Eli Yokley



Eli is a reporter at Morning Consult covering politics and campaigns.

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians: White House Issues Veto Threat on House’s Border Aid Bill

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The White House threatened to veto the current version of the House’s $4.5 billion supplemental funding bill that would help the Trump administration handle the influx of minors at the U.S.-Mexico border, arguing it would hamstring the administration’s border security efforts. Hispanic and liberal Democrats have pressed House leaders to […]

Morning Consult Washington, Presented by the American College of Emergency Physicians: Iran Could Face New Sanctions from U.S. Despite European Leaders’ Wishes

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The United States is planning to impose new sanctions on Iran, suggesting President Donald Trump believes he can use the economic pressure to bring Iran to the negotiating table for a tough agreement that would halt uranium enrichment and limit its regional ambitions. European leaders such as French President Emmanuel […]

Morning Consult Washington: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The White House President Donald Trump approved military strikes against a handful of Iranian targets in response to Tehran’s shooting down an American surveillance drone, according to sources, but abruptly pulled back. On Twitter, Trump said he called off the strike after a general told him 150 people would die. […]

Morning Consult Washington: Rift on Budget Talks Widens, McCarthy Says

By Eli Yokley Top Stories House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said lawmakers and officials from both parties were “further apart” after a nearly 90-minute meeting about striking a deal to fund the government after funding expires on Oct. 1. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said the Trump administration was prepared to extend current funding and […]

Morning Consult Washington: Trump Kicks Off Re-Election Campaign, Talks Mueller Probe and Clinton Emails

By Eli Yokley Top Stories President Donald Trump formally launched his re-election bid in Florida, the nation’s largest swing state, rehashing grievances about former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe and 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails. Polls show Trump starting his 2020 campaign with a disadvantage, though his campaign manager argued in an interview […]