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Geraldo Rivera, Dan Bongino react to US cities in crisis: ‘Liberalism is a cancer’

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“Liberal cities in crisis” was the topic Tuesday night as Fox News’ Sean Hannity spoke with political pundits Geraldo Rivera and Dan Bongino.

This summer Fox News embarked on a project to chronicle the toll that progressive policies have taken on four West Coast cities: Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Ore.

Most of the cities have thrown hundreds of millions of dollars at the problem of homelessness — only to watch it grow worse.

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Bongino said decades of monopolistic Democratic rule is a large part of the problem.

“The reality of liberalism … liberalism is a cancer, it’s a forest fire, it destroys everything it touches,” he said.

“Liberalism is a cancer, it’s a forest fire, it destroys everything it touches.”

— Dan Bongino

In May, San Francisco officials braced themselves when a preliminary homeless count was released. They expected the numbers to rise and they were right. Initial data showed the figure had jumped 17 percent from 2017. The double-digit growth was bad enough but then it got a whole lot worse.

When the final report was released a couple of months later, it showed the increase would have been 30 percent if the city had stuck to the same definition of homelessness as it had in the past. This year, San Francisco city officials opted to use the federal definition instead of the one they wrote themselves.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness includes people who are living on the streets, in cars or in shelters. San Francisco’s own definition widens the category to people without a permanent address who are in prison, rehab or hospitalized. If the city used the same measurement it had in years past, the numbers would show an increase from 7,400 to 9,784 — or 30 percent — in 2019.

Though homeless encampments are popping up on freeways and underpasses, the largest concentration of L.A.’s unsheltered population calls Skid Row home. The downtown neighborhood, memorialized in the film “The Little Shop of Horrors” as the last resort for winos and junkies has long been a dumping ground for hospitals, prisons and other cities and states looking to offload their homeless.

Today, the roughly 50-block district just east of downtown is a dystopian panorama of human misery, where vacant-eyed residents shuffle in and out of their makeshift shelters, navigating around broken wheelchairs, discarded syringes, garbage and human waste. The unsanitary conditions have turned it into a veritable petri dish of disease that’s ripe for rodent infestation.

Rivera said New York City was saved from total dysfunction by five straight terms of Republican rule via former mayors Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg.

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He agreed that Democrats aren’t good for cities.

“They don’t know what to do,” he said about their leadership skills, adding: “They are reelected by rote, by reflex.”

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Hannity: Biden a ‘nonstop human gaffe machine’ who got a tepid endorsement from wife

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Fox News’ Sean Hannity questioned former Vice President Joe Biden’s electoral viability, saying the Democrat’s wife offered only a tepid endorsement of her husband.

“He’s supposed to be the experienced, confident front-runner in a crowded field of candidates. In reality, he is a walking disaster,” Hannity said Tuesday.

The host said Dr. Jill Biden’s appeal to voters in regard to her husband’s ability to defeat President Trump was underwhelming at best.

“Biden also received another glowing endorsement from his own wife. She told voters to hold their nose, swallow a little and make the sensible choice,” he said.

JILL BIDEN TO VOTERS: YOU MAY HAVE TO ‘SWALLOW A LITTLE BIT’ WITH MY HUSBAND SO WE CAN BEAT TRUMP

“With enthusiasm like that from his own wife, I’m sure Biden has this nomination locked right down,” Hannity added sarcastically.

In remarks aired on MSNBC, Dr. Biden said Americans should be mortified by the incumbent president’s demeanor.

“You know we have to include everybody, our party has to be more inclusive, which means we have to go to independents and say ‘join us,’ we have to go to Republicans and say ‘OK, you’re a Republican, but you can’t tell me that your children are proud of the president, you know, of the things he says and, you know, as a mother or as a father, I mean, how can you be proud of that president as a leader?”

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She continued, “So yes, you know, your candidate might be better on, I don’t know, healthcare than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election, and maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘OK, I personally like so and so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.”

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On his show, Hannity said Biden was part of a presidential ticket that was a disaster for the country.

“By now we all know that the Obama-Biden record — that was a complete and utter failure,” he said.

With enthusiasm like that from your own wife, I’m sure Biden has this nomination locked right down

— Sean Hannity

He added Biden’s proclivity to commit public gaffes is hurting his image, pointing to one example at a recent debate where the former vice president appeared to invite supporters to “go to” a text-only phone number as if it were a website address.

