The Atlantic Politics & Coverage Day by day: Down for the Recount

Written by Madeleine Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal), and Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)

Immediately in 5 Strains

  • A gunman killed 12 individuals at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, Wednesday evening. Authorities recognized the shooter, who was additionally discovered lifeless on the scene, presumably from a self-inflicted wound, as 28-year-old Ian David Lengthy.

  • The Florida Senate and governor’s races are headed to recounts after returns from Broward County tightened Republican leads in each contests.

  • The Trump administration launched new measures that might prohibit immigrants coming into the nation illegally from claiming asylum. Specialists expect authorized challenges to the restrictions.

  • President Donald Trump is reportedly contemplating former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Florida Lawyer Basic Pam Bondi, each longtime supporters of his, to exchange Jeff Classes as Lawyer Basic. Classes resigned on Wednesday at Trump’s request.

  • Supreme Courtroom Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was hospitalized after falling in her workplace and breaking three ribs.

Immediately on The Atlantic

  • ‘Put Down the Mic’: These had been the 10 most dumbfounding moments from Trump’s post-election press convention on Wednesday. (Maddie Carlisle and Olivia Paschal)

  • The Disgrace Sport: Celebrities like Oprah usually invoke “the specter of ancestral trauma” to get black People to the polls, writes Hannah Giorgis. However that ignores the persevering with actuality of voter suppression.

  • The South Strikes Left: Regardless that many progressive darlings, together with Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum, misplaced their races, progressive coverage points gained the Deep South in a giant method. (Vann R. Newkirk II)

  • The Occasions, They Are a-Changin’: Democrats and Republicans had been each losers within the Texas Senate race. Right here’s why. (Elaina Plott)

  • ‘Their Greatest Selection Is Nancy’: Nancy Pelosi is aware of the right way to whip votes in Congress, however extra importantly, she is aware of the right way to fundraise, argues Steve Israel.


Individuals cry as a law-enforcement motorcade escorts the physique of Ventura County Sheriff’s Division Sergeant Ron Helus from the Los Robles Regional Medical Middle in Thousand Oaks, California, after a gunman opened fireplace Wednesday night inside a rustic music bar, killing a number of individuals together with Helus. (Mark J. Terrill / AP)

What We’re Studying

Buckle Up: Each Republicans and Democrats noticed main political victories on Tuesday—which implies People ought to put together for an much more divided nation. (Molly Ball, Time)

Needed: Senate Management: Now that Trump has ousted Lawyer Basic Jeff Classes, Republicans within the Senate should take concrete steps to be sure that Trump’s efforts to “hobble” the Mueller investigation don’t succeed, argues John Cassidy. (The New Yorker)

How Trump Might Win Once more: Whereas Republicans misplaced floor within the American suburbs on Tuesday evening, these are 4 indicators that recommend Trump might nonetheless win reelection in 2020. (W. James Antle III, Washington Examiner)

Grasp of Silence: Mattathias Schwartz talked to the individuals closest to Particular Counsel Robert Mueller to determine what would possibly come subsequent within the Russia investigation—and what it would imply for the president. (GQ)

Extra Than a Passion: Observe the NRA’s evolution from apolitical sporting group to pro-gun political powerhouse. (Sahil Chinoy, Nicholas Kristof, and Jessia Ma, The New York Occasions)


How Large Was the Blue Wave?: The New York Occasions lays out which districts flipped, and which stayed pink.

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