Ted Cruz: Kasich Campaign ‘Pulling Out of Indiana’ – Kasich: ‘Vote for Me, Indiana!’

1thumb-8It looks like the deal that Ted Cruz and John Kasich struck in order to deny Donald Trump the Republican nomination is in danger of collapsing like a papier-mâché border wall. Each campaign released statements this weekend indicating that they would allocate resources in upcoming states in order to help the other, but on Monday, both Cruz and Kasich took very public steps in opposite directions. While the Kasich campaign’s statement said they were “comfortable with our delegate position in Indiana” and would shift resources to give Cruz a “clear path” in the state, Ted Cruz told reporters on Monday that it’s “big news that John Kasich has made the decision to pull out of Indiana, and give us a head-to-head contest with Donald Trump.” Kasich didn’t get the memo that he was “pulling out” of the state, and told reporters that voters in Indiana should still vote Kasich:

After School Drops ‘Robert E. Lee’ Nickname, Voters Pick ‘Donald J. Trump’ Instead

Lee schoolAfter an Austin school district voted to rename an elementary school named for Confederate general Robert E. Lee, voters rebelled against the project by voting for figures like Donald Trump and Adolf Hitler to retain the honor instead. Donald J. Trump Elementary received the most votes, followed by Robert E. Lee Elementary. Coming in seventh with eight votes was the Adolf Hitler School for Friendship and Tolerance. The highest rated serious suggestion was Russell Lee Elementary, named for a famous Austin photographer. But there was ample evidence that most of the voting was facetiously mocking the political correctness of shedding Lee’s name, with 4chan and Reddit-themed suggestions dominating the process. Among the other suggestions:

Comebacks? Unlikely. Frontrunners Clinton, Trump Bound to Win Big in Tomorrow’s Primaries

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.17.17 PMHeading into last week’s New York primary, there was a widespread assumption that each of the party frontrunners would walk away victorious. In this case — unlike with states like Michigan and Wisconsin before it — the polls proved to be correct; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won a decisive Democratic victory by outmaneuvering her Brooklyn-born competitor, while Donald Trump took home the lion’s share of delegates in the Empire State. The wins for both Clinton and Trump moved the needle closer to the next phase of the 2016 cycle, the one where political media as a whole speculates rampantly on VP picks (“Will Clinton choose Warren?!” No, she won’t, stop) and the conservative base has largely fallen into a comatose malaise about a Trump nomination. It would appear as if the Clinton camp has avoided a disastrous second act to their 2008 debacle, while Trump’s stranglehold over Continue reading "Comebacks? Unlikely. Frontrunners Clinton, Trump Bound to Win Big in Tomorrow’s Primaries"

Comebacks? Unlikely. Frontrunners Clinton, Trump Bound to Win Big in Tomorrow’s Primaries

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.17.17 PMHeading into last week’s New York primary, there was a widespread assumption that each of the party frontrunners would walk away victorious. In this case — unlike with states like Michigan and Wisconsin before it — the polls proved to be correct; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won a decisive Democratic victory by outmaneuvering her Brooklyn-born competitor, while Donald Trump took home the lion’s share of delegates in the Empire State. The wins for both Clinton and Trump moved the needle closer to the next phase of the 2016 cycle, the one where political media as a whole speculates rampantly on VP picks (“Will Clinton choose Warren?!” No, she won’t, stop) and the conservative base has largely fallen into a comatose malaise about a Trump nomination. It would appear as if the Clinton camp has avoided a disastrous second act to their 2008 debacle, while Trump’s stranglehold over Continue reading "Comebacks? Unlikely. Frontrunners Clinton, Trump Bound to Win Big in Tomorrow’s Primaries"

Trump Hits Kasich: ‘I Have Never Seen a Human Being Eat in Such a Disgusting Fashion!’

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.39.46 PMFirst, let me apologize to you. The headline you clicked misrepresents what, exactly, Donald Trump said about John Kasich. Technically, he called him a “yuman being,” but I just didn’t think it made sense to put that in the headline. Second, you need to watch this:
Earlier this morning, our own Tommy Christopher questioned why the Big Three were showing footage of Kasich eating. Now, Trump has taken a crack at the Ohio governor’s eating habits, which we thought couldn’t get more controversial after he tucked into some pizza with a fork a few weeks ago. “Do you want that for your president?” Trump asked the crowd in Rhode Island. He was met with laughter. Well, do you? [image via screengrab] For more from Lindsey, follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

Trump Hits Kasich: ‘I Have Never Seen a Human Being Eat in Such a Disgusting Fashion!’

Screen Shot 2016-04-25 at 1.39.46 PMFirst, let me apologize to you. The headline you clicked misrepresents what, exactly, Donald Trump said about John Kasich. Technically, he called him a “yuman being,” but I just didn’t think it made sense to put that in the headline. Second, you need to watch this:
Earlier this morning, our own Tommy Christopher questioned why the Big Three were showing footage of Kasich eating. Now, Trump has taken a crack at the Ohio governor’s eating habits, which we thought couldn’t get more controversial after he tucked into some pizza with a fork a few weeks ago. “Do you want that for your president?” Trump asked the crowd in Rhode Island. He was met with laughter. Well, do you? [image via screengrab] For more from Lindsey, follow her on Twitter or Facebook.