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The Hill's 12:30 Report: Breaking: Hamilton stays on $10; Tubman on $20 | GOP considers more debates | Cruz 'mathematically eliminated' from first ballot win? | Ice cream "BRRR-itos" at Ben and Jerry's today | Inside Trump camp 'civil war'

BREAKING – HAMILTON TO STAY ON $10, HARRIET TUBMAN ON THE $20: Treasury Secretary Jack LewJacob (Jack) Joseph LewHogan urges Mnuchin to reconsider delay of Harriet Tubman bill Mnuchin says new Harriet Tubman bill delayed until 2028 Overnight Finance: US reaches deal with ZTE | Lawmakers look to block it | Trump blasts Macron, Trudeau ahead of G-7 | Mexico files WTO complaint MORE will announce a decision to keep Alexander Hamilton on the front of the $10 bill and put a woman on the back of the bill, Politico is reporting. Former President Andrew Jackson will be replaced on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman. Civil rights era leaders will also be added to the $5. 

The Hill's Julian Hattem
"spending Tubmans" feels like an, uh, uncomfortable thing to say

BuzzFeed's Rachel Zarrell
a big win for harriet tubman and an even bigger win for insufferable broadway nerds

IJ Review's Justin Green
The first Trump gets Trumped 

It's Wednesday, and Ben and Jerry's is bringing back ice cream BRRR-itos today! Keep reading for details, but first, here are your veggies. ;) 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 and on Facebook.

MORE BREAKING NEWS – RNC CONSIDERS MORE DEBATES: Via BuzzFeed's Christopher Massie, the RNC Chair Reince Priebus said that at the group's meeting this week in Florida, they will discuss the possibility of having more primary debates. The last Republican primary debate was on March 10 and there are currently not plans for any additional debates. All the ratings!

DEVELOPING THIS MORNING -- CRIMINAL CHARGES IN FLINT WATER CRISIS: Felony and misdemeanor charges were issued against two state Department of Environmental Quality employees and one city water treatment plant supervisor in connection to the Flint, Mich., water crisis.

NEW YORK PRIMARY RESULTS: It was a great night for Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden to debate for first time as front-runner Top Trump ally says potential Amash presidential bid could be problematic in Michigan Chaotic Trump transition leaks: Debates must tackle how Democrats will govern differently MORE, who cleaned up in the New York primary. John Kasich finished second, taking just three delegates, but the real losers of last night are 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 and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Biden to debate for first time as front-runner Rules for first Democratic primary debates announced MORE, who both needed strong wins.

Donald Trump: 60.5 percent
John Kasich: 25.1 percent
Ted Cruz: 14.5 percent 

Hillary Clinton: 57.9 percent
Bernie Sanders: 42.1 percent


Donald Trump: 89 awarded
John Kasich: 3
Ted Cruz: 0

Hillary Clinton: 139 
Bernie Sanders: 106 


Donald Trump: 844
Ted Cruz: 543 
John Kasich: 147
1,237 needed for the nomination

Hillary Clinton: 1,948 including superdelegates
Bernie Sanders: 1,238 including superdelegates
2,383 needed for the nomination


CRUZ'S PATH SIGNIFICANTLY NARROWS: Via The Associate Press, Ted Cruz can no longer reach the delegate threshold to claim the nomination without a contested convention. 

CLINTON'S CLOSE TO WRAPPING THIS UP: Via The Hills's Jonathan Easley, Hillary Clinton's win in New York almost certainly ensures she will beat Bernie Sanders. She is about 80 percent of the way there in delegates, while Sanders is about half of the way there.

JUST IMAGINE THE CLINTON/TRUMP BLOODBATH: Via FiveThirtyEight's Carl Bialik, if the general election race ends up being Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton, the likelihood of which increased last night, Clinton has the advantage. Clinton is consistently leading Trump in matchups, including all 44 polls compiled by HuffPost Pollster since February. Note: John Kasich does very well in polls against Clinton. 

TRUMP'S MAGIC NUMBER IS LESS THAN 1,237: Via Politico's Eli Stokols, some Republican Party officials are whispering about a lower threshold than 1,237 for Donald Trump to clinch the nomination. How: There are roughly 200 unbound delegates and by their calculation, if Trump gets within 50–100 delegates away from 1,237, he'll be fine.

