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    • Companies That Tie Announcements to Tax Bill Earn Goodwill With Trump

    • By: Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 8 mins
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    Moments before President Trump claimed his first legislative victory, he was notified that AT&T would be investing an additional $1 billion in U.S. networks and offering its employees a one-time bonus — thanks, the company said, to the Republican tax bill.

    "Companies That Tie Announcements to Tax Bill Earn Goodwill With Trump" is from the December 22, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Nunes Admits Meeting With Source of Trump Surveillance Documents on White House Grounds

    • By: Karoun Demirjian, Greg Miller, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 9 mins
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    The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee acknowledged Monday that he had made a secret visit to the White House last week to view intelligence files he then cited as proof of potentially improper spying activity against President Trump, casting new doubt on the independence of a congressional investigation into Russian election interference.

    "Nunes Admits Meeting With Source of Trump Surveillance Documents on White House Grounds" is from the March 27, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Karoun Demirjian, Greg Miller and Philip Rucker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • A Generation of GOP Stars Stands Diminished: 'Everything Trump Touches Dies'

    • By: Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Donald Trump trashed his wife and suggested his father was involved in John F. Kennedy’s assassination, but Texas Sen. Ted Cruz still endorsed him. Trump mocked his cotton mouth and slight stature, but Florida Sen. Marco Rubio still got in line.

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    • Even in Red States, Republicans Feel Free to Criticize Trump on His Taxes and Travel

    • By: Philip Rucker, Sean Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Oklahoma may be Trump country, but that did not prevent James Lankford (R), the state’s junior senator, from criticizing President Trump this week by saying he ought to “keep his promise” to release his tax returns.

    "Even in Red States, Republicans Feel Free to Criticize Trump on His Taxes and Travel" is from the April 19, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Sean Sullivan and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Poll: 60 Percent Disapprove of Trump, While Clear Majorities Back Mueller and Sessions

    • By: Philip Rucker, Scott Clement
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 7 mins
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    President Trump’s disapproval rating has hit a high point of 60 percent, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll that also finds that clear majorities of Americans support the special counsel’s Russia investigation and say the president should not fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

    "Poll: 60 Percent Disapprove of Trump, While Clear Majorities Back Mueller and Sessions" is from the August 31, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Scott Clement and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Bob Woodward’s New Book Reveals a ‘Nervous Breakdown’ of Trump’s Presidency

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 13 mins
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    John Dowd was convinced that President Trump would commit perjury if he talked to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. So, on Jan. 27, the president’s then-personal attorney staged a practice session to try to make his point.

    "Bob Woodward’s New Book Reveals a ‘Nervous Breakdown’ of Trump’s Presidency" is from the September 04, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Doubting the Intelligence, Trump Pursues Putin and Leaves a Russian Threat Unchecked

    • By: Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 35 mins
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    In the final days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president, members of his inner circle pleaded with him to acknowledge publicly what U.S. intelligence agencies had already concluded — that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election was real.

    "Doubting the Intelligence, Trump Pursues Putin and Leaves a Russian Threat Unchecked" is from the December 14, 2017 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Greg Miller, Greg Jaffe and Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Aides Lay Foundation for Emergency Order to Build Wall, Saying Border Is in ‘Crisis’

    • By: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 9 mins
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    Trump administration officials made an urgent case Monday that the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border has reached a crisis level, laying the groundwork for President Trump to possibly declare a national emergency that would empower him to construct a border wall without congressional approval.

    "Trump Aides Lay Foundation for Emergency Order to Build Wall, Saying Border Is in ‘Crisis’" is from the January 07, 2019 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Costa and Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump’s Putin Fallout: Inside the White House’s Tumultuous Week of Walk-Backs

    • By: Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Carol D. Leonnig, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Feeling exasperated and feisty as he awoke in the White House residence, President Trump fired off his grievances on Twitter about how the media had been covering his Helsinki summit. And, refusing to be cowed, Trump gave national security adviser John Bolton an order: to schedule a second summit and officially invite Russian President Vladi­mir Putin to visit Washington.

