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January 25, 2021

Today’s Wake-Up Call

High Bar

Good morning all! I hope you had a relaxing weekend, even as the news keeps chugging along… The House is expected to deliver an article of impeachment against former President Trump to the Senate today, while more Republicans have expressed their opposition to a trial. Meanwhile, the Biden administration has more climate change and health care announcements in the pipeline. Here’s a look at today — and a preview of the week…

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