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Salma Hayek swears off cosmetic surgery after trying lip injections for movie role

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Salma Hayek will try anything to get into character, even a cosmetic procedure.

The 53-year-old actress is playing beauty mogul Claire Luna in the upcoming movie “Like a Boss” and to feel more like her character, Hayek wanted to change her look .

She thought lip injections would do the trick.

“At first, the part was a very straightforward, ambitious businesswoman,” she told InStyle magazine. “It was fun to work with Miguel and the writers to create an actually crazy character.”

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To look more over the top, Hayek consulted a doctor. “First, I wanted to do Botox and inject my lips, which I’ve never done,” she said.

“My friend [dermatologist] Dr. [Maurice] Dray said, ‘I don’t know if you’re going to be happy because it’s going to hurt super bad.’ I said, ‘Well, let’s give it a try.’

“He put the first needle in my mouth, and I immediately said, ‘No! Forget it! I’m done!'” she said.

SALMA HAYEK SHOWS OFF CURVES 

So instead of actually altering her appearance, Hayek went with fake teeth to make her mouth more pronounced. She said she’s not going back to a cosemetic doctor anytime soon.

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The mother-of-one said, “My mother always demonstrated the importance of aging gracefully. I never saw her or my grandmother being afraid of getting old. And so I don’t have that fear.”

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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dress up as their iconic ‘Grease’ characters 40 years later

We got chills from seeing Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta dress up as their characters from “Grease” for the first time in 40 years.

The actors, who played lovebirds, Sandy and Danny, in the iconic 1978 musical romantic comedy, reunited for Meet n’ Grease sing-along event on Friday at the Coral Sky Amphitheater in West Palm Beach, Florida.

During the fan event, 71-year-old Newton-John and 65-year-old Travolta donned a number of different looks inspired by the popular costumes they wore on set.

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“First time in costume since we made the movie! So excited!!” wrote Newton-John on social media referencing her yellow cardigan and matching skirt.

Travolta stayed true to his T-Birds roots in an all-black ensemble with a leather jacket.

Later on during a Q&A with fans, Newton-John changed into a leather jacket and tight black leggings reminiscent of her finale look from the movie.

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Travolta also posted a series of photos from backstage at the event. The crowd watched the movie before the actors came out on stage to discuss it.

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“#Grease is still the word,” he wrote on Instagram.

Just last month, Newton-John auctioned off the actual leather jacket she wore in “Grease” to raise money for cancer research.

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It was bought for $243,000 but then returned to the star and is now on display at the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Center in Melbourne, Australia.

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1978: Left to right: actors Jeff Conaway, Olivia Newton-John, John Travolta and Stockard Channing walk arm in arm at a carnival in a still from the film, ‘Grease’ directed by Randal Kleiser.  (Paramount Pictures/Fotos International/Getty Images)

The beloved star is battling cancer for the third time. Her first battle was in 1992, she beat it again in 2013, but in May 2017, doctors revealed it had spread to her bones.

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Back in September, Newton-John opened up to CBS This Morning about her health battle. I’m happy,” she said. “I’m lucky. I’m grateful. I have much to live for. And I intend to keep on living it.”

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NICU nurse knits festive ‘ugly’ Christmas sweaters for fragile babies: ‘It’s important’

A nurse is spreading holiday cheer at her South Carolina hospital by knitting “ugly” Christmas sweaters for her tiny patients in the neonatal intensive care unit.

Shannon Younginer said Saturday on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” that she feels what she’s doing at Summerville Medical Center is “important.”

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Janaris shows off his new snowman-themed knitwear.

“Having a baby in the NICU can be very, very, scary for parents. I mean, I would be scared and I’m a nurse,” she said.

“So … coming in and seeing your baby dressed in the ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater, or even just having a cute little name tag on their bed, it means a lot. Parents really appreciate it.”

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Alexis rocks her ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater with Santa.

Savanna and Nicholas Holmes were two of those parents. Their baby, Oliver, was born nearly six weeks early and was in the NICU for 11 days.

“They were amazing,” Savanna Holmes said of the hospital staff. “They had a little camera where I could watch him all the time that … gave me a lot of peace of mind to know that he was OK.”

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Oliver Holmes in his ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater.

“We weren’t ready for him, but he was ready to be here,” Nicholas Holmes quipped. “But he is doing great now. And they were great over there at Summerville Medical. They took good care of him.”

