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Senate rejects Democratic effort to subpoena Bolton to testify

Democrats have argued that John Bolton’s testimony would provide a firsthand account of what transpired in the White House as military aid to Ukraine was delayed. The vote may not be the final say as senators could revisit the question of witnesses later in the trial.
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Today’s Senate trial debate, in 5 minutes

Opening arguments didn’t start as expected, but a majority of Republican senators are expected to approve rules for how the trial will work. And we got a look at how President Trump’s team will mount its first legal defense of his actions.
Watch live coverage and analysis of today’s impeachment trial proceedings. (Video: The Post; photo: Sarah L. Voisin/The Post)
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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.

Senate Democrats privately mull witness trade in impeachment trial: A Biden for Bolton

Publicly, most Democrats have scoffed at the growing GOP clamor to hear a Biden testify. But behind closed doors, a small group is weighing a witness deal that could lead to testimony from former national security adviser John Bolton or other Trump administration officials.
(Video: The Washington Post; photo: Hannah Reyes Morales)
Climate Solutions

The audacious effort to reforest the planet: How trees can fight climate change

Trees suck Earth-warming carbon out of the atmosphere far more efficiently than any machine. A foundation responsible for planting millions of new trees around the world has inspired hope that trees could become an even more potent weapon in the battle against climate change. The group is part of a growing constellation of campaigns that seek to reforest every continent except Antarctica.

Trump threatens Europe with fresh tariffs in Davos, deepening a rift with longtime U.S. allies

Just days after he scored big wins with China, Mexico and Canada, the move highlights how President Trump is quickly pivoting to make Europe the next front in his protectionist trade war.

More U.S. troops leave Iraq for medical treatment after Iranian missile attack, Pentagon says

President Trump and defense officials initially said there were no injuries, but concussion-like symptoms have appeared.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders already was feuding with Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden; on Tuesday, his past nemesis Hillary Clinton went after him.
Passengers traveling to the United States from Wuhan, China, will be screened for the pneumonia-like coronavirus at five U.S. airports. On Tuesday, health officials reported the first U.S. case of the virus.
Data was reportedly taken from the phone not long after the Amazon founder and Washington Post owner got a WhatsApp message from the prince.
Avenatti’s lawyers said the restrictive detention prevents their client from preparing for his trial on extortion charges.
The company's policy appears to require groups who need special accommodations to foot the bill themselves if Amtrak must physically change the train’s seating to suit their needs. Amtrak has apologized and will now accommodate the travelers at its regular $16 ticket price.
The 14-time all-star shortstop will enter the Hall of Fame a year after his former Yankees teammate Mariano Rivera became the first player to be voted in unanimously. Outfielder Larry Walker, in his final year of eligibility, also was voted in.
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