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Analysis of the biggest political stories of the day from Washington Post correspondent James Hohmann. Available every weekday morning.
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Analysis of the biggest political stories of the day from Washington Post correspondent James Hohmann. Available every weekday morning.

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IRS employees skipping work could delay your tax refund

1/23/2019
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The Trump administration last week ordered at least 30,000 IRS workers back to their offices, where they have been working to process refunds without pay. But employees across the country won't be clocking in.

Duration:00:08:33

Some Trump supporters turn against him over the shutdown

1/22/2019
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The government shutdown drew no closer to an end over the holiday weekend, with the House and Senate planning to pursue separate bills that are both expected to die before reaching Trump’s desk. Meanwhile, some Trump supporters are turning on him for it.

Duration:00:08:49

FLOTUS flies to Florida after Trump denies Pelosi access to a government plane

1/18/2019
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As tensions flare between the president and Democrats, the shutdown looks likely to drag into its second month.

Duration:00:10:08

Trump lashes out at staff as he loses shutdown messaging war

1/17/2019
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The president has shown more and more frustration as negative coverage mounts of his role in the government shutdown.

Duration:00:08:41

Brexit beatdown sends global shockwaves

1/16/2019
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The landslide vote was pure humiliation for a British leader who has spent the past two years trying to sell her vision of Brexit to a skeptical public.

Duration:00:08:03

Steve King stripped of committee assignments after comments on white supremacy

1/15/2019
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The Republican congressman from Iowa questioned how the term “white supremacist” came to be considered offensive.

Duration:00:08:47

Cracks emerge in Senate GOP support for Trump's shutdown strategy

1/14/2019
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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested temporarily reopening the government while continuing negotiations.

Duration:00:09:13

Trump may repurpose disaster relief money from Puerto Rico for the border wall

1/11/2019
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The White House continues laying the groundwork to declare a national emergency to get money for President Trump’s border wall, and they’re looking seriously at tapping disaster relief funds.

Duration:00:08:18

Trump hires 17 more White House lawyers

1/10/2019
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The White House beefed up its legal team and plans to aggressively invoke executive privilege in a bid to contain the potential fallout of Bob Mueller’s report and to curtail oversight by House Democrats.

Duration:00:07:36

Trump speech does not stop additional GOP defections over shutdown strategy

1/9/2019
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In a nationally televised address from the Oval Office last night, Trump declared “a growing humanitarian and security crisis” at the southern border to make the case for his proposed wall.

Duration:00:08:37

Trump considers declaring a national emergency ahead of primetime address

1/8/2019
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Trump administration officials made an urgent case on Monday that the situation at the border with Mexico has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for the president to possibly declare a national emergency.

Duration:00:08:19

Trump vacillates on Syria withdrawal as Bolton appears to contradict him

1/7/2019
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White House national security adviser John Bolton said that several “objectives” must be achieved before a pullout from Syria could take place.

Duration:00:08:13

Pelosi reclaims House speaker’s gavel as spending fight simmers

1/4/2019
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Rep. Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic-controlled House plan to push through legislation to reopen the federal government. But the measure has been declared dead on arrival in the GOP-led Senate.

Duration:00:03:05

Romney asserts his independence — and Trump’s GOP critics see an opening

1/3/2019
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A scathing op-ed by the incoming senator and 2012 GOP presidential nominee is a thunderclap in the Republican Party.

Duration:00:03:46

Trump invites congressional leaders to White House for border security briefing

1/2/2019
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President Trump invited congressional leaders to the White House for a briefing on border security, the first face-to-face session involving Republicans and Democrats as the partial government shutdown entered its second week.

Duration:00:03:28

House Democrats ready strategy to reopen government, deny Trump wall money

1/1/2019
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Democrats have settled on a strategy for attempting to reopen the government when they take control of the House on Thursday, aimed at ending the partial shutdown quickly — but denying President Trump the new money he wants for a border wall.

Duration:00:03:12

Trump’s focus on pleasing his most ardent supporters raises questions about reelection strategy

12/31/2018
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Trump's latest overtures in the wake of the midterm elections stand in stark contrast to the historical behavior of modern presidents, who have moved at least briefly toward the political center after being humbled at the ballot box.

Duration:00:03:57

Military walks fine line in discussing Afghanistan after Trump orders withdrawal plans

12/28/2018
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A week after President Trump directed the military to draw up plans to withdraw about half the U.S. troops deployed in Afghanistan, military officials are walking a fine line detailing the future of the longest U.S. war in history.

Duration:00:03:30

Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone

12/27/2018
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The president’s visit to an air base west of Baghdad, which was shrouded in secrecy, followed months of public pressure for him to spend time with troops deployed to conflicts in the Middle East.

Duration:00:03:46

Trump vows not to reopen federal government until wall funding is secured

12/26/2018
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The president defended his plan to build a border barrier and cast doubt about the performance of Fed Chair Jerome H. Powell after a sharp downturn in U.S. markets.

Duration:00:03:36