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Ex-Goldman CEO Blankfein issues warning about Bernie Sanders

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Lloyd Blankfein, the former chief executive officer at finance giant Goldman Sachs, took to Twitter late Tuesday to warn Democrats about the perils of nominating Sen. Bernie Sanders as their 2020 standard-bearer.

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The tweet came shortly after Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, won the New Hampshire, edging out Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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Blankfein, who supported Hillary Clinton back in 2016, echoed the concerns of many moderate Democrats about the 78-year-old’s electability and how the country’s economy would react to some of his policies.

“If Dems go on to nominate Sanders, the Russians will have to reconsider who to work for to best screw up the US,” he tweeted, referencing the Russian interference in 2016. “Sanders is just as polarizing as Trump AND he’ll ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military. If I’m Russian, I go with Sanders this time around.”

The Brooklyn-born businessman, who rose through the ranks at the famed company, criticized Trump in the past, but he has also given the president credit. One one occasion he called Trump’s tariff hikes aimed at China an “effective negotiating tool.”

The ex-banker appears to be far from a Trump supporter. In 2018, there was a solar eclipse and Blankfein tweeted that he wished the moon “wasn’t the only thing casting a shadow across the country.”

Blankfein joins a list of well-known Democrats who’ve expressed reservations about a Sanders candidacy. Perhaps no Sanders detractor summed up the concern better than political strategist James Carville.

Carville likened Sanders to Jeremy Corbyn, the left-wing leader of Britain’s Labour Party who was soundly defeated in December.

“The only thing, the only thing between the United States and the abyss is the Democratic Party. That’s it. If we go the way of the British Labour Party, if we nominate Jeremy Corbyn, it’s going to be the end of days. … So I am scared to death, I really am,” said Carville.

Shortly after Sanders’ win on Tuesday, the Vermont senator talked to his supporters about solidarity.

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“What I can tell you with absolute certainty, and I know I speak for every one of the Democratic candidates is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it is going to be us, we’re going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said, while adding that, at this point, his campaign is “taking on billionaires” and “candidates funded by billionaires.”

Fox News’ Brooke Singman and David Montanaro contributed to this report

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David Bossie: Socialist Sanders’ NH victory shows left-wing radicals are pushing Dems in dangerous direction

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Results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary provide little clarity in the crowded race for the party’s presidential nomination that is being dominated by socialism, chaos and a pathetic field of left-wing candidates.

Fox News projected that career politician and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the narrow winner of the primary. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in a strong second, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota in third place.

Darkhorse candidates Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado dropped out of the race Tuesday night after poor performances in New Hampshire and in the Iowa caucuses last week, but nine Democrats remain in the nomination battle, preventing any one candidate from garnering a majority of the primary votes.

SANDERS EDGES OUT BUTTIGIEG TO WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE, AS KLOBUCHAR SURGES TO THIRD

Sanders’ victory tells us he is gaining momentum among a small plurality of Democratic primary and caucus voters in the opening rounds of the competition to become the Democratic nominee who will run against President Trump in November.

With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had close to 26 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire Democratic primary – a far cry from the 60 percent he received when he defeated Hillary Clinton in the Granite State in 2016. Buttigieg had just over 24 percent and Klobuchar had almost 20 percent.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden trailed far back in fourth and fifth place. Neither Warren nor Biden could reach 10 percent of the vote – far below what had been expected of them early in the nomination race. No other candidate could reach even 4 percent.

Tuesday’s results indicate that the badly splintered Democrats should be concerned about their sluggish voter turnout to date and their deep divisions.

Buttigieg’s razor-thin victory in the delegate count in the Iowa caucuses last week (if you trust the Democrats counting the votes), coupled with his strong showing in New Hampshire certainly makes for good campaign talking points, but should not be misconstrued. While he came close to winning in New Hampshire, he still wound up with the silver medal.

