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Trump Promised Millions to Charity But Never Gave

BuzzFeed: “During that 27-year period, Trump has claimed to donate millions to charity — especially when marketing products and events that bear his name. Some of those claims are in fact contradicted by the publicly available records. And while it’s [...]

Sanders Still Gets Secret Service Protection

Washington Post: “Although Hillary Clinton has clinched the party’s nomination, Sanders retains one of the trappings of a top-notch candidate: A team of agents still guards him at his home, where they’ve constructed a small watch station on the property. [...]

Why Gun Control Efforts Will Fail Again Today

James Hohmann: “The vast majority of Americans favor legislation being considered today in the Senate that would restrict people on the terrorist watch list from buying guns. But the measure will fail because those who oppose stricter gun laws are, [...]

Trump Gathers Aides to Reassess Strategy

Donald Trump “is gathering his top lieutenants, including members of his family, in New York on Monday to discuss a political strategy shift as he looks to move beyond recent missteps,” Bloomberg reports. “Trump is facing pressure from within his [...]

Trump Fires His Campaign Manager

Donald Trump “is parting ways with his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, a move that comes as the presumptive Republican nominee faces challenges as it moves toward the general election,” the New York Times reports. “One person briefed on the moves, [...]

Trump Falls Into the Same Trap as Romney Did

“In the 2012 presidential campaign, June was a pivotal month for President Obama’s re-election efforts. Mitt Romney had emerged from a slashing primary race close to broke, looking to get to the nominating convention so he could reset his candidacy [...]

The Impossible Job of Speaking for Trump

Olivia Nuzzi profiles Donald Trump’s press secretary Hope Hicks, who wouldn’t speak to her but instead referred her to the candidate himself: I wanted Hicks to help me understand just how all this had come to pass, how a person [......

3 Ways Trump Isn’t Even Trying

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Quote of the Day

“I don’t say that. They come to me.” — Donald Trump, quoted by NBC News, claiming he doesn’t make personal appeals for campaign donations.

Clinton Will Target Trump’s Business Record

“Hillary Clinton will target Donald Trump’s business record on Tuesday, casting the presumptive Republican nominee as self-interested and deceptive as he prepares to provide more details about his economic proposals during the coming weeks,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “Tuesday’s [...]

Anti-Trump Effort Claims Momentum

“Supporters of a growing anti-Donald Trump movement announced plans Sunday to raise money for staff and a possible legal defense fund as they asked new recruits to help spread the word with less than a month until the Republican National [...]

GOP Donors Uneasy Over Trump

“Republican donors who are still willing to give to Donald Trump are increasingly uneasy — not just about the constant controversy surrounding the presumptive GOP nominee but also the perceived total lack of infrastructure related to his nascent fundraising operation,” [...]

How Should Clinton Choose a Running Mate?

New York Times: “There is much for Mrs. Clinton to consider, including competence, agreement on policy and geography. Yet Mrs. Clinton’s advisers and those who have gone through the process emphasize an equally important, if more elusive, quality: chemistry.” “Mrs. [...]

Bonus Quote of the Day

“Bless his heart. Donald Trump is the gift that keeps giving to us.” — Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), quoted by The Hill.

Ryan Won’t Stop Delegate Uprising Against Trump

“With a group of Republican delegates working to stop Donald Trump at next month’s convention, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-WI) has given no indication that he plans to stop them,” the Washington Post reports. Said Ryan: “It’s not my [...]

Trump’s Campaign Is Cratering

Washington Post: “Not only are Trump’s poll numbers slipping, they are at a low that no one, Republican or Democrat, has seen in the past three election cycles. Looking at the window of time between 200 and 100 days before [...]

One More Way Clinton Is Crushing Trump

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Trump Accuses Bush of Trying to Undermine Him

Donald Trump accused Jeb Bush of trying to undermine his candidacy, the Washington Post reports. Said Trump: “By the way, Jeb is working on the movement, just so you understand. I love competition like that. I love it.”

Trump Urged to Campaign In Utah

“Concerned with polls showing Hillary Clinton has a chance to win in one of the most conservative states in the nation, Utah Republican Party Chairman James Evans huddled with Donald Trump in Las Vegas on Saturday,” the Salt Lake Tribune [...]

Democrats Step Up Attacks on Grassley

“Democrats are increasingly laying a hammer to Sen. Chuck Grassley as they seek to unseat the Iowa Republican,” The Hill reports. “Grassley’s Senate seat is widely handicapped as likely to stay in the GOP column, but Democrats believe the rise [...]

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