Today in 5 Lines
President Trump signed a revised executive order on immigration, almost one month after a federal appeals court declined to reinstate his ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said there is “substantial reporting” to justify Trump’s allegations on Saturday that former President Obama tapped his phones ahead of the election, but didn’t offer any sources to back the claim. The U.S. Supreme Court announced it will send a major transgender-rights case back to the appeals court to reconsider the Trump administration’s recent policy change. In another case, the Court ruled that lower courts will be permitted to examine otherwise-protected jury deliberations when there is evidence of racial bias. Trump has reportedly hired Andrew Giuliani, the son of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, to work in the Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Today on The Atlantic
Do-or-Die: The GOP campaign to drum up voters for the Republican alternative to Obamacare is underway, even though the legislation won’t be formally revealed until later this week. Russell Berman takes a look at some of the challenges facing Republicans in their quest to repeal and replace the health-care law.
Difficult Conversations: Emily DeRuy spoke with a group of Central Michigan University students who meet each week to talk through their political differences. “I just cannot express how stressful it is to care about politics,” said Maggie Lenard, who added that she lost friends after voting for Donald Trump.
A Right for All: Last week, a physical clash took place at Middlebury College when liberal protesters attempted to stop Dr. Charles Murray from speaking on campus. But, Peter Beinart argues, liberal students must defend free speech from conservatives “even if they find their views abhorrent.”