“We also know that ‘Joe 3-0-3-3-0’ — which meant nothing — he’s a nonstop human gaffe machine,” Hannity said.

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Spike Lee calls Trump a ‘white supremacist,’ says his supporters ‘kneel down before the altar of the almighty dollar’

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Famed filmmaker Spike Lee claimed Tuesday it is “not even a question anymore” that President Trump is a “white supremacist” and suggested his supporters back him “for money.”

While commemorating the 400th anniversary of the first slaves arriving in North America, Lee pivoted to “where we are today” and asked CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, “Why are we still asking, ‘Is this guy a white supremacist?'” which was likely in reference to several 2020 Democratic candidates who agreed that Trump is a white supremacist when asked recently.

“It’s not even a question anymore,” Lee said. “I mean, the Muslim ban, all Mexicans are rapists, murderers, and drug dealers…”

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“Do you think he’s going to be reelected?” Cooper asked.

“Can I get on my knees now and pray?” Lee joked.

The Oscar-winning screenwriter then slammed Trump for his handling of the 2017 Charlottesville riot, saying that the president couldn’t “make a decision between what’s right and wrong.” He also claimed Trump gave neo-Nazis and white nationalists the “dog whistle” to “come on out” and show their faces in public since their guy “is in the White House.”

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He also took a swipe at Trump supporters.

“I think that people out there really look in their heart and I truly believe people know what’s right and what’s wrong. You know that.” Lee continued. “And a lot of these people getting behind this guy… they’re gonna be on the wrong side of history with him… For money? What are you doing it for? I mean… you kneel down before the altar of the almighty dollar, then I guess all bets are off.”

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Eric and Lara Trump welcome new baby girl, President Trump’s 10th grandchild

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President Trump is now a grandfather for the 10th time.

Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Trump, welcomed a baby girl, Carolina Dorothy Trump, on Monday.

Eric Trump posted a photo of the new family of four to Twitter on Tuesday morning.

President Trump tweeted about his granddaughter on Tuesday afternoon.

“CONGRATULATIONS @EricTrump and @LaraLeaTrump, on the birth of Carolina Dorothy Trump,” he wrote. “So proud!”

Eric Trump tweeted just before midnight on Monday about the birth of their second child, saying, “@LaraLeaTrump and I are excited to welcome Carolina Dorothy Trump into the world. We love you already!

He also posted a photo of his baby daughter to Instagram.

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Eric and Lara Trump also have a son, 1-year-old Eric “Luke” Trump.

Eric Trump, 35, is executive vice president of the Trump Organization. Lara Lea Trump, 36, serves as a campaign adviser to the president.

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President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., 41, and his ex-wife have five children: 5-year-old Chloe, 6-year-old Spencer, 7-year-old Tristan, 10-year-old Donald III and 12-year-old Kai.

Ivanka Trump, 37, has three children with her husband, Jared Kushner: 3-year-old Theodore, 5-year-old Joseph and 8-year-old Arabella.

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Migrants disembark rescue ship in Italy after 19-day standoff

A migrant rescue ship carrying more than 80 people was evacuated near Italy’s southernmost Island on Tuesday, ending a 19-day standoff that pushed 15 passengers to jump into the sea to escape deteriorating conditions aboard.

Sicilian prosecutor Luigi Patronaggio ordered the seizure of the ship off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa and the immediate evacuation of its passengers after he boarded the vessel and met with port authorities as part of an investigation into possible kidnapping charges resulting from the refusal of hard-line Interior Minister Matteo Salvini to allow the migrants to disembark, the news agency ANSA reported.

The rescued passengers have been on the Spanish-flagged ship Open Arms since they were plucked from the Mediterranean nearly three weeks ago.

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Migrants on the Open Arms rescue ship preparing to disembark on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Tuesday. (AP)

Salvini had refused to open Italian ports to the vessel even after six countries stepped forward to take the migrants. The group stepped ashore about an hour after the resignation of Italian premier Giuseppe Conte, who accused Salvini of sacrificing the country’s 14-month-old populist government out of eagerness to take the top job himself.

