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  1. A Fraying Alliance on the Potomac

    It's been a week of notable setbacks for the White House. There was the unabashed Republican repudiation of President Donald Trump's withdrawal from Syria. Then his acting chief of staff, talking to reporters Thursday to defend hosting the 2020 G-7 summit at a Trump resort, suggested that his boss had withheld aid to pressure Ukraine to investigate a political rival. Meanwhile, current and former administration officials defied a White House prohibition against testifying about Ukraine on Capitol Hill.

    What's come of that? Yesterday, a prominent Republican, former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, "with great sadness," called for Trump's impeachment, while a new poll shows a majority of Americans support the House's impeachment probe.

    OZY's Donald Dossier explains the Syria factor.

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