Eli Yokley



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

Washington Brief: Trump to Leave G7 Summit Early, Missing Session on Climate Change

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The White House said President Donald Trump plans to leave this weekend’s Group of 7 summit early, meaning he’ll miss sessions on climate change and the environment amid a back-and-forth with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Trump is flying directly to Singapore from the G7 summit for […]

Washington Brief: House Expected to Vote Today on $15 Billion Spending Cut Package

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The House today is set to vote on a measure that would cut almost $15 billion in leftover spending, according to Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office. The rescissions package – requested by the Trump administration – faces long odds in the Senate, despite being immune to a Democratic filibuster. (The Associated Press) The House passed […]

Washington Brief: California Among 8 States Holding Primaries Today

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Eight states – Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota – will hold primary elections today to select candidates for the November midterms. Democrats fear they could get shut out of a handful of House races in Southern California under the state’s nomination system, in which the […]

Washington Brief: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Eli Yokley Week in Review The Trump administration  President Donald Trump said the June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on schedule. His remarks came after a meeting in the Oval Office with North Korean official Kim Yong Chol, and they came a week after Trump canceled the summit. The […]

Washington Brief: Canada, Mexico Retaliate Against U.S. With Tariffs of Their Own

By Eli Yokley Top Stories Canada and Mexico said they would impose new duties on certain U.S. products in response to the Trump administration’s decision to move ahead with tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The European Union said it is considering similar retaliatory action against the United States. (Reuters) Canadian Prime Minister Justin […]

Washington Brief: U.S. Said to Move Ahead With Tariffs on European Aluminum, Steel

By Eli Yokley Top Stories The Trump administration, which has been unable to extract concessions from European Union counterparts ahead of a Friday deadline, is planning to hit the EU with tariffs on steel and aluminum, according to people familiar with the matter, with an announcement expected as early as today. The EU has threatened to retaliate […]