Today in 5 Lines
A federal district court judge ordered the U.S. State Department to provide a timeline as to when they will begin releasing nearly 15,000 new emails from Hillary Clinton’s private email account while secretary of state. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe restored voting rights to 13,000 felons despite objections from Republican legislators. A federal judge temporarily blocked the Obama administration’s directive that transgender students be allowed to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity. Donald Trump told Fox News he isn’t “flip-flopping” on his immigration stance, after comments from his campaign manager suggested he was walking back his plan to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said it will buy the biotech company Medivation for $14 billion.
Today on The Atlantic
Have 20 Years Made a Difference?: Twenty years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the welfare reform bill, which sought to reduce dependency on the system by mandating work requirements and limiting the time families could receive benefits. But critics argue the law failed in a number of ways. (Kathryn Edin and H. Luke Shaefer)
The Biden Doctrine: Vice President Joe Biden preceded his tenure in the White House with years of foreign policy work as a senator, yet there’s some conflict about the impact of his contributions to international affairs. Steve Clemons outlines some of Biden’s techniques.
Segregation Is Still a Problem: Chicago’s South Side was hit hard by the teacher and support staff layoffs that took place in the city earlier this month. The area, home to residents from a mixture of economic backgrounds, highlights the city’s serious issue with housing and school segregation. (Melinda D. Anderson)