Eli Yokley



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

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Trump administration President Donald Trump accepted the invitation of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un, to meet for negotiations over its nuclear program. No sitting U.S. president has ever met a North Korean leader, and South Korea’s national security adviser, Chung Eui-yong, said Trump agreed to meet Kim […]

Washington Brief: Gary Cohn to Resign Amid Internal Clash Over Trump’s Trade Policies

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Gary Cohn, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, announced he will leave the administration, a move that follows an internal clash with the president and his pivot toward protectionist trade practices. Cohn’s resignation as National Economic Council director will leave the White House without a financial heavyweight who is believed by […]

Washington Brief: GOP Sen. Thad Cochran to Resign April 1

By Eli Yokley Morning Consult has published the latest edition of its monthly Trump Tracker, showing the president’s approval state by state, month over month. See it here. Top Stories Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, said he will resign from the Senate on April 1 because of ill health. His resignation […]

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Trump administration  President Donald Trump said during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House that he favors taking guns away from people who might commit violence, before going through legal due process in courts. He also said he wants “one terrific bill” that can strengthen background checks, […]