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    • James Comey Just Stepped in It Big Time

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    New revelations about his apparently botched testimony are liable to make Democrats — and Comey — a little more than mildly nauseous. And they are going to damage Comey's best defense of his actions.

    "James Comey Just Stepped in It Big Time" is from the May 09, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mildly Nausea and the Truth

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    • Trump’s Most Desperate Move Yet? Here’s What Pushing out Rod Rosenstein Would Mean.

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    The New York Times first alluded to it in last week's story about President Trump trying to fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Now we know a good bit more about Trump's apparent desire to also get rid of Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein, who is overseeing Mueller's Russia investigation.

    "Trump’s Most Desperate Move Yet? Here’s What Pushing out Rod Rosenstein Would Mean." is from the January 29, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Obsession Reveals a Central Miscalculation of His Presidency

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    President Trump called Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) “Pocahontas” again Monday. Apparently not satisfied with the coverage he got when he called her that repeatedly during the 2016 campaign, in March, in April, in June or earlier this month, Trump decided to up the ante. This time, he employed his favored insult at an event honoring Native American code talkers.

    "Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Obsession Reveals a Central Miscalculation of His Presidency" is from the November 28, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s CIA Director Keeps Doing Controversial — and Suspiciously Pro-Trump — Things

    • By: Aaron Blake
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    The Intercept just broke a pretty big story: CIA Director Mike Pompeo reportedly met with the purveyor of a disputed theory about the internal Democratic National Committee emails that were released last year — a theory that runs counter to the intelligence community's own long-standing conclusions about the matter.

    "Trump’s CIA Director Keeps Doing Controversial — and Suspiciously Pro-Trump — Things" is from the November 07, 2017 The Fix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Donald Trump, Officially out of Ideas, Says He Will Sue His Female Accusers

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    In Gettysburg, Pa., on Saturday, Donald Trump delivered what was billed by his campaign as a "groundbreaking contract for the American voter."

    "Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," Trump said. "Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over."

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    • Neil Gorsuch, Antonin Scalia and Originalism, Explained

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Perhaps the biggest reason Republicans love Neil Gorsuch's selection as President Trump's Supreme Court nominee — apart from his age — is the fact that he's a demonstrated originalist.

    "Neil Gorsuch, Antonin Scalia and Originalism, Explained" is from the February 01, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why Obama's Mosque Visit Is Criticized — in a Way George W. Bush's Wasn't

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Why Obama's Mosque Visit Is Criticized — in a Way George W. Bush's Wasn't" is from the Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In Her Remarks on the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg May Have Trumped Her Usual Outspokenness

    • By: Aaron Blake, Robert Barnes
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "In Her Remarks on the Presumptive GOP Nominee, Ruth Bader Ginsburg May Have Trumped Her Usual Outspokenness" is from the July 11, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and Robert Barnes and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • McCain Hits Trump Where It Hurts, Attacking 'Bone Spur' Deferments in Vietnam

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    After a week in which President Trump endured not-so-veiled criticisms from his two predecessors as president and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), McCain delivered another broadside that seems clearly aimed at Trump — in the most personal terms yet.

    "McCain Hits Trump Where It Hurts, Attacking 'Bone Spur' Deferments in Vietnam" is from the October 23, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Democrats Just Got Some Very Good News From the Supreme Court on Gerrymandering

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The Supreme Court just made a major decision without actually issuing a decision. On Monday morning, the justices announced that they would take up a case out of Wisconsin that could result in a ruling on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.

    "Democrats Just Got Some Very Good News From the Supreme Court on Gerrymandering" is from the June 19, 2017 The Fix section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Steve Bannon’s Mysterious — and Potentially Pivotal — Grand Jury Subpoena

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    There have been a few moments in the Russia investigation that, in retrospect, seemed to indicate a notable shift or an expansion. The day President Trump fired FBI Director James B. Comey. The Lester Holt interview. When we first found out about the meeting with the Russian lawyer. The early-morning raid of Paul Manafort's Virginia residence. Michael Flynn's guilty plea.

    "Steve Bannon’s Mysterious — and Potentially Pivotal — Grand Jury Subpoena" is from the January 17, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Robert Mueller Just Penetrated the White House Gates With Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    There were credulity-straining defenses by the White House in the face of charges against Manafort and Papadopoulos. But they're not going to work now that former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.

    "Robert Mueller Just Penetrated the White House Gates With Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea" is from the December 01, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Trump’s Handling of the Russia Investigation Has Never Looked More like a Coverup

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    President Trump didn't just consider the most drastic conceivable response to the Russia investigation; he actively tried to do it — until someone stopped him.

    "Trump’s Handling of the Russia Investigation Has Never Looked More like a Coverup" is from the January 26, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Republicans Are About to Feel Obama's Pain on Obamacare — and He Knows It

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    That's because repealing Obamacare is a difficult and fraught exercise, for a whole host of policy and political reasons. Such is the case when you're trying to get rid of a massive piece of bureaucracy — and especially one with benefits people have already become accustomed to.

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    • Hispanic Supporters Flee Donald Trump's Campaign after Fiery Immigration Speech

    • By: Aaron Blake, Jenna Johnson
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Hispanic Supporters Flee Donald Trump's Campaign after Fiery Immigration Speech" is from the September 01, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and Jenna Johnson and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Top 15 Democratic Presidential Candidates For 2020, Ranked

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    With just one year left until the unofficial start of the 2020 presidential race, you can bet a slew of Democrats are starting to get anxious to run against Trump. And depending on how that 2018 election turns out, you may see a bunch of them get into the race quickly.

    "The Top 15 Democratic Presidential Candidates For 2020, Ranked" is from the December 22, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • In Striking Syria, Trump Risks Confirming the Worst Fears About His Presidency

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
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    During the campaign and even before it, Trump forcefully derided U.S. military involvement in the Middle East, repeatedly saying the war in Iraq was a disastrous mistake and that he would focus on "America first.”

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    • Trump Just Made Some Very Strange Comments About Stephen K. Bannon

    • By: Aaron Blake
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    We don't yet know what Stephen K. Bannon's fate in the Trump White House is. But judging by President Trump's own words, it doesn't sound particularly good.

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    • Why the New Iran Revelation Looks So Bad for the Obama Administration

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    "Why the New Iran Revelation Looks So Bad for the Obama Administration" is from the August 19, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Jeff Sessions’s ‘Anglo-American’ Comments, and the Danger of the Liberal Trump Outrage Machine

    • By: Aaron Blake
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Washington was an outrage factory long before President Trump arrived, and it's become exponentially more so now that he's here. But constantly being on an outrage footing can undermine your cause.

    "Jeff Sessions’s ‘Anglo-American’ Comments, and the Danger of the Liberal Trump Outrage Machine" is from the February 13, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Aaron Blake and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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