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Welcome to your Tuesday trail guide, the daily tour through the peaks and valleys of the 2016 presidential campaign. Today we're watching Hillary Rodham Clinton sit for her first national television interview. The sitdown with CNN's Brianna Keillor comes a full three months into Clinton's campaign. It's taken that long for the Democrat's campaign to decide she was ready -- and in need -- of that national spotlight. She's spent most of her time as a candidate huddling in small group with donors and early state voters. The one-on-one set to air Tuesday evening could provide the most extensive answers to questions about her use of a private email server, Clinton foundation donation and the rise of the Bernie Sanders. 

Here's what else we're watching:

  • Sen. Marco Rubio talks technology in Chicago for his first major domestic policy speech of the campaign.
  • Jeb Bush is weighing in on whether the U.S. should cut a deal that would allow Edward Snowden to return to the U.S. "He should be given no leniency," Bush tweeted Monday.
  • As the Clinton campaign reportedly frets over the rise of Sanders in Iowa, it hired 20 more organizers to work the state, according the Des Moines Register .

 

Donald Trump headed to Los Angeles

Seth Wenig/AP

Donald Trump is headed to Los Angeles on Friday to meet with an underground conservative group that has drawn the attention of several GOP presidential hopefuls.

Trump is set to speak to Friends of Abe for an off-the-record event, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

So far this election cycle, the group has hosted Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul, notes the Reporter.

Trump's arrival to Los Angeles comes in the wake of intense criticism directed toward the real-estate mogul for his comments about Mexican immigrants in which he labeled some as "rapists" and drug runners.

Several companies associated with Trump have severed ties.

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Add another name to the list

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore is throwing his hat in the ring, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. For those still keeping track, that will make 17 Republicans running for president. Two in that tally -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Ohio Gov. John Kasich -- are likely but still unofficial contenders. Welcome to the race, Gov. Gilmore.

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Rubio: Don't hop on the Clinton time machine

(Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune)

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio kept up his regular pounding on Hillary Rodham Clinton as a politician of the past on Tuesday.

Speaking in Chicago, Rubio, who at 44 is the youngest candidate in the race, called Clinton "outdated."

Rubio has hit the "new vs. old, young vs. old" theme since his announcement speech in April, when he declared that "too many of our leaders and their ideas are stuck in the twentieth century." He did not name Clinton, who at 67 isn't even the oldest Democrat in the race, but has since left such subtly behind.

The race for the future will never be won by going backward. It will never be won by hopping on Hillary Clinton's time machine to yesterday. We need in this country a new president for a new age.
Sen. Marco Rubio

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David Brock, once a Clinton enemy, now staunch supporter

Danny Johnston / Associated Press

What David does that is so successful is show up the mainstream media for being lazy.
Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean

-- Evan Halper reporters on the Clinton foe turned ally

Bush: No leniency for Snowden

By the numbers

All things Clinton | All things Trump

First debate scorecard: Our analysts say Clinton outpunched Trump

How does Clinton or Trump get to 270 electoral votes? Play with our map.

Who's endorsing who? Find out which celebrities support each candidate.

Find out which Republicans support Donald Trump

Get free news and analysis in your inbox daily from our political team.

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