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Georgia youth minister, 43, arrested for slapping reporter’s rear on live TV

A participant in a Georgia 10K run who was caught slapping a female reporter’s behind while she was on air has been arrested.

Thomas Callaway, a 43-year-old youth minister from  Statesboro, was charged Friday with sexual battery, a misdemeanor, in Chatham County, records show.

The video clip of Callaway smacking the rear of TV news reporter Alex Bozarjian as he was taking part in the Dec. 7 Savannah Bridge Run 10K has been viewed more than 12 million times on Twitter as of Saturday morning.

“The conduct displayed toward Alex Bozarjian during her live coverage of Saturday’s Savannah Bridge Run was reprehensible and completely unacceptable,” the Savannah television station the employs Bozarjian said after the arrest.

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“No one should ever be disrespected in this manner. The safety and protection of our employees is WSAV-TV’s highest priority.”

Bozarjian told police the man had slapped and then grabbed her buttocks, the Associated Press reported.

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Mugshot for Tommy Callaway, 43. (Chatham County Sheriff’s Office )

She filed a complaint against Callaway with the Savannah Police Department on Wednesday, the New York Post reported.

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“To the man who smacked my butt on live TV this morning: You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me,” Bozarjian said in a Dec. 7 tweet that included footage of the on-air assault. “No woman should EVER have to put up with this at work or anywhere!! Do better.”

Callaway appeared on “Inside Edition” and said he “got caught up in the moment.”

“I was getting ready to bring my hands up and wave to the camera to the audience; there was a misjudge in character and decision-making,” he added.

His attorney, Joseph Turner, declined to comment on the arrest to AP.

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The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to one year in jail.

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Bernard Kerik: New York City violent crime spike due to liberal policies handcuffing cops

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Liberal polices are “reversing” gains made in fighting crime in New York City,  former NYPD Commissioner Bernard Kerik said Saturday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” with host Ed Henry, Kerik blamed Mayor Bill DeBlasio and the City Council for a recent spike in violent crime. Murder investigations in 2019 spiked to 9.4 percent this year.

“I don’t blame the NYPD. I blame the mayor. I blame the City Council. I blame the people that promote this anti-cop rhetoric,” Kerik said. “They took stop-question-and-frisk away from the cops. They took enforcement out of law enforcement.”

SUSPECT, 13, IN MURDER OF BARNARD COLLEGE STUDENT TESSA MAJORS ORDERED HELD WITHOUT BAIL

On Friday, a 13-year-old boy was arrested by the NYPD in the shocking stabbing death of 18-year-old Barnard College student Tessa Majors. The boy later testified in court that he had handed a knife to his friend, who then stabbed Majors so brutally he saw “feathers come out of her jacket.”

The teen, who is not being identified by Fox News, was ordered held without bail by Family Court Judge Karen Lupuloff. He is charged with second-degree murder, first- and second-degree robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.

Kerik believes the killing is a graphic example of a decline in “the quality of life in New York City.”

“We’re going right back to where we were,” he told Henry. “… This homicide is reminiscent of the things that went on back in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s, and people ignore it.”

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Kerik said he felt badly for former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s police commissioner, Ray Kelly, during the stop-and-frisk era.

“You know, they continued the policies that [Rudy] Giuliani put in place. It was aggressive policing, and I do understand that Mayor Bloomberg enhanced the stop-and-frisk, those numbers, substantially. Probably too much. There wasn’t enough oversight there.  [The stops] can be abused,” Kerik said.

“But, at the end of the day, the men and women in the NYPD have to have the ability to do the job that they are here to do. And, when you take the tools away to do that job, crime is going to rise,” he said.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips, Marta Dhanis, and Courtney Crawford contributed this report.

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Kathy Ireland reflects on her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor: ‘Her courage really inspired me’

Kathy Ireland‘s life will forever be influenced by her friendship with Elizabeth Taylor.

The 56-year-old CEO of “kathy ireland worldwide” told Fox News that she will always cherish the time she and the iconic actress and activist spent together, particularly Taylor’s mentorship.

“Not a day that goes by that I don’t think about Elizabeth,” the former model admitted. “She [still] touches I mean, every area of our lives, family, philanthropy, business.”

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“Her courage really inspired me,” she added.”Elizabeth taught me to be bolder. She taught me to look at every angle from the inside out. She also gave such a wonderful council on philanthropy.”

