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After massive spending blitz, Democrat Steyer looking for Iowa boost

In an interview with Reuters hours ahead of the first votes of the 2020 presidential campaign, the billionaire-turned-activist also said fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s unorthodox decision to skip the first four voting states meant he had forgone a crucial element for a White House candidate: listening to voters.

Factbox: Trump impeachment – What happens next?

* Speeches by senators, which are limited to no more than 10 minutes and began on Monday, continue. Chief Justice John Roberts will not preside, as the Senate technically is hearing these speeches in a regular session and not a special impeachment trial session.

U.S. SEC Commissioner defends proposal on shareholder voting rules

SEC Commissioner Elad Roisman, the lead commissioner on the agency’s long-awaited proxy proposal that seeks to change how investors hold companies accountable, said that he is “open to changing his mind” on the direction of the corporate governance measure, but after addressing what he sees as unhelpful comments.