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CNN

Shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced that representatives would begin drafting articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy took the podium to defend the President and the Republican party as a whole.

It could've gone better.

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One day after the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a press conference announcing that the House would begin drafting articles of impeachment, with a possible floor vote as soon as Christmas.

The press conference signaled the beginning of the end of the impeachment inquiry in the House.

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President Donald Trump has seared the phrase "fake news" into the cultural vernacular for decades to come, but all too often it's he who disseminates misrepresentations and blatant lies.

A tweet from Trump ahead of the first round of this week's public impeachment hearings against him was no different. The President shared a fake quote from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) regarding the electoral process.

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ABC News

The phrase "moving the goal posts" refers to giving a set target or demand then when that demand is met, a new demand is immediately issued without acknowledging successfully meeting the original goal. The GOP and White House are being accused of moving the goal posts when it comes to the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

Repeatedly.

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MSNBC

President Donald Trump held a rally in Monroe, Louisiana on Wednesday night where he invited Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) to the podium for a few words.

Kennedy proceeded to rail against Democrats, especially House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), whose move to launch impeachment proceedings against Trump has sent Republicans into attack mode in an effort to discredit the investigation.

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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 10: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks with fellow Senate Republicans during a news conference following the weekly Senate Republicans policy luncheon, on Capitol Hill, on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Al Drago/Getty Images)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) embraces the nickname "Grim Reaper" for his refusal to bring hundreds of bills passed by the House of Representatives to the Senate floor, but there's one nickname he despises.

That nickname is now trending on Twitter: Moscow Mitch, which McConnell earned for refusing to bring election security bills to the floor.

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It's been nearly three weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) formally announced an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.

Pelosi had resisted growing calls to begin impeachment proceedings for nearly a year, but when Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate his possible 2020 opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, Pelosi said that Trump had given the House no choice.

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