OFF TO THE RACES: Wrapping yesterday’s dueling Trump-vs.-Clinton speeches
CLINTON: The New York Times wraps her speech on the economy, summing up her message as: "I alone am the candidate who knows how to turn those underlying frustrations into actual policies that might make things better."
POLITICO writes that Tim Kaine has risen to the top of the campaign's VP list.
She released a new list of endorsements from business leaders.
She got the endorsement of Brent Scowcroft.
SANDERS: He’s giving a speech in New York today on “where we go from here.” Aides say it will not be a concession speech but will concentrate on the Democratic policy changes he’s pushing.
TRUMP: Despite worries about the state of his campaign, he's going ahead with his trip to Scotland to check on a pair of his golf courses.
More, from the New York Times: "Normally when presidential contenders travel abroad, they do so to burnish their foreign policy credentials, cramming their schedules with high-level meetings with foreign dignitaries and opining on the pressing international issues of the day. But, to a large extent, Mr. Trump’s business interests still drive his behavior, and his schedule. He has planned two days in Scotland, with no meetings with government or political leaders scheduled."
We fact-checked his anti-Clinton speech.
Who does Trump listen to? Other Trumps - according to the Washington Post.
He's building a whip team to quash any plots to keep him from winning the nomination. "In a Tuesday night conference call led partly by Trump’s top adviser Paul Manafort and including 200 staffers and volunteers, Trump’s senior convention aides sketched out a whip operation led by a half-dozen operatives with deep convention experience. The effort will rely on a team of 150 volunteers and paid staff to keep the convention’s 2,472 delegates in line, and it will utilize a database with information on many of the delegates."
His immigration rhetoric is troubling independents.
The Washington Post looks back at Trump's early childhood, finding that young Trump was much like he is today.
From POLITICO: "Donald Trump is relying on the Republican National Committee to help him dig out of a financial hole, but GOP fundraisers are privately encouraging major donors who are leery of Trump to steer their cash to the party instead of to his campaign, according to people with firsthand knowledge of the solicitations."
CONGRESS: Revolt in the House
From our team on the Hill: "A revolt in the House of Representatives turned raucous overnight, with protesting Democrats shouting down Speaker Paul Ryan's attempts to restore order during a gun-control protest that stretched into its 18th hour. Earlier, Republicans branded the move as a publicity stunt before summarily adjourning the chamber until after the Fourth of July. The stunning and unruly scenes were broadcast live to the world from Democrats' cellphones, feeds which were picked up by C-SPAN after Republicans shut down the network's cameras."
Ari Melber and Joy Wang help explain the rules behind the protest.
The New York Times: "A Democratic protest demanding votes on gun-control legislation led to pandemonium in the House chamber that did not end until early Thursday, when Speaker Paul D. Ryan and his fellow Republicans reclaimed control long enough to force through a major spending bill. They then abruptly adjourned and left the Capitol. Furious Democrats remained on the House floor, where they huddled around their leader, Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, who praised their stand as a “discussion heard around the world."
From the AP: "he protest began around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, unfolding on the House floor with little advance warning from the Democrats. By evening, 168 House Democrats — out of 188 — and 34 Senate Democrats joined the protest, according to the House minority leader's office. One after another, they spoke of the need for gun control and talked of constituents who had been killed."