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QUOTE OF THE DAY
"Beyonce Bounce" – What Red Lobster is calling the huge spike in sales after Bey's "Formation" drop. Because everything she touches turns to gold…or coconut shrimp.
LIVE FREE AND VOTE
Yesterday, New Hampshire snowplowed its way to the polls for the first primary of 2016.
Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT). Both by a yuuuuge double-digit margin. This was not a surprise.
WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
On the GOP side, it means Trump got back a bit of the mojo he lost last week in Iowa. But, for establishment Republican voters desperately seeking another option, last night was about who would come in second. That went to Gov. John Kasich (OH). He beat out Iowa winner Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), and former Gov. Jeb Bush (FL). Meanwhile, Sen. Marco Rubio (FL) got the fifth place ribbon, and said 'my bad' for last weekend's debate. On the Dem side, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton 'still loves NH.' But the longtime frontrunner's had a rocky two weeks. Now, Sanders – a democratic socialist who was supposed to be a long-shot – is getting a second look in upcoming primary states. Pretty, pretty, pretty good for him.
THE *: Check out our fancy Insta image below to share a snapshot of 2016 so far
REPEAT AFTER ME...
WHAT TO SAY TO YOUR FRIEND WHO'S BEEN CRASHING ON YOUR COUCH FOR A FEW MONTHS…
You've gotta go. That's what Flint's mayor is saying to the city's lead pipes. Yesterday, she unveiled a $55 million plan to replace all of them. Flint, MI is the city that's become national news because of its clean water crisis. For months, people have been trying to avoid using tap water and relying on bottled water instead. It all started in 2014, when the city switched off of the Detroit water system in order to save some cash. Turns out, that wasn't such a great idea. The water wasn't treated properly, and lead started leaching from old pipes into the drinking water. Cue lots of children showing high levels of lead in their blood tests. Which could mean developmental issues down the road. There are ongoing investigations into what officials knew and when. In the meantime, Flint's focusing on removing the bad pipes by next year. Good idea.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR MOM TEXTS TO REMIND YOU IT'S ASH WEDNESDAY...
Some things never change. Unfortunately, the same goes for Johnny Manziel. You might know him for being the first college freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. But you probably also know him as the NFL QB who for years has seemed to never be able to get his sh*t together. Yesterday, reports surfaced that the Cleveland Browns "lied" when they said Manziel had to miss the final game of the NFL season due to concussion symptoms. This was reportedly to cover up for Manziel showing up drunk to practice. The Browns claim the reports about their alleged lies are lies. Meanwhile, earlier this week, a lawyer for Manziel's ex-girlfriend spoke out about a criminal investigation into the footballer. Late last month, Manziel allegedly hit his now ex-girlfriend so hard that her attorney says she still can't hear out of one ear. Manziel has denied any wrongdoing. She's since gotten a protective order against him, and police are looking into the incident. All of this comes as the Browns are reportedly considering dropping Manziel from their lineup. And all of which might have had something to do with his agent dropping him last week. #Winning.
WHAT TO SAY WHEN YOUR BF SENDS YOU A LINK TO SNEAKERS RIGHT BEFORE V-DAY...
Add them to the wish list. Yesterday, President Obama submitted his last budget proposal to Congress. It's basically a $4 trillion wish list for everything he wants to leave behind as his White House legacy. It's also his final budget face-off with a Republican-led Congress. Insert single tear emoji. The GOP's least favorite parts include expanded unemployment insurance and more money for climate change initiatives. But some parts could actually make the GOP smile and nod, like $1 billion for cancer research and $4 billion for education that will teach kids how to code. Obama also wants to dedicate a casual $19 billion to making sure the country's security passwords are a little more advanced than 'ABC123.' There's still pretty much no chance Congress will rubber stamp this budget. But there's a very good chance the Republican candidates for president will have some opinions about it on the campaign trail.
SKIMM'R OF THE WEEK
Gavin Armstrong & Lucky Iron Fish (Ontario, Canada): A lot of people around the world don't get enough iron in their diet, which can lead to health problems. Gavin's company decided to fix that, starting in Cambodia. They distribute and sell blocks of iron shaped like fish that you can drop into a pot while you cook. When you buy a fish, a fish is sent to a family in need.
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