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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Best Frenemies

During a news conference, President Trump said he and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are “closer than ever before.”

Why Hasn't Trump Addressed U.S. Casualties in Niger?

The president managed to cause a brief firestorm by falsely accusing predecessors of neglecting slain soldiers, but real answers about why four men were killed are still elusive.

A Remarriage of Convenience Between Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

The president and the Senate majority leader make nice at the White House after a summer of bickering and ahead of a crucial period for the Republican agenda.

Should Federal Prosecutors Be Able to Search Americans' Emails Overseas?

The Supreme Court will resolve a standoff between Microsoft and federal prosecutors who want access to customer data stored in Ireland.

Who Is Competent to Decide What Offends?

New survey data casts doubt on a popular framework used by universities to identify microaggressions.  

The Senate's Lions Draw Frustration From Their Cubs

Young, ambitious politicians are growing impatient with their older colleagues and their tendency to stay in Congress’ upper chamber to an advanced age.

The Problem With Electing Prosecutors

The Manhattan district attorney has come under fire for campaign donations he received—one from Harvey Weinstein's lawyer and others from a Trump family attorney.

How American Politics Became So Exhausting

In a new book, the writer Alan Jacobs looks at why it’s impossible for people who disagree to hold a civilized conversation.  

How 'Evil' Became a Conservative Buzzword

The left and right rely on different moral languages in the wake of tragedies like the Las Vegas shooting.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Art of the (Iran) Deal

Trump announced that he is decertifying the Iran deal, leaving it to Congress to decide whether to amend existing U.S. legislation.

Donald Trump's Impeachable Offense

The commander in chief’s calls to abridge freedoms of speech and the press represent attacks on the Constitution he swore to protect and defend.

Trump's Assault on Obamacare Could Revive a Deal in Congress

A pair of lawmakers are nearing a bipartisan agreement on health care, but it’s not the one the president wants.

Trump Keeps Passing the Buck to Congress

On Obamacare subsidies, the Iran deal, and DACA, the president has taken unprecedented steps to hand executive authority back to lawmakers.

The Democrats' Luck Runs Out

The expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the Trump administration’s moves on immigration and climate policy highlight the limits of the party out of power.

The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: UNESGO

The State Department announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the UN cultural organization, citing “anti-Israel bias.”

Why Do the Boy Scouts Want to Include Girls?

The organization’s decision overturns a historic and defining separation, raising questions about their timing and how they differ from the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Puerto Rico's Recovery Is More Uncertain Than Ever

As the island continues to face dire conditions, President Trump suggested Thursday he may pull back on federal aid.

Trump's Latest Travel Ban Could Be the Toughest to Challenge

Earlier iterations of the executive order were rushed and unpolished. But the third version could very well pass the Supreme Court’s test.

Why Young Americans Are Questioning Democracy

In a poll, less than one-third of millennial Americans said they thought it was essential to live in a democracy. Why?

The Democrats' Pipeline Problem

The party's increasing reliance on younger and non-white voters is at odds with those who represent them.

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