Today in 5 Lines
President Trump lauded the “wonderful” new health-care legislation released by House Republicans on Monday, while some GOP lawmakers criticized it for not going far enough to eliminate the Affordable Care Act. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would bring the bill to the Senate floor if and when it passes the House. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump has “absolutely” no regrets about his claims that former President Obama ordered a wiretap on him, despite offering no evidence to back them up. WikiLeaks published thousands of documents allegedly taken from the CIA. All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter urging the Trump administration to do more to respond to the new wave of threats against Jewish facilities across the country.
Today on The Atlantic
A Case for Optimism: Clare Foran spoke with Ruy Teixeira, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, about what liberals can gain from remaining positive in the Trump era. “Anger is ultimately demoralizing,” Teixeira said. “If you want to sustain a political movement over the long-term then optimism is essential.”
The Conservative Uprising: On Monday, House Republican leaders unveiled their legislative plan to replace Obamacare—now they have to sell it. That challenge could be in jeopardy amid criticism from key conservatives that the proposed health-care law does not go far enough to erase the Affordable Care Act. (Russell Berman)
When Scientists March: The March for Science began with “vague ambitions, a hastily designed logo, and a Facebook page inspired by a throwaway Reddit comment,” writes Ed Yong. It has since blossomed into a movement set to hit hundreds of cities around the world on April 22. But what does it mean to march for science?