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Antonio Brown calls himself ‘cancer’ of the league: ‘I think I owe the whole NFL an apology’

Embattled NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown appeared to change his tone Friday while reflecting on the past year, saying he feels he owes “the whole NFL an apology.”

Speaking with ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Brown said he felt he “could have done a lot of things better” this past season both on and off the field, calling himself the “cancer of the NFL.”

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“I think I owe the whole NFL an apology and my past behavior,” adding later on in the interview that as of late he’s “just been the cancer of the NFL. The problem child, the guy who gets in trouble, the kind of guy who has the bad narrative about him.”

Brown was arrested last month on charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief after police responded to his Florida home over reports that he and his trainer attacked a moving truck driver hired by the free-agent over a money dispute.

That same month, police were also called to Brown’s home after he live-streamed himself yelling and cursing at his ex-girlfriend Chelsie Kyriss when she came to pick their children for school.

He told police that he had evicted her from his home and only allowed her back to the house to get their children’s clothes and take them to school. He also claimed he already had a restraining order against Kyriss and asked officers to jail her for allegedly trying to steal one of his cars.

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A judge ordered Brown to undergo a mental health evaluation under the terms of his recent bond agreement. When asked Friday about whether he feels he needs mental help, Brown responded: “We all need mental help.”

Brown has not played in the league since September. He previously played for the Pittsburgh Steelers before joining the Oakland Raiders in the off-season. Brown did not play any regular-season games for the Raiders and was released following a turbulent offseason.

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) greets wide receiver Antonio Brown (17) before the start of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

He was then picked up by the New England Patriots but only played one game before he was released after 11 days in the wake of sexual assault allegations.

Brown has previously denied all allegations but he told ESPN that he feels like he’s been targeted.

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“I feel like I never really got in a conflict with no woman,” he said. “I just feel like I’m a target so, anybody can come against me and say anything [that] I have to face. There’s no support, there’s no egos, there’s no rules in it, anyone can come after me for anything. No proof or whatever. ‘He said, she’s saying.’”

Brown said he’s disappointed with how long the NFL’s investigation into the accusations has taken but said he was “pleased” to hear Commissioner Roger Goodell’s remarks on Wednesday where he expressed his concern for the free agent’s “wellbeing” above all else.

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Jenna Ellis: Trump impeachment trial was fair – Democratic complaints based on Big Lies

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After 10 days of President Trump’s impeachment trial, the Senate finally voted Friday night not to introduce more witness testimony. This effectively closed the trial and set a timeline to cancel the made-for-TV miniseries “Schumer Schiff Sham Show” on Wednesday.

Predictably, the Democrats are now pivoting their narrative and trying to sell America two Big Lies.

Big Lie 1: “No witnesses, no documents.”

This is a ridiculous spin driven by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.

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The House heard from 18 witnesses (17 of them public). On its own decision, the Democratic majority in the House decided not to allow GOP witnesses or subpoena witnesses like former National Security Adviser John Bolton and Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, who they now claim they “must” hear from.

The Democrats didn’t want to be tied up in the judicial system to allow a court to determine if their subpoenas were valid and could override executive privilege.

It’s theoretically possible Democrats could have prevailed in requiring testimony if they had gone through the proper judicial process, but they were too busy pretending it was a matter of national security to push their impeachment through quickly. That was their choice not to litigate those issues.

It was absolutely not the responsibility of the White House to agree to the House’s witness list just because House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., demanded it and threw a temper tantrum.

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Then, once the two articles of impeachment adopted by the House were finally delivered to the Senate after an inexplicable four-week delay, the Senate heard 192 portions of testimony from 13 of the House witnesses over nine days of arguments from counsel for both sides. The Senate also received 28,578 documents from the House.

This is not a complex case and the facts are very simple and uncontested. Many criminal trials far more complex than this case have fewer witnesses and definitely far fewer documents. It’s a lie to claim the Senate has nothing but statements from counsel or “no witnesses and no documents” to consider when rendering its judgment.

Big Lie 2: “An acquittal isn’t exoneration.”

Of course, it is. In every instance, a verdict of acquittal by the authorized arbiter (whether a judge or jury or – in this case – the Senate) means the person charged is not guilty and fully exonerated. The point of process is to render a final judgment on the merits, unless a case is dismissed earlier for a procedural or process issue.

