Oklahoma Passes Anti-Abortion Bill. Lawmakers voted to make it a felony for doctors to perform abortions in the state, an effort to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. The bill’s sponsor, Senator Nathan Dahm said, “I believe life begins at conception, it should be protected, and I believe it's a core function of state government to defend that life from the beginning of conception.” It’s unclear whether Governor Mary Fallin will sign the bill. (Sean Murphy, Associated Press)
EgyptAir Flight Disappears. A plane carrying 66 passengers en route from Paris to Cairo has gone missing. EgyptAir initially reported that Greek searchers had found the plane’s wreckage off the coast of the Greek island of Karpathos, but Greece said the debris is not from an aircraft. While the cause of the plane’s disappearance has not been determined, Egypt’s Civil Aviation Minister Sherif Fathi said the possibility that it was part of a terror attack is “higher than that of a technical error.” And Donald Trump weighed in on Twitter, speculating that the crash was “another terrorist attack.” (Doug Stanglin, USA Today)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Hillary Clinton will be fundraising in Florida and Texas, and Bernie Sanders will campaign in New Mexico.
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What these people do not or will not see is that, once in power, Trump will owe them and their party nothing. He will have ridden to power despite the party, catapulted into the White House by a mass following devoted only to him. By then that following will have grown dramatically. Today, less than 5 percent of eligible voters have voted for Trump. But if he wins the election, his legions will comprise a majority of the nation. The Washington Post’s Robert Kagan on how Donald Trump is bringing fascism to America.
None of the Above. Critics who can’t stomach Trump or Clinton are suggesting an alternative route: Put a “none of the above” option on the ballot in the general election, and deny both front-runners a chance to win the presidency. (John Fund, National Review)
A Clinton-Warren Alliance? Elizabeth Warren might be one of the few politicians able to bridge the gap between Hillary Clinton’s supporters and Bernie Sanders’s. But would she help or hinder a potential Clinton administration? (Noah Bierman, Los Angeles Times)
On Donald Trump’s Wall. The presumptive Republican nominee has promised to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants and build a wall between the United States and Mexico. Here’s what it would take for him to follow through on those promises. (Julia Preston, Alan Rappeport, and Matt Richtel, The New York Times)
What’s Up With Superdelegates? This short video explains the role of superdelegates in the Democratic party—and how this group might end up choosing the party’s nominee at this summer’s Democratic convention. (Joyce Lee, Mathew Katz, and Justin Weiss, Time)
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-Written by Elaine Godfrey (@elainejgodfrey)