Nancy Pelosi announces a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump and progressives demand the Speaker cancel recess to hold a vote as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, Joe Biden’s poll numbers plunge as Elizabeth Warren takes the lead for the first time in a new national poll.
And lastly, a new UN Climate Report says the future looks pretty terrible for Earth’s oceans
And our QUICKER QUICKIES HEADLINES:
Trump is already fundraising off House Democrats’ announcement of a formal impeachment inquiry. “I’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG. TRUST ME, YOU’LL SEE THE TRANSCRIPT,” the email read.
Politico reports that Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Steyer have qualified for the next Democratic presidential primary debate. Both candidates earned 2 percent support in a new poll in New Hampshire, enough to secure a spot on the stage in Ohio next month.
The Washington Post reports about a half-million students could lose access to free school meals under a Trump administration proposal to limit the number of people who qualify for food stamps. The move is drawing protests from congressional Democrats who say it will harm needy schoolchildren.
And Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has declared a four-month ban on the sale of any vaping products in the state on Tuesday, The Boston Globe reports. The ban, which is believed to be the first state-wide one in the U.S., will reportedly apply to sales of tobacco and marijuana e-cigarettes, and will take effect immediately.