Everybody calls the Wisconsin Democratic primary early.

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It’s pretty much clear at this point that Bernie Sanders will win the Wisconsin primary, and by a lot. It’s a straight proportional primary, so while my mom will be overjoyed at the results (and by the fact that Ted Cruz is curbstomping Donald Trump), Hillary Clinton will still trawl some delegates from the mix. And, of course, Clinton still has the super-delegates to cushion her from the grim reality of tonight.

Honestly, the real race tonight is going to be the Supreme Court matchup between (Republican) Rebecca Bradley and (Democrat) JoAnne Kloppenburg. That one may take a while, if what I’m hearing about it is accurate. Guess we’ll see…

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BOOM: Ted Cruz Wins Wisconsin

Per expectations, Ted Cruz has won the Republican Primary in Wisconsin. NBC called it shortly after polls closed at 9pm. Fox News and Decision Desk HQ shortly after.

You will hear spin that because it was expected, it’s not a big loss to Donald Trump, but that is not true. These delegates matter a great deal and this is a big blow to Trump’s chances of getting to the convention with 1237.

Here are the early numbers: With 20% of precincts reporting, Ted Cruz has a 21 point lead over Trump, at 51.6% to 30.6%. Kasich is at 15.5%.

Remember there are 42 delegates up for grabs here. A huge prize. The apportionment is described here by Dan Spencer.

This post will be updated to include the latest numbers and the delegate tally as the night goes on.

So much for Donald’s big surprise.

Update: with over 70% reporting, Cruz still has a 17 point lead, and is over 50%.(11 p.m EDT)

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The Wisconsin Primary Results are In–And There’s Been a Crushing Loss in the Democratic Race

Wisconsin Democrats joined the pack of states backing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

The state’s 86 delegates will be awarded proportionally and its 10 super delegates are free to chose which candidate they will support.

The win comes just days after a number of both strategic and symbolic victories for the Sanders campaign:

  • Sanders gained momentum after his three-state sweep (Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii) late last month;
  • Sanders’s campaign announced a new fundraising high of $44 million in March;
  • tussle between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and a Greenpeace activist suggests the Democratic rival is increasingly frustrated she still has to campaign against Sanders.

Sanders was favored to win Wisconsin and he had campaigned aggressively in the state in the days before the primary. But the Senator from Vermont was once a huge underdog, according to the polling averages by FiveThirtyEight.

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At a campaign stop in Sheboygan, WI, on Friday, the insurgent candidate explicitly contrasted himself with Clinton:

“As many of you may know, Secretary Clinton has given speeches on Wall Street for $225,000 per speech. You know what I think? If you’re going to give a speech for $225,000, it must be a really fantastic speech, don’t you think?

“Why else would you get $225,000? It must be written in Shakespearean prose. It must be a speech that solves most, if not all, the problems facing humanity.”

His call for Clinton to share the speech transcripts was only one of the points of disagreement he mentioned, touching on fracking, Clinton’s support from individuals who work for fossil fuel companies, and Clinton’s super-PAC.

For her part, Clinton split her time last week between Wisconsin and New York state, which has its primary on April 19th. In the days before Wisconsin’s primary, former president Bill Clinton campaigned on his wife’s behalf while she held rallies with Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York.

PURCHASE, NEW YORK - MARCH 31: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton enters an auditorium at SUNY Purchase on March 31, 2016 in Purchase, New York. Clinton gave a speech to both students and supporters that covered a host of domestic and international issues. New York will hold its primaries on April 19. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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With less than 24 hours until the polls opened, Bill stumped for Hillary in Milwaukee:

“She’d be the best president. She`s always been a change-maker and she’s always been a leader.”

Sanders, meanwhile, brought out actor Tim Robbins on a Monday afternoon rally and encouraged Democrats who “feel Bernie in their hearts but are supporting Hillary with their pragmatic brains,” to not compromise their ideals:

“We’ve all been fed a steady stream of simplistic propaganda that furthers the establishment’s narrative that Hillary’s the presumptive nominee. And if we were sheep, if we had gotten in line, there’d be no problem now. … Times have changed.”

Clinton does indeed have an advantage in the overall Democratic delegate count.

Before Wisconsin, Clinton has 1,243 pledged delegates to Sanders’s 980. When superdelegates are thrown in, her lead grows: 1,712 to 1,011. A total of 2,383 delegates are needed to clinch the Democratic nomination.

Though Sanders in recent weeks has suggested superdelegates should “rethink their position with Hillary Clinton” once voters have their say, it isn’t clear that has been happening.

The two candidates next face off in Wyoming, which has 18 delegates at stake, on April 9th. But the real prize is New York’s 247 delegates up for grabs just 10 days later.

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Donald Trump Just Got His ‘Big Surprise’–in Wisconsin Primary Being Called a ‘Tipping Point’

Battling hard in the State of Wisconsin to the final moments, the first Republican primary results in nearly two weeks have been announced.

The Badger State has voted and the results are in:

Donald Trump shook hands and campaigned hard to the very end, telling supporters to look for a ‘big surprise’ in the primary race. Well, the results came in–and it turns out that he wasn’t the winner.

Senator Ted Cruz won the state of Wisconsin, taking in the lion’s share of the state’s 42 delegates, and inching closer to the Republican nomination for president.

