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Lori Loughlin left out of ‘Fuller House’ final season trailer amid college admissions scandal legal battle

Netflix released the jam-packed trailer for the final season of “Fuller House,” leaving embattled former star Lori Loughlin out of the family-friendly teaser.

Loughlin, who was fired from both the Netflix series as well as her Hallmark show “When Calls the Heart” after news of her alleged involvement in the ongoing college admissions scandal broke, does not appear in the Season 5 trailer alongside a slew of her former cast members.

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The trailer teases life for the family after Stephanie welcomes her daughter at the end of Season 4. Her family and collection of intrepid friends rally around her in Season 5 to help care for yet another Tanner youngster in the house. Although original “Full House” cast members Bob Saget, Dave Coulier and John Stamos show up for the spinoff’s swan song, Loughlin is nowhere to be found.

The actress and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded not guilty to expanded charges in the college admissions scandal after being counted among 11 parents additionally charged with bribery.

Loughlin’s “Fuller House” co-star, Andrea Barber, recently told People that her absence could be felt by the cast while taping the final episode.

“It was really sad, and we could feel her absence,” she said. “It just felt like there was a hole in the whole season but also in that final episode. She should’ve been there, and I’m sorry that she wasn’t.”

Barber added that amid the tension she’s experiencing at the moment, she does keep in touch with Loughlin and added that the former Hallmark staple is “doing as good as possible.”

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Loughlin, 55, and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, 56, are accused of arranging a total collective payment of $500,000 to William “Rick” Singer to get their daughters recruited to USC as athletes on the crew team, despite never having participated in the sport.

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Actress Lori Loughlin, left, leaves as her husband Mossimo Giannulli, right, pleaded not guilty to additional charges in the college admissions scandal. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

The Justice Department announced in October that the duo, along with nine other parents, were indicted on additional federal charges related to bribery. A grand jury in Boston indicted the parents on charges of trying to bribe officials at an organization that receives at least $10,000 in federal funding.

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The charge of conspiracy to commit federal program bribery carries a maximum sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The couple was previously hit with charges of money laundering and conspiracy that could land them behind bars for 40 years if convicted on all of them. Prosecutors are pressuring those who have pleaded not guilty in the college admissions scandal to acknowledge their guilt.

Fox News’ Julius Young contributed to this report.

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Aeroflot pilot dies from heart attack during flight: report

An Aeroflot pilot reportedly died from a heart attack while piloting a domestic flight in Russia on Sunday morning. Other crew members apparently helmed an emergency landing to seek immediate medical treatment for the first officer, who was said to have passed away sometime during the descent.

The 49-year-old Aeroflot captain was piloting flight SU1546 from Moscow to Anapa when he became “ill,” prompting the Airbus 320 to land early at Platov International Airport in Rostov-on-Don, the Daily Mirror reports.

Passenger Yelena Voronova said that a flight attendant announced during the middle of the flight that a cabin crew member was not feeling well, inquiring if there were any medical professionals on board.

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An Aeroflot pilot reportedly died from a heart attack in the cockpit while piloting a domestic flight in Russia on Sunday morning. (iStock)

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“A stewardess practically ran across the aisle. They later asked if there were any doctors on board and said they really needed them. Then they asked again,” Voronova said, per Russian news outlet RT.

No one came forward, as the pilot reportedly suffered a cardiac arrest, according to the Independent. The pilot is said to have died “during the landing,” in the cockpit, the Mirror reports.

Flight SU1546 departed Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport at 8:20 a.m. and was due to land in Anapa at 10:40 a.m., but instead touched down in Rostov around 9:57 a.m.

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“A stewardess practically ran across the aisle. They later asked if there were any doctors on board and said they really needed them. Then they asked again,” one passenger said.  (iStock)

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“Unfortunately it was not possible to resuscitate the pilot,” an Aeroflot spokesperson told local media, per the Mirror. The Anapa-bound flight was reportedly set to continue with a replacement pilot.

According to a source for RT, the deceased pilot had recently complained about chest pains before boarding the flight, but had passed a “routine medical check-up” and “had no health indicators that would have barred him from piloting the aircraft.”

