OFF TO THE RACES: 62% of Republicans say having the most votes matters
From one of us(!), with the latest from our NBC/WSJ poll: "More than six in 10 Republican voters believe that, if no GOP presidential candidate wins a majority of delegates before the convention, the one with the most votes should be the party's nominee, according to a new national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll."
The most popular candidates in the 2016 race have one thing in common: They're not winning.
The RNC rules committee will still meet this week, but Reince Priebus has urged members not to push recommendations for rule changes in advance of the Cleveland convention.
The AP outlines Trump's possible path to clinching before Cleveland.
CLINTON: Clinton supporter George Clooney told one of us(!) over the weekend that the amount of money in politics is "ridiculous."
The New York Times investigates the generational split between black youth and their parents over how to view the Clintons.
This morning, the Clinton campaign is touting the newspaper endorsements the candidate has received - from the Philly Inquirer, Albany Times Union, Syracuse Post-Standard, Hartford Courant, and Providence Journal.
CRUZ: The New York Times writes that Cruz "would be the most conservative presidential nominee in at least a half-century, perhaps to the right of Barry Goldwater, testing the electoral limits of a personal ideology he has forged meticulously since adolescence. And he has, more effectively than almost any politician of his generation, anticipated the rightward tilt of the Republican Party of today, grasping its conservatism even as colleagues dismissed him as a fringe figure."
SANDERS: A record-breaking 28,300 people filled Prospect Park on Sunday to watch him speak.
TRUMP: Corey Lewandowski says he will not apologize to Michelle Fields.
He told the Washington Post: "It's very important to put some showbiz into a convention, otherwise people are going to fall asleep ... We don't have the people who know how to put showbiz into a convention."
The Wall Street Journal looks at Buchannan County, Virginia, Trump's best-performing county nationwide to date.
From over the weekend: The Boston Globe reports on allegations of sexual harassment and demeaning behavior towards women by Donald Trump during his beauty pageant heyday.
Some in his campaign are frustrated with Corey Lewandowski's attack on the Florida Republican Party as the team scrounges for delegates.
OBAMA AGENDA: Big oral arguments before the Supreme Court
The New York Times, on today's immigration case at the Supreme Court: "The case, to be argued on Monday at the Supreme Court, presents fundamental questions about executive power against the backdrop of a wrenching national debate over Mr. Obama's plan to spare millions of immigrants from deportation. But Chief Justice Roberts's record suggests that he may avoid taking a position on such a divisive and partisan issue, focusing instead on the more technical question of whether the states challenging the Obama administration's immigration plan have suffered the sort of direct and concrete injury that gives them standing to sue."
And from the Wall Street Journal: "On Monday, the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear oral arguments on the policy in one of its biggest cases this term, though the February death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia leaves the court at risk of ties. If it deadlocks 4-4, the lower-court injunctions remain in place, likely freezing the policy for the remainder of the Obama administration."