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Rep. Jeff Van Drew expected to switch parties, become Republican

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New Jersey Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a moderate freshman Democrat who said he plans to oppose articles of impeachment against President Trump, is expected to flip parties and become a Republican, a White House official briefed on the matter tells Axios’ Jonathan Swan.

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Why Bloomberg calls UK elections a “catastrophic” warning to 2020 Democrats

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling Boris Johnson’s decisive victory in Britain’s election the “canary in the coal mine” for the Democratic Party about its chances of unseating President Trump in 2020. Why it matters: The latest entry to the Democratic presidential primary field said Friday the U.K. results reinforce the idea that it’s simply not enough for Democrats to assume they will beat Trump next year.

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House Judiciary Committee approves articles of impeachment against Trump

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The House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — on Friday. Why it matters: The party-line 23-17 votes, which were delayed after a marathon markup hearing on Thursday lasted until almost midnight, completes the House committees’ impeachment work and advances the articles to the House chamber for a full floor vote next week.

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