1 big thing: The Weinstein effect hits Washington
We're nowhere near the end of this storyline as we learn how deep the history of sexual misconduct allegations runs in Congress — and the fallout from the high-profile allegations puts everyone on the defensive, including President Trump's team.
- Congress has paid out more than $17 million in settlements over the last 20 years, according to the Office of Compliance. Look at the payouts in 2002 and 2007.
- White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders explained this afternoon why the allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken are different from those against President Trump. What she said.
- Eight women who used to work for Franken defended him against the allegations. Their statements.
- But a rape survivor who was working with Franken on a bill wants someone else to sponsor it. What she says about him now.
- Kayla Moore, Roy Moore's wife, insists he won't quit the race. What she said about the "liberal press."
- Florida's Democratic Party chairman resigned after several women accused him of making inappropriate comments. Why one called him "f---ing creepy."
2. What you missed
- An unpopular tax bill: A compilation of polls shows the GOP tax plan is doing only slightly better than the historically unpopular health care bill. How it compares.
- Republican governors are worried about Trump: They're realizing how much he's hurting their image and their chances in close elections. What they're saying.
- Hillary Clinton on 2016: She tells Mother Jones an independent commission should investigate the legitimacy of the election. The interview.
- Bob Mueller update: He's subpoenaed Russia-related documents from more than a dozen Trump campaign officials. The latest.
- Visa crackdown: The Trump administration is going to stop issuing work permits for the spouses of H-1B visa holders. What it means.
- Spotify buys another startup: It has acquired the Swedish collaborative music-making startup Soundtrap as it prepares to go public. More.
3. One business thing
After setbacks due to its retractable roof, Atlanta's new $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz stadium is finished, according to the AP. On Monday, streets and sections of the city's transit system will shut down and the city will watch as the former Georgia Dome, which has been home to the NFL's Falcons and the city's pro soccer team since 1992, is blasted.
Watch the AP's time lapse of the Mercedes-Benz stadium being built, here.