Happy Wednesday! Today’s newsletter was filed from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Des Moines, Iowa.
Things are beginning to move very quickly in Washington. Monday and Tuesday were almost comically overstuffed news days: Articles of impeachment, handshake deals on two huge pieces of must-pass legislation (USMCA and the NDAA), a long-awaited inspector general’s report on the origins of the Russia investigation, a rowdy swing-state Trump rally—and a new trove of government documents detailing years of government malfeasance in the war in Afghanistan.
Let’s get to it.
Quick Hits: What You Need to Know
The House of Representatives formally announced articles of impeachment against President Trump Tuesday, charging him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress—but not the extortion or bribery House Democrats had frequently alleged in impeachment hearings.