Today in 5 Lines
During a meeting with lawmakers, President Trump accused some Republicans of being “petrified of the NRA” and said that authorities should “take the guns first, go through due process second.” Hope Hicks said she’s resigning as White House communications director. Attorney General Jeff Sessions pushed back after Trump rebuked him on Twitter for calling on the inspector general to review accusations of government surveillance abuses. Dick’s Sporting Goods, a major gun retailer, said it will stop selling all assault-style rifles in stores. Trump, along with Speaker Paul Ryan and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, spoke at a private memorial for the late Reverend Billy Graham at the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
Today on The Atlantic
Hard to Predict: The narrative that the Republican tax cut would boost wages and flatten stock prices is already unraveling, writes Derek Thompson.
‘There’s Always At Least One Kid in Tears’: Across the country, more and more schools are taking part in mandatory active-shooter drills. Here’s how the drills are affecting students. (James Hamblin)
Frustrated by the False Choice: A new subset of students are banding together across the country to address climate change: college Republicans. (Robinson Meyer)