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: Democrats to Rely on Youth in 2020

The election prospects for Democrats in 2020 will turn on whether the party can keep fanning the fires that drove young voters to the ballot box last year.

What to Know in Washington: Swing District Dems Counter the Squad

Rep. Dean Phillips has a message for his House Democratic colleagues and the party’s presidential candidates: slow down on impeachment, stop sniping on Twitter and cut some deals with Republicans to get things done.

What to Know in Washington: Trump at Mercy of a Slowing Economy

The growing odds of a recession before the 2020 election threaten to crush Trump’s hopes of a second term.

What to Know in Washington: Trump 2020 Rust Belt Pitch Imperiled

President Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but a growing recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his message.

What to Know in Washington: When Drugs Make News, Trump Reacts

Staffers at the Department of Health and Human Services have gotten used to a pattern: President Donald Trump sees a news report on spikes in prescription-drug list prices, Secretary Alex Azar is called to a meeting in the Oval Office, and a policy in the discussion stage gets accelerated and pushed out the door.

What to Know in Washington: McConnell Frames Legacy With Judges

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are reshaping federal courts at a blazing pace, with the Senate’s confirmation of 59 judges so far this year offering a bright spot for the GOP leader who has been criticized for holding up action on just about everything else. The Senate confirmed 13 district court […]

What to Know in Washington: 2020 Democrats Look for Internet Win in Iowa

Posing next to the Iowa State Fair’s famous butter cow while holding a pork chop on a stick has long been a way for presidential hopefuls to gain credibility with the state’s voters.

What to Know in Washington: McConnell Faces Pressure on Gun Laws

Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is starting his summer break under siege. Democrats are intensifying pressure on him to take up gun legislation, expletive-hurling protesters have shown up at his front door and his campaign generated social media outrage over a tweet.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Visits Violence-Stricken Towns

Donald Trump will seek to console the grief-stricken residents of El Paso and Dayton today, a presidential duty he’s never quite mastered and one made harder by local reluctance for his visit.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Sees Suburbs at Risk Over Guns

After two gruesome mass shootings in a 24-hour span, some Republicans are raising alarms that their opposition to new firearm limits is making the party toxic to the suburban women and college graduates who will shape the 2020 election.