Today in 5 Lines
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow 9/11 victims’ families to sue Saudi Arabia, but President Obama is expected to veto. A federal judge denied the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s request to stop the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the government is “essentially out of money” to combat the Zika virus. Obama condemned North Korea’s launch of its fifth and most powerful nuclear missile test on Friday morning, calling it a “grave threat to regional security and to international peace and stability.” And the Clinton Presidential Library released photos of Donald Trump mingling with former President Bill Clinton.
Today on The Atlantic
‘There’s Nothing Better Than a Scared, Rich Candidate’: In an election year where the biggest spenders ran the most ineffective campaigns, and inexperienced advisers ran some of the most successful, Molly Ball explores the world of political consulting and asks whether it actually makes a difference.
This Land Is My Land: The century-old Antiquities Act allows President Obama to declare a swath of Utah’s public wilderness a national monument. But Republican lawmakers in the state are challenging this authority. (Michelle Cottle)
Trump and Putin, A Love Story: Donald Trump has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin throughout his presidential campaign. But just four years ago then-Republican nominee Mitt Romney warned that Russia was “our No. 1 geopolitical foe.” The shift might give voters a sense of a Trump administration. (David A. Graham)