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AOC says ‘violent racist’ Rush Limbaugh ‘cheapens the value’ of Presidential Medal of Freedom

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., slammed Rush Limbaugh, who was recently was diagnosed with cancer, as a “racist” on social media late Tuesday, saying he “cheapens” the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

AOC didn’t attend President Trump’s State of the Union address, claiming it would have legitimized what she saw as lawless conduct under his administration. But she offered her thoughts on Limbaugh receiving the honor to her 4.2 million Instagram followers with a streaming video.

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“First of all, the Presidential Medal of Freedom is an extraordinarily sacred award. We’re talking about putting someone on the same level as Rosa Parks, for example, in terms of their contributions to American progress,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Rush Limbaugh is a violent racist.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Rush Limbaugh “is a violent racist” and “cheapens” the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Limbaugh stunned his 20-million member audience Monday with the announcement he’s been diagnosed with “advanced lung cancer.” He told listeners that the disease will keep him off the air on certain days when he’ll receive treatment.

Trump responded by inviting the conservative icon to the State of the Union address, where first lady Melania Trump then presented the medal and placed the award on Limbaugh – who was visibly emotional.

Ocasio-Cortez was not moved.

“To do it in the middle of a State of the Union, and not even dignify it with its own ceremony, as it has, there is all sorts of norms that are being violated,” she said. “Not just for people’s humanity but also, it truly just cheapens the value of it.”

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Ocasio-Cortez then mocked Limbaugh for “pretending to be surprised,” calling his reaction to receiving the prestigious honor “such a joke.” The White House had announced Limbaugh as a guest of the president earlier Tuesday.

“He had to like, pretend that this was some kind of Oprah moment, was so disingenuous, and to do that, and to give it to Rush Limbaugh when there were plenty of people in that audience that have contributed positively to the fabric of American society, much more, frankly, than he has, it’s red meat to his base,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Trump knows what he’s doing… he wants to assert that Rush Limbaugh is somehow on the same level as Rosa Parks, and it’s truly nauseating.”

Fox News’ Sam Dorman and Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Tucker Carlson: Democrats screw up the Iowa caucuses, then blame the voters. They truly are a disaster

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Did you ever suspect in your heart that liberals were basically disorganized and incompetent? The kind of people who hate their dads and leave dirty dishes in the sink and have crumbs in their beds?

It turns out you had no idea. It’s so much worse than that. They’re a disaster.

BUTTIGIEG AND SANDERS LEADING IOWA DEMOCRATIC CAUCUSES, AS PARTY RELEASES INITIAL RESULTS AFTER MASSIVE DELAY

The people who want to control your health care couldn’t organize naptime for a six-year-old. They can’t find the airport. They’re baffled by the instructions of a washing machine.

What happens when you put them in charge of an entire caucus in Iowa? Well, the first thing they do is pay former Hillary staffer $63,000.00 to develop a vote-counting app that doesn’t work. Then they use the chaos that results to attack and humiliate their own voters.

And then they elevate a 38-year-old finance puppet and pretend he is the frontrunner. If there’s a short-term winner emerging from Iowa, it’s probably that candidate, Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, the hand-selected choice of Democratic donors to fight the Bernie Sanders insurgency.

Democratic leaders blew it spectacularly, therefore, Democratic voters must pay. Sense a theme here? That’s always the way it works. They screw up, you get punished.

Buttigieg already sees himself as anointed by God to take power, something he has been planning assiduously since eighth grade. He didn’t wait until the results were tabulated to declare a victory. He went ahead and did it anyway Monday night.

Pete Buttigieg, South Bend, Ind. mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate: Looking out at you, and remembering how it felt to be an Indiana teenager, wondering if you would ever belong in this world. Wondering if something deep inside him meant that he would forever be an outsider, that he might never wear the uniform, never be accepted, never even know love.

And now that same person is standing in front of you, a mayor, a veteran, happily married and one step closer to becoming the next president of the United States.

Another child of privilege telling you how oppressed he is. Son of a college professor. Okay.

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Pretty much nobody, meanwhile, thought Elizabeth Warren was going to win Monday night, and the results this afternoon confirmed that she didn’t, proving once again that even Democratic voters have standards, and there is, in fact, a god.

