Good Wednesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.
• President Trump has unexpectedly put off new tariffs on many Chinese goods, including cellphones, laptop computers and toys, until after the start of the Christmas shopping season. The move, which acknowledges the effects of his protracted trade war, comes amid mounting pressure from businesses over the harm they say the tariffs are doing.
• A Times investigation details efforts by Elliott Broidy, a wealthy businessman from New York who found himself in the president’s inner circle, to promote the causes of foreign clients as he sought to profit from them. Here’s the investigation, and here are some takeaways.
• Stacey Abrams, the Georgia politician who captured national attention during her unsuccessful run for governor in 2018, has decided not to run for president, focusing instead on fighting voter suppression.