Senators on both sides urge House impeachment managers to tone it down after testy debate

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s early-morning accusations of a “shameful coverup” and “treacherous” GOP behavior had senators of both parties asking the managers to keep the focus on the case.
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The Legal Teams
Analysis
Adam B. Schiff, House Intelligence Committee chairman
The California Democrat is known for distilling complicated subjects clearly and having a willingness to go after Trump’s soft spots.
Jerrold Nadler, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
The New York Democrat leads the committee traditionally in charge of impeachment and shepherded the articles through Congress.
Zoe Lofgren, chair of the House Committee on House Administration
The California Democrat, who is serving her 13th term, is one of the most experienced members of Congress on impeachment.
Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus
House Speaker Pelosi described the New York Democrat as “an accomplished litigator in private practice” before seeking office.
Val Demings, member of the Intelligence and Judiciary committees
The Florida Democrat was the first female police chief in Orlando, and Pelosi cited her law enforcement background as a strength.
Jason Crow, member of the House Armed Services Committee
The Democrat from Colorado served as an Army Ranger and was partner in a law firm in Colorado.
Sylvia Garcia, member of the House Judiciary Committee
The first-term Texas Democrat was a municipal judge in Houston and was one of the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas.
Pat Cipollone, White House Counsel
Republican lawmakers have described Cipollone as the “quarterback” for Trump’s legal strategy.
Jay Sekulow
Sekulow is the leader of the president’s personal legal team and he represented Trump during special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation.
Kenneth W. Starr
Starr is the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton.
Alan Dershowitz
Dershowitz is the Harvard Law emeritus professor who advised the defense team in football star O.J. Simpson’s murder trial.
Pam Bondi
Bondi was the attorney general in Florida for eight years and has a number of ties to Trump.
Robert Ray
Ray is the former independent counsel, replacing Starr in October 1999, who oversaw the agreement with Clinton that averted a possible criminal trial.
Pat Philbin, deputy counsel to the president
Philbin is Cipollone’s right-hand man, his most senior deputy in the White House’s legal office.
Mike Purpura, deputy White House counsel
Purpura took the lead on battling to prevent White House grand jury testimony from the Mueller investigation from being made public.
Perspective

Senate press restrictions have an ugly goal: Putting distance between the public and Trump’s impeachment trial

The purported reason for the new rules is to increase security. The real reason is something quite different.

Chinese city at the center of coronavirus outbreak to suspend outbound travel

The new regulations in Wuhan, population 11 million, came as the virus continued to spread across China and nearby countries. Authorities in the province where it began reported that 17 people have now died as a result of infection.

U.N. ties alleged phone hacking of Bezos to Post’s coverage of Saudi Arabia

The announcement came in response to the alleged hacking of a phone belonging to Washington Post owner and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
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American moms need a break. But is ‘momcation’ a solution or a symptom?

No matter the place or price tag, the momcation is always presented as a necessary act of self-care, a way to reclaim a sense of autonomy, a correction — however fleeting — of an underlying imbalance.
Climate Solutions
Trees suck Earth-warming carbon out of the atmosphere far more efficiently than any machine. A foundation responsible for planting millions of new trees has inspired hope that trees could become an even more potent weapon in the battle against climate change.
From left, Adam Parascandola, Georgie Dolphin and Kelly Donithan of the Humane Society International disaster response team attend to a rescued koala bear. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
From left, Adam Parascandola, Georgie Dolphin and Kelly Donithan of the Humane Society International disaster response team attend to a rescued koala bear. (Ricky Carioti/The Post)
Before the wildfires burned the island without mercy, there were an estimated 50,000 koalas living there. Fewer than half that number survived, and some experts believe the losses could be much worse.
"I heard that they had headaches and a couple of other things," Trump said. "But I would say, and I can report, it is not very serious."
Terry Jones
1942–2020
His career embraced the erudite, the naughty and the gleefully idiotic. His roles included the annoyed mother of an accidental messiah named Brian.
Campaign 2020
Analysis
A new poll shows a surge for Sanders, but most Democrats say they haven't made up their minds.
Before and after his meeting with global leaders on Wednesday, the president retweeted dozens of posts about the trial in the Senate.
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Photos of the lions have attracted an audience of thousands, prompting an online campaign that has adopted the hashtag #SudanAnimalRescue.
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