POLITICO Playbo­­ok: AMTRAK SAFETY, INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING now urgent for D.C. — THE RUBIO DOCTRINE — BRAD WOODHOUSE to president of Correct the Record

SNEAK PEEK — Marco Rubio gives first policy speech today, at 3:30 p.m. at CFR in NYC, “Global Security in the 21st Century and the Need for American Leadership” — Excerpts from 20-min. speech : “My foreign policy doctrine consists of three pillars: The first is American Strength. … [T]o restore American Strength, my first priority will be to adequately fund our military. This would be a priority even in times of peace and stability, though the world today is neither. [Might wanna make that ‘has,’ Senator.] … The second pillar … is the protection of the American economy in a globalized world. … Russia, China, Iran, or any other nation that attempts to block global commerce will know to expect a response from my administration. …

“The third pillar of my doctrine is moral clarity regarding America’s core values. … As president, I will support the spread of economic and political freedom, reinforce our alliances, resist efforts by large powers to subjugate their smaller neighbors, maintain a robust commitment to transparent and effective foreign assistance programs, and advance the rights of the vulnerable, including women and the religious minorities that are so often persecuted, so that the afflicted peoples of the world know the truth: the American people hear their cries, see their suffering, and most of all, desire their freedom.”

— FIRST LOOK — American Bridge 21st Century’s Brad Woodhouse memo , “Paging Marco Rubio’s foreign policy experience”: “[H]is lackluster foreign policy resume is a good reminder that Rubio’s shift to ultra-hawk has been sloppy.” http://bit.ly/1K60Zr3

By Mike Allen (@mikeallen; mallen@politico.com), and Daniel Lippman (@dlippman; dlippman@politico.com)

DRIVING THE DAY — Kathryn Wolfe: “The accident comes on the eve of a House Appropriations markup [at 10:15 a.m. today] … [A]n appropriations subcommittee [approved] language that would slash Amtrak’s funding to $1.13 billion, less than the roughly $1.4 billion it typically receives annually. Democrats had already been expected to take a run at boosting the bill’s funding for Amtrak.” http://politi.co/1G5Var9

— JOE SCARBOROUGH on “Morning Joe”: “The arteries of our economy … are corroding.” … RICHARD HAASS, CFR president, to Joe: “ If there ever was a no-brainer, this oughta be it.”

— “The last time Congress passed an Amtrak bill was after a fatal train crash,” by WashPost’s Colby Itkowitz: “In 2008, the Democrat-controlled Congress and the Bush White House were at odds over an Amtrak bill. … Then [that] September, a commuter passenger rail train collided with a freight train in Los Angeles killing 25 people and injuring dozens. Suddenly, Congress did what it does best: React. … That [Amtrak reauthorization law] expired in 2013, and Congress still needs to pass a new one.” http://wapo.st/1K639Xy

— N.Y. DAILY NEWS cover, on stark black background, “AMTRAK HORROR” http://nydn.us/vp5qdB … PHILLY INQUIRER A1 banner, “5 Die As Train Derails: More than 50 others hurt in Amtrak crash in Port Richmond” … bottom of A1, “In N.H., Christie talks of a big tax-cut plan” (with pic) See the page. http://bit.ly/1PinJHT

TOMORROW’S NYT — “G.O.P. Seeks Strategy for Debates Amid Expanding Candidate List,” by Jonathan Martin: [B]y trying to impose order through party-sanctioned debates and limiting the number, … the party may have begotten an equally messy problem: who to include on stage for a 90-minute debate from a field of nearly 20 potential candidates. … [C]andidates who are lagging in early polls [are] nudging the party to take an inclusive approach in the initial forums.” http://nyti.ms/1e14Kkj

WORTH THE CLICK: IT’S NOT 8! “The 13 Questions Hillary Clinton Has Answered From The Press,” by NPR’s Tamara Keith: “1. Strategy in Iowa … 2. Liking Iowa … 3. Why are you running? … 4–6. More liking Iowa, and opportunity structure … 7–8. Campaign finance plan … 9. Importance of Iowa … 10. Position on trade deal … 11. Response to Clinton Cash book … 12–13. Criticism of a staged campaign.” http://n.pr/1AVKYvm

