What does the impeachment trial mean for Senators Warren, Klobuchar and Sanders?

Politico's Ben White offers his analysis on US Politics on this special Martin Luther King Jr. Day edition of Politics In 60 Seconds:

How long do you expect the impeachment trial to last?

Well, the true answer is nobody has any idea. It depends how much wrangling there is over witnesses and whether there are witnesses. If there are, I think it could take up to a month. If there are not, it could be wrapped up within a couple of weeks. Republicans want it over by the State of the Union, which is February 4th.

What does the impeachment trial mean for Senators Warren, Klobuchar and Sanders?

Well, it's tough for them. They're going to be taken off the campaign trail. They'll have to be in Washington every day, all day for the most part, which means less time on the ground in Iowa and New Hampshire. That gives an advantage to Biden and Buttigieg. It's a tough spot for them to be in.

Finally, I wanted to wish everyone a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I hope you get a chance to reflect on his legacy. Read some of his words. I was just reading "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." So much of it speaks to what's happening today and the search for justice that goes on for so many people.

Kevin Sneader, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company, answers the question: Are CEOs getting real about climate change?

The answer, yes. Why? One, it's personal. Many have watched with horror the wildfires that took place recently. Others have even been evacuated. And for some, the snow set in Davos, they experienced incredibly mild temperatures that laid all to quip that climate change really has arrived. But the other reasons are a growing understanding of the nature of climate change.


Welcome to the eleventh parliamentary elections in Iran's 40-year history.

Want to run for a seat? You can…if you're an Iranian citizen between the ages of 30 and 75, hold a master's degree or its equivalent, have finished your military service (if you're a man), and have demonstrated a commitment to Islam. Check all these boxes, and you can ask permission to run for office.

Permission comes from the 12-member Guardian Council, a body composed of six clerics appointed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and six jurists that Khamenei appoints indirectly. If the Council says yes, you can win a seat in parliament. If they say no, you can't.

This parliament, also called the Majlis, does have real power. It approves the national budget, drafts legislation and sends it to the Guardian Council for approval, ratifies treaties, approves ministers and can question the president. The current Majlis represents a wide range of values and opinions.


As the head of a leading management consulting firm, global managing partner of McKinsey & Company Kevin Sneader has an inside view into the challenges facing the world's top executives. Every Thursday, Sneader will address questions about key issues like attracting and retaining talent, growing revenue, navigating change, staying ahead of the competition, and corporate responsibility – all in 60 seconds.

GZERO's Alex Kliment interviews New Yorker correspondent and author Joshua Yaffa. The two discuss Yaffa's new book, Between Two Fires, about what life is like for Russians today. They also sample some vodka at a famous Russian restaurant in NYC, of course!