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The Hill's 12:30 Report: ISIS uses Trump in video | Prominent Republicans look to Clinton | Trump compares Melania Trump, Heidi Cruz | Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel tonight | National Cake Pop Day

NEW ISIS VIDEO RELEASED – FEATURING TRUMP?!: ISIS has released a new online video calling for jihad in the wake of the Brussels attacks, according to Reuters. The video features images of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: 'I'm considering' going after Clintons' marriage Ivanka Trump stars in first campaign ad for her father Clinton camp on Trump cameo in Playboy film: 'a strange turn of events' MORE and footage of the presidential candidate calling Brussels a "horror show" after the attacks. Oh. http://bit.ly/1RzGxxz

NEW POLL -- CLINTON WOULD BEAT TRUMP: Most Americans think Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton critiques Sanders fans in leaked audio Ben & Jerry's co-founder declined to endorse Clinton: report Trump: 'I'm considering' going after Clintons' marriage MORE would beat Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup, 56 percent to 42. Also, 43 percent saw Clinton as honest and trustworthy, while 38 percent picked Trump. Seventeen percent said neither could be trusted. :( http://bit.ly/21ITpHl

It's Thursday and Uber has launched a new meal delivery service in D.C.! Details are below. I'm Cate Martel with a quick recap of what you missed this morning -- and what's on tap for the rest of the day. Send comments, story ideas and the best places for cake pops to cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel and on Facebook.

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DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS YET, HILLARY: Via The Hill's Amie Parnes, in a speech last night, Hillary Clinton only referenced the race against Bernie SandersBernie SandersClinton critiques Sanders fans in leaked audio Ben & Jerry's co-founder declined to endorse Clinton: report Trump defends his 3 a.m. tweetstorm MORE once. But Democrats warn she better not turn her back on the primary race as Sanders continues to rack up delegates, especially for fear of alienating young voters. http://bit.ly/22xGxtl

OH, THIS IS A HEADLINE I NEVER THOUGHT I'D READ: Via The Hill's Kristina Wong, members of the Republican foreign policy establishment are open to supporting Hillary Clinton if that's what it takes to prevent Donald Trump from becoming president. "I don't know what's worse -- having Trump say all those ridiculous things and being totally clueless, or having him say all those things and actually mean it?" said Stephen Rodriguez, a former Bush adviser who was among a group of foreign policy experts to sign a letter against Trump. Those are some tough words. http://bit.ly/1UJAZXS

BUT THERE'S ANOTHER SHORT-TERM ROUTE, TOO: Via The Hill's Niall Stanage, desperate members of the Republican establishment, who have intensely disliked Ted CruzTed CruzJudge rejects attempt to stop internet oversight transfer Tech groups file court brief opposing internet transition suit Cruz criticizes federal law enforcement on terrorism MORE, are turning to the Texas senator as a last-resort against Donald Trump. Examples: Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamKerry: US 'on the verge' of suspending talks with Russia on Syria GOP leaders express reservations a day after 9/11 veto override McConnell opens door to changing 9/11 bill MORE (R-S.C.) http://bit.ly/1UcKxuo

COME AGAIN FOR BIG FUDGE?: Reports Wednesday claimed the man who shot former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords during a shooting rampage in 2011 was suing her for $25 million for emotional and psychological distress. The claim: The lawsuit says the government put a chip in his head to control his mind. It also claims his attorney is a "global spy" who forced him to plead guilty 

OH BUT WAIT: Turns out the lawsuit was a hoax. A new report claims another disturbed prisoner, not Jared Lee Loughner, filed the lawsuit. http://bit.ly/22xUPtW

'HEY MEESH. MEESH! HI. HEY. HEY. HEY.': First lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaColbert: Trump is 'a coward' Michelle Obama gets celebrity help to harvest her final WH garden Clinton camp debates media strategy vs. Trump MORE was seen giving President Obama the best glare at the baseball game in Cuba. Obama was definitely trolling her. It's hilarious. http://nym.ag/1ShXM9D

