The Daily 202's Big Idea

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

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New details about Trump’s July 26 call with Sondland


A counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine told lawmakers that he was shocked to overhear a phone call in which a top diplomat assured President Trump that Ukrainian officials would pursue an investigation of interest to the U.S. commander in chief.


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Trump caving on flavored vape ban after lobbying campaign rattled him


Everything seemed ready to go: President Trump’s ban on most flavored e-cigarettes had been cleared by federal regulators. But the night before a planned morning news conference, the president balked.


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Why Pelosi is now accusing Trump of ‘bribery’


Using her most aggressive language yet, Nancy Pelosi accused Trump of committing “bribery” by seeking to use U.S. military aid as leverage to pressure the Ukrainian government to conduct investigations that could politically benefit the president.


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Impeachment hearing ties Trump more directly to Ukraine pressure campaign


The first day of public impeachment hearings unearthed new evidence potentially implicating President Trump more directly in a scheme to center American policy toward Ukraine on political investigations.


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What to know about the people in today’s impeachment hearing


The House will begin the public phase of its impeachment inquiry with Democrats and Republicans prepared to offer competing narratives of whether President Trump inappropriately pressured Ukraine to investigate his political rivals.


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White House infighting complicates response to impeachment inquiry


The White House’s bifurcated and disjointed response to the impeachment inquiry has been fueled by a battle between acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney and White House counsel Pat Cipollone.


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A key question in the impeachment hearings is what exactly Trump himself ordered


In the nearly 3,000 pages of interview transcripts from the House impeachment inquiry released last week, Trump often seems like a supporting character in someone else’s drama.


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House Republicans looking at three possible fall guys to pin Ukraine blame and save Trump


The House GOP's emerging plan to save Trump is to turn the blame on three of his deputies: E.U. Ambassador Gordon Sondland, personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani and, possibly, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney.


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Barr declined to hold a news conference clearing Trump of wrongdoing on Ukraine


President Trump wanted Attorney General Bill Barr to hold a news conference declaring that the commander in chief had broken no laws during a phone call in which he pressed his Ukrainian counterpart to investigate a political rival.


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GOP losses embarrass Trump from Kentucky to Virginia


The results of Tuesday’s off-year elections have left Republicans stumbling and increasingly uncertain about their own political fates next year, as they’re increasingly tied to an embattled and unpopular president.


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