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By The Washington Post

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

  1. 1.
    Prosecutors accidentally reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged11/16/2018
    7:37
  2. 2.
    Mira Ricardel picked a fight with the First Lady and lost11/15/2018
    8:20
  3. 3.
    Trump considers a major shake-up in his administration11/14/2018
    8:28
  4. 4.
    Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins the Arizona Senate race11/13/2018
    9:41
  5. 5.
    Florida's first-ever recount in three statewide races kicks off11/12/2018
    9:12
  6. 6.
    Plotting on Capitol Hill11/09/2018
    9:44
  7. 7.
    Matt Whitaker temporarily replaces Jeff Sessions as Attorney General11/08/2018
    8:09
  8. 8.
    A referendum on Trump11/07/2018
    7:33
  1. 9.
    Trump and Congress brace for the elections11/06/2018
    8:01
  2. 10.
    Midterms will show whether non-Trump Republicans can win by stoking racial animosity11/05/2018
    8:58
  3. 11.
    Trump hopes that fear will gin up GOP turnout11/02/2018
    7:44
  4. 12.
    A key Watergate document, finally released, could be ‘road map’ for Mueller11/01/2018
    9:37
  5. 13.
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke faces possible criminal referral amid cascading investigations10/31/2018
    9:21
  6. 14.
    Trump is going to Pittsburgh after the mayor asked him not to10/30/2018
    9:33
  7. 15.
    New details emerge about Pittsburgh shooter10/29/2018
    8:56
  8. 16.
    Republicans think they're increasingly likely to hold the Senate, even pick up seats10/26/2018
    8:22
  9. 17.
    America is on edge as more pipe bombs are discovered10/25/2018
    9:09
  10. 18.
    U.S. Cyber Command is pushing back against Russian attempts at midterm meddling10/24/2018
    9:32
  11. 19.
    Trump's strategy of fear10/23/2018
    8:18
  12. 20.
    Generic Democrats in the Midwest are faring better than more fiery liberals in Sun Belt10/22/2018
    8:38
  13. 21.
    A shouting match erupts outside the Oval Office over immigration10/19/2018
    9:09
  14. 22.
    Trump’s handling of the Khashoggi crisis typifies his approach to foreign policy10/18/2018
    7:46
  15. 23.
    How Scott Walker is working to withstand a ‘blue wave’ in Wisconsin10/17/2018
    7:22
  16. 24.
    Sebelius stumping with Democrats shows the changing politics of health care10/16/2018
    9:39
  17. 25.
    Trump's wide-ranging 60 Minutes interview10/15/2018
    7:28
  18. 26.
    How the Khashoggi crisis is bringing fresh scrutiny to Trump’s business ties to Saudi Arabia10/12/2018
    9:12
  19. 27.
    Rosenstein feuded with McCabe in front of Mueller10/11/2018
    9:12
  20. 28.
    U.S. intelligence knew Saudi officials had discussed plans to capture journalist Jamal Khashoggi10/10/2018
    7:16
  21. 29.
    Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh during politicized swearing-in ceremony10/09/2018
    8:34
  22. 30.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Oct. 810/08/2018
    4:05
  23. 31.
    Kavanaugh moves closer to a confirmation10/05/2018
    7:58
  24. 32.
    Senators now have the FBI's completed report on Kavanaugh10/04/2018
    7:15
  25. 33.
    Trump mocks Kavanaugh accuser, as FBI races to finish probe10/03/2018
    9:51
  26. 34.
    Secret DHS report highlights failures of Trump’s family separation policy10/02/2018
    8:13
  27. 35.
    Partisan combat erupts over the FBI investigation of Kavanaugh10/01/2018
    8:43
  28. 36.
    Senate GOP forging ahead with Kavanaugh vote today shows why Ford sought to stay silent09/28/2018
    8:43
  29. 37.
    Trump appoints himself as Kavanaugh's principal character witness09/27/2018
    8:47
  30. 38.
    Trump attacks a woman who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct09/26/2018
    7:51
  31. 39.
    Trump digs in for Kavanaugh after second woman accuses judge of sexual assault09/25/2018
    9:03
  32. 40.
