Today in 5 Lines
Senate Republicans unveiled a revised version of their health-care bill, which includes more money to fight the opioid epidemic, as well as more funds to keep costs lower for consumers. At least two Republican senators, Susan Collins of Maine and Rand Paul of Kentucky, said they still won’t support the bill. During a joint press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, President Trump touted the “very good” relationship between the U.S. and France. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced charges against 412 people for participating in a health-care scam totaling some $1.3 billion in false billings. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said the committee will ask Donald Trump Jr. to testify before the panel.
Today on The Atlantic
What’s in the Revised Health-Care Bill? Republicans spent the last few weeks tweaking the legislation after at least 10 senators voiced their opposition to it. Russell Berman explains how the updated bill has something for everyone—but maybe not enough for anyone.
‘The Troublemaker’: When Molly Ball texted Donald Trump Jr. to ask how he was doing on Wednesday, in light of the recent scandal, Trump Jr. replied with “Fantastic” and a “laughing crying” emoji.
Rock the Vote: On Wednesday, the musician Kid Rock hinted at a 2018 Senate run. He might be well positioned to succeed in politics, writes David A. Graham, because “a man who can write a song interpolating both ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ and ‘Werewolves of London’ should be able to appeal to both rural partiers and snarky urbanites.”