PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Republicans Go Right for Obamacare Replacement (Dan)
Republicans swing right in an effort to sway ‘Freedom Caucus’ conservatives to support the Obamacare replacement legislation. But will they lose moderate votes? Furthermore, what role will Trump play in negotiations?
Oil Market’s Big Problem (Jeff C.)
Gasoline station operators have reported that their sales are down 1.5 to 2 percent this year. Traders are growing worried the demand for gasoline is not there to keep crude prices above $50 a barrel.
Russian Hackers Targeting Macron, Say Cybersecurity Experts (Dan)
The same Russian hacking group that allegedly targeted the Clinton camp, known as ‘Fancy Bear’, is targeting France’s Emmanuel Macron, who is opposing the Russia-friendly Marine Le Pen.