Breaking News Emails
OFF TO THE RACES: I can’t get no … satisfaction
From our NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll: "Just 45 percent of Republican voters say they are satisfied with Donald Trump as their party's presumptive presidential nominee, while 52 percent say they would have preferred someone else, according to results from the latest national NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. By comparison, the numbers are reversed for Hillary Clinton among Democrats - 52 percent of Democratic voters are satisfied with Clinton, and 45 percent prefer someone else."
Our latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey numbers show Clinton with an eight point lead nationally.
CLINTON: From NBC's Andrea Mitchell, Alex Moe, Abigail Williams, Courtney Kube and Cydney Weiner: "NBC News obtained the first 175-page section of the full 800-page House Select Committee on Benghazi report that will be released later Tuesday. The Democratic minority released its own report Monday. One section of the report seems to allege that U.S. officials fundamentally misunderstood who their allies were at the time. The Republican majority's report found that 35 Americans were saved not by a "quasi-governmental militia" as previous reports concluded, or even a group the U.S. saw as allies. Instead, the report determines that the Americans were saved by the "Libyan Military Intelligence," a group composed of military officers under the Moammar Khaddafy regime, the Libyan dictator who the U.S. helped topple just one year earlier... The report highlights the military's failure to carry out Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's order to deploy forces to Benghazi and the lengthy delay that prevented the military assets from arriving at the embassy in Tripoli until 2 p.m. the day after the Benghazi attack."
Alex Seitz-Wald on the power of the new Clinton-Warren alliance: "The liberal superstar's imprimatur, which she delivered with gusto and without reservations, will help Clinton win over skeptical Bernie Sanders supporters. Warren's ability to provoke Trump with cutting attacks is virtually unrivaled in the Democratic Party."
Breaking News Emails
More, from the New York Times: "Living up to her newfound reputation as Trump slayer-in-chief, Ms. Warren roused the crowd with stinging criticism of the Manhattan businessman. But she also appeared cautious not to overshadow her party’s presumptive nominee, looking back at Mrs. Clinton occasionally as she spoke, as if in deference to an elder."
Kristen Welker reports on the new technology platform Clinton is set to unveil this week.
There are more emails. From the Wall Street Journal: "A conservative watchdog group on Monday released 165 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, including many that weren’t handed over to the government as part of the Democratic presidential candidate’s archive."
The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that more voters trust Clinton to handle terrorism.
TRUMP: Hallie Jackson has the details on his hire of a new communications adviser.
So where exactly is he on the Muslim ban? Here's a look at Trump in his own words.
CNBC explains his new plan to track and target fans online.
John Kasich and Ted Cruz say they're not bothered if they're not invited to speak at Trump's convention.
OBAMA AGENDA: Abortion-rights supporters get SCOTUS victory
From Pete Williams: "The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to shut down. The decision was 5-3. Passed in 2013, the law said clinics providing abortion services must meet the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers. And it required doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals. Since the law was passed, the number of clinics providing abortion services in Texas dropped to 19 from 42. Opponents said that number would fall to ten if the Supreme Court upheld the law."
More, from the Washington Post: "The outcome of the Texas case turned on an interpretation of the court’s ruling nearly 25 years ago in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Written by three justices including Kennedy, it said states had a legitimate interest in regulating abortion procedures but could not impose an “undue burden” on a woman’s right to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability."
The latest from across the pond, from the Washington Post: "Europe’s leaders on Tuesday planned to confront British Prime Minister David Cameron for the first time since his nation took a historic decision to split with the European Union. Over dinner and canapés, the heads of the 27 remaining E.U. nations were due to hear Cameron explain Britain’s path out of the club and his vision of his nation’s future relationship with its ex-partners. But any concrete plans are likely to be left to Cameron’s successor, who will be picked in September, much to the annoyance of E.U. leaders looking for a rapid withdrawal to smooth further chaos."
President Obama on the Brexit vote, to NPR: "Well, I think that the best way to think about this is a pause button has been pressed on the project of full European integration," Obama he said in an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep. "I would not overstate it," the president continued. "There's been a little bit of hysteria post-Brexit vote, as if somehow NATO's gone, the Transatlantic alliance is dissolving, and every country is rushing off to its own corner. That's not what's happening."
(Obama also took a shot at Trump in the interview: "Mr. Trump embodies global elites and has taken full advantage of it his entire life," the president said. "So, he's hardly a spokesperson...a legitimate spokesperson for a populist surge of working class people on either side of the Atlantic.")
Writes the Wall Street Journal: "Financial markets showed signs of stabilizing Tuesday following sharp falls in the British pound and global stocks after the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last week... The pound rose 0.8% against the dollar to $1.332, though remained near a three-decade low reached Monday after a dramatic post-Brexit selloff. The Stoxx Europe 600 rose 2.4%, having tumbled nearly 11% over the previous two trading sessions. Financial stocks led the gains after two days of steep losses."