Today in 5 Lines
Hours after the House passed a sweeping $1.5 trillion tax bill, the Senate parliamentarian found that provisions of the bill violated the chamber’s Byrd rule. Tonight, the Senate is expected to make small changes to the bill, and House Republicans will vote again on the legislation Wednesday. Federal officials are investigating the cause of the Amtrak derailment that killed three people on Monday. Democrat candidate Shelly Simonds appeared to win the recount in the Virginia House race by only one vote. In response, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine tweeted, “EVERY. VOTE. MATTERS.”
Today on The Atlantic
What Twitter Hath Wrought: Here are some of the international incidents that were sparked by President Trump’s Twitter feed in the past year. (Krishnadev Calamur)
Conservatism Won’t Survive: David Frum argues that Republicans are distorting the definition of the ideology by defending Trump.
Blowing Up the Deficit: Here’s why passing such massive tax cuts might give Democrats leeway to increase taxes in the future. (Julian E. Zelizer)
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