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Rep. Rashida Tlaib gets Israeli minister’s OK to enter country to visit grandmother: report

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Israel’s interior minister has reportedly approved a request from Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., to visit Israel just hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., were barred from entering the country this weekend due to their support of an anti-Israel boycott movement.

In a letter sent to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Tlaib requested being able to visit her Palestinian grandmother who lives in the West Bank, according to the Jerusalem Post.

“This could be my last opportunity to see her,” Tlaib wrote of her grandmother, who is in her 90s. “I will respect any restrictions and I will not promote any boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

It was not immediately clear if the visit would include any political activities.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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National Rum Day: The fascinating history of how the spirit came to be — and what it was originally called

“But where did all the rum go?”

Despite Captain Jack Sparrow eulogizing rum throughout the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, a pirate’s hip, ship, or the inside of a coconut are not the only places the spirit can be found.

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Rum has a rich history and commands about 9.4 percent of the total spirits market in the U.S. (21.6 million 9-liter cases of rum were consumed in the U.S. in 2018), while globally, rum makes up about 4.6 percent of the total global spirit market (146.4 million 9-liter cases were consumed globally in 2018), according to IWSR Drinks Market Analysis.

In other words, Captain Jack’s preferred spirit is truly worldwide.

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At 9.4 percent, rum takes a big swig out of the total spirit market in the U.S.

So where did rum originally come from? Mauricio Solórzano, the Global Ambassador for Flor de Caña rum, has answers. Solórzano, who has been in the rum business for over twenty years, said it all began with sugarcane.

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“There is no other agricultural product, rum has to be from sugarcane,” Solórzano said. “The origins of sugarcane came from a galaxy far far away in the 15th century BC, when we first knew about this plant in Papua New Guinea.”

Solórzano said that through trade, the plant made its way into India, Saudi Arabia and Spain. Then, it was apparently Christopher Columbus who introduced sugarcane to the Americas.

“Columbus brought sugarcane to America during his second trip in 1493, basically to produce sugar export to Spain,” he said.

The African slaves that were later forced to harvest the crop started to notice that the juice of the plant would ferment naturally, according to Solórzano.

“The sugarcane juice, after three days in contact with the yeast in the environment, started to ferment naturally, and they started to drink it and suddenly saw a change in their mood,” Solórzano said. “So, they first began to call this root spirit ‘Kill Devil.’”

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As “Kill Devil” gained popularity, people started taking notice. And yes, that included pirates.

“Pirates began looting ships and became interested in having rum for their long trips between the Caribbean and Europe,” Solórzano said.

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Mauricio Solórzano, the Global Ambassador for Flor de Caña rum, breaks down the history of this sensational spirit.

It wasn’t until the 16th century, however, that rum was transformed into the spirit that we drink today.

“The technology to clean and distill the alcohol in a proper way was brought from Europe to America, so the rum became what we know now, and houses like Flor de Caña began producing rum on a large scale,” he said.

Solórzano said that rum gained popularity in the 20th century when people started mixing it with sodas and fruits, which lead to staple drinks like the Cuba Libre, the mojito and the pina colada. In fact, a new survey conducted by Mount Gay Rum found that 92 percent of consumers aged 21 and up associate rum with mojitos or rum-and-cola cocktails. The Mount Gay study additionally found that people don’t only enjoy rum as a mixed drink, and more people (75 percent) sip rum neat than sip whiskey neat (65 percent).

For more about how rum is made and the spirit’s history, watch rum expert Mauricio Solórzano’s full interview above.

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Whitney Ward Dillon and Mariel Lane on why ‘Racing Wives’ will change people’s opinion about NASCAR

Whitney Ward Dillon and Mariel Lane are longtime best friends, so when they were approached about turning their lives into a reality TV show, it was a no-brainer.

They star on CMT’s “Racing Wives,” which peels the curtain back on the lives of NASCAR’s most prominent wives, and the personal and professional demands they face, such as balancing businesses with family time and grappling with the danger their significant others face on the track.

Ward Dillon, wife of NASCAR’s Austin Dillon, and Lane, who is engaged to a member of Austin’s pit crew, also want to shine a light on and break stereotypes about the wildly popular sport.

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According to Ward Dillion, it all started with a DM and a few Skype interviews. She and Lane came aboard right away and then went into their friend group and racing community to fill out the cast.

“It ended up being girls that we do like and we were friends with,” she joked to Fox News.

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Mariel, left, and Whitney. (CMT)

Lane admitted that being in front of TV cameras felt different than being a NASCAR model.

