Republican Ted Cruz’s decisive victory over Donald Trump in Wisconsin gave him momentum at a crucial time and put pressure on the front-running Trump to show he can absorb the shock and bounce back in upcoming primary states. On the Democratic side, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont easily defeated front-runner Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin, adding to Clinton’s frustration that she has not been able to swiftly knock out a rival who has attacked her from the left and march to the presidential nomination. Wisconsin political consultant & President of Edge Marketing Brian Fraley (Listen here) and Howard Fineman from Huffington Post joined John with reaction to the Wisconsin primary. (Listen here)
The crew of a U.S. Navy ship stopped a massive Iranian arms shipment dead in its tracks, seizing thousands of weapons that likely were headed to Yemen. President Obama says Iran was obeying the “letter” of its landmark nuclear agreement with the West, but not the “spirit” of it. Meanwhile, according to officials, North Korea has the capability to mount a nuclear warhead on a medium-range missile that could strike targets in Russia, China, Japan and the Korean Peninsula. Former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton joined John with reaction. (Listen here)
Illinois State Representative Ron Sandack from the 81st district joined John to talk about the bill going through the state legislature that would regulate daily fantasy sports websites and the continuing budget battle in Springfield. (Listen here)
CPS accidentally told 500 parents their kid had been accepted into magnet school. There were only 16 slots open, and they went out acceptance letters to 512 families. They’ve since reached out to families to apologize and offer “alternative options.” How would you react if that happened to your little snowflake?
A couple of President Obama’s final exams from his time as a Constitutional Law professor has hit the Internet. He was pretty whimsical with some of his fictional situations for the questions. We’ve posted a few questions on our Reddit page.
Researchers at Stanford University found that humans were “emotionally aroused” when asked to touch a humanoid robot in its “inaccessible” regions. Ten human volunteers responded to commands from an Aldebaran Robotics Nao robot, such as “please touch my buttocks.” A sensor worn on the hand of the participants measured skin conductance, revealing that physiological and emotional arousal took place when such tasks were performed.
Donald Trump’s star almost never shines bright on the Walk of Fame. People keep vandalizing the star he received in 2007 for his work on The Apprentice. The Los Angeles Times reports that his red tile outside of the Hollywood and Highland Center is routinely defaced with spray paint, graffiti and even dog poop.