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Capital Journal

Trade-Court Lawsuits Take On Trump’s Tariff Effort

The White House tariff strategy is under siege from a series of lawsuits challenging whether the administration has followed the law closely enough in imposing new customs duties. 92

McConnell, Democrats Remain at Impeachment Impasse

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t want witnesses to testify in President Trump’s trial. Democrats want to hear from four witnessess.

Bolton Criticizes Trump Over Moves on North Korea

Mr. Bolton told Axios in an interview published Monday that he doesn’t believe the White House “really means it” when it demands that North Korea abandon its nuclear weapons development.

Capital Journal

The Downsides of Trump’s Slashing Style Are Showing

President Trump says his slashing style is responsible for his success, but there is evidence the opposite is true: His presidency would be more successful if not for the doubts created by his style, Gerald F. Seib writes.

Trump Offers Holiday Greetings in Video Call to U.S. Troops

President Trump called U.S. troops deployed around the world to offer holiday greetings on Christmas Eve, saying they were “tremendous warriors” who have “kept the Taliban running scared.”

Klobuchar Works to Boost Momentum in Iowa

With long days on the trail, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota seeks to make up ground on Biden and other front-runners ahead of first Democratic presidential nominating contest. 171

Two Giuliani Associates Used Washington Connections to Chase Ukraine Gas Deal

Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman leveraged their ties to seek a natural gas deal with Naftogaz. Their business plan, which was ultimately unsuccessful, ran in parallel with their efforts to prompt an investigation of Hunter Biden. 469