Today in 5 Lines
President Trump directed Attorney General Jeff sessions to propose regulations that would ban bump stocks, accessories that increase the firing rates of semi-automatic weapons. Earlier in the day, Trump denied allegations that he had forcibly kissed a young woman in Trump Tower in 2006. Attorney Alex van der Zwaan pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The Trump administration proposed new rules that would make it easier for consumers to buy cheaper health insurance. And Republican officials in Pennsylvania said they will sue to block a new congressional-district map released on Monday.
Today on The Atlantic
‘We All Want to Do What’s Right’: Texas Representative Joe Barton, who survived last summer’s mass shooting at a congressional baseball practice, says Republicans are just as upset as Democrats about the Parkland shooting. (Elaina Plott)
What Will It Take?: Implementing legislative restrictions on guns will require an enormous amount of political mobilization. But it’s not impossible. (Julian E. Zelizer)
Toxic: House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has created something much worse than weak oversight: fake oversight. (Amy Zegart)