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The Hill's 12:30 Report: New York primary day | UnitedHealth leaves most ObamaCare states | Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck Ocasio-Cortez calls out Steve King, Liz Cheney amid controversy over concentration camp remarks Democrats talk up tax credits to counter Trump law MORE on Colbert tonight | Don't call Biden 'Goofy Uncle Joe'

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NEW THIS A.M.: UNITEDHEALTH PULLS OUT OF O-CARE MARKETS: Via The Hill's Peter Sullivan, the insurer UnitedHealth is pulling out of the ObamaCare marketplaces in all but a "handful" of states in 2017, the company announced Tuesday. Why this is big: United is the nation's largest health insurer. This has raised questions about the sustainability of ObamaCare as a whole. http://bit.ly/1VgCKML

It's Tuesday, and voters in New York head to the polls today. Filing from the NABTU conference in Washington, D.C., where Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Trump says he's not prepared to lose in 2020 MORE is speaking, 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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HILLARY SPEAKING TO JOBS PEEPS: While New Yorkers are heading to the polls, Hillary Clinton traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak to North America's Building Trades Unions, where she was introduced with a "hard-hat welcome to the next president of the United States." Festive! "I've got a few other things to do but nothing was more important than coming here and being with all of you today," Clinton said to cheers at The Washington Hilton. And because what would a 2016 speech be without a jab at Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpConway defends herself against Hatch Act allegations amid threat of subpoena How to defuse Gulf tensions and avoid war with Iran Trump says 'stubborn child' Fed 'blew it' by not cutting rates MORE (?!), Clinton naturally called him out. "The Republican front-runner actually thinks wages are too high," the former secretary of State said to raucous boos in an audience of progressive labor activists. So far, the speech has been her basic stump speech. She's still speaking. Here's a live stream to tune in: http://abcn.ws/1MBqrls

IT'S D-DAY: Republicans and Democrats in New York vote today. GOP front-runner Donald Trump needs a big victory to prevent a contested convention, and Clinton hopes to put Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - Crunch time arrives for 2020 Dems with debates on deck The Memo: All eyes on faltering Biden ahead of first debate Progressive group launches campaign to identify voters who switch to Warren MORE (I-Vt.) in the rearview mirror. Here's what The Hill is watching:  

  • The GOP delegates battle by congressional district
  • Can Clinton put Sanders away?
  • Sanders's quest for a game-changing victory
  • Will Cruz's micro-targeting pay off?
  • Time for Kasich to prove his worth

Context for each from The Hill's Jonathan Easley: http://bit.ly/1Ss5aCO

DELEGATES AT STAKE:

Republicans: 95 delegates, proportional with a 20 percent threshold
Democrats: 291

CURRENT DELEGATE COUNT:

Donald Trump: 744
Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Hickenlooper, Bennet bring deep ties to 2020 debate stage 2020 Democrat Bennet releases comprehensive government reform plan GOP frets about Trump's poll numbers MORE: 559
John Kasich: 144
1,237 needed to win the nomination

Hillary Clinton: 1,289 (1,758 including superdelegates)
Bernie Sanders: 1,045 (1,076 including superdelegates)
2,383 needed to win the nomination

<3 BEST BUDS <3 ... NAHHHHT: New York Rep. Pete King (R) offered his harshest words yet for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, slamming him on the day of his state's primary. "Well, first of all, in case anybody gets confused, I'm not endorsing Ted Cruz. I hate Ted Cruz, and I think I'll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination," King said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," prompting a mixture of laughs and mild exclamations from co-hosts. Well, that is awkward. http://bit.ly/1WcMgPR

BEST QUOTE I'VE READ TODAY – DON'T MESS WITH JOEY B: Vice President Biden is not a fan of his "Goofy Uncle Joe" nickname. Biden said voters took him seriously when he considered running for president last summer. "And, by the way, the so-called Goofy Uncle Joe -- if you notice, I beat every Republican in every poll when they thought I was running," Biden said. http://bit.ly/1SizE55 

TO BOOKMARK – THE HILL LAUNCHES LATINO VERTICAL: The Hill has launched a Hispanic-focused vertical today, called The Hill Latino. The Hill is partnering with Latino Magazine for content and marketing. Latino Magazine editor Alfredo Estrada will contribute to the site, and Rafael Bernal, a former managing editor at UPI, will lead The Hill Latino's editorial team.

