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The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Trump Thinks Shana-Can

After four months of 'acting,' Patrick Shanahan passes his audition for Defense Secretary. Plus: What do the Democratic voters who flipped the House want now?
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What We’re Following Today

It’s Thursday, May 9.

‣ The United States revealed that it seized a North Korean freighter carrying coal ash last July, because North Korea was using the ship to evade U.S. sanctions.

‣ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said House Democrats might move to hold additional Trump-administration officials (past and present) in contempt if they did not adhere to Judiciary Committee subpoenas, and said the U.S. is in a “constitutional crisis.”  

‣ Donald Trump that the U.S. will raise tariffs on $200

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