Lucifer in the Flesh-Fiorina 2016

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Lucifer in the Flesh-Fiorina 2016
April 28th, 2016
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"Lucifer in the Flesh-Fiorina 2016," quips National Journal's Rebecca Nelson, after reading a most low-key headlined post "John Boehner talks election, time in office" in which the former speaker tells the Stanford Daily that Ted Cruz is just that--"Lucifer in the flesh" (at 2,400+ shares right now). "It would seem retired John Boehner is more fun than Speaker Boehner. Now we know what he was thinking all along," points out NPR's Tamara Keith. "John Boehner would be a fantastic person to get irresponsibly drunk with," concludes Spencer Hall at SB Nation. "More like John Bro-ehner," muses The Atlantic's David A. Graham of Boehner's admission that "My proudest accomplishment is walking out of there the same jackass I was 25 yrs before." Although Heidi N. Moore also observes that Boehner "says he is 'texting buddies' with Donald Trump." And what about his perception of Kasich, you ask? "I think I'm the John Kasich of my friends," decides The Atlantic's Marina Koren.

Speaking of Kasich, it was he - not Cruz - who has been endorsed by nation’s largest Hispanic business group. "Cruz's 'divisive rhetoric' on #immigration cost him endorsement from a big Hispanic group," notes Ed O'Keefe with the Washington Post. Clinton was endorsed, as well, by the way. Undaunted, Cruz has already updated his campaign site to reflect yesterday's Hail Mary strategy, so cruise on over to for a gander. "So now it’s Why are women so often known by their first names and men by their last names? Alliteration?" wonders CNN's Jodi Enda. Elsewhere, Campbell Brown writes in Politico that she indeed blames TV for Trump. "I didn't know this. Pretty amazing fact. ... Campbell Brown savaging her previous profession," marvels Jay Rosen. And back in the actual White House, President Obama weighs his economic legacy. "Presidents make marginal contributions to the performance of the economy. They should be assessed on those terms," argues NYT's Binyamin Appelbaum.

Incredibly, and Oklahoma court has just ruled that oral sex is not rape if the victim is unconscious from drinking. "'I can't even' exists for stories like this," insists Dave Earley at Guardian Australia. Meanwhile, across the pond, Labour MPs called for Ken Livingstone to be suspended over his anti-Semitism comments, and here's how the Internet reacted to Ken Livingstone's most disastrous day. "There are just so many toilet puns out there," muses BuzzFeed UK's Francis Whittaker. Meanwhile, the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek tackles Yahoo's $8 billion black hole while the Wall Street Journal dissects Elon Musk's unusual financial moves. "Only Elon Musk: a deep dive into his risky financial shuffling between Tesla, SpaceX and SolarCity," explains WSJ's Scott Austin. And trending in tragedy, this New York Times reflection on a toddler, a loose gun in a car, and the death of a mother. "Mother fatally shot while driving. The shooter? Her toddler in the back seat. Tragically, not that unusual," NYT's Richard Pérez-Peña reminds us.

Question of the day


Our last question asked: Twitter erupted after a viral Vine revealed Ted Cruz made what gaffe at a rally in Indiana? He called the basektball hoop a "basketball ring." Guess that's a pretty big offense in a hoops-lovin' state like Indiana.

Congratulations to Lucia A. Walinchus at Professional News Services for being the very first to get that right! Honorable mentions go out to Eve Byron (who sympathized with Cruz in determining what to call "that thingy the basketball is supposed to drop through. The ring? The 'Net? The hoop?"), Maureen MacGregor (who adds the hashtag #whitemenapparentlycan'tthinkeither), Ken WalkerShaleila (who notes ".looks like ball isn't life for ted cruz"), John Wall (who adds "Bobby Plumb appalled"), Mark Edwards (who notes it's the "official sport of Indiana"), Mark Gibbs (who quips "Next day, calls Fiorina a veep. Three's a charm, Ted"), Robert Fortner and Ron Casalotti (who jokes "Hoosier Daddy?! ... He then said he was looking forward to visiting a baseball rhombus").

As for today's question, here it is: Arianna Huffington is recusing herself from editing stories about what? (And for what reason)?

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Career Updates
Journo job moves for Thursday


Your career moves to know this morning:

  • A change in medium: Alex Wagner (at right) departs MSNBC for The Atlantic as senior editor. In addition to writing for the outlet, Wagner will also play a role in its live events and video projects.

  • Starting May 2: Gene Maddaus will join Variety as senior media reporter. In his new role, Maddaus will be covering the intersection of sports, politics, technology, city issues and Hollywood news. Previously, Gene worked at LA Weekly as a staff writer focusing on local news and politics.

  • From Minnesota to MissouriDavid Cazares joins St. Louis Public Radio as an editor for the arts, heath and science. Cazares most recently served as web and distribution editor, arts reporter and podcast host at Minnesota Public Radio.

Don’t forget - if you change your job in journalism or move to a different news organization, be sure to email Kirsten (kirsten [at] sawhorsemedia [dot] com) so we can reflect your new title. News job changes only, please! Thanks!
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