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Political donors are mostly white men. These women of color are trying to change that.

Josh Dawsey explains how the White House is handling escalating tension with Iran. Michelle Ye Hee Lee finds the women of color working to change the political donor class. Plus, Daron Taylor on why it’s probably fine to eat expired food.
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When it comes to foreign policy, Trump is losing interest and patience
As the U.S. continues to confront a range of foreign policy crises — an American drone shot down by Iran, a stalled political uprising in Venezuela — how President Trump’s administration plans to act remains unclear.

White House reporter Josh Dawsey contrasts the president’s outward bullishness against international powers with his more reticent personal views on using military force. Dawsey warns that, for Trump, there may be a red line countries such as Iran could cross.

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The women of color changing the political donor class
When Michelle Ye Hee Lee started covering money and influence in politics for The Post, she noticed something about her political donors source list: It was mostly white and mostly male.

And when she began diving deeper, she quickly realized it’s a systemic issue — one that some experienced donors are hoping to change.

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‘If it didn’t smell bad... Rinse it off, it’s good to go.’
Scott Nash ate expired food for a year. Nothing bad happened. The Post’s Daron Taylor explains where expiration dates came from and why they’re practically meaningless.

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About Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.