But Warren claimed victory Monday night nonetheless. In her speech, she made certain to brag about the illegal aliens her campaign had hired.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren. D-Mass.: Tonight is for every undocumented, unafraid organizer and volunteer who proudly knocked on doors to let the world know that the path to progress runs through courage, not fear.

Oh, cliche confirmed! It turns out it is true that illegal aliens do the jobs that Americans won’t do. Godspeed to them. As long as they’re not planning for long term employment with Elizabeth Warren — that gig won’t last.

Why does everyone on television hate these poor Iowans all of a sudden? It’s not like they’re powerful and menacing. Just the opposite – they’re just voters. The problem, of course, is that they are some of the few people left in this country who still believe it’s a democracy, and they’re annoying that way — and inconvenient.

The whole debacle Monday night was entirely unnerving for the press watching from their studios. It’s the home team they’re covering, remember, so when things go wrong in a Democratic primary, it hurts them personally.

Wolf Blitzer, CNN anchor: No results at all from the Iowa caucus. It is a huge, huge embarrassment for the Iowa Democratic Party.

Joe Scarborough, MSNBC host: Was there election interference? Did somebody try to hack into the app?

Jonathan Lemire, MSNBC political analyst: This is a disaster on every level. This is the first step. They botched it.

Van Jones, CNN political analyst: This is starting to feel like, you know, possibly a real debacle where if there’s some technical problems that they’re not disclosing …

David Chalian, CNN political director: We have to start asking the questions. Has it been infected in any way? Has there been any kind of interference? We have no — we don’t know that.

Al Sharpton, MSNBC host: Whatever the results come out, it will almost not matter because it will be under a cloud now. And what about the people of Iowa?

Chris Matthews, MSNBC host: The guy in the White House is chuckling all night here, showing the Democrats can’t even get a three-car funeral organized or whatever you want to call it.

Well, the last person leaving Des Moines, please turn out the lights. This has not been a success.

Oh, gosh, that doesn’t sound good. How bad was it Monday night? Well, Chuck Todd appealed to God Himself live on air. Here’s his prayer.

Reporter: We also need to talk about the Mike Bloomberg factors, which is —

Chuck Todd, MSNBC host: Oh my god.

Reporter:  — the fact that he is now waiting in the wings …

Todd: What an effing disaster.

Nicely put, Chuck. That’s exactly what it is.

But keep in mind, things weren’t always this way. For 50 years, the Iowa caucuses ran smoothly, using 19th Century technology. They had paper ballots, they phoned in the results.

And then the tech geniuses got involved. They promised to make it a lot easier and way more efficient. Just like iPads are going to make your kids smarter. How’d that work out?

Of course, you can’t complain about this in public; it’s unwise to criticize our overlords in Silicon Valley — those merchants have a brighter future who somehow make our lives worse, year by year. It can’t be their fault.

So instead, the people on TV decided to blame Iowa voters. You saw a parade of the smartest people in America telling you that the Iowa mess was proof that Iowa as a state shouldn’t be allowed to hold the first presidential contest anymore.

Democratic leaders blew it spectacularly, therefore, Democratic voters must pay. Sense a theme here? That’s always the way it works. They screw up, you get punished.

And by the way, those voters we just shafted, they explained Monday night, they’re racist. They deserve what they got and what we’re taking from them.

Matthews: Twenty-five percent of the Democratic voters are African- American, and they’re not really in the game. I mean, that’s really awful.

You talk about voter suppression. This is it. Jason is right. It’s voter suppression. You’re saying black people vote last.

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Sunny Hostin, co-host of “The View”: Iowa, you know, just isn’t representative of the Democratic tent, and that’s the problem that I’ve had. I mean, you know, it’s — if you look at the population, it’s about 90.7 percent white.

Van Jones: Why Iowa in the first place? It’s 90 percent white. You know, when you have a party as diverse as this to be in a state that’s not diverse, it is terrible.

Terry McAuliffe, CNN political commentator: Ninety percent of the caucus-goers today were white, so it’s way skewed out of line.

