Are impeachment proceedings imminent for President Trump?

Number one: Are impeachment proceedings imminent for President Trump?

Well there certainly a lot closer than they have been following all of the Ukraine revelations. We should know a lot by the end of this week. If moderate Democrats, who won in 2018, come out as a block for impeachment, it's going to put a lot of pressure on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move forward. So we're certainly getting very close.

Number two: Will the transcript of the call between Trump and the Ukrainian president be released?

I doubt it. Trump likes to tease about releasing these things and never does. So it may be leaked but I don't think it'll be officially released.

Number three: With Bill de Blasio gone, who's next out among the Democratic presidential candidates?

It looks like Cory Booker is the most likely. He had set himself a tough fundraising deadline or he'd get out. So he's probably going to be out. Maybe Amy Klobuchar after that. Getting late for a lot of Democrats.

Final question: Can Democrat Joe Kennedy win a Senate seat from Massachusetts at only 38 years old?

Yes. His name is Kennedy. He certainly can. He's pulling ahead of Ed Markey in the Democratic primary polls. If he wins the primary, he's got a good shot at winning the seat. So, it looks like there could be a Kennedy back in the Senate from Massachusetts.

This month, a bipartisan group of legislators in Washington state presented new legislation that could soon become the most comprehensive privacy law in the country. The centerpiece of this legislation, the Washington Privacy Act as substituted, goes further than the landmark bill California recently enacted and builds on the law Europeans have enjoyed for the past year and a half.

As Microsoft President Brad Smith shared in his blog post about our priorities for the state of Washington's current legislative session, we believe it is important to enact strong data privacy protections to demonstrate our state's leadership on what we believe will be one of the defining issues of our generation. People will only trust technology if they know their data is private and under their control, and new laws like these will help provide that assurance.

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Let's be clear— the Middle East peace plan that the US unveiled today is by no means fair. In fact, it is markedly more pro-Israel than any that have come before it.

But the Trump administration was never aiming for a "fair" deal. Instead, it was pursuing a deal that can feasibly be implemented. In other words, it's a deal shaped by a keen understanding of the new power balances within the region and globally.


For months now, the US has been lobbying countries around the world to ban the Chinese tech giant Huawei from building the 5G data networks that are going to power everything from your cell phone, to power grids, to self-driving cars. US security hawks say allowing a Chinese company to supply such essential infrastructure could allow the Chinese government to steal sensitive data or even sabotage networks. On the other hand, rejecting Huawei could make 5G more expensive. It also means angering the world's second-largest economy.


The end of the interim in Bolivia? – Mere months after taking over as Bolivia's interim president, Jeanine Áñez has decided that "interim" isn't quite permanent enough, and she now wants to run for president in elections set for May 3. Áñez is an outspoken conservative who took over in October when mass protests over election fraud prompted the military to oust the long-serving left-populist Evo Morales. She says she is just trying to unify a fractious conservative ticket that can beat the candidate backed by Morales' party. (Morales himself is barred from running.) Her supporters say she has the right to run just like anyone else. But critics say that after promising that she would serve only as a caretaker president, Áñez's decision taints the legitimacy of an election meant to be a clean slate reset after the unrest last fall. We are watching closely to see if her move sparks fresh unrest in an already deeply polarized country.


1: Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was formally indicted on corruption charges Tuesday, making him the first sitting prime minister to face trial in Israel's history. The charges came hours before Netanyahu was set to meet President Trump for the unveiling of the US' long-anticipated Mideast peace plan.