Today in 5 Lines
The UN General Assembly voted in favor of a resolution declaring President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel “null and void.” The House approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through January 19, and the Senate is also expected to pass the measure. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus urged Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to vote against the bill because it doesn’t include a legislative fix to DACA, the program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors from deportation. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told NPR that Congress will likely move on from trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act in 2018, adding that he hopes lawmakers “become more cooperative.” Trump visited wounded service members at Walter Reed Medical Center.
Today on The Atlantic
The Republicans’ Revenge: If the point of tax reform was to eliminate favoritism from the tax code, writes David Frum, the Republican tax bill fails miserably.
Bold Strategy: Overnight, the city of Memphis used a novel legal maneuver to skirt state law and remove its Confederate statues. Here’s how. (David A. Graham)
The Victims of Automation: Jobs involving dangerous or repetitive labor are most at risk of being replaced by automation—and one racial group will bear the brunt of it. (Lolade Fadulu)