By Cate Martel - 03/28/16 12:30 PM EDT
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The Hill's 12:30 Report: FBI revs up Clinton probe | Ryan 2020 talk | Ivanka Trump has a baby boy | White House Easter Egg roll today | Bernie cleans up in weekend caucuses
BREAKING THIS MORNING -- COMMENCE NEW PHASE OF THE FBI CLINTON PROBE: The FBI is arranging interviews with some of Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump campaign manager: 'Perhaps' he should release medical records Clinton on pay-for-play accusations: a lot of smoke and no fire Trump ties campaign to Brexit: Time to 'redeclare' US independence MORE's closest aides over her use of a private email server at the State Department. Prosecutors are also expected to seek an interview with Clinton herself, though nothing has been scheduled so far, according to the Los Angeles Times. http://bit.ly/1pUjVlx
LET'S PUT THIS INTO PERSPECTIVE: 147 FBI agents are involved in the investigation surrounding Hillary Clinton's primate email server and handling of classified material. Why so many: The Washington Post reported that the FBI has accelerated its investigation because officials want to avoid potentially announcing any action close to the November election. http://bit.ly/1pFgYVk
FROM A BIRD'S EYE VIEW: David Graham of The Atlantic has a primer on Hillary Clinton's scandals. http://theatln.tc/1URnhlB
It's Monday and your author's March Madness bracket is officially dead. Good job, Syracuse and UNC. :( The White House's Easter egg roll is happening this morning! 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 upcoming events to firstname.lastname@example.org, @CateMartel and on Facebook.
WELL THIS COULD ESCALATE QUICKLY: Via Yours Truly, if Donald Trump wins the nomination, anti-Trump Republicans are floating the idea of running a third-party candidate. Here's how that could play out, and it could get ugly really quickly. Basically, a few electors who decide to vote against the candidate they're pledged to back on the popular vote could decide who wins the White House in November. It could also force the newly elected House to decide who becomes president. Laughs nervously. http://bit.ly/1LRNNc3
OVER THE WEEKEND -- TERRORIST ATTACK IN PAKISTAN: Via The Washington Post's Annie Gowen, Shaiq Hussain and Erin Cunningham, a suicide bomber detonated explosives in Pakistan Sunday, targeting Christians celebrating Easter in a large park. The death toll has just risen to 71. http://wapo.st/1RnB9BH
IT'S A BOY!: Ivanka Trump gave birth to a baby boy yesterday named Theodore James. Donald Trump is a grandfather again. http://cnn.it/1UpvayT
WHAT DOMINATED THE MORNING SHOWS:
TRUMP'S UNIQUE FOREIGN POLICY: Via The New York Times's David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman, in Donald Trump's worldview, America comes first and everybody else pays. How so: He'd halt oil purchases from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies unless they commit ground troops to fighting ISIS. He would also allow Japan and South Korea to build nukes. http://nyti.ms/1Rnuzv1
TALKED ABOUT -- ANDREA MITCHELL LAYS INTO TRUMP: On NBC's "Meet the Press," Andrea Mitchell warned that Trump was hiding the fact that he was "completely uneducated about any part of the world." Ouch. It's worth watching. http://bit.ly/1UpsPEa
THIS WEEKEND WAS A BERN: Via ABC's Maryalice Parks, Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders launches nonprofit to carry on campaign's goals The Trail 2016: Control the Alt-Right Shift Uber to help drivers plan for retirement MORE swept Saturday's caucuses in Washington, Alaska and Hawaii. And he didn't just win them, he won by overwhelming margins. This will definitely boost his fundraising and validate his commitment to an extended primary. What this means: Hillary Clinton has a lot of work to do to bring progressives on board. How this will play out: Bernie is still trailing Clinton by a sizable number of delegates. http://abcn.ws/1SqPZq2
A tombstone for Donald Trump sprouts up in Central Park http://bit.ly/1qbbXo6
NBC's Luke Russert
This Pete Souza shot of the Easter Bunny at the WH is an instant classic http://bit.ly/1SqPgoQ
CNN's Chris Moody
Obama's shirt game today http://bit.ly/1Mw0qJY
Congress is out #SlowDay
1 p.m. EDT: John Kasich holds a town hall in West Salem, Wis.
7 p.m. EDT: John Kasich holds a town hall in Madison, Wis.
7:30 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Milwaukee.
9:30 a.m. EDT tomorrow: New America will host a panel discussion to launch the Coalition for Safe Loan Alternatives. Details: http://bit.ly/1SqMfF9
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...
Today is National Black Forest Cake Day!
PANDAS TAKING BATHS: From the zoo that brought you the video of the panda playing in the snow, here's Tian Tian taking a bath on a warm spring day. Your Monday just got a little better. http://bit.ly/1ogDkeP
THE REAL SCANDAL TODAY: HBO's "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver tried to take down the Cadbury Crème Egg. Bold move, Oliver. Boldddd move. http://ti.me/1Teh2Yb
WELL THIS IS DEPRESSING: Via The Hartford Courant's Kathleen McWilliams, PEZ Candy canceled its annual Easter egg hunt because of chaos. One child got a bloody nose after being pushed to the ground by an adult. Well, I never realized Easter egg hunts were full contact. http://cour.at/1MvSKaA
And because you made it this far, watch this cat build an igloo for himself in a snowstorm, probably because the humans inside were too unbearable for him. http://bit.ly/1UQBLAV
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