Until last month, 38-year old former Indiana mayor was in charge of a city with a population of only about 100,000. While Buttigieg has demonstrated over the past year that he’s capable of delivering a canned stump speech and raising money, he’s far from a political phenomenon. In fact, when you consider his scant record of accomplishment, he’s mediocre at best.

It’s only the historically weak Democratic field this year that allows a candidate like Buttigieg to gain oxygen. How would Buttigieg have fared in Democratic primary fields from the past like the ones that consisted of Vice President Al Gore and Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey in 2000, or Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina in 2004, or Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York in 2008? I think everyone knows the answer to that – including Pete Buttigieg.

Klobuchar beat expectations in the primary with her third-place finish, beating both Warren and Biden by a wide margin.

Warren’s distant fourth-place finish will likely spell an early doom for the candidacy of the leftist former Harvard professor.

Klobuchar, first elected to the Senate in 2006, is a prototypical liberal backbencher who has done nothing of significance on the national stage. She is perhaps best known for the episode when she apparently ate a salad with a comb on an airplane due to a forgotten plastic fork and had a staffer wash the comb after the meal.

The New York Times report on this bizarre tale had staff members describing Klobuchar’s treatment of her employees as “dehumanizing.” Likeability still matters in politics and that could spell big trouble for Klobuchar as rival Democratic campaigns start their in-depth opposition research of her past.

The oxygen for Buttigieg and Klobuchar is being provided in large part by the monumental implosion of Biden’s campaign. In just a matter of weeks, Biden has gone from experienced frontrunner to washed-up has-been.

For the third time since 1988, Biden has proven – in sleepy and at times disturbing fashion – that he doesn’t have what it takes to become president. It appears he will continue on to run in nominating contests in Nevada and South Carolina at the end of the month, but his campaign is flat-lining and everyone knows it.

When the Biden candidacy soon to be over, he and his son Hunter should get their stories straight about their corrupt antics in Ukraine before they go talk to investigators in the U.S. Senate.

These are desperate times for the Democrats, as they see President Trump’s approval rating in polls tick upward and his campaign raise record amounts of money in the process of building an extraordinary 50-state organization.

Democrats are so anxious about the November elections that they are taking a look at the hopelessly out-of-touch and completely uninspiring former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pick up their drooping flag.

Former Republican Bloomberg is the consummate political opportunist and a phony. He was an ardent supporter of “stop and frisk” policing until he decided he was going to run for president as a liberal in the mold of current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Bloomberg’s contrived left-wing proposals are as stale and tired as the man himself. The only thing “Mike will get done” if he is elected – to paraphrase his campaign slogan – is to wreck the booming Trump economy with job-killing tax hikes and overregulation, harming American families.

According to a recent Gallup survey, an impressive 59 percent of Americans say that they are better off financially than that they were a year ago and a staggering 74 percent say they’ll be even better off financially a year from now.

The report, titled “Record-High Optimism on Personal Finances in U.S.,” is proof positive that the Trump economy is booming and that people are feeling it in their pocketbooks, bank accounts, and 401(k)’s.

President Trump’s pro-growth economic policies, working in tandem with his businessman’s mindset, are a welcome combination working wonders for America. Trump is a leader who embodies the promise of vibrant free-market capitalism – the system that has made the American economy the envy of the world once again.

There is dignity in working hard, having a job, paying taxes, and providing for your family. With a record number of Americans employed – including record-low unemployment rates in the African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American communities – it’s abundantly clear that new opportunities are becoming available to more and more of our citizens every day, whether the anti-Trump media want to acknowledge it or not.

The Trump agenda is optimistic, inclusive and innovative; and it’s working for all Americans across the board. President John F. Kennedy was right when he said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.

It goes without saying that JFK would have been greatly disturbed by today’s Democrats’ embrace of socialism, high taxes, and less freedom. These Democrats are backing policies that would kill jobs, take your health care away, and confiscate your guns as they seek to impose their warped socialist agenda on you and your family.

