Today in 5 Lines
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told reporters that he “did not collude with Russians, nor do I know of anyone in the campaign who did.” The remarks came after Kushner met privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its probe into Russian interference in the presidential election. During a press conference at the White House, Trump encouraged Senate Republicans to “do the right thing,” and vote to repeal and replace Obamacare this week. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi unveiled the Democrats’ new agenda, “A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future.” The driver accused of smuggling dozens of suspected migrants in an overheated tractor-trailer was charged and could face the death penalty.
Today on The Atlantic
Better Ingredients. Better Party: Eight months after the presidential election, congressional Democrats are embracing a new, populist economic agenda that sounds far more like Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton. (Clare Foran)
Don’t Politicize the Military: During a speech on Saturday, President Trump encouraged active-duty personnel to lobby Congress for increased defense spending. In doing so, argues Andrew Exum, he reinforced the idea that the U.S. military “is a special, privileged class of men and women within our society.”
Easy Enough: Here are five ways a foreign government could influence an election without breaking the law. (Uri Friedman)