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Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump in the polls and crushing him in fundraising. But the Donald is banking on a ‘Brexit Bounce’ that capitalizes on voters’ globalization fears. This week he made his first swing-state tour of the general election -- lashing out at trade deals. We’ll examine the general election strategies emerging for both candidates -- including who’s on the VP short lists.

Also today: both Democrats and Republicans have raised gerrymandering to a high art -- but has high tech data mining made redistricting so sophisticated it doesn’t even matter who’s running?

Photo credits: Gage Skidmore (Left) Lorie Shaull (Right)

Producers:
Paul von Zielbauer
Jenny Hamel
Katie Cooper

Over 40 Dead After a Terrorist Attack at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport 6 MIN, 30 SEC

Turkish investigators are pouring over video footage and witness statements today after three attacker fired shots and then set off bombs at Istanbul’s main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239. This is just the latest in a series of escalating attacks on Istanbul and throughout Turkey, which is embroiled in conflicts on a number of fronts throughout the region.

Borzou Daragahi, Middle East Correspondent with Buzzfeed, joins us from Istanbul.

Guests:
Borzou Daragahi, BuzzFeed News (@borzou)

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Daragahi on how Turkey has become the Middle East's war hub

Trump Trashes Trade, Clinton Tries to Stay on Top 32 MIN, 9 SEC

Recent national polls show Hillary Clinton has opened a lead on Donald Trump -- a few weeks ahead of both parties’ nominating conventions. World events can shake up the race -- and in the last few days Trump has been seizing on the populist sentiment of the Brexit vote, doubling down on trade fears during a swing-state tour through Pennsylvania and Ohio yesterday, making clear his strategy of going after working-class white men.

Guests:
Ben Jacobs, The Guardian (@bencjacobs)
Gary Langer, Langer Research Associates and ABC News (@garylanger)
Amy Siskind, The New Agenda (@Amy_Siskind)
Bruce Abramson, London Center for Policy Research (@bdabramson)

Are Republicans Winning Through the Gerrymander? 10 MIN, 51 SEC

It seems that gerrymandering -- the process of setting voting districts to the benefit of a certain party -- is as old as the electoral process itself.

For instance, Patrick Henry, the guy who’s known for saying Give me Liberty, or Give Me Death -- he tried to use it to sink James Madison’s run for congress back in 1788.

So the fact that Republicans have been busy redrawing district lines ever since 2010 when President Obama was two years into his first term, would appear to be nothing new… It’s just politics as usual.

Except that it isn’t. Journalist David Daley says redistricting has reached a level of sophistication so precise that it precludes democracy -- and hardly matters who the candidate is anymore.

Guests:
David Daley, Journalist and author (@davedaley3)

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