Today in 5 Lines
Donald Trump proposed an ideological admissions test for Muslim immigrants and tourists coming to the United States during a foreign policy speech in Youngstown, Ohio. Trump’s campaign manager Paul Manafort denied a New York Times report claiming secret ledgers showed more than $12 million set aside for him from the political party of the former Ukraine president. Vice President Joe Biden blasted Trump as untrustworthy and said his ideas are “playing into the hands of terrorists” during his first campaign appearance alongside Hillary Clinton in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Several police officers were wounded during ongoing protests in Milwaukee in response to Saturday’s fatal shooting of an armed black man, Sylville Smith, by a black police officer. At least five people are dead, and thousands have been displaced, after damaging floods in southern Louisiana.
Today on The Atlantic
Got a Secret, Can You Keep It?: Much of the recent discussion over whistleblowers leaves out the first legal prosecution under the Espionage Act. This is the story behind United States v. John C. Nickerson Jr., the 1957 case that led to America losing the space race. (Ian MacDougall)
GOP Women Are Over Trump: Donald Trump’s controversial comments about women have landed him in hot water with female voters—even those who have traditionally voted Republican. If these women choose to leave the GOP, the effect could last long after the 2016 election. (Clare Foran)
Workin’ for a Livin’: The Working Families Party, a progressive political party, has taken off around the country—particularly in Connecticut where five party-backed candidates beat Democrats in the primary last week. But can they maintain their influence through the general election? (Alana Semuels)