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The Hill's 12:30 Report: How Bernie actually won | BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE unloads on Cruz | Jets wide receiver testifying today | Trump Cabinet talk | National Blueberry Pie Day | Starbucks "Frappy Hour"
THIS SOUNDS LIKE A SUBMISSION TO "TEXTS FROM MY EX": Former Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio) panned GOP presidential hopeful Ted CruzTed CruzWeek ahead in tech: Trump's antitrust pick heads before Senate Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump's FDA pick Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE as "Lucifer in the flesh" during comments at an event Wednesday night at Stanford University. "I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Oh, and he also called Cruz a jackass. See, guys? Politics can be fun. http://bit.ly/1T73vwD
CRUZ TAKES IT WITH LOVE: Ted Cruz mocked Boehner's criticism as an "endorsement," and said he could do without it. "Tell me again who will stand up to Washington?" Cruz asked in his own tweet. http://bit.ly/26xwl3k
AND BECAUSE THIS IS A FUN ONE TO CHIME IN ON: Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanDisconnect: Trump, GOP not on same page Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut Poll: Disapproval growing of Paul Ryan, GOP Congress MORE (R-Wis.) said Thursday he has a better relationship with Ted Cruz than Boehner. Funny anecdote: Ryan allowed reporters to bring their children to the press conference to commemorate Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. As NBC's Luke Russert began to read Boehner's quote aloud, Ryan quickly interrupted: "There are children here, watch what you say next!" Lol. http://bit.ly/24mFVUJ
It's Thursday and Bring Your Kids to Work Day! 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 email@example.com, @CateMartel and on Facebook.
TRUMP CABINET PREDICTIONS: Based on interviews with Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump: Chinese president ‘likes me a lot’ GOP senator: There will never be full U.S.-Mexico border wall Bottom Line MORE supporters, The Hill's Scott Wong and Mike Lillis lay out predictions on whom a President Trump would tap for his Cabinet. Full reasoning here: http://bit.ly/21gVN9w
- Attorney general: Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) or Sen. Jeff SessionsJeff SessionsC-SPAN to air Trump travel ban arguments live Trump faults DNC in Russian email hacks Sessions: Dems will pass anything ‘as long as it doesn’t work’ MORE (R-Ala.)
- Treasury secretary: Carl Icahn, a major investor and fellow businessman
- Defense secretary: Retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, a former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency; or Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)
- Energy secretary: Former VP nominee Sarah Palin or Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.)
- Health and Human Services secretary: Neurosurgeon Ben Carson or Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)
- Homeland Security secretary: Rudy Giuliani
OBAMA: I WILL NOT ENDORSE. I WILL NOT ENDORSE. BUT...: Via The Hill's Jordan Fabian, President Obama rebuked Bernie Sanders for his plan to break up the big banks, calling the idea unrealistic. "But one of the things that I've consistently tried to remind myself during the course of my presidency is that the economy is not an abstraction," he said. "It's not something that you can just redesign and break up and put back together again without consequences." http://bit.ly/24my4qc
INTERESTING READ -- UBER'S ARGUMENT AGAINST TIPPING: Via The Boston Globe's Dan Adams, Uber is facing criticism for refusing to add a tipping function to its app. The argument: Tipping is inherently unfair because of customers' unconscious racial biases. Rival Lyft has offered the tipping function from their start. Here's the back-and-forth argument: http://bit.ly/24mhZki
ANNOUNCED LAST NIGHT -- BILL REQUIRES WOMEN TO REGISTER FOR DRAFT: Women would have to register for the draft under an amendment added to an annual defense bill Wednesday. Why it's a "gotcha" moment: Rep. Duncan Hunter (Calif.), the GOP sponsor who proposed the amendment actually voted against it but intended to make a point about women serving on the front line. "By his own admission ... the California Republican does not actually intend to include women in a draft and voted down his own amendment." http://politi.co/1VUBlfe
FOR A MIDDAY BREAK: The Snapchat King of Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) is taking over The Hill's Snapchat account. Follow @thehilldotcom to see a play by play of what Swalwell is up to today.
NOTABLE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:
Caitlyn Jenner posted a video on Instagram from the Trump Tower
Thanks Donald! http://bit.ly/1WrHIVU
Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara BoxerAnother day, another dollar for retirement advice rip-offs Carly Fiorina 'certainly looking at' Virginia Senate run Top Obama adviser signs with Hollywood talent agency: report MORE (D-Calif.) (Dannnng.)
I predict that the latest Carly Fiorina merger will be as successful as her last one. http://bit.ly/1UhV1rY
The Los Angeles Times's Mike Memoli (this was a surprise visit)
Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump’s wall jams GOP in shutdown talks Bipartisan friendship is a civil solution to political dysfunction Warren builds her brand with 2020 down the road MORE has arrived in Iraq, touching down on the Spirit of Strom Thurmond as AF2 http://bit.ly/1rkybo9
1 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Evansville, Ind.
1:15-4:15 p.m. EDT: The House votes, including on a GOP measure disapproving new rules for financial advisers.
2 p.m. EDT: Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall will testify before the Senate Finance Committee on mental health issues. Info: http://bit.ly/1N2OZK8
2 p.m. EDT: Victims of Hurricane Sandy protest at FEMA.
2 p.m. EDT: The Senate is expected to vote on a water and energy spending bill.
2 p.m. EDT: The House Homeland Security Committee is marking up the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium Act of 2016.
2:30 p.m. EDT: Ted Cruz holds a rally in Fort Wayne, Ind.
3 p.m. EDT: Bernie Sanders holds a rally in Oregon's Eugene-Springfield area.
4:30 p.m. EDT: Ted Cruz holds a rally in South Bend, Ind.
5:30 p.m. EDT: John Kasich holds a town hall in Portland, Ore.
7 p.m. EDT: President Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle ObamaTrump’s first 100 days saw liberal media derangement reach new heights Dems, GOP bicker via official Twitter accounts Bill Maher to Dems: 'When they go low, you go lower' MORE celebrate Passover with a Seder dinner.
9:30 p.m. EDT: John Kasich holds a town hall in Medford, Ore.
10 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Costa Mesa, Calif.
NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF ...:
Today is National Blueberry Pie Day!
TALK ABOUT A THROWBACK THURSDAY: Via the "Today" show's Eun Kyung Kim, 50 years ago, four young Marines posed on a beach together before heading to Vietnam. Well, they just recreated the same photo. It's worth checking out: http://on.today.com/26wP8Mk
FRAPPY HOUR: Starting today until May 2, Starbucks is offering a half-off Frappuccino happy hour from 3-6 p.m for members of its rewards program. The coffee giant has also added a Birthday Cake Frappuccino to the menu.
And because you made it this far, here's an epic battle of little dogs vs. big couches. http://bit.ly/1VE1RsX
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