James Hohmann

James Hohmann

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post || Author of The Daily 202 || Anchor of @PowerPost || Minnesotan || James.Hohmann@washpost.com

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The Lancet study that Bernie Sanders has cited in the last 2 debates to defend Medicare-for-all was co-written by one of his own former advisers. He doesn't mention that part.

A Trumpian flex -- When Klobuchar claimed Sanders’s plans would cumulatively cost $60 trillion, or 3x the size of the U.S. economy, he replied: “Hey, Amy, my favorability nationally I believe are the highest up here, as a matter of fact.”

The Dems trying to stop Sanders seemed more interested in delivering zingers to elevate themselves as the best alternative going into Super Tuesday than pushing the democratic socialist to actually answer for his positions that are outside the mainstream.

The moderators lost control early & never got it back last night. Sanders was asked 3x to give a “quick” response, which allowed him to skirt specifics. They also failed to ask Warren about her Super PAC flip-flop or Biden about his "arrest."

Our latest update: A Northern California resident appears to be the first case of transmission of the coronavirus within a community—a grim milestone in the spread of the infection in the U.S. By @LennyMBernstein , @bylenasun  & @lauriemcginley :

I will be on Fox News at the top of the 11 am ET hour to discuss the president’s response to the coronavirus.

Inspector general to probe whether VA chief Wilkie tried to discredit Democratic aide who reported sexual assault. Scoop by @Reinlwapo :

Frederick Douglass: “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Testing by oil and gas companies to avoid polar bear dens fails half the time. That's obviously bad news for the threatened species. By @bydarrylfears :


The president of the United States just explicitly said he is making a public policy decision so that his friends can make more money.

When John McCain ran for president in 2008, the then-72-year-old allowed reporters to review 1,173 pages of his medical records. Bernie Sanders, 78, wants 3 letters, dumped on New Year's Eve, to suffice -- even though he had a heart attack 4 months ago.

I don't want to be an alarmist, but these are the facts: Antarctic ice loss in 1979: 40 billion tons per year. Antarctic ice loss in 2017: 252 billion tons per year.

New poll from Suffolk University & USA Today shows most Americans want Trump to stop stonewalling. Asked if the White House has an obligation to comply with the subpoenas from Congress, 66% say yes. Only 26% say no. Even 35% of R's say WH ought to comply.

Trump is giving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor he can give, to SheldonAdelson’s wife Miriam. He’s counting on Adelson money to support his 2020 re-election bid. Is handing out honors like this worse than letting donors stay in the Lincoln Bedroom?

In a 1-minute stretch, Trump says 69,000 people RSVP’d to be at his rally in El Paso tonight. Then he says the arena holds 8k, but the fire department got 10k in. Then he says "tens of thousands of people" are watching screens outside. Then he says says he's got 30,000 ppl here.

Wow: Public records show that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke took 66 “personal days” between March 2017 and August 2018, excluding weekends and federal holidays. That exceeds the 39 annual days off federal senior executives would be allowed.

At a House intelligence committee hearing, Madeline Albright just formally apologized to Mitt Romney for making fun of him in 2012 when he said Russia was our biggest geopolitical foe. She says the now Utah senator was prescient.