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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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    • 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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    • Republican Lawmakers Distance Themselves from Trump on Memo

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Shane Harris
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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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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    • 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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    • Al Franken Announces He Will Resign From the Senate

    • By: Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck, Karen Tumulty
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    In a stunning close to his congressional career, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Thursday announced he will resign amid multiple allegations that he inappropriately touched women.

    "Al Franken Announces He Will Resign From the Senate" is from the December 07, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck and Karen Tumulty and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Administration Official: Neither Trump nor Carson Has Secret Service Protection, Yet

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Administration Official: Neither Trump nor Carson Has Secret Service Protection, Yet" is from the October 22, 2015 Politics and Power 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
    • Length: 2 mins
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • Trump Nominates Carson to Lead U.S. Housing, Urban Policy

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Karoun Demirjian
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump has nominated retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, an unconventional choice that underscores Trump’s willingness to forgo traditional policy expertise in some Cabinet positions to surround himself with allies.

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

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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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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    • Trump Chooses Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Rep. Mike Pompeo for CIA Director

    • By: David Nakamura, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump announced Friday that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) as CIA director, a pair of hard-line conservatives who offer early signs of the shape of Trump’s Cabinet.

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    • Graham Urges Trump to Clarify Iran Strategy

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) called on President Trump to lay out his strategy toward Iran as the country faces its largest protests in nearly 10 years, saying such a move would help bolster the United States in its conflict with North Korea.

    "Graham Urges Trump to Clarify Iran Strategy" is from the December 31, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • McConnell Calls on Roy Moore to End Senate Campaign Following Accusations of Sexual Misconduct

    • By: Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Monday that Republican nominee Roy Moore should end his Senate campaign in Alabama, following allegations that he initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32.

    "McConnell Calls on Roy Moore to End Senate Campaign Following Accusations of Sexual Misconduct" is from the November 13, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Corker Slams Trump on Tax Debate, North Korea, 'Difficulty With the Truth'; Trump Fires Back With Insult

    • By: Sean Sullivan, Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) admonished President Trump on Tuesday to stop interfering in the debate over tax legislation and said his volatility could lead the United States into war, prompting a slew of Twitter insults from the president and renewing a long-simmering feud just hours before he is scheduled to visit Capitol Hill.

    "Corker Slams Trump on Tax Debate, North Korea, 'Difficulty With the Truth'; Trump Fires Back With Insult" is from the October 24, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sean Sullivan and Elise Viebeck and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Affordable Care Act Revision Would Reduce Insured Numbers by 24 Million, CBO Projects

    • By: Amy Goldstein, Elise Viebeck, Kelsey Snell, and others
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    House Republicans’ proposal to rewrite federal health-care law would more than reverse the gains the Affordable Care Act has made in the number of Americans with health insurance, while curbing the federal deficit, according to a widely anticipated forecast by congressional analysts.

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    • Fort Lauderdale Suspect Claimed Government Was Controlling His Mind Months Before Shooting

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Investigators said Saturday that Santiago drew frequent police attention for domestic violence in his Alaska home town and twice was arrested within the last year. Two months before the shooting, they said, he was admitted to a mental-health facility after showing up at an FBI field office and telling agents his mind was being controlled, complaining that the government was forcing him to watch Islamic State videos.

    "Fort Lauderdale Suspect Claimed Government Was Controlling His Mind Months Before Shooting" is from the January 08, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Elise Viebeck and Cleve R. Wootson Jr. and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Denies CIA Report That Russia Intervened to Help Him Win Election

    • By: Elise Viebeck
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump said he does not believe the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the election to help him win, attributing the assessment to Democrats who supported Hillary Clinton and claiming repeatedly that the U.S. intelligence community has “no idea” what might have happened.

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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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    • Trump, Putin Agree in Phone Call to Improve 'Unsatisfactory' Relations between Their Countries, Kremlin Says

    • By: Elise Viebeck, Jerry Markon, Karen DeYoung
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 14 mins
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    President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed in a telephone conversation Monday that relations between their countries were “unsatisfactory” and vowed to work together to improve them, the Kremlin said in a statement.

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