Donald Trump Wants an 'Insider' as His Nominee, Brian Sandoval Possible SCOTUS Nominee, Leland Yee Going to Jail: P.M. Links


  • CNN

    Republican frontrunner Donald Trump says he'd look for a political "insider" as his running mate to balance his "outsider" status, although he also insisted he was a "political" person, comparing the process of getting permission to build on the Upper West Side to negotiating an Israel-Palestine peace deal. When he flirted with a run in the 2000 election, Trump floated Oprah Winfrey as a potential running mate, and repeated that idea again last year.

  • President Obama may be considering Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) for a nomination to the Supreme Court.
  • Nevada Sen. Harry Reid (D) has endorsed Hillary Clinton, while Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) endorsed Ted Cruz.
  • A new bill introduced in Congress to eliminate the use of money bail in the federal court system.
  • Former California State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was sentenced to five years in prison on charges related to public corruption and conspiracy to traffic weapons and launder money.
  • A plane in Nepal crashed halfway through its 19 minute flight, killing all 23 passengers on board.