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First Read's Morning Clips: The Final 2016 Primary Day

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.
Image: A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers during a campaign rally in Washington
A supporter of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders cheers during a campaign rally in Washington, U.S., June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua RobertsJOSHUA ROBERTS / Reuters

OFF TO THE RACES: The final presidential primary day of 2016

The big picture, from Alex Seitz-Wald: "Do Americans still want to be reassured after a traumatic event, or do they want to be inflamed? Hillary Clinton is staking her presidential candidacy on the former. Without mentioning Donald Trump's name once, Clinton drew unmistakable distinctions with her Republican opponent on style and substance as she called for unity and gun policy reforms. She delivered the speech after a mass shooting at a nightclub in Orlando, Florida, popular with the LGBTQ community killed 49 and injured scores more. It was the worst terror attack since 9/11."

Our latest NBC News | SurveyMonkey poll shows that Clinton is eating away at Trump's lead with men and white voters.

But the Upshot argues that a debate over gun control may give Trump an edge.

It's primary day in Washington DC! Here's the latest from our partners at WRC, here and here.

CLINTON: She did use the phrase "Radical Islamism" on Monday -- but with caveats.

"Hillary Clinton’s campaign knows a national conversation about terrorism will take place on Donald Trump’s terms," writes POLITICO. "That’s why Clinton is matching him speech for speech, interview for interview and soundbite for soundbite in the wake of Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando."

SANDERS: What's next for Bernie Sanders? From the New York Times: "Several people close to the senator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe private discussions, say he will try to get assurances from Mrs. Clinton that she will fight for many of his campaign policy proposals, including a $15-an-hour federal minimum wage, a jobs program tied to repairing the country’s infrastructure, and tuition-free public colleges and universities. At this point, Mr. Sanders is refusing to concede defeat and release his delegates to vote for Mrs. Clinton, which some think could avoid a sense of disunity at the Democratic convention. His refusal could be a negotiating tactic for winning concessions on the party’s platform."

"Clinton will hold a rally in Pittsburgh and attend a private Washington fundraiser before her meeting with Sanders,” the AP notes. “A Clinton campaign official said the two agreed to meet when they spoke last Tuesday and the former secretary of state looks forward to discussing how they can "advance their shared commitment to a progressive agenda and work together to stop Donald Trump in the general election.""

TRUMP: Our team fact-checked Trump's speech in the wake of the Orlando attack.

He is revoking the press credentials for the Washington Post after what he says was unfair coverage.

Here's the paper's own coverage of the story.

Here's what the Washington Post's editorial board had to say about Trump's speech: "It had not seemed possible, but Donald Trump descended this week to a new low of bigotry, fear-mongering and conspiracy-peddling."

From POLITICO: "His furious, fact-challenged speech on Monday was built, in part, from background materials provided by the Republican National Committee. Trump took input from campaign chairman Paul Manafort, campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and spoke by phone with several supporters, including Ben Carson. But the candidate himself had the strongest hand in shaping his message, portraying the Orlando terror attack as validation of convictions he’s deeply held for years, according to multiple sources close to the candidate."

Does Trump have a math problem? "Jeff Roe, a burly and self-deprecating 43-year-old former baseball umpire and onetime howitzer-crew hand, estimates that the presumptive Republican nominee is costing himself from 2.5 to 5.5 percentage points nationally by refusing to invest more time, energy and cash in data, analytics and a first-rate ground operation," writes POLITICO.

"When the celebrity real estate mogul declared his candidacy for president, a year ago this week, his declarations and discredited theories, conveyed in a seeming constant stream of tweets and media interviews, still had the capacity to shock. His characterization of some Mexican immigrants as murderers and rapists caused a sensation," writes the Washington Post. "But now the kinds of outbursts that might have been disqualifying for any other politician, or at any other time, almost seem like standard fare — which is itself a testament to how Trump has reoriented the axis of politics and discourse. And everyone else is forced to adjust, from lawmakers in Trump’s own party to his likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton."

Former Sen. Scott Brown, an early Trump endorser, says he's 'pleased in the direction' of Trump's campaign.