The Debrief
President Trump's supremacy is being challenged inside his own realm. With his administration engulfed by crisis, he can no longer control the forces once solidly arrayed behind him.
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Analysis

Add risk of government shutdown to impeachment and other legislative logjams

Congressional leaders are fearful that any of the must-pass bills could turn into a hostage situation if President Trump sees it as possible leverage against impeachment.

Parliament votes to withhold full approval of Brexit deal, delaying moment of reckoning

The humiliating defeat, however, did not deal a fatal blow to the withdrawal agreement British Prime Minister Boris Johnson negotiated in Brussels. He said he planned to press ahead and seek approval of his Brexit deal in the coming week, and later asked the E.U. for an extension beyond the Oct. 31 deadline.
The Take
Analysis

Trump is reeling. But Democrats are still unsure which of their candidates can beat him.

Almost everything about the week was grounds for optimism for Democrats — except the Democratic debate, which quickly faded from view and, for some, simply added to questions about the party's fitness to win a general election.
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What Trump has triggered in Syria, visualized

The forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad now have a more expansive geographical footprint than at any time over the past half-decade.

‘They are livid’: Trump’s withdrawal from Syria prompts rare public criticism from current, former military officials

The unusual flurry of commentary, including from retired Gen. Joseph Votel, exposed an internal debate over the military’s role in foreign policy and the responsibility of uniformed officials to speak out publicly.
Campaign 2020
The senator from Vermont drew a rally crowd of more than 25,000 — and the endorsement of rising star Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Jobs-focused college students are fleeing to STEM majors. But prominent economists say the world needs more storytellers — and that the economy does, too.
School officials pointed to a zero-tolerance policy on employee use of racial slurs, a news report said.
Michael Gargiulo was convicted of the murders of two women, including Ashley Ellerin, a former girlfriend of actor Ashton Kutcher, as well as one count of attempted murder.
An unpredictable rivalry has arisen between two Democratic politicians — one who isn’t even running this cycle and another who is polling at barely one percent.
An LGBTQ group had protested the company’s opposition to same-sex marriage, but a spokesperson said Chick-fil-A had always planned to operate the location for a limited time.
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