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Wisconsin teacher allegedly calls Rush Limbaugh’s cancer diagnosis ‘awesome,’ gets placed on leave

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A Wisconsin public school teacher was reportedly placed on leave this week after he allegedly called Rush Limbaugh‘s advanced cancer diagnosis “awesome” and said he hopes the radio host’s death is painful.

“limbaugh absolutely should have to suffer from cancer. it’s awesome that he’s dying, and hopefully it is as quick as it is painful,” Travis Sarandos, who teaches in Milwaukee, allegedly tweeted Monday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Sarandos was replying to another tweet whose author said they hoped Limbaugh recovered quickly and would advocate for affordable health care for everyone, the newspaper reported.

The teacher’s tweet sparked a backlash after local radio host Mark Belling posted it on his blog Tuesday.

Milwaukee Public Schools first said Sarandos did not speak for the district but later confirmed he had been placed on leave.

Limbaugh announced on his radio show Monday that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.

On Tuesday night, President Trump awarded Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, during the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol.

Limbaugh returned to his show Friday after missing three shows for treatments. He said those supporting him since disclosing his diagnosis have made him feel like “one of the luckiest people alive.”

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Sarandos has since deleted his Twitter account, the Journal Sentinel reported.

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Buttigieg edges past Sanders in latest New Hampshire poll

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MANCHESTER, N.H. —  Pete Buttigieg is surging – and has edged past Democratic presidential nomination rival Sen. Bernie Sanders in a new survey in New Hampshire, where voters will head to the polls Tuesday in the first primary election of the 2020 race for the White House.

The former mayor of South bend, Ind., is in a statistical tied with the populist senator from Vermont among likely voters in the Granite State, with former Vice President Joe Biden a distant fourth, a Suffolk University survey for the Boston Globe and WBZ-TV released Friday night indicates.

The survey shows Buttigieg at 25 percent and Sanders at 24 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, according to Suffolk’s latest daily tracking poll results from Thursday and Friday evenings. Buttigieg has surged 10 percentage points over three nights.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts registers at 14 percent, edging up three points this week. Biden dropped to 11 percent, down four points over the past three nights.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was at 6 percent,  tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 3 percent, billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii each at 2 percent, Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado at 1 percent and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick at less than 1 percent, the Suffolk poll indicates.

New Hampshire voters are traditionally late deciders and the poll suggested this year is no different. Seven percent said they remained undecided as Tuesday’s primary election nears, and 45 percent of those backing a candidate said they could change their minds before casting their vote.

Earlier Friday, a new NBC News/Marist poll in New Hampshire showed Sanders at 25 percent support, with Buttigieg at 21 percent. Warren stood at 14 percent, with Biden at 13 percent and Klobuchar at 8 percent.

Steyer and Yang each registered at 4 percent, with Gabbard at 3 percent and Bennet and Patrick at 1 percent.

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The NBC News/Marist poll was conducted Tuesday-Thursday, with 709 likely Democratic presidential primary voters in New Hampshire questioned by live telephone operators. The survey’s sampling error was plus-or-minus 4.7 percentage points.

The Suffolk University poll interviewed 500 likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the Granite State on Thursday and Friday, using live telephone operators. The sampling error was plus-or-minus 4.4 percentage points

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AOC, Omar, Jayapal say DNC boss Tom Perez should be ‘held accountable’ for Iowa failure

The drumbeat for Democratic National Committee boss Tom Perez to be “held accountable” for recent party failures appears to be getting louder.

The latest Democrats to criticize Perez include U.S. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; and Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., all backers of 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Recent party setbacks have included the vote-count fiasco at Monday’s Iowa caucuses and Tuesday night’s disclosure that two officials on the host committee of the party’s upcoming national convention in Milwaukee had been fired over non-specified allegations that they oversaw a work environment where staff members were not being “respected.”

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Previously, Democrats such as former Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Washington state Democratic chairwoman Tina Podlodowski and party strategist Neil Sroka spoke out against Perez’s leadership.

“He doesn’t lead on anything,” Fudge told Politico.

On Friday, Ocasio-Cortez, Omar and Jayapal shared their views on the party chairman.

“What’s happened in Iowa is a complete disgrace and someone needs to be held responsible,” Ocasio-Cortez said outside the U.S. Capitol, according to the outlet. “I think there’s a conversation needed around taking responsibility for Iowa and ensuring that this bungled process never happens again.”

“What’s happened in Iowa is a complete disgrace and someone needs to be held responsible.”

— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

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U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is seen in New York City, April 5, 2019. (Getty Images)

Omar mentioned Perez by name in her remarks.

“I would say Tom Perez should be held accountable for this failure,” Omar told The Hill. “I believe it all starts from the top. These are things that Tom should do and should have done. If this was happening in my home state, we would be having a very serious conversation about what accountability would look like for our own chair.”

“I believe it all starts from the top. These are things that Tom should do and should have done.”

— Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

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​​​​​​​Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, March 6, 2019. (Associated Press)

Omar noted that the DNC had years to prepare for the Iowa caucuses and said it was “devastating” that more precautions weren’t in place to prevent this week’s vote-count situation.

Jayapal called the Iowa caucuses a “national embarrassment,” and said others deserved blame in addition to Perez.

“I’m sure there is shared blame to go around,” Jayapal told The Hill. “But Tom Perez is the head of the DNC, and I do think that there clearly was not the process in place to make sure all these [protocols] were going to be followed.”

“Tom Perez is the head of the DNC, and I do think that there clearly was not the process in place to make sure all these [protocols] were going to be followed.”

— Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.

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Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Jan. 30, 2019. (Associated Press)​​

The criticism of Perez followed a Twitter message the DNC leader posted Thursday, in which he blamed Iowa’s state-level Democratic Party for the caucus problems.

“Enough is enough,” Perez wrote. “In light of the problems that have emerged in the implementation of the delegate selection plan and in order to assure public confidence in the results, I am calling on the Iowa Democratic Party to immediately begin a recanvass.”

Podlodowski accused Perez of throwing Iowa officials “under the bus” after a long silence from the national DNC amid the vote-counting problems.

Neither news organizations nor the Iowa Democratic Party have been able to call a winner in Monday’s Iowa caucuses while Pete Buttigieg and Sanders are both claiming victory in the state.

As of late Friday, Buttigieg held a narrow lead in state delegate equivalents (SDEs), which help decide how many delegates a candidate gets to bring to the Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee later this year

Sanders, on the other hand, led in the popular vote from both the “first alignment” and the “second alignment” phases of the caucuses.

Those numbers could change, however, as the IDP has noted many irregularities in its vote count and it is highly likely candidates will call for reexaminations of the numbers, as Perez already has.

Meanwhile, DNC convention host committee members Liz Gilbert and Adam Alonso were fired Tuesday evening after initially being placed on leave following allegations made in a Jan. 30 letter signed by committee staffers, Wisconsin Public Radio reported.

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“Every employee has a right to feel respected in their workplace,” the host committee said in a statement, the outlet reported. “Based on the information we have learned to date, we believe the work environment did not meet the ideals and expectations of the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee Board of Directors. Accordingly, Liz Gilbert and Adam Alonso are no longer employed by the organization, effective immediately.”

The staffers alleged that Alonso “consistently bullied and intimidated staff members,” in particular the women, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported, and accused Gilbert of allowing “a culture that coddles male senior advisers and consultants.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and Tyler Olson contributed to this story.

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Leslie Marshall: New Hampshire Democratic debate winners and losers

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Friday was seventh and last Democratic debate before the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday. There were seven Democrats on stage at St. Anselm College in Manchester: Former Vice President Joe Biden, Senators Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and businessmen Andrew Yang and Tom Steyer.

So what was my take on this debate? Below you’ll find my winners and losers of the evening.

WINNERS

BIGGEST WINNER

Senator Amy Klobuchar

On Friday night Senator Klobuchar had a breakthrough moment; perhaps because the Minnesota senator knew this could be her last debate if she didn’t step it up and she did.

From her comments on systematic racism to what many, myself included, felt was the winning (and funniest) line of the night “We have a president that literally blames everyone…He blames the King of Denmark. Who does that? He blames the prime minister of Canada for, he claims, cutting him out of the Canadian version of ‘Home Alone 2.’ Who does that?!”

WINNER

Senator Elizabeth Warren

Senator Warren’s performance was strong and steady on Friday evening. She reminded many of us as to why she had risen (and so fast) in the polls in weeks past.

The Massachusetts senator is intelligent and had specific answers (and plans) for most of the questions posed.

She also came prepared. “Put real money into our schools,” she pleaded. “Put real money into housing. Put real money into health care. Put real money into the future of our children. That’s how we build the America of our best values.”

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Warren also told former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Buttigieg that his answer on race was not sufficient and then proceeded to give the best answer of the night on racial justice.