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Model Kathy Ireland kisses Elizabeth Taylor during the 27th Annual Macy’s Passport Fashion Show Benefit at Barker Hanger on September 24, 2009 in Santa Monica, California.  (Michael Kovac/FilmMagic)

Ireland first met Taylor through a mutual friend and their relationship strengthened through Bible studies.

“She told me her thoughts about being a mom,” Ireland previously told Closer magazine. “She was very detail-focused and a lot of the lessons she gave me were about looking at things from every angle.”

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And they bonded over kids and valuing family time. “Our kids would come to her home when they were toddlers and make a mess and she would just laugh,” Ireland remembered to the magazine.

“She loved her children ferociously. To her, they were beyond jewels and beyond treasures,” she added.

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Ireland’s drive to create a successful business started early on in her modeling career. “Modeling was not part of my plan,” Ireland admitted to Fox News. “It was offered to me and I thought it would be an opportunity to save money to either go to college or start a business.”

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“The entire time I worked as a model, I was trying and failing [different] businesses and so had one of those businesses taken off my modeling career wouldn’t have gone on as long as it did,” she added.

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Sen. Mike Braun: Trump impeachment trial — How can these five senators possibly be ‘impartial’ jurors?

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I’m a political outsider, and that’s why I’ve been clear that I believe this impeachment is purely a political sham to damage a president they’ve wanted gone since hour one.

But since it became obvious that Democrats would finally move forward with impeachment after orchestrating it for three years, I started to get a question from the media: “How can you speak out about impeachment if you’re going to be a juror in the trial?”

Let’s get this straight now: a Senate impeachment trial is not a court of law. It’s a court of politics.

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Courts of law require evidence to go to trial – not opinions from bureaucrats. In a court of law, a defendant has a right to a jury of his peers – in a court of politics, he gets 100 politicians.

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If the Senate impeachment trial were a real court, all 100 senators would be removed as jurors for bias for or against the president.

But here’s my question: Why is the media only asking Republicans if they can be “impartial jurors” when five of the Democrats in the Senate are actively running for the defendant’s job?

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How can a Democratic presidential candidate like Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., be a fair juror when she’s called the president “a total disgrace”?

How can Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., be a fair juror when he’s called President Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history”?

How can Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., be a fair juror when he’s called President Trump “the most racist, sexist, homophobic, bigoted president in history”?

Those are just two of the seven current and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in the Senate — so-called jurors who have spent this year maligning this president, calling for his resignation, and crisscrossing the country campaigning for his job.

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I’ve listened closely to all of the facts in this case, and I’m always open to new information, but it doesn’t look like there will be any new evidence.

I look forward to arguing the facts of the case – not opinions from lawyers or hearsay from bureaucrats – in the Senate trial so this jury pool can get back to work on real issues like lowering prescription drug prices for seniors or fixing our crumbling roads and bridges.

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Rep. Lesko on impeachment: ‘This whole process has been rigged from the start’

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Republican Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Ariz., said Friday that House Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Trump are part of a “sham” process that has been “rigged from the start.”

Appearing on “Outnumbered” with hosts Melissa Francis and Harris Faulkner, Lesko said it is a “sad day” for the American people.

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“Now…I think this process has been a sham from the start,” she said. “And, if I was a betting woman, I would’ve bet back in January of this year when Democrats took control of the House that they were going to impeach the president of the United States. And, sure enough, they did.”

“They didn’t even have a crime; they couldn’t even name a crime that the president did and that’s why they have these two very vague articles of impeachment. And it really, really, sets the bar low for future articles of impeachment, so just about anybody for any reason can be impeached in the future,” the congresswoman explained.

“Is there a sense that anyone on either side is going to cross party lines?” asked Francis.

“I don’t think there’s going to be one single Republican that votes for impeachment and I do think we are going to get Democrats that vote with Republicans against impeachment,” Lesko predicted. “It’s just a matter of how many and we won’t know till the vote actually takes place.”

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“I mean, I feel kind of bad for the Democrat members. They were elected in districts that Trump won. So Nancy Pelosi is really putting these members on the line. They are really risking that they are going to lose the majority, and I think they are,” she added.

Trump, in a Tweet, echoed Lesko’s comments about the process being “rigged.”

