Today in 5 Lines
The Senate approved a short-term spending bill to fund the government through early December; the House is expected to vote in the evening. Congress voted to overturn President Obama’s veto of legislation that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue the Saudi government, marking the first veto override of his presidency. The Arizona Republic editorial board endorsed Hillary Clinton—the first time it has ever backed a Democrat for president—and former Republican Senator John Warner announced his decision to support the Democratic nominee. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced that the U.S. will send 615 more troops to Iraq to assist local forces take back the ISIS-held city of Mosul. Senator Bernie Sanders joined Clinton at the University of New Hampshire to promote her plan to make college more affordable.
Today on The Atlantic
Changing Colors: Arizona is a traditionally conservative state that might turn blue this election. The possible shift underscores the power of “energized” Latinos and “disaffected” Republicans. (Molly Ball)
A Family Affair: Ivanka Trump has demonstrated an aptness for political diplomacy, making her the Republican nominee’s “humanizer-in-chief” and top surrogate in the midst of a divided GOP. (Michelle Cottle)
The Right to Choose: Nearly half of Americans believe transgender people should be required to “use the public restrooms of the gender they were born into,” according to a new Pew Research Center poll. The findings demonstrate the complicated nature of gender identity issues in the United States. (Emma Green)