OFF TO THE RACES: An indictment of judgment
CLINTON: From the New York Times: "Hillary Clinton may not be indicted on criminal charges over her handling of classified email, but the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, all but indicted her judgment and competence on Tuesday — two vital pillars of her presidential candidacy — and in the kind of terms that would be politically devastating in a normal election year. The silver lining for Mrs. Clinton is that this is not a normal election year."
The New York Times also compares what Comey said with Clinton's actual claims.
The Wall Street Journal: "The thrust of Mrs. Clinton’s argument against Mr. Trump is that he lacks the seriousness and judgment to be president. She repeated the point in her appearance in Charlotte on Tuesday. “Can you imagine him sitting in the Oval Office the next time our country faces a crisis?” she said. But Mr. Comey’s findings make it tougher for Mrs. Clinton to present herself as a candidate with superior wisdom."
"For the millions of Americans who distrust Clinton and still cringe at the scandals that plagued her husband's presidency, there were unmistakably familiar echoes of a classic Clinton controversy," writes the AP. "Through Whitewater and Travelgate, Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky, opponents have cast the Clintons as politicians who do just enough to stay within the law — and use powerful connections to help them do so. Public polls show Clinton struggles mightily when Americans are asked about her honesty, even though she's viewed as experienced and competent."
House Republicans want Comey to testify.
NBC's Alex Seitz-Wald, on Clinton's appearance with Obama yesterday: "Barack Obama beat Hillary Clinton eight years ago with the help of his charm and vitality — and on Tuesday he demonstrated how he plans to harness those gifts this time to help his former opponent get elected."
She's heading to Atlantic City to take on Donald Trump's business record.
TRUMP: He's in hot water after repeating an old line praising Saddam Hussein's approach to terrorism.
Some Republicans are wringing their hands at their missed opportunities amid Clinton's very bad day.
USA Today reports on his bad bets in Atlantic City. "Donald Trump often boasts he made a lot of money in Atlantic City, despite the repeated failures of his casinos there, but what he does not mention is his casino empire’s repeated run-ins with government regulators over broken promises and violating casino rules."
He's still facing lukewarm support from congressional Republicans.
The AP outlines why the Dump Trump effort is likely to fail in Cleveland.
NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports that Bob Corker is being vetted for the VP slot.
NBC's Vaughn Hillyard and Ali Vitali report on how the Trump Team is weighing the merits of two often-discussed VP potentials: Newt Gingrich and Mike Pence.