Today in 5 Lines
President Trump told reporters he “will renegotiate” the North American Free Trade Agreement, after reportedly considering withdrawing from the pact. House Democrats threatened to oppose a short-term extension of government funding if Republicans press forward with a vote on legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. United Airlines reached a settlement with David Dao, the man dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month. Trump is expected to sign an executive order establishing an accountability office at the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Pentagon is investigating former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn for receiving foreign payments, according to documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee.
Today on The Atlantic
Walk the Line: As Democrats work to rebuild the party, leaders are sending mixed messages about whether they will welcome pro-life Democrats. Some lawmakers worry that taking a hardline stance will alienate their moderate voters during a crucial political time. (Clare Foran)
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Leaders in Washington have moved on from Donald Trump’s decision to strike a Syrian air base earlier this month. The lack of follow-up by Congress, however, is troubling: “Instead of challenging the legal basis of the strike, the institutions we regard as ‘checks’ on the president have simply fawned and simpered.” (Garrett Epps)
Keeping Quiet: Since Donald Trump took office, the future of an Obama-era program shielding undocumented immigrants from deportation has been in doubt. So far, Trump has kept the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in tact, but “that doesn’t necessarily leave DACA recipients off the hook.” (Priscilla Alvarez)