Today in 5 Lines
President Obama hosted President-elect Donald Trump for a 90-minute meeting in the Oval Office. Obama pledged to participate in a smooth transition of power, and Trump said that he would seek out Obama for “counsel” in the future. Trump also met with House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to reportedly discuss the Republican Party’s legislative agenda. A federal grand jury indicted former U.S. Representative Aaron Schock on 24 counts, including theft of government funds and fraud. Senator Bernie Sanders’ office confirmed his plans to back Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison as the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump’s Road to Victory: The now-president-elect beat Hillary Clinton by winning over the biggest battleground states and several Democratic-leaning Rustbelt states that Clinton neglected in the closing weeks. (Ronald Brownstein)
What’s Next for the Supreme Court?: Donald Trump’s victory means that he’ll be tasked with filling a seat formerly held by Justice Antonin Scalia. Matt Ford attempts to answer 10 questions about the Court’s future.
An Evangelical Reckoning Is Coming: White evangelicals overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump. But vote counts, writes Emma Green, “conceal deep, painful fractures among the huge, diverse group of Americans who identify as evangelical Christians.”