Today in One Paragraph
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell surprised his colleagues in his prep to bring a measure on the use of military force against the Islamic State to the floor. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder released a batch of emails regarding the growing water crisis in his state. A British inquiry links Russian President Vladimir Putin to the 2006 death of a former KGB agent. And the mid-Atlantic is bracing for a massive winter storm.
A Senate Surprise. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell moved to push a new authorization for the use of military force against the Islamic State forward, paving the way for a possible vote. The measure has been a point of contention in the Senate, and was dismissed by McConnell earlier this month. (Sarah Mimms and Alex Rogers, National Journal)
Flint in the Spotlight. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, in the wake of protests calling for him to resign, released 274 pages of emails, revealing that his aides worried last September that the Flint water-contamination crisis was being politicized. (John Wisely, Paul Egan, and Jennifer Dixon; Detroit Free Press)
#Snowmageddon2016. The East Coast is bracing for what is likely to be a historic winter storm. The National Weather Service said more than 60 million could be impacted by the storm, which is expected to drop over two feet of snow in some places over the weekend. (Meghan Keneally, ABC News)