“Usually we’re putting on a persona,” she said. “This is more so going into your real life. You’re making yourself more vulnerable.”

“We had a lot of fun though!” Ward Dillon chimed in.

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In terms of breaking through some NASCAR stereotypes, Lane said, “I think [people] think it’s more a closed-off group but in actuality, NASCAR is one of the most loving sports — the people and the fans embrace you wholeheartedly. It’s very passionate .”

“I do think we bring a lot to the sport,” Ward Dillon added. “We make everything a little more lighthearted because it’s so intense with the competition.”

The friends are also business partners with a jewelry line, and look forward to highlighting their shared passion. Ward Dillon finds balancing everything “very difficult” because besides the jewelry business the pair run a blog together, “travel 36 weeks out of the year,” they now film the show, too.

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The cast of ‘Racing Wives’ on CMT.  (CMT)

“You see how crazy this life is,” she said. “You see the ups and the downs.”

One thing Lane thinks the show does well is showcase the castmates’ varied personalities.

“I mean you take five women and you put us all together, of course, we’re all gonna kind of butt heads with like different personalities. But at the end of the day, I do feel like there’s a sense of respect amongst all of us just because we kind of know where each one of us is coming from,” she explained.

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And she also hopes that at the end of each episode, the audience learns a little more about the sport “because I don’t feel like people actually get to see everything that goes on this world,” as well as feel a sense of community.

“As long as you have the people that are there for you, you can conquer anything”

“Racing Wives” airs Fridays at 10/9c on CMT. 

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Today on Fox News, Aug. 16, 2019

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Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Special guests include: U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.; Lauren Green, Fox News religion correspondent; Geraldo Rivera, Fox News roaming correspondent-at-large; Christian rock band Newsboys United performs in the latest installment of Fox & Friends’ All-American Summer Concert Series.

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Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five”; Cabot Phillips, media director for Campus Reform.

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Lou Dobbs Tonight, 7 p.m. ET: Corey Lewandowski, former Trump 2016 campaign manager.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “The Democratic Herd Thins” – Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper ended his 2020 presidential campaign on Thursday. With six months to go before the Iowa caucuses, who in the Democratic field actually has a chance of winning the nomination? And who should be the next to bow out?  Juan Williams, co-host of “The Five,” sizes up the remaining 20-plus Democratic candidates.

Also on the Rundown: John Ratzenberger’s decades-spanning acting career includes his portrayal of know-it-all mailman Cliff Clavin on the classic sitcom “Cheers” and voicing characters in every Pixar film. Ratzenberger joins the Rundown to discuss his life on the screen and why he has partnered with GOP strategist Ryan Erwin to help American manufacturers.

Don’t miss the “good news” with Fox News Tonya J. Powers. Plus, commentary by Lauren Simonetti, Fox Business Network anchor and host of “We’re Momming Today” podcast.

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Jipping and von Spakovsky: Dems improperly play politics with Supreme Court, threatening its independence

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In an extraordinary and outrageous move endangering the constitutionally mandated independence of the U.S. Supreme Court, five Democratic senators are threatening political retaliation against the court unless it denies the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers in its first gun case in a decade.

Not since 1937 – when newly reelected Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt proposed adding additional justices to the Supreme Court in a blatant move to produce decisions more favorable to his New Deal agenda – has there been such a serious attempt to change the way the judicial branch of government operates in order to change the outcome of its decisions.

In fact, going back even further in history, the threat the Democratic senators are posing to the judiciary’s independence is arguably the greatest since that made by Britain’s King George against the 13 British colonies before they became the United States. Our Declaration of Independence lists these threats as one justification for the American Revolution.

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Back in 1937, the Senate Judiciary Committee – led by Roosevelt’s fellow Democrats – refused to go along with what became known as his court-packing scheme. This committee stated in a report on Roosevelt’s legislative proposal that it was “nothing more than the declaration that when the Court stands in the way of a legislative enactment, the Congress may reverse the ruling by enlarging the Court.”

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Fast forward to today’s similar situation. Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Richard Durbin of Illinois, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York have replaced Roosevelt in the role of trying to manipulate the Supreme Court.

The Democratic senators are threatening the independence of the Supreme Court because they are determined to curtail the constitutional right of Americans to keep and bear arms in a case called New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. City of New York.

The legal brief filed in the case by the senators not only threatens the independence of the judiciary – it threatens the rule of law. The senators are engaging in a form of extortion, warning justices that grave harm will befall the Supreme Court if the justices don’t rule the way the senators want.