A 26-SECOND C-SPAN BREAK THAT WILL MAKE YOU LAUGH: When New Hampshire Sen. Kelly AyotteKelly Ann AyotteKey endorsements: A who's who in early states Sinema, Gallagher fastest lawmakers in charity race New Hampshire senator to ask 2020 Dems to back repeal of state residency law MORE (R) called for a yea or nay vote to an amendment on the energy bill, Alaska Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiGOP lawmakers want Mulvaney sidelined in budget talks Overnight Defense: Officials brief Congress after Iran shoots down drone | Lawmakers fear 'grave situation' | Trump warns Iran | Senate votes to block Saudi arms sales | Bombshell confession at Navy SEAL's murder trial The 7 GOP senators who voted to block all or part of Trump's Saudi arms sale MORE (R) jokingly responded with a surprisingly accurate horse "neigh." Ayotte broke down laughing. It's hilarious.

OBAMA SAYS NOT-UHHHHH, SENATE GOP: Via The Hill's Timothy Cama, the Obama administration is warning Senate Republicans their attempts to block a contentious water pollution rule puts the whole (bipartisan!) bill at risk. How: A senior administration official told The Hill Wednesday that if the GOP attaches an amendment to the spending bill for energy and water programs to defund the Clean Water Rule, Obama would veto the legislation. I.e. -- pick your battles.

BEHIND THE SCENES IN TRUMP CAMPAIGN -- OH IF I COULD BE A FLY ON THAT WALL: In New York Magazine, Gabriel Sherman has a fascinating play-by-play of how Donald Trump's new convention manager Paul Manafort is taking over the campaign and causing a "civil war" with campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and his loyalists. "In recent days, there have been 'blowups' on emails over budget matters between Lewandowski loyalists and [Manafort's team]. Yesterday, Trump's national field director, Stuart Jolly, a Lewandowski backer, quit after being told he would report to [Rick] Wiley."

TENSE TALKS -- OBAMA MET WITH SAUDI KING: Via The Hill's Jordan Fabian, earlier today, President Obama met with Saudi King Salman, kicking off two days of tense talks with the United States's Gulf allies. Why it's tense: Obama faces a tough task of assuaging Arab allies' concerns over instability in the Middle East, the fight against ISIS and Iran's influence in the region. Here's the play-by-play: 

POP CULTURE -- NEWS TO KNOW WHEN TALKING TO COWORKERS: Revealed this morning on the "Today" show, Jennifer Aniston has been named People's "World's Most Beautiful Woman 2016."



The Wall Street Journal's Byron Tau
There is a newfangled gadget at the White House briefing today.

The Boston Globe's Annie Linskey
Some super fancy drinks for sale at the HRC party.

The Hill's Bob Cusack
Bernie Sanders backers were hoping for a Michigan-like upset. Nope. Didn't happen.

The Hill's Jordain Carney
Rick Santorum is over at Cups [a Senate coffee shop in the
Capitol]. Someone just stopped to take a selfie with him. 



The Senate voted this morning.

2:15 p.m. EDT: The Senate Rules Committee will hear testimony from the librarian of Congress nominee, Carla Hayden.

2:30–3:30 p.m. EDT: The House votes on IRS legislation.

3 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Indianapolis.

3:30 p.m. EDT tomorrow: The Brookings Institution holds an event titled "Policies to Alleviate Food Insecurity." Info: 

4 p.m. EDT: Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad, who has been ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq and the U.S. representative to the United Nations, speaks at the Atlantic Council. Details: 

4:15 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton holds a discussion with former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderThe most important pledge Democratic presidential candidates can make Congress and contempt: What you need to know The Hill's Morning Report - Democrats wonder: Can Nadler handle the Trump probe? MORE in Philadelphia.

6:30 p.m. EDT: Hillary Clinton is holding an event in Philadelphia.

7 p.m. EDT: Donald Trump holds a rally in Berlin, Md.



Today is National Cheddar Friday Day and National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Day!

BEN & JERRY'S BRRR-ITOS: If you go to Ben and Jerry's today, they're serving ice cream covered in fudge and cookie pieces -- then wrapped in a soft waffle shell wrap -- like a burrito, get it? Get it?! They're buy-two-get-one-free. Sprints out of the office. Oh and the event is called "This 4/20, Bring Your Buds." Hardy, har, har. 

OH AND WHILE WE'RE ON THE TOPIC OF BEN AND JERRY'S: Jerry Greenfield and Ben Cohen were arrested during Democracy Awakening's direct action on the steps of the U.S. Capitol Building. Fun times.

YEP, THAT WAS NOT THE SMARTEST IDEA: A man jokingly sent his friend $42 via Venmo for "ISIS Beer Funds." Venmo asked him to describe his reference to ISIS, then confiscated the funds without a refund. I bet it sounded like a funny idea at the time. People...

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CELTICS/HAWKS GAME LAST NIGHT: A woman stuffed her face with pizza during the kiss cam at the Hawks/Celtics playoff game. It was definitely the highlight. Oh and the Hawks won 89 to 72 -- and are leading the series 2-0.

And with that, here is a dog that got the best surprise for his birthday:


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