Start your day with the news you need to know and insights you can’t get anywhere else. Every weekday morning, political correspondent James Hohmann brings you an insider’s view of the biggest stories of the moment.
FDA guidance means a coronavirus vaccine is unlikely to be approved before Election Day
Plus, Senate Republicans are racing to confirm Trump's Supreme Court pick before Halloween, and a government shutdown is averted, at least until after the election.
New book by a former member of Mueller’s team says they pulled their punches investigating Trump
Plus, the Manhattan District Attorney says in court that President Trump could face charges for falsifying business records and tax fraud, and the CDC reverses its covid guidance yet again.
Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa are the two leading contenders for Ginsburg’s seat
Plus, the U.S. will imminently reach 200,000 fatalities from the coronavirus, and the TikTok tussle shows the uneven economic “decoupling” that’s accelerating between us and China.
Former Pence aide on coronavirus task force explains why she will vote for Biden
Plus, a federal judge temporarily blocks Postal Service changes amid concerns about voters being disenfranchised, and testing limits make it hard to tell how much the coronavirus is spreading silently among kids.
U.S. came ‘much closer’ to war with North Korea in 2017 than public knew, Trump told Woodward
Plus, President Trump’s plan for managing forests won’t save us in a more flammable world, and the CDC director says coronavirus vaccines won’t be widely available until the middle of next year
Trump says he would not do anything differently in responding to coronavirus
Plus, a new report says the Boeing 737 Max crashes resulted from a ‘horrific culmination’ of errors, and Breonna Taylor’s family reaches a settlement with the city of Louisville.