As they fashioned our unique system of government, America’s founders singled out several elements they considered critical to its success. Alexander Hamilton, for example, wrote that the “independence of the courts” is “peculiarly essential.”

The five senators would be wise to heed Hamilton.

In fact, going back even further in history, the threat the Democratic senators are posing to the judiciary’s independence is arguably the greatest since that made by Britain’s King George against the 13 British colonies before they became the United States.

This case before the Supreme Court that has prompted the senators’ move against the high court challenges a New York state law that allows a licensed gun owner in New York City to transport a handgun (even if locked up and unloaded) outside his or her home only to one of a few shooting ranges in the city.

The five Democratic senators want the high court to uphold the law, even though it clearly makes a mockery of our Second Amendment rights. But they can’t demand that result just because they want it.

The brief filed by the senators asserts: “The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it.”

The lawsuit by the senators cites polls supposedly showing that a narrow majority of Americans believe that Supreme Court decisions are “motivated by” or “too influenced by” politics.

The final paragraph of the senators’ legal brief concludes with this ominous warning: “Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be ‘restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.’ Particularly on the urgent issue of gun control, a nation desperately needs it to heal.”

There you have it. These legislators have fired a shot across the judiciary’s bow. Change your ways, ignore the constitutional protections that we don’t like – such as the Second Amendment – or we will change you. Start making decisions that further our political agenda, or we will create a judiciary that will.

Compared to these senators, King George and President Franklin Roosevelt were amateurs in their attacks on the judiciary.

The warning from the senators comes on the heels of growing calls to pack the courts – as Roosevelt tried and failed to do – and an obviously unconstitutional proposal to “rotate” Supreme Court justices in and out of the high court, analyzed here and here.

These – and the five senators’ not-so-subtle threat to “restructure” the judiciary – are not about appointing judges who follow a particular approach to deciding cases. Every president does that.

No, the threat here is to literally manipulate the structure of the judicial branch itself, to reconfigure it to deliberately produce more desirable results in certain cases based on politics – not the law.

In August 1997, then-Attorney General Janet Reno spoke to the American Bar Association House of Delegates, warning against “heated rhetoric” about the judiciary, including criticism that can “undermine the very credibility of the judiciary.”

The ABA took up the cause, creating a commission on judicial independence that held hearings on the issue. Its report warned about criticism that, even if it does not influence court decisions, can undermine “public confidence in the judiciary and judicial independence.”

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Where is the ABA today? If it was concerned about criticism undermining judicial independence, how can it be silent when senators threaten to restructure the judicial branch to obtain the decisions they want?

Don’t be misled by the spin from those like the five Democratic senators, who today threaten a hostile judicial takeover. They define decisions they don’t like as proof that the judiciary has been “politicized” because that sounds better than saying they want judges who will deliver the political goods no matter what the law says or what the actual facts are in a case.

Four of the five senators threatening to restructure the judiciary today are current members of the Judiciary Committee – the same committee that killed Roosevelt’s court-packing scheme.

Suppose that we, as lawyers, filed a friend of the court brief in state court where judges are elected, threatening to work against them in their next election unless they ruled our way. We would justifiably be subject to severe sanctions. Yet the five Democratic senators are hiding behind the authority of their elected positions to do the very same thing.

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Judicial independence, especially from political manipulation, remains “peculiarly essential” to the system that provides the liberty we all enjoy. It remains, as the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist said, one of the “crown jewels” of our system of government.

All Americans, as well as judges on any court, should reject such attempts to manipulate the judicial system for political gain.

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Hans von Spakovsky is a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation.

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Trump pushes background checks as huge majority favors tighter law

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The tide may be turning on some gun control measures, at least in the court of public opinion.

But whether that tide rises to the halls of Congress, which has been famously deadlocked on the issue for a quarter century, is another question.

A Fox News poll found that “overwhelming and bipartisan majorities of voters” support background checks on gun buyers, as well as taking guns from people who could pose a danger.

The numbers are indeed overwhelming, in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton.

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For starters, 90 percent of those surveyed favor criminal background checks on all buyers, and 81 percent want “red flag” laws that allow police to seize guns from people shown to be a danger to themselves or others.

But even with President Trump expressing support for such measures, this is hardly a slam dunk.

That’s because many gun owners feel passionately about protecting their rights, and the clout of the NRA, even if it’s been diminished by internal warfare. By the time Congress returns in September, emotions may have cooled as other stories rise to the top of the agenda. And while this may be changing, many Democrats remain wary of touching this third rail, which is why Barack Obama and Joe Biden couldn’t pass gun control even with Democratic control of Congress.

