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Start your day with the news you need to know and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Every weekday morning, The Washington Post brings you an insider’s view of the biggest stories of the moment.

    Infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion for rail. It could transform passenger service.

    Infrastructure plan calls for $80 billion for rail. It could transform passenger service.

    Plus, coronavirus vaccines are finally reaching poor countries, but some can’t cover the cost of administering them, and Women’s sports can do at least one thing men’s can’t, experts say: get bigger.

    • 9 min
    Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

    Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

    Plus, Georgia sports teams and major companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines condemn new state voting law, and the EPA dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump.

    • 12 min
    Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan emerges as congressional wrangling begins

    Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan emerges as congressional wrangling begins

    Plus, ‘I stay up nights apologizing to George Floyd,’ says teen who documented his death for the world, and Gretchen Whitmer asks White House to surge vaccines to virus hot spots as cases climb.

    • 10 min
    Emotional first day of testimony at Derek Chauvin murder trial

    Emotional first day of testimony at Derek Chauvin murder trial

    Plus, the White House dramatically increased tax proposal as it sought to address tensions over next big spending plan, and the CDC confirms Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective after two doses in study of real-life conditions.

    • 12 min
    ‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy

    ‘Vaccine passports’ are on the way, but developing them won’t be easy

    Plus, Senators see a possibility of bipartisan support for gun background checks in the wake of mass shootings, and the next phase of crisis at the border.

    • 14 min
    Biden holds his first press conference

    Biden holds his first press conference

    Plus, Georgia’s governor signs into law a sweeping voting reform bill, and multiple Republican senate candidates gear up for the 2022 elections.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

TheDoctor205 ,

Listened every day for the last 6 months...

I’m disappointed that the show has been cancelled. I liked the previous host a lot, he was always very personable in his reporting. Now that he’s gone, it’s sorta become your typical “news of the day” podcast. And now it’s over 😕

stacey94610 ,

Excellent show with the highlights you need to know, when you can get it

I like to start my mornings off listening to this because it catches me up on what I may have missed the day before. It’s just short enough and meaningful enough that it doesn’t take away from my normal daily news consumption and catches me up on the days that I can’t consume the news that’s happening. My only critique, which is why I give four stars, is that it’s not really the “daily 202.” It’s the “weekday 202.” And some days the podcasts don’t show up during the weekdays so it’s the “mostly weekday 202,” if we’re being completely accurate. Which the post always strives to be. Also, +1 for Arjun.

AU user ,

The perfect news headlines podcast

It hits the sweet spot. Not too short, not too long. I am disappointed that it is being cancelled.

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