Zerlina Maxwell, MSNBC political analyst: The Iowa caucus is essentially the perfect example of systemic racism — 91 percent of the voters in Iowa are white.

The reason why you see a drop in turnout, I’m just speculating here, it could be perhaps that white children are not in the cages.

Oh, man. You thought you were just voting in an election. It turns out you’re participating in systemic racism. Take that, you hopelessly pallid Iowa Democrats.

Keep in mind that thousands of these now totally immoral voters spent the entire past year going door to door for their favorite candidates for free. Why did they do that? Because they cared.

In return, they’re being denounced by rich phonies like Terry McAuliffe, who, by the way, is famous in Washington mostly for not going to jail. Why does everyone on television hate these poor Iowans all of a sudden? It’s not like they’re powerful and menacing. Just the opposite – they’re just voters.

The problem, of course, is that they are some of the few people left in this country who still believe it’s a democracy, and they’re annoying that way — and inconvenient. In fact, they’re one of the few remaining barriers between the party and its preferred vessels, like Pete Buttigieg and Mike Bloomberg. Psyched for that?

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As if on cue Tuesday, Bloomberg announced that in the wake of Monday night’s meltdown, he is going to double his daily ad spending. Nothing like a crisis to seize an opportunity.

The anchors on CNN will be thrilled by the news. Finally, someone they can relate to.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Feb. 4, 2020.

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Bozell & Graham: Trump impeachment exercise was one-side and partisan. So was the press

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As the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump inevitably burns out on the ash heap of history, Democrats are being left to argue that if this president is left unchecked, if he’s not removed from office, he’ll “do it again.” He’ll pressure foreign governments to investigate the business dealings of the Bidens, which is a “threat to national security.”

National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president.

A typical outburst came from CNN’s appointed presidential historian, Douglas Brinkley, who warned that acquittal would mean “the country has a president who operates as an outlaw … acting in a demagogic way and as acting in a dictatorial way, trying to smash the foreign policy establishment, diss our intelligence gatherers, operating in a whole new way of an imperial president that we couldn’t have imagined.”

DAN GAINOR: TRUMP DELIVERS STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS — MEDIA JOIN PELOSI IN RIPPING IT UP

All this rhetoric ignores the notion that the House impeachment itself proves he’s not “unchecked.” A Democratic-majority House has been aggressively “checking” him with oversight investigations, in effect trying to do what the Mueller report failed to do: establish that Trump is some sort of autocrat who’s emptying American democracy of all meaning. House impeachment manager Adam Schiff will insert the word “cheat” into every paragraph going forward.

National security equals no questioning of the Bidens. Democracy equals removing an elected president.

This is really going to sound amusing after the Iowa caucuses fiasco. Who looks like they can protect the integrity of our elections now? Who looks competent after the Democratic National Committee touted the “reforms” it has done “to make this the most transparent primary in our history”? Who will trust the outcome, especially after WikiLeaks exposed the DNC’s Bernie-blocking antics in 2016?

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But that isn’t half as shocking as the really unglued portions of Schiff’s closing argument before the Senate. Desperation overtook reason. If Trump isn’t removed, the congressman from Hollywood feverishly imagined, Trump “could offer Alaska to the Russians in exchange for support in the next election, or decide to move to Mar-a-Lago permanently and let Jared Kushner run the country, delegating to him the decision whether to go to war.”

The networks sidestepped this loopy sound bite. CNN did not convene a large panel discussion on whether Schiff is mentally unstable. The “nonpartisan fact-checkers” didn’t look into Schiff’s paranoid screenplay.

This “unchecked” president has been subjected to almost 1,100 hypernegative minutes — just about impeachment — on the evening news from late September through January, while in the same time frame, the gangbusters economy drew a mere 14 minutes.

This doesn’t count more than 200 hours of soap opera-canceling live impeachment coverage on ABC, CBS and NBC.

It doesn’t count PBS’ broadcasting the impeachment process live and then rerunning it in prime time. It doesn’t hold a candle to cable news’ 24/7 obsession with impeachment.

