What to Know in Washington


What to know in Washington

What to Know in Washington gives you a head start on the day with reporting on the most important stories from Capitol Hill and the White House. From K Street to the White House to the Capitol to the Supreme Court, What to Know in Washington is your daily dose of need-to-know information.

What to Know in Washington: SCOTUS to Decide Trump Census Query

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was determined to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census—so determined that he committed a “veritable smorgasbord” of legal violations to get his way, according to a federal judge.

What to Know in Washington: Breaking Down the Mueller Report

President Donald Trump is at his Mar-a-Lago Resort in Florida today as Washington continues to digest Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report released yesterday.

What to Know in Washington: Barr to Release Mueller Report

Attorney General William Barr is set to release a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s final report today, and the document could leave everyone unsatisfied — President Donald Trump, lawmakers and the public.

What to Know in Washington: Bernie or Bust for Some 2020 Voters

Congressional Democrats yesterday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other banks to obtain long-sought documents indicating whether foreign nations tried to influence U.S. politics, signaling an escalation of their probes into Trump’s finances and any dealings with Russians.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Continue Trump Scrutiny

Congressional Democrats yesterday issued subpoenas to Deutsche Bank and other banks to obtain long-sought documents indicating whether foreign nations tried to influence U.S. politics, signaling an escalation of their probes into Trump’s finances and any dealings with Russians.

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Reckoning With Mueller Nears

Donald Trump faces a climactic moment in his presidency this week with the impending release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report, which could provide an enduring portrait of how people view him and his 2016 campaign.

What to Know in Washington: Talks Ahead on Immigration, Spending

Congress left Washington yesterday for a two-week break, but there’s plenty of dealmaking to do behind the scenes as lawmakers look to lay the groundwork for a busy spring agenda when they return. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said yesterday he hopes to reach what so far have been elusive bipartisan breakthroughs on immigration, infrastructure and […]

What to Know in Washington: Drug Prices Jump as Solution Evades Lawmakers

The cost for 22 drugs shot up more than 500 percent per dose from 2013 through 2017, according to an analysis of Medicare Part D data released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

What to Know in Washington: Border Crisis Presses 2020 Democrats

President Donald Trump’s intensifying border crackdown promises to make immigration a central issue of the 2020 campaign, but the Democrats running to replace him haven’t yet offered voters a detailed vision beyond fierce opposition to his policies.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Eyes Homeland Security Purge

Donald Trump is considering the removal of more top officials at the Department of Homeland Security after demanding the resignation of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, as he purges the agency out of frustration over a spike in illegal border crossings. The White House announced Monday that Secret Service director Randolph Alles would leave the administration, joining […]