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 from Bloomberg Government.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats’ Investigation Bid Stunted

House Democrats once again fell short in a high-profile attempt to dig into what they say is President Donald Trump’s possible misconduct -- this time with a failed strategy to get access to his financial records before the November election.

What to Know in Washington: Decisions Day for Trump Tax Returns

The U.S. Supreme Court will end its term this morning with historic rulings that will probably determine whether the public sees President Donald Trump’s long-hidden financial records before the November election.

What to Know in Washington: Trump at Odds With Voters on Race

President Donald Trump’s latest salvos about Confederate flags and statues and his attacks on racial-justice protesters may provide affirmation to his core supporters, but the rhetoric is increasingly out of step with the way most Americans think in 2020.

What to Know in Washington: A Look Inside the U.S. Virus Bailout

Companies with ties to President Donald Trump surfaced in a list of virus relief recipients yesterday, as did more than 88,000 loans for religious organizations, a number of investment firms and some nonprofit groups that advocate against such massive government spending.

What to Know in Washington: What Next Relief Bill Will Look Like

With a resurgence of the coronavirus threatening a nascent rebound of the U.S. economy, the White House and Congress are under increased pressure to come to terms on another round of stimulus.

What to Know in Washington: Lawmakers to Get Bounties Briefing

The Trump administration is arranging a closed-door briefing on Wednesday for the Gang of Eight House and Senate leaders regarding reports that Russian operatives in Afghanistan offered bounties to kill American troops.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Stirs Alarm on Bounty Claims

President Donald Trump has publicly shrugged off allegations that Russia offered bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan, reigniting concerns that he’s more interested in preserving ties with the Kremlin than defending U.S. interests.

What to Know in Washington: Partisan Impasse on Policing Revamp

The House passed a sweeping overhaul of policing rules last night on a near party-line vote, with little expectation it will break a partisan stalemate that’s put any Senate plans to act on hold.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Says Police Won’t Be Weakened

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of voting down a GOP police reform bill because they wanted to cripple law enforcement, as he continued to side with police amid protests over misconduct and racism.

What to Know in Washington: Bolton’s Book Could Roil 2020 Race

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton writes in a new book that President Donald Trump asked Chinese leader Xi Jinping to help him win re-election by buying more U.S. farm products, according to an excerpt published by the Wall Street Journal.
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