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Sen. Patrick Leahy, ranking member on a Senate Judiciary Committee, left, meets with Supreme Court hopeful Merrick Garland on Capitol Hill in Washington. Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

What We’re Reading

Two Birds, One Vote: Political groups in Arizona are perplexing to muster Latino electorate to forestall Donald Trump from winning in November, though activists consider they can do more: end Joe Arpaio’s reign as policeman of Maricopa County. (Adrian Carrasquillo, BuzzFeed)

Who Is Ivanka Trump?: The Republican nominee’s eldest daughter is poised, pleasant, and even-tempered, as good as famous for gracefully smoothing over her father’s argumentative remarks. But how does Ivanka’s attribute with Donald affect her actual feelings about a 2016 presidential race? (Hannah Seligson, The Huffington Post)

#LaueringTheBar: The Today host’s opening as judge in Wednesday night’s Commander in Chief forum was lackluster, New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait argues, especially since Lauer didn’t reason Donald Trump accountable for his lies or press him on his argumentative comments.

Donald Trump’s ‘Shortest Attribute’: Throughout his campaign, critics have indicted a claimant of carrying a brief courtesy span, that they contend could forestall him from being an effective commander in chief. Politico repository analyzed examples of this allegation. (Michael Kruse)

What’s Going On in Texas?: A newly expelled news found that a maternal mankind rate in Texas doubled between 2011 and 2014, a top rate of this kind in a grown world. The trend has disproportionately influenced low-income, minority women but medical care. (Katha Pollitt, The Nation)


Can Trump Pick Up Where Romney Left Off?: The Washington Post’s Philip Bump explains that in sequence for a Republican hopeful to turn president, he has to win a state that Mitt Romney mislaid in 2012. Check out these charts to see how Trump is behaving in several of those vicious bridgehead states.

Question of a Week

Recess is over, and Congress is behind in event in Washington D.C. For a subsequent few weeks, their assignments embody passing Zika funding, reckoning out how to understanding with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, and preventing another supervision shutdown.

But if we were to allot one book to be review by each member of Congress, what would it be?

Send your answers to or twitter us @TheAtlPolitics, and the favorites will be featured in Friday’s Politics Policy Daily.

-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey) and Candice Norwood (@cjnorwoodwrites)

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