Today in 5 Lines
A bipartisan group of senators said they have reached an “agreement in principle” on a deal that would protect Dreamers while enhancing border security and making changes to immigration laws. In a joint statement, the senators said they are “now working to build support for that deal in Congress.” The Washington Post reported that during a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump grew frustrated about restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti and African countries and asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” The House approved legislation to renew government surveillance powers, and the Senate voted to start debating the bill. The Trump administration announced that it will allow states to impose work requirements for able-bodied adults as a condition for qualifying for Medicaid.
Today on The Atlantic
Abandoning Trump: According to previously unpublished findings, some Trump supporters have lost faith in the president since he took office. (Ronald Brownstein)
When Pundits Run America: On Thursday, Trump tweeted a policy opinion contradicting the official White House position. Here are the implications of the president not understanding his administration’s positions. (David A. Graham)
‘NeverTrump’ in 2018: If moderate Republicans want to regain control of the GOP, they’ll have to stop Trumpian candidates from being nominated in the first place. (Seth Mandel)