The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Bolton Down the Hatches

Today in 5 Lines

  • After threatening to veto a $1.3 trillion spending bill Friday morning, President Trump signed the measure, averting a government shutdown and funding the government through September.

  • Trump campaign officials reportedly encouraged young adviser George Papadopoulos to accept an interview with a Russian news agency before the 2016 election.

  • The Trump administration announced sanctions against an Iranian hacker network for its involvement in “one of the largest state-sponsored hacking campaigns” ever prosecuted by the United States.

  • Former Georgia Governor and U.S. Senator Zell Miller died at age 86.

  • More than 500,000 protesters are expected to be in Washington, D.C. on Saturday for the March for Our Lives, an anti-gun-violence rally. The demonstration is one of 800 sister events planned around the world.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Who Is John Bolton?: President Trump’s new national-security adviser once advocated for war with North Korea. Here’s a short guide to Bolton’s career. (Krishnadev Calamur)

  • A Great Budget for Science: Nearly every science agency stands to benefit from the $1.3 trillion spending measure Trump signed on Friday—despite his calls for cuts. (Marina Koren)

  • What Trump Is Getting: The president is filling his administration with cable-news personalities. But John Bolton, who regularly appeared on Fox News, may not be…


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