The captain of the Open Arms had previously told Italian officials the crew of 17 was no longer able to maintain control and described the situation as “desperate.” After one Syrian national jumped and was rescued and brought to shore on Lampedusa, two more groups followed his lead. A ferry crew took them to land, sparing them a return to the ship.

Dozens of others have been evacuated in recent days for medical reasons or because they’re minors. Officials said tensions on board were running high, with fights breaking out among the migrants.

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The temporary confiscation of the rescue ship by the prosecutor “is a cost that Open Arms assumes to secure that the people on board can be assisted,” said the Spanish NGO’s founder, Oscar Camps, on Twitter.

“We consider indispensable prioritizing their health and security in this humanitarian emergency,” he wrote.

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Spain said it would take three days for its navy ship, the Audaz, to reach Lampedusa from the Spanish port of Rota, and it wasn’t immediately clear how long it would take to escort the Open Arms to the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Emilio Damiá Marqués, the commander of the Audaz, told Spanish public broadcaster TVE from Rota that his ship, carrying 62 people including a doctor, was expected to arrive at the Italian island by Friday afternoon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Scaramucci launching PAC to ‘dismantle’ Trump: I can possibly move ‘eight percent’ of his voters

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Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is launching a PAC in order to “dismantle” President Trump and claims he could potentially sway as much as eight percent of his voters.

During a Tuesday interview on the “Hacks on Tap” podcast, Scaramucci casually mentioned that he was going to be “running advertisements” from his own political action committee featuring him and his wife describing what the president “does to people” in hopes of swaying white suburban women.

“Hold on a second, tell me about your political action committee,” podcast co-host David Axelrod interrupted.

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“I haven’t formed it yet, but I will,” Scaramucci said. “I’m in the process of doing it. It’s going to be The Committee to Dismantle Trump, but I’ll come up with a much more clever thing than that. I’m gonna throw in my own dough, ask others to put their dough in there and we’re going to explain to the people what he’s doing.”

Scaramucci suggested that the reason he gets “under Trump’s skin” is because he himself isn’t a politician and that his insults are “a reflection of him.”

“At the end of the day, you know, I can grab ahold of five, six, eight percent of the people that know he’s nuts and possibly move them,” Scaramucci added.

On Monday, Trump blasted Scaramucci on and referenced Scaramucci’s wife, Deidre Ball, on Twitter.

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“I barely knew him until his 11 days of gross incompetence — made a fool of himself, bad on TV. Abused staff… got fired,” Trump tweeted.

“Wrote a very nice book about me just recently. Now the book is a lie? Said his wife was driving him crazy, “something big” was happening with her. Getting divorced. He was a mental wreck. We didn’t want him around. Now Fake News puts him on like he was my buddy!”

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‘Baywatch’ alum Pamela Anderson reveals she still fits in iconic swimsuit, wears it to surprise her dates

Pamela Anderson has been the cover girl for the high-waist red swimsuit ever since her character immortalized the look on the set of the hit ‘90s coming-of-age series, “Baywatch.”

It’s been 22 years since Anderson sported her surfside pinup look on camera, but the blonde bombshell revealed that not only can she still fit into the red one-piece, she also wears it from time to time – depending on the mood – to surprise her dates.

“I jump in the shower with a bathing suit and then jump on them wherever they are in the house, soaking wet,” Anderson, 52, told the New York Times in an interview discussing the history of the signature red swimsuit.

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Pamela Anderson sporting her legendary “Baywatch” red one-piece swimsuit. (Everett Collection)

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The mother of two said many of the garments were specifically fitted for each performer and noted that hers was actually cut much too small for her frame, so she simply conformed it to her body.

“Some people bring me bathing suits to sign autographs on and they are these big bathing suits and I say, ‘Listen, my bathing suit was tiny,’” Anderson told the Times. “It just stretched and pulled onto your body.”

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Along with Anderson, Carmen Electra  also opened up to the publication about how she managed to land a role in the 1997 classic series, adding that she had rushed over from the set of MTV’s “Singled Out” and was unaware going into her audition that she would be asked to try on her own “Baywatch” red swimsuit during the audition reading opposite David Hasselhoff.

“I was like, ‘Oh, I hope they don’t see that,’” Electra said of having had unshaven legs in her swimsuit.

