Today in 5 Lines
President Trump signed an executive order that will start the process of rolling back several Obama-era regulations intended to curtail corporate tax evasion. In an interview with the Associated Press, Trump said he plans to unveil a tax-reform package early next week that will give businesses and individuals a “massive tax cut.” Trump also said far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen is “the strongest on what’s been going on in France,” but stopped short of offering a full endorsement. The House Intelligence Committee, which is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, invited several former Obama administration officials, including former acting Attorney General Sally Yates, to testify before the panel. The Department of Justice is reportedly preparing to bring charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Today on The Atlantic
Caught in His Own Trap: Donald Trump said he’d fulfill a slew of campaign promises by his 100th day in office. But as that date approaches, the president has changed his tone, describing the 100-day marker as a “ridiculous standard.” (David A. Graham)
System Overload: By last September, there were more than 500,000 cases pending in immigration courts in the United States. That number will almost certainly grow as the Trump administration arrests undocumented immigrants who were not previously targeted. (Priscilla Alvarez)
Learning Politics: On Saturday, scientists around the world will march to highlight the importance of scientific research and its application to policy making. But this objective does not go far enough, writes Andrew Jewett. For the movement to succeed, he argues, protesters need to understand the power structures of politics.