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Impeachment report: Mike Pence implicated as ‘either knowledgeable of or active participant’ in scheme

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Mike Pence speaks to ABC News (screen grab)

House Intelligence Committee Democrats’ impeachment report on President Donald Trump also contains some potentially unwelcome news for Vice President Mike Pence.

As flagged by Yahoo News reporter Mike Isikoff, the report alleges that Pence was “either knowledgeable of or active participant” in the impeachable offenses committed by the president.

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In addition to the vice president, the report also implicates Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, and Energy Secretary Rick Perry as being “either knowledgeable of or active participants” in the president’s efforts to pressure Ukraine to launch investigations into former Vice President Joe Biden.


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A Biden win will likely strip Mitch McConnell of all his power: CNN

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According to CNN polling analyst Harry Enten, should Joe Biden win the election on Nov. 3rd it will likely be part of a Democratic tidal wave that will also flip to the Senate to Democratic control -- and strip current Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of his power.

Citing polls in which GOP incumbents are tied or trailing their Democratic opponents, Enten noted that Biden holds leads in those states and his popularity could sweep the down-ticket Democrats into the office too, handing Democrats control of the Senate to go along with the House where they are expected to remain in control.

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Will pollsters let us down in 2020?

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If the polls are to be believed, Democratic nominee Joe Biden is the favorite to win the 2020 election against his Republican opponent, President Donald Trump. At the time of this writing, FiveThirtyEight.com, which aggregates and analyzes polls, gives him a 76 percent chance of winning; all eleven of the most recent polls listed at RealClearPolitics predict a Biden victory with an average spread of almost six points.This article first appeared in Salon.

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‘Lacks basic self-control’: Former GOP lawmakers lambaste Trump as they endorse Joe Biden

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Two former Republican lawmakers have joined the long list of Republicans planning to vote against President Donald Trump in the upcoming general election.

In an op-ed published for Roll Call, Reps. Charles Djou (R-Hawaii) and Mickey Edwards (R-Okla.) urged the American public to "choose unity over continued division" when casting their ballot for the November election.

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