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Though a spokesperson for Aeroflot, Russia’s flag-carrying airline, was not immediately available to offer further comment, the Independent reports that an investigation has since been launched into the incident.

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Rob Schneider posts free-speech rant against ‘totalitarian’ social media users

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Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Rob Schneider went on a Twitter tirade about free speech over the weekend, calling out the growing online trend to silence differing opinions.

The 56-year-old actor, known for roles in films such as “Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo” and “The Animal,” has previously slammed the so-called “cancel culture.” This time, he warned against the dangers of limiting freedom of speech just because someone doesn’t like the content of what’s being said. He even called out tech giants like Amazon, Facebook, Google and YouTube for encouraging such behavior.

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“Sorry to have to repeat this again: Free Speech is ALL speech. Even the speech that you find repugnant,” he began a series of tweets Friday. “You are either for ALL of it or… you are for none of it. We don’t need people deciding FOR us what to think, see or hear. That’s a load of totalitarian crap.”

He continued: “Amazon is already banning books that dare question medical orthodoxy. Facebook, Google, YouTube bury information as well. The push within democratic societies to further restrict their own freedoms is a road we mustn’t take.”

The actor, who is often vocal about his anti-vaccination stances, especially on Twitter, was likely referencing Amazon removing books from its website that promoted “cures” for autism. It’s the latest major company to try to limit the amount of misinformation related to autism and the disproved notion that it’s caused by vaccines. Facebook previously announced it would hide groups that spread misinformation about vaccines causing autism for search results.

The star’s rant on free speech did not end there.

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“I know Free Speech and Democracy create a mess out of society, people being able to express and spew whatever they want,” he continued. “But I can’t think of a better one. And I surely don’t want to live in a society where people decide for me what to think or watch or how I should interpret it.”

In a follow-up tweet, he elaborated further, writing: “I worry more that the suppression of Free Speech will lead to more horrors than the continued free flow of ideas; good AND bad. People can decide for themselves what ideas belong in the dustbin of history.”

The star ended his lengthy Twitter rant the following day, when he concluded with a statement about free ideas.

“Silencing those we disagree with denies us the chance to question our preconceived notions. Either to reaffirm them or reassess them,” he wrote. “Our ideas need and should always be consistently challenged and reconsidered so we don’t merely end up as consensus group think.”

This isn’t the first time that Schneider has taken to Twitter to pontificate on freedom of speech. He did it earlier this year when “Saturday Night Live” fired comedian Shane Gillis after a YouTube video surfaced of him using a racial slur while discussing a Chinatown neighborhood with another comedian.

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The “Hot Chick” star tweeted at the time, “@ShaneMGillis as a former SNL cast member I am sorry that you had the misfortune of being a cast member during this era of culture unforgiveness where comedic misfires are subject to the intolerable inquisition of those who never risked bombing on stage themselves.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chicago Bears fan chows down on pumpkin pie during game vs. New York Giants

A Chicago Bears fan decided to treat himself to a Thanksgiving delight Sunday as his favorite team took on the New York Giants.

The fan was captured on video taking out a pumpkin pie and a can of whipped cream as the Bears and the Giants were playing at Soldier Field.

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Ernest Wilkins, who posted the video of the man devouring the pumpkin pie, also appeared to get a slice and it definitely tasted better since the Bears got the win over the Giants, 19-14.

Chicago pulled out the close victory to improve to 5-6 on the season heading into a Thanksgiving Day matchup with the Detroit Lions.

Mitchell Trubisky was 25-for-41 with 278 passing yards, a touchdown pass, a rushing touchdown and two interceptions.

Allen Robinson II caught six passes for 131 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Miller also had six catches for himself and recorded 77 receiving yards.

The Bears remain in the hunt for the second NFC Wild Card spot. The team is three games behind the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings in the win column in the NFC North division. They are also four games behind the Seattle Seahawks for the top wild-card spot. The Bears also sit behind the Los Angeles Rams as well.

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It will be a long road for the Bears to get back to the playoffs, but it’s not impossible.

