Today in 5 Lines
Law enforcement officials confirmed that the FBI is investigating a possible foreign hack into two state election databases. The White House announced that the U.S. welcomed the 10,000th Syrian refugee, completing the administration’s goal one month early. Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a statement she will separate from her husband Anthony Weiner, the former New York congressman, following a report Weiner was exchanging sexual messages with other women again. Donald Trump’s campaign announced the candidate’s plans to visit a black church and meet with the president of a Christian TV network in Detroit this weekend, part of a larger campaign strategy to court African American voters. The Republican National Committee asked the Clinton Foundation to release all email correspondence with the State Department during Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
Today on The Atlantic
Stein and Johnson Want Their Turn: A third-party candidate hasn’t participated in a general-election debate in more than 20 years due to strict qualifying criteria. But with the unusual nature of this year’s election, the two most viable third-party candidates, Gary Johnson and Jill Stein, argue they should be allowed to debate. (Nora Kelly)
Trump Will Be Forced to Dig Deeper: Throughout the primary season, Donald Trump largely avoided providing specifics on his immigration plan. Peter Beinart argues that’ll likely come to an end when he takes the debate stage against Clinton.
‘Tis the (Election) Season of Giving: Americans have shown increasing interest in candidates’ donations to charity this election season; however, they also seem to be uncomfortable giving philanthropic activity the same amount of scrutiny as other areas of a politician’s life. Here’s why. (Benjamin Soskis)