HOW CLASSY THIS ELECTION HAS BEEN. SIGH.: Donald Trump has intensified his feud with Ted Cruz over their wives' looks. Trump shared an image on Twitter around midnight Wednesday comparing his wife, Melania, a former model, to Cruz's wife, stating, "A picture is worth a thousand words." Alright, game over. I'm done for the day. http://bit.ly/22xQcQD

I CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON LINDSEY GRAHAM FOR THE JOKE: "It's a good year to be single," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) quipped when calling on Trump and Cruz to stop feuding over Cruz's wife. http://bit.ly/22I26ns

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

The Washington Post (Lol.)
Someone wrote "Trump 2016" on Emory's campus in chalk. Some students said they no longer feel safe. 

The Washington Examiner's David M. Drucker retweeted adding: Don't become journalists. http://bit.ly/1SjpAum 

IJ Review's Hunter Schwarz
How I feel when I hear CNN's election music http://bit.ly/1Rnvb2K

 

ON TAP:

The House and Senate are both out for #SpringBreak2016 #WOOO. Donald Trump's next rally isn't until next Tuesday in Janesville, Wis. -- he must be jealous of Congress's spring break. And if that location sounds familiar, it should: It's Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanIncomes are rising, but don't trust GOP to make it a trend GOP lawmakers slam secret agreement to help lift Iran bank sanctions 9/11 bill is a global blunder that will weaken US efforts abroad MORE's hometown. http://bit.ly/1Sjrg7c

Today: Hillary Clinton is holding three fundraisers in California.

12 p.m. EDT: President Obama delivers a statement in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He will then travel to Bariloche and back to Washington, D.C., tonight.

2:30 p.m. EDT: Ted Cruz will take a factory tour in Dane, Wis.

5 p.m. EDT: Bernie Sanders is holding a rally in Spokane, Wash.

6 p.m. EDT: Ted Cruz also heads to Speaker Ryan's hometown and will hold a rally in Janesville, Wis.

7:10 p.m. EDT: March Madness kicks back up with the Miami (3)/Villanova (2) game.

7:37 p.m. EDT: Texas A&M (3) plays Oklahoma (2) in March Madness.

9:40 p.m. EDT: Maryland (5) plays Kansas (1) in March Madness. 

9:55 p.m. EDT: Duke (4) plays Oregon (1) in March Madness. 

10 p.m. EDT: Bernie Sanders will hold a rally in Yakima, Wash.

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

11:35 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton will appear on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

 

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...

Today is National Cake Pop Day! If you want to celebrate in D.C., a new "cakepoppery" in Woodley Park claims they have the best cake pops ever. I'm intrigued. http://bit.ly/1RBbqHZ

WINTER IS COMING: One month from today, Game of Thrones will return for season 6.

WHAT. A. PROTEST.: A man climbed an 80-foot tree and built a makeshift nest. He refused to come down, so there's just been a standoff with police. The best line: "We can't spread out the trampolines and get out the tranquilizer gun as if he's a bear. ... We'll just have to wait him out." http://bit.ly/1VFLWJq

WELL THAT'S A LOT OF PINK: A Hello Kitty-themed express train has launched in Taiwan. You have to check out these photos. Fans were so giddy that over 300 of the headrest covers were stolen after the first ride. At least pretend to play it cool, guys. http://cnn.it/1RnlO0F

JUST IN CASE WE NEEDED MORE FOOD OPTIONS: Via DCist's Christina Sturdivant, Uber has launched a meal delivery app with 100 restaurants in D.C. Your author downloaded it and it looks a lot like GrubHub with a few extra features. All deliveries are free for the launch. It's worth checking out. http://bit.ly/1T7DbXX

And with that, here is a recipe for red velvet churros that look like they could change your life. Enjoy. http://bzfd.it/1Un9hRd

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