Note: This is a summary and analysis of Mao's Great Famine and not the original book. Historian Frank Dikötter used a brief window of political openness before the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China to get inside official archives and gather evidence of the terrible toll the Great Chinese Famine took on ordinary people. He also discovered how Communist leaders caused, and then covered up, the catastrophe. Dikötter shows the disaster was much worse than previously thought, with a death toll of at least 45 million.
"What Bernie Sanders Means by 'Democratic Socialism.' (You Still Have Your Choice of Pajamas.)" is from the September 21, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.
Just days before the election, after weeks believing that Michigan was safely blue, the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC Priorities USA polled voters there — only to discover that it was a one-point race. The group quickly poured millions into the state. The Clinton campaign did similarly, and on the eve of the election, aides sent in Clinton herself, as well as her top surrogate, President Obama. It was too late.
"Bernie Sanders Explains Connection between Climate Change and Paris Attacks" is from the November 16, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Does Hillary Clinton Really Need Elizabeth Warren on the Ticket?" is from the July 01, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Anne Gearan and David Weigel and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"Bernie Sanders Acknowledges a Possible Area of Agreement With the Koch Brothers" is from the September 29, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.
President-elect Donald Trump has expanded his search for a secretary of state beyond the four finalists his aides previously identified, including former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, a senior adviser said Sunday.
Just two weeks ago, President-elect Donald Trump appeared poised to assemble a Cabinet as unconventional as he is, drawing heavily from a band of quirky loyalists that included several from the fringes of the Republican Party.
Donald Trump took direct aim at the Affordable Care Act on Tuesday, vowing to press Congress to gather in a “special session” to do away with the federal health-care law if he is elected president.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is expected to be the incoming Senate minority leader, has thrown his support behind Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
The senator from Virginia came across as over-rehearsed, often interrupting his Republican opponent, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, with points Kaine had already made several times earlier in the debate. At times, Kaine simply seemed to be trying too hard.
Donald Trump said FBI Director James B. Comey “brought back his reputation” by revisiting the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s State Department emails, as the GOP presidential nominee promised Monday to “close the chapter on the Clintons.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a loyal soldier for Hillary Clinton since he conceded the Democratic presidential nomination in July, plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton’s support if she is elected — and to aggressively oppose appointments that do not pass muster with the party’s left wing.
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton faces a striking choice in the final three weeks of the campaign: to expand her efforts to states that Democrats haven’t won in a generation, or to stay a current course that, if conditions hold, would deliver her a resounding electoral college victory.
In the closing weeks of the presidential race, Hillary Clinton’s campaign says it is stepping up its efforts to court white working-class men, with whom support for Republican Donald Trump, as well as dislike of the Democratic nominee, runs deep.
Donald Trump’s effort to end the controversy he helped stoke over President Obama’s citizenship has handed Democrats a fresh opportunity to motivate voters, particularly African Americans, who are offended by an issue that had faded to the recesses of the campaign.
"Trump Praises Putin at National Security Forum" is from the September 8, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Jose A. DelReal and Anne Gearan and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Trump, Clinton Go to Cleveland in Pursuit of the Working-Class Voter" is from the September 5, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner, Jose A. DelReal and David Weigel and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Sanders Suggests Lowering the Bar for Third-Party Candidates to Take Part in Presidential Debates" is from the September 04, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Kaine Asks: Would Trump Stand up to a Russian Cyberattack on U.S. Elections?" is from the August 30, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by John Wagner and narrated by Sam Scholl.