Today in 5 Lines
Congress passed a $15.25 billion Harvey relief package that also includes a three-month extension of government funding and an increase in the debt ceiling. In a closed-door meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, Republican lawmakers criticized President Trump for striking a deal with Democrats. As Hurricane Irma nears the U.S., Governor Rick Scott urged more than a million Florida residents in evacuation zones to leave immediately. Republican Representative Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania announced he will not seek reelection in 2018. At least 58 people were killed after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Mexico.
Today on The Atlantic
An Energized Base: A new poll shows that President Trump is losing support among Republicans. And yet those who still back him are as devoted as ever. (David A. Graham)
Universities of ‘Bad’ Science: Poorly vetted research on the trauma symptoms a victim experiences when sexually assaulted has undermined the ability of those accused to defend themselves against allegations and led to misguided practices at universities. (Emily Yoffe)
A Catholic Judgement: Democratic senators recently questioned an appellate-court nominee about her religious beliefs and how it would affect her legal decisions. But should religion be taken into account for judge nominations? (Emma Green)
A Memo to the Huddled Masses: Immigrants flock to the U.S. in pursuit of the American Dream. But does the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program mean a wake-up call for millions of undocumented Americans? In this episode of Radio Atlantic, reporter Jeremy Raff and editor Priscilla Alvarez join Jeffrey Goldberg and Matt Thompson to discuss what the suspension of DACA means for those directly affected ... and what it means for America as a whole.