Today in 5 Lines
Hillary Clinton released her 2015 tax returns, as did her running mate Tim Kaine; Donald Trump has refused to make his returns public, citing an IRS audit. Trump said on Twitter that his claim that President Obama founded ISIS was sarcasm. A federal judge blocked an Ohio law meant to defund Planned Parenthood, saying the group would suffer “irreparable injury.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the odds of Republicans keeping control of the Senate in November are “very dicey” in an address in Louisville, Kentucky. And in Fort Worth, a federal judge heard opening arguments from Texas in a lawsuit between 11 states and the federal government over the Obama administration’s directive to accommodate transgender students in public schools.
Today on The Atlantic
Be Prepared: In response to Steven Brill’s cover story about national security, Juliette Kayyem argues that experts can build up the United States’ resilience to terrorism by better preparing American families for attacks. This is why.
All the Presidents’ Families: Search data provided by Google to The Atlantic shows a national fascination with the families of political candidates, from Chelsea Clinton to Malia Obama. Here’s more on some of the most popular searches. (Megan Garber)
Trump’s Mini-Me: A Trump-like radio personality named John Lewis—also known for making controversial comments about women and minorities—is running for Congress in Minnesota. He already beat three other Republicans in the primary, but now he’ll have to face his Democratic opponent. (Michelle Cottle)