The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Franken’s Farewell

By Elaine Godfrey

Today in 5 Lines

Minnesota Senator Al Franken announced that he will resign amid a wave of sexual-misconduct allegations and criticism from his fellow Democrats. Democratic and Republican leaders met with President Trump at the White House to discuss a spending deal to prevent a government shutdown. Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager was sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatally shooting Walter Scott in 2015. Authorities said three people were killed in a shooting at a high school in Aztec, New Mexico. And Georgia Representative John Lewis said he won’t attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, calling it an “insult” that Trump will be attending.

Today on The Atlantic

  • What About Trump?: As allegations of sexual harassment take down powerful men in politics and media, the accusations against Donald Trump have largely gone unaddressed. Here are the 19 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct. (Matt Ford)

  • For Red America Only: Ron Brownstein argues that the Republican tax plans show how insular the party has become: “Neither Trump nor GOP congressional leaders are even pretending to represent the entire country—or to consider perspectives beyond those of their core coalition.”

  • Checking in on Values Voters: The debate over Roy Moore in Alabama is the product of a dramatic shift in the political ethics of the religious right, writes McKay Coppins.

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