Today in 5 Lines
During a joint press conference with Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, President Trump said he’d like to pass “both” health-care reform and a spending bill by the end of next week. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will meet with Trump at the White House on May 16-17. Representative Jason Chaffetz, who announced Wednesday that he won't seek reelection in 2018, said in a radio interview that he might not finish out his term in Congress. Bill O’Reilly, who was ousted from Fox News amid sexual harassment allegations, will reportedly receive a payout of up to $25 million. ISIS has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed a police officer and wounded two others on the Champs Elysées in Paris.
Today on The Atlantic
Access to Education: To enter the workforce, young Americans are typically expected to have at least two years of schooling after high school. As a result, a rising number of politicians are developing programs to provide tuition-free education at community colleges. (Ronald Brownstein)
Being President Is Hard: A few weeks into his presidency, Donald Trump now realizes the challenges he faces require “more than trash talk and an itchy Twitter finger,” writes Michelle Cottle. This discovery, coupled with Trump’s voter base, may help Americans understand the complexities of governing.
The End of Bill O’Reilly: Fox News ousted the “king of cable” Wednesday—and President Trump was partly responsible. Alex Wagner explains how outrage over Trump’s ascendance to the White House contributed to O’Reilly’s downfall.