HOT IN HILLARYLAND — “Clinton’s damage control operation gets more troops,” by Annie Karni : “Clinton’s campaign is getting more firepower to help with its damage control. Correct The Record, an outside rapid response and research group dedicated to defending the records of Clinton and the other Democratic presidential candidates is reorganizing so it can coordinate with Clinton’s campaign and devote all of its resources to her. Founded by Clinton ally David Brock in late 2013, Correct the Record is splitting off from its parent organization, the opposition research group American Bridge 21st Century, and registering … as a stand-alone super PAC … Brad Woodhouse … is taking a leave as president of American Bridge to become president of Correct The Record.” http://politi.co/1IApB9d

“Long-Forgotten Interview With Young Hillary Clinton,” by BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, Ilan Ben-Meir and Dorsey Shaw: “A month into … Arkansas First Lady in 1979, Rodham … interview [with] Arkansas public affairs program ‘In Focus.’ … Archived … at the University of Arkansas, … half hour long interview offers an insight into future Hillary Clinton and her early attempts to navigate the tough waters as wife of a political figure while keeping her own identify and privacy.” http://bzfd.it/1cRp872

— “Inside the Univision-Clinton network,” by Hadas Gold and Marc Caputo: “The relationship between the Clintons and Univision is deep — from owner Haim Saban’s unabashed support for Hillary Clinton’s election effort to a partnership between Univision and the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, to the network’s newscasts that have bashed Republicans and, most recently, praised Hillary’s new position on immigration — putting her squarely in line with the network’s stance on the issue. The importance of Univision for the Latino electorate and 2016 is hard to overstate.” http://politi.co/1L1gFtf

— “Chelsea Clinton could take on role of first lady if Hillary wins,” by The Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers:”If the Clintons were to move back into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the first daughter, Chelsea, would presumably take on the traditional responsibilities of the first lady … ‘There is a social function to the first lady’s role, and that will not go away,’ C-SPAN co-CEO Susan Swain said. … Several first daughters have filled the role of hostess in place of their mothers throughout American history, Swain, the producer of C-SPAN’s acclaimed series on America’s first ladies and the author of a book on the same subject, said, noting that there is precedent for such an arrangement.” http://dailym.ai/1E4Oe7J

LATE-NIGHT BEST — “Bill Clinton: I’ll move back to White House ‘if I’m asked,’” by Nick Gass: Clinton told Letterman: “Well, first of all, Hillary has to win the nomination. If she wins the nomination, then she has to win the election. If she wins the election, the chances are 100 percent I’ll move back … If — wait, wait — if I’m asked.” Letterman: “You may not be invited back.” http://politi.co/1e0YYza … 2-min. video http://bit.ly/1zZWcnK

TRAIL MIX — “Bush to skip Iowa Straw Poll,” by Des Moines Register’s Jennifer Jacobs: “will instead attend a competing event, the RedState Gathering in Atlanta, the day of the Iowa event … Bush … is the first among the Republican 2016 presidential field to officially opt out of the straw poll.” http://dmreg.co/1cvnOpI

— JEB MINDMELD: Pressure is on Walker to play. Jeb will still be active in Iowa. Avoid straw poll (like Mitt did) and speak to big grassroots conservative audience.

— “Christie takes swings at … Bush & Walker,” by Ledger-Star’s Matt Arco: “I’ve given two really substantive speeches, specific speeches, and I don’t know of anybody else who’s doing it … You don’t see Jeb doing this. You don’t see Walker doing this.” http://bit.ly/1RDDebY

— TAPPER INTERVIEWS CHRISTIE IN N.H.: “Christie defends Tom Brady” http://cnn.it/1zZAvo2 … “Christie hits Jeb … on Iraq War”: http://cnn.it/1cvOlDg

AUCTION DEADLINE 4 p.m. today: Win lunch for 4 (bring a client or young person you mentor) at Bourbon Steak with ANN STOCK and MIKE ALLEN, to benefit the Phillips Collection. Ann — chair of the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, former Assistant Secretary of State and Kennedy Center vice president — is one of the best dining companions in this town; knows everyone and everything. The Phillips, “American’s first museum of modern art,” is a cool private collection of modern and contemporary art, near 21st and Q NW. Auction ends 4:04 p.m. Current bid: $2,500. http://bit.ly/1G5uEy8

TWEET DU JOUR — @karaswisher: “I’m calling it now: every time aol gets bought it’s the peak of the bubble.”