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The left somehow feels Trump is unaccountable because this tsunami of scandal coverage isn’t damaging his public standing. In fact, Gallup just found that “Trump’s job approval rating has risen to 49 percent, his highest in Gallup polling since he took office in 2017.” Since the start of the year, Trump’s approval is up 6 points among Republicans and 5 points among independents.

This leaves the overall impression that Trump has a very good chance of becoming the first president to be impeached and then reelected. That’s because this impeachment exercise was so transparently one-sided and partisan. And so was the press.

Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org.

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John Mellencamp backs Mike Bloomberg, snubs fellow Hoosier Pete Buttigieg

Grammy-award winning singer and songwriter John Mellencamp announced his endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg.

The singer, who also co-founded Farm Aid, stars in a TV ad for Bloomberg’s campaign that uses his hit song “Small Town” to highlight the candidate’s approach to revitalizing rural communities in the United States.

“The stakes are too high to not nominate the candidate who will take the fight directly to Trump,” Mellencamp said in a press release obtained by Fox News. “From small towns to big cities, Mike Bloomberg has the experience to represent all Americans. He’s a job creator, philanthropist, and true public servant, and I am confident that as president, he will restore America to a place we can be proud of once again.”

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Singer John Mellencamp has endorsed Mike Bloomberg for president in 2020. (AP)

“John Mellencamp is one of the great voices of the American heartland — and the American experience that binds us together,” Bloomberg added in the release. “His words – from co-founding Farm Aid to fighting hunger and homelessness among veterans – represent America at its best. We had the opportunity to get to know one another through the film, ‘From the Ashes.’ He contributed a powerful song to the soundtrack, and the film raised awareness about the tragic toll that coal mining takes on local communities. He’s an American treasure, and I couldn’t be more honored to accept his support.”

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The ad, released by the Bloomberg campaign on Tuesday, is even titled “Small Town” and will air across 23 states starting on Feb. 5. In it, Mellencamp sings the chart-topping hit song, which was released in 1985, while a narrator outlines Bloomberg’s plan to help small towns across the country.

“In small-town America, dreams hold fast, but good jobs seem like a thing of the past, and more and more of our kids have to leave in search of opportunity. Making small towns smaller,” the ad states.

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Mellencamp, a lifelong Indiana resident, endorsing the former New York City mayor may come as a light blow to the candidacy of fellow Indiana resident Pete Buttigieg. The former mayor of South Bend has been in the 2020 presidential race for longer than Bloomberg and is among the top contenders for the party’s nomination in the general election.

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Jason Chaffetz: Trump’s State of the Union ‘by far’ better than any of Barack Obama’s

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President Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday evening was better than any of the ones delivered by former President Barack Obama, Fox News contributor and former congressman Jason Chaffetz said Wednesday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Chaffetz said that after sitting through 12 speeches during his tenure, this was “by far the best speech” he has heard.

“I thought it was clear, it was visionary, and it was emotional,” he noted. “And, I just — I can’t tell you how good it was.”

“And I sat through all the Obama speeches and they talk about what a great orator he was,” he told the “Friends” hosts. “This was, by far, a better speech.”

TRUMP TAKES ON ‘RADICAL LEFT’ IN DEFIANT AND DRAMATIC STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS; PELOSI RIPS UP SPEECH

During his third State of the Union address, the president attacked socialism and left-wing policies, eliciting disgusted reactions from Democrats in attendance and prompting a furious House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to rip up her copy of Trump’s speech as soon as it concluded.

Despite Democrats’ outrage and other dramatic “made-for-TV moments,” Trump also began to form what could be part of his reelection campaign message.

“As we work to improve Americans’ health care, there are those who want to take away your health care, take away your doctor, and abolish private insurance entirely,” the president remarked. “One hundred thirty-two lawmakers in this room have endorsed legislation to impose a socialist takeover of our health care system, wiping out the private health insurance plans of 180 million Americans. To those watching at home tonight, I want you to know: We will never let socialism destroy American health care.”

“This is what is happening in California and other states — their systems are totally out of control, costing taxpayers vast and unaffordable amounts of money,” Trump later added. “If forcing American taxpayers to provide unlimited free health care to illegal aliens sounds fair to you, then stand with the radical left.  But if you believe that we should defend American patients and American seniors, then stand with me and pass legislation to prohibit free government health care for illegal aliens!”

