Today in 5 Lines
Roger Ailes, who recently stepped down as the chairman of Fox News following accusations of sexual harassment, will reportedly help Donald Trump prepare for this fall’s presidential debates. Hillary Clinton’s campaign announced several new high-profile members of her transition team, including Tom Donilon, a former national security adviser and former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. A day after being convicted of criminal charges, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a statement that she will resign from her post. Aetna, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, said it’s withdrawing from Obamacare health exchanges in 536 U.S. counties because it is losing money. Voters in Alaska head to the polls to participate in their state’s congressional primaries.
Today on The Atlantic
Calling Out the Media: Donald Trump and a number of political commentators have criticized the media for being biased against the Republican presidential nominee. But Conor Friedersdorf argues that these claims are exaggerations that neglect the controversial nature of Trump’s comments.
Problems in Milwaukee: Months before the fatal police shooting of a black man in Milwaukee on Saturday, the city’s police department sought a voluntary review from the Department of Justice. Among the police department’s goals are to address community engagement and use of force. (Juleyka Lantigua-Williams)
Obama’s Final Push: So far, President Obama has granted 562 commutations. But a drastic drop in commutations by presidents over the last 30 years raises the question: “Is there still time for Obama to make good on his clemency promises?” (Vann R. Newkirk II)