On Politics: Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Attacks May Help Him

Good Tuesday morning. Here are some of the stories making news in Washington and politics today.


As President Trump signaled his intent to use identity politics and nationalism in his campaign, his message did not appear to be backfiring with Republicans. In red Michigan, voters agreed with Mr. Trump’s “Love It or Leave It” message, instead focusing their ire on Democrats and voicing strong support for his re-election.

White House officials and congressional lawmakers are nearing a deal that would increase government spending levels over the next two years and raise the federal borrowing limit. If passed by Congress and signed by Mr. Trump, it would avert a default crisis this fall and avoid automatic spending cuts next year.

Hundreds of thousands of people overtook San Juan, P.R., on Monday, shutting down a major highway and paralyzing much of the city in protest over a deep dissatisfaction with Puerto Rico’s governor and fury over years of recession, mismanagement, natural disaster and corruption.