Today in 5 Lines
During a private meeting with House Republicans, President Trump reportedly told lawmakers that they could lose their seats in 2018 if they don’t back the GOP health-care bill. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a similar warning, telling reporters “the American people would be deeply disappointed” if Republican dissenters keep the bill from passing the House on Thursday. Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee questioned Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Trump signed a bill authorizing $19.5 billion to fund NASA programs. The Department of Homeland Security banned passengers on U.S.-bound flights from 10 airports in the Middle East and North Africa from carrying electronics larger than a cellphone into the main cabin.
Today on The Atlantic
Blast From the Past: Spring 2017 under President Trump is reminiscent of another time in U.S. history—spring 1993 under former President Clinton. Then, like now, the president faced a deluge of leaked reports “of chaos, confusion, and infighting.” Can the Trump administration learn from the Clinton administration? (David A. Graham)
A Marred Victory: Neil Gorsuch’s “potential rise to the Supreme Court” underscores the broken confirmation process that prevented former President Obama from exercising his constitutional right to fill the vacancy. (Garrett Epps)
A Message From @POTUS: “In 2017, the president’s habit of spreading misinformation on Twitter is being fact-checked, nearly in real time, by members of Congress.” Adrienne LaFrance recaps one such example from Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing.