Today in 5 Lines
Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly requested extensive records from the White House as part of his probe into Russia’s interference in the presidential election. President Trump told reporters he has made a decision on whether to abandon the Iran deal, but refused to comment further. A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said McConnell intends to bring the latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act to a vote next week. More than 200 people are dead after a category 7.1 earthquake struck Mexico on Tuesday. Puerto Rico is completely without power after Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm, swept across the island.
Today on The Atlantic
Failing the Jimmy Kimmel Test: On Tuesday, the late-night host again weighed in on America’s health-care debate, but this time, he was angry. Under the new Republican proposal to repeal Obamacare, he said, “your child with a preexisting condition will get the care he needs—if, and only if, his father is Jimmy Kimmel.” (Megan Garber)
A Stricter Cap on Refugees: President Trump’s remarks at the United Nations on Tuesday highlighted an ongoing debate in the United States: How many refugees should be resettled in the country? (Krishnadev Calamur)
Not Helping: Rather than deterring nuclear threats from North Korea, President Trump’s vow to “totally destroy” the country actually increases the risk for nuclear war. (Ankit Panda)