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NEW YORK - The tech-rich Nasdaq finished above 9,000 for the first time on Thursday, powering to its 10th straight record on gains by Amazon and other tech giants.

The Nasdaq surged 0.8 percent to finish the post-holiday session at 9,022.39.

The other two major indices also finished at records in a sleepy post-Christmas trading day when overseas markets were closed.

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FILE - Santa Claus gestures on the floor at the closing bell of the Dow Industrial Average at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, Dec. 5, 2019.

Jesse Watters responded to growing scrutiny of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's decision to withhold the articles of impeachment from the Senate, after President Trump attacked her in a series of tweets early over the holiday.

"She wants the impeachment without the acquittal but she's not gonna get what she wants because eventually, this strategy is gonna run out of the road," Watters said on "The Five." "The only thing she's enjoying right now is watching Trump complain. If I were the president, I would stop, declare victory, I would say Nancy looks weak, she looks scared, she looks tired and eventually the articles will get kicked up and he'll get the acquittal he's looking for."

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"I think the longer she delays, the worse it gets for [Democrats] because, remember, their argument was, this president is such a danger he must be removed for the good of the republic," Blakeman said in a Thursday morning interview.

President Trump issued a warning to California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, threatening federal intervention if Newsom is unable to solve his state's homeless crisis.

"Governor Gavin N has done a really bad job on taking care of the homeless population in California. If he can’t fix the problem, the Federal Govt. will get involved!" Trump tweeted.

The Golden State has led the nation in the number of homeless people with an estimated total of over 129,972 in January 2018, according to a Department of Housing and Urban Development [HUD] report. Just over 68 percent of the homeless population in California, the most populous U.S. state, is also categorized as unsheltered.

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On Christmas day, Trump retweeted Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren who responded to Newsom's earlier comment, blasting him for his lack of accountability: "Take accountability, Gavin," Lahren wrote. "This is your state and you and your democratic cohorts created this mess. You can’t blame @realDonaldTrump forever. Step away from the hair gel and get to work!!!" (Screenshot)

The Trump administration's trade deals combined with provisions within the National Defense Authorization Act will make for a “boom year” for America, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”

“It's going to be a boom year in 2020 for the American economy,” Navarro, director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, said on Tuesday.

“I'm looking at growth closer to 3 percent than 2 percent, I'm looking at the Dow well over 30,000. I predicted that several months ago that if we got [United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement] USMCA and interest rates down that we would get over 30,000. It's going to be a great year for America.”

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“There’s a segment in this great phase one deal that details $200 billion worth of incremental buys from the Chinese including a lot of farm products,” Navarro said. “What the Chinese do in preparation for that is simply lower their tariffs so when they buy the stuff they don't have to put an added cost on their consumers.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Friday formally invited President Trump to give his 2020 State of the Union address before the U.S. House, just two days after the majority of Congress voted to impeach him.

In a letter to Trump, Pelosi cited the constitutional obligation to invite the president to speak “from time to time.”

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U.S. President Donald Trump has signed two spending bills that fund the federal government through September, averting a government shutdown that was set to take effect Friday.

The spending bills total $1.4 trillion and include a 3.1-percent pay raise for civilian government workers.

With the signing of the $738 billion defense policy bill, Trump authorized the creation of a space force, a 3.1-percent pay increase for military service members and 12 weeks of paid parental leave for federal workers.

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FILE - U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

You know the feeling you have after some momentous life-changing event? The birth of a child or a funeral or some unexpected medical diagnosis -- those are the moments that define your life, of course. And so, you wake up the next morning, and you realize... nothing will ever be the same.

Well, that was definitely not the feeling you had Thursday morning. They impeached the president Wednesday night, and if we’re being honest, it didn’t really make any difference.

Despite weeks of loud and urgent noises gleefully amplified by the mouth breathers on cable television, the votes last night came and went, and then -- drumroll please -- nothing changed.

We didn’t learn anything. Nobody grew. Democrats seemed almost theatrically insincere when they began this process some weeks ago.

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Impeachment was never about removing the president. No. It was always just a prank. It was the political equivalent of a flaming bag of dog bombs on the country’s front steps.  “We made our point,” Democrats are saying. “We don’t need to continue.”

 

Consider it a twist on the old question about a tree falling in the forest with no one to hear it: If the House adopts articles of impeachment but never sends them to the Senate, is a president truly impeached?

A Harvard law professor, who also served as a Democrat-called impeachment witness, answered with a resounding “no” in a column that speaks to the deep dilemma House Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces as she sits on two articles of impeachment against President Trump.

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“Both parts are necessary to make an impeachment under the Constitution: The House must actually send the articles and send managers to the Senate to prosecute the impeachment. And the Senate must actually hold a trial,” Feldman wrote.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the stage Thursday for a potentially bruising fight between the leadership of the two chambers over impeachment, as he tore into Nancy Pelosi for “shoddy work” and said Democrats may be “too afraid” to send the articles to the Senate after the House speaker abruptly held off on transmitting them.

“This particular House of Representatives has let its partisan rage at this particular president create a toxic new precedent that will echo well into the future,” McConnell said on the floor, accusing Democrats of giving in to "temptation" with their impeachment vote while challenging their handling of the articles in the aftermath.

"Looks like the prosecutors are getting cold feet," the Senate GOP leader mused.

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McConnell accused Pelosi of suggesting “that House Democrats may be too afraid ... to even transmit their shoddy work product to the Senate.”

While the votes to impeach President Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress fell mostly along party lines, three Democrats bucked their party on Wednesday evening to vote against impeaching the president on at least one of the articles.

Reps. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., voted against both articles of impeachment. Rep. Jared Golden, D-Maine, voted in favor of impeaching Trump on abuse of power, but not on obstruction of Congress.

Another Democrat, presidential candidate and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, voted "present" on both impeachment resolutions.

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“I’ve always felt this impeachment is going to do a tremendous amount of harm to the country,” Van Drew said. “It’s really going to create more division, more hardship, more hate, more civil unrest.”

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