What We're Following This Afternoon

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

‘Lucifer in the flesh’: That’s former House Speaker John Boehner’s description of Senator Ted Cruz, the Republican presidential candidate. You can read what else he had to say about Cruz and others here.

Comcast to buy DreamWorks Animation: The price is $3.8 billion, which values each share of DreamWorks Animation at $41, a 27 percent premium over its closing price Wednesday. Comcast also owns NBCUniversal.

London’s former mayor suspended by party over remarks: Ken Livingstone appeared to suggest Hitler was a Zionist. After much outrage from his fellow Labour Party member, he was suspended pending an investigation.

News from the morning here