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The hashtag "Never Trump" has lost its currency among traditional Republicans, and the Third Party alternative is dead in the water. Much faster than anybody predicted, some of Trump's most outspoken GOP critics are holding their noses and supporting the nominee.

Later on the program, Israel's new Defense Minister's been called a "Jewish extremist." Does the Peace Process have a chance? 

Producers:
Jenny Hamel
Paul von Zielbauer
Katie Cooper

State Department Report says Hillary Clinton Violated Email Rules 6 MIN, 11 SEC

There was more bad news for Hillary Clinton today from the State Department's Inspector General. An official report concludes that her use of a private e-mail server did not comply with the agency's policies on record-keeping while she was Secretary of State. Clinton herself has acknowledged that it wasn't "the best choice," but emphasizes, "I made a mistake. It was not prohibited. It was not in any way disallowed. And as I've said and as now has come out, my predecessors did the same thing." The website Politico obtained a copy of the report. Josh Gerstein is senior White House reporter.

Guests:
Josh Gerstein, Politico (@joshgerstein)

The Republicans Are Sending a Message: Never Say "Never" 32 MIN, 51 SEC

Republican Senator Lindsay Graham branded Donald Trump "a race baiting, xenophobic religious bigot," but that was before Trump nailed down his party's nomination. Now Graham is reportedly telling fundraisers in private to get behind Trump's campaign for the White House. Some other former critics who are now public supporters are being compared to hostages making videos to earn release from their kidnappers. But hardliners are still insisting that Trump's not just unacceptable — he's unelectable. Will he unify the GOP or destroy it?

Guests:
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post (@JRubinBlogger)
David Graham, Atlantic magazine (@GrahamDavidA)
Christopher Barron, GOProud / Guardian (@ChrisRBarron)
Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com (@andohehir)

More:
Graham on where Republicans stand on Trump
Barron on how betrayal of conservatives led to Trump as presumptive GOP nominee
Rubin on Trump winning the nomination but losing the party
O'Hehir on how the media enabled the Trump nightmare

Hardliner Named Israel's New Defense Minister 10 MIN, 24 SEC

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has named Avigdor Lieberman to be Defense Minister -- the second-highest post in the government of Israel. Lieberman is well known for speaking the language of an extremist. He once called for bombing Egypt, recently suggested killing the leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip and has opposed prosecution of a soldier who killed a wounded Palestinian. Will he make changes in the country's policies on security? Chemio Shalev is US Editor and a correspondent for the Israeli newspaper Haaretz. 


Avigdor Lieberman (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deliver statements to the media after signing a coalition deal to broaden the government's parliamentary majority, at the Knesset in Jerusalem May 25, 2016.
Photo: Ammar Awad/Reuters

Guests:
Chemi Shalev, Haaretz (@ChemiShalev)

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