News You Need to Know | Washington Week

Washington Week

Award-winning reporting and analysis

News You Need to Know

News You Need to Know

Hillary Clinton used private email account for State Department business

March 3, 2015
Josh Gerstein | POLITICO
Emails sent by Clinton from her personal account weren't archived in official government records.
News You Need to Know

Obama and Netanyahu Play Down Rancor on Iran, but Views Still Differ Sharply

March 3, 2015
Peter Baker | The New York Times
President Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel offered radically divergent approaches to the perils of a nuclear-armed Iran on Monday even as they tried to cool down the personal nature of a long-distance dispute that has inflamed relations between the United States and Israel for more than a month.
News You Need to Know

Netanyahu: Sound and fury, but signifying nothing?

March 3, 2015
Michael Crowley, Edward-Isaac Dovere | POLITICO
No amount of uproar stopped him: Benjamin Netanyahu’s getting his speech to Congress. But he’s probably not going to get his way on the Iran nuclear deal that he’s going to spend Tuesday trying to take apart.
News You Need to Know

Iraq’s Attack Against ISIS Catches U.S. ‘By Surprise’

March 3, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
The biggest offensive against ISIS so far happened without American help—but with plenty of assistance from Iran.
News You Need to Know

Obamacare’s Survival Hangs on Four Words at High Court: Q&A

March 3, 2015
Alex Wayne, Greg Stohr | Bloomberg News
The fate of Obamacare rests with U.S. Supreme Court. Again. Three years after the court upheld the Affordable Care Act by a single vote, the justices are poised to consider a new challenge -- an appeal that has turned a routine question of how to interpret the statute into a threat to unravel the landmark 2010 law. The court hears arguments on March 4 and will rule by the end of June.
John Kerry
News You Need to Know

Kerry Welcoming, but Wary of Netanyahu

March 2, 2015
Helene Cooper, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
Secretary of State John Kerry tried to lower the temperature on Sunday in the three-way fight among congressional Republicans, the Obama administration and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, saying that Mr. Netanyahu was welcome to speak in the United States.
News You Need to Know

'Never go into these things without a plan'

March 2, 2015
Manu Raju, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | POLITICO
In December, at a meeting of the raucous Republican Study Committee in the basement of the Capitol, Georgia Rep. Tom Price made a recommendation he hoped would help resolve an uprising in his party over President Barack Obama’s immigration orders.
News You Need to Know

Obamacare Faces Toughest Test in Supreme Court Challenge

March 2, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court is preparing to hear a challenge to Barack Obama's signature healthcare policy that could deal it a crippling blow, if not a fatal one.
News You Need to Know

A Singular Presence Among the G.O.P. Leadership

March 2, 2015
Ashley Parker | The New York Times
Representative Mimi Walters of California is the freshman class envoy to the Republican House leadership team, and she is the only Republican woman from her state in the House. So it is no surprise that she has already attracting attention.
Subscribe to News You Need to Know