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

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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Kavanaugh Will Testify Publicly on Sexual Assault Allegations

9/18/2018
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly setting up a potentially dramatic and politically perilous hearing that could determine the fate of his nomination.

Duration:00:08:10

Considering a Supreme Court nominee in the #MeToo era

9/17/2018
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Republicans face a potential backlash from female voters, especially suburban women, if they press ahead with Brett Kavanaugh's nomination despite the allegation.

Duration:00:06:35

Dysfunction in the Trump administration emerges amid Hurricane Florence

9/14/2018
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Instead of focusing on Hurricane Florence, President Trump’s attention on Thursday was devoted to airing personal grievances related to last year’s Hurricane Maria.

Duration:00:08:39

Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads

9/13/2018
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Democrats are pummeling Republican gubernatorial and senate candidates over a pending lawsuit by 20 GOP-led states that could allow insurance companies to stop covering people with preexisting medical conditions.

Duration:00:08:14

Trump says the government is “absolutely and totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence

9/12/2018
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The president has long struggled with public displays of empathy and with rising to the role of consoler in chief.

Duration:00:06:32

Why NASA’s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side

9/11/2018
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The idea of selling naming rights to rockets and spacecrafts is part of a broader effort to generate more private-sector involvement in low Earth orbit.

Duration:00:07:45

Trump's most loyal defender takes on the Sunday shows

9/10/2018
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Vice President Mike Pence denied on Fox News and CBS that he was part of discussions to remove President Trump from office or that he had anonymously written an explosive op-ed against him.

Duration:00:08:49

Kavanaugh won’t go as far as Gorsuch in defending the judicial branch from Trump’s attacks

9/7/2018
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has spent much of his life as a Republican operative, claimed he stays out of politics.

Duration:00:06:44

A New York Times column sends the West Wing into a panic

9/6/2018
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The parlor game in Washington is guessing which senior official is behind the anonymous opinion piece published in The New York Times on Wednesday.

Duration:00:07:56

Highlights from the contentious first day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing

9/5/2018
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The confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh launched Tuesday as a bitter political brawl

Duration:00:09:16

Trump shows disdain for the rule of law as Kavanaugh confirmation hearing begins

9/4/2018
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President Trump’s latest public broadsides against his own attorney general offered a timely reminder of how high the stakes are in the confirmation hearing that starts today for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Duration:00:07:10

Kavanaugh could offer the decisive vote to uphold Trump’s assault on affirmative action

8/31/2018
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Evidence of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s past skepticism toward affirmative action is being studied closely – and it's giving heartburn to civil rights advocates.

Duration:00:08:19

Trump allies fear ‘winter is coming’

8/30/2018
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The ousting of White House counsel Don McGahn has led to growing concern among some of President Trump's closest allies that both the president and his top aides are woefully unprepared for the coming legal storm.

Duration:00:07:34

Florida primary upset sets the stage for a colossal fall battle

8/29/2018
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A Republican propelled by President Trump and an African American Democrat won the nominations for governor of Florida on Tuesday, setting up a colossal fall showdown forces in the country’s biggest swing state.

Duration:00:09:05

A new inspector general report shows the swamp is getting swampier

8/28/2018
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A damning new inspector general's report released Monday concludes that the head of the General Services Administration may have misled Congress about President Trump’s personal role in scuttling plans for a new FBI headquarters outside of Washington.

Duration:00:08:00

Trump won’t call McCain a ‘hero’

8/27/2018
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President Trump has repeatedly declined to say anything nice about McCain, even while he was dying.

Duration:00:07:27

Fox interview fallout shows why Trump’s lawyers don’t want him talking to Mueller

8/24/2018
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President Trump’s lawyers say they’re afraid Mueller will lay “a perjury trap,” but the Fox hit shows Trump doesn’t need to be coaxed like a bear in the backwoods of Maine with donuts.

Duration:00:08:14

Why Michael Cohen flipped

8/23/2018
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Michael Cohen’s guilty plea raises the likelihood that he will attempt to leverage the secrets he knows about Donald Trump.

Duration:00:08:25

Tuesday was perhaps the worst day in Trump's presidency thus far

8/22/2018
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The events that unfolded yesterday created a political nightmare for President Trump.

Duration:00:09:42

Melania Trump declares her independence, again, with a solo Africa trip

8/21/2018
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It often feels like Donald and Melania are part of different administrations.

Duration:00:09:25