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President Trump also took aim at some economic and foreign policies from the previous administration, telling the nation if they had failed to reverse them “the world would not now be witness to America’s great economic success.”

The address came one day before the Senate was slated to deliver its verdict in the impeachment trial that has divided the nation. Trump, who is widely expected to be acquitted, did not mention the proceedings directly in his speech.

Fox News’ Gregg Re, Chad Pergram, Jason Donner, Marisa Schultz, and Matt Leach contributed to this report.

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Parkland father interrupts Trump’s speech, is removed from House gallery

The father of a Parkland shooting victim was removed from the House chamber gallery Tuesday night for shouting about gun control during President Trump’s State of the Union address.

Gun control activist Fred Guttenberg briefly interrupted the president after Trump vowed to “always protect your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” as long as he is in the White House. The moment was not visible on the television broadcast of the event, though viewers could hear a man shouting before both Vice President Pence and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appear to glance up at the gallery for a moment.

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Fred Guttenberg, father of Parkland school shooting victim Jaime Guttenberg, is ejected after shouting during President Trump’s State of the Union address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Feb. 4, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner 

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Guttenberg was one of Pelosi’s guests for the State of the Union. She seemed to make “calm down” gestures with her hands while saying something to herself as she peered up into the gallery after the moment.

Guttenberg’s daughter Jaime was one of 16 children murdered in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., in 2018. She was 14 years old.

Guttenberg has become something of an advocate against gun violence in recent years and is a regular on Capitol Hill. His organization, called Orange Ribbons for Jamie, is dedicated to “supporting programs that were important to her, as well as those dedicated to pursuing common sense gun safety reforms.”

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Guttenberg apologized after the speech.

“Tonight was a rough night,” he tweeted. “I disrupted the State of the Union and was detained because I let my emotions get the best of me. I simply want to be able to deal with the reality of gun violence and not have to listen to the lies about the 2A as happened tonight.

“That said, I should not have yelled out. I am thankful for the overwhelming support that I am receiving. However, I do owe my family and friends an apology. I have tried to conduct myself with dignity throughout this process and I will do better as I pursue gun safety.”

This was not the first viral moment Guttenberg had in the nation’s capitol. He attended the confirmation hearings for Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who was also at Trump’s address Tuesday, and attempted to shake the then-judge’s hand. On a day that his confirmation hearing had been interrupted several times by protesters, Kavanaugh did not recognize Guttenberg and seemed to ignore the handshake.

White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah later disputed that characterization, noting that security also did not recognize Guttenberg and promptly stepped between the two men.

“As Judge Kavanaugh left for his lunch break, an unidentified individual approached him. Before the Judge was able to shake his hand, security had intervened,” Shah wrote on Twitter.

‘Tonight he stood up to a president that believes peace and the second amendment are mutually exclusive and was removed’

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Guttenberg disagreed with Shah’s account, noting that he had been in the hearing room the entire day and was introduced by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.

Many spoke out in defense of Guttenberg’s comments on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, despite his apology. David Hogg, who attended the same school as Guttenberg’s daughter, took to Twitter to join the hashtag “#ImWithFred.”

“[Guttenberg] lost his daughter in the Parkland shooting and has worked every day since to end gun violence,” Hogg said. “Tonight he stood up to a president that believes peace and the Second Amendment are mutually exclusive and was removed.”

Others who joined in on the “#ImWithFred” hashtag included Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Mass., Democratic National Committee Lawyers Council Chair Andrew Weinstein, filmmaker Morgan J. Freeman, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and others.

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Guttenberg also tweeted about gun violence earlier in the day, unloading on Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., in response to the senator tweeting a Bible verse.

“On the day of my distress I call to you, for [sic] you will answer me,” Rubio tweeted.

“[Rubio], are you calling to me? I will answer,” Guttenberg posted. “You are still pathetically weak. We are 10 days from the two-year mark of my daughter’s murder. You have still done nothing about gun violence. As you are choosing to be irrelevant, please remove yourself from the Senate.”