The delegate count as it stood before the Wisconsin primary:

Wisconsin holds 42 Republican delegates — 18 at-large and 24 representing the state’s 8 congressional districts. ABC News explains how they’re divided:

“The at-large delegates are winner-take-all and based on the statewide vote. Whoever wins the statewide vote gets all 18 delegates. The Congressional districts are winner-take-all based on district. So, for example, if Ted Cruz wins one Congressional district, he will get all 3 of the delegates there. If he wins all 8 districts, he will get all 24 delegates.”

Cruz has surpassed Trump in Wisconsin polls since late February, and began dominating the entire field as the state’s “frontrunner” since late March. Despite Cruz’s lead, Trump ranked ahead of Cruz in last week‘s ARG poll by 10 points among Wisconsinites likely to vote during the GOP primary.

As Republican political pundit Karl Rove said in regards to Donald Trump, “If he wins Wisconsin, the contest is over.” It looks like the race shall go on.

The next set of Republican primaries will take place in New York, where there are 95 delegates at stake.

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Mom Reveals Newborn Turned ‘Blue and Floppy’ All Because of What She Didn’t Do While Pregnant

Mom-to-be Cormit contracted pertussis, also known as whooping cough, during the last two week of her pregnancy. She doesn’t know why and she doesn’t know how, but while Cormit recovered “very quickly,” her baby has been suffering for the last four weeks.

According to Mayo Clinic, whooping cough primarily affects young children who haven’t yet completed the full course of vaccinations or teenagers and adults whose immunity has faded.

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Deaths associated with whooping cough are rare, but more common among infants. As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports, there are approximately 16 million cases of pertussis a year and about 195,000 deaths worldwide.

Seeing her baby turn from red, to blue, to black, and eventually just flop in her hands is one of the hardest things Cormit, as well as other mothers, have ever had to watch.

Cormit reveals the precise moment she realized she made a mistake.

Independent Journal Review attempted to contact Cormit, but was unable to do so.

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One Week After Ivanka Gives Birth Her Daughter Shows Just How Strong Her Bond Is With New Baby

Since the birth of her third child, Theodore James, on March 27th, Ivanka Trump has shared much of his new life with the public. Many had watched her attend her father’s campaign events as she got bigger and bigger, wondering when the baby would arrive.

And when he finally made an appearance, Ivanka quickly shared his first photos with the world.

From his very first hospital photos:

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A photo posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Mar 27, 2016 at 6:07pm PDT

To snaps with his adoring father, Jared Kushner:

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Even an official birth announcement:

But just when America was certain that baby Theodore couldn’t get any cuter, Ivanka posted a short video of her four-year-old daughter Arabella showing off her “big sister skills”:

Arabella serenading her new baby brother. ????

A video posted by Ivanka Trump (@ivankatrump) on Apr 4, 2016 at 1:08pm PDT

Clearly, Arabella takes being a big sister seriously!

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Stop What You’re Doing and Watch Ed Asner Do the Unspeakable to Sally Struthers

Legendary actors Ed Asner and Sally Struthers heated things up at last week’s Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

As a refresher, Ed Asner starred in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Lou Grant,” and voiced one of the characters in “Up”:

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Struthers got her start in “All in the Family”:

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Well, neither of them has lost their spunk.

TMZ reports that the 86-year-old Asner, after ending his presentation speech for the festival’s “Independent Spirit Award” seized upon an apparent romantic opportunity between himself and the 68-year-old “All In The Family” and “Gilmore Girls” star as she approached the podium to follow up Asner’s speech.

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Asner pulled some slick moves:

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And then went in for a little aperitif:

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But the fireworks continued when the music started pumping and Struthers struck out on her own with some amazing dance moves. This one’s called “Podium Love:”

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And here’s something that probably can’t be named:

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The hot ‘n heavy pair is not known to be dating, though both are currently single. They’ve only shared the screen once together—in the 1975 t.v. movie “Hey, I’m Alive.”

Watch the full video below….if you think you’re ready.

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Beyoncé Insists She’s Not Anti-Cop. Well, Maybe She Should Take a Look at These Photos…

It’s been nearly two months since Beyoncé’s controversial Super Bowl performance that divided a nation.

Queen Bey stunned viewers during the halftime show, which many felt was an ode to the #BlackLivesMatter movement, full of women dressed in attire resembling the Black Panthers:

Many felt she was criticizing law enforcement. While Beyoncé has long been silent on the issue, she recently opened up to ELLE Magazine about her attitude toward police, saying:

“I mean, I’m an artist and I think the most powerful art is usually misunderstood. But anyone who perceives my message as anti-police is completely mistaken. I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe.

The most-nominated woman in Grammy history further explains that she wholeheartedly supports law enforcement officials, but is totally against police brutality:

“But let’s be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things. If celebrating my roots and culture during Black History Month made anyone uncomfortable, those feelings were there long before a video and long before me. I’m proud of what we created and I’m proud to be a part of a conversation that is pushing things forward in a positive way.”

If you look at Beyoncé’s “Formation” music video, you’ll see 15 separate images of her visibly standing, sitting or laying on a New Orleans cop car submerged in water:

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The images don’t necessarily mean she’s against police, but many feel that this definitely isn’t something those who support law enforcement would do.

With that line of thinking, not everyone bought her recent explanation:

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But Beyoncé fans came out in full force to defend their queen:

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Beyoncé will soon embark on her “Formation” tour around the world. Her first concert is in Miami April 27.

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Do you think Beyoncé really does support police?

Yes, it’s just a music video.

No, actions speak louder than words.

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