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At the end of the day, Bernie Sanders is all talk and no action. In 2016 a Politico report described Sanders as someone who “rarely forged actual legislation or left a significant imprint on it” in his years in the House and Senate.

The truth is that Sanders is a hardened and angry socialist, too far to the left to compromise with anyone. His four decades in politics have been marked by pessimistic speeches that embrace the policies of some fake utopia that has never existed and never will. The biased liberal media should ask Sanders to provide an example from world history in which socialism didn’t destroy a society.

With the specter of an unabashed socialist becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee for president, things are certainly looking up for supporters of the ultimate political outsider – Donald Trump.

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But this is no time for complacency. The coalition of tens of millions of Americans who believe they are better off today than they were four years ago must fight for what they believe until Election Day and then turn out to vote in record numbers to swamp the dangerous socialist uprising once and for all.

President Trump has a hopeful vision for our country and he’s rallying people around that vision. Leadership is a beautiful thing – and the rest of the world has taken notice of the great American comeback.

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David Bossie: Socialist Sanders’ NH victory shows left-wing radicals are pushing Dems in dangerous direction

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Results of Tuesday’s New Hampshire Democratic primary provide little clarity in the crowded race for the party’s presidential nomination that is being dominated by socialism, chaos and a pathetic field of left-wing candidates.

Fox News projected that career politician and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont was the narrow winner of the primary. Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg came in a strong second, followed by Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota in third place.

Darkhorse candidates Andrew Yang and Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado dropped out of the race Tuesday night after poor performances in New Hampshire and in the Iowa caucuses last week, but nine Democrats remain in the nomination battle, preventing any one candidate from garnering a majority of the primary votes.

SANDERS EDGES OUT BUTTIGIEG TO WIN NEW HAMPSHIRE, AS KLOBUCHAR SURGES TO THIRD

Sanders’ victory tells us he is gaining momentum among a small plurality of Democratic primary and caucus voters in the opening rounds of the competition to become the Democratic nominee who will run against President Trump in November.

With 86 percent of precincts reporting, Sanders had close to 26 percent of the vote in the New Hampshire Democratic primary – a far cry from the 60 percent he received when he defeated Hillary Clinton in the Granite State in 2016. Buttigieg had just over 24 percent and Klobuchar had almost 20 percent.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joe Biden trailed far back in fourth and fifth place. Neither Warren nor Biden could reach 10 percent of the vote – far below what had been expected of them early in the nomination race. No other candidate could reach even 4 percent.

Tuesday’s results indicate that the badly splintered Democrats should be concerned about their sluggish voter turnout to date and their deep divisions.

Buttigieg’s razor-thin victory in the delegate count in the Iowa caucuses last week (if you trust the Democrats counting the votes), coupled with his strong showing in New Hampshire certainly makes for good campaign talking points, but should not be misconstrued. While he came close to winning in New Hampshire, he still wound up with the silver medal.

Until last month, 38-year old former Indiana mayor was in charge of a city with a population of only about 100,000. While Buttigieg has demonstrated over the past year that he’s capable of delivering a canned stump speech and raising money, he’s far from a political phenomenon. In fact, when you consider his scant record of accomplishment, he’s mediocre at best.

It’s only the historically weak Democratic field this year that allows a candidate like Buttigieg to gain oxygen. How would Buttigieg have fared in Democratic primary fields from the past like the ones that consisted of Vice President Al Gore and Sen. Bill Bradley of New Jersey in 2000, or Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts and Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina in 2004, or Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois and Sen. Hillary Clinton of New York in 2008? I think everyone knows the answer to that – including Pete Buttigieg.

Klobuchar beat expectations in the primary with her third-place finish, beating both Warren and Biden by a wide margin.

Warren’s distant fourth-place finish will likely spell an early doom for the candidacy of the leftist former Harvard professor.

