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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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Ivanka Trump conducted government business using a personal email account

11/20/2018
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White House ethics officials learned of her repeated use of personal email when reviewing emails gathered last fall by five Cabinet agencies to respond to a public records lawsuit.

Duration:00:07:47

Trump angers the military community, escalating fight with retired Adm. McRaven

11/19/2018
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In an interview with Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday,” Trump went after the retired Navy SEAL and Special Operations commander who oversaw the killing of Osama bin Laden and the capture of Saddam Hussein during his 37 years in the military.

Duration:00:07:55

Prosecutors accidentally reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged

11/16/2018
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It was not immediately clear what charges Assange would face. In the past, prosecutors had contemplated pursuing a case involving conspiracy, theft of government property or violating the Espionage Act.

Duration:00:07:46

Mira Ricardel picked a fight with the First Lady and lost

11/15/2018
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The very public spat between deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel and First Lady Melania Trump began with the first lady's Africa trip last month.

Duration:00:08:20

Trump considers a major shake-up in his administration

11/14/2018
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President Trump has been lashing out in frustration over the midterm results and his poorly-received Europe trip.

Duration:00:08:32

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins the Arizona Senate race

11/13/2018
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Sinema, who was once a spokeswoman for the Green Party, repackaged herself as a moderate and overcame tens of millions in attacks on her liberal record. She is the state’s first female senator, and our nation’s first openly bisexual senator.

Duration:00:09:49

Florida's first-ever recount in three statewide races kicks off

11/12/2018
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Republican Gov. Rick Scott sharpened his attacks on his opponent in the razor-tight U.S. Senate race and filed a new round of lawsuits against Democratic election officials.

Duration:00:09:12

Plotting on Capitol Hill

11/9/2018
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On Thursday, Democrats maneuvered for position in down-ballot races, hoping to claim a sliver of power in the party’s first majority in eight years.

Duration:00:10:08

Matt Whitaker temporarily replaces Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

11/8/2018
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A Justice Department official said Whitaker would assume authority over the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election — though his role will be subject to the normal review process for conflicts.

Duration:00:08:27

A referendum on Trump

11/7/2018
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Two-thirds of voters said the president was a factor in how they voted, according to network exit polls. That allowed Democrats to win control of the House, and Republicans to expand their majority in the Senate.

Duration:00:07:33

Trump and Congress brace for the elections

11/6/2018
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President Trump's speeches at three campaign rallies yesterday were meant to shore up challenging Senate races in states where he won overwhelmingly. White House aides have all but given up on keeping control of the House.

Duration:00:08:01

Midterms will show whether non-Trump Republicans can win by stoking racial animosity

11/5/2018
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The fierce battle for control of Congress and the nation’s governorships has turned toward blatant and overtly racial attacks rarely seen since the civil rights era of the 1960s.

Duration:00:08:58

Trump hopes that fear will gin up GOP turnout

11/2/2018
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On Thursday, Trump ratcheted up the anti-immigrant rhetoric that has been the centerpiece of his midterm push by portraying a slow-moving migrant caravan, consisting mostly of families traveling on foot through Mexico, as a dangerous ‘invasion.'

Duration:00:07:48

A key Watergate document, finally released, could be ‘road map’ for Mueller

11/1/2018
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History nerds are geeking out this morning.

Duration:00:09:48

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faces possible criminal referral amid cascading investigations

10/31/2018
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Special counsel Bob Mueller is also probing whether Trump ally and longtime confidant Roger Stone may have helped Wikileaks time its release of Democratic emails.

Duration:00:09:21

Trump is going to Pittsburgh after the mayor asked him not to

10/30/2018
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A former Rabbi at Tree of Life synagogue also said during an appearance on MSNBC that President Trump should wait a week before visiting the city where the deadly shooting took place.

Duration:00:09:43

New details emerge about Pittsburgh shooter

10/29/2018
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Police identified the 11 victims killed in Saturday’s mass shooting at the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue, the deadliest attack on Jews in American history.

Duration:00:09:03

Republicans think they're increasingly likely to hold the Senate, even pick up seats

10/26/2018
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has been telling associates that Republicans are in a strong position to hold the Senate and could pad their narrow 51-to-49 advantage by a couple of seats, though he’s avoiding precise predictions.

Duration:00:08:22

America is on edge as more pipe bombs are discovered

10/25/2018
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The discovery of five pipe bombs mailed to prominent Democrats, CNN and a liberal billionaire have put the country on edge and sent law enforcement officials scrambling to prevent any more packages from reaching their targets.

Duration:00:09:14

U.S. Cyber Command is pushing back against Russian attempts at midterm meddling

10/24/2018
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The U.S. Cyber Command has begun targeting Russian operatives, warning them that the military is tracking their activities in an attempt to deter them from disrupting the fast-approaching midterm elections.

Duration:00:09:44