Today in 5 Lines
The Department of Homeland Security announced it’s ending temporary protected status for Salvadorans, giving them until September 2019 to leave the country. Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury, rebutted Steve Bannon’s recent statement backing away from his comments in the book about Donald Trump Jr. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that natural disasters cost the U.S. a record high of $306 billion last year. A source close to Mitt Romney told CNN that the former GOP presidential nominee was successfully treated for prostate cancer over the summer. After visiting Nashville to speak at the American Farm Bureau, President Trump is headed to Atlanta to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship game.
Today on The Atlantic
‘Virginia Is for Second Chances’: Governor Terry McAuliffe’s campaign to grant clemency and restore voting rights to felons could prove transformative for Virginia politics—and the state’s criminal-justice system. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
The Oprah Boomlet: Whether or not Oprah Winfrey actually runs for president, the frenzy she’s whipped up in the wake of her Golden Globes speech may reveal how Democrats will approach 2020. (David A. Graham)
A Perfect Pair: Michelle Cottle writes that Michael Wolff, the author of Fire and Fury, is strikingly similar to his subject: “Few understand the thrill-the-masses power of sex talk, profanity, and ad hominem attacks more than Wolff and Trump.”