Still, Trump told reporters that Mitch McConnell “wants to do background checks,” although the majority leader has committed only to examining the issue. And Trump has spoken to Sen. Chris Murphy, the Connecticut Democrat who has been a gun control crusader since the Sandy Hook massacre in his state.

If the president sticks with the issue, rather than drop it as he did after the Parkland high school shootings, there’s a good chance he could make something happen.

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In the Fox survey, two-thirds also support a ban on assault rifles and semiautomatic weapons. But most of them are Democrats, although such a ban is backed by a majority of gun-owning households, and Republicans split 46-46 on the issue. A quarter century after the Clinton administration outlawed assault weapons, that one is unlikely to pass.

Who is to blame for the plague of mass shootings? Fifty-six percent blame easy access to guns, and an equal proportion blame lack of mental health services for mentally ill people with violent tendencies. Forty percent point the finger at expressions of white nationalism, and about a third blame sentiments expressed by Trump or anti-immigration sentiments. Twenty-three percent blame violent video games, and 15 percent rhetoric by Democratic leaders.

Then we come to the partisan divide. While Democrats most often blame easy access to guns (79 percent), white nationalism (62) and Trump (59), Republicans point to inadequate mental health services (60 percent) and bad parenting (54); just 32 percent fault easy access to guns.

On just about any other issue, 90 percent approval would translate into congressional action. But the politics of gun control have always been treacherous, and as even the most horrendous mass shooting—Las Vegas, Orlando, and so many others—fades into the past, Washington politicians find it easier not to act.

Footnote: The Fox poll gave President Trump a 43 percent approval rating, and found his disapproval rating jumped five points to 56 percent, one point below the record high in that survey.

Still, that keeps the president well within the range he’s been for a very long time, despite the controversies that continue to swirl around him.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. to miss NBC broadcasting gig after family survives fiery crash landing

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Retired NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr. is taking the weekend off from his NBC Sports broadcasting gig after he, his wife and young daughter were hospitalized following their plane’s crash landing in Tennessee on Thursday.

Earnhardt Jr., his wife Amy, 15-month-old daughter Isla, a dog and two pilots were aboard the plane as it arrived at Elizabethton Municipal Airport in Carter County. Suddenly the aircraft slid off the end of the runway and caught fire, according to the Carter County Sheriff’s Office.

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All on board the craft made it out safely. Earnhardt Jr. and his family were taken to a local hospital for further evaluation, his sister, Kelley Earnhardt, confirmed on Twitter.

The 44-year-old retired racer was scheduled to announce Saturday night’s NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series Bass Pro Shops/NRA Night Race in Bristol, Tenn. Earnhardt Jr., who retired from racing full-time in 2017, has been a NASCAR analyst for NBC.

“We’re incredibly grateful that Dale, his wife Amy, daughter Isla, and the two pilots are safe following today’s accident,” NBC Sports said in a statement. “After being discharged from the hospital, we communicated with Dale and his team, and we’re all in agreement that he should take this weekend off to be with his family.

“We look forward to having him back in the booth next month at Darlington.”

The plane involved in the crash is registered to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s race team, JR Motorsports. The former driver of car No. 88 is expected to return to the broadcast booth Labor Day weekend — when NASCAR’s premier series returns to Darlington, S.C. for the Bojangles’ Southern 500.

The incident came 26 years after former driver and 1992 Cup champion Alan Kulwicki died in a plane crash while on his way to the spring race at Bristol from a promotional appearance in Knoxville, Tenn. That crash at Tri-City Regional Airport in Blountville, Tenn., killed a total of four people.

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Earnhardt was part of Rick Hendrick’s racing team in 2011 when Hendrick broke a rib and a collarbone while on a small jet that lost its brakes and crash landed in an airport at Key West, Fla. Hendrick’s son, brother and twin nieces were among 10 people killed in a 2004 plane crash traveling to a race in Virginia.

Fox News’ Charles Creitz, Talia Kaplan and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Washington state lawmaker linked to group allegedly preparing for ‘biblical warfare’

Newly leaked emails reportedly link an Eastern Washington state lawmaker with a group that allegedly trained young men for biblical warfare, according to several reports.

The 2016 emails, provided to The Guardian, were sent from Patrick Caughran, identified as the founder of Team Rugged, a group that reportedly trains teen boys and men in their early 20s for religious combat in the state.

Before his election last year, Washington state Sen. Matt Shea denied that a document called “Biblical Basis for War,” that he distributed to supporters, was advocating for a holy war between Christian “patriots” and Muslim “terrorists,” according to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane.

