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Analysis of the biggest political stories of the day from Washington Post correspondent James Hohmann. Available every weekday morning.

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France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

Already, President Trump has shaken up the G-7 summit schedule, calling at the last minute for a special meeting Sunday morning to discuss the global economy.

5 MIN2 days ago
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France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’

The anti-Trump movement inside the Republican Party — long a political wasteland — is feeling new urgency to mount a credible opposition to Trump before it’s too late.

5 MIN3 days ago
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Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’

How the Trump administration muzzled mental health experts after El Paso and Dayton

When President Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people, federal health officials made sure no government experts might contradict him.

8 MIN4 days ago
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How the Trump administration muzzled mental health experts after El Paso and Dayton

Trump advisers mulling a payroll tax cut to help middle class

The White House is eyeing a temporary cut in the payroll tax as one way to stave off the looming recession. The talks are still in their early stages and have included a range of other tax breaks.

9 MIN5 days ago
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Trump advisers mulling a payroll tax cut to help middle class

Experts say banning high-capacity magazines would make mass shootings less deadly

With the pace of mass shootings accelerating — and their tolls dramatically increasing — criminologists and reform advocates are more intently focused on limiting access to high-capacity magazines as one of the most potent ways to curb the epidemic.

11 MIN6 days ago
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Experts say banning high-capacity magazines would make mass shootings less deadly

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-covered island of Greenland.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

8 MIN1 weeks ago
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Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

China is threatening to use force in Hong Kong, hoping that threats alone will disperse the mass protests, as students and others who yearn for freedom make plans to continue protesting once universities resume classes next month.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
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The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

New rules will allow the administration to reduce the amount of habitat set aside for wildlife and remove critical tools that officials use to predict future harm to species as the result of climate change.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Corrections officers had not checked in on financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for “several” hours before he was found hanging in his cell on Saturday. It’s just one in a series of missteps in the hours leading up to his death.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Latest Episodes

France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

Already, President Trump has shaken up the G-7 summit schedule, calling at the last minute for a special meeting Sunday morning to discuss the global economy.

5 MIN2 days ago
Comments
France tries to orchestrate a no-drama G-7 summit, but Trump is the X factor

Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’

The anti-Trump movement inside the Republican Party — long a political wasteland — is feeling new urgency to mount a credible opposition to Trump before it’s too late.

5 MIN3 days ago
Comments
Trump critics eye GOP primary race, even if defeating him seems ‘preposterous’

How the Trump administration muzzled mental health experts after El Paso and Dayton

When President Trump targeted mental illness as the cause of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people, federal health officials made sure no government experts might contradict him.

8 MIN4 days ago
Comments
How the Trump administration muzzled mental health experts after El Paso and Dayton

Trump advisers mulling a payroll tax cut to help middle class

The White House is eyeing a temporary cut in the payroll tax as one way to stave off the looming recession. The talks are still in their early stages and have included a range of other tax breaks.

9 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Trump advisers mulling a payroll tax cut to help middle class

Experts say banning high-capacity magazines would make mass shootings less deadly

With the pace of mass shootings accelerating — and their tolls dramatically increasing — criminologists and reform advocates are more intently focused on limiting access to high-capacity magazines as one of the most potent ways to curb the epidemic.

11 MIN6 days ago
Comments
Experts say banning high-capacity magazines would make mass shootings less deadly

Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

President Trump has pushed top aides to investigate whether the U.S. government can purchase the giant ice-covered island of Greenland.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Trump wants to buy Greenland. Two other presidents tried and failed.

Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

An autopsy found that Jeffrey Epstein sustained multiple breaks in his neck bones, deepening the mystery about the circumstances around his death.

8 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Broken hyoid bone in Jeffrey Epstein’s neck raises more questions about ‘apparent suicide’

The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

China is threatening to use force in Hong Kong, hoping that threats alone will disperse the mass protests, as students and others who yearn for freedom make plans to continue protesting once universities resume classes next month.

10 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
The Chinese government hopes threats of violence will disperse Hong Kong protesters

How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

New rules will allow the administration to reduce the amount of habitat set aside for wildlife and remove critical tools that officials use to predict future harm to species as the result of climate change.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
How Trump is undermining the Endangered Species Act

Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

Corrections officers had not checked in on financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein for “several” hours before he was found hanging in his cell on Saturday. It’s just one in a series of missteps in the hours leading up to his death.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Corrections officers did not check on Epstein for several hours before his death

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