The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: The Writing on the Wall

Today in 5 Lines

  • Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced that President Trump will sign a proclamation for the deployment of National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border. Nielsen added that replacements and updates to the border wall would qualify as “new wall.”

  • The White House said the U.S. will remain in Syria, a day after Trump said he wants to “bring the troops back home.”

  • Facebook said that data from as many as 87 million users may have been shared with the research firm Cambridge Analytica, exceeding earlier estimates. The company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, will testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11.

  • Police said the woman who opened fire at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California, on Tuesday practiced at a gun range hours before the attack. The shooter, identified as Nasim Aghdam, was upset with YouTube’s policies, according to authorities.

  • After China imposed tariffs on American soybeans, cars, and airplanes, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 500 points, and soybean prices dropped more than 5 percent.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Does It Matter If Trump Is a ‘Target’ or a ‘Subject’?: The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the president is a subject of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but not a target. Here’s what that means. (Adam Serwer)

  • Roseanne Is Dividing the Left: Conor Friedersdorf breaks down two distinct reactions to ABC’s reboot of the television sitcom.

  • How the House Intelligence Committee Broke: The panel’s leading…

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