Pete Buttigieg has surged to the top of the field in Iowa, according to the state's flagship poll released Saturday. A Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey shows Buttigieg with 25 percent, followed by three candidates vying for second: Elizabeth Warren at 16 percent, and Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders at 15 percent. (Politico)
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing to file paperwork to qualify for the Democratic presidential primary in Alabama, ahead of a Friday deadline. The move would be a first step toward a national campaign, though Bloomberg has not made a final decision to run. (Politico)
House will vote on a resolution to formalize the next steps of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. The resolution “establishes the procedure for hearings” according to Speak Nancy Pelosi (Politico)
Rep. Greg Walden, (R, OR) - He will retire at the end of this Congress. He is the 17th House Republican to announce retirement this cycle.
DNC raises the threshold for the 6th president debate in December – 200,000 unique donors and either 4 % in at least 4 DNC-approved polls or 6% in two DNC-approved early state polls. (Politico)