1 big thing: The impeachment train is nearing the station
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House Democrats took a key step today toward a 2019 impeachment of President Trump, while Senate Republicans are increasingly showing their hand on how they’ll handle the media ahead of a trial in 2020.
The big picture: This signals an urgency to wrap up impeachment by the end of this year, Axios' Jonathan Swan tells me. The more it bleeds into 2020 voting, the tougher the sell for Democrats, Republican officials say.
Between the lines: Axios' Margaret Talev emails that she thinks it means Democrats have gotten enough from closed-door sessions to make the case.
On the other side of Capitol Hill, GOP senators are increasingly abstaining from comment with the "I'm a juror" defense, notes the WashPost's Robert Costa and Philip Rucker.
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