In this History Grab Bag, Nathan, Ed, Brian and Joanne discuss the history behind stories in the news. They’ll look at the introduction of the iPhone 10 years ago, and the dimming prospects for the Senate Republicans’ health care plan. They also welcome back an old friend of the show, who talks to Joanne about two recent incidents of political violence. Plus, BackStory celebrates its 200th show this week with a few favorite pieces from the archives and footnotes!
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Mike Flynn, was paid more than $50,000 by Russian companies shortly before he became an adviser to the then-candidate. The Wall Street Journal's Shane Harris joins us from Washington.