Klobuchar, first elected to the Senate in 2006, is a prototypical liberal backbencher who has done nothing of significance on the national stage. She is perhaps best known for the episode when she apparently ate a salad with a comb on an airplane due to a forgotten plastic fork and had a staffer wash the comb after the meal.

The New York Times report on this bizarre tale had staff members describing Klobuchar’s treatment of her employees as “dehumanizing.” Likeability still matters in politics and that could spell big trouble for Klobuchar as rival Democratic campaigns start their in-depth opposition research of her past.

The oxygen for Buttigieg and Klobuchar is being provided in large part by the monumental implosion of Biden’s campaign. In just a matter of weeks, Biden has gone from experienced frontrunner to washed-up has-been.

For the third time since 1988, Biden has proven – in sleepy and at times disturbing fashion – that he doesn’t have what it takes to become president. It appears he will continue on to run in nominating contests in Nevada and South Carolina at the end of the month, but his campaign is flat-lining and everyone knows it.

When the Biden candidacy soon to be over, he and his son Hunter should get their stories straight about their corrupt antics in Ukraine before they go talk to investigators in the U.S. Senate.

These are desperate times for the Democrats, as they see President Trump’s approval rating in polls tick upward and his campaign raise record amounts of money in the process of building an extraordinary 50-state organization.

Democrats are so anxious about the November elections that they are taking a look at the hopelessly out-of-touch and completely uninspiring former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to pick up their drooping flag.

Former Republican Bloomberg is the consummate political opportunist and a phony. He was an ardent supporter of “stop and frisk” policing until he decided he was going to run for president as a liberal in the mold of current New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Bloomberg’s contrived left-wing proposals are as stale and tired as the man himself. The only thing “Mike will get done” if he is elected – to paraphrase his campaign slogan – is to wreck the booming Trump economy with job-killing tax hikes and overregulation, harming American families.

According to a recent Gallup survey, an impressive 59 percent of Americans say that they are better off financially than that they were a year ago and a staggering 74 percent say they’ll be even better off financially a year from now.

The report, titled “Record-High Optimism on Personal Finances in U.S.,” is proof positive that the Trump economy is booming and that people are feeling it in their pocketbooks, bank accounts, and 401(k)’s.

President Trump’s pro-growth economic policies, working in tandem with his businessman’s mindset, are a welcome combination working wonders for America. Trump is a leader who embodies the promise of vibrant free-market capitalism – the system that has made the American economy the envy of the world once again.

There is dignity in working hard, having a job, paying taxes, and providing for your family. With a record number of Americans employed – including record-low unemployment rates in the African-American, Hispanic, and Asian-American communities – it’s abundantly clear that new opportunities are becoming available to more and more of our citizens every day, whether the anti-Trump media want to acknowledge it or not.

The Trump agenda is optimistic, inclusive and innovative; and it’s working for all Americans across the board. President John F. Kennedy was right when he said that “a rising tide lifts all boats.

It goes without saying that JFK would have been greatly disturbed by today’s Democrats’ embrace of socialism, high taxes, and less freedom. These Democrats are backing policies that would kill jobs, take your health care away, and confiscate your guns as they seek to impose their warped socialist agenda on you and your family.

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At the end of the day, Bernie Sanders is all talk and no action. In 2016 a Politico report described Sanders as someone who “rarely forged actual legislation or left a significant imprint on it” in his years in the House and Senate.

The truth is that Sanders is a hardened and angry socialist, too far to the left to compromise with anyone. His four decades in politics have been marked by pessimistic speeches that embrace the policies of some fake utopia that has never existed and never will. The biased liberal media should ask Sanders to provide an example from world history in which socialism didn’t destroy a society.

With the specter of an unabashed socialist becoming the 2020 Democratic nominee for president, things are certainly looking up for supporters of the ultimate political outsider – Donald Trump.

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But this is no time for complacency. The coalition of tens of millions of Americans who believe they are better off today than they were four years ago must fight for what they believe until Election Day and then turn out to vote in record numbers to swamp the dangerous socialist uprising once and for all.

