Today in 5 Lines
Republicans’ frustrations are mounting against Donald Trump in light of his recent comments about the Khan family and his refusal to endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan ahead of his upcoming primary election: Mike Pence rebutted his running mate, saying he “strongly” endorses Ryan, Newt Gingrich chastised Trump for his “self-destructive” behavior, and sources told NBC News that key Republicans will soon stage an intervention with the party’s nominee. Trump’s campaign announced its July fundraising haul, which is just $10 million short of Hillary Clinton’s totals. President Obama commuted the sentences of 214 federal inmates, the most commutations made in one day in over a century. And North Korea test-fired a missile into Japanese waters.
Today on The Atlantic
Started From the Top, Now He Here: Donald Trump successfully built an ardent following of supporters to buoy him throughout the primary season, but there might be limits to how far they can take him. Could the U.S. be witnessing the collapse of the Trump campaign? (David A. Graham)
The Establishment Fights Back: Tuesday night, Kansas Representative Tim Huelskamp, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, lost his primary bid—a sign that the Republican establishment might finally be staging a comeback against the Tea Party. (Molly Ball)
Just Got Paid: Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a landmark bill this week that aims to prevent employers from requiring applicants to disclose salary history. Here’s how it addresses the pay gap between men and women. (Clare Foran)