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The Hill's 12:30 Report: How Bernie actually won | BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress 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 Andrew BoehnerLobbying World Freedom Caucus wants budget reforms attached to debt limit increase Trey Gowdy announces retirement from Congress MORE (R-Ohio) panned GOP presidential hopeful Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSasse statement: Trump nominee who spread conspiracy theories has a ‘tinfoil hat’ Coalition of 44 groups calls for passage of drug pricing bill For the sake of our democracy, politicians must stop bickering 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 Davis RyanMcConnell: 'Whoever gets to 60 wins' on immigration Overnight Defense: Latest on spending fight - House passes stopgap with defense money while Senate nears two-year budget deal | Pentagon planning military parade for Trump | Afghan war will cost B in 2018 House passes stopgap spending measure with defense money 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 cmartel@thehill.com@CateMartel and on Facebook.

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BAHAHA! YOU THINK I ACTUALLY WANTED TO BE PRESIDENT!?: While the race for the Democratic presidential nomination is essentially over, The Hill's Niall Stanage argues Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersTrump has declared war on our climate — we won’t let him win Stock slide bites boastful Trump, but rising wages great for GOP Millions should march on DC to defeat Trump Republicans MORE is winning. How: "Against all odds, Sanders has won 18 contests. He has inspired young and progressive voters. He has raised huge sums of money, without the help of a super-PAC. And he has forced his key issues of income inequality and campaign finance to the center of the race." http://bit.ly/1VWnVyJ

TRUMP CABINET PREDICTIONS: Based on interviews with Donald Trump supporters, The Hill's Scott Wong and Mike Lillis lay out predictions on whom a President TrumpDonald John TrumpTillerson: Russia already looking to interfere in 2018 midterms Dems pick up deep-red legislative seat in Missouri Speier on Trump's desire for military parade: 'We have a Napoleon in the making' MORE would tap for his Cabinet. Full reasoning here: http://bit.ly/21gVN9w  

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 Levy BoxerDems face hard choice for State of the Union response Billionaire Steyer to push for Dem House push Billionaire Steyer announces million for Dem House push 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 BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBiden says he would advise Trump against Mueller interview Biden on Trump's 'treason' comments: 'He's a joke' Joe Kennedy: Biden likely would have defeated Trump MORE has arrived in Iraq, touching down on the Spirit of Strom Thurmond as AF2 http://bit.ly/1rkybo9

 

ON TAP:

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 LeVaughn Robinson ObamaSNL's Melania Trump gets advice from former first ladies ahead of the State of the Union Trump to host Super Bowl watch party at Florida golf club Michelle Obama: Bad behavior in the age of Trump makes teachers' jobs more difficult 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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