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The Atlantic Daily: The Cherry on Top

The Atlantic Daily: The Cherry on Top

What We’re Following Updated at 7:15 p.m. Space Time: Voting along party lines, the Senate confirmed Jim Bridenstine as the administrator of NASA, 15 months after his predecessor stepped down. Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, has been criticized for his lack of scientific credentials, controversial statements about climate change, and alleged misuse of resources at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum. His confirmation creates a new vacancy in the House ahead of November’s midterms.