“If you’re a Hispanic Republican right now, who has a national platform, your mind is immediately spinning towards thinking about 2016, thinking about 2020. I think Ted Cruz is trying to stake out ground as a certain kind of — [pauses] — getting a lot of loyalty among a more fractious, more populist part of the Republican party.”
—New York magazine’s John Heilemann appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
- The Trump administration is rolling back an Obama-era policy aimed at protecting transgender students in public schools.
- North Dakota police have begun clearing out Standing Rock protester camps at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.
- Seven Earth-sized planets that could have water and possibly sustain life have been discovered orbiting a dwarf star, NASA announced today.
- Facebook is in negotiations with the Major League Baseball League to possibly stream one game per week during the 2017 season.