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“Will Nancy Pelosi ever send the two House articles of impeachment to the Senate? We’re going on three weeks since the House voted, and Congress is back in session, but the House Speaker said Tuesday she wants to see what kind of trial the Senate will hold before she deigns to appoint House managers to make their case,” The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes.

“This is a parody of impeachment. House Democrats said they had to rush to vote before Christmas because President Trump poses a clear and present danger, but now the urgency is gone.” It also runs afoul of the Constitution, which gives the House the “sole power of impeachment” and the Senate the “sole power to try all impeachments.”

“President Trump got it exactly right Wednesday morning: ‘Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world.’ . . . Iran, as the president noted Wednesday, has been provoking the United States — and getting away with it — for 40 years. 

‘Those days are over,’ Trump declared. About time,” the New York Post editorial board writes.

“Senate Democrats are breaking with their party leaders over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to hold on to the articles of impeachment, saying it is time to get President Trump’s trial rolling . . . Senate Republicans have remained united behind Mr. McConnell’s demand for a trial process that would mirror the 1999 impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton,” Alex Swoyer and Gabriella Muñoz report in The Washington Times.

“Private payroll growth ended 2019 on a strong note, with companies adding 202,000 positions in December in another sign of a healthy labor market, according to a report Wednesday from ADP and Moody’s Analytics. The total was well above the 150,000 consensus estimate from economists surveyed,” Jeff 

Cox reports for CNBC.

“My 5-year-old daughter has cystic fibrosis and may eventually need a lung transplant. Just before Christmas, the Trump administration gave an early gift to the roughly 113,000 Americans currently awaiting transplanted organs. It proposed two new rules that will make transplants easier,” Mary Vought writes in The Wall Street Journal.


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