What We're Following This Evening

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The splintered GOP: Paul Ryan, House speaker and the Republican party’s highest-ranking elected official, said in a CNN interview this afternoon that he was not ready to endorse Donald Trump, the presumptive presidential nominee. “To be perfectly candid, I’m not ready to do that right now,” he said. Russell has the story here.

Obama’s clemency campaign: The president has commuted the sentences of 58 federal prisoners, most of whom had been sentenced to years or decades for non-violent drug offenses. Matt has the story here.

The state of the U.S. economy: It’s jobs day tomorrow. Bourree has last month’s report here.

Also tomorrow: The 160th anniversary of the birth of Sigmund Freud, who either pioneering psychological methods or set the field back decades, depending on whom you ask. Back in 1984, Jeffrey M. Masson wrote in The Atlantic about Freud and his seduction theory.

News from this afternoon here