Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump called on Hillary Clinton to apologize for referring to some of his supporters as a “basket of deplorables.” Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said the campaign would release additional medical information about the Democratic candidate in the next few days after this weekend’s revelation that she was diagnosed with pneumonia. President Obama met with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss legislators’ pre-Election Day agenda. The White House said Obama would veto a bill allowing the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. Investigators are searching for a suspect who authorities believe set fire to a mosque in Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly attended by the Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen. A grand jury will investigate a possible cover-up by Chicago Police in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Today on The Atlantic
‘How Breitbart Conquered the Media’: Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” comment received widespread criticism over the weekend. But Ta-Nehisi Coates writes that none of these critics appear to have taken time to analyze and verify the heart of her claims.
The Forgotten Minority: Asian Americans are a diverse, fast-growing electorate in the U.S. And yet, they are virtually absent from the national discourse and largely ignored by politicians. Here’s why. (Alex Wagner)
Trump’s Silence on Obamacare: The Republican party has strongly opposed President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, but Trump’s hesitation to criticize the law suggests he understands that flawed legislation is better than no legislation at all. (David Frum)