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Rob Gronkowski bewildered over Tom Brady’s frustration after Eagles win: ‘I don’t miss that’

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Rob Gronkowski appeared to be befuddled with his former teammate Tom Brady’s body language after the New England Patriots pulled out a win in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Brady expressed his frustration with himself and lamented the offense’s lack of production in the postgame press conference last week. But Gronkowski said on the NFL on FOX pregame show, prior to the Patriots’ win over the Dallas Cowboys, that he was seemingly shocked by the quarterback’s response.

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“He’s so frustrated, too. It’s like, ‘Yo, you guys are 9-1.’ That’s one part I don’t miss about being there. Hands down. I’m not going to lie. I don’t miss that,” Gronkowski said.

“They’re frustrated. They’re 9-1. They win a game against Philly last week. We lost to them two years ago in the Super Bowl. They should be happy. Instead, you’re sitting there Sunday night thinking, ‘What did I do wrong?’ No, that’s not the feeling you should be having. But you won the game. Enjoy it. Go out next week, and build off it.”

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Brady appeared to have a different reaction after New England’s win over Dallas to improve to 10-1. He was a completely different person than he was a week before after beating the Eagles.

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“It was a hard-fought win,” Brady said, according to Boston.com. “We have a great group of men that work really hard to compete, and it was great to see it come through. I think every team develops at different times and so forth, but I think we just take the challenges as they come and try to do the best we can. It was great, they’re a good football team, and I’m happy we came away with more points than them.”

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San Francisco 49ers’ George Kittle scores TD vs. Green Bay Packers while playing with broken bone in ankle

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is one of the best players in the NFL at his position but his toughness appears to be off the charts.

Kittle, who missed at least one game this season with an injury, played Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals with a broken bone in his ankle, ESPN reported Sunday. In that game, he caught six passes for 79 yards and scored a touchdown as the 49ers pulled off the close victory.

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San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (85) celebrates after scoring against the Green Bay Packers during the second half of an NFL football game in Santa Clara, Calif., Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

The injury kept him off the field for the last two games. But he was able to give it a go against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday and he proved that the ankle injury was no longer affecting him.

Kittle caught six passes for 129 yards and scored a touchdown in San Francisco’s 37-8 victory. Kittle’s score came on a 61-yard pass from Jimmy Garoppolo late in the third.

San Francisco had scored 23 straight points before Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Davante Adams in the third quarter.

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According to ESPN, Kittle’s ankle wasn’t fully recovered but he was tired of missing games. Coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game Kittle was playing with a bone chip in his ankle.

“You’re able to go with it, but it’s extremely painful,” Shanahan said, according to NBC Sports Bay Area. “So, that was a choice he made in that game. We’ll make it for him if it’s not stable, but it’s stable, so he can go as long as he can if he can tolerate the pain.

“But the stuff he had in his knee, it was a popped capsule. That took a couple more weeks to heal up. Once that was healed, it was pain tolerance with the ankle.”

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He is an important piece for San Francisco going into their next two games against the New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens.

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James Gottry: Trump judicial nominee faces serious opposition and meritless criticism from the ABA

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President Trump has nominated more than 150 men and women to the federal bench, including two Supreme Court justices and more than 40 court of appeals judges.

It hasn’t always been easy, and Justice Brett Kavanaugh could assure you that this is an understatement. But the federal courts now have more judges on the bench who are committed to uphold the rule of law and defend our Constitution. Perhaps that’s why another one of the president’s judicial nominees is facing serious opposition and meritless criticism.

In the coming days, the Senate will vote on whether to confirm Sarah Pitlyk, the president’s nominee to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

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Pitlyk received her bachelor’s degree from Boston College, her master’s degrees from Georgetown University and KU Leuven (in Belgium, as a Fulbright Scholar), and her law degree from Yale Law School. She clerked for then-Judge Kavanaugh at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals and worked as an associate at two law firms, including Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.

These aren’t suitable credentials; they are stellar credentials.

