Today in 5 Lines
The U.S. House passed legislation to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in a narrow 217-213 vote, advancing it to the Senate, where lawmakers reportedly plan to write their own bill. Following the vote, House Republicans gathered at the White House Rose Garden with President Trump, who called the legislation a “great plan.” Earlier in the day, Trump signed an executive order intended to allow churches and religious organizations to be more politically involved. Trump will visit Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican in his first foreign trip later this month. Former President Barack Obama endorsed French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron ahead of the French runoff election on Sunday.
Today on The Atlantic
Tax-Sponsored Protection: A number of cities and states are allocating funds to provide pro-bono legal counsel to undocumented immigrants, who are not guaranteed representation. Are these programs sustainable? (Maura Ewing)
Can the Left Win?: Conor Friedersdorf rounded up journalistic work across the political spectrum to offer seven reasons why liberals are struggling to gain ground, and ways they can overcome these challenges.
How Trump Helped the Media: During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump sought to undermine public trust in mainstream media. Rather than bringing these news organizations down, Trump’s war on the press contributed to record viewership for several major outlets. (Derek Thompson)