Today in 5 Lines
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who underwent his third surgery Thursday, remains in critical condition, a day after being shot at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia. The annual congressional baseball game will kick off at 7:05 p.m. ET at Nationals Stadium. The Washington Post reports that Vice President Mike Pence has hired outside legal counsel to help with the investigation into possible collusion between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. The Senate voted to instate new sanctions on Iran and Russia. Authorities in Washington, D.C. filed criminal charges against 12 members of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security team for attacking protesters in May.
Today on The Atlantic
A Memo to Trump: President Trump has approached the presidency just as he ran his businesses—“as a 19th-century style entity, built around its proprietor.” And while that might've worked for his business empire, it's not a successful strategy for running the country. (Yoni Appelbaum)
A Risky Strategy: Congressional Republicans, preparing for the upcoming midterm elections, are focused on appeasing their narrow base. But that tactic could end up costing them their majority in 2018—and maybe the presidency in 2020. (Ronald Brownstein)
McMullin’s War: McKay Coppins chronicles the rise of Evan McMullin, the Utah native and former presidential candidate who’s become the GOP’s leading dissident.