Today in 5 Lines
House Republicans unveiled their new tax bill, which is designed to cut taxes for corporations and middle-class families. During the 2016 presidential campaign, Jeff Sessions reportedly rejected a suggested meeting between candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, appearing to contradict his testimony before Congress in June. Sam Clovis, President Trump’s nominee for chief scientist at the Department of Agriculture, withdrew from consideration after being linked to the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Republican Representative Lamar Smith of Texas announced he won’t seek reelection to the House in 2018. And Trump announced that he will nominate Jerome Powell to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve board.
Today on The Atlantic
‘We Are Trying to Learn!’: Activists are protesting “white supremacy” at one of the most liberal college campuses in the country—but other students, including many students of color, are trying to stop them. (Chris Bodenner)
146 Million Impressions: This week, Facebook, Twitter, and Google testified on Capitol Hill about their roles in the 2016 presidential election. Here are 15 things we learned. (Alexis C. Madrigal)
‘Lindsey Graham’s Religious War’: The South Carolina senator was once a vocal critic of Donald Trump, as well as a staunch defender of the rights of Muslim Americans. Now, Peter Beinart argues, he is neither.