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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Historic: SEVEN WOMEN will oversee President Biden’s White House communications shop, @AnnieLinskey  scoops. All are highly respected professionals. @jrpsaki ⁩ will be press secretary and @KBeds ⁩ will be communications director. ⁦

This is the national security group that is briefing Biden right now.

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Brad Raffensperger's wife got these texts on her cell this week: “You better not botch this recount. Your life depends on it.” “Your husband deserves to face a firing squad.” “The Raffenspergers should be put on trial for treason and face execution.”

The evidence does NOT support closing schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Via @pw_cunningham  in today's Health 202:

Condi Rice, who runs the Hoover Institution, criticized Scott Atlas during a Stanford Faculty Senate meeting last night, where a resolution condemning him passed overwhelmingly. The former Secretary of State said Atlas has gone “well beyond the boundaries of what is appropriate.”

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A senior Trump administration official says Emily Murphy is confiding to others that she feels “extreme pressure” but “she doesn’t want to be disloyal to the administration that hired her.” But the oath she takes is to be faithful to the Constitution, not Donald Trump’s whims.

The president's team is vowing to appeal its latest lost case to the Supreme Court. One legal scholar: “At this point, this is zombie litigation — but it’s not one of those zombies anybody is afraid of." By @jonswaine  @myhlee  and @scotusreporter :

The Chamber will spend $2 million on ads to help Loeffler and Perdue in Georgia. The positive spot thanks the GOP senators for "fighting" to deliver pandemic relief to help small businesses. This illustrates how coronavirus and the economy remain top of mind for most voters.

Joe BidenUS talked by phone today with the leaders of ArgentinaAR , Costa RicaCR and KenyaKE , as well as with the Secretary-General of the United Nations 🇺🇳 .

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23 postal executives were reassigned or displaced in today’s shakeup. The new structure centralizes power around a Trump megadonor and de-emphasizes decades’ worth of institutional postal knowledge. ✉️

New York City EMS received 6,406 medical 911 calls yesterday. It was the highest volume ever recorded in the city, surpassing the record that had been set on Sept. 11, 2001.

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

The Trump campaign has NOT committed to put up the $3 million required to pay for a recount in Wisconsin, per @AmyEGardner . It is an indication that they’re not super serious about pursuing one and that their announcements are mostly for show.

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.

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.

The CDC has traced Chicago's coronavirus outbreak to just *two* family gatherings. The new case study, one of the most detailed looks at how covid-19 moves through communities, shows how just one person can set off a chain reaction of infections.

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