POLITICS TODAY: F1 Race in Miami; Jim DeMint Wins First Primaries as Former Senate Leader

Good morning all! Here’s a quick guide to what’s happening in the world of politics this Wednesday: Two and only — Formula 1 begins testing in Florida tomorrow. The Miami Grand Prix joins the…

POLITICS TODAY: F1 Race in Miami; Jim DeMint Wins First Primaries as Former Senate Leader

Good morning all! Here’s a quick guide to what’s happening in the world of politics this Wednesday:

Two and only — Formula 1 begins testing in Florida tomorrow. The Miami Grand Prix joins the schedule in 2022, a year after the F1 Race in Brazil. Friday is the first day of testing, with the first event set for May 2020.

Winners Here — Jim DeMint Wins First Primaries as Former Senate Leader: Senator DeMint won three of the four primaries in his first week, including his former home state of South Carolina. He also took Louisiana and Oklahoma.

“DeMint: Patriot” in Spanish: Newly elected governor, Ricardo Rossello, says he plans to hire U.S. Rep. Andres Gomez for a key cabinet position in order to make the state more “tough and independent.”

Who’s Not Hitting the Prom? The Senate and the House both debated impeachment resolutions against former Trump national security adviser, Michael Flynn. However, Flynn’s wife did not attend either vote. The resolution in the Senate blocked impeachment, as the Senate lacked the two-thirds majority needed to pass the resolution. The motion failed by three votes in the House.

“Heritage West”: For the first time in over one decade, the Heritage Foundation (basically, the unofficial headquarters of the conservative wing of the Republican Party) is going bye-bye after a large restructuring of the conference under the new Trump administration. The Heritage Foundation says they will still hold conferences to discuss the impact of policy.

Wall Street: The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened almost 300 points higher on Tuesday. The stock market recovered from a plunge on Monday that was sparked by election results in Italy.

No repeat performance — Former President Barack Obama will not be attending the 2020 Democratic National Convention. He won’t be in his hometown to hand out honorary degrees, but he will make appearances at other events.

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