Dems Consider Impeachment: US Politics in 60 Seconds

Is the impeachment of President Trump more likely following the Mueller Report?


Well, it's slightly more likely, but still very unlikely to happen. There's not widespread public support. It would be very dangerous for Democrats to impeach. They'd rather just keep talking about it. Hold hearings, bring Miller up to the Hill, make it an issue in 2020.

What happened to Beto-mentum?

Well, he's been underwhelming on the stump and people are wondering where are the policy ideas. At a time when somebody like Elizabeth Warren seems to come out with new big ideas every day, he's got to step it up.

Will big GOP donors line up with Trump in 2020?

Yes, they already are. People who supported Jeb Bush, Mitt Romney, they're all starting to line up with Trump, because they like the tax cuts and don't want to see a Democrat win.

Is there bipartisan support for lowering drug prices?

There is. It's a big issue for Trump, it's a big issue for Democrats. Possibility if one thing happens in this Congress this year it will be a bipartisan effort to lower drug prices.



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Is WhatsApp safe?

WhatsApp had a crazy hack! Hackers were able to get on your phone just by calling it. That's been patched but it's a reminder nothing is ever completely safe in 2019.

Why didn't Uber's IPO perform as promised?

Because they're losing tons of money. Because Lyft didn't do that well. Because their expansion into international markets, where they planned to go, has been harder than expected. Tough times at Uber.

Will cutting Huawei off from American technology hurt?

Trick question! Will it hurt Huawei? Yes, definitely. Will it hurt the American companiesthat supply Huawei? Yes definitely. Will it hurt consumers everywhere? Probably. Unless it changes the dynamics of the U.S. - China trade relationship in such a way that helps everybody, which is possible.

Should more cities ban facial recognition technology?

There's a tradeoff between privacy and safety. San Francisco just blocked facial recognition technology to help privacy but I think most cities are going to care more about their police departments being maximally effective and will choose safety.

In recent years, the accelerating cross-border flow of migrants fleeing violence and poverty has remade the politics of Europe and the United States. A startling new study from Stanford University warns that the conflicts we've seen to date may just be the opening act of a much larger and more dangerous drama.

Here's the study's argument in brief:

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President Donald Trump again dramatically escalated the stakes in the US-China rivalry on Wednesday with a move that made headlines in the US while landing like a grenade in Beijing.

The US Commerce Department announced yesterday that Huawei, China's leading tech company and already the source of major controversy, has been added to a list that prevents US tech suppliers from selling to Huawei without a license. That's even more important than the executive order, also published yesterday, that bans US telecom companies from using Huawei equipment.

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Voters in Australia head to the polls tomorrow to elect a new government. Though few outsiders closely follow politics in this country, this election tells interesting stories about three of the most important issues in today's world: Immigration, climate change, and managing changing relations with China. It's also a country with a steady economy—but lots of political turnover.

Consider:

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