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OFF TO THE RACES: It’s close in California
It's close in California. From one of us(!) about our new NBC News/WSJ/Marist poll: "Hillary Clinton is clinging to a narrow two-point lead over Bernie Sanders in California ahead of the state's June 7 primary, according to results from a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll. Clinton gets support from 49 percent of likely Democratic primary voters in the state, while Sanders gets 47 percent, which is within the survey's statistical margin of error."
And a new Field Poll also shows a tight race, 45 percent for Clinton to 43 percent for Sanders.
People aren't sure how much Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are worth, but most don't think Trump is worth the $10 billion he claims, a new Morning Consult survey shows.
And most voters don't trust either candidate's campaign promises, Quinnipiac finds.
The Wall Street Journal: Millennial Voters Reveal Potential Inroads for GOP.
CLINTON: Monica Alba previews Clinton's big foreign policy speech in San Diego. "In her first major foreign policy speech since Trump secured the Republican nomination last month, Clinton will "outline two competing visions of America's role in the world and two starkly different paths forward," according to Clinton campaign senior policy adviser Jake Sullivan."
More, from the New York Times: "While Mrs. Clinton must be cautious not to alienate liberal Democrats who oppose some of her hawkish foreign policy stances, her campaign says national security could be the catalyst that drives independents and wavering Republicans to support her this fall."
And from the AP: "Clinton's campaign hopes her foreign policy experience will appeal to voters who may be wary of Trump's bombastic style and lack of international experience. They hope those points, combined with Trump's controversial statements about women and minorities, will give Clinton opportunities with independent and moderate Republican voters."
The Wall Street Journal: "Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton raised $27 million in May, her campaign said Wednesday, marking a slight uptick from the previous month’s fundraising and leaving her in a strong position as she heads into the final month of primary elections. At the end of the month, Mrs. Clinton had $42 million in the bank. Her rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, hasn’t yet disclosed his May fundraising, but his campaign had less than $6 million in cash on hand at the end of April."
"The man believed to have set up and maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server will assert his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination and refuse to answer questions as part of an open records lawsuit against the State Department," writes The Hill.
SANDERS: POLITICO writes: "Bernie Sanders’ case for why he will be the Democratic nominee goes something like this: He will end the campaign close to even with Hillary Clinton in pledged delegates, and then make a persuasive argument to the party’s superdelegates, flipping enough of them to his side to get him over the threshold. But a POLITICO analysis of the Democratic delegate math reveals that even under a best case scenario where Sanders sweeps the nine remaining contests and picks up every undecided superdelegate still on the board, the Vermont senator would still need to convince nearly 200 Hillary Clinton superdelegates to bolt from her camp — a feat of political engineering that would make the moon landing look like a walk in the park."
TRUMP: He called Clinton "weak" and said she has "no natural talent to be president," Ali Vitali writes.
Legal experts are worried about the way he's been referencing the federal judge overseeing the Trump University case. "Donald Trump’s highly personal, racially tinged attacks on a federal judge overseeing a pair of lawsuits against him have set off a wave of alarm among legal experts, who worry that the Republican presidential candidate’s vendetta signals a remarkable disregard for judicial independence. That attitude, many argue, could carry constitutional implications if Trump becomes president," writes the Washington Post.
The New York Times looks at his penchant for hand-written letters, from admiration to rage.
He said he'll make a "real run" at California in November.
One of the veterans groups Donald Trump donated to has ties to Trump backer Sean Hannity.
The PGA Tour is dumping Trump's course in Miami for Mexico.
He's still struggling with the swing-state Republican establishment, POLITICO notes.