WINNER

Former Vice President Joe Biden

Joe Biden wasn’t the strongest performer on the stage on Friday night, and I know many may disagree with my choice here — especially after coming in fourth place in Iowa — but the former vice president had some breakout moments.

First, he directly criticized Sen. Bernie Sanders on an issue that is of immense importance to Democratic voters: guns and the Senator’s record on guns. This is something most of the other candidates forget or avoid pointing out.

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Second, Biden was at his best when he lashed out at President Trump for giving the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh at Tuesday night’s State of the Union rather than to impeachment witness Lt. Col. Vindman who was fired on Friday. Biden called him an American patriot and asked the audience to rise as a sign of support. It was passionate, powerful and quite genuine.

Winner

The final question posed to all the candidates about Child Poverty. That issue has not been referenced in a presidential debate since another prominent journalist, the late Cokie Roberts,  asked candidates about this issue in 1999.

Winner AND loser

By many measures, Bernie Sanders had a strong night on the stage especially when he took on Buttigieg regarding donations from billionaires. Still, this smacks of irony since Sanders himself is a millionaire.

He’s also in my loser column because at this point the senator has nothing new to say. We’ve heard it all by now. No matter what the question is, for Sanders, the answer always appears to be the same: blame the corporations.

LOSERS

Biggest Loser

Pete Buttigieg

The former mayor gave a lackluster, rather stale performance. His poor record on race in South Bend, Indiana caught up with him. And Sanders really hammered Buttigieg on his support from billionaires.

Loser

Tom Steyer. For some reason, Steyer tried to paint Joe Biden as a racist… again. It ultimately backfired for Sen. Kamala Harris and it might do the same for Steyer who was trying to put a dent in the armor Biden has with African-American voters before the South Carolina primary later this month.  There was one other puzzling moment from the candidate. For some reason, Steyer closed his remarks saying ‘Let’s rise together,’ a signature line that didn’t belong to him but rather to former Democratic presidential candidate Senator Cory Booker.

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Loser

Andrew Yang did not have a good night. I find Yang very likable but he did not stand out on the stage and didn’t really contribute anything that could move the needle for him.

Loser

Democrats — if we fail to put all our support behind whichever of these seven individuals become our nominee.

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Warren appears to target Buttigieg as she slams people who ‘suck up to billionaires’

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MANCHESTER, NH – Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg came under attack at Friday night’s Democratic presidential nomination debate by two of his top-tier rivals over his acceptance of campaign donations from billionaires and his reliance on super PACs to help support his White House bid.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren – who’s contributions have almost entirely come from small dollar grassroots donors – slammed the former South Bend, Indiana mayor without naming him.

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“I don’t think anyone should be able to buy their way into a nomination or to be president of the United States, she emphasized, before adding that, “I don’t think people who suck up to billionaires in order to fund their campaigns ought to do it.”

It was crystal clear she was training her fire on Buttigieg

The progressive senator from Massachusetts then added that “everyone on this stage is either a billionaire or is receiving help from PACs that can do unlimited spending. So if you really want to live where you say, then put your money where your mouth is and say no to the PACs.”

While Buttigieg’s waved off support from any super PACs formed specifically to back his campaign, he’s benefited from the efforts of Vote Vets, a pro-Democratic outside group that’s spent over $1 million in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire to run ads supporting the Afghanistan War veteran.

Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont,a fellow progressive standard bearer who like Warren has sworn off PACs and big donor contributions, also took aim at Buttigieg – and had no problem singling him out by name.

“Unlike some of the folks up here, I don’t have 40 billionaires, Pete, contributing to my campaign, coming from the pharmaceutical campaign, Wall Street and all the big money interests,” Sanders said.

“If we want to change America, you’re not going to do it by electing candidates who are going out to rich people’s homes begging for money,” Sanders stressed.

Buttigieg – responding to the criticism – fired back that “we are going into the fight of our lives. Donald Trump – according to news reports – and his allies raised $25 million today. We need to go into that fight with everything that we’ve got. Now I’ve been very clear on my record – where I sued pharmaceutical companies – and what I’ve campaigned for – which includes raising rages and raising taxes on the corporations and the wealthy.”

Buttigieg’s star has risen this week, after tying Sanders in Iowa’s caucuses. And he’s closing in on Sanders in the latest polls in New Hampshire, ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

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Sara Carter: If Durham probe doesn’t bring indictments, nothing will stop future ‘attempted coups’

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Investigative reporter Sarah Carter said Friday it will be hard to defend against flimsy investigations and violations of civil liberties if Connecticut federal prosecutor John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation doesn’t result in strong indictments.

