Watch Those Names. Donald Trump’s campaign press secretary Hope Hicks accidentally replied to the Politico reporter Marc Caputo instead of the staffer Michael Caputo on a conversation with an RNC researcher looking for information about the 1990s Whitewater scandal. Commenters on Twitter and elsewhere were quick to align with Team Trump on the need for opposition research against Hillary. (Kenneth P. Vogel and Mark Caputo, Politico)
More Email Woes for Hillary. The State Department’s internal watchdog released a report faulting Clinton’s policies about her emails during her tenure as secretary of the agency. The report concluded that Clinton failed to receive approval for her use of a private email server, which the inspector general said was “not an appropriate method” to preserve documents. (Rosalind S. Helderman and Tom Hamburger, The Washington Post)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will campaign in California. Donald Trump will attend the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference in North Dakota. President Obama will attend meetings at the G-7 summit in Japan.
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Harris’s appeal is partly demographic. Obama’s presidency was supposed to herald the dawn of a Democratic Party whose politicians looked more like its racially diverse voters. Yet beyond Obama and Hillary Clinton, the party’s highest officeholders—in the Senate and in governors’ mansions—remain conspicuously white and mostly male. As attorney general, Harris is already one of only two black female Democrats in the country elected to a statewide post. Emily Bazelon for The New York Times Magazine on Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general.
Trump’s Racism. Donald Trump’s supporters don’t fill stadiums and gymnasiums because they love his outsider status or honesty, writes The New Republic’s Elspeth Reeve.They support him because he wants to kick Mexicans out and keep Muslims from coming in.
A Long Summer for Clinton. Polls show the gap between Trump and the Democratic front-runner is getting tighter. Although Clinton seems to have the upper hand, she still has to address her unpopularity—and unite the entire Democratic party behind her. (John Cassidy, The New Yorker)
Why Do You Like Trump? One psychologist suggests the presumptive GOP nominee is popular not just because his supporters are uninformed, but because they don’t understand how uninformed they are. (David Dunning, Politico)
Primary Deja Vu? Just as Bernie Sanders refuses to exit the race for the Democratic nomination, Clinton refused to concede to Barack Obama in 2008. But these charts show that the two races have a lot less in common than Sanders might think. (Andrew McGill, The Atlantic)
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