Today in 5 Lines
Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail to the tune of James Brown’s “I Feel Good” after taking three days off to recover from pneumonia, a break she described as “a gift.” Donald Trump released a letter from his doctor that said the Republican nominee is in “excellent physical health.” Trump revealed changes to his proposed tax plan during an address at the Economic Club of New York, saying the new plan will cut taxes by $4.4 trillion in the first decade. The family of Sandra Bland, who was found dead in her jail cell in July 2015, reached a $1.9 million settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit. President Obama announced the designation of the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.
Today on The Atlantic
The Isolated Voting Bloc: Trump’s blue-collar white supporters find themselves on the front lines of “America’s cultural civil war” as ideological and demographic trends in the United States favor Hillary Clinton. (Ronald Brownstein)
Forgive and Forget?: A group of human-rights organizations have asked President Obama to pardon NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, who faces espionage charges. But with lawmakers from both major parties calling Snowden a traitor, what would move Obama to grant him clemency? (Kaveh Waddell)
Latinos Aren’t Holding a Grudge: The majority of Latino voters in battleground states aren’t entirely aware of Senate candidates’ positions on immigration. Could this give Republicans the opening they need to win? (Priscilla Alvarez)