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl contributed to this report. 

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Sen. Lankford says he’d like to end the ‘age of impeachment’

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Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., joined the “Fox News Rundown” podcast Wednesday to preview the final vote in the Senate impeachment trial, saying the evidence supports the president.

“I look at the evidence of what actually happened and what the accusation is and the accusation, the evidence or two very different things,” Lankford told interviewer Chris Foster, adding that he would also not support a censure resolution like the one floated by Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. “I couldn’t support a censure based on the evidence and information that I have right now.”

On Tuesday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, considered a key swing vote, announced she would vote to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment — noting that Democrats’ “abuse of power” charge “did not even attempt” to allege that Trump had committed a crime, and instead accused him of a “difficult-to-define, non-criminal act.”

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Lankford told the podcast that there is “no question” Democrats have sought to impeach Trump from the early days of his administration.

“There’s also no question that beginning on the very first day, literally within minutes of the president being inaugurated on the 20th of January 2017, The Washington Post already had a headline up saying that the process of impeachment had already begun,” Lankford said, before adding that he hopes to see an end to the “age of impeachment.”

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“They’ve already said we may call [former National Security Adviser John] Bolton, we may just keep going on this and keep doing what we’re going to do. I have every reason to believe they’re going to do that at the end of the day,” Lankford said. “We still have to solve things as a nation and try to get things resolved.”

“And I’d love to be able to get us out of this age of impeachment. Age of investigations, just one after another,” Lankford added.

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Sinus infection or common cold: How to spot the difference

It’s cold and flu season, but what’s that mean for sinus infections?

While there is no “peak” sinus infection season per se, they do tend to occur more in the winter months when other viral illnesses are spreading, but there are some key differences that set them apart.

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“A sinus infection is when there is inflammation in sinuses as the result of a bacterial or viral infection,” Dr. Purvi Parikh, an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Network, told Fox News via email.

Parikh explained that while a sinus infection can result in tooth pain, sinus pressure, headaches or even fever and chills, which can all mimic a common cold, the latter will typically clear up within three to five days, whereas a since infection can last much longer and even require antibiotics to treat.

“Usually colds resolve on their own over three to five days with supportive care such as fluids, rest and over-the-counter pain meds,” Parikh said. “Sinus infections can last longer, may need antibiotics or steroids and has the potential to worsen into bronchitis or pneumonia in at-risk populations.”

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Those at risk of suffering from sinus infection complications include the elderly, patients with weakened immune systems, or others with chronic illnesses including diabetes, asthma and heart disease. Parikh advised seeking medical attention if symptoms aren’t improving with five to seven days, or if it’s getting worse and you are experiencing breathing difficulties or become dizzy.

Parikh also said changes in mental status may also indicate a worsening infection.

While sinus infections may come from bacteria and viruses, or even fungi in rare instances, Parikh said there are several steps you can take to avoid contracting them.

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“Wash your hands frequently and make sure you get appropriate vaccines if indicated such as the pneumonia vaccine – which actually protects against both sinus infections and pneumonia since it is the same bug that commonly causes both,” Parikh said, adding that the influenza vaccine can also offer protection.

Parikh also said that anyone who gets frequent sinus infections, which amounts to more than two per year, should be evaluated by an immunologist to check for any deficiencies possibly causing the recurrent infections, or to check for an allergy which is “often misdiagnosed as sinus infections.”

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Parikh added that meeting with an ear nose and throat surgeon can help eliminate any “mechanical or structural causes.”

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Charges will be dropped against ex-California surgeon, girlfriend in high-profile rape case

All criminal charges will be dropped against a California reality TV show surgeon accused of drugging and sexually assaulting seven women with his girlfriend, according to a release on Tuesday by The Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

“District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced today that all criminal charges will be dropped against a 39-year-old Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and reality television star Grant Robicheaux and his 33-year-old girlfriend Cerissa Riley who were accused of drugging and sexually assaulting seven women,” the release said.

Prosecutors had determined there is no “provable evidence” that Robicheaux and Riley “committed any sexual offense.”

