The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: THE WAR ON TWITTER


Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey), Maddie Carlisle (@maddiecarlisle2), and Olivia Paschal (@oliviacpaschal)

Today in 5 Lines

  • In a late-night tweet, President Trump warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN.” Trump was apparently responding to earlier remarks by Rouhani, who said a U.S. war with Iran would be the “mother of all wars.”

  • White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of a number of former intelligence officials who have been critical of his approach to Russia.

  • A federal judge granted immunity to five witnesses who will testify in the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort. The judge delayed the start of the trial to July 31.

  • Two people were killed and at least 13 others were wounded after a gunman opened fire on the streets of Toronto. Authorities have not yet identified a motive for the shooting.

  • The Senate is expected to confirm Robert Wilkie as the new secretary of Veterans Affairs.

Today on The Atlantic

  • Proud Mamas: Motherhood was largely considered a barrier in past election cycles, but many women running for office this year have publicly embraced their status as mothers. (Annika Neklason)

  • ‘It’s Sort of a Brutal Finding’: A new study published in Nature Climate Change found that unusually hot days cause the suicide rate to rise—and predicted that global warming could cause as many as 26,000 more suicides in the United…

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