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It’s time to say what we said 20 years ago when a president’s character was revealed for what it was.

By MARK GALLI

In our founding documents, Billy Graham explains that Christianity Today will help evangelical Christians interpret the news in a manner that reflects their faith. The impeachment of Donald Trump is a significant event in the story of our republic. It requires comment.

By DON GONYEA

A top national labor leader is touting a new multilateral trade deal, and says his union side much improved the Trump administration's initial proposal.

The comments from Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, came Wednesday, just before the House overwhelmingly approved the pact called the USMCA.

The new deal between the United States, Mexico and Canada, which now heads to the Senate, would replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Just now, The House of Representatives passed a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The deal will be considered by the Senate in early 2020.

For over a year we have been working to force essential improvements to Trump’s worse-than-the-original NAFTA 2.0 deal. That non-starter was rigged for Big Pharma to lock in high medicine prices and would have done nothing to stop NAFTA outsourcing of jobs or pollution.

The administration has said its North American trade pact would add 76,000 jobs in the sector. Experts are not so sure.

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By BERRY CRAIG

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His vote didn't get much press in the Bluegrass State. But another Kentucky-born congressman supported impeaching President Trump.

By MIKE STUNSON

Each Kentucky congressman voted along party lines Wednesday in the House of Representatives’ impeachment of President Donald Trump.

Rep. John Yarmuth, the state’s lone Democrat on Capitol Hill, was the only Kentuckian to vote to impeach the president. The Louisville congressman, who represents the state’s 3rd Congressional District, stated his intention by saying evidence of Trump’s “attempt to extort Ukraine’s president for political gain is overwhelming.”

By FRANK BRUNI

Finding verse in this curse

’Twas the eve of impeachment, when all through the House
No Republicans wavered, each last one a louse.

The articles were drafted by Democrats with care
In hopes that a conscience would soon bloom there.

We pundits were tossing all steamed in our beds,
While Trump’s certain acquittal danced in our heads.

IN THE END, the story told by the two articles of impeachment approved on Friday morning by the House Judiciary Committee is short, simple and damning: President Donald Trump abused the power of his office by strong-arming Ukraine, a vulnerable ally, holding up hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid until it agreed to help him influence the 2020 election by digging up dirt on a political rival.