The Daily 202's Big Idea

349 EpisodesProduced by The Washington Post

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

episodes iconAll Episodes

Prosecutors accidentally reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged

November 16th, 2018

It was not immediately clear what charges Assange would face. In the past, prosecutors had contemplated pursuing a case involving conspiracy, theft …

Mira Ricardel picked a fight with the First Lady and lost

November 15th, 2018

The very public spat between deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel and First Lady Melania Trump began with the first lady's Africa trip last month.

Trump considers a major shake-up in his administration

November 14th, 2018

President Trump has been lashing out in frustration over the midterm results and his poorly-received Europe trip.

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins the Arizona Senate race

November 13th, 2018

Sinema, who was once a spokeswoman for the Green Party, repackaged herself as a moderate and overcame tens of millions in attacks on her liberal record. She is the state’s first female senator, and our nation’s first …

Florida's first-ever recount in three statewide races kicks off

November 12th, 2018

Republican Gov. Rick Scott sharpened his attacks on his opponent in the razor-tight U.S. Senate race and filed a new round of lawsuits against Democratic election officials.

Plotting on Capitol Hill

November 9th, 2018

On Thursday, Democrats maneuvered for position in down-ballot races, hoping to claim a sliver of power in the party’s first majority in eight years.

Matt Whitaker temporarily replaces Jeff Sessions as Attorney General

November 8th, 2018

A Justice Department official said Whitaker would assume authority over the special counsel probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential …

A referendum on Trump

November 7th, 2018

Two-thirds of voters said the president was a factor in how they voted, according to network exit polls. That allowed Democrats to win control of the …

Trump and Congress brace for the elections

November 6th, 2018

President Trump's speeches at three campaign rallies yesterday were meant to shore up challenging Senate races in states where he won overwhelmingly. …

Midterms will show whether non-Trump Republicans can win by stoking racial animosity

November 5th, 2018

The fierce battle for control of Congress and the nation’s governorships has turned toward blatant and overtly racial attacks rarely seen since the …
Loading ...

Download the RadioPublic app for
 FREE and never miss an episode.

Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store