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    • Michael Avenatti Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence, Calls Allegations ‘Completely Bogus’

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Eli Rosenberg, Deanna Paul
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Michael Avenatti, the brash lawyer and cable news fixture who came to prominence after he sued President Trump on behalf of an adult-film star, was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of domestic violence, police said.

    "Michael Avenatti Arrested on Suspicion of Domestic Violence, Calls Allegations ‘Completely Bogus’" is from the November 15, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck , Eli Rosenberg and Deanna Paul and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Midterm Elections: Democrats Flip House as GOP Expands Senate Majority

    • By: Philip Rucker, Matt Viser, Elise Viebeck, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 12 mins
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    Democrats seized control of the House while Republicans held the Senate on Tuesday in a national referendum on President Trump that drew record numbers of voters to the polls and opened the door to tougher oversight of the White House over the next two years.

    "Midterm Elections: Democrats Flip House as GOP Expands Senate Majority" is from the November 07, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Matt Viser, Elise Viebeck and Isaac Stanley-Becker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Sen. Susan Collins Says Kavanaugh Sees Roe v. Wade as ‘Settled Law’

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Gabriel Pogrund
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh told Sen. Susan Collins on Tuesday that Roe v. Wade was “settled law,” the Maine Republican told reporters after their meeting.

    "Sen. Susan Collins Says Kavanaugh Sees Roe v. Wade as ‘Settled Law’" is from the August 21, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck, Gabriel Pogrund and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Republicans on Senate Panel Release Explicit Statement About Kavanaugh Accuser’s Sex Life

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In an unprecedented move, Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday released an explicit statement that purports to describe the sexual preferences of a woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of misconduct.

    "Republicans on Senate Panel Release Explicit Statement About Kavanaugh Accuser’s Sex Life" is from the October 02, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘Hyperbolic Moment’: Stacey Abrams Declines to Endorse Eric Holder’s Controversial ‘Kick ’Em’ Comment

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams declined Sunday to echo former attorney general Eric Holder’s controversial remark encouraging Democrats to adopt a more combative approach to politics, calling it “hyperbole” and endorsing voting as the “best approach.”

    ‘Hyperbolic Moment’: Stacey Abrams Declines to Endorse Eric Holder’s Controversial ‘Kick ’Em’ Comment" is from the October 14, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Tweets Create Confusion for Republicans Trying to Avert Government Shutdown

    • By: Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Congressional Republicans tried to make sense Thursday of President Trump’s early-morning tweets on immigration and children’s health, as the GOP struggled to muster the votes for a short-term spending bill and avert a government shutdown at midnight Friday.

    "Trump Tweets Create Confusion for Republicans Trying to Avert Government Shutdown" is from the January 18, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mike DeBonis, Ed O'Keefe and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Amid Kavanaugh Uproar, Changes to Congress’s Sexual Harassment Rules Stall

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Gabriel Pogrund
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Long before Congress was consumed by the wrenching fight over sexual assault allegations against Brett M. Kavanaugh, lawmakers had promised to make the process fairer for those who accuse lawmakers or staffers of sexual misconduct.

    "Amid Kavanaugh Uproar, Changes to Congress’s Sexual Harassment Rules Stall" is from the October 09, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck andGabriel Pogrund and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Democrats Work to Keep Heat on Gowdy, McCarthy Ahead of Clinton Benghazi Hearing

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Paul Kane
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Democrats Work to Keep Heat on Gowdy, McCarthy Ahead of Clinton Benghazi Hearing" is from the October 07, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and Paul Kane and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Rep. Jason Chaffetz Launches Bid for House Speaker, Shaking up Gop Leadership Race

    • By: Mike DeBonis, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "Rep. Jason Chaffetz Launches Bid for House Speaker, Shaking up Gop Leadership Race" is from the October 05, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Primary Elections: GOP on Edge as West Virginia Considers Senate Bid of Controversial Coal Baron

    • By: Sean Sullivan, Michael Scherer, David Weigel, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Republican leaders eager to claim Democratic Senate seats in states won by President Trump closely watched as voters cast ballots on Tuesday in Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia.