Carter told “Hannity” that the known facts should help defend against a repeat of the FBI actions that ensnared former Trump campaign associate Carter Page and others during the 2016 campaign.

“The important thing to remember here is that even though Attorney General William Barr is going to have all of these new rules in place in an effort to avoid this happening in the future, I talked to sources today: Former senior FBI officials that say if there aren’t indictments — if people don’t actually pay the price for what happened here — which was an attempted coup, basically, on the president of the United States, and also just destroying the civil liberties of an American citizen, Carter Page, then what’s going to stop the next person?” she told host Sean Hannity.

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Hannity said Hillary Clinton “bought and paid for” the unverified dossier that served as the bureau’s basis for obtaining a warrant to spy on Page, claiming that the file was “premeditated fraud” on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, commonly known as the FISA Court

Carter agreed, remarking that a future attorney general could and would approve a similar application to the one presented to the FISA Court.

In addition, Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said the congressionally-established court should be “reshuffled.”

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Dershowitz said that under the way FISA operates currently, a “low-level” FBI official with an ax to grind against another person could claim they were working with a foreign government, and there wouldn’t be an opposition entity to play “devil’s advocate.”

“I think we have the joint, hopefully, bipartisan support for changing FISA to protect all American citizens, not just politicians,” he said.

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Sean Hannity on the president’s critics: ‘They all live in a bubble’

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Sean Hannity took another victory lap Friday, touting President Trump’s accomplishments and ripping Democrats for their lack thereof

Hannity began by taking on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her legacy.

“Now, ‘petty’ Pelosi, Oh, she’s not exactly a master strategist,” Hannity said. “She is an angry, bitter, mumbling, bumbling, sore loser and likely will, in fact, go down in history as the worst Speaker of the House that we have ever seen.”

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“One thing is a certainty tonight, we can say this: Her days as speaker are now numbered,” Hannity said before turning to other issues, like the dismissal of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council Friday.

“Mr. Vindman, you want to be in charge of foreign policy?” Hannity said of the man who made headlines during the impeachment inquiry. “Why don’t you try and run for president?”

The host then blasted the Democrats and the media for staying in their “bubble.”

“They all live in this bubble. They never question their own narratives. They never listen to opposing viewpoints,” Hannity said. “Most of them don’t even probably have conservative friends. They hate this show. But thank you for making us number one. We want to live up to your expectations every day and telling you the truth matters to us.”

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“This latest impeachment hoax might now be in the rearview mirror but the lying, the smears, the besmirchment, the conspiracy theories, they never end,” Hannity added.

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Mark Steyn on Buttigieg: ‘I have never seen any candidate who is so poll-tested and focus-grouped’

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Author and columnist Mark Steyn reacted Friday to Pete Buttigieg‘s apparent first-place finish in the official Iowa caucus results and his subsequent surge in the New Hampshire polls.

Steyn said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that host Tucker Carlson was correct when he suggested there is little of substance behind some of the things the former South Bend, Ind., mayor says and does.

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To prove the point, Carlson played a clip of Buttigieg speaking to a crowd about American democracy.

“It’s not a sizzling, glamorous issue, but the shape of our democracy is the issue that affects every other issue,” the mayor said in the clip.

“When I hear the voice of the people, they don’t seem exercised about its shape generally unless it’s like the Sausage & Egg McMuffin,” said Steyn, who added that another clip in which Buttigieg called for the “alliance among generations to try to make sure that the future really is better than the past” was equally interesting.

In reaction to Carlson reporting that the ex-mayor’s campaign had hired an adviser from Goldman Sachs, Steyn said such a move shows Buttigieg’s team will have to prove to the electorate that the 38-year-old is not a “corporate hologram.”

“I have never seen any candidate who is so poll-tested and focus-grouped as this one,” Steyn said. “It’s interesting to me that the — this is the first millennial to run for president and according to how you slice it, he may or may not have won the Iowa caucus. And he is in with a sporting chance of doing the same in New Hampshire. Yet actually with younger voters, he is incredibly unpopular.”

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The “Rush Limbaugh Show” guest host added that many millennial voters purportedly respect the idea of identity politics and gravitate toward younger, fresher candidates, but do not seem to be drawn to Buttigieg as much as they are to other candidates like the much older Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

Steyn predicted that while Buttigieg may follow up his strong Iowa performance with a similar outing in New Hampshire, he will run into a political headwind in South Carolina, which comes fourth in the nominating calendar.

