Boeing, India, Curtis Flowers: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times1. Boeing will stop 737 Max production.The temporary suspension is the latest fallout from the two crashes that killed 346 people.…

Boeing, India, Curtis Flowers: Your Monday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.Dec. 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. ET(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCredit…Ruth Fremson/The New York Times1. Boeing will stop 737 Max production.The temporary suspension is the latest fallout from the two crashes that killed 346 people. The 737 Max has been grounded for nine months, unable to win approval to fly from global regulators. Boeing said it would redeploy the workers building the Max to other projects, avoiding layoffs for the time being. But the decision “will have enormous ripple effects,” said an employment analyst. Above, Boeing’s assembly line in Renton, Wash. The Max is Boeing’s most important product, representing tens of billions of dollars in annual sales. The shutdown is likely to send shocks through the economy, affecting suppliers around the country and plunging the company deeper into crisis.2. President Trump “betrayed the nation by abusing his high office,” the House Judiciary Committee said. It published a 658-page report that presents its case for impeaching the president, a document that echoes those produced for the impeachments of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Above, Mr. Trump today at the White House. Included in the report is a scathing 20-page dissent from Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, the committee’s top Republican. He accuses the panel’s Democrats of conducting an unfair process out of dislike for the president and his policies.The House is expected to vote on the impeachment on Wednesday, setting in motion a trial in the Senate early next year that few expect will result in the removal of Mr. Trump from office.3. Moderate Democrats face blowback, no matter how they vote.After word this weekend that Jeff Van Drew, a Democrat representing a conservative New Jersey district, had decided to become a Republican, nearly all of his Washington staff resigned in protest. A Republican running for his seat called him a weasel who was not to be trusted, while a Democratic foe labeled him a traitor. He’s pictured above in October.After Representative Elissa Slotkin, a Democrat from Michigan, said she would vote to impeach President Trump, dozens of people bearing “Impeach Slotkin, Keep Trump” signs shouted down the first-term congresswoman at a packed town hall-style meeting.4. Deadly protests spread across India.Demonstrations against a citizenship bill that would give special treatment to non-Muslim migrants have b
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