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: Trump’s Deadline for Asylum Changes

President Donald Trump gave Democrats two weeks to work on immigration reform and stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, but cast doubt on getting action from Congress and vowed to go ahead with a roundup of people facing deportation.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Ordered, Rescinded Iran Strike

The U.S. called off military strikes against Iran last night that were approved by President Donald Trump, according to an administration official, abandoning a move that would have dramatically escalated tensions that are already running high.

What to Know in Washington: A Spending Standoff as Talks Stall

Republican leaders balked at Democratic requests for spending on non-defense programs, warning that both parties are still far apart on a deal to prevent a government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Pressed to Fill Pentagon Job

President Donald Trump faces pressure to choose a new Pentagon chief quickly amid rising tensions with Iran, but the abrupt and messy withdrawal of his previous pick, Patrick Shanahan, has raised questions about the rigor of the administration’s vetting process. Senators said they were blindsided yesterday when Shanahan took his name out of consideration after reports […]

What to Know in Washington: Low Approval Holding Trump Back

Donald Trump enjoys a strong economy, the advantage of incumbency and a well funded campaign — assets that make him a good bet for re-election, even though most voters say they don’t like him.

What to Know in Washington: Credit for a Record-Breaking Economy

About to break records for the longest expansion, the U.S. economy sure looks like an asset for a president gearing up to seek re-election.

What to Know in Washington: Senate GOP Hints at Trump Criticism

Senate Republicans are honing their playbook for distancing themselves from Trump‘s remarks, while avoiding criticizing him by name or taking any concrete action.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Talks Budget, Debt Ceiling Deal

Senate Republicans are urging the White House toward a government spending and debt limit deal that House Democrats can accept, as lawmakers cast an increasingly nervous eye toward looming fiscal deadlines.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Trade Patience Hangs on Mexico

President Donald Trump’s patience for his deal averting tariffs on Mexico depends on a quick drop in migration across the U.S. border — something his own administration and political allies see as an unrealistic expectation.

What to Know in Washington: Trump, Biden Preview 2020 Showdown

Iowa will get a preview of a potential 2020 showdown today when both Donald Trump and Joe Biden descend on the key swing state, already being blanketed by Democratic presidential candidates.