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Actress Carmen Electra modeling her iconic “Baywatch” red swimsuit. (AP)

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However, while Anderson still cosplays with her legendary “Baywatch” swimsuit, the 47-year-old Electra said she simply chooses to display it in her home and always welcomes the conversation it sparks from visitors.

“I have my suit framed and when people come over to the house, they get really excited,” she said. “It just has this effect on people. It was empowering.”

In 2017, the former Playboy playmate told Fox News that if a “Baywatch” were to ever return as a reboot, she would happily dive back in and pick up wherever her character’s life is.

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“Absolutely,” she said. “I would do it. I would do it in a heartbeat. I might hit the gym for like three weeks, but yes, I’ll do it!”

As for why the “Baywatch” swimsuit styles have stood the test of time, Anderson offered her own take.

“Maybe it was the people in the bathing suit that made it more exciting,” she explained, before pointing out to the Times that the show embodied a specific era of youth and innocence and rebelliousness that she felt the suit continues to symbolize. “And we were kind of the California dream.”

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Gen. Jack Keane: US deal with Taliban on ending Afghan war could happen next week

Retired military general and Fox News analyst Jack Keane told “The Story” an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end nearly 18 years of fighting — America’s longest war — could happen next week.

Some 14,000 U.S. troops remain in Afghanistan, and their withdrawal “by the end of 2020,” as Keane said, is a central part of the U.S.-Taliban talks.

Keane noted that the U.S., for its part, seeks Taliban guarantees that Afghanistan, which hosted Al Qaeda and its leader Usama bin Laden before the 9/11 attacks, will not be used as a launchpad for global terror assaults.

Keane said he predicts that the threat of Al Qaeda will have American armed forces keep between 8,000 to 9,000 troops in Afghanistan.

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He added: “For 18 years, we have prevented another attack on the United States.”

The expensive price tag of the war, Keane explained, is money well spent, and it was worth it keeping Americans safe on the home front.

Intra-Afghan talks on the country’s political future are expected to follow an agreement, though the Taliban has refused so far to negotiate with the Afghan government, dismissing it as a U.S. puppet. The insurgent group now controls roughly half of Afghanistan and is at its strongest since its 2001 defeat by a U.S.-led invasion.

In Washington, President Trump told reporters he believes the Taliban insurgents are eager to stop fighting and that they could “very easily” prevent Afghanistan from being a breeding ground for terrorism. The U.S. will, nonetheless, keep a close eye on Taliban influence, he said, even as it thins its troop presence.

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Damaged Dubai City wedding hall is seen after an explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. A suicide-bomb blast ripped through a wedding party on a busy Saturday night. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

“That’s what we have to watch. And we’ll always have intelligence, and we’ll always have somebody there,” Trump said.

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The new talks in Qatar, where the insurgent group has a political office, come after a horrific suicide bombing at a wedding in Kabul over the weekend. The blast, claimed by the IS affiliate that has emerged as a brutal threat in recent years, led outraged Afghans to question whether a U.S.-Taliban deal would mean peace for long-suffering civilians.

Afghanistan was the world’s deadliest conflict in 2018, and the United Nations has said more civilians died last year than in the past decade. Afghan officials have said Saturday’s bombing killed more than 63. More than 32,000 civilians have been killed in the past 10 years.

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Brian Kilmeade’s ‘phone-a-friend’ grilled striped bass and angry clams

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It’s Day 3 of the ‘Fox & Friends’ summer grilling contest!

Chris’ Striped Bass

Ingredients:
• Sliced pineapple, 1/2 inch or less
• 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil
• Balsamic glaze (to taste)
• Garlic (to taste)
• Nutmeg/cinnamon (to taste)
• 1/2 stick butter
• 1/4 extra virgin olive oil
• 3 cloves garlic, chopped
• 4 scallions, chopped 
• 2 shallot, chopped
• 1/2 cup pignoli nuts 
• 1/2 cup portobello mushrooms, sliced 
• 2-3 tbs capers (to taste)
• 5 striped bass filets (horizontal cut if possible) 
• Salt, pepper, garlic powder (to taste) 
• 1/4 cup white wine
• 1-2 tsp corn starch