    "Primary Elections: GOP on Edge as West Virginia Considers Senate Bid of Controversial Coal Baron" is from the May 08, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan, Michael Scherer, David Weigel and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • As Democrats Add Senate Seat, GOP Left to Cast Blame Over Alabama Failure

    • By: Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck, David Weigel, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Stunned Republicans began casting blame Wednesday over their failure to hold a Senate seat in the Deep South, where Alabama Democrat Doug Jones stitched together just enough support amid voter backlash following accusations of sexual misconduct against his firebrand GOP rival.

    "As Democrats Add Senate Seat, GOP Left to Cast Blame Over Alabama Failure" is from the December 13, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck, David Weigel and Michael Scherer and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Ethics Rules That Apply — and Don't Apply — to Trump's Children

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Lisa Rein
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    There’s been a lot of talk since Friday about President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to give his three eldest children formal positions on his transition team.

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    • Trump Faces Backlash over Appointing Bannon as a Top Aide, a Choice Critics Say Will Empower White Nationalists

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Katie Zezima
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 15 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump faces a growing backlash against his decision to name campaign chairman and former head of Breitbart News Stephen K. Bannon as chief strategist at the White House, a choice critics believe will empower white nationalists.

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    • Congressman on Tape Tells Woman He Would Report Her to Capitol Police Because She Could Expose His Secret Sex Life

    • By: Mike DeBonis, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), who apologized Wednesday for a lewd photo of him that circulated on the Internet, told a woman to whom he had sent sexually explicit photos, videos and messages that he would report her to the Capitol Police because she could expose his behavior, according to a recording reviewed by The Washington Post.

    "Congressman on Tape Tells Woman He Would Report Her to Capitol Police Because She Could Expose His Secret Sex Life" is from the November 22, 2017 PowerPost section of The Washington Post. It was written by Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Furor Over Comey Firing Grows With News That He Sought Resources for Russia Investigation Before His Dismissal

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Ed O'Keefe, Sean Sullivan, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The furor over President Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James B. Comey grew Wednesday with the revelation that Comey had sought more resources for an investigation into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government shortly before he was dismissed.

    "Furor over Comey Firing Grows with News That He Sought Resources for Russia Investigation Before His Dismissal" is from the May 10, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck, Ed O'Keefe, Sean Sullivan and Paul Kane and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • African-American Lawmakers Slam Sanders as False Revolutionary While Endorsing Clinton

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    "African-American Lawmakers Slam Sanders as False Revolutionary While Endorsing Clinton" is from the Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • HUD Job to Pit Carson Ideology Against Long-Standing Housing Policy

    • By: Lisa Rein, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Donald Trump’s selection Monday of retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development sets up what could be a collision between the nominee’s philosophical aversion to social safety-net programs and an agency that administers some of the government’s most expansive programs for helping minorities and low-income people.

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    • Republican Lawmakers Distance Themselves from Trump on Memo

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Shane Harris
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee dissented Sunday from President Trump’s view that corruption has poisoned the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    "Republican Lawmakers Distance Themselves from Trump on Memo" is from the February 04, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and Shane Harris and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Former Ohio State Wrestling Coaches Release Statement Supporting Jordan

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Six former Ohio State University wrestling coaches released a statement on Monday in support of Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who is under scrutiny amid accusations that he knew about alleged sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior in the school’s athletic department three decades ago.

    "Former Ohio State Wrestling Coaches Release Statement Supporting Jordan" is from the July 09, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • NATO Secretary General Projects Confidence After Call With Trump

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke with President-elect Donald Trump on the phone Friday to congratulate him on his election victory and discuss the organization’s “enduring importance,” NATO shared in a readout of the call.

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