Clinton Bashes Trump. The former secretary of State billed Donald Trump’s national security ideas as dangerous during a foreign policy speech in San Diego, California. “They’re not even really ideas—just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies,” Clinton said. Trump responded to the speech on Twitter, criticizing Clinton’s teleprompter reading skills. (Monica Alba and Andrew Rafferty, NBC News)
Meanwhile, In Colorado. President Obama delivered the commencement address at the U.S. Air Force Academy in which he defended his foreign policy. “We can’t be isolationists. It’s not possible in this globalized interconnected world,” he said. The address was the 26th in his presidency. A Thunderbirds fighter jet crashed after performing a flyover at the ceremony. There were no injuries. (ABC News, Denver Post)
Solicitor General Rests His Case. Solicitor General Donald Verrilli’s chief deputy, Ian Gershengorn, will replace him for the rest of President Obama’s term in office. Verrilli has argued dozens of cases before the Supreme Court, with gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act among his victories. “Thanks to his efforts, 20 million more Americans now know the security of quality, affordable health care,” Obama said in a statement. (Richard Wolf, USA Today)
UCLA Shooting Update. Authorities found a “kill list” at the home of 38-year-old Mainak Sarkar, the gunman who killed Professor William Klug in a murder-suicide Wednesday at the University of California, Los Angeles, campus, according to the Los Angeles police chief. The list contained Klug’s name as well as the name of another woman who was found dead in Minnesota Thursday. Police have not identified the woman. (CNN)
Tomorrow in One Paragraph. Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will continue to campaign in California. First Lady Michelle Obama will give the commencement address at The City College of New York. And President Obama will travel to Miami, Florida, where he will attend a DSCC roundtable and deliver remarks at a DNC event.
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“Those who live there tend to like it, but they’re aging, and there aren’t enough jobs to keep younger people around. So kids and grandkids move to the cities, coming back on holidays, inheriting their parents’ homes and leaving them empty, wondering what will happen to the towns their parents say used to thrive. This is how rural America dies: not with a bang but a whimper.” The Atlantic’s Alana Semuels on the slow decline of rural America.
Sincerely, Donald. The presumptive Republican nominee is known for dishing out praise and insults on Twitter. But one of his lesser-known hobbies is writing letters—both mocking and adoring—to his admirers and critics. (Michael Barbaro, The New York Times)