Texas: Trump leads Cruz in Lone Star State. The day before Donald Trump carried Indiana and ended the chance of Ted Cruz obtaining a contested convention, a Gravis Marketing poll of Texas Republicans showed Trump with 45%, Cruz with 40% and John Kasich with 15%, reports The Quorum Report ……. Washington, DC: Obama echoes Trump? In an op-ed in the Washington Post yesterday, headlined “America, not China, should call the shots on trade,” President Obama wrote, “China is negotiating a trade deal [with its Asian neighbors] that would carve up some of the fastest-growing markets in the world at our expense, putting American jobs, businesses and goods at risk.” Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery? ……. Virginia: Cuccinelli not running for governor. Former state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) told the Washington Post that he was not going to run for governor again. He did not, however, rule out a future US Senate bid …….