Here, the Senate would have been well within its constitutional authority to simply dismiss the articles of impeachment outright without considering the merit of the charges, because the articles are defective on their face and fail to allege a valid, impeachable offense. The Senate also could have dismissed the articles outright for the myriad problems with the House inquiry.

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However, the Senate, as the constitutionally appointed arbiter, chose to receive the record from the House (notably absent testimony the 18th witness – Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson), hear arguments from both sets of counsel, and next week render a verdict on each of the two articles.

For the Democrats to claim that the Senate’s final judgment on the merits of this case is anything less than full exoneration of President Trump undermines the legitimacy of the Senate, and in turn the Constitution. It’s also just patently false.

Article 1, Section 3.6 of the Constitution gives sole power to try all impeachments to the Senate. Like any regular trial where questions of law (including what evidence is admitted) are determined according to the governing process, one side may be frustrated by an adverse ruling. But nevertheless, the trial proceeds to final verdict.

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In a regular judicial context, there is an appellate process, which the Constitution does not provide for in cases of impeachment. The Senate’s rulings on questions of law are just as final as its verdict. The Democrats obviously won’t like the outcome of a vote for acquittal of President Trump, but an acquittal is indeed a full exoneration. That’s basic law and is also just.

The Democrats will continue to sell their two Big Lies, but at the end of the trial – when the president will be exonerated – all they will be left with is a failed sham based on lies and debunked presumptions.

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Tom Steyer on Democratic presidential race: ‘You have to do well in Iowa’

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Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer said Saturday that he hopes to pick up momentum after Monday’s Iowa caucuses.

Appearing on “Cavuto LIVE,” Steyer said doing well in Iowa is imperative.

With just days to go, recent Iowa Monmouth University polls show former Vice President Joe Biden, Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersIndiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren continuing to jostle for the lead.

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According to the latest Quinnipiac Poll, Biden and Sanders lead the pack nationally, with Biden at 26 percent and Sanders at 21 percent. Steyer is listed as one of the candidates at or below 2 percent.

Steyer, a California billionaire, told host Neil Cavuto that “it’s kind of a jumble at this point.”

“I think if you’re going to be the candidate of the Democratic Party, you’ve got to appeal to a diverse group of people. It’s a very diverse country. We are a very diverse party,” he said.

“And so, you have got to come out of Iowa and do well. As you mentioned, I am doing really well in Nevada and South Carolina,” Steyer added. “I know from looking at these early states that I do appeal to a diverse group of Americans, and that’s going to be really important.”

Steyer said his big question about the election in November is going to be about voter turnout.

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He said he believes there are “tens of millions of people” who don’t vote because they think the system is broken, but “in their hearts and minds they are really Democrats.”

“But to me the real question is: Are Americans going to understand how important this election his, how much is at stake, that their vote is crucial?” he asked. “If that happens, I think it’s very good for whoever the Democratic candidate is.”

Steyer founded investment company Farallon Capital Management in 1986 and sold it in 2012.  He has since transformed into a major political organizing player and environmental advocate.

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Lisa Vanderpump’s dog rescue foundation sued by former employee alleging sexual harassment: report

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Lisa Vanderpump‘s dog rescue foundation is being sued by a former employee alleging she was sexually harassed during her employment, according to a new report.

According to People, a complaint was filed by Damiana Guzman, who claims she was forced to resign from Vanderpump Dogs after two months of working under “intolerable working conditions.”

The ex-employee claimed her former manager harassed her by calling her names and mocking her “sex, gender and sexuality.”

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In the complaint, Guzman alleges that the manager called her a “skinnny no-a– fool” and a flat-a– b—h.” Additionally, the manager is being accused of mocking Guzman’s sexual orientation by saying he could “turn her straight.”

Guzman claims she has suffered “economic loss” and “loss of employment-related opportunities” and is seeking damages, according to the outlet.

She further claims she has suffered “humiliation, mental anguish, distress and has been harmed in mind and body,” the magazine said.

The complaint added: “Not a day went by where the Defendant didn’t make a comment about the Plaintiff’s body, her sexual preference, or his sexual prowess.”

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Representatives for the “Vanderpump Rules” star did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment. However, a rep for Dr. John Sessa, who works at Vanderpump Dogs, released a statement to People.

