Today in 5 Lines
President Trump signed legislation allowing states to withhold federal family-planning funds from facilities that provide abortion services. On Twitter, Trump said he expects that China “will properly deal with North Korea,” and promised that “things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia.” In a statement, the U.S. Central Command said that a U.S.-led airstrike in Syria unintentionally killed 18 allied fighters. The Pentagon announced that the U.S. military dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, nicknamed “the mother of all bombs,” on an ISIS target in Afghanistan. During his first speech as C.I.A. director, Mike Pompeo called Wikileaks a “hostile intelligence service,” and denounced its founder, Julian Assange.
Today on The Atlantic
Is Trumpcare Alive?: Last month, Donald Trump warned House Republicans that he would drop his push to repeal Obamacare if they failed to pass the GOP health-care bill. Now, “the president is back to talking about health care as if the bill he endorsed had never died.” (Russell Berman)
The Resistance: Democrats are hoping to secure a victory in Georgia’s conservative sixth congressional district on April 18. Donald Trump narrowly defeated Hillary Clinton in the district. Could an energized anti-Trump coalition give them the advantage they need? (Clare Foran)
‘Trump’s Plan to End Europe’: David Frum discusses how the fall of the European Union would disrupt the region’s post-World War II order.