Today in 5 Lines
A Secret Service official confirmed to CNN that the agency spoke to the Trump campaign about his comments on Tuesday seemingly suggesting violence against Hillary Clinton, but Reuters reports that there was no formal discussion between the two. Trump denies the claim. A conservative watchdog group released new emails from Clinton’s time at the State Department, calling into question the department’s relationship with the Clinton Foundation. The Clinton campaign announced the launch of Together for America in the latest move by the Democratic nominee to embrace anti-Trump Republicans. The U.S. Justice Department released a scathing report about the Baltimore Police Department. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie allegedly “lied” during a 2013 press conference when he claimed to know nothing of his staff’s involvement in the George Washington Bridge scandal, according to new court filings.
Today on The Atlantic
Trump, the One and Only: House Speaker Paul Ryan easily won his primary election on Tuesday. Ryan’s opponent Paul Nehlen took a few cues from the GOP presidential candidate during his campaign, but perhaps Trumpism is not so successful if you’re not the actual Donald Trump. (Molly Ball)
Too Cool for (Public) School: History shows that U.S. presidents typically choose to send their children to private schools, calling attention to today’s contentious school-choice debate. But some question how effectively policy makers can reform public education without experiencing it firsthand. (Alia Wong)
An American Authoritarian: Donald Trump is not a Fascist, yet it’s hard to deny the similarities between his campaign tactics and the rise of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Here’s why. (Ruth Ben-Ghiat)