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: Tax Returns Add to Debate Battle

Donald Trump and Joe Biden kick off their first debate tonight with contentious topics like the Supreme Court and the coronavirus pandemic suddenly joined by yet another potentially explosive question -- whether the president ducked paying his taxes.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats Aim Court Fight at Policy

Democrats are wading into the confirmation fight over Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, aiming to avoid the vitriol that accompanied President Donald Trump’s last court pick and focusing on what they see is a winning election issue -- the future of Obamacare.

What to Know in Washington: Amy Coney Barrett Picked by Trump

President Donald Trump said he’ll nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court, moving to add his third justice to the bench and a fresh jolt to his faltering campaign just weeks before Americans vote on whether to give him a second term.

What to Know in Washington: Odds Remain Long for Stimulus Deal

A last-ditch attempt by Democrats and the White House to restart negotiations on a new stimulus drew skepticism in Congress that a deal could be reached and written into law by Election Day.

What to Know in Washington: Trump Preps Health Orders Amid Race

President Donald Trump plans a major health care speech today in North Carolina, outlining how he’d tackle Americans’ medical costs in a second term in an attempt to address a growing electoral vulnerability.

What to Know in Washington: Roberts Will Struggle to Hold Center

Chief Justice John Roberts’ efforts to rein in his conservative colleagues and slow walk major changes in U.S. law will be more difficult after the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

What to Know in Washington: GOP Crafts Confirmation Strategy

Senate Republicans are moving quickly to set their strategy for confirming President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, focusing on whether they can move fast enough to get it done before Election Day in six weeks.

What to Know in Washington: Senate Fight Could Delay Court Vote

President Donald Trump’s eagerness for quick confirmation of a new Supreme Court justice will have to be tempered by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s need to protect his most vulnerable members.

What to Know in Washington: Ginsburg’s Death Reshapes Election

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose 27-year tenure as the second female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court culminated a legal career dedicated to advancing the rights of women, died at 87. She died due to complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer and was surrounded by her family at her home in Washington, the court said in a…

What to Know in Washington: Trump’s Vaccine Promise Has Risks

President Donald Trump has begun promising a coronavirus vaccine will be approved within weeks -- a gambit to turn a pandemic cure into an October surprise for his struggling re-election campaign.
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