Today in 5 Lines
Senate Republicans released a 142-page proposal that would dismantle parts of the Affordable Care Act. Senators Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson, and Mike Lee said in a joint statement that they are “not ready” to vote for the GOP health-care bill, but are open to negotiations. Former President Barack Obama also weighed in, calling the bill a “massive transfer of wealth from middle-class and poor families to the richest people in America.” Trump said on Twitter that he did not record his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey, despite having suggested “tapes” exist of their talks. Edgar Maddison Welch, the North Carolina man who fired an assault rifle inside a restaurant in Washington, D.C. in response to an internet conspiracy theory, was sentenced to four years in prison.
Today on The Atlantic
Medicaid on the Line: Vann R. Newkirk II explains how the new Republican health-care plan will shift benefits from the poor and sick to the healthy and affluent.
What Gives?: Immigration restrictionist groups thought they had an ally in Donald Trump, but after the president fell short on several key campaign promises, those groups are losing faith in him. (Priscilla Alvarez)
‘A Big Dem HOAX!’: A recent tweet from President Trump suggests that he no longer believes Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election, putting him at odds with the intelligence community and most congressional Republicans. (David A. Graham)