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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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Trump passes the buck on breaking up immigrant families

6/19/2018
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Time and time again, the president has sought to shift the blame for his own decisions and their consequences to his political opponents.

Duration:00:06:50

The Trump administartion cannot get its story straight on breaking up immigrant families

6/18/2018
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More than a month after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced to President Trump’s new “zero tolerance” policy of taking children away from their parents at the border, the administration continues to struggle with how to talk about it.

Duration:00:09:12

Trump is losing the debate over splitting up families at the border as faith leaders turn against it

6/15/2018
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions used religion to defend the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward adults who attempt to cross the border illegally.

Duration:00:09:48

A GOP senator urges love for LGBT youths in a poignant Pride Month speech

6/14/2018
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Senator Orrin Hatch, an 84-year-old conservative Mormon from Utah, used to be one of the most outspoken critics of gay rights in Congress. Yesterday, he delivered a passionate speech on the Senate floor in an attempt to atone.

Duration:00:09:49

Mark Sanford’s primary loss shows why congressional Republicans won’t cross Trump

6/13/2018
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Mark Sanford survived the fallout from his “hike” on “the Appalachian trail,” but he couldn’t survive the backlash to his past criticisms of President Trump.

Duration:00:09:13

In Kim he trusts

6/12/2018
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President Trump said he “developed a very special bond” with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during their historic summit in Singapore on Tuesday.

Duration:00:06:57

Smiles in Singapore could mask the gulf between the U.S. and North Korea

6/11/2018
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Both nations have sought to lower expectations for an immediate breakthrough this week.

Duration:00:08:05

Smiles in Singapore could mask the gulf between the U.S. and North Korea

6/11/2018
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Both nations have sought to lower expectations for an immediate breakthrough this week.

Duration:00:08:32

Why Bernie Sanders will never join the Democratic Party

6/8/2018
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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders sat down with James at The Washington Post’s headquarters on Wednesday for The Daily 202 Live, a monthly events series that convenes newsmakers.

Duration:00:08:36

America alone

6/7/2018
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President Trump, who knows little about history, had a tense phone call late last month with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about the steel and aluminum tariffs, during which the president erroneously blamed Canada for the War of 1812.

Duration:00:09:09

Last night, the Democratic establishment struck back in Calif., N.J. and beyond

6/6/2018
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On the biggest primary day of the year, with voters going to the polls in eight states, the national Democratic establishment got the last laugh.

Duration:00:08:26

RFK’s speech in apartheid South Africa remains relevant 50 years after his assassination

6/5/2018
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Exactly two years before his death, on June 6, 1966, Robert F. Kennedy delivered the best speech of his life at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Duration:00:09:31

RFK’s speech in apartheid South Africa remains relevant 50 years after his assassination

6/5/2018
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Exactly two years before his death, on June 6, 1966, Robert F. Kennedy delivered the best speech of his life at the University of Cape Town in South Africa.

Duration:00:09:28

Rudy Giuliani says Trump couldn’t get indicted for shooting James Comey

6/4/2018
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Most legal experts say that the assertion that a president cannot obstruct justice is absurd and legally indefensible

Duration:00:07:35

Trump’s pardon talk shows he doesn’t see political crimes as a big deal

6/1/2018
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President Trump said Thursday that Rod Blagojevich should not have gone to jail for the crimes he was convicted of in Illinois.

Duration:00:08:57

Trump has lost confidence in his attorney general, but Jeff Sessions isn’t going anywhere

5/31/2018
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President Trump could fire Sessions at any time, but for nearly a year, he has chosen instead merely to insult his attorney general.

Duration:00:08:28

Mitt Romney threads the needle on Donald Trump

5/30/2018
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Mitt Romney is heavily favored to win the June 26th primary, but he’s bending over backwards not to directly criticize the president – even as he expresses concern about some of his policies.

Duration:00:08:48

Addiction prompts a congressman to retire

5/29/2018
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Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Va.) announced Monday that he is struggling with alcoholism and will abandon his run for a second term in Congress so he can focus on recovery and his family.

Duration:00:08:13

The Nixed North Korea summit shows the limitations of Trump’s me-first diplomacy

5/25/2018
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At the core of President Trump’s foreign policy is a belief that he can use his personal charisma to charm his way to world peace.

Duration:00:07:37

Why Trump has started using the term “spygate"

5/24/2018
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President Trump has been embellishing reports that a longtime U.S. government informant approached members of his campaign during the 2016 presidential election in a possible bid to glean intelligence on Russian efforts to sway the election.

Duration:00:07:51