“It’s a shame that someone who worked for the Foundation for less than 90 days would choose to sue or try to malign an organization whose sole purpose is dedicated to being a voice for the voiceless. Working to resolve unnecessary cases like this just takes away from being able to save more lives,” Sessa said in a statement.

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According to Vanderpump Dog Foundation’s website, the agency was founded in 2016 with the aim of “working on both a domestic and international front to help create a better world for dogs globally.”

The lawsuit comes on the heels of the former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star’s Pump restaurant becoming wrecked after a sports car drove through its wall earlier this month.

A rep for Vanderpump at the time announced one woman was “slightly injured” from the crash.

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Kansas City hospital babies dressed as Chiefs players ahead of Super Bowl

These little football fans will melt your heart.

The University of Kansas Hospital is getting newborns in its NICU ward ready for Super Bowl Sunday in the cutest way.

The medical center shared images of over a dozen infants dressed up as the Kansas City Chiefs, who will be competing against the San Francisco 49ers at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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“Because we treat them like Chiefs, they dressed the part!” the hospital posted on Facebook on Wednesday.

“In celebration of the upcoming Super Bowl and an impending visit from KC Wolf and Chiefs ambassador Shawn Barber, (with permission from their parents) our NICU babies were dressed as The Kansas City Chiefs players.”

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The mini Chiefs are photographed wearing tiny wigs and team gear, including jerseys, wristbands, and pompoms. One infant is even seen rocking a Chiefs bowtie.

The adorable photos warmed the hearts of Facebook users, garnering 4,500 likes and 5,500 shares as of Saturday morning.

“Cheers to the Chiefs fighting hard Sunday like these beautiful babies do each day!! Prayers to the families of each and every one of these tiny miracle,” one Facebook user commented on the post.

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“Cheers to the Chiefs fighting hard Sunday like these beautiful babies do each day!!” a Facebook user commented.

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“There’s no way that we can lose this Sunday with these precious tiny gifts from God they’re all so cute dressed up in all their Chief gear,” another person wrote.

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“There’s no way that we can lose this Sunday with these precious tiny gifts from God,” another Facebook user wrote.

“Starting them off right! God bless these precious little ones and their families,” another Facebook user commented.

“These are by far the sweetest members of #ChiefsKingdom!”

In other related Super Bowl news, a variety of Cincinnati Zoo animals are throwing out their best predictions of who is going to take home the Lombardi Trophy.

Fiona the hippo is probably the most famous – and the grossest – to share her football forecast.

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The 3-year-old mammal, who became an internet sensation when she was born six weeks premature and overcame numerous health scares, is apparently a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Fiona demonstrated her support as any semiaquatic lady does: She vomited next to the Chiefs logo the zoo had set up for her.

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Iowa caucuses, America’s kickoff presidential contest, started in the ’70s

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DES MOINES, Iowa – New Hampshire has been holding it’s first-in-the-nation presidential primary for 100 years.

But Iowa’s a much more recent power player in the race for the White House.

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Political parties in the Hawkeye State have used caucuses to select candidates since the 19th century – but it wasn’t until 1972 that the state held the first contest in the presidential nominating calendar.

Here’s how it happened: After the violent protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, party leaders decided to spread out the nominating contest schedule in each state. Iowa – thanks to its long and complex nomination process – was the first state to hold a contest in the 1972 campaign. Four years later, the state also held the first Republican caucuses in the White House race.

And it was in that year that the Iowa caucuses grabbed the national spotlight.

“It really became a bigger deal in 1976 when Jimmy Carter, a peanut farmer from Georgia and a governor who was relatively unknown, came to Iowa and took it seriously,” Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Communications Manager Michael Morain explained.

Morain noted that Carter “organized and had a grassroots campaign in a lot of far-flung corners of the state — things that we now take for granted. But Jimmy Carter saw it as an opportunity to meet voters and get some of the national spotlight.”

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Thirty-two years later, another long-shot who eventually won the White House also gave Iowa a boost.

“In 2008, when Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois came and took Iowa seriously and really gave it his best shot, and he got Iowa’s stamp of approval, that really changed the narrative,” Morain said. “Because the rest of the country thought, well, if Iowa can get behind an African American senator from Chicago, that gave him the moment he needed to make it the rest of the way.”

And even though both Iowa and New Hampshire – due to their predominantly white populations and sparse amounts of large urban areas – have for decades had to fight to keep their status kicking off the nominating calendar, the White House hopefuls keep coming.

