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First Read's Morning Clips: Watching the Rules Committee Fight

The Quicken Loans Arena is covered in signage in preparation for the upcoming Republican National Convention on July 13, 2016, in Cleveland.Gene J. Puskar / AP

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OFF TO THE RACES: Watching today’s Rules Committee fight

NBC's Alex Jaffe and Leigh Ann Caldwell lay out what to watch in the RNC Rules Committee meeting that starts today.

Our latest NBC News/Marist polls show Clinton leading Donald Trump in Iowa and Pennsylvania, while the two are tied in Ohio.

A nomination fight isn't off the table yet.

And from the Wall Street Journal: "A dissident group of Republican delegates is making a long-shot bid to replace the 60-page party platform approved Tuesday with a two-page statement of principles that avoids hot-button issues like gay marriage and leaves out language reflecting GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s positions on trade and immigration."

Our polls in Ohio and Pennsylvania yesterday showed Trump getting zero percent support from black voters.

Don't miss the latest edition of VP Watch.

The AP writes that a majority of Americans say they are "afraid" of at least one of their presidential options.

CLINTON: From a New York Times/CBS poll: "Hillary Clinton has emerged from the F.B.I. investigation into her email practices as secretary of state a wounded candidate with a large and growing majority of voters saying she cannot be trusted, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll. As Mrs. Clinton prepares to accept the Democratic Party’s nomination at the convention in Philadelphia this month, she will confront an electorate in which 67 percent of voters say she is not honest and trustworthy. That number is up five percentage points from a CBS News poll conducted last month, before the F.B.I. released its findings."

In a speech in Illinois, she described Donald Trump as "temperamentally unfit" to lead the United States.

TRUMP: He will announce his VP on Friday morning.

And at long last, he released a list of many of the speakers planned for the convention.

Leigh Ann Caldwell profiles delegate Kendal Unruh, who's leading the Stop Trump charge.

Trump is demanding $10 million from a fired aide over what he says is a breach of their non-disclosure agreement.

Support for Trump among white evangelicals is even higher than it was for Mitt Romney.

Trump promised "showbiz" at the convention, but there won't be too many high-watt GOP stars there.

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