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  • Senate Showdown: Senators delivered a rare foreign-policy rebuke to the White House, voting to advance a resolution that demands an end to U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The motion was intended to send a signal to both the White House and the Saudis about lawmakers’ dissatisfaction with how both sides have handled the fallout from the Jamal Khashoggi killing. The full vote could happen next week and would set up a showdown between President Trump and Congress. Read more here.

  • Declassified Docs: President Trump says if House Democrats “go down the presidential harassment track” — meaning if they investigate his administration — he could declassify documents from Robert Mueller’s probe that he said would show Democrats were setting him up. Trump said he believes that would “be the best thing that would happen to me.” He tells the New York Post, “If they want to play tough, I will do it. They will see how devastating those pages are.” Read more here.

  • Pelosi for Speaker: Democrats have nominated Nancy Pelosi to be speaker of the House. Pelosi, the minority leader, became the first female speaker in 2007. It hasn’t been smooth sailing for California congresswoman; 16 House Democrats signed a letter promising to oppose her when the full House votes in January. Read more here.

  • Stormy vs. Avenatti: Stormy Daniels could be parting ways with her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, after she claims he sued President Trump for defamation against her wishes. While Daniels says she hasn’t decided whether to keep him on, she also claims he’s ignored her requests for information on the money raised to help fund her legal defense. Read more here.

  • Stocks Soar: Stocks surged after Fed Chair Jerome Powell indicated he may stop, or at least ease, raising interest rates. The Dow rose 600 points, erasing the losses from the month. Powell, who has become one of President Trump’s favored punching bags over the Fed’s rate hikes, did not mention Trump’s attacks. Read more here.

  • Vape Stake: Cigarette giant Altria is reportedly in talks to take a significant stake in Juul Labs, the hugely popular e-cigarette start-up that’s at the center of a regulatory storm over teen vaping. Altria, which makes Marlboro and Parliament cigarettes, is hoping to hedge its bets as smoking rates decline and vaping skyrockets. Read more here.

  • VW to the Rescue?: Volkswagen plans on opening a new plant in North America for electric cars. The company plans to introduce its electric vehicle — a take on its famous minibus — in 2020, at a cost of $30,000 to $40,000. The announcement came days after GM announced it would be shuttering five plants in North America. Read more here.

  • Pope & 6-Year-Old: A 6-year-old disabled boy climbed onto the stage where Pope Francis was giving a catechism lesson. When the boy’s mother approached, explaining her son couldn’t speak, the pope said “Let him be, let him be.” Read more here.

  • Quentin Tarantino: Quentin Tarantino is married. The director married Daniella Pick, an Israeli singer and model. Both Tarantino, 55, and Pick, 35, have not been married before. Read more here.

  • Tree Lightings: The country’s two most famous Christmas trees are shining bright. In Washington, First Lady Melania Trump flipped the switch on the National Christmas Tree with the help of the president, and in New York, Mayor Bill De Blasio presided over the Rockefeller Center tree lighting — where he was loudly booed. See the photos here.

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