The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Paul Out Boy

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Today in 5 Lines

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he will not seek reelection in November. During a meeting with GOP lawmakers, Ryan explained that he has “become a Sunday Dad” and wants to spend more time with his family. President Trump praised Ryan’s “legacy of achievement” on Twitter.

  • Republican Representative Dennis Ross of Florida announced that he’s retiring at the end of his term.

  • Former House Speaker John Boehner announced that he has joined the board of advisers at Acreage Holdings, a marijuana corporation, because his “thinking on cannabis has evolved.”

  • Trump tweeted that “nice and new and ‘smart’” missiles will be fired toward Syria, surprising many of his personal aides and allies.

  • The Trump administration is reportedly considering a proposal that would allow states to require drug testing for some food stamp recipients.

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