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The Atlantic Daily: The Wider Implications

A North Korea hawk in the White House, Trump’s reluctant bill signing, why data misuse is everywhere, and more
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The New NSA: Trump’s decision to replace National-Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton has major implications for the president’s North Korea strategy. Bolton, who served in the Reagan and both Bush administrations, has been a foreign-policy hawk throughout his career. His regular appearances on Fox News might be one reason for the president’s choice—though the two men may not see eye-to-eye once Bolton takes office. As for McMaster, he now faces a choice about what details of his time in the Trump White House to make public.

Trump signed a spending bill that will fund the federal government through September—although The president had threatened to veto the bill over its failure to outline a replacement for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, among other issues. Indeed, writes Russell Berman, “Congress may have either on DACA or Obamacare before the November election.”

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