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Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, were charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting two women by use of drugs, officials say. (Orange County District Attorney’s Office)

Spitzer announced their months-long review indicated there was no visual evidence depicting an incapacitated woman being sexually assaulted by Robicheaux or Riley. The review also acknowledged that not a single independent witness said they saw the defendants sexually assault an unconscious woman.

“My sworn duty as the elected district attorney is not to secure convictions,” said Spitzer. “My sworn duty is to pursue justice and ensure that the rights of victims and defendants are protected.”

The release said that Spitzer’s predecessor, Tony Rackauackas, admitted in a sworn deposition last June that “he used the case to garner media attention to help his re-election campaign.”

Spitzer called it a “travesty.”

“The prior District Attorney and his chief of staff manufactured this case and repeatedly misstated the evidence to lead the public and vulnerable women to believe that these two individuals plied up to 1,000 women with drugs and alcohol in order to sexually assault them – and videotape the assaults,” Spitzer said, according to the release.

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In 2018, Robicheaux and Riley had been detained on a $1 million bail as they faced charges of kidnapping and rape by use of drugs, among other crimes. Robicheaux, an orthopedic surgeon who once appeared on reality Bravo TV show “Online Dating Rituals of the American Male,” faced up to 82 years in prison to life if convicted and Riley faced up to 63 years.

“While I cannot undo the injustice that has already been done in this case, I can – and I will – continue to fulfill my legal and ethical obligations as the elected District Attorney of Orange County and dismiss all criminal charges against Dr. Grant William Robicheaux and Cerissa Laura Riley,” Spitzer said.

Authorities suggested there could be “thousands of victims” of the couple. “I have not seen a case in my career that involved this many videos and sexual acts and possible crimes,” then-District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said in September 2018.

They believed Robicheaux and Riley used their looks to prey on the alleged victims. “We believe the defendants used their good looks and charms to lower the inhibitions of their potential prey,” Rackauckas said. “We’ve all heard of a wolf in sheep’s clothing. Well, a wolf can wear scrubs or doctor’s clothing. Or a wolf can be a beautiful woman.”

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“There are thousands and thousands of videos and images. … There are several videos where women in the videos appear to be highly intoxicated, beyond the ability to consent or resist. They are barely responsive to the defendants’ sexual advances,” he added. “Based on this evidence, we believe there might be many unidentified victims out there.”

Defense lawyers said no such videos existed. Spitzer, the current DA, confirmed this.

“There is not a single piece of evidence or video or photo that shows an unconscious or incapacitated woman being sexually assaulted. Not one,” Spitzer said.

“No one felt any of the charged victims, the seven, could be proven,” Spitzer said.

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The district attorney said he will meet with the victims to explain why the review did not sustain a burden of proof.

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Adorable video shows coyote and badger playing, possibly hunting together in California

If only Wile E. Coyote had a partner in crime against the roadrunner.

A coyote and badger were caught on camera using a culvert to cross under a California highway together, in what was described as rare footage and a first for the area, according to a post on Tuesday by the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST).

The video, believed to have been taken in November, shows the coyote prancing while waiting for his badger friend to catch up — before they both ventured into the pipe.

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“Have you seen the adorable video of the coyote and badger we recently caught on camera? Though scientific studies and Native American records show that coyotes and badgers have been known to hunt together, this is the first documentation (that we know of) showing a coyote and badger using a human-made structure to travel together safely,” POST said.

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Coyote and badger at Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center in 2016 (Kimberly Fraser U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

The organization said it’s easier for the two animals to catch their prey when hunting together, although they added it was surprising to see them moving through a small tunnel while playing.

Badgers spend most of their time underground so it’s rare to see them out in the open, let alone hanging out with a coyote, POST said.

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POST’s Wildlife Linkages Program set up roughly 50 remote-sensor cameras at bridges and culverts in the southern Santa Cruz Mountains to study animal behavior.

The video was captured by one of those cameras as they researched how wildlife interacted with major roadways that surround the area, the organization said.

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“With the information we’re collecting from this research, we are building a robust data set to identify the areas where wildlife can safely move across roadways, as well as the areas that need to be enhanced for safer crossing,” POST said.

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