"The Hill's overall audience has grown by 125.5 percent from last year to roughly 14 million unique visitors a month," Bob Cusack, editor-in-chief at The Hill, said in a statement. "With this initiative, we will combine our in-depth reporting of politics and policy with Latino Magazine's unique understanding of the Latino community to illuminate culturally relevant information to a broader community of thought leaders." http://bit.ly/1Sqnidb Check out the new site: http://thehill.com/latino

 

NOTABLE TWEETS:

Politico's Helena B. Evich
I can hardly even read about this primary anymore... Trump weighs in on Clinton's hot sauce: http://bit.ly/1qCMJi6

Bloomberg's Kendall Breitman
Trump, who has either big hands or small hands, has let Manafort take over his campaign - whose name LITERALLY means strong hands in Italian http://bit.ly/20TS3uh

Hillary Clinton (with a gif of her New York Subway fail. Well played, team Clinton)
Go vote, New York. It'll only take you one try. http://bit.ly/1U5cXGb

  

ON TAP:

Noon: The Senate will vote on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. They'll work on the energy bill for the rest of today.

12:30 p.m. EDT: The Global Health Technologies Coalition is holding a congressional briefing on global health research for the Zika virus.

1:15 p.m. EDT: Vice President Biden will speak at the White House Forum on increasing access to justice. Live stream: http://1.usa.gov/1Q8xGab

1:30 p.m. EDT: Kasich campaigns in Pittsburgh, Pa. 

2 p.m. EDT: Sanders holds a rally in Erie, Pa.

2 p.m. EDT: The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a markup. Details: http://1.usa.gov/20S2cYF

2-3 p.m. EDT: The House votes on a series of suspension bills.

2:30 p.m. EDT: The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on the 2017 budget for U.S. Cyber Command. Info: http://1.usa.gov/1WcENjR

3:20 p.m. EDT: President Obama leaves for Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on his way to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

3:30 p.m. EDT: Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) will join the app "Sidewire" live to discuss the New York Democratic primary.

6 pm EDT: Kasich holds a town hall in Annapolis, Md.

7 pm EDT: Sanders holds a rally at Penn State University.

7 p.m. EDT: Cruz holds an election night event in Philadelphia, Pa.

8:30 p.m. EDT: Clinton holds an election night party at the Sheraton New York Times Square.

9 p.m. EDT: Trump holds an election night party at Trump Tower in New York City. Note, Clinton and Trump are the only candidates holding their election night parties in New York. 

9 p.m. EDT: The polls close in New York. Dun, dun, dunnnn.

10 a.m. EDT tomorrow: The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is holding a hearing on federal rulemaking. Info: http://1.usa.gov/1RZ3EpT

11 a.m. EDT tomorrow: The House Small Business Committee will hold a hearing on how cyberattacks threaten both small businesses and the federal government. Info: http://1.usa.gov/1qWbk27

12 p.m. EDT tomorrow: Gov. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) speaks at an AEI event on work and food assistance. Info: http://bit.ly/26bIP0D

12 p.m. EDT tomorrow: The Heritage Foundation is holding a discussion on "Strategic Defense Challenges for the Next President."  Info: http://herit.ag/22JguKv

 

WHAT TO WATCH:

11:35 p.m. EDT: Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will join Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show."

 

NOW STEPPING AWAY FROM POLITICS...:

Today is National Rice Ball Day!

WELL, THIS JOKE DIDN'T GO OVER SO WELL: "Saturday Night Live" created a sketch mocking heroin, featuring a fake drug commercial for "HeroinAM." As you can guess, the joke was not very well received from mothers of addicts. http://cnn.it/1SshPFS

HOW TO ONE-UP YOUR FRIENDS AT THE NEXT PARTY: Here are 15 (non-cake) recipes you can make with a box of cake mix. Definitely bookmarking the Dunkaroo dip. http://bzfd.it/22KWWFn

EASY COME, EASY GO: Uber has ended UberEats, the 10-minute food delivery service, in New York City. This is a small road bump in Uber taking over the world. http://read.bi/1SQPanY 

And to get you through the day, here are some of the most disturbingly realistic cakes I've ever seen. I'm very confused why people would order some of these... http://bit.ly/1Nz4Jza

 

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