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Can the president push through a confirmation? Can the Democrats pack the court? What's at stake for our country? Judicial politics expert Lisa Holmes and congressional reporter Paul Kane answer key questions amidst a contentious battle for the bench.
  • Sep 24, 2020
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How much do these two starkly different Kenosha, Wis., narratives reflect the divisions in our country? How much are they responsible for stoking those divisions? are there any checks on what the U.S. president can say? Reporter Ashley Parker explains.
  • Sep 3, 2020
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Historically, Republicans have used similar tactics to scare people of color away from the polls. Election law expert Rick Hasen and reporter Rosalind Helderman explain what the RNC is planning for Election Day and how today’s laws apply.
  • Aug 27, 2020
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Are Postal Service operations no longer in jeopardy? Can USPS ensure all mail-in ballots get where they need to go? And, most critically, has irreparable damage been done to America’s faith in our electoral system? Reporter Jacob Bogage unpacks the story.
  • Aug 20, 2020
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Plus, the Democratic convention embraces Black Lives Matter, and Bernie Sanders hails a liberal movement in transition.
  • Aug 18, 2020
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Chief political correspondent Dan Balz explains how the pandemic has reshaped the 2020 election and what those changes mean for Trump’s prospects for winning the presidency again.
  • Aug 13, 2020
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Technology reporter Rachel Lerman explains why President Trump wants to block TikTok and James Lewis, of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains how the administration can take steps to change things for the Chinese-owned app.
  • Aug 6, 2020
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The Post's polling team, Scott Clement and Emily Guskin, delve into conducting and interpreting polls during an election season. How exactly can polls be representative of the electorate? And are polls predictive of how a country will eventually vote?
  • Jul 30, 2020
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President Trump receives poor marks from Americans on two major issues: his handling of the coronavirus and anti-racism protests. Yet, he's taking two starkly different approaches. Reporters Ashley Parker and Matt Zapotosky on Trump's evolving messages.
  • Jul 23, 2020
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Plus, Sun Belt hospitals are feeling the strain from virus’ surge, and tens of thousands of mail ballots have been tossed out in this year’s primaries.
  • Jul 17, 2020
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