Mulvaney emerges as a key facilitator of the campaign to pressure Ukraine

(Jabin Botsford/The Post)
(Jabin Botsford/The Post)
At critical moments, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney circumvented the National Security Council and assisted those pressing Kiev to produce "deliverables" that could help President Trump politically.

Pompeo adviser to decry politicization of State Dept. in impeachment probe testimony

Michael McKinley, the senior adviser to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo until his sudden resignation last week, will tell House investigators that career diplomats were mistreated and that some had their careers derailed for political reasons, according to a person familiar with his testimony.

Trump and Pelosi to meet face-to-face for first time since inquiry began

The two are scheduled to discuss Turkish aggression in Syria at a White House meeting Wednesday.
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The Take

Sharpness at all levels as perceptions of candidates change

The top candidates are still at the top, and others still struggle, but perceptions of strengths and weaknesses have shifted.
The Fix

Winners and losers from last night

Elizabeth Warren reaffirmed her front-runner status, while Joe Biden didn’t do much to help his standing.
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5 ways the debate could have — and should have — been much, much better

Overpopulated and mindbendingly long, the TV spectacle had plenty of merits and some serious flaws.

A minute-by-minute breakdown of the marathon faceoff

Here are highlights from the wide-ranging exchange between the 12 candidates.
The Nationals celebrate after clinching a spot in the World Series. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
The Nationals celebrate after clinching a spot in the World Series. (Jonathan Newton/The Post)
Washington’s joyous four-game sweep of St. Louis sends the franchise to D.C.’s first Fall Classic since 1933, healing the city’s baseball scars.

Some colleges are tracking students before they even apply

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The Turkish leader issued the demand as Vice President Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo head to Turkey for talks. 
Photos showing the North Korean leader on horseback in the snow, atop an active volcano, could presage a major announcement.
The Fort Worth police chief appeared to defend the victim, saying “there is absolutely no excuse for this incident.” The officer, Aaron Dean, has been charged with murder.
Harry Dunn's parents, who were visiting the U.S., had no idea they were to meet President Trump, much less the woman who after the accident in Britain claimed diplomatic immunity and returned to the U.S.
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Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey and others reenact the New York Times’s tales of true romance and heartbreak.
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(Harrisburg University Storm)
Harrisburg University has pumped millions into establishing itself in competitive gaming, with esports serving as its only varsity program.
By The Way

Why microhotels, or hotels with tiny rooms, are becoming all the rage

Chains including Marriott and Hilton now have brands with rooms generally under 200 square feet but with buzzy lobby spaces where guests will want to mingle.

Magnificent desolation

The United States confronts race riots and the Vietnam War. Science fiction wrestles with its purpose now that space travel has become real. And NASA investigates its own failings. In the 11th chapter of “Moonrise,” we look inward.
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Third time was not the charm: Rudy Giuliani’s latest divorce is bitter, expensive and very public

The former mayor’s personal life is also making headlines as the Ukraine impeachment scandal plays out.
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