OFF TO THE RACES: Previewing Trump’s Detroit Economic Club speech
From the AP: "Donald Trump is focusing his economic message on boosting jobs and making the country more competitive on a global stage by cutting business taxes, reducing regulations and increasing domestic energy production. With a speech Monday to the prestigious Detroit Economic Club, the Republican presidential nominee seeks to reset his campaign and delve into a subject — the economy — that is seen as one of his strengths. It also is aimed at showing that Trump is a serious candidate in spite of a disastrous stretch that prompted criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike."
A Washington Post-ABC News poll released over the weekend found Clinton with an eight-point lead over Donald Trump.
The Wall Street Journal: "Donald Trump is trying to quickly reset his presidential campaign to address worsening poll numbers and growing isolation from influential members of the Republican Party. At weekend rallies, the GOP nominee read from a hand-held script and offered endorsements for the re-elections of a trio of Capitol Hill Republicans whom he had toyed with rebuffing. On Monday, he will head to Detroit to deliver an economic policy address that is expected to draw contrasts with Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton."
George P. Bush is calling on Republicans to back Trump, though he calls it "a bitter pill to swallow."
"Activists who were unable to block Donald Trump's presidential nomination are trying again, this time petitioning the Republican National Committee to call an emergency meeting to strip him of the nod," writes the Washington Post. "Just like the group's months-long fight to stop Trump at the party convention, this latest attempt is likely to be a mostly symbolic act of defiance. Even though Trump is trailing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in polls, an overwhelming majority of Republicans still support him, and top party leaders are rejecting calls to find a new standard-bearer with fewer than 100 days until Election Day."
From NBC's Ali Vitali: "Donald Trump on Saturday openly questioned rival Hillary Clinton's mental stability, saying he doesn't think she's "all there" and making fun of her explanation that she "short circuited" when walking back comments about the FBI and her email server."
For Donald Trump, the problem isn't the message, reports one of us(!). It's the messenger.
Former CIA Acting Director Mike Morell isn't backing down from his assertion that Donald Trump is an "unwitting agent" of Russia.
Can John McCain survive Trump's White House bid? Jane Timm takes a look.
From the Washington Post, on Clinton's jobs record in New York. "The former first lady was unable to pass the big-ticket legislation she introduced to benefit the upstate economy. She turned to smaller-scale projects, but some of those fell flat after initial glowing headlines, a Washington Post review shows. Many promised jobs never materialized and others migrated to other states as she turned to her first presidential run, said former officials who worked with her in New York."
The AP asks whether Latinos will be mobilized to come out to vote against Trump.
The New York Times asks if Washington's think tanks are as independent as they claim to be.
POLITICO asks if Clinton would keep John Kerry on.
Another former GOP White House aide will support Clinton.
The New York Times delves into the challenges of objective reporters trying to cover the 2016 election.
Shaun Donovan is interested in a mayoral run in New York City.