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What We’re Following Today
It’s Monday, July 15.
‣ The Trump administration issued a new rule that would significantly limit asylum protections for most Central American migrants. It’s almost certain to face a legal challenge.
Here’s what else we’re watching:
(Elizabeth Frantz / Reuters)
‘She Would Throw Herself in Front of a Bus for Us’: Over the weekend, roughly 4,000 people descended on Philadelphia for Netroots Nation, an annual conference for progressive activists. They already know which candidate they want for president. And they’ve got a surprising second choice.
All About That Base: President Donald Trump rejected during a press conference today the idea that his tweets over the weekend about several congresswomen were racist, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House will move to formally reject Trump’s comments by passing a resolution. What if Trump took his own advice to “help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which [he] came?” asks Yoni Appelbaum. (Back to Queens, that is.)
The Future of the ACA: The outcome of an ongoing Texas lawsuit may blow up the Affordable Care Act as we know it. The core argument here hinges on the removal of a tax penalty for going without coverage. One law professor contends that these judges who may end up deciding the future of health coverage in America profess “judicial modesty,” but “are activists to the core.”