Directions:
1. Place pineapple in dish or ziplock bag with extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze, garlic, nutmeg and or cinnamon. Let sit for 10-15 minutes.
2. Grill pineapples on high heat for 5 minutes and flip. Rotate 90 degrees halfway through so you have “crossed grill marks” (essential for presentation purposes). Move to cooler portion of grill.
3. In frying pan on grill or side burner melt 1/2 stick butter with 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. When hot add chopped garlic, chopped scallions and chopped shallot and enjoy the fragrance. Add a handful of pignoli nuts and sliced portobello mushrooms and 2-3 tablespoons of capers. Allow to simmer on the grill. 
5. Add 1/4 cup white wine with 1-2 teaspoons of corn starch to the sauce. Increase heat and stir to reduce and thicken. 
3. Put the striped bass filets (I prefer the horizontal cut NOT THE VERTICAL CUT ) in a ziplock bag or dish bathed in extra virgin olive oil, salt , pepper and garlic powder for 15 minutes. 
4. Pam the grill and increase the heat. Sear the striped bass for 60-90 seconds each side.  Do NOT overcook. 
6. Place the seared striped bass on the grilled pineapple and spoon the white wine and caper sauce with sliced portobello mushrooms on top to taste. 
7. Bon appetite! I think this is a total home run, elegant and less than 30 minutes. If striped bass not available local fluke, blackfish or Chilean sea bass (which is always available) are suitable replacements. I’ve cooked it a thousand times never the same way twice and this is the first time I ever wrote it down. 
 
Brad’s Angry Clams

Ingredients:
• 4 dozen littleneck clams (I prefer this, but can use other kinds of clams)
• 2 pints of (whole) peeled garlic
• 2 onions, chopped 
• 2 large shallots, chopped
• 2 cups fresh parsley
• 1 large lemon, sliced in half
• 1 stick butter
• 1 lb cured butcher bacon (thick cut)
• 1-2 tbs red pepper flakes (to taste)
• 2 8oz bottles Bar Harbor Clam Juice 
• 1 cup white wine (can add more to taste)

Directions:
1. Clams go on grill till they open up.
2. Grill bacon, put aside. 
3. On stovetop lightly sauté garlic, onions, shallots.
4. Add wine, clam juice, red pepper flakes.
5. Add light squeeze of lemon, stick of butter and stir.
7. As clams open, add to sauce and stir.
8. Sprinkle with parsley to finish. 
9. Serve with bacon on the side.

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Biden gets testy when Fox News reporter disputes claim he draws biggest crowds in Iowa

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy issued a live fact check to former Vice President Joe Biden when the 2020 frontrunner claimed to reporters that he drew larger crowds than other Democratic candidates.

“What I’m trying to do is go around from town to town and I’m drawing as big of crowds, or bigger than anybody,” Biden said in Iowa on Tuesday. “Have you seen anybody draw bigger crowds than me in this state?”

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“Yes,” Doocy responded before noting that he saw a bigger crowd for Sen. Elizabeth Warren when she visited Des Moines in January. While appearing on “Special Report,” Doocy reported that Biden claimed bias on the reporter’s part.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. speaks before an Iowa crowd in January of 2019 (Peter Doocy/Fox News)

“The vice president didn’t seem to like that because a few minutes later, he singled me out,” Doocy said.

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Biden told Doocy he was a “big boy” and could handle Doocy allegedly coming after him. “I mean, I know you you know I know you’re going to go after me no matter what I’ve got. Yeah, you and it’s OK. Good. I’m a big boy. I can handle it,” he said.

A recent Fox News poll shows Warren in second place behind Biden among national Democratic primary voters. Though Biden continues to lead the field on 31 percent, the former vice president’s lead has shrunk by 10 percentage points from July to August.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaking before an Iowa crowd in January of 2019 (Peter Doocy/Fox News)

Warren’s gains have come at the expense of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. The Massachusetts lawmaker is now the favorite among primary voters under age 45 as well as those who identify as “very” liberal.  Since last month, Warren is up 12 percentage points among the under 45 crowd, while Sanders lost 10. Also, Warren’s support increased by 18 percentage points among very liberal voters, as backing for Sanders dropped 16 percentage point.

Biden leads Warren among both men (+11 points) and women (+11) and has a 22-point advantage among voters over age 45.  Biden also leads Sanders by 17 points among non-white voters and leads Warren by 19 among the same group.

Fox News’ Peter Doocy and Dana Blanton contributed to this report.

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