The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Special Featured

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Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Today in 5 Lines

  • After reimposing sanctions against Iran, President Trump warned in a tweet that “anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

  • On the sixth day of Paul Manafort’s trial, his former deputy, Rick Gates, described how Manafort skirted taxes and used offshore companies to accept millions of dollars from Ukrainian businessmen.

  • The Trump administration is expected to unveil a proposal that would make it harder for legal immigrants to become citizens, according to NBC News.

  • Forbes reported that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross stole millions of dollars throughout his career as an investment banker.

  • Missourians are voting on an amendment that would outlaw mandatory union fees.

The Races We’re Watching

Keep an eye on the special election in Ohio’s 12th district, where President Trump won comfortably in 2016. The race has come down to Trump-backed Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O’Connor, and recent polling shows it as a tossup. If O’Connor wins, it’ll be a good sign of things to come for Democrats in November.

In Kansas, the Republican gubernatorial primary is one to watch. Against the recommendations of senior party officials, Trump endorsed Kris Kobach over current Republican Governor Jeff Colyer in a tweet on Monday.

Finally, in a test of progressive momentum, Michigan’s Abdul El-Sayed, who has been endorsed by the Bernie Sanders wing of the party, is…

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