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," Pelosi said, according to Politico, which reported those present as saying she'd still prefer to see Trump defeated at the 2020 election and then prosecuted for alleged crimes.

Why it matters: Pelosi remains defiant, despite growing calls from fellow Democrats to impeach Trump. Last month, she said that House Democrats "believe the President of the United States is engaged in a cover-up."

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Parties trade election influence accusations at Big Tech hearing

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A Senate hearing Wednesday with Big Tech CEOs became the backdrop for Democrats and Republicans to swap accusations of inappropriate electioneering.

Why it matters: Once staid tech policy debates are quickly becoming a major focal point of American culture and political wars, as both parties fret about the impact of massive social networks being the new public square.

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Germany goes back into lockdown

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will enact one of Europe's strictest coronavirus lockdowns since spring, closing bars and restaurants nationwide for most of November, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: Germany is the latest European country to reimpose some form of lockdown measures amid a surge in cases across the continent.

How overhyping became an election meddling tool

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As online platforms and intelligence officials get more sophisticated about detecting and stamping out election meddling campaigns, bad actors are increasingly seeing the appeal of instead exaggerating their own interference capabilities to shake Americans' confidence in democracy.

Why it matters: It doesn't take a sophisticated operation to sow seeds of doubt in an already fractious and factionalized U.S. Russia proved that in 2016, and fresh schemes aimed at the 2020 election may already be proving it anew.