Today in 5 Lines
Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party’s presidential nominee, failed to recognize Aleppo, a war-torn city in Syria, during an interview on Morning Joe. Hillary Clinton said Donald Trump’s performance at Wednesday night’s NBC News’ Commander in Chief forum proved he was “temperamentally unfit” to be president, and President Obama urged Americans to question Trump’s “wacky ideas.” Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland returned to Capitol Hill for a meeting with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy as part of a broader effort by Senate Democrats to pressure the chamber into holding a hearing. Federal prosecutors will drop all charges against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell two months after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his corruption conviction.
Today on The Atlantic
‘Fear of a Female President’: Gender aside, Hillary Clinton is a pretty standard American presidential candidate. But the reaction to her candidacy is “unconventional,” particularly among white men, who may be afraid to see a woman hold the Oval Office. (Peter Beinart)
Solving Homelessness: Larisa Dinsmoor, a deputy public defender in California, helps homeless residents find employment and stable housing, as well as teaches them how to take advantage of social services. Dinsmoor explains why “defending the homeless in court is not enough.” (Juleyka Lantigua-Williams)
Why Americans Feel Insecure About Security: Data from the Pew Research Center shows that Americans are more concerned about terrorism now than they were immediately after 9/11, but these perceptions vary depending on which party is in the White House. (Andrew McGill)