    Kavanaugh's nomination is in peril as a second accuser comes forward09/24/2018
    7:47
  33. 41.
    Christine Blasey Ford could testify to Senate Judiciary Committee next week09/21/2018
    8:18
  34. 42.
    Senate Republicans are pushing for a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation09/20/2018
    7:09
  35. 43.
    Kavanaugh's accuser wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies09/19/2018
    8:16
  36. 44.
    Kavanaugh Will Testify Publicly on Sexual Assault Allegations09/18/2018
    8:10
  37. 45.
    Considering a Supreme Court nominee in the #MeToo era09/17/2018
    6:35
  38. 46.
    Dysfunction in the Trump administration emerges amid Hurricane Florence09/14/2018
    8:39
  39. 47.
    Preexisting conditions take center stage in Democratic attack ads09/13/2018
    8:09
  40. 48.
    Trump says the government is “absolutely and totally prepared” for Hurricane Florence09/12/2018
    6:31
  41. 49.
    Why NASA’s next rockets might say Budweiser on the side09/11/2018
    7:45
  42. 50.
    Trump's most loyal defender takes on the Sunday shows09/10/2018
    8:44
  43. 51.
    Kavanaugh won’t go as far as Gorsuch in defending the judicial branch from Trump’s attacks09/07/2018
    6:44
  44. 52.
    A New York Times column sends the West Wing into a panic09/06/2018
    7:56
  45. 53.
    Highlights from the contentious first day of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing09/05/2018
    9:07
  46. 54.
    Trump shows disdain for the rule of law as Kavanaugh confirmation hearing begins09/04/2018
    7:10
  47. 55.
    Kavanaugh could offer the decisive vote to uphold Trump’s assault on affirmative action08/31/2018
    8:19
  48. 56.
    Trump allies fear ‘winter is coming’08/30/2018
    7:30
  49. 57.
    Florida primary upset sets the stage for a colossal fall battle08/29/2018
    8:50
  50. 58.
    A new inspector general report shows the swamp is getting swampier08/28/2018
    7:55
  51. 59.
    Trump won’t call McCain a ‘hero’08/27/2018
    7:43
  52. 60.
    Fox interview fallout shows why Trump’s lawyers don’t want him talking to Mueller08/24/2018
    8:08
  53. 61.
    Why Michael Cohen flipped08/23/2018
    8:11
  54. 62.
    Tuesday was perhaps the worst day in Trump's presidency thus far08/22/2018
    9:38
  55. 63.
    Melania Trump declares her independence, again, with a solo Africa trip08/21/2018
    9:21
  56. 64.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Aug. 2008/20/2018
    3:45
  57. 65.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Aug. 1708/17/2018
    3:29
  58. 66.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Aug. 1608/16/2018
    3:29
  59. 67.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Aug. 1508/15/2018
    4:24
  60. 68.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar for Aug. 1308/14/2018
    3:28
  61. 69.
    Three headlines that should be on your radar08/13/2018
    3:49
  62. 70.
    Melania Trump’s parents become U.S. citizens through ‘chain migration’08/10/2018
    7:04
  63. 71.
    The swamp gets swampier08/09/2018
    9:41
  64. 72.
    Alarm bells ring for House Republicans08/08/2018
    7:26
  65. 73.
    An uncomfortable reunion in a Virginia courtroom08/07/2018
    6:21
  66. 74.
    Race continues to be a blind spot for Trump one year after Charlottesville08/06/2018
    6:25
  67. 75.
    Trump officials say they’re taking election security seriously08/03/2018
    9:29
  68. 76.
    Mueller agrees to narrow questions for Trump08/02/2018
    7:47
  69. 77.
    Exciting technological advances keep being used against us08/01/2018
    7:50
  70. 78.
    U.S. spy agencies are watching North Korea work on new missiles07/31/2018
    7:02
  71. 79.
    The Koch network threatens to turn on Republicans07/30/2018
    9:22
  72. 80.
    U.S. military takes possession of human remains from North Korea07/27/2018
    7:31
  73. 81.
    Inside the Trump-Cohen divorce07/26/2018
    7:48
  74. 82.
