Your informative session on Thursday – The New York Times

The Senate will begin to lay the procedural basis for President Trump’s trial today, after the House handed over the articles accusing him of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

Around noon east, the seven political trial administrators assigned by the House are expected to read the charges aloud in the Senate chamber. The president of the Supreme Court, John Roberts, who will preside over the trial, will administer oaths to the 100 senators who will force them to render “impartial justice.” This is what you have to observe.

Whats Next: Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has indicated that the trial will begin in earnest on Tuesday.

Go deeper: “If recent history is a guide, President Trump’s political trial will be an intensely partisan display that will make the Clinton era polarization seem like a past period of political harmony,” writes our Washington chief correspondent.

Whats Next: Trump moved the deadline for an agreement on Phase 2 of the negotiations after the November elections.

Another angle: The Trump administration has predicted that the revised North American trade agreement and agreement will stimulate the economy. External forecasters are less optimistic.


Whats Next: The new prime minister will be Mikhail Mishustin, a virtually unknown technocrat. It is not clear whether the resignations indicate a break in Russia’s political elite or a coordinated plan to reshape the system. Here are six takeaways.

Quotable: “Why did all this happen in one day?” Asked a Russian journalist. “It simply means that those in the Kremlin know the story well: the revolution must be made quickly, even if it is a revolution from above.”


The Massachusetts senator was the candidate to win in Iowa.

But less than three weeks before the state committees, interviews with dozens of Democrats revealed fears that the cost of their ambitious agenda would scare voters into general elections.

In this week’s debate, Warren offered his most emphatic refutation to date on his eligibility, citing his past successes, the achievements of other women and his determination to unify the party.

Quotable: “Today I talked to a lot of people who really like you,” a campaign volunteer told Mrs. Warren at a recent town hall event. You may even like them more. But they really are afraid to vote for who they like best. Because they worry that not enough people feel the same. “

Related: A CNN recording of Tuesday’s debate showed Mrs. Warren and Bernie Sanders commercial accusations that each had been called a liar.

The trees, which have bright orange fruits, are widely seen as heralds of good fortune. They are often displayed in homes and office halls, including The Times headquarters in Asia in Hong Kong.

Seeing kumquats in Hong Kong before the Lunar New Year, which is celebrated on January 25 of this year, reminded him of his Back Story writer who lived in Vietnam, where swarms of motorcyclists deliver the trees.


That’s all for this informative session. Until next time.

– Chris


Thank you
Mark Josephson, Eleanor Stanford and Chris Harcum provided the break from the news. Mike Ives, on the informational meeting team, wrote the Background Story today. You can reach us at [email protected]

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