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First Read's Morning Clips: Trump, Clinton Respond to Istanbul

A roundup of the most important political stories of the day.
Image: Ataturk airport in Istanbul on June 29, 2016
A police officer stands guard at the entrance of the Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, early on June 29, 2016.MURAD SEZER / Reuters

OFF TO THE RACES: Trump on Istanbul: "You have to fight fire with fire"

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump responded to the Istanbul terror attacks with reactions that exemplify the contrasts in their foreign policy approaches.

Trump: "You have to fight fire with fire," per NBC’s Ali Vitali.

The New York Times looks at how the broad contours of voter allegiances are getting scrambled. "Whatever you think of Donald Trump, it is clear that this election has the potential to reshape the allegiances of many white working-class voters who have traditionally sided with the Democrats, and many well-educated voters who have sided with the Republicans."

A new Quinnipiac University national poll shows a closer race than other organizations have shown, with Clinton only leading 42 percent to 40 percent.

Here's a wrap of last night's downballot primary results in New York and Colorado.

And as the Washington Post notes, the Colorado result represents an important lost opportunity for Republicans.

CLINTON: Our NBC News team sums up what you need to know about the new House Benghazi report.

Clinton said "it's time to move on" after the report's release.

From the New York Times: "With the release on Tuesday of the committee’s final report — a compendious document that offers a handful of new details but nothing that will alter the conventional narrative about the events of Sept. 11, 2012 — the emails now loom as the last chapter of the Benghazi saga that could still harm Mrs. Clinton’s presidential ambitions. The F.B.I. has yet to conclude its investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s use of a home server, a delay that is frustrating her aides because the uncertainty may extend beyond next month’s Democratic convention. While some legal experts doubt that the F.B.I. will recommend indictments of Mrs. Clinton or her aides, it remains a potentially campaign-changing event."

POLITICO, on how Obama will campaign for Clinton: "Concerned that Hillary Clinton is still struggling to generate excitement, President Barack Obama is preparing to campaign for her by reminding voters there was a time he didn't like her so much, but he came around — and they should too."

SANDERS: In a New York Times op-ed, he draws parallels between Brexit and the United States, writing "Could this rejection of the current form of the global economy happen in the United States? You bet it could."

TRUMP: NBC's Benjy Sarlin notes that his trade speech was a direct pitch at Bernie Sanders supporters.

The New York Times sums up his vows to gut international trade agreements.

We fact-checked his speech here.

The Washington Post looks at just how much he's defying Republican orthodoxy.

It's still very unclear what the Republican National Convention will look like, with plenty of high-profile officials declining to participate.

Bloomberg Politics writes that sports and entertainment personalities like Mike Tyson and Mike Ditka are being courted to appear at the convention in Cleveland. (Trump denies that Tyson was asked to speak.)

Rick Santorum writes an op-ed for Trump in the Philly Enquirer, "Sure, some of Trump's rhetoric has made some people uncomfortable and some of his prescriptions need to tweaked, but I join him in saying no more! If you think this sentiment is waning after the primary, you need only to look at the vote in the United Kingdom. Hardworking families there and here are no longer going to take it on the chin and be told it is good for them."