COMING ATTRACTIONS: Cover of June issue of The Atlantic, “Cruel and Unusual? The botched execution of Clayton Lockett — and how capital punishment became so surreal,” by Jeffrey E. Stern. See the cover. http://bit.ly/1HgG9Vb

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FOURTH QUARTER — “Obama’s war on the left,” by Edward-Isaac Dovere : “[W]ithout another race, … Obama has gone to war with what he sees as an out-of-touch, stuck-in-old-thinking Washington liberal elite — Elizabeth Warren’s the most famous member, but AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka and a coterie of Hill Democrats are up there with her. Obama advisers say the president sees Democratic opponents of his trade agenda as just as detached from reality as Republicans in Congress …

“For Obama , there’s a direct connection between bringing the Democratic Party into the 21st century on trade and his sense of himself as ushering in a generationally transformative foreign policy. Aides say Obama views both ideas as pragmatic, dealing with the reality in front of him.” http://politi.co/1IAKvVG

TICK-TOCK — “Scenes from the Democratic meltdown,” by Manu Raju: “For months, the Senate seemed to be a sure bet for Obama’s trade agenda. More than a dozen Democrats were prepared to buck progressive hard-liners and give the White House a big bipartisan victory. But when Defense Secretary Ash Carter told Senate Republicans in a private lunch Tuesday about the importance of trade for national security, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) blurted out: ‘I think you’re talking to the wrong conference.’” http://politi.co/1KIK6zt

STATE OF THE ART — “Goal of Early Presidential Campaign Web Advertising: Your Email,” by Upshot’s Derek Willis: “The presidential campaigns run them now … because that’s how their campaign staff intends to get your email address. … [O]nce they have your address, campaigns hope to tap you again and again. … [S]upporters who sign up early usually are among the most reliable donors and campaigners.” http://nyti.ms/1H2E2ie

AMERICAN CROSSROADS FAMILY — “One Nation Launches With Ad Blitz Promoting Congressional Consensus on Medicare” — Release : “One Nation [a new (c)(4) from the same management group running Crossroads] launched its first ad buy [yesterday] in Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and … D.C., … totaling nearly $2 million.” http://bit.ly/1F3ISxs Video http://bit.ly/1FasnRq

WASHINGTON, INC. — “Sphere Consulting Hires Former New York Times Reporter, Edward Wyatt” — Forthcoming release: “Sphere [will] announce the addition of former regulatory policy journalist Edward Wyatt as Senior Vice President … Ed joins Sphere’s expanding public policy research and intelligence practice after nearly two decades with the New York Times covering financial services, telecom, technology policy, and education.”

PLAYBOOK METRO SECTION — WashPost A1, below fold, “168 votes herald an insurgency in tiny town of Chevy Chase: In council race, unease over Purple Line, budget and home rules spurs startling write-in effort,” by Bill Turque: “An insurgency, brewing for years, had come of age … the alleged trampling of private-property rights in the name of public values; accusations that a small cadre of activists was running the town without transparency or inclusion; a feeling among those with minority opinions that they don’t just lose but are disrespected …

“[R]esidents, some younger or newer, … cite the regulations surrounding tree removal as especially onerous. … If turned down, residents can appeal to a Tree Ordinance Board, which applies a series of nine criteria, … including the overall effect on the town’s tree canopy, the ‘uniqueness’ or ‘desirability’ of the tree … and the applicant’s willingness to plant replacement trees.” http://wapo.st/1e0OkZ6

WHAT SILICON VALLEY IS READING — “CNBC Disruptor 50 companies”: “private companies in 16 industries-from aerospace to financial services to cybersecurity to retail-whose innovations are revolutionizing the business landscape. … 1 Moderna Therapeutics … 2 SpaceX … 3 Bloom Energy … 4 Uber … 5 Airbnb … 6 Dropbox … 7 Palantir Tech … 8 TransferWise … 9 Slack … 10 Warby Parker.” Full list http://cnb.cx/1e0H8we

PLAYBOOK TRAVEL SECTION — “US Airways likely to stop flying this fall,” by AP’s David Koenig: “After more than 75 years of flying, the end is near for US Airways. American Airlines plans to shut down the venerable carrier over a 90-day stretch that could begin as soon as July, which would mean a final departure around October.” http://yhoo.it/1H2GXr6

THOUGHT LEADERS — “Landmark gift from … Stephen A. Schwarzman to establish first-of-its-kind campus center at Yale” — Release: “$150 million … gift by Blackstone founder and Yale alumnus, Stephen A. Schwarzman ’69 B.A. to create a world-class, state-of-the-art campus center by renovating the historic Commons and Memorial Hall. Schwarzman’s gift, the second-largest single donation in Yale’s history, will establish a university-wide center that serves as a campus educational, social, and cultural hub, and enables virtual engagement with global audiences.” http://bit.ly/1cRHEw7

