Today in 5 Lines
During a speech at the NATO headquarters in Brussels, President Trump spoke of “the commitments that bind us together as one,” but stopped short of explicitly endorsing Article 5, which says that, when invoked, NATO allies must aid a fellow ally under attack. In a statement, Trump condemned “leaks of sensitive information,” after the British government shared concerns that U.S. intelligence officers were disclosing confidential details of the investigation into the Manchester attack. A federal appeals court upheld a lower-court’s injunction blocking Trump’s travel ban against six Muslim-majority countries. Montanans are heading to the polls to vote in a special election to fill the House seat vacated by Ryan Zinke, who was sworn in as interior secretary in March. Earlier in the day, a local sheriff cited the Republican candidate, Greg Gianforte, for misdemeanor assault.
Today on The Atlantic
What Happens Now?: Thursday’s highly anticipated special election in Montana was thrown into question after a Montana sheriff's office cited Republican candidate Greg Gianforte for misdemeanor assault. (Clare Foran)
Trump’s Defender: President Trump tapped a longtime ally to represent him in the federal probe into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election: New York attorney Marc Kasowitz. (Matt Ford)
The ‘Deserving’ Poor: Maine has become a bellwether for states considering adding working requirements to safety-net programs, reports Annie Lowrey. And the requirements “leave many individuals and families in extreme poverty, without anywhere to turn.”