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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump manager charged with battery | Walker endorses Cruz | Tim Tebow open to public office | Garland meets first GOP senator

DEVELOPING NOW -- TRUMP'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER CHARGED WITH BATTERY: Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump to lay out first 100 days in Gettysburg speech GOP senator: Dems making ‘concerted effort to produce fraudulent votes’ Trump touts Navy expansion proposal in Pa. MORE's campaign manager Corey Lewandowski has been charged in the alleged battery of former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields. Here's the footage of the incident and the full story: 

THIS MORNING -- SCOTT WALKER 'TRUST-TED' ANNOUNCEMENT: Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.), a former presidential candidate, announced this morning his endorsement of Ted CruzTed CruzFive takeaways from money race Club for Growth: Anti-Trump spending proved to be 'good call' Republicans, it's time to stop asking 'What would Reagan do?' MORE, in an effort to block Donald Trump. "Ted Cruz is the best positioned by far to both win the nomination of the Republican Party and to then go on and defeat Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump to lay out first 100 days in Gettysburg speech GOP senator: Dems making ‘concerted effort to produce fraudulent votes’ Trump touts Navy expansion proposal in Pa. MORE in the fall of this year. That's the key."

It's Tuesday, and the wind is blowing away the beloved cherry blossoms. Sprint to get those Instagrams before they're gone! 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 all those "unique" cherry blossom photos to and on Facebook.

STOP TRYING TO MAKE THE NOMINATION HAPPEN. IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN: Republicans who either favor Ted Cruz, or just really don't like Donald Trump, think John Kasich's quest to stay in the race is just helping Trump sew up the nomination. "It's a vanity effort run by a delusional candidate," said Ryan Williams, a spokesman for Mitt Romney's 2012 campaign. More from The Hill's Jonathan Easley  

IF I HAD A NICKEL FOR EVERYTIME I READ THIS HEADLINE: Donald Trump is threatening to skip CNN's town hall tonight over the network's treatment of him. We get it. Some people are more sensitive than others, especially presidential candidates.

RELEASED THIS MORNING -- #NEVERHILLARY AD: American Crossroads, the high-profile Republican super-PAC founded by Karl Rove, has created a 15-second "#NeverHillary" ad set to air in Washington, D.C. Watch: 

COME ON. YOU FEEL THE BERN RIGHT? EVEN JUST A LITTLE?: Via The Hill's Ben Kamisar, Lisa Hagen and Harper Neidig, superdelegates who are supporting Hillary Clinton are being pressured to switch to Bernie SandersBernie SandersEx-Arizona governor: Hispanic Dems 'don’t get out and vote' Emails show Clinton camp's plans to work with writers to hit Sanders Small donors aren’t revolutionizing Congress. At least not yet. MOREWhy: Sanders has a significant disadvantage without superdelegates, who aren't bound to a candidate. Each of their votes counts just as much as a state's pledged delegate. Delegate math: Clinton currently leads Sanders by 268 pledged delegates, but that number skyrockets to a 708 advantage when you add in her superdelegates. 

TIM TEBOW 4 PREZ, OR SOMETHING: Professional football player Tim Tebow said he's open to running for political office in the future. "If there's a chance you could make a difference someday with something, then that would be intriguing." Now picture a Kanye West/Tim Tebow ticket in 2020. You heard it here first. ;)

YES, THIS IS AN ACTUAL HEADLINE: The Huffington Post has an opinion piece with the headline, "It's Time for Hillary Clinton to Concede the Democratic Nomination to Bernie Sanders." 

HAA, WE DIDN'T EVEN NEED YOU, APPLE!: Via The Hill's Cory Bennett, the FBI has successfully unlocked the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter without Apple's help. The Justice Department is now withdrawing its case against Apple. Backstory: Apple argued that to unlock the shooter's iPhone, they would have to create a backdoor that would compromise iPhone security forever. Hey readers, this just saved you a lot of updates on this case. It would have been a long and ugly one. ;)



Business Insider's Colin Campbell (I believe that foreign word for a water fountain is pronounced "bub-luh" if you're in New England. Ugh.)
ugh already a Wisconsin "bubbler" reference during the commercials before Scott Walker appears on local radio

The Daily Beast's Betsy Woodruff
Unlike Romney, Walker doesn't mention Trump at all when first announcing Cruz endorsement

Politico's Shane Goldmacher
Reminder: Just yesterday Scott Walker was still renting out his email list to John Kasich



Today: Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland will have his first meeting with a Republican, Sen. Mark KirkMark KirkGreat Lakes senators seek boost for maritime system GOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election Iran sending ships to Yemeni coast after US ship fires at Houthi sites MORE (Ill.). Kirk's the most vulnerable Senate Republican in 2016.

12:30 p.m. EDT: Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Trail 2016: Election night cliffhanger Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner Biden: 'Trust me' on Congress funding cancer research MORE and Michael Bloomberg have a joint announcement at Johns Hopkins University. Watch live:

12:30 p.m. EDT: John Kasich holds a town hall at Weldall Manufacturing in Waukesha, Wis.

2 p.m. EDT: Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and human rights leaders are holding media availability on Chinese President Xi Jinping's Washington visit.

2:30 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton holds an organizing event in La Crosse, Wis. 

2:30 p.m. EST: President Obama speaks at the National Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse Summit in Atlanta.

5 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a town hall in Janesville, Wis.

6:15 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton holds an organizing event in Green Bay, Wis. 

11 a.m. EDT tomorrow: Donald Trump holds a town hall in De Pere, Wis.



8 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich participate in a CNN town hall in Wisconsin.

11:35 p.m. EDT: Ted Cruz makes his first appearance on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live."

12:35 a.m. EDT: Bloomberg's John Heilemann and Mark Halperin appear on NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers."

7 p.m. EDT tomorrow: MSNBC interviews John Kasich during a town hall event.

8 p.m. EDT tomorrow: MSNBC interviews Donald Trump during a town hall event.

9 p.m. EDT tomorrow: MSNBC holds back-to-back one-on-one interviews with Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, hosted by Rachel Maddow.



Today is National Chiffon Cake Day!

HOW TO ANNOY YOUR INSTAGRAM FOLLOWERS: A new Instagram update will sort photos on your feed based on what users want to see instead of the time it was posted. This weekend, the Instagram world freaked out and started posting annoying memes asking followers to "turn notifications on" to see their posts. Ignore these pleas. Instagram confirmed this will not matter. See the freak out: 

IN-TER-ESTING: 7-Eleven has unveiled a Slurpee-flavored donut. It's neon pink with shimmery sprinkles and allegedly tastes like wild cherry. I'll take two of those with a heaping side of insulin. 

HAVING A SENSE OF HUMOR IS KEY: Reporters at WGN News Chicago read mean viewer emails on air -- all with a smile. They're hilarious. Also, people can be horrible. 

And just in case you need a reason not to eat McDonalds burgers, here's what happens when you pour molten copper over the burger. Yum...


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