Today in 5 Lines
President Obama said Donald Trump was “unfit to serve as president” and questioned why top Republicans continue to support the party’s nominee during a news conference. Trump said he won’t endorse Senator John McCain and withheld his support for House Speaker Paul Ryan ahead of their upcoming primary elections. The CEO of the Democratic National Committee, Amy Dacey, along with two other staff members, resigned in the wake of last week’s release of leaked emails. New York Representative Richard Hanna said he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton over Trump, becoming the first Republican member of Congress to do so. And voters in Kansas, Washington, Michigan, and Missouri headed to the polls to participate in state and local primary races.
Today on The Atlantic
Hillary’s Suit of Armour: The pantsuit has come to represent a delicate balance between gender and power in a world that still struggles with female leadership. No one knows this better than Hillary Clinton who has made the outfit her unofficial uniform. (Megan Garber)
It’s All About Race: Voter ID laws were said to be a way to “improve democracy,” but several courts are now supporting the argument that these policies seek to discriminate against minorities who can’t afford the process of obtaining a state ID. (Vann R. Newkirk II)
Merging Church and Candidate?: Churches in the U.S. are currently prohibited from engaging in political activities based on the 1954 Johnson Amendment. If Donald Trump repeals the law, however, it could give him an advantage with religious conservatives. (Emma Green)