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The blame game begins as a government shutdown looms

1/19/2018
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Public and private polling is giving BOTH sides something to hang their hat on if the federal government partially shuts down.

Duration: 00:06:35


‘Truth decay’ infected politics before Trump

1/18/2018
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The president announces 11 ‘Fake News awards,’ as a new RAND Corporation study explores the growing disagreement about basic facts.

Duration: 00:07:13


‘Truth decay’ infected politics before Trump

1/18/2018
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The president announces 11 ‘Fake News awards’ as a new RAND Corporation study explores the growing disagreement about basic facts.

Duration: 00:07:35


An unexpected defeat in a rural Wisconsin special election sets off alarm bells for Republicans

1/17/2018
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The lesson here for national Democrats: Patty Schachtner is the sort of candidate who can actually defeat a GOP incumbent in red congressional districts this fall.

Duration: 00:06:22


Denials of a profane Trump comment encapsulate why people distrust politicians so much

1/16/2018
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Republican Senators Tom Cotton (Ga.) and David Perdue (Ark.) have put all the Republicans who were in the room into a tough spot.

Duration: 00:06:27


James will be back on Tuesday

1/15/2018
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James and The Washington Post are off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Duration: 00:00:24


Trump has failed to nominate anyone for hundreds of important jobs in the executive branch

1/12/2018
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The president badly lags his predecessors in filling mid-level posts that make government work.

Duration: 00:07:32


It’s perilous to have a president who doesn’t know history

1/10/2018
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Donald Trump wholeheartedly embraced earmarks Tuesday as a lubricant to grease the gears of government, drawing cheers from the swamp he promised to drain.

Duration: 00:07:04


Trump is systematically alienating the Latino diaspora

1/9/2018
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A Manchurian Candidate who was secretly trying to alienate Hispanics would be hard pressed to do as much damage to the Republican brand as President Trump has.

Duration: 00:06:47


Why Trump and Republicans are suddenly talking up bipartisanship

1/8/2018
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The best way to run against Washington in 2018 is by calling for an end to gridlock and dysfunction.

Duration: 00:07:29


Trump's off-shore drilling and marijuana announcements anger Republicans

1/5/2018
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With the proposed expansion of offshore drilling and a crackdown on legal marijuana, the Trump administration created huge political headaches Thursday for scores of Republicans who were already facing a tough environment in 2018.

Duration: 00:07:11


Trump’s break with Bannon shows he will always put his family first

1/4/2018
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President Trump’s insistence that Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist and a top aide at the White House until five months ago, was a mere “staffer” is akin to Joseph Stalin trying to erase Leon Trotsky from the history of the Russian Revolution.

Duration: 00:06:59


North Korea my-button-is-bigger brinkmanship again spotlights Trump’s fixation on size

1/3/2018
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Following President Trump’s tweets can feel like watching a short man drive a Hummer

Duration: 00:06:35


All the gifts that President Trump gave billionaires over the holidays

1/2/2018
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Trump's political appointees in Washington worked overtime over the holidays to deconstruct the administrative state and eviscerate several of Barack Obama’s signature achievements.

Duration: 00:06:20


The tax cut bill wasn’t the only Christmas gift that President Trump gave billionaires

1/2/2018
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Trump's political appointees in Washington worked overtime over the holidays to deconstruct the administrative state and eviscerate several of Barack Obama’s signature achievements.

Duration: 00:06:24


Political questions for 2018

12/30/2017
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To celebrate the new year, we're re-running the last Big Idea of 2017. In it, James poses several questions that he think will shape 2018.

Duration: 00:04:23


Dec. 29 Headlines

12/29/2017
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Producer Anne Li fills in for James with three headlines that should be on your radar.

Duration: 00:03:46


Top stories for Dec. 28

12/28/2017
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Producer Anne Li fills in for James with the top three headlines that should be on your radar.

Duration: 00:04:06


Dec. 27 Headlines

12/27/2017
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Producer Anne Li fills in for James with three headlines you should have on your radar.

Duration: 00:04:03

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