    Cohen tape suggests Trump knew about model’s deal to sell story of alleged affair07/25/2018
    8:49
  75. 83.
    Why U.S. v. Nixon matters – now more than ever07/24/2018
    9:46
  76. 84.
    Carter Page FISA warrants underscore the difficulty of disproving presidential falsehoods07/23/2018
    9:21
  77. 85.
    Trump advisers are mad at the intel chief for saying he didn’t know Putin was invited to D.C.07/20/2018
    8:23
  78. 86.
    Russia imbroglio deepens the disconnect between Trump and his own administration07/19/2018
    8:49
  79. 87.
    Simultaneous foreign trips by Trump and Obama showcase the contours of the ‘culture’ wars07/18/2018
    9:44
  80. 88.
    Trump ignored advisers in embracing Putin07/17/2018
    7:58
  81. 89.
    Trump complicates a special relationship07/13/2018
    8:10
  82. 90.
    Congress won’t stop President Trump’s trade war07/12/2018
    8:47
  83. 91.
    The human fallout of Trump’s family separation policy continues07/11/2018
    8:38
  84. 92.
    Trump picks a D.C. GOP insider for Supreme Court07/10/2018
    9:28
  85. 93.
    Trump’s confusion about Bush’s slogan illustrates his narrow view of the presidency07/09/2018
    9:12
  86. 94.
    Scott Pruitt is finally pushed out as Trump reaches his boiling point07/06/2018
    8:57
  87. 95.
    Trump thought about invading Venezuela last summer07/05/2018
    7:57
  88. 96.
    Three things that should be on your radar for July 407/04/2018
    4:17
  89. 97.
    Three things that should be on your radar for July 307/03/2018
    4:23
  90. 98.
    Three things that should be on your radar for July 207/02/2018
    4:56
  91. 99.
    The Bad Boys of Brexit had ties to Russia06/29/2018
    7:31
  92. 100.
    Kennedy’s retirement sets the stage for a big Supreme Court fight06/28/2018
    8:52
  93. 101.
    The No. 4 House Democrat going down foreshadows the party’s coming identity crisis06/27/2018
    8:56
  94. 102.
    Trump’s trade war is causing layoffs and sending jobs overseas06/26/2018
    7:02
  95. 103.
    Public shaming of Trump backers shows a growing political divide06/25/2018
    8:21
  96. 104.
    Confusion reigns at the border and in Congress on immigration06/22/2018
    7:53
  97. 105.
    President Trump is not surrendering his war on undocumented immigrants06/21/2018
    6:33
  98. 106.
    The political fallout of Trump splitting up immigrant families continues to cascade06/20/2018
    7:51
  99. 107.
    Trump passes the buck on breaking up immigrant families06/19/2018
    6:50
  100. 108.
    The Trump administration cannot get its story straight on breaking up immigrant families06/18/2018
    9:07
  101. 109.
    Trump is losing the debate over splitting up families at the border as faith leaders turn against it06/15/2018
    9:39
  102. 110.
    A GOP senator urges love for LGBT youths in a poignant Pride Month speech06/14/2018
    9:49
  103. 111.
    Mark Sanford’s primary loss shows why congressional Republicans won’t cross Trump06/13/2018
    9:01
  104. 112.
    In Kim he trusts06/12/2018
    6:52
  105. 113.
    Smiles in Singapore could mask the gulf between the U.S. and North Korea06/11/2018
    8:05
  106. 114.
    Why Bernie Sanders will never join the Democratic Party06/08/2018
    8:36
  107. 115.
    America alone06/07/2018
    9:05
  108. 116.
    Last night, the Democratic establishment struck back in Calif., N.J. and beyond06/06/2018
    8:26
  109. 117.
    RFK’s speech in apartheid South Africa remains relevant 50 years after his assassination06/05/2018
    9:29
  110. 118.
    Rudy Giuliani says Trump couldn’t get indicted for shooting James Comey06/04/2018
    7:25
  111. 119.
    Trump’s pardon talk shows he doesn’t see political crimes as a big deal06/01/2018
    8:45
  112. 120.
