Today in 5 Lines
Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced his support for President Trump’s pick for CIA director, Gina Haspel, after she sent him a letter clarifying that, in hindsight, the agency’s “enhanced interrogation program is not one the CIA should have undertaken.” Haspel now likely has enough votes to be confirmed for the position.
The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting to discuss the recent violence in Gaza. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said she believes Israel exercised “restraint” in Monday’s clashes with protesters, adding that the unrest was not caused by the relocation of the U.S. embassy.
The Trump administration is reportedly considering using military bases to house migrant children. The Obama administration also used bases to shelter children during the 2014 child-migrant crisis.
A South Korean news agency reported that North Korea is threatening to cancel the historic summit it’s planned with the United States over ongoing military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea.
The Races We’re Watching
Voters in Idaho, Nebraska, Oregon, and Pennsylvania will select nominees for House, Senate, and gubernatorial races in their states’ primary elections.
We’ll be monitoring several races in Pennsylvania, where the state Supreme Court replaced a Republican gerrymander with a new congressional map that is much more favorable to Democrats. In the state’s 7th district, the conservative Democrat John Morganelli is favored to beat the five other Democratic candidates running to replace retiring Republican Charlie Dent. Republican voters, meanwhile, will decide whether U.S. Representative Lou Barletta or state lawmaker Jim Christiana will challenge incumbent …read more
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