Today in 5 Lines
During a bipartisan meeting on immigration, President Trump didn’t take a clear position on a DACA deal and ultimately said he’d sign any immigration bill Congress sent him. California Senator Dianne Feinstein released the transcript of Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who was pardoned by President Trump last year, announced that he will run for Senate in Arizona. Trump plans to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this month. And former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon stepped down from his role as executive chairman of Breitbart News.
Today on The Atlantic
Accepting the Unacceptable: David Frum writes that Americans are at risk of becoming accustomed to the bullying and lying that is standard in the Trump administration.
Heating Up: Over the next several weeks, it’s likely that one of two things will happen: Republicans will pass immigration reform, or the federal government will shut down. (Russell Berman)
Why Is He So Worried?: Here’s why National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is being more outspoken than other Cabinet members about the threat from North Korea. (Uri Friedman)