Today in 5 Lines
President Trump will host House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for dinner at the White House to discuss the DREAM act, health-insurance markets, and December fiscal deadlines. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders unveiled his “Medicare-for-all” bill. Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy introduced legislation to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Homeland Security ordered federal agencies to remove software made by the Russian firm Kaspersky Lab, citing security concerns. Former National-Security Adviser Susan Rice reportedly told the House Intelligence Committee that she requested the names of senior Trump officials “to understand why the crown prince of the United Arab Emirates was in New York late last year.”
Today on The Atlantic
Grand Juries, Revealed: What is it really like to testify in front of a grand jury? Veterans of Whitewater and Valerie Plame scandals share their memories—and shed light on what Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s witnesses could face behind closed doors. (Matt Ford)
Problem First, Data Second: During its second meeting on Tuesday, Trump’s Voter-Fraud Commission struggled to show reliable data demonstrating illegal voting activity. Vann R. Newkirk II explains the group’s circular logic.
A Single-Payer Pitch: The last time Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a “Medicare-for-all” bill, he had no co-sponsors. Now, 15 Democrats are co-sponsoring the measure—