The Lid: The Hoosier State Decides

Voters wait to cast their ballot in the Indiana Primary at the Hamilton Co. Auto Auction, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Noblesville, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)Darron Cummings / AP

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By Carrie Dann and Andrew Rafferty

Welcome to The Lid, your afternoon dose of the 2016 ethos… The Broadway play “Hamilton,” which captured the titanic historical clashes over America’s philosophical foundations, scored a record-setting 16 Tony nominations on Tuesday. Shortly after the news, we were reminded that the nation’s revolutionary spirit still lives on today, when a presidential candidate talked about a rival’s venereal diseases.

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‘16 from 30,000

It’s another Tuesday, or - for political journalists - another Cold Pizza and Circadian Rhythm Disruption Day! Will there be a Cruz surprise that salvages his campaign in Indiana, or will the frontrunner triumph and force even the ardent anti-Trump crowd into acceptance? Will Sanders build on his case to stay the course, or will Clinton add another victory to the W column?

Follow all the developments here.



“I guess I should go ahead and admit, yes, my dad killed JFK, he is secretly Elvis, and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his backyard.”

  • Ted Cruz, mocking Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claim that Cruz’s father was linked to the Kennedy assassination


Hillary Clinton is in Washington to deliver remarks at an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month reception.

Bernie Sanders is in Lexington, Kentucky.

Cruz holds rallies in Nebraska and Washington.