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President Donald Trump tends to make all the big stories about him, which makes it hard to know which ones matter. This week, our politics writer David A. Graham provides a guide to the recent political-news deluge.  — Matt Peterson

What to Know: Discord in the President’s Inner Circle

By David A. Graham

The one thread to follow: It’s hard to pick out just one central story from the world of politics this month. There’s Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, teetering between collapse and triumph; Hurricane Florence’s strike on the Atlantic coast and the president’s peculiar denial about the effects of Hurricane Maria one year ago; and the midterm elections coming up in just eight weeks. But I think the biggest story is the whirlwind around Bob Woodward’s Fear and the anonymous op-ed by a senior administration official who professed to be sabotaging Trump.

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