President Trump called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a “liar” and accused Democrats of trivializing an impeachment process that should only be used “in an emergency,” in his first comments after House Democrats advanced articles of impeachment against him.

“It’s a scam. It’s something that shouldn’t be allowed,” Trump said in the Oval Office Friday. “And it’s a very bad thing for our country and you’re trivializing impeachment. And I tell you what, someday there will be a Democrat president, and there will be a Republican House.”

“And I suspect they’re going to remember it,” he said. “Because [that’s what happens] when you use impeachment for absolutely nothing other than to try and get political gain.”

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.

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You’re not paranoid. Your phone really is listening in.

The scene plays out like a thriller: you pull out your phone, and you see an ad for AirPods.

Wait a minute, you think. Didn’t I just have a conversation about AirPods with my friend? Like, a real conversation, spoken aloud? Is my phone… listening to me?

Why, yes, it probably is. When you use your default settings, everything you say may be recorded through your device’s onboard microphone. Our phones routinely collect our voice data, store it in a distant server, and use it for marketing purposes. This fact was kept quiet for some time, but this kind of targeted ad is gradually becoming common knowledge.

As a “prime” example, tap or click here to see what Amazon does with the voice data it harvests and how you can stop Alexa from listening.

Your phone isn’t the only device that’s watching and listening to you. The FBI warns hackers can take over your smart TV if you don’t secure it. Tap or click to learn how to take control of your privacy on your TV before it’s too late.

Before you ask, yes, it’s perfectly legal, and developers claim not to abuse this practice. But that doesn’t mean you have to like it; many people are startled to see ads for things they have only spoken about, not search for on their browsers. Luckily, there are ways to stop your devices from eavesdropping on you.

Whispering (marketing) campaigns

When you think about it, smartphones are equipped with an arsenal of monitoring equipment: multiple microphones and cameras are designed to absorb audio and video. While these tools may be useful for creating media, they are also a goldmine for advertisers.

In mid-2018, a reporter for Vice experimented to see just how closely smartphones listen to our conversations. To test his phone, the journalist spoke pre-selected phrases twice a day for five days in a row. Meanwhile, he monitored his Facebook feed to see if any changes occurred.

Sure enough, the changes seemed to arrive overnight. One of his test phrases involved going “back to university,” and by the next morning, the reporter saw ads for summer courses. He then changed up his test phrase to “cheap shirts,” and quickly saw advertisements for low-cost apparel on his Facebook feed.

This report triggered a wave of studies on the surveillance effects of social media platforms.

While not every study provided clear answers, a general sense of agreement on the matter was reached due to hints in the User Agreements of several apps and social media platforms. Tap or click for an easy way to spot what’s hiding in the User Agreement of your favorite platforms.

These user agreements explicitly state recorded audio may be used for targeted advertising purposes. Interestingly, such practices aren’t against the law. This action allows tech companies to push the privacy boundaries even further to encourage us to buy things we don’t need.

What can I do about being spied on?

If you’re not comfortable with targeted ads, there are ways to mitigate your smartphone’s spy power. That said, you may lose access to some handy features like wake words and voice assistants, so you’ll have to decide whether these features are worth sacrificing your privacy.

The biggest vulnerability comes from the “always-on” feature of most voice assistants. To pick up wake words like “Hey Siri,” the mic needs to remain on at all times – which means your phone is always listening.

The best place to start taking your privacy back is by turning off the “always-on” microphone features on your handset. Here’s how to do it.

Deactivate “Hey Siri”

Apple has come under fire for transcribing audio recordings of Siri users. The data is locally stored on your device and is uploaded once Siri is activated, so disabling this feature will at least make your Siri inputs shorter and more specific to your requests.

To turn off “Hey Siri,” navigate to your iOS device’s Settings, followed by Siri & Search. Then, toggle Listen for ‘Hey Siri to Off.

Disable “OK Google”

Every time you use “OK Google,” or use another voice-controlled function, your query is recorded, and the transcripts are saved to your Google account. Tap or click here to learn how to remove these recordings and other info you don’t want Google to store.

If you use Google Assistant on Android, open the Google Assistant Settings. Say, “OK Google” or hold down the phone’s home button, then tap the file drawer icon found on the upper right-hand corner, and tap the three-dot menu. Select More and choose Settings.

From this point, you’ll want to scroll down to the devices category and select your phone, then in the Google Assistant section near the top, tap the blue slider button to change it gray, which turns off Google Assistant.