    Trump has lost confidence in his attorney general, but Jeff Sessions isn’t going anywhere05/31/2018
    8:29
  113. 121.
    Mitt Romney threads the needle on Donald Trump05/30/2018
    8:41
  114. 122.
    Addiction prompts a congressman to retire05/29/2018
    8:14
  115. 123.
    The Nixed North Korea summit shows the limitations of Trump’s me-first diplomacy05/25/2018
    7:26
  116. 124.
    Why Trump has started using the term “spygate"05/24/2018
    7:48
  117. 125.
    2018 is shaping up as a breakthrough year for Democratic diversity05/23/2018
    8:09
  118. 126.
    Who is Stefan Halper, the FBI source who assisted the Russia probe?05/22/2018
    8:04
  119. 127.
    Hillary Clinton is not over it05/21/2018
    10:12
  120. 128.
    Tillerson is the latest Trump aide to speak out after getting fired05/18/2018
    7:39
  121. 129.
    New documents reveal details about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting05/17/2018
    8:26
  122. 130.
    Far left candidates are winning the Democratic civil war05/16/2018
    8:30
  123. 131.
    The Iraq election results are bad news for the United States05/15/2018
    7:29
  124. 132.
    Feeling disrespected keeps many loyal to Trump05/14/2018
    7:27
  125. 133.
    The GOP’s uncivil war05/11/2018
    7:16
  126. 134.
    Why John McCain is voting against Gina Haspel to lead the CIA05/10/2018
    8:05
  127. 135.
    Primary results confirm 2018 is a terrible year to be a House Republican05/09/2018
    7:56
  128. 136.
    Watch what they do, not what they say05/08/2018
    8:56
  129. 137.
    Giuliani is riding high, but is he flying too close to the sun?05/07/2018
    8:47
  130. 138.
    Three things that should be on your radar for May 405/04/2018
    4:15
  131. 139.
    Three things that should be on your radar for May 305/03/2018
    3:42
  132. 140.
    Three things that should be on your radar for May 205/02/2018
    3:53
  133. 141.
    Three things that should be on your radar for May 105/01/2018
    4:25
  134. 142.
    Three things that should be on your radar for April 3004/30/2018
    4:11
  135. 143.
    Bill Cosby’s conviction is a watershed but shows how hard it is to hold alleged abusers accountable04/27/2018
    8:22
  136. 144.
    Michael Cohen will take the Fifth. Trump has said innocent people don’t do that.04/26/2018
    7:51
  137. 145.
    Trump is doubling down on his VA nominee04/25/2018
    7:54
  138. 146.
    Trump’s pick to lead the V.A. may be forced to withdraw04/24/2018
    8:46
  139. 147.
    Get ready for Macron-mania04/23/2018
    8:53
  140. 148.
    Jim Comey’s memos are released.04/20/2018
    7:32
  141. 149.
    Republicans are divided over trying to make the tax cuts permanent04/19/2018
    7:31
  142. 150.
    A new progressive coalition aims to improve Democratic messaging against Trump04/18/2018
    8:37
  143. 151.
    Trump fills the job of White House communications director – with himself04/17/2018
    8:50
  144. 152.
    James Comey says President Trump may be susceptible to Russian blackmail04/16/2018
    6:30
  145. 153.
    Trump’s plan to pardon ‘Scooter’ Libby sends a message to witnesses in the Mueller probe04/13/2018
    7:33
  146. 154.
    Paul Ryan’s party is over.04/12/2018
    7:23
  147. 155.
    Trump's fury after Cohen raids prods Hill Republicans to take sides on Mueller04/11/2018
    7:09
  148. 156.
    Mark Zuckerberg will be on the hot seat today04/10/2018
    8:09
  149. 157.
    Trump telegraphs military action against Syria04/09/2018
    7:33
  150. 158.
    More trouble for Scott Pruitt04/06/2018
    8:59
  151. 159.
    Trump is following through on his ‘America First’ campaign promises04/05/2018
    8:17
  152. 160.
    Lordy, there may be reports04/04/2018
    7:37
  153. 161.
    Remembering MLK’s final speech04/03/2018
    9:33
  154. 162.
