Today in 5 Lines
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will reportedly try to send a revised version of the GOP’s health-care bill to the Congressional Budget Office “as soon as Friday.” Trump promised a “big surprise” related to the legislation is in the works, but did not offer further details. Trump accepted French President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation to visit Paris on Bastille Day next month. Fox News announced that Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, who is resigning from Congress, will join the network as a contributor. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly announced new aviation-security measures for foreign flights arriving to the United States.
Today on The Atlantic
Helps the Rich, Hurts the Lower Middle Class: Ronald Brownstein argues that the House and Senate health-care plans have stalled because blue-collar workers, who make up a large share of the Republican Party’s base, are realizing the legislation will hurt—not help—them.
A Clean-Water Conflict: President Trump’s golf courses might stand to benefit from the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement this week that it would roll back a proposed Obama-era environmental protection. (Jeremy Venook)
Does Philanthropy Undermine Democracy?: Stanford Professor Rob Reich thinks so. Donating to private foundations, he says, is a way of turning private profit into public power. (Yoni Appelbaum)