President Trump has a hopeful vision for our country and he’s rallying people around that vision. Leadership is a beautiful thing – and the rest of the world has taken notice of the great American comeback.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE BY DAVID BOSSIE

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Nearly 200 Georgia residents being monitored for coronavirus; 97 new deaths in China

Georgia health officials announced on Tuesday that roughly 200 residents were self-monitoring for the coronavirus after recently returning from China.

None of the residents have shown symptoms of the virus or visited Hubei province — the epicenter of the outbreak.

Health officials reportedly didn’t use the word quarantine, instead, phrasing it that people are being isolated in their homes for 14 days, which is considered the virus’s incubation period, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A new paper by Chinese scientists says the period could be as long as 24 days.

CORONAVIRUS VACCINE COULD BE READY IN 18 MONTHS, WHO OFFICIALS SAY: ‘WE ARE NOT DEFENSELESS’

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In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, photo, workers pack surgical masks at a factory in Suining city in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)

There are no reported coronavirus infections in Georgia as of Tuesday night. There are 13 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in six states throughout the U.S.

About 393 people in 24 countries around the globe have been infected with the virus since it was first reported back in December and 99 percent of cases still remain in China. China reported 97 more deaths on Wednesday, increasing the total to 1,113 in mainland China as the country remains closed off from the rest of the world and some 60 million people remain under virtual quarantine.

JAPAN CONFIRMS 39 NEW CORONAVIRUS CASES ON CRUISE SHIP

The new infection cases declined for a second straight day with 2,015 reported in the last 24 hours.

The United States Postal Service (USPS) said on Tuesday it was “experiencing significant difficulties” on sending letters and express mail to China after airlines suspended flights to the country. They said they can no longer accept items to China “until sufficient transport capacity becomes available.”

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has officially named the disease caused by the virus as COVID-19 to show the disease comes from a new coronavirus discovered in 2019 and to avoid geographic or animal designation.

The Associated Press contributed to the report

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St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester collapses on bench, NHL game postponed

St. Louis Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester was reportedly taken to the hospital after he collapsed on the bench during an NHL game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday evening.

Bouwmeester, 36, was conscious and alert in the hospital after suffering a cardiac episode, the team said. St. Louis’ radio announcer Chris Kerber said during an interview with the team’s flagship station that a defibrillator was used.

The 17-year NHL veteran’s teammates immediately called for medical attention after he slumped over on the bench in the first quarter while apparently attempting to get a drink of water.

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A defibrillator was nearby as he was taken to the hospital, TSN reported.

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Dallas Stars’ Roope Hintz (24), of Finland, and St. Louis Blues’ Jay Bouwmeester (19) chase after a loose puck during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bouwmeester was playing in his 1,241st game this season and has been known for his strong skating and conditioning. With the Blues, he won his first Stanley Cup last year and an Olympic gold medal playing for Canada in 2014.

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The Blues tweeted the game against the Anaheim Ducks will be made up at a later date.

The team is staying in Orange County until they know more about Bouwmeester’s condition instead of going on to Nevada as planned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Thomas Rhett, Lauren Akins welcome third daughter

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Baby bliss! Thomas Rhett and Lauren Akins have welcomed a daughter.

The country singer revealed the exciting news on Instagram on Tuesday night.

Rhett also revealed that they named the baby Lennon.

“Lennon Love Akins was born at 8:30 AM on February 10th,” said the caption. “It was such a joy to watch this little angel be brought into the world. My wife is just incredible through the entire birth.”

He added: “Watching our kids meet Lennon for the first time was probably the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life! Ada James and Willa Gray are going to be the best big sisters on the planet. The Lord is so good and I’m so grateful for my beautiful growing family!! Y’all pray for us as we switch from man on man defense to zone.”

