Today in 5 Lines
Voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey. Polls close at 7 p.m. ET in Virginia and 8 p.m. ET in New Jersey. During his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on November 2, Carter Page, a former Trump aide, said he told campaign officials about his trip to Russia over the summer, contradicting his earlier statements. In a news conference with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump stressed the importance of diplomacy with North Korea, adding that “ultimately, it will all work out.” Syria signed the Paris climate agreement, making the United States the only country in the world not to agree to the deal.
Today on The Atlantic
International Man of Mystery: The 243-page transcript of Carter Page’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee reveals his connections with Russia, but fails to make the investigation any clearer. (David A. Graham)
Where the Passion Is: One month after the worst mass shooting in modern American history, Congress hasn’t passed any gun-control legislation. Why? (Russell Berman)
Defending Trump: Four supporters of Donald Trump explain why they still back the president, despite his inconsistencies on Russia. (Conor Friedersdorf)