Congress backs Trump’s attack in Syria | The minute

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1. Congress is (mostly) all for it

With few exceptions, congressional members expressed support for Donald Trump’s missile strikes in Syria. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said Trump was authorized to conduct the strikes, and House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called the attack ‘proportional’.

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Popular in Congress: this sort of thing. Photograph: Ford Williams/AFP/Getty Images

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But not all members

Senator Rand Paul dissented, saying: “Our prior interventions in this region have done nothing to make us safer.” Other members said that Trump should consult with Congress before taking future military action.

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After meeting Gen Joseph Dunford of the joint chiefs of staff. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

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2. Clinton on misogyny

Hillary Clinton told a Women in the World summit that she “spends a lot of time wrestling” with the fact that 53% of white women voted for Trump. “Certainly misogyny played a role,” she said.

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4. Trump considers shake-up – report

Frustrated by White House infighting, the president is considering moving chief of staff Reince Priebus and chief strategist Steve Bannon out of their current roles, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Read the report

One of these things is not like the other. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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5. Trump-Xi meeting concludes

Trump claimed “tremendous progress” had been made in his one-day summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping, who said: “President Trump has given us a warm welcome and treated us very well.”

Meeting as missiles fly

Pallin’ around at Mar-a-Lago. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

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