On the day after Hillary Clinton was slammed by the FBI over her emails, Donald Trump gives a speech in Cincinnati focusing on, well, him. In a 30-minute rant, described in The New York Times as “a striking display of self-sabotage,” Trump quickly turned from attacking Clinton to defending himself for publishing the infamous six-pointed-star Tweet — he said he regretted deleting it — and for his praise of Saddam Hussein’s anti-terrorism techniques.
Clinton gives in to Sanders on college tuition. You can guess what she expects in return. Via The New York Times.
Sanders may be getting closer to an endorsement, but, for now, he’s still getting there in his own Bernie-like way. Via New York magazine.
The Wall Street Journal says an anti-Trump coup at the GOP convention is a long shot, but still possible.
As the GOP heads to Cleveland this month for its national convention, Ted Cruz is already working on 2020. Via The National Review.
Trump has his southern strategy down pat, but the question is how much of the South is still solidly red enough to make it work. Via The New Yorker.
Shame on James
Matthew Miller, former director of public affairs at the Department of Justice, writes that James Comey’s decision to publicly reprimand someone against whom he would bring no charges was a “gross abuse of power.” Via The Washington Post.
Dana Milbank on Obama, the reluctant warrior, who concedes that troops will remain in Afghanistan after he leaves office. Via The Washington Post.
If you want to know what Texas lawmakers really had in mind in putting restrictions on abortion facilities, all you have to do is check out the state’s abortion statistics. Via The Texas Tribune.
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