Today in One Paragraph
Washington, D.C., holds its Democratic primary. President Obama denounced Donald Trump’s rhetoric in light of the Orlando nightclub attack, and House Speaker Paul Ryan stood by his criticism of Trump’s proposed Muslim ban. Hackers connected to the Russian government stole opposition research on Trump from the Democratic National Committee, according to security experts. The U.S. Senate passed the annual defense bill, which includes a provision requiring women to register for the draft. And in a win for net neutrality, the D.C. Court of Appeals ruled to define broadband internet as a utility.
Primary Season Draws to a Close. Democrats in Washington, D.C., head to the polls for the final nominating contest of the primary season. While Hillary Clinton is the presumptive Democratic nominee, voters will also cast their ballots for local races. We’re following it live here. (The Atlantic)
Obama Rebukes Trump. During remarks at the U.S. Treasury Department, an angry President Obama slammed Donald Trump—without naming him—for repeating his “dangerous” proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country, suggesting such proposals ultimately threaten national security, and House Speaker Paul Ryan said a ban was not “reflective of our principles.” The president also fired back at critics pushing him to use the term “radical Islamic terrorism,” dubbing it a “political distraction.” Donald Trump responded in a statement to the AP, saying Obama “continues to prioritize our enemy over our allies.” The president is scheduled to visit Orlando, Florida, on Thursday. (CNN; ABC News; AP; USA Today)