The health care bill wasn’t the only news out of DC. President Trump also signed an executive order that promises “to relax enforcement of rules barring tax-exempt churches from participating in politics as part of a much-anticipated executive order on religious liberties.” From Trump: “For too long the federal government has used the state as a weapon against people of faith … you’re now in a position to say what you want to say … No one should be censoring sermons or targeting pastors.” The order went less far than earlier drafts, but you can still expect court battles ahead.

+ “Our task is not to dictate to others how to live, but to build a coalition of friends and partners who share the goal of fighting terrorism and bringing safety, opportunity and stability to the Middle East.” The Trump administration has set the itinerary for the president’s first trip abroad. Stops will include Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican.