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GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Nancy Pelosi tearing up SOTU: Americans want end to ‘political theater’

Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y. and former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn. spoke with the “Fox News Rundown” podcast Thursday about civility in politics and whether or not both parties can heal after President Trump’s acquittal in the Senate impeachment trial Wednesday.

“I think many of us would share the sentiments of a lot of the silent majority of America that says, ‘You know, this type of political theater and ripping up speeches and things like that, it just has to come to an end because it looks so childish and it’s so petty,'” Reed said, referencing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripping up her copy of the president’s speech after the State of the Union’s conclusion. “And we’re here to solve problems for the American people.”

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Ford said the country could move on from the impeachment controversy, but said it was up to President Trump to take the lead and be the “adult in the room.”

“So the president, I would hope, would say, ‘Let’s move forward. And I’ve accomplished a lot. Even in the face of opposition from Democrats and others, think about how much more we can do if we all work together,'” Ford said. “Now, I don’t know if he’ll do that.”

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Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn., and Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y. (Getty Images)

The former Tennessee congressman posited that Democrats will move on from impeachment if Trump does.

“I’m a believer that… if Donald Trump says, ‘I am ready to move on and work with Democrats on an array of issues… I’m asking you guys, can we move on?'” Ford said. “Deep inside, Democrats like me and other Democrats awaken to this reality. Let us move on. The country has been put through enough.”

Reed, the co-chair of the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, claimed the rash of retirements among lawmakers was due in part to the hostility that surrounds modern politics.

“Obviously, the civility question is contributing to it,” Reed said. “And it’s on both the left and right.”

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The congressman, who was first elected in 2010, told host Jessica Rosenthal of an incident where a 4-year-old girl spat on him during a town hall after being egged on by her father.

“As a person, I will just tell you, that is a very tough profession to engage in when you have that type of behavior being exhibited,” he said.

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Peggy Grande: Ronald Reagan was born exactly 109 years ago – How did his mother influence his future?

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Exactly 109 years ago – on Feb. 6, 1911 at 4:16 am – Ronald Wilson Reagan was born in Tampico, Ill., in an apartment above the local bank. The 10-pound boy was supposed to have been named Donald, but since a cousin had recently been born and was given that name, his parents decided to name him Ronald.

Birthdays are always special. Not just for the person who was born on that day, but also for the mother who gave birth to the baby.

As we celebrate the anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth, it’s fitting to also pay tribute to his mother, Nelle Reagan, who planted the seeds of patriotism, optimism, faith and service in the heart of her son.

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These seeds took root in the heartland of America when Ronald Reagan was a boy and young man, and fully bloomed in Hollywood, Sacramento, Washington and ultimately on the world stage.

Young Ronald’s family was very poor. His father was an alcoholic and bounced from job to job, causing the Reagans to move often from one small struggling Midwest town to another.

If you looked at the cards of life this little boy had been dealt, you likely would have felt sorry for him. Yet Nelle Reagan raised him to believe that his life could add up to more than the sum of his circumstances and that he could define his life, rather than allowing it to define him.

Without knowing she was raising a future president, Nelle nurtured, guided and inspired her son to believe in himself and in the limitless possibilities of life in America.

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Ronald Reagan never saw being from a small town as something he needed to overcome, but instead saw it as the very foundation for all he would later become. He took after his mother and was an eternal, incurable optimist, adopting her view that “God has a plan for everyone and seemingly random twists of fate are all part of His plan … and in the end, everything will work out for the best.”

Even when setbacks came, Nelle’s encouragement helped her son see opportunities that still existed.

Disappointed over not getting a job locally after graduating from college, Ronald Reagan was forced to leave Illinois in search of employment elsewhere. This twist of fate was the best thing that could have happened to him, leading first to his career as a radio sportscaster, followed by a contract with Warner Bros as an actor with a career that blossomed into movie and TV stardom.

Although his work led Reagan far from home, it also led him closer to fulfilling his destiny.

Nelle lived long enough to see her son’s rise to fame as an actor, likely assuming that would be the pinnacle of his career. She died in 1962 at the age of 79 after suffering with the debilitating effects of what would later become known as Alzheimer’s disease. Little did she know her son would go on to become governor of California and then president of the United States.

Two years after his beloved mother’s death, Ronald Reagan gave a speech titled “A Time for Choosing” on behalf of his friend, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz., who was running for president.

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Unknowingly, this “rendezvous with destiny” launched Reagan’s political career and changed the trajectory of his life. Although his mother didn’t live long enough to see that chapter unfold,

Ronald Reagan always kept her close in thought, even displaying a portrait of her many years later in his post-presidency office.

Every mother thinks her children are exceptional, but did Nelle know there was something extra special about Ronald, who was nicknamed Dutch when he was young? Did she create for him that pathway in life? Or just marvel at the process?

While few of us raise a child who grows up to become president of the United States, many can relate to Nelle Reagan as a parent and learn a lot from her about providing the foundation needed to challenge our children to dream big dreams and pursue them with passion and patriotism.

Mrs. Reagan’s inspiration and optimism – even amidst trying circumstances – provide a roadmap for parenting with intention, excellence, faith and joy.

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So as we celebrate President Reagan’s birth 109 years ago, may we also remember the small woman with auburn hair who gave life and gave an expansive future to the little boy who grew up to inspire a nation and change the world.

Happy Birthday President Reagan! And our special gratitude to his mom, Nelle.

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Top aide to Miami mayor sent sexually explicit picture to minor: police report

A 48-year-old top aide to Miami’s mayor reportedly sent a picture of his penis to a minor in mid-January, according to an incident report released Wednesday.

Rene Pedrosa, Mayor Francis Suarez’s former spokesperson, allegedly sent the picture to the teenager and requested some kind of photo on Jan. 19, the Miami Herald reported. Pedrosa resigned Tuesday after the mayor said he admitted he was being investigated for “personal misconduct.”

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Rene Pedrosa resigned from the mayor’s office Tuesday.  (Facebook/Miami Herald)

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The police were called within two minutes of the victim receiving the picture on their computer or phone, the police report said.

The alleged victim knew Pedrosa, according to the newspaper.

The offenses listed in the report include sexual performance by a child, possession of pornography and soliciting a child via computer and transmission of material harmful to minors, according to the paper.

Pedrosa has not been arrested, but an attorney for the victim told the Herald it’s “imminent.”

Pedrosa is a former TV reporter and became communications director for the mayor in January 2019.

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He has not commented on the allegations.

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Sanders hauls in a whopping $25 in January; using cash to expand staff, run ads in Super Tuesday states

MANCHESTER, NH – Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders hauled in an eye-popping $25 million last month, his campaign announced early Thursday morning.

And the populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight White House bid will use his expanded war chest to increase his campaign staff and go up with ads in 10 of the 14 states that vote on March 3 on Super Tuesday.

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The massive haul further cements Sanders’ position as the clear leader in the race for campaign cash among the Democrats running for the White House.

For comparison – Sanders brought in more last month than any of his Democratic nomination rivals raised in the final three months of last year. Sanders received $34.5 million in the Oct.-Dec. fourth quarter of 2019 fundraising.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks to voters in Derry, NH on Feb. 5, 2019

The Sanders campaign – spotlighting that Sanders’ fundraising is fueled by small dollar, “people driven,” grassroots contributions – said that the average donation was $18.

“Bernie’s multiracial, multigenerational, people-driven movement for change is fueling 2020’s most aggressive campaign for president,” campaign manager Faiz Shakir stressed.

The campaign reported that January’s haul came from $1.3 million donations from nearly 650,000 people, including over $219,000 new contributors

And the campaign touted that since the its launch a year ago, Sanders has raised more than $121 million from over 6.4 million individual donations with an average contribution of $18. More than 99.9 percent of donors have not maxed out and can give again. To date, over 1.5 million people have donated to the campaign.

Sanders is dipping into coffers to increase staff in the states holding contests on Super Tuesday. And they’ll spend $5.5 million to run ads on TV and digital in Arkansas, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Utah – and to expand buys in California and Texas.

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Presidential campaigns filed quarterly during 2019 – but when the calendar turned to 2020, Federal Election Commission mandates that candidates have until Jan. to report repot the their fundraising figures.

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San Francisco 49ers’ legend Jerry Rice rips into Super Bowl referees

Jerry Rice, the San Francisco 49ers legend, criticized the referees at the Super Bowl on Wednesday over critical calls following his old team’s 31-20 loss against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Hall of Famer appeared on the 95.7 The Game’s “Joe Lo and Dibs” show, which covers sports in the Bay Area.

“We had some bad calls too against us,” Rice said. “The one right with [George] Kittle right before halftime. I’m like, ‘Are you serious? Come on!’ I understand if you really extend your arm but let the players play.”

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San Francisco 49er wide receiver Jerry Rice (R) runs past San Diego Chargers Stanley Richard (L) and Darren Carrington (C) to score a first-quarter touchdown 29 January 1995 during Super Bowl XXIX at Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami. The touchdown was the earliest scored in Super Bowl history at 1:24 into the game. (AFP via Getty Images)

The offensive pass interference call on Kittle erased a 42-yard gain which would have set the team up in field goal range before the end of the first half.

The all-time leader in receiving yards in NFL history also went after a couple of calls in the fourth quarter, including a pass interference call against 49ers safety Tarvarius Moore — who was covering Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.

He then felt Chiefs running back Damien Williams stepped out of bounds before breaking the plane of the goal line during the Chiefs go-ahead touchdown with roughly three minutes left in the game.

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“Then the one with, I think, Kelce, that interference,” Rice said, according to the report. “Then the one that, I guess, was a touchdown with the guy [Damien Williams]. I felt he stepped out of bounds before he stuck the ball over the pylon. You can’t make excuses or anything like that. We had a chance. We lost the game probably in the last five minutes. We were right in the ball game.”

The NFL said there was “no clear and obvious evidence to overturn” the call.

“It was devastating for me,” Rice added, according to SFGate. “It’s something that I can’t get over right now. It’s going to take a while, and I’m hoping it’s the same way for the players.”

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Rice played for 20 seasons in the NFL and still holds the record for most receptions [1,549] receiving yards [22,895] and touchdowns [208] in NFL history. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2010. The 49ers have yet to win a Super Bowl without Jerry Rice or Joe Montana.

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to the report

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Ex-Mississippi welfare director arrested, accused of using funds to pay for ex-WWE wrestler’s rehab

The former head of the Mississippi Department of Human Services (DHS) has been arrested in an alleged multimillion-dollar embezzlement scheme, which officials said Wednesday helped pay for the rehab of retired WWE wrestler Brett DiBiase.

John Davis, the ex-DHS head who retired last year, was one of six charged in what the state auditor Shad White described as the “largest public embezzlement case in state history.”

DiBiase is the son of Ted DiBiase, a WWE Hall of Famer.

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FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo John Davis, then executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

An eight-month investigation by White’s office concluded that the accused conspired to illegally obtain millions in public funds from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), using “numerous business entities and schemes to defraud the taxpayers,” the office said.

Davis and former DHS employee Latimer Smith allegedly paid DiBiase money to teach classes about drug use, but the former wrestler was at a California rehab center and never “performed those services,” the office said.

They also allegedly conspired with two others — Dr. Nancy New, the director of the non-profit Mississippi Community Education Center (MCEC), and her son, Zach New — to pay for the former wrestler’s drug treatment in Malibu using the funds from the welfare program.

“We have worked tirelessly in the Auditor’s office to uncover this sprawling conspiracy, so I want to thank the investigators, auditors, and analysts who all assisted,” White said.

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Anne McGrew, an accountant for the non-profit, was also charged.

The office said the total amount of money lost due to the schemes is unknown, but the loss “exceeds any embezzlement scheme in the records of the Auditor’s office,” which dates back 20 years.

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All six were indicted by a grand jury by Jody Owens, the District Attorney of Hinds County. If convicted they face hundreds of years in prison, according to the office.

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Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Michael Goodwin, New York Post columnist; U.S. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.

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Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Eric Trump, executive vice president of the Trump Organization.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “President Trump Acquitted” – The Senate voted to acquit President Trump on Wednesday, clearing him on both articles of impeachment and ending the long process. So, how does America heal and move forward as the 2020 election heats up? U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-N.Y., who co-chairs the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus, and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr., D-Tenn., join the Rundown to discuss if there’s a way to resolve America’s bitter divide.

Also on the Rundown: If you watched the Super Bowl you may have noticed the variety of electric car ads from companies like Audi, Ford and Hummer. But the acceleration of Tesla on Wall Street at the start of 2020 has many confused. FoxNews.com automotive editor Gary Gastelu joins the Fox News Rundown to discuss Tesla’s stock fluctuation and what the future of electric cars looks like.

Plus, commentary by Fox Business Network’s Charlie Gasparino.

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Prince William, Kate Middleton weren’t prepared for stars to mock Prince Andrew, ‘Megxit,’ insider claims

Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton were apparently not prepared for the shocking jokes made by Hollywood about their family.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked the red carpet for the BAFTAs (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) at London’s Royal Albert Hall Sunday night.

The ceremony is noted for being Britain’s equivalent of the Oscars. It is the fourth consecutive year the British royal couple has attended the ceremony. It is also William’s 10th anniversary as BAFTA’s president.

William, 37, and Middleton, 38, sat front row and appeared tense at the ceremony as stars such as Brad Pitt and Rebel Wilson poked fun at “Megxit” and Prince Andrew.

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“The feedback is that many of the stars stepped out of line in front of the patron, which is the Duke of Cambridge,” U.K. media commentator Neil Sean told Fox News. “William is a huge supporter of films and spoke openly in his speech about the lack of diversity at the awards.”

Sean noted the star who “offended the most” was Wilson, who had no problem poking fun at recent royal controversies. The Australian actress, who took to the stage as a presenter in the “Best Director” category, was quick to crack jokes that drew gasps from the audience.

“It is really great to be here at the Royal Andrew… uh, Royal Harry, no, at this royal palace place,” the 39-year-old quipped, referencing William’s uncle and younger brother, respectively.

The camera then immediately cut to William and Middleton who looked visibly uncomfortable by the commentary.

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Following a disastrous interview with the BBC about his relationship with accused pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Andrew announced in November 2019 that he asked his mother Queen Elizabeth II if he can “step back” from his public duties.

As for Harry, 35, the prince and his wife Meghan Markle announced in January that they will take “a step back” as senior members of the royal family and instead work independently, splitting their time between the U.K. and North America.

Pitt also poked fun at “Megxit” while having Margot Robbie accept his award for best-supporting actor.

The 56-year-old was unable to attend the event but tasked his “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” co-star with accepting the accolade on his behalf and reading a few tongue-in-cheek remarks he had prepared.

“He says that he is going to name this Harry,” said the 29-year-old, holding up the trophy. “Because he is really excited about bringing it back to the states with him… His words, not mine!”

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“This was not met with the smiling faces that you saw on the final edited version of the show,” claimed Sean, saying the broadcast had been allegedly edited so that there were minimal reaction shots from the royal couple.

Sean further alleged: “A mole also told me that to ensure that the royals are not embarrassed or made fun of again at such a prestigious event like this one… they will have a ‘moral clause’ inserted into their acceptance agreement ensuring that due reverence is given to the royal couple who gave their time and support to such a wonderful celebration of film and is respected.”

However, not every moment at the ceremony was an awkward experience for the pair, Sean insisted.

“I can reveal that Kate loved ‘Judy,’ which starred Renee Zellweger,” Sean said. “[She] told the star and team how much she had enjoyed the whole performance… and in particular, the fact that Renee sang the film songs in character on stage in front of an audience.”

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BAFTA winner Renee Zellweger and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speak at the EE British Academy Film Awards 2020 at Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020, in London, England. ((Photo by Jeff Gilbert – WPA Pool / Getty Images))

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And Middleton supposedly wasn’t the only royal who supported Zellweger’s performance. Sean claimed Prince Philip enjoyed revisiting his past, saying the Duke of Edinburgh saw the late Hollywood icon live “many times” when she performed in London.

“Judy was also a close friend of the queen’s sister Princess Margaret,” Sean added.

After the ceremony, William and Middleton met the winners of the 27 award categories, including Joaquin Phoenix, who was named best actor for “Joker.”

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“Lovely to meet you,” William told the 45-year-old actor, People magazine reported. “I absolutely loved ‘The Joker.’ It was brilliant. I put it off and put it off before watching it, as people kept telling me ‘be careful when you choose to watch it.’ I’m glad I didn’t watch it before bed, but huge congratulations on an amazing performance.”

The outlet said Phoenix praised William for his speech, which addressed the lack of diversity in the awards nominations.

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Warren says male candidates ‘wrong’ if they think they have a better chance of beating Trump

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said Wednesday that the men running for president would be mistaken to think they have better chances of beating President Trump based on their gender.

“I believe that they think so, but they’d be wrong,” she laughed in answer to a female voter who asked the question during a CNN town hall. Warren went on to say the world changed after Trump’s election because women took to the streets in the Women’s March.

“Understand this,” Warren added, “Democrats took back the House of Representatives in 2018…because of women candidates and women and friends of women who were energized by those candidates.”

She also claimed data shows that women outperform men in competitive elections.

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When voters pick a candidate, Warren said, it has to be someone they trust, not just a candidate “who looks like what presidents looked like in the past.”

She pointed to the barriers broken by JFK’s election as the first Catholic president in 1960 and former President Obama’s win in 2008.

“In 2020 we can and should have a woman for president,” she said to cheers.

Warren clashed with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the last Democratic presidential debate in Des Moines, Iowa, when she claimed he told her in 2018 that he didn’t think a woman could win the presidency. Sanders called her accusation was “ludicrous.”

With Iowa’s results nearly in, Warren appears to have placed in third behind South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sanders and slightly ahead of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton became the first female major-party nominee in 2016 before falling short to Trump in the election.

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Dr. Kent Ingle: The National Prayer Breakfast is crucial to the future of our nation

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In 1953, President Dwight Eisenhower walked into the first National Prayer Breakfast alongside evangelist Billy Graham appearing a little hesitant. It was a risky step for a president, but it consecrated a day for our nation to remain united in prayer.

The formation of this annual breakfast, first known as the Presidential Prayer Breakfast, set Eisenhower uneasy and concerned with how critics might respond. Shortly into the meeting, the president shared his relief to be able to confide in a room of such support.

It was the first opportunity for men and women of different beliefs and parties to annually join together to pray over our nation. What started as a unifying event to solidify our efforts in prayer together, remains one of the core assets and most anticipated events in Washington, D.C.

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Today, this gathering remains vital for our government and the future of our democracy.

The first annual meetings were attended by approximately 400 political and religious leaders of faith. Thursday, as I prepare to attend the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, nearly 4,000 elected officials, diplomats, national and international religious and political leaders will join together in prayer and fellowship. House Minority Whip Steve Scalise once said the breakfast is “literally one of the toughest tickets to get in Washington.”

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This annual breakfast has long been a moment for the president to receive moral and spiritual support from leaders. It has also been an opportunity for the president to share his burdens, concerns and prayer needs before a community of faith.

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson said, “No man could live in the house where I live now or work at the desk where I work now without needing and without seeking the strength and the support of earnest and frequent prayer.”

We may think the president is surrounded by endless support and confidants, but no man can be lifted up too much in prayer — least of all the leader of our nation.

Regardless of what party or religious denomination you belong to, or who you hope will reside in the Oval Office come February 2021, our nation needs our prayers.

Scripture reads in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people; for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

Certainly, the act of prayer for our leaders isn’t just a way we can bless them. It is a command from God.

For years, the National Prayer Breakfast has also been an opportunity for us to unite as a nation across all religions, denominations and all sectors of belief. Each year, Christian Evangelicals, Jews and Muslims gather not only to pray together but also to discuss issues of national and international morality and crisis. It is a time for men and women to pray specifically over the pressing issues our nation currently faces. Particularly, as the politics of our country appear so deeply divided, it is crucial (and truly miraculous) that to this day, this annual event continues.

Over the past decades, each president has approached the annual breakfast slightly differently. Some remain intentionally neutral in their statements, while others unveil their passionate faith and trust in God. Some face trials and crises in their own presidencies and become more open to the large gathering of prayer as their term passes on.

While I hope otherwise, there may one day be someone in office who outspokenly does not hold to faith at all. Regardless of the individual beliefs of our future presidents, this gathering will continue to be vital for our nation.

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The passage of 1 Timothy 2:3-4 states, “This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” This annual event serves to unite and remind our government, our president and our nation that they are always in our prayers.

More so, it is also a time for all people of faith (whether attending the breakfast or not) to be reminded that our nation is in dire need of prayer. Regardless of what party or religious denomination you belong to, or who you hope will reside in the Oval Office come February 2021, our nation needs our prayers.

When Eisenhower first endorsed this annual meeting, it was no small achievement. Even at a time when children could shamelessly sing “God Bless America” and pray in our public schools, it was a bold step. Yet, amidst his uncertainty, Eisenhower came to acknowledge the fundamental role of faith in the founding of the United States.

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At that breakfast, Eisenhower said in his speech, “Today I think that prayer is just simply a necessity because by prayer I believe we mean an effort to get in touch with the Infinite.”

Joining together the communities of political and religious leaders to converse on the importance of faith is not a religious ritual. Rather, it is a vital gathering so that we can keep our government uplifted in prayer (regardless of party affiliation) and so that we can continue to remain a united nation as we pray.

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