Today in 5 Lines
The House and Senate are expected to vote on a massive budget deal that will prevent another government shutdown and increase federal spending by about $300 billion. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said she will not vote for the bill because it doesn’t address the so-called “dreamers,” undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, but it’s not clear how many Democrats will follow her lead. The White House said President Trump “was surprised” by the reports that former staff secretary Rob Porter abused two of his ex-wives. Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly knew that Porter had issues preventing him from receiving full security clearance. Trump met with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger to discuss foreign policy.
Today on The Atlantic
Turning on Trump: New poll results show that President Trump’s support among white, working-class women in the Midwest is waning. (Ronald Brownstein)
‘Somebody Was Asleep at the Switch’: Here’s how a Nazi got on the ballot in an Illinois congressional race. (Elaine Godfrey)
The White House’s Domestic-Abuse Problem: It’s no surprise that none of President Trump’s staff found the domestic-abuse allegations against Rob Porter disqualifying, since several members of the team have faced similar claims. (David Frum)