Today in 5 Lines
In a visit to the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, President-elect Donald Trump touted his deal with the heating and air conditioning company to keep roughly 1,000 jobs in Indiana in exchange for $7 million in tax breaks from the state. Trump will kick off his “USA Thank You Tour” at U.S. Bank Arena tonight in Cincinnati. California Governor Jerry Brown nominated House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra to serve as the state’s next attorney general. French President François Hollande announced he will not run for reelection. The Anti-Defamation League questioned whether Representative Keith Ellison should serve as chair of the Democratic National Committee, citing Ellison’s 2010 comments about Israel.
Today on The Atlantic
Mixed Feelings: Nearly half of Trump’s voters don’t think he’ll actually improve the country, according to a post-election PRRI/The Atlantic poll. Still, “they are a lot happier about the United States than they were on November 7.” (Andrew McGill)
A Need for Change: While Nancy Pelosi will continue to serve as the leader of the minority party in the U.S. House, her challenger, Tim Ryan, represents a section of the party that has grown weary of “caucus elders’ death grip on the levers of power.” (Michelle Cottle)
Bruised, Not Broken: Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton is on the front lines of an effort by big cities to push back against Trump’s “racially divisive nationalism” in order to promote their values and strategies for economic growth and cultural diversity. (Ronald Brownstein)