Today in 5 Lines
The Department of Justice announced that four people, including two officers of the Russian Federal Security Service, have been indicted in connection with the hacking of at least 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters he hasn’t seen evidence to support President Trump’s allegations that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. Nunes also said that FBI Director James Comey will testify at a committee hearing next week on the investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced that the Fed will raise interest rates for the third time since 2008. Trump will hold a rally in Nashville at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Today on The Atlantic
Mr. Popular?: Ordinarily, an approval rating as low as Donald Trump’s recent 39 percent would hinder a president’s ability to pass major legislation through Congress. His popularity within Republican congressional districts, however, is helping to keep the GOP health-care bill afloat—for now. (Russell Berman)
Call to Action: Seventeen Republican lawmakers introduced a resolution Wednesday urging the House of Representatives to address climate change. The move signals a departure from Trump’s stance on environmental policy, but the small group’s demands may not translate to legislation. (Clare Foran)
The Liberal Answer: Trump’s “America First” approach to foreign policy may have won over voters, but Chris Murphy, a Democratic senator from Connecticut, believes “there is a big open space in the Democratic Party right now for the articulation of a progressive foreign policy.” (Uri Friedman)