The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Not the State of the Union

By Elaine Godfrey

Today in 5 Lines

President Trump will deliver his first address to a joint session of Congress. In his speech, which is scheduled to begin shortly after 9 p.m., Trump is expected to discuss Obamacare repeal, his budget demands, and, potentially, immigration-reform legislation. In an interview on Fox and Friends, Trump said he would give himself a good grade for what his administration has achieved so far, but a “C or a C+” for messaging. The FBI said it is investigating last week’s shooting of two Indian men in a Kansas bar as a hate crime. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said a manhunt is underway after two police officers were shot responding to a burglary.


Today on The Atlantic

  • Trump’s First Month: “Trump promised to steamroll the Washington status quo, disrupting both Republicans and Democrats,” writes Molly Ball. But so far, it appears Congress might be taming Trump.

  • Left Behind: A leaked draft of a Republican Obamacare replacement indicates that “millions of people in rural areas where it’s already hardest to find doctors might no longer be able to afford health insurance in a few years.” Here’s how. (Vann R. Newkirk II)

  • The Right to Peaceful Assembly?: In the wake of large-scale protests around the country, Republican lawmakers have proposed legislation that targets certain protest tactics or seeks to increase penalties for illegal protests. Will these measures become law? (Matt Ford)

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