Rep. Justin Amash. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

The House Freedom Caucus officially condemned Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Monday night for saying President Trump "has engaged in impeachable conduct" over the Mueller report, The Hill first reported.

Details: Former Freedom Caucus chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, told reporters every Caucus member in attendance opposed the comments made by Amash, who was not present at the meeting, per Politico.

Why it matters: Amash is the first Republican congressman to speak out in favor of impeaching Trump.

The big picture: Michigan state Rep. Jim Lower announced Monday he'd challenge Amash for his seat because of his remarks on Trump, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Trump signs 4 executive orders on coronavirus aid

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President Trump on Saturday signed four executive orders to provide relief from economic damage sustained during the coronavirus pandemic after talks between the White House and Democratic leadership collapsed Friday afternoon.

Why it matters: Because the Constitution gives Congress the power to appropriate federal spending, Trump has limited authority to act unilaterally — and risks a legal challenge if congressional Democrats believe he has overstepped.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 19,451,097 — Total deaths: 722,835 — Total recoveries — 11,788,665Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 2. p.m. ET: 4,968,413 — Total deaths: 161,858 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Public health: Fauci says chances are "not great" that COVID-19 vaccine will be 98% effective.
  4. Science: Indoor air is the next coronavirus frontline.
  5. Schools: How back-to-school is playing out in the South as coronavirus rages on — Princeton, Johns Hopkins, Howard to hold fall classes online.
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What's next for Lebanon after the Beirut explosion

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Beirut residents are still clearing rubble from streets that appear war-torn, days after a blast that shocked the country and horrified the world.

Why it matters: The explosion is likely to accelerate a painful cycle Lebanon was already living through — discontent, economic distress, and emigration.