In it, but not of it. TPM DC

The official focus of a press call organized Friday by the Hillary Clinton campaign may have been Donald Trump and his response to Brexit -- the United Kingdom’s shocking vote to leave the European Union -- but her previous rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) also got an indirect shout out, though not by name.

Reporters pressed the call’s hosts, campaign policy advisor Jake Sullivan and communications director Jennifer Palmieri, on whether the U.K.’s surprise vote fueled by working class discontent and anti-immigrant rhetoric had raised concerns within the campaign, which is facing similar forces embodied in Donald Trump. Their implicit response was this: we beat the angry populist in the primary, and we are prepared to do so again in the general.

“When Americans wake up this morning and saw the impact that voters in another continent took, the effect that that had on our markets and the potential it could have an impact on our economy, they’re going to have the need for steady leadership, and somebody who doesn’t just offer anger, but offers solutions,” Palmieri said. “That's our experience, and what we saw voters ultimately wanted in the Democratic primary, and we think solutions are what voters are going to be looking for in the general election, too.”

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The Supreme Court delivered a blow to President Obama’s efforts on immigration with a 4-4 vote on a major challenge to his 2014 executive actions granting deportation relief to some four million undocumented immigrants. The ruling -- a single line noting that the tie defers to the appeals court decision that had upheld an injunction on the programs -- means Obama will not be able to implement the programs by the end of his term and their fate is tied up with the presidential election.

But the decision is by no means the final word in the case or for the programs, known as DACA II (an expansion of the 2012 executive action that granted deportation relief to young immigrants who came to the US illegally as minors) and DAPA (which granted relief to certain undocumented parents of people with legal U.S. status). Immigration advocates were scrambling Thursday to assess their options, and the legal battle is likely to continue through the end of Obama's term.

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The Supreme Court split four-four on a challenge to the President Obama's immigration executive action. The tie vote means that the appeals court decision blocking implementation of the program will be allowed stand.

The decision is not a full opinion but just a one sentence line that says "the judgment is affirmed by an equally divided Court." The fate of the President's immigration programs will likely hinge on the next election.

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The Supreme Court voted 4-3 to uphold University of Texas-Austin's affirmative action program. The majority opinion released Monday was written by Justice Anthony Kennedy. He was joined by Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor. Justice Clarence Thomas filed a dissenting opinion as did Justice Samuel Alito. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Thomas joined Alito's dissent.

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Donald Trump continues to find new ways to sabotage the Republican candidates below him.

The Trump campaign’s May FEC filing released Monday sent shockwaves across Washington -- no small feat in a political cycle where it feels like nothing can truly surprise anymore.

The candidate who has made bragging about his wealth a trademark of his campaign is kicking off the summer with only $1.3 million in cash on hand -- compared to Hillary Clinton’s $41 million plus. In the month since emerging as the presumptive GOP nominee, Trump has raised only $3.1 million.

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A new, bipartisan proposal to keep guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists got a major boost Tuesday after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) agreed to allow it to come to a vote on the Senate floor as early as this week.

Early indications are that the measure has redrawn the normal contours of the gun control debate, with some vulnerable GOP senators getting onboard with centrist Democrats. It's not clear that the the bill will have sufficient support from Republicans or Democrats to pass, but it does suggest more moderate GOP senators are feeling political pressure to act after the attack in Orlando earlier this month.

During a press conference unveiling the new compromise legislation, Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) announced McConnell had given the green light for the amendment to get a floor vote.

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As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reportedly looks to get back in the political ring and defend his Senate seat, he will face-off against a familiar enemy: Trumpmentum and an appetite for an outsider back home.

The political climate that sunk the Florida senator's presidential ambitions in March hasn't gone away in the Sunshine state. It's only taken on a new face. After suffering a crushing double-digit defeat to Donald Trump on his home turf in the Florida presidential primary, Rubio will have to contend with another outsider, bomb-throwing businessman who is readying to pounce on Rubio's immigration record. This time his name is Carlos Beruff.

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A new report by the Urban Institute analyzing government projections in U.S. health care spending shows that it is growing at even slower rates than what was originally projected with the passage of Affordable Care Act. The study predicts that the U.S. will spend $2.6 trillion less on health care between 2014-2019 than what was initially anticipated when Obamacare was passed in 2010.

“Health care costs have had several years of really historic low spending during the period, so overall, public programs, private spending is all less than we thought it would be,” said Gary Claxton, vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation. “Each year we see spending going up 3 percent, 2 percent, whatever, and not 5 percent, and because that stuff compounds, when it continues to go up more slowly ... it starts to really add up.”

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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a searing -- and at times, wrenching -- dissent in a Supreme Court illegal-stop-and-search case in which she accused the conservative majority of giving "officers an array of instruments to probe and examine you."

"When we condone officers’ use of these devices without adequate
cause, we give them reason to target pedestrians in an arbitrary manner," she wrote. "We also risk treating members of our communities as second-class citizens."

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