• The Trump administration is working to salvage rules that allow employers to deny insurance coverage of contraceptives for women based on religious or moral objections. Here’s what the revisions would do.
• In an email sent to journalists, a woman said she had been promised money to fabricate sexual misconduct claims against Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel. The F.B.I. has been asked to investigate.
• Since the synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh, Mr. Trump has relied heavily on his eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and her husband, Jared Kushner — both practicing Orthodox Jews — to frame his response.
• The head of the Republican House campaign arm has condemned Representative Steve King of Iowa for years of racially charged remarks. The move, prompted by the synagogue attack, was highly unusual just days before Tuesday’s elections.
• Women are running in record numbers in these midterms. But men are still making the large majority of political contributions, and male candidates are still raising more money. Here’s why.
• The competitive districts that will decide control of the House are more prosperous than the country as a whole. But their thriving economies aren’t helping Republican candidates.
• Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri says she’s “not one of those crazy Democrats.” When asked in a Fox interview who she believes fits the label, she targeted leading members of her party.
Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer in New York.
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