Today in 5 Lines
President Trump will support a path to citizenship for 1.8 million young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, in exchange for a $25 billion fund for the border wall and other immigration cuts. During Trump's first day at the Economic World Forum in Davos, he met with British Prime Minister Theresa May and threatened to withhold aid money from Palestinians unless they resume peace talks with Israel in a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In an interview with CNBC, Trump said he would be willing to re-enter the Trans-Pacific Partnership “if we were able to make a substantially better deal.” And Senator Chuck Grassley, the chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he wants to release transcripts related to a June 2016 meeting in Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer.
Today on The Atlantic
Who’s to Blame?: Norm Ornstein explains the real cause of the government shutdown last week—and why it might happen again.
Surviving a Nuclear War: Here’s how a government-commissioned, semi-fictional story became the inspiration for a popular movie with a remarkable impact. (Alexis C. Madrigal)
Overstepping Her Bounds: By condoning vengeance, the judge who sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics doctor who sexually abused more than 160 young girls, crossed an important line. (Graeme Wood)