Trump, Bush and Kasich appeared in a CNN town hall last night and we learned so, so much
-- The Donald could use some help in the math department
: When one-third of your campaign funds are donations
, you're not really a "self-funder."
-- Kasich hugs it out
: Earlier yesterday, Kasich hugged a man who shared a deeply personal story
. Last night, he essentially hugged the entire national audience.
-- Bush doesn't get W's art: He called it "weird."
-- Trump won't back down
: Not only did he continue his attack on George W. for going into Iraq, he offered a new theory
: "I think the son (was) being loyal to the father."
-- He cut the Pope some slack though:
Earlier in the day, the Pope said anyone who pushes for a wall
is "not Christian," prompting The Donald to claim, I am so a Christian
. Last night, he said if he wanted beef, he'd go to Mickey D's
-- Kasich's aw-shucks finish: "I'm not that great a guy, OK? I'm just doing the best I can."
2. SAN BERNARDINO SHOOTING
This has turned into a fight between Goliath and Goliath. In one corner is the federal government
, which wants Apple to grant it access to San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook's iPhone so it can figure out the shady people who helped plot the massacre. Siding with Team Security are politicians of both stripes
. In the other corner is Apple
, which says it can't because of the precedent it'll set. Backing Team Privacy are Silicon Valley heavyweights Google, Twitter and Facebook
. This is going to get messy.
Children of the damned:
Militant groups using child soldiers are nothing new. But the way ISIS does it, is. A new study, out today, says the terrorists treat kids no differently than adults, sending them on attacks right alongside grownups. You see, the sanctity of childhood means zip to these monsters
. Shocking still, some of these kids are part of ISIS' military operations with their parents' consent
. So, how many child soldiers are in ISIS ranks? The study estimates at least 1,500.
4. CALIFORNIA GAS LEAK
Win the battle not the war:
Finally -- finally
-- some good news for Porter Ranch. The worst natural gas leak in U.S. history is now permanently capped
. That only took Southern California Gas FOUR MONTHS! At its height, the leak spewed 97,000 pounds of methane per hour and displaced thousands from their homes. Up next: What effect this calamity will have on property values and, more importantly, the long-term health of residents. So, let's not throw around high fives just yet.
5. UGANDA ELECTIONS
A lot has changed in Uganda in the last 30 years except one thing: President Yoweri Musevini. The 71-year-old is hoping for a fifth term and rights groups say he's doing his darndest to make sure he gets it. The country voted yesterday in an election that saw the detention of the leading opposition candidate, a ban on social media (which had been used as a rallying cry) and ballot stuffing (for Musevini, of course). We'll find out the results today
. One guess who'll win?
There's more ...
World powers have their fingers crossed that guns will go silent in Syria today
... Pope Francis said contraceptives can be used to prevent the spread of Zika
- even though they're a Church no-no ... Bill Cosby sues one of his accusers
saying she violated a civil settlement by cooperating in his criminal investigation ...There's a timeout in the trial of five Baltimore cops in Freddie Gray's death
while Maryland decides whether another officer can be forced to testify against them.
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Quote of the day: "Gloria Steinem ... made me [an] honorary woman many, many years ago"
-- Bernie Sanders
, trying a new tack
to convince female voters he walks the walk on issues important to women.
Sleepless in Seattle?
Try wide awake in Waikiki. A new study finds that people in Hawaii get the least zzzs
You've got mail
France is considering a law that makes it OK to ignore that note from your boss
when you're out of office. Quoi?
A Canadian island that asked Americans to move there if Trump wins got 50,000 inquiries in 3 days
-- more than all of last year.
Gilmour Academy won its basketball playoff with 108 POINTS
! But a slow clap for the other team -- for scoring once.
New kid on the block
Check out this squee-worthy addition
at a Boston zoo. Too. Much. Cuteness.
What's for lunch
Here's what's happening later
Born in the U.S.A.:
Under my umbrella (ella ella eh eh)
Guy borrows a Starbucks umbrella and goes around the University of Utah, walking students to class, in this random act of awesomeness.