Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump’s veep selection process is heating up: Trump, along with his family, met with Governor Mike Pence at his home in Indiana and invited Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to the state. Trump is suing Sam Nunberg, a former campaign aide, for $10 million over an alleged breach of a confidentiality agreement. Hillary Clinton attacked Trump’s “divisive” campaign during remarks at the Old State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois, where Abraham Lincoln delivered his “House Divided” speech. The Senate confirmed Carla Hayden as the first woman and first African American to head the Library of Congress. And Theresa May officially replaced David Cameron as the new prime minister of the United Kingdom.
Today on The Atlantic
Can’t Say Good-Bayh: Former Indiana Senator Evan Bayh, who quit politics in 2010, announced he’s running for the open Indiana Senate seat. Michelle Cottle explains how Bayh, the “dull but sensible uncle you have always counted on,” just might be the man Democrats need to retake the Senate.
What About Bill?: The Democratic party has changed since Bill Clinton’s time, and his record as president is now proving inconvenient to Hillary Clinton’s political goals—and often decidedly more conservative. Does the party have a place for him anymore? (Alex Wagner)
Changing Platforms: Party platforms were once seen as the voice of a campaign, but their significance has waned over the years; and as candidates deviate from traditional party stances, the process underscores intra-party conflicts. (Daniel DiSalvo and James W. Ceaser)