The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Blunt Talk

Today in 5 Lines

  • In a statement, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced plans to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level, saying his thinking on the issue “has evolved.”

  • The Democratic National Committee filed a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and the WikiLeaks organization, alleging that the three parties conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign.

  • Thousands of students across the country participated in school walkouts to protest gun violence on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting.

  • Foster Friess, a major Republican donor, announced that he will run for governor of Wyoming. “It’s only going to be one term and I’m going to donate my salary to charities that the people in Wyoming pick,” Friess said.

  • President Trump will not join Melania Trump in attending Saturday’s funeral service for former First Lady Barbara Bush. The White House said he’s missing the event “to avoid disruptions” and out of respect for the Bush family and friends.

Today on The Atlantic

  • What We Learned: On Thursday, the Justice Department turned over 15 pages of memos written by former FBI Director James Comey to Congress. Here are

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