The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Cohen Flip?

By Lena Felton

-Written by Lena Felton (@lenakfelton) and Taylor Hosking (@Taylor__Hosking)


Today in 5 Lines

  • Speaker Paul Ryan announced that the House will vote on two immigration bills next week, delivering a major blow to moderate Republicans who planned to force a vote on a set of bipartisan bills through a so-called discharge petition.

  • After returning to the U.S. from Singapore, President Trump tweeted, “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.” But his assessment was met with skepticism by lawmakers.

  • Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is reportedly parting ways with the lawyers who are representing him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, and is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors.

  • In a sign that the U.S. economy is strong, the Federal Reserve raised interest rates for the second time this year and projected that it would raise them two more times in 2018.

  • Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, was released from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following a heart attack on Monday.


Today on The Atlantic

  • The Great Moderate Republican Flameout: Moderate House Republicans’ attempt to force a vote on immigration may have been bold, but their ultimate failure ended up alienating them from conservatives and Democrats alike. (Elaina Plott)

  • John Bolton’s Silence: National-Security Adviser John Bolton’s hawkish posture toward North Korea was once expected to have an effect on Trump’s approach to the conflict. But the Singapore summit instead served as a case study in how much an adviser’s ideology can influence—or not influence—Trump. (Rosie Gray)

  • Republicans Embrace Trumpism in Virginia: On Tuesday, Corey Stewart won Virginia’s Republican Senate nomination on a Trumpist platform, but he still has a long way to go before possibly winning a seat in the chamber. (Lena Felton)


Snapshot

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