Today in 5 Lines
Vice President-elect Mike Pence will replace New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the chair of Donald Trump’s transition team. Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley is considering throwing his hat in the ring to be the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee, joining two other potential candidates, former Governor Howard Dean and Representative Keith Ellison. President Obama is expected to approve the Dakota Access Pipeline as early as Monday. Obama encouraged Americans to “find strength in our common creed” in a Veterans Day speech at Arlington National Cemetery. And Secretary of State John Kerry addressed climate change during an address at a U.S. research hub in Antarctica, saying, “We need to get more of a movement going.”
Today on The Atlantic
‘This Is Who We Are’: Vann R. Newkirk II reflects on the election of Donald Trump and what it reveals about the true character of America.
What Will Trumpcare Look Like?: It’s likely that the new president will repeal parts or all of the Affordable Care Act, but what remains uncertain is what he’ll replace it with—and whether he’ll choose to take on the insurance industry. (James Hamblin)
Go Ahead and Try: A crackdown on illegal immigration could negatively affect North Carolina’s construction industry, but immigrant laborers in the state aren’t worried. “He can build a wall, but we’ll just build a tunnel,” said Magdaleno Santos. (Alexia Fernández Campbell)