• The National Republican Congressional Committee has adopted a no-holds-barred strategy to win back the House majority next year, borrowing heavily from Mr. Trump’s playbook in deploying taunts and name-calling.
• The Pentagon will send an additional 1,100 active duty troops and 1,000 members of the Texas National Guard to assist in securing the United States border with Mexico, significantly expanding the American military presence there.
• Do politicians care what voters want? New evidence may suggest they don’t — and many voters are skeptical, too.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.
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