Happy weekend! Rest up because we have a big primary night on Tuesday. Looks like California will be a nail-biter between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. It’s basically impossible for Clinton not to get the necessary delegates she needs to secure the nomination on Tuesday.  BUT if Sanders wins California he can make Clinton’s life hard (even Bill Clinton’s former pollster and adviser said so.) Speaking of tough: Donald Trump and Clinton are really going after each other.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are basically rolling in the mud at this point

On Thursday the former secretary of state gave a big, feisty foreign policy speech focused on taking Trump down. And boy did she go there: “Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different. They are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas, just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds and outright lies,” Clinton said during the speech in San Diego. “He is not just unprepared, he is temperamentally unfit to hold an office that requires knowledge, stability and immense responsibility.”

All day Thursday, Trump directed his signature tweets at Clinton. He even tried out his Ted Cruz nickname on her: “Crooked Hillary Clinton, who I would love to call Lyin’ Hillary.”

And on Friday he was still going after her:

Clinton responded deadpan:

So this general election should be fun.

Ryan’s ‘it’s all about me’ endorsement of Trump

We knew he couldn’t stay away forever. And on Thursday Paul Ryan finally backed Trump. The endorsement — which he published in a column in his hometown paper The Janesville Gazette — was tepid at best. Our biggest takeaways? House Republicans are great and #NotHillary.

The House speaker never actually used the word endorsement in his post (though a spokesman later tweeted that it was one). Instead, he said he’d vote for Trump but that he was still going to be telling him what he doesn’t like — which could be a decent amount, given that Ryan said “It’s no secret that he and I have our differences. I won’t pretend otherwise.” For starters: In a Friday interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Ryan said he didn’t like Trump’s attacks on the judge handling the Trump University case.

Ryan spent a significant amount of column space (most of the endorsement) talking about the legislative agenda House Republicans will be rolling out in June.

Donald Trump has 3,500 lawsuits and Trump U is one

USA TODAY went through A LOT of legal filings and found that the two likely candidates in a general election have been to the court house a lot — like a lot, a lot. Trump takes the cake (were you really surprised there?) — he has been involved in at least 3,500 legal actions. That number has never before been seen for a presidential nominee. The general counsel for the Trump Organization said “we have far less litigation of companies of our size.” But that’s not true — not even close. The five top real-estate business executives have fewer lawsuits than Trump when they’re all combined.

Clinton also had legal skirmishes of her own. Although hers pale in comparison to Trump (but she did have more than 900.) One-third of that number were filed by federal prisoners, political activists or other citizens seeking redress from the government by suing a list of high-ranking officials.

News from the trail

Ronald Reagan for prez

A San Diego Newspaper endorsed Reagan (yes, the one who died in 2004) because why not? The editorial board felt “there are so many ways Trump is unfit to lead the free world.” The San Diego Union Tribune encouraged Republican voters to write in Reagan’s name on the June 7 primary ballot so “Maybe Trump will get the message.” Ouch.




The San Diego Union-Tribune says it can’t back presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, so it wants you to vote for Ronald Reagan instead.Video provided by Newsy