Today in 5 Lines
Senate leaders announced a massive budget deal that would increase military and domestic spending over the next two years. The deal received pushback from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said she would not agree to a plan that did not address immigration. White House staff secretary Rob Porter resigned after allegations that he abused his two ex-wives. During a speech in Japan, Vice President Mike Pence said that the administration will “soon unveil” its harshest sanctions yet against North Korea. Despite criticism from Democrats, the White House is defending the idea of throwing a military parade.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump’s FBI: Adam Serwer argues that Trump’s claim that the FBI is biased against him advances his ultimate goal: to turn law enforcement into a tool of partisan warfare.
A Moment for Progressives: Illinois Representative Dan Lipinski, an anti-abortion Democrat who voted against the Affordable Care Act, will face his first serious challenger in a decade in the state’s March 20 primary. (Russell Berman)
Fuzzy Math: President Trump’s comments about the stock market slump reveal his lack of knowledge about how it actually works. (Annie Lowrey)
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