Disable mic access for apps

Disabling the always-on microphone features from your phone isn’t enough for some apps like Facebook. The social site makes exceptions to the rule and will keep on listening unless you make the change.

This is just one of the many privacy settings you really should be using if you have a Facebook account. Tap or click for more ways to lock down your profile.

Here’s how you can turn audio recording off for Facebook, but the same steps apply for any app that uses the microphone:

iPhone

Go to Settings >> Facebook >> Settings in the sub-menu. Slide the Microphone switch to the left, so it turns from green to white. That turns it off. Alternatively, you can go to Settings >> Privacy >> Microphone then look for Facebook to do the same. Note that you can toggle the mic on and off for other apps, too.

Android

Open Settings, then choose Applications and Application Manager. Look for Facebook, and tap App Permissions, then toggle the microphone off.

Keep in mind, turning off Facebook’s microphone access will affect and disable certain features like Live Video. If you’re going to use these features, you will have to toggle the mic back on. Follow the same steps above, but make sure the toggle is set to On, and you’ll be good to go.

Bonus Tip for More Know-How:

Amazon has previously come under fire for violating the privacy of its users with Alexa. The famous voice assistant was revealed to be recording users’ inquiries and storing the recordings for human reviewers to analyze. The exposure caused Amazon to make several drastic changes to its products and privacy policy.

Tap or click here for 3 new Alexa privacy settings you need to know about.

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In the lead-up to the 2016 election, Democrats fretted openly about the possibility that Donald Trump, being a rather poor sport, might refuse to acknowledge an election loss. To be fair, Trump refused to state that he would accept election results, depending on the circumstances: “I’ll keep you in suspense,” he stated in his Oct. 19, 2016, debate with Hillary Clinton. Clinton, for her part, called his statement “horrifying,” adding that he was harming American democracy.

Trump, of course, won. And Clinton spent the next couple of years suggesting openly that she had been robbed in the election. Democrats blamed Clinton’s election loss on Russian interference, on voter suppression, on anything but Clinton’s campaign performance.

That wasn’t a particular shock: After George W. Bush won the 2000 election, many Democrats continued to maintain that he was an illegitimate president. And not much changed in the nearly two decades since: In 2018, Democrats insisted that Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams had actually defeated Brian Kemp, despite having lost by approximately 55,000 votes. To this day, Democratic presidential candidates repeat the lie that Kemp stole the election from Abrams.

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Now in the run-up to 2020, Democrats are already suggesting that if President Trump wins, the election will have been illegitimate. This time, they’re pointing to Trump’s supposed attempt to gather information from the Ukrainian government on potential 2020 rival Joe Biden in return for release of much-needed military aid. In fact, Democrats state that if Trump is not impeached, the 2020 results will inevitably be deemed improper.

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Last Sunday, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who suggested way back in 2017 that though Trump was “legally elected,” he was “not legitimate,” doubled down: “The president, based on his past performance, will do everything he can to make it not a fair election. And this is part of what gives us the urgency to proceed with this impeachment.”

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said, “The president leaves us no choice but to act because he is trying to corrupt, once again, the election for his own benefit.”

Things are already ugly in American politics. A republic can only be maintained when the people have faith that even if their side loses an election, that election was legitimate — and only when people believe that there is a tomorrow

Rep. Veronica Escobar, D-Texas, told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “If you have a corrupt executive who is willing to maintain power by corrupting our election, there’s an urgency there.”

Former federal prosecutor Anne Milgram wrote in The New York Times, “Who gets to pick the next president of the United States — President Trump, Ukraine, Russia or us?”

Impeachment, then, must be used without proper evidence of a crime in order to prevent Trump from stealing the election. By this logic, any suspicion of illegitimacy in an upcoming election becomes an excuse for ousting a legitimately elected president.

This is a vicious cycle: illegitimate impeachments based on perception of illegitimate elections. And with Pelosi promising that our very civilization is at stake over the outcome of the next election, we can be sure that the pressure will continue to rise.

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Things are already ugly in American politics. A republic can only be maintained when the people have faith that even if their side loses an election, that election was legitimate — and only when people believe that there is a tomorrow.

With Democrats openly claiming that they can run an end-around with the electoral process because they don’t trust the results, and stating that any future loss is evidence of corruption and a representation of the end of the country, things are about to get a lot uglier.

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