The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: A Room of His Own

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt attends a meeting with state and local officials in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington.

Today in 5 Lines

  • Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, who’s previously drawn criticism for his spending habits, came under scrutiny again Friday after details of his housing arrangement emerged: According to media reports, Pruitt leased an apartment linked to a Washington lobbyist for $50 a night.

  • Noor Salman, the widow of the Pulse nightclub gunman, was found not guilty of helping her husband carry out the attack.

  • Russia’s Ministry of Defense released footage of a test launch of a new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.

  • A family-ordered autopsy shows that Stephon Clark, the unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police earlier this month, was shot eight times, mostly from behind.

  • Stacey Dash, who starred in Clueless, has withdrawn her congressional bid for California’s 44th district.

Today on The Atlantic

  • The Upside: Facebook Vice President Andrew Bosworth has come under fire for a leaked internal memo detailing the “ugly truth” about the company’s efforts to connect people. Conor Friedersdorf argues that Bosworth’s honesty was in fact a step in the right direction.

  • An Overlooked Asset: President Trump’s dismissive comments about community colleges on Thursday revealed he doesn’t value one of the pillars of higher education in the United States. (Alia Wong)

  • Why Trump Is Turning Against Russia: David A. Graham explains why Trump is willing to punish Russia for the poisoning of an ex-spy, but still won’t acknowledge meddling in the 2016 election.

  • Radio Atlantic: To create a…

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