“That’s why you get this nutty talk about Bloomberg and maybe even drafting [Sen.] Mitt Romney now [that] he is the holiest person on the planet,” he said. “So they are still looking for their dream candidate and [Buttigieg] isn’t really cutting it for them.”

Romney, R-Utah., the Republican presidential nominee in 2012, has been blasted by GOP members since he became the sole Republican to vote to convict and remove President Trump from office this past Wednesday.

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Harvey Weinstein’s lead lawyer Donna Rotunno mistakes date of controversial interview

Harvey Weinstein’s lead lawyer claimed in court Friday that a controversial interview she gave to the New York Times was “taped a long time ago” — but it was actually recorded last week.

The New York Times podcast “The Daily” aired the piece about attorney Donna Rotunno Friday morning, and drew criticism because she claimed she had never been sexually assaulted because “I would never put myself in that position.”

The lawyer also discussed Weinstein’s criminal case and his accusers — but stopped short of using their names.

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After Weinstein’s rape trial broke for the day, Assistant DA Joan Illuzzi-Orbon told Justice James Burke that Rotunno is “calling our witnesses liars and celebrity victim-hood status, and it is completely in contradiction to your order.”

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Rotunno insisted that the interview was taped a long time ago. “[I] have not spoken to anyone since we started this case,” she said. She added that she didn’t even know the piece was airing Friday. “I had no idea,” she said.

The judge did not address the prosecutor’s concerns on the record. Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha appeared to contradict Rotunno’s account. “The interview was taped January 28 and aired on Feb. 7. Donna Rotunno was made aware of the air date,” Ha wrote in an email.

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When reached for comment, Rotunno said, “The days are bleeding together. There was absolutely no intention to make any misrepresentation whatsoever.”

The day before the trial started Jan. 7, the judge ordered Rotunno not to discuss the victims in the case in any way after a complaint from the prosecution. “Leave the witnesses alone,” Burke said. “Don’t talk about them in any capacity. Just excise the witnesses from your communications going forward.”

In “The Daily” podcast, Rotunno spoke directly about complainants in Weinstein’s case. “These are consensual encounters,” she told Times reporter Megan Twohey. “I believe the actions of the women after the fact prove that they were consensual encounters.”

In a clear reference to accuser Jessica Mann, Rotunno said she had given Weinstein her new phone number after she alleged he raped her.

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Twohey asked Rotunno what reason these women would have to lie. “We have created a society of celebrity victim-hood status,” the attorney responded. “We have created a society where women don’t have to take responsibility for their actions.”

The Times reporter — along with her colleague Jodi Kantor — exposed the allegations of sexual misconduct against Weinstein in a bombshell 2017 story that helped lead to the criminal charges against him.

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Weinstein’s rape trial resumes Monday.

This article originally appeared in Page Six.

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Yang tells Dem rivals: ‘Donald Trump is the not the cause of all of our problems’

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2020 presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang told his fellow Democrats that President Trump is not the cause of all the country’s problems during Friday’s New Hampshire debate and advised against continuing to obsess over him heading into the November election.

“You are missing the lesson of Donald Trump’s victory,” he began. “Donald Trump is not the cause of all of our problems and we are making a mistake when we act like he is. He is a symptom of a disease that has been building up in our communities for years and decades. And it is our job to get to the harder work of actually curing the disease.”

Yang said voter frustration is driving traditionally Democrat voters into the arms of the GOP in states like Iowa and Ohio.

“Most Americans feel like the political parties have been playing, ‘You lose, I lose. You lose, I lose’ for years,” he continued. “And you know who’s been losing this entire time? We have. Our communities have. Our communities’ way of life is disintegrating beneath our feet.

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“That’s why Iowa, a traditional swing state, went to Trump by almost 10 points. That’s why Ohio, a traditional swing state, is now so red — that I’m told we’re not even going to campaign there,” Yang added.

He also went after Amazon for not paying its fair share in taxes and said automation has hurt employment prospects for millions of Americans.

“These communities are seeing their way of life get blasted into smithereens,” Yang explained. “We’ve automated away 4 million manufacturing jobs and counting. We’re closing 30 percent of New Hampshire’s stores and malls. And Amazon, the force behind that, is literally paying zero in taxes.

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“These are the changes that Americans are seeing and feeling around us every day. And if we get to the hard work of curing those problems, we will not just defeat Donald Trump in the fall but we’ll actually be able to move our communities forward.”

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