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Washington state Rep. Matt Shea, R-Spokane Valley, speaks in Olympia, Wash., Feb. 8, 2012. (Associated Press)

Shea, who represents Spokane Valley, claimed the document, which described how a “Holy Army” should kill those that disobey “biblical law,” had notes for a scholarly sermon about the Old Testament.

Team Rugged’s website describes itself as “a Christian organization that strongly believes in building manly character and the capability to stand in adversity in young men,” according to The Guardian.

An email from Caughran to Shea, however, stated the group’s entire purpose was to “provide patriotic and biblical training on war for young men, according to The Spokesman-Review.

“Everything about it is both politically incorrect and what would be considered shocking truth to most modern Christians,” he wrote. “There will be scenarios where every participant will have to fight against one of the most barbaric enemies that are invading our country, Muslims terrorists.”

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“There will be biblical teaching … on biblical warfare, the responsibilities, regulations, principles and mindset,” Caughran wrote about the training, according to The Guardian, “so that our young men will be better prepared to fight against physical enemies, and to do so, God’s way and with His blessing,” The Guardian reported.

Shea has been open about his ties to the group before. In 2017, he posted a Facebook video showing him interviewing members of Team Rugged at the annual God and Country Celebration in Marble, Wash., Seattle’s Q13 FOX reported.

The Washington state House of Representatives has hired a private investigator to figure out if Shea was promoting political violence, The Spokesman-Review reported.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Beto O’Rourke vows he won’t run for Senate ‘in any scenario’

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Former congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke made it clear Thursday night that he “will not in any scenario” run for a U.S. Senate seat again despite the growing calls for him to switch races.

“Let me make your show the place where I tell you and I tell the country that I will not in any scenario run for the United States Senate,” O’Rourke told MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell. “I’m running for president, I’m running for this country, I’m taking this fight directly to Donald Trump and that is what I am exclusively focused on doing right now.”

O’Rourke earlier called a potential run for the Senate “not good enough” for his home community of El Paso, Texas, or the country. However, he also vowed that he wasn’t going to run for president when he challenged Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018.

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O’Rourke is attempting to relaunch his White House bid yet again following the mass shooting that took place in El Paso on Aug. 3. However, a growing number of Democrats hope he decides to drop out and instead challenge the other Republican U.S. senator from Texas, John Cornyn, who is up for reelection next year.

Earlier this week, an editorial published in the Houston Chronicle appealed to O’Rourke to “come home.”

“Drop out of the race for president and come back to Texas to run for senator,” the piece said. “The chances of winning the race you’re in now are vanishingly small. And Texas needs you.”

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While he has ratcheted his attacks against President Trump and placed blame on him for the El Paso shooting, O’Rourke’s polling has taken a tumble. A new Fox News Poll shows him with support from only 2 percent of voters.

Real Clear Politics has him polling with an average of only 2.8 percent. He earned his highest polling back in April, where he peaked with an average 9.5 percent. Despite the downfall, O’Rourke is one of the nine candidates currently qualified for the next Democratic debate in September.

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Former Yang staffer explains why he wants Democrat Nadler’s US House seat

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A former staffer of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explained Thursday why he plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., in next year’s Democratic primary.

“The reason I’m running on this platform is we’re going through a fundamental economic shift — the greatest in our history where we’re automating away the most common jobs in our economy,” Jonathan Herzog said on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

Nadler, 72, has been a member of Congress since 1992 and currently serves as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee. He represents New York’s 10th Congressional District, which includes parts of the Manhattan and Brooklyn boroughs of New York City.

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“Working in retail is still the most common job,” Herzog explained to guest host Jason Chaffetz. And so we need to enact meaningful solutions to help hundreds of thousands of folks here in New York and especially in the district to transition to this fundamental economic shift.”

Herzog, who announced his candidacy Tuesday, is running on a platform similar to that of Yang, calling for a universal basic income giving citizens $1,000 a month, dubbed a “Freedom Dividend.”

The congressional candidate vowed to beat Nadler by “proposing bold solutions.”

“Putting forth bold solutions that address the challenges of our time is what will bring us across the finish line,” Herzog said.

At one point during the interview Herzog brought up Amazon not paying federal taxes, using it as reason to push for a “Freedom Dividend.”

Chaffetz pressed Herzog on whether he agreed with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., whose criticism of Amazon ultimately led the company to pull out of a plan to build a secondary headquarters in New York City.

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“Do you want Amazon to come to New York, yes or no?” Chaffetz asked.

“Yes, it is good to have job growth,” Herzog said after some prodding.

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