This cycle, thanks to a long list of Democratic hopefuls, Iowans witnessed intense campaigning by candidates.

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Palestinian leader Abbas says he is cutting ties with United States and Israel over peace deal

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Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he is cutting security ties with Israel and the U.S. on Saturday, in reaction to a U.S.-brokered peace plan that immediately met with furious objections from the Palestinians.

Abbas said he told Israel and the U.S. that “there will be no relations with them, including the security ties” following the deal that Palestinians say heavily favors the Israelis. He also said he will refuse to take President Trump’s phone calls “because I know that he would use that to say he consulted with us.”

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“I will never accept this solution,” Abbas said. “I will not have it recorded in my history that I have sold Jerusalem.”

The furious reaction by Abbas came during a speech at an Arab League meeting in Cairo, Egypt that denounced the plan — and poured cold water on the plan’s chances.

The plan was unveiled by President Trump on Tuesday and calls for a two-state solution — with the creation of a future state of Palestine in Gaza, parts of the West Bank and neighborhoods on the outskirts of Jerusalem. The White House has called it “the most serious, realistic, and detailed plan ever presented, one that could make Israelis, Palestinians, and the region safer and more prosperous.”

“If the Palestinians have concerns with this Vision, they should bring them forth in the context of good-faith negotiations with the Israelis and help make progress for the region,” it said.

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The plan would require the Palestinians to meet certain benchmarks — rooting out terrorism, stopping “pay to slay,” implementing steps toward free speech and political reforms. It also calls for the creation of a Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and for more than doubling the amount of territory the Palestinians control.

The plan also includes land swaps, a demilitarized Palestinian state, Israeli power over security as well as a demand for Israel to halt the construction of any new settlements. It also would abolish the “right of return” for Palestinians into Israel.

Controversially for Palestinians, it would allow Israel to annex settlements in the West Bank, which the Palestinians have long contended to be illegal. Critics also say that Israel’s control over borders, airspace, and security means that Palestinian statehood would lose its meaning.

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But Abbas said the Palestinians wouldn’t accept the U.S. as the sole mediator, instead, saying they want to go to the world and other regional organizations such as the U.N. Security Council.

The speech came after Palestinian militants fired three rockets into Israel, triggering airstrikes from Israel on militant targets in Gaza in response.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Lori Loughlin believed first payments for daughters ‘went to USC’, Rick Singer says in new docs: report

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli are claiming prosecutors in their college admissions scandal investigation have been hiding evidence that would help prove their innocence, according to a report.

The “Fuller House” actress and her fashion designer husband claimed in new documents that prosecutors have been sitting on “exculpatory” evidence that could help their case. The paperwork allegedly proves the Hollywood couple never agreed to “bribe payments,” according to People.

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Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 “An Unforgettable Evening” in Beverly Hills, Calif.  (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

The new court filings showed that mastermind William Rick Singer told FBI agents that he informed Loughlin and Giannulli that their first payments for each of their daughters went to the University of Southern California, according to the outlet.

The payments were allegedly $50,000 each for Bella Rose, 21, and Olivia Jade, 20. The court documents allegedly show that Singer stated that the couple “thought their payment of $50,000 went directly to USC’s program.”

“The government clearly acknowledges that Giannulli and Loughlin’s alleged ‘bribe payments’ did not go to any USC official personally, but rather were given as donations to USC itself,” the filing states, according to People. “There is no evidence the defendants somehow knew these payments to USC were personal bribes designed to compensate [Donna] Heinel for betraying her employer.”

LORI LOUGHLIN BELIEVES RICK SINGER TRICKED HER INTO COLLEGE SCANDAL, EVIDENCE WILL PROVE HER INNOCENCE: REPORT

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Lori Loughlin exits the John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse after appearing in Federal Court to answer charges stemming from college admissions scandal. (Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Heinel is the former associate athletic director of USC who allegedly helped parents get their children admitted as students.

Last month, the television star and her husband asked the court to release evidence they believed would help their case in the ongoing national scandal. The couple reportedly filed documents in Massachusetts U.S. District Court asking for FBI interview statements from Singer.

Weeks ago, the couple was believed to have received a boost thanks to a cache of newly released emails obtained by Fox News between the famous couple and a representative for the University of Southern California.

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Actress Lori Loughlin, left, leaves as her husband Mossimo Giannulli, right, are accused of arranging a total collective payment of $500,000 to WIlliam Rick Singer to get their daughters recruited to USC as athletes on the crew team. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The emails appeared to be solicitous in nature with the university offering Gianniiulli a special tour of the campus for him and his eldest daughter. They also showed the university discussing the possibility of flagging Bella Rose’s application in the hopes of securing her as a student.

Meanwhile, a source recently told Us Weekly that if the “Fuller House” star does not change her not guilty plea to guilty, then the couple’s daughters could potentially become “star witnesses” in the case.

“Accepting a plea bargain would be the only solution,” said the source.

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Loughlin, 55, and Giannulli, 56, have been accused of arranging a total collective payment of $500,000 to Singer to get their daughters recruited to USC as athletes on the crew team.

The charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The couple was previously hit with charges of money laundering and conspiracy that could land them behind bars for 40 years if convicted on all of them.

The couple recently listed their $28 million home amid the scandal trial.

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report. 

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Tucker Carlson: Democrats are defeated and humiliated

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It’s been an awfully long week. But thank God, we’re ending it with two pieces of good news.

The first is that Great Britain is an independent country again, as it has been for most of the last thousand years. Brexit has gone through. Cheers to our friends in the United Kingdom.

Secondly, in this country, the impeachment farce is almost over.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS TELLS SCHUMER HE WON’T BREAK TIES IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

That’s our good news. The president will be acquitted. Now, we knew that from the first day, of course – which is one of the reasons this whole overhyped charade was always such an insulting waste of time. But now it’s official. Even Trump-hating Republicans in the Senate are thoroughly sick of this. They want it over.

Yet, once started, nothing in Washington ends easily. The process continues on like a ghost ship. It’s the same sickness at work as on Black Friday. Mobs of desperate people are grasping at trinkets to fill a void within. It’s sad to watch.

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Jerry Springer wasn’t in the Senate this week, but Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was. Check out what happened when Chief Justice John Roberts asked prosecutors to answer a final question. Nadler and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., raced to the podium, all but elbowing each other out of the way to get one last blessed moment on C-SPAN.

“I want to be on TV!” “No, I do!” These people are buffoons. That moment was really the whole impeachment from start to finish. Narcissistic, degrading, pointless. A nation as great as this one deserves more, but that would require impressive leaders.

Maybe next week we’ll look back on this whole chapter in shame. But for a few more days at least, the hysteria will continue. In fact, it will likely increase, believe it or not. The media class seemingly just figured out that Trump will not be removed from office before the Super Bowl. You’ve always known that obviously they had no idea.

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They’re literally stunned over on MSNBC. A person called Mara Gay declared that if the results of the last election aren’t nullified immediately, democracy will be dead forever. Think about that for a minute. She clearly hasn’t. It’s kind of hilarious, actually.

In fact, she’s a member of The New York Times editorial board. Not that that makes her a journalist, but she’s still the best they can muster. Ponder that over the weekend. The politics editor of The Root, meanwhile, told viewers that now that Donald Trump is staying in office and, nothing can stop him from becoming an authoritarian dictator. He said Trump is literally going to cancel the election in California, our biggest state. OK, Jason Johnson, let us know when he tries.

People like Johnson are saying things like this because they are so shocked their brains no longer work. They really thought Trump was going to be fired at the end of impeachment. They thought a five-minute phone call about Hunter Biden’s corruption would be enough to undo an election that 136 million people voted in.

The press and the Democratic Party let their fantasies to over strip reality, but they’re about to be shocked back to consciousness very soon. The Iowa caucuses are just three days from now. Bernie Sanders is likely to win there. His only real rival is a man who should be having dinner at 4:30 at Golden Corral.

Party leaders don’t really want either one of them, Sanders or Joe Biden. Their plan? The plan in Washington is to force voters to back Michael Bloomberg, a Napoleonic billionaire known for screaming at people who drink the wrong soda.

None of it seems very appealing. The Democratic Party is in trouble. It’s about to collide with itself. By the way, that didn’t need to happen if Democrats had just spent the last three years coming up with, I don’t know, a credible plan to lower housing prices or raise middle-class wages or fix the student loan crisis they might be winning the election, but they didn’t do that.

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Instead, they tried the easy way out. They wasted their energy on wild conspiracies about Russia and Ukraine. And while they were doing that, their unhappiest but most energetic activists forced their candidates to take lunatic positions on abortion, guns, race, gender, climate, you name it, positions that are way out of the mainstream, even among Democrats.

It adds up to a disaster, and they know it’s a disaster. That’s why they’re so upset. The good news is that, as awful and stupid as impeachment was, it hurt the people responsible for it most of all.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Jan. 31, 2020.

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Tucker Carlson: Democrats are defeated and humiliated

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It’s been an awfully long week. But thank God, we’re ending it with two pieces of good news.

The first is that Great Britain is an independent country again, as it has been for most of the last thousand years. Brexit has gone through. Cheers to our friends in the United Kingdom.

Secondly, in this country, the impeachment farce is almost over.

CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS TELLS SCHUMER HE WON’T BREAK TIES IN IMPEACHMENT TRIAL

That’s our good news. The president will be acquitted. Now, we knew that from the first day, of course – which is one of the reasons this whole overhyped charade was always such an insulting waste of time. But now it’s official. Even Trump-hating Republicans in the Senate are thoroughly sick of this. They want it over.

Yet, once started, nothing in Washington ends easily. The process continues on like a ghost ship. It’s the same sickness at work as on Black Friday. Mobs of desperate people are grasping at trinkets to fill a void within. It’s sad to watch.

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Jerry Springer wasn’t in the Senate this week, but Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., was. Check out what happened when Chief Justice John Roberts asked prosecutors to answer a final question. Nadler and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., raced to the podium, all but elbowing each other out of the way to get one last blessed moment on C-SPAN.

“I want to be on TV!” “No, I do!” These people are buffoons. That moment was really the whole impeachment from start to finish. Narcissistic, degrading, pointless. A nation as great as this one deserves more, but that would require impressive leaders.

Maybe next week we’ll look back on this whole chapter in shame. But for a few more days at least, the hysteria will continue. In fact, it will likely increase, believe it or not. The media class seemingly just figured out that Trump will not be removed from office before the Super Bowl. You’ve always known that obviously they had no idea.

More from Opinion

They’re literally stunned over on MSNBC. A person called Mara Gay declared that if the results of the last election aren’t nullified immediately, democracy will be dead forever. Think about that for a minute. She clearly hasn’t. It’s kind of hilarious, actually.

In fact, she’s a member of The New York Times editorial board. Not that that makes her a journalist, but she’s still the best they can muster. Ponder that over the weekend. The politics editor of The Root, meanwhile, told viewers that now that Donald Trump is staying in office and, nothing can stop him from becoming an authoritarian dictator. He said Trump is literally going to cancel the election in California, our biggest state. OK, Jason Johnson, let us know when he tries.

People like Johnson are saying things like this because they are so shocked their brains no longer work. They really thought Trump was going to be fired at the end of impeachment. They thought a five-minute phone call about Hunter Biden’s corruption would be enough to undo an election that 136 million people voted in.

The press and the Democratic Party let their fantasies to over strip reality, but they’re about to be shocked back to consciousness very soon. The Iowa caucuses are just three days from now. Bernie Sanders is likely to win there. His only real rival is a man who should be having dinner at 4:30 at Golden Corral.

Party leaders don’t really want either one of them, Sanders or Joe Biden. Their plan? The plan in Washington is to force voters to back Michael Bloomberg, a Napoleonic billionaire known for screaming at people who drink the wrong soda.

None of it seems very appealing. The Democratic Party is in trouble. It’s about to collide with itself. By the way, that didn’t need to happen if Democrats had just spent the last three years coming up with, I don’t know, a credible plan to lower housing prices or raise middle-class wages or fix the student loan crisis they might be winning the election, but they didn’t do that.

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Instead, they tried the easy way out. They wasted their energy on wild conspiracies about Russia and Ukraine. And while they were doing that, their unhappiest but most energetic activists forced their candidates to take lunatic positions on abortion, guns, race, gender, climate, you name it, positions that are way out of the mainstream, even among Democrats.

It adds up to a disaster, and they know it’s a disaster. That’s why they’re so upset. The good news is that, as awful and stupid as impeachment was, it hurt the people responsible for it most of all.

Adapted from Tucker Carlson’s monologue from “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Jan. 31, 2020.

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