Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver dueling foreign policy speeches Friday in South Carolina. Rubio, who will focus his remarks on China, followed Walker’s lead this week in calling for the scaling back of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit next month. Walker, who has less experience on foreign policy issues, will deliver broad remarks as he hopes to regain his campaign’s footing amid declining poll numbers.
Democratic presidential candidates will face their party leadership in Minneapolis Friday, but one man, Joe Biden, will be missing, as he continues to ponder launching a bid for the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton faces frustration from many in her party over her seemingly flippant responses to questions about her use of a private email server. On Thursday, Clinton sought to keep the focus on Republicans, comparing them to terrorists on attitudes toward women.
Jeb Bush secured the endorsement of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who spurned the appeals of some of Bush’s rivals. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up to oppose the Iran deal. And Speaker of the House John Boehner had some choice words for Cruz at a recent fundraiser.
Here are your must-reads:
Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump
The anchor talks to TIME’s Michael Scherer
Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’
U.S. kills ISIS hacker in drone attack [Wall Street Journal]
Democrats Get The Keys To Obama’s Massive Campaign Email List
A long-sought victory for the DNC [BuzzFeed]
Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders
They wish she’d take it more seriously [New York Times]
How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe
Overlapping public and private work [Washington Post]
“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.” —Hillary Clinton at a rally in Ohio Thursday in comments that immediately drew rebuke from Republicans.
“As President, I will send the following message: the retreat is over. American leadership is back and, together with our allies, we will not surrender another inch of ground to terrorists or any other power that threatens our safety.” —Prepared remarks of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on foreign policy Friday at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
Bits and Bites
John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser [Daily Caller]
Iran Deal Opens a Vitriolic Divide Among American Jews [New York Times]
Hillary Clinton, citing Tamir Rice and Virginia shootings, decries gun violence in Cleveland speech [Northeast Ohio Media Group]
DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops [Military Times]
Rubio: How My Presidency Would Deal With China [Wall Street Journal]