The couple – who are already parents to daughters Willa Gray, 4, and Ada James, 2 – announced in July 2019 that they were expecting their third bundle of joy.

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“Excited to share that I will now be paying for 3 weddings😂 I feel so blessed to say that our third child is on the way and it’s a girl!! I love you so much @laur_akins. WG and AJ, y’all are gonna be the best big sisters! Bring on the crazy,” the “Life Changes” singer, 29, said at the time.

Meanwhile, Lauren, 30, wrote: “We decided we didn’t have enough princess dresses around the house so we’re adding another Akins baby girl to the family early next year despite Thomas Rhett’s initial shock (swipe to see video 😂) we are absolutely over the moon for our baby girl! Our girls cannot wait to meet their little sister.”

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Lauren also admitted that she felt like the family had been “hiding this secret for an ETERNITY.”

Rhett and Lauren have previously opened up about their fertility struggles and decision to adopt Willa from an orphanage in Uganda.

The couple had been struggling to get pregnant and at the same time, they were working Christian charity 147 Million Orphans. When they met Willa, they decided adoption was the right choice for them.

THOMAS RHETT, LAUREN AKINS CELEBRATE 7 YEARS OF MARRIAGE

During the adoption process, the Rhett’s received the surprising news that they were expecting. They welcomed Ada in August 2017.

In an interview with his record label, Big Machine, published on Feb. 3, Rhett gushed over the idea his family would soon be expanding once again.

“We’re all really excited,” he shared. “Before I had kids, I never really imagined that I would be this at-peace with two, and one on the way. I thought I’d be like, ‘What in the world is happening?’”

And as he gears up to go on his Center Point Road tour, which is set to begin in May, Rhett’s hectic lifestyle doesn’t seem like it will be slowing down anytime soon.

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“Me and Lauren were actually talking the other day about, even though our lives are insanely chaotic, and we never really stopped going and we just keep growing our family, we really do feel, right now, that we’re at a more peaceful spot than we’ve ever been,” he said.

“Maybe we found the calm in the crazy somehow, but we’re excited.”

Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report 

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NY police chiefs back Trump administration’s challenge to controversial ‘Green Light Law’

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An association of New York police chiefs is backing the Trump administration’s pushback against a controversial New York law that prevents the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles [DMV] agencies from sharing data with federal immigration officials — a crackdown that resulted in the administration suspending Global Entry and similar programs for New York residents.

In a letter to Acting Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police thanked him for notifying leaders of recent actions taken by the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] in response to New York’s “Green Light Law,” and emphasized the importance of sharing information with law enforcement.

The Green Light Law allows illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New York, while also prohibiting DMV agencies across the state from sharing criminal records with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). It was that aspect that led DHS last week to suspend enrollment in Global Entry and several other Trusted Traveler Programs (TTP) for all state residents.

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The letter, signed by President Patrick Phelan, said that the association “opposed passage of this regrettable law and we maintain that position today.”

“Our members fully recognize that sharing pertinent law enforcement information and vital resources across local, state and federal boundaries is critical to ensuring the safety of the communities we serve,” the letter said.

“It is our hope that reasonableness will prevail by all involved and that an appropriate resolution can be attained,” it says. “What’s ultimately required is an operational and administrative process that prioritizes public safety for all New Yorkers and serves as its fundamental cornerstone,” the letter said.

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According to its website, the association is a non-profit “made up of Police Chiefs, Commissioners, Superintendents, Executives, Administrators [and] Agents-in-Charge.”

Wolf said in a letter to New York officials that the law “compromises CBP’s ability to confirm whether an individual applying for TTP membership meets program eligibility requirements.”

“This Act and the corresponding lack of security cooperation from the New York DMV requires DHS to take immediate action to ensure DHS’ s efforts to protect the Homeland are not compromised,” he said.

The support from the New York police chiefs comes in the face of furious Democratic opposition to the move. New York State Attorney General Letitia James has sued DHS, alleging “political retribution” from the administration. Meanwhile, House Democrats have written to DHS demanding documents relating to the decision and slamming it as a “senseless, retaliatory” move.

But Wolf has fiercely defended the decision, rejecting the idea that it had to do with the granting of licenses to illegal immigrants, and instead pointing to the law’s unique prohibition on information sharing.

“New York is the only state, that bears repeating, the only state that restricts CBP access to their DMV data across the board, not only for immigration purposes, but for law enforcement purposes, for customs purposes, but also for trade and travel facilitation purposes,” he said on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

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Wolf said applicants are supposed to be subjected to checks and those with criminal records would be disqualified from the program, but New York was not letting CBP check DMV databases in order to vet the applicants.

“Because New York took this action, the department had to respond and take appropriate action to make sure that the rest of the individuals in these programs continue to be able to use the program,” Wolf said. “Without access, we cannot run a proper security check and a risk assessment, and that is simply dangerous.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Laura Ingraham: Biden is only helping Bernie if he stays in race after New Hampshire flop

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Fox News’ Laura Ingraham said Tuesday that former Vice President Joe Biden’s decision to continue campaigning despite underwhelming performances in the first two Democratic nominating contests is hurting his competitors in the so-called “moderate” lane of the race.

The “Ingraham Angle” host said the center-left candidate to take on Bernie Sanders in the final battle for the Democratic nomination will be one of Pete Buttigieg, Michael Bloomberg or Amy Klobuchar.

“This is a come to Jesus moment for the Democrats: At this point with Biden below 10 [percentage] points [in New Hampshire], his staying in the primary past tonight is doing one thing — it’s helping Bernie Sanders,” she said.

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“The Democrats created this monster of radicalism by tolerating for a long time now this anti-free market, antibusiness, anti-law enforcement, anti-borders, and some people think anti-American strain in some quarters of their party,” she added before asking aloud whether Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., or former President Obama should call on the 77-year-old Biden to bow out of the contest.

Ingraham said that the state of the Democratic race reminded her of the 2016 Republican primary, in which the “establishment” candidate — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — stayed in the race for a long time despite underwhelming performances.

Instead, Trump — the non-establishment candidate similar to Sanders — became stronger and stronger ahead of the GOP convention.

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“And just like Biden is now, Jeb was the establishment. He had tons of money but once he started getting into trouble, what happened? He began attacking not Donald Trump so much, but Marco Rubio, the only other threat among the then-establishment candidates,” she said.

Of Bloomberg, Buttigieg and Klobuchar, Ingraham said Democratic moderates should coalesce behind one of the three and unite against Sanders in order to present a viable candidate to matchup against Trump.

“If I had to pick someone who would perhaps have appeal beyond just New England and a few college towns, it would be Amy Klobuchar: At least she is a senator, and she doesn’t have the Wall Street baggage that is toxic to the AOC-plus-three crowd that, of course, Michael Bloomberg does have,” she said.

“If they are going to beat Bernie Sanders, who has been a phenomenal retail politician, they need to stand united tonight behind one moderate candidate before Super Tuesday.”

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Sanders calls New Hampshire win ‘beginning of the end’ for Trump

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A triumphant Bernie Sanders said Tuesday night that his New Hampshire primary victory is the “beginning of the end” for President Trump.

Sanders took the stage in New Hampshire just after the race was called in his favor, with former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg trailing in second place, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., coming in third.

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“Let me take this opportunity to thank the people of New Hampshire for a great victory tonight and let me thank the thousands of volunteers in New Hampshire who knocked on doors in the rain, and the snow, and the cold,” Sanders said.

“This victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” he added.

Sanders went on to express his “appreciation and respect” to all of the Democrats in the crowded 2020 primary field.

“What I can tell you with absolute certainty, and I know I speak for every one of the Democratic candidates is that no matter who wins, and we certainly hope it is going to be us, we’re going to unite together and defeat the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country,” Sanders said, while adding that, at this point, his campaign is “taking on billionaires” and “candidates funded by billionaires.”

