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OBAMA AGENDA: Baltimore curfew lifted
The latest in Baltimore, from the Baltimore Sun: "Baltimore began to move beyond unrest Sunday when Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a citywide curfew, the Maryland National Guard began withdrawing its forces and shoppers returned to Mondawmin Mall, which had been shuttered after looting."
Today at Lehman College, Obama will unveil a new nonprofit organization that's a spinoff of the My Brother's Keeper initiative. And NBC’s Kristen Welker reports that he’s expected to address the unrest in Baltimore and the systemic issues faced by low-income communities.
From one of us(!) over the weekend: "A whopping 96 percent of Americans say that they expect more racially-charged unrest around the country this summer, similar to the past week's violence in Baltimore. And more than half — 54 percent — believe a similar disturbance is likely in the metropolitan area closest to where they live."
From the Wall Street Journal: "The Justice Department will start revealing more about the government’s use of secret cellphone tracking devices and has launched a wide-ranging review into how law-enforcement agencies deploy the technology, according to Justice officials."
Breaking overnight, from Garland, TX: "Two suspects were killed after they opened fire Sunday in a parking lot outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of the prophet Muhammad, authorities said."
"U.S. intelligence agencies badly misjudged al-Qaeda’s ability to take advantage of political turmoil in the Middle East and regain strength across the region after Osama bin Laden was killed, according to a new book by the CIA’s former deputy director," writes the Washington Post.
The New York Times: "A new computer analysis of about 25,000 Supreme Court opinions from 1791 to 2008 identified three trends that have transformed the court’s tone. The justices’ opinions, the study found, have become longer, easier to understand — and grumpier."
Also in the NYT: “American Released by Cuba Plays Role as U.S. Relations With Havana Thaw.”
Not a great lede for Obamacare backers, from the Wall Street Journal: "Emergency-room visits continued to climb in the second year of the Affordable Care Act, contradicting the law’s supporters who had predicted a decline in traffic as more people gained access to doctors and other health-care providers."
POLITICO writes that secrecy is costing Obama support for his trade pact.
CONGRESS: The full Boehner interview
You can watch Chuck Todd's full interview with House Speaker John Boehner here.
POLITICO reports that Senate leaders are preparing to deal a blow to Tom Cotton and Marco Rubio by nixing votes on their amendments to the Iran deal bill.
OFF TO THE RACES: Carson, Fiorina jump into the ’16 contest
From one of us(!): Republicans and Democrats can't even agree on what the nation's top issue is.
The New York Times writes that 2016 could be the Snapchat election.
The Des Moines Register looks at Republicans' favorite Iowa campaign stop: Pizza Ranch.
CARSON: He confirmed in a local TV interview that he's running for president.
But he'll postpone his first rally to visit his ailing mother, per the campaign.
FIORINA: It's official: she tweeted this morning that she's running for the GOP nod.
CLINTON: In an exclusive interview with NBC News, Bill Clinton said the foundation has never done anything "knowingly inappropriate."
The Washington Post outlines the Clintons' use of Canadian mining magnate Frank Giustra's plane at least 26 times for foundation business.
O'MALLEY: He says he'll announce his run in Baltimore if he seeks the White House.
*** Monday’s “News Nation with Tamron Hall” line-up: Tamron Hall speaks with Attorney John Burris and NBC News Reporter Ron Allen about the latest on the 6 officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, POLITICO’s Glenn Thrush, GOP Strategist Steve Deace, and the Daily Beast’s Patricia Murphy about Carly Fiorina and Ben Carson announcing their intent to run for President of the U.S., MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki on the arraignments in the “Bridge-gate” scandal, and Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund about his new book: The Sell.
*** Monday’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” line-up: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell interviews former RNC Chairman Michael Steele, the Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball and NBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin and Katy Tur.