The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Outlook: Stormy

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Today in 5 Lines

  • President Trump defended his administration’s new gun and school-safety proposals, which include arming school staffers.

  • Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Trump, offered to return the payment she received from Trump’s lawyer in exchange for dissolving the hush agreement.

  • A pair of exploding packages in Austin, Texas, appear to be connected to a third that happened 10 days ago, authorities said.

  • Trump reinforced his endorsement of Republican Rick Saccone ahead of Tuesday’s competitive special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district.

  • The House Intelligence Committee reportedly finished interviewing witnesses as part of its Russia investigation.

Today on The Atlantic

  • ‘Evangelical Identity Crisis’: A new book reveals that a liberal, diverse subset of evangelicals is at odds with those who helped elect Trump—and that those fractures may define the movement going forward. (Emma Green)

  • Extremism on Autoplay: Conor Friedersdorf argues that the algorithms that steer people toward “less mainstream” content are no problem in realms like music—but in politics, on platforms like YouTube, they could have “much darker consequences.”

  • ‘I Think We Are Going to Elect Incredible Diversity’: New Jersey Senator Cory Booker discusses marijuana legalization, veganism, and the 2020 presidential race with Julia Ioffe.

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