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Sanders laid out his campaign promises, like universal healthcare, cancellation of student debt, tuition-free colleges and more.

“It’s on to Nevada. It’s on to South Carolina. It’s on to win the Democratic nomination,” he said. “And together, I have no doubt, that we will defeat Donald Trump.”

Sanders, the 78-year-old self-described democratic socialist, also claimed victory in last week’s botched Iowa caucuses Tuesday night, despite the race being called for Buttigieg. Sanders, though, declared victory in the popular vote.

Also this week, a new Quinnipiac University poll released showed Sanders leading former Vice President Joe Biden nationally, giving him front-runner status in a national poll for the first time.

“The reason I believe we are going to win is because we have an unprecedented grassroots movement from coast to coast,” Sanders said Tuesday night. “The reason that we are going to win is that we are putting together an unprecedented, multi-generational, multi-racial political movement from coast to coast which is demanding that we finally have an economy and a government that works for all of us, not wealthy campaign contributors.”

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Buttigieg calls for Dem unity following strong showing in New Hampshire primary

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Pete Buttigieg celebrated on Tuesday night after emerging as a close second in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary – and pulling in the same number of delegates as the winner, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., continued his primary success streak Tuesday after narrowly pulling in the most delegates in last week’s controversial Iowa caucuses.

“Here in a state that goes by the motto ‘live free or die,’ you made up your own mind,” Buttigieg said to supporters Tuesday night inside the gymnasium of Nashua Community College. “You asserted your famous independent streak and, thanks to you, a campaign that some people said shouldn’t be here at all showed that we’re here to stay.”

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The New Hampshire vote made clear that the early days of the Democratic contest will be a battle largely between two men who are four decades apart in age and are ideological opposites.

Sanders is a leading progressive voice, calling for a substantial government intervention in health care and other sectors of the economy. Buttigieg has pressed for more incremental changes, giving Americans the option of retaining their private health insurance and making a point of appealing to Republicans and independents who may be dissatisfied with President Trump.

Echoing the remarks of one of his primary rivals, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, from earlier in the evening, Buttigieg spent his time on stage pushing for unity among Democrats, while attacking Trump’s policies on issues ranging from Medicare to foreign policy.

“We are on the same team,” Buttigieg said after congratulating Sanders on his victory in the Granite State.

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Buttigieg added: “This is our chance, our only chance, not just to end the era of Donald Trump, but to start the era that comes next…We cannot miss the mark.”

Buttigieg’s comments come following a week where he faced the harshest criticism he’s yet received from his Democratic rivals, with former Vice President Joe Biden releasing a scathing television ad slamming the former South Bend mayor’s lack of experience and in a later interview,  calling into question Buttigieg’s appeal among African American voters.

Sanders went after Buttigieg during last Friday’s debate for taking contributions from the very wealthy and suggesting he won’t stand up to “Wall Street tycoons” or “the corporate elite.” And despite her call for unity on Tuesday evening, Warren echoed Sanders’ comments during an interview on ABC’s “This Week” where she said that “the coalition of billionaires is not exactly what’s going to carry us over the top.”

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His strong showing in Iowa and New Hampshire – and the volley of criticism that comes with his rise – will now follow Buttigieg as he moves on his campaign to Nevada and South Carolina – the two early voting states with a dramatically more racially diverse population than Iowa and New Hampshire. Biden is hoping to draw in his support among black voters to pull off his first primary win in South Carolina, while Sanders hopes his appeal with Latino voters will help him carry Nevada’s caucuses.

Buttigieg, however, seemed to be already looking ahead to the next primary states, telling supporters Tuesday evening that his campaign is ready to “welcome new allies.”

“Our campaign moves on to Nevada, to South Carolina, to communities across our country,” he said. “And we will welcome new allies to our movement at every step.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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