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    • 3.2 Million More People Were Uninsured at the End of 2017 Than at the End of 2016

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    More than 3 million more people lacked health insurance at the end of 2017 relative to the end of 2016, according to the Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index. A recent estimate of the connection between a lack of insurance and mortality suggests that for every 800 people without insurance for a year, one will die — meaning that 4,000 more people may have died during the year than would have had they been covered.

    "3.2 Million More People Were Uninsured at the End of 2017 Than at the End of 2016" is from the January 16, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Jason Chaffetz’s iPhone Comment Revives the ‘Poverty Is a Choice’ Argument

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 6 mins
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    It’s much easier to deal with poverty if you can convince yourself that the impoverished brought it on themselves. Nearly everyone would concur that those who suffer from poverty through no fault of their own deserve support from others, either through nonprofit or public sector assistance. But if they’re poor because of their own bad decisions? They have to fend for themselves.

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    • Why, Despite America’s Might, Trump’s Military Parade Can’t Compare to North Korea’s

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    So President Trump wants a parade. He has wanted one since his inauguration, when the planning committee for the event reached out to the Pentagon for “pictures of military vehicles we could add to the [inaugural] parade.” That request was eventually abandoned, but the idea has returned, apparently thanks to Trump’s having visited France’s Bastille Day celebration last year and observing its military march through the streets of Paris.

    "Why, Despite America’s Might, Trump’s Military Parade Can’t Compare to North Korea’s" is from the February 08, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The One Little Number That — So Far — Is All the Protection Donald Trump Needs

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Donald Trump’s unorthodox candidacy blossomed into an unorthodox presidency. In the White House, Trump carries with him all of the complex, tricky and fraught behaviors and tendencies that powered him through the 2016 campaign. He also carries with him the decisions and interactions that led him to victory — including a staff that may have some nebulous ties to a Russian government that wanted to see him victorious.

    "The One Little Number That — So Far — Is All the Protection Donald Trump Needs" is from the May 12, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • A High School Teacher Helps Clarify 'Socialism' for Donald Trump (and You!)

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "A High School Teacher Helps Clarify 'Socialism' for Donald Trump (and You!)" is from the October 25, 2015 Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The Gun-Control Discussion Has Had Unusual Staying Power Post-Parkland

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Two weeks ago, Nikolas Cruz allegedly walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and fatally shot 14 students and three adults. More people might have died but Cruz’s weapon apparently jammed.

    "The Gun-Control Discussion Has Had Unusual Staying Power Post-Parkland" is from the February 28, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • A Majority of Americans Has Always Thought Trump Lacked the Temperament to Be President

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    The question is one of temperament. Americans have a loosely defined sense of what is and isn’t presidential and what sort of temperament it takes to hit that standard. When pollsters would ask the country if they thought Trump hit that mark, a majority of Americans consistently said that he didn’t. In every poll conducted before the election a clear majority said that Trump lacked the proper temperament for the job.

    "A Majority of Americans Has Always Thought Trump Lacked the Temperament to Be President" is from the February 02, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How the Missouri Football Team Just Took down Its University President

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "How the Missouri Football Team Just Took down Its University President" is from the November 10, 2015 Top Stories section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Kellyanne Conway Wants the Media to Cover a President Trump Who May Not Exist

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, would have you believe that there is another President Trump who goes unrecognized by the world: a Donald Trump who, yes, tweets, but who also is the driving force behind the sanitized statements the White House releases, who advocates for complex policy in partnership with Capitol Hill Republicans and who writes the speeches he occasionally reads at events.

    "Kellyanne Conway Wants the Media to Cover a President Trump Who May Not Exist" is from the June 05, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Now Agrees With the Majority of Americans: He Wasn't Ready to Be President

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Donald Trump spent a great portion of 2016 insisting that being president would be easy — at least for him. HuffPost compiled a number of examples of him dismissing the problems that accompany the job as being easily dispatched. Building a wall on the border with Mexico is easy. Beating Hillary Clinton would be easy. Renegotiating the Iran deal would be easy. Paying down the national debt would be easy. Acting presidential? Easy.

    "Trump Now Agrees With the Majority of Americans: He Wasn't Ready to Be President" is from the April 28, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Will Donald Trump Set a Record for Fewest News Conferences by a President?

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    The last time Donald Trump held a news conference was on July 27, shortly after the end of the Republican convention. For the entire period since — 140 days, according to our timer — he has done only one-on-one interviews or brief gaggles with reporters.

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    • It's Not Clear That Donald Trump Understands the Relationship between the President and the Military

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "It's Not Clear That Donald Trump Understands the Relationship between the President and the Military" is from the September 08, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • In 1927, Fox News Service Filmed Benito Mussolini Telling Immigrants to 'Make America Great'

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    "In 1927, Fox News Service Filmed Benito Mussolini Telling Immigrants to 'Make America Great'" is from the July 23, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Why Parkland Students Have Emerged as a Powerful Political Voice

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    The boldest voices to emerge in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have been unexpected ones. Surviving students at the school quickly spoke out on social media and to news cameras about the violence and, more broadly, about political leadership that they saw as having let them down.

    "Why Parkland Students Have Emerged as a Powerful Political Voice" is from the February 19, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Why the Media Won't Say Donald Trump Is Lying

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Why the Media Won't Say Donald Trump Is Lying" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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    • How Long Will the Special Counsel's Investigation of Russia Take? Possibly Years.

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein’s appointment of former FBI director Robert Mueller to act as special counsel investigating Russian meddling into the 2016 election is an unexpected development in the issue that’s roiled the early days of Donald Trump’s administration. While it’s also a relatively unusual step in recent history, we do know one thing about it: The odds are good that it will take a while.

    "How Long Will the Special Counsel's Investigation of Russia Take? Possibly Years." is from the May 17, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • What Would Have Happened If Joe Biden Had Run?

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "What Would Have Happened If Joe Biden Had Run?" is from the July 03, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Most Americans Think Trump Jr.'s Meeting Was Inappropriate — but Few Were Newly Convinced of Collusion

    • By: Philip Bump 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    It’s been less than a week since America first learned of the existence of an email that seemed to clearly demonstrate the willingness of some in the Trump campaign to accept the assistance of the Russian government in their effort to win the 2016 presidential race. In black and white, Donald Trump Jr. is offered the opportunity to meet with a lawyer connected to the Russian government who can provide “documents and information that would incriminate” Hillary Clinton. That information, Trump Jr. is told, “is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.”

    "Most Americans Think Trump Jr.'s Meeting Was Inappropriate — but Few Were Newly Convinced of Collusion" is from the July 17, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • How Trump’s Campaign May Have Offloaded Spending on Polling to a Nonprofit

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    “Public” is a spectrum. A Super Bowl telecast is public, and a hundred million people watch it. The site PetitTube specializes in the other end of the spectrum: Public YouTube videos that have never been watched by anyone. Every time you go to that site, the video you’re shown has never been watched. Like the Super Bowl, it’s public. Unlike the Super Bowl, it’s unseen.

    "How Trump’s Campaign May Have Offloaded Spending on Polling to a Nonprofit" is from the March 02, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • A New Poll Showing Hillary Clinton up 10 Points Gives Insight into Why Donald Trump's Campaign Is Faltering

    • By: Philip Bump
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "A New Poll Showing Hillary Clinton up 10 Points Gives Insight into Why Donald Trump's Campaign Is Faltering" is from the August 25, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Bump and narrated by Kristi Burns.

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