    Trump’s Easter tweetstorm speaks volumes about his presidency04/02/2018
    8:06
  155. 163.
    Visuals, metaphors and ego motivate Trump to take a harder line on Putin03/30/2018
    8:17
  156. 164.
    Loyalty to Trump has emerged as a top issue in GOP primary campaign commercials03/29/2018
    7:44
  157. 165.
    How Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook is like Gutenberg’s printing press03/28/2018
    8:14
  158. 166.
    A conservative think tank is trying to tackle climate change03/27/2018
    7:18
  159. 167.
    How the marches for gun control are like the protests against Vietnam03/26/2018
    8:06
  160. 168.
    Trump continues to shake up the White House03/23/2018
    6:23
  161. 169.
    Congress reveals a spending deal that doesn't give Trump the money he wants for his wall03/22/2018
    6:48
  162. 170.
    Illinois primary results show angry bases in both parties demanding more ideological purity03/21/2018
    7:53
  163. 171.
    Trump is becoming more confrontational with Mueller03/20/2018
    7:35
  164. 172.
    A slain 18-year-old's family reminds us to remember all the victims of gun violence03/19/2018
    8:09
  165. 173.
    Trump may hire multiple cable news personalities as part of shake-up03/16/2018
    6:28
  166. 174.
    A center-left think tank makes an opening bid in the 2020 'ideas primary'03/15/2018
    8:26
  167. 175.
    Pennsylvania special election shows GOP still hasn’t found a winning midterms message03/14/2018
    8:56
  168. 176.
    How Trump caved to the NRA03/13/2018
    6:30
  169. 177.
    A Democratic senator is highlighting work with Trump in the first ad of his reelection campaign03/12/2018
    6:23
  170. 178.
    A rescue mission to save a Republican seat in a Pennsylvania special election03/09/2018
    7:55
  171. 179.
    Trump equivocation on tariffs highlights continuing chaos in the White House03/08/2018
    8:39
  172. 180.
    Trump is supercharging the celebrification of politics03/07/2018
    7:28
  173. 181.
    Trump's trade adviser is getting his 15 minutes of fame03/06/2018
    7:18
  174. 182.
    Democratic committees are divided over playing in primaries03/05/2018
    7:09
  175. 183.
    Trump triangulates on trade03/02/2018
    7:05
  176. 184.
    Trump’s rejection of due process for gun owners points to his disdain for the rule of law03/01/2018
    6:55
  177. 185.
    Hope Hicks's evasiveness highlights how far Trump is pushing the envelope on executive privilege02/28/2018
    8:33
  178. 186.
    Trump gets a seminar on federalism as governors push back on arming teachers02/27/2018
    7:12
  179. 187.
    Trump is driving a surge in public support for stricter gun laws since Florida shooting02/26/2018
    6:35
  180. 188.
    President Trump’s push to arm teachers gives the NRA what it wants02/23/2018
    7:56
  181. 189.
    Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect him to cry02/22/2018
    7:07
  182. 190.
    Jury still out on Trump’s seriousness about banning bump stocks02/21/2018
    9:32
  183. 191.
    The kids are alright.02/20/2018
    8:49
  184. 192.
    Ideologues are ascendant in the Trump White House02/16/2018
    7:29
  185. 193.
    Trump still hasn’t nominated a director for the Violence Against Women office02/15/2018
    6:01
  186. 194.
    A pragmatic Bernie Sanders seeks out an immigration compromise to protect ‘dreamers’02/14/2018
    8:33
  187. 195.
    Trump budget highlights disconnect between populist rhetoric and plutocrat reality02/13/2018
    6:52
  188. 196.
    A freewheeling immigration debate in the Senate will test the power of conservative outside groups02/12/2018
    8:02
  189. 197.
    Republicans are all Keynesians now, but not Rand Paul02/09/2018
    8:39
  190. 198.
    Improving poll numbers give Republicans hope that the midterms might not be so bad02/08/2018
    7:39
  191. 199.
    Stopgap spending bills epitomize congressional dysfunction and hurt the military02/07/2018
    8:00
  192. 200.
    Trump's accusation of "treason" against Democrats debases discourse02/06/2018
    7:17

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