If you read one thing
From Axios' Jonathan Swan and Caitlin Owens:
"All of the Republican senators who oppose the Senate health care bill are meeting tonight to work out their differences — after being told by President Trump this afternoon that they need to work late into the night to get a deal. The holdouts, including moderates and conservatives, are scheduled to meet in Sen. John Barrasso's office at 7:30 pm Eastern with the goal of getting a deal to revive the shelved Affordable Care Act repeal and replacement bill, according to sources with direct knowledge of the discussions."
Go deeper: Jonathan and Caitlin have details on the attendees, how it came together, and Trump's joke to Rand Paul about playing golf.
What you missed
- Second hottest on record: The first half of 2017 trailed only the first half of 2016 in the stats dating back to 1880. Chart.
- Trump on states resisting his voter commission: "What are they worried about? There's something. There always is." Quotes.
- "It made my blood boil." Former CIA Director John Brennan on Trump praising Putin. The interview.
- Good news for Ted Cruz: HHS released a report today saying his health care amendment would lower premiums. That puzzled health care experts, who predict the opposite. Their reasoning.
- SCOTUS on the travel ban: Fresh news on who is affected by the travel ban.
1 great thing
Zion Harvey, now 10 years old, made medical history when he was given new hands through a double-hand transplant two years ago.
Medical tests now show that his body recognizes the hands as his own.