    "Trump’s Putin Fallout: Inside the White House’s Tumultuous Week of Walk-Backs" is from the July 21, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey and Carol D. Leonnig and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Inside Trump’s Legal Team: Trying to Protect the President From Mueller’s ‘Killers’

    • By: Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and his team of a dozen-plus lawyers and investigators have proven stealthy in their wide-ranging Russia probe.

    "Inside Trump’s Legal Team: Trying to Protect the President From Mueller’s ‘Killers’" is from the December 12, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey and Rosalind S. Helderman and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Iowa Emerges as a Free-For-All among GOP's Establishment Candidates

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Iowa Emerges as a Free-For-All among GOP's Establishment Candidates" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘There Was No Plan B’: Trump Scrambles to Find Chief of Staff After Top Candidate Turns Him Down

    • By: Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President Trump had no Plan B.

    "‘There Was No Plan B’: Trump Scrambles to Find Chief of Staff After Top Candidate Turns Him Down" is from the December 11, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • White House Replaces Lawyer Ty Cobb with Clinton Impeachment Attorney Emmet Flood

    • By: Robert Costa, Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    White House lawyer Ty Cobb, who served as the administration’s point person in dealing with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, is stepping down and will be replaced by veteran white-collar defense attorney Emmet Flood, according to senior administration officials.

    "White House Replaces Lawyer Ty Cobb with Clinton Impeachment Attorney Emmet Flood" is from the May 02, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Costa, Josh Dawsey, Rosalind S. Helderman, Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Forces Mattis out Two Months Early, Names Shanahan Acting Defense Secretary

    • By: Philip Rucker, Dan Lamothe, Josh Dawsey
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    President Trump, who aides said has been seething about news coverage of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s pointed resignation letter, abruptly announced Sunday that he was removing Mattis two months before his planned departure and installing Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary.

    "Trump Forces Mattis out Two Months Early, Names Shanahan Acting Defense Secretary" is from the December 23, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Dan Lamothe and Josh Dawsey and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • The Oil and Gas Industry Is Quickly Amassing Power in Trump's Washington

    • By: Juliet Eilperin, Steven Mufson, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    After eight years of being banished and sometimes vilified by the Obama administration, the fossil fuel industry is enjoying a remarkable resurgence as its executives and lobbyists shape President-elect Donald Trump’s policy agenda and staff his administration.

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    • Trump’s Visit to Iraq Prompts Concerns About Politicization of Military

    • By: Paul Sonne, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 10 mins
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    A day after President Trump’s surprise visit to American forces in Iraq and Germany, questions persisted about whether he had jeopardized the political neutrality of the U.S. military by leveling partisan attacks and signing red “Make America Great Again” hats for the troops.

    "Trump’s Visit to Iraq Prompts Concerns About Politicization of Military" is from the December 27, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Paul Sonne andPhilip Rucker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • Inside Donald Trump's Echo Chamber of Conspiracies, Grievances and Vitriol

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 12 mins
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    In the presidential campaign’s home stretch, Donald Trump is fully inhabiting his own echo chamber. The Republican nominee has turned inward, increasingly isolated from the country’s mainstream and leaders of his own party, and determined to rouse his most fervent supporters with dire warnings that their populist movement could fall prey to dark and collusive forces.

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    • Trump Team Vows to Win Delegate Majority as Rivals Prepare for Open Convention

    • By: Dan Balz, Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    "Trump Team Vows to Win Delegate Majority as Rivals Prepare for Open Convention" is from the April 09, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Balz, Philip Rucker and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Is Playing 'a Part' and Can Transform for Victory, Campaign Chief Tells GOP Leaders

    • By: Philip Rucker, Dan Balz, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Trump Is Playing 'a Part' and Can Transform for Victory, Campaign Chief Tells GOP Leaders" is from the April 21, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Dan Balz and Robert Costa and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Kasich Pins Hopes on Ohio Victory Tuesday. Then what?

    • By: Dan Balz, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 6 mins
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    "Kasich Pins Hopes on Ohio Victory Tuesday. Then what?" is from the March 13, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Balz and Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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