‘TEN BILLION DOLLARS’: That’s how much Donald Trump is worth, or at least, that’s what his campaign — in a less-than-humble statement — says he’s worth. Trump turned in his personal financial disclosure to the Federal Election Commission, but as of last night it wasn’t yet on the FEC website. When asked for a copy of the full disclosure, campaign officials told CNN to request it from the FEC. Trump also loaned his campaign $1.8 million and had raised $92,000 from donors.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM
Mea culpa: Did Bill Clinton make the nation’s criminal justice system worse by increasing prison sentences in the 1990s? He says he did. The former president told the NAACP’s convention in Philadelphia yesterday that the omnibus crime bill he signed in 1994 — which included the federal “three strikes” provision — “made the problem worse. And I want to admit it.” Clinton said the bill helped reduce crime, but it also saddled far too many people with lengthy prison sentences for relatively minor drug crimes.
Big night: Caitlyn Jenner received several standing ovations last night when she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award during ESPN’s ESPY awards ceremony. Jenner, in her first speech since ID’ing as transgender, said she wants to “reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed.” Jenner, a former Olympian, emphasized her message was about acceptance. “It’s about all of us accepting one another. We’re all different. That’s not a bad thing. That’s a good thing.”
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