MEDIAWATCH — N.Y. Daily News not worth $1 (h/t Capital New York Media Pro) — Reuters’ Liana Baker:Cablevision “is planning to pull out of the auction process for the New York Daily News after spending hundreds of hours analyzing a potential deal … Cablevision, which owns … Newsday, could not justify paying even $1 for … News because of its poor financial condition and prospects.” http://reut.rs/1H2InC3

— Capital New York’s Joe Pompeo: “POLITICO Europe … will begin rolling out subscription content on Monday, starting with a morning technology newsletter; energy and healthcare will follow over the next two weeks. ‘These new newsletters will be the foundation of our strategy to bring POLITICO Pro to Europe,’ … John Harris and Matt Kaminski wrote in a memo to staff. ‘They will be followed soon by the … policy stories and analysis and breaking news alerts that have proven indispensable to our Pro subscribers in other markets.’”

WELCOME TO THE WORLD — Politico’s Marty Kady emails the staff: “Tax reporter Brian Faler and his wife Amanda … introduce Alec Richard Faler, born at 2:58pm on Saturday. Six pounds, 14 ounces, 20 inches long. Enjoys swaddling, naps and being with his mom. Pet peeves include sponge baths and cold stethoscopes. So far Alec hasn’t filed any Whiteboards, but … his dad has renewed interest in a wide range of child-related tax deductions.”

OUT AND ABOUT: D.C. media and political glitterati celebrated the launch of Kate Glassman Bennett’s Politico gossip column, The KGB File, last night at CityCenter. SPOTTED : Susan Glasser, Peter Baker, Lyndon Boozer, Gloria Borger, Tim and Kiki Burger, David Chalian, Nancy Cordes, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Ambassador Gary Doer, Matt Dornic, Mindy Finn, Garance Franke-Ruta, Shawana Garrison, James Glassman, Edith Gregson, Ed Henry, Kasie Hunt, Carol Joynt, Jackie Kucinich, Betsy Fischer-Martin, Geoff Morrell, Mark Paustenbach, Jack and Susanna Quinn, Doug Rediker, Roxanne Roberts, Jessica Rosenworcel, Ashley Spillane, Doug Thornell.

BIRTHWEEK (was yesterday): Joe DeFeo

BIRTHDAYS: Sen. Tom Cotton is 38 … Phil Musser, president of New Frontier Strategies and co-founder of MGA Holdings, a Mel Martinez and RGA alum (hat tips: Alex, Anton, Bubba, Benny, Justin) … Toby Josephs-Taylor, producer of “Squawk Box” and other CNBC fare … Stephen Colbert is 51 … Mark McIntosh … Melissa Fitzgerald (Carol), West Wing alum now senior director for Justice for Vets … Wes Pippert, longtime UPI reporter (back to when it was United Press) … Raquel Saxe of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy … Kingsley Trotter … PwC’s Laura Cox Kaplan, an SEC and Treasury alum (hubby tip: Joel) … USA Today’s Hemal Jhaveri … Gawker’s Adam Weinstein … honorary West Virginian, Amy Jo Graham, of Sen. Shelley Moore Capito’s press shop (h/t Team Capito) … Tim Head, executive director of Faith & Freedom Coalition … Jon Soltz, Iraq War vet and chair of VoteVets …

… Eric Opiela, GOP lawyer and former Texas GOP executive director … Marie Aberger, Obama White House alum now press secretary for Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo … Ohio Gov. John Kasich… Bella Santorum … Erica Fitzsimmons … Jason Rahlan of Human Rights Campaign, a CAP alum … Laura Gallo … Gavin Bromberg, son of Adam … Tim Devaney of The Hill … Mike Lux of Democracy Partners … John Freeman … Vanessa Opperman … Andrew Block … Jeff DuFour, D.C. editor at UrbanDaddy and Wash Examiner and Hill alum … Jan Angilella … Tara Bradshaw of Washington Council Ernst and Young, a Treasury alum … Tim Shipman … Chuck Brooks, VP at Xerox and alum of Rapiscan and DHS … Harvey Keitel is 76 … Stevie Wonder is 65 … Leslie Winston (‘The Waltons’) is 59 … Dennis Rodman is 54 … Lena Dunham is 29 … Robert Pattinson is 29 … actress Debby Ryan is 22 (h/ts AP)

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