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    • Trump, Furious and Frustrated, Gears up to Punch Back at Comey Testimony

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa, Ashley Parker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Alone in the White House in recent days, President Trump — frustrated and defiant — has been spoiling for a fight, according to his confidants and associates

    "Trump, Furious and Frustrated, Gears up to Punch Back at Comey Testimony" is from the June 06, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Costa, Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Tensions Swell Between Sessions and FBI Over Senior Personnel From Comey Era

    • By: Devlin Barrett, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 3 mins
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    FBI Director Christopher A. Wray has been resisting pressure from Attorney General Jeff Sessions to replace the bureau’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of criticism from President Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

    "Tensions Swell Between Sessions and FBI Over Senior Personnel From Comey Era" is from the January 22, 2018 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Devlin Barrett and Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Refuses to Support Paul Ryan, John McCain in Upcoming Republican Primaries

    • By: Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 4 mins
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    "Trump Refuses to Support Paul Ryan, John McCain in Upcoming Republican Primaries" is from the August 02, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Trump Says He Has No 'Tapes' of Comey Conversations

    • By: Philip Rucker 
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 5 mins
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    President Trump said Thursday that he does not have "tapes" of his private conversations with former FBI director James B. Comey, finally ending a mystery of his own creation that began last month when he suggested last month that he had privately recorded their talks.

    "Trump Says He Has No 'Tapes' of Comey Conversations" is from the June 22, 2017 Post Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker  and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • ‘The Closer’? The Inside Story of How Trump Tried — and Failed — to Make a Deal on Health Care

    • By: Robert Costa, Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
    • Length: 14 mins
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    "I couldn’t get them," he said of Republicans opposed to the bill. "They just wouldn’t do it."

    "‘The Closer’? The Inside Story of How Trump Tried — and Failed — to Make a Deal on Health Care" is from the March 24, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Robert Costa, Ashley Parker and Philip Rucker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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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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    • Clinton's Challenge: Become a Change Agent in a Year Shaped by Voter Fury

    • By: Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Clinton's Challenge: Become a Change Agent in a Year Shaped by Voter Fury" is from the May 31, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker 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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    • Convention Shows How Democrats Have Learned to Love Gun Control

    • By: Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "Convention Shows How Democrats Have Learned to Love Gun Control" is from the July 26, 2016, Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Mitt Romney to Address the 2016 Presidential Campaign Thursday

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 2 mins
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    "Mitt Romney to Address the 2016 Presidential Campaign Thursday" is from the Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • Political Update; Gwen Ifill Appreciation

    • By: Charlie Rose, Ken Stern, Joshua Green, and others
    • Length: 53 mins
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    Tonight on the program, a look into President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of Stephen Bannon as chief strategist. Charlie is joined by Ken Stern of Vanity Fair; Joshua Green of Bloomberg Businessweek; Philip Rucker of the Washington Post; and Michael Shear of the New York Times.

    We conclude with an appreciation of Gwen Ifill with Michele Norris, Ifill’s close friend and colleague.

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    • Trump Ousts Tillerson, Will Replace Him as Secretary of State with CIA Chief Pompeo

    • By: Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, John Hudson, and others
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    President Trump said Tuesday he has ousted Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him as the nation’s top diplomat, orchestrating a major change to his national security team amid delicate outreach that includes possible talks with North Korea.

    "Trump Ousts Tillerson, Will Replace Him as Secretary of State with CIA Chief Pompeo" is from the March 13, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ashley Parker, Philip Rucker, John Hudson, Carol D. Leonnig and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan and the Relationship That Could Shape Washington

    • By: Robert Costa, Philip Rucker
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 11 mins
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    It was October 1998, and Hillary Clinton’s midterm campaign swing for Democratic candidates brought the first lady on a Saturday afternoon to a middle-school gymnasium in Janesville, Wis. A 28-year-old conservative upstart from the town was running for Congress — and Clinton, rallying 1,200 people with a rip-roaring denunciation of Republicans, was trying to stop him.

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    • Republicans Now See a Trump-Cruz Race, with Time for a Shift Running Out

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Republicans Now See a Trump-Cruz Race, with Time for a Shift Running Out" is from the Politics and Power section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • Trump, Citing No Evidence, Accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ Plot to Wiretap Trump Tower

    • By: Philip Rucker, Ellen Nakashima, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
    • Length: 5 mins
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    While citing no evidence to support his explosive allegation, Trump said in a series of four tweets sent Saturday morning that Obama was “wire tapping” his New York offices before the election in a move he compared to McCarthyism. “Bad (or sick) guy!” he said of his predecessor, adding that the surveillance resulted in “nothing found.”

    "Trump, Citing No Evidence, Accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ Plot to Wiretap Trump Tower" is from the March 04, 2017 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Ellen Nakashima and Robert Costa and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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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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    • ‘Pure Madness’: Dark Days Inside the White House as Trump Shocks and Rages

    • By: Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker, Josh Dawsey
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Inside the White House, aides over the past week have described an air of anxiety and volatility — with an uncontrollable commander in chief at its center.

    "‘Pure Madness’: Dark Days Inside the White House as Trump Shocks and Rages" is from the March 03, 2018 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Philip Rucker, Ashley Parker and Josh Dawsey and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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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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    • Republican Hopefuls Agree: The Key to the White House Is Working-Class Whites

    • By: Philip Rucker, Robert Costa
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
    • Length: 8 mins
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    "Republican Hopefuls Agree: The Key to the White House Is Working-Class Whites" 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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