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The American Bar Association (ABA) has praised Pitlyk’s “great intelligence, high character, and experience researching and writing briefs.” However, the group ultimately judged Pitlyk to be “not qualified,” ostensibly because she lacks significant trial experience.

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Given some of the ABA’s past ratings of judicial candidates, this objection seems rather like the proverbial grasping at straws. Pitlyk has more litigation experience than Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan had when she was nominated to be solicitor general, or Goodwin Liu when he was nominated to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Both those nominees received unanimous “well qualified” ratings from the ABA.

So why is the American Bar Association so concerned about Sarah Pitlyk?

Despite her commitment to interpret the law in light of the Constitution and precedent, for the ABA and others, the case is closed.  

Because, as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, recently observed, the ABA has become a partisan organization, not a neutral arbitrator. As the Judicial Crisis Network’s Carrie Severino has noted, the ABA “has a history of taking liberal positions on issues including abortion, the death penalty, same-sex marriage, affirmative action and the Second Amendment,” and this “ideological bias” has impacted its ratings of judicial nominees.

In fact, a 2012 study of the ABA found “strong evidence of systematic bias in favor of Democrat nominees.” Not surprisingly, in just three years, the ABA has judged eight of Trump’s judicial nominees “not qualified,” which is double the number rated “not qualified” during President Bill Clinton’s eight years in office.

The ABA and other leftist advocacy groups are opposing Pitlyk because she is not one of them. Pitlyk most recently worked for the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit organization, on cases involving contract, employment and tax disputes, as well as on religious liberty and pro-life matters. Not surprisingly, this last point has provoked fierce opposition from pro-abortion groups, including Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice America, among others.

For those groups, the case is closed. Despite her commitment to interpret the law in light of the Constitution and precedent, the cases she’s litigated and the groups she’s worked for disqualify her from the bench.

This is not a new phenomenon and Pitlyk is not the first judicial appointee to be criticized simply for working on life-related cases or holding a particular religious belief. During Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing in September 2017, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said – referring to Barrett’s Catholic faith – “the dogma lives loudly within you, and that’s a concern.”

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It was — and is — concerning that any senator would think it was appropriate to impose a religious test on a nominee for government service; Article VI of our Constitution expressly forbids such an action. But what’s also gravely concerning now is that supposed champions of diversity and tolerance — and opportunities for women to excel in their careers — would seek to bar Pitlyk from public service simply because she may not subscribe to their ideology.

Sarah Pitlyk is highly credentialed, highly capable, and most certainly should be confirmed. On the other hand, the ABA is highly biased and most certainly should be ignored.

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Mason Rudolph piñata seen at Cleveland Browns tailgate before game vs. Miami Dolphins

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It’s safe to say Cleveland Browns fans are frustrated at having lost star defensive end Myles Garrett for the remainder of the season because of a suspension for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head with his own helmet during their matchup several days ago.

The Browns played their first game since the melee occurred in Week 11 at FirstEnergy Stadium and Cleveland fans wanted to make sure any anger they had going into the game against the Miami Dolphins was let out. They settled everything at the tailgate.

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The Cleveland Plain-Dealer captured video of Browns fans using a unique piñata to let loose on. Rudolph was made out to be the piñata.

A fan was then blindfolded and attempted to hit the piñata with a Steelers helmet. Dozens of fans watched as the fan swung the helmet around. The man holding the piñata was hit on the finger with the helmet at one point during the game.

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The fight between Garrett and Rudolph resulted in an indefinite suspension for the defensive end and a $50,000 fine for the quarterback. Garrett had accused Rudolph of using a racial slur to set him off but the NFL said they found “no such evidence” backing up the claim.

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Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey had his suspension reduced from three games to two. Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game. He sat out Sunday against the Dolphins.

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Carolina Panthers’ Cam Newton to serve underprivileged kids Thanksgiving meals

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Carolina Panthers star Cam Newton is helping more than 1,000 underprivileged kids get fed for Thanksgiving on Monday.

Newton is hosting his eighth annual “Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam” with help from his family members and 80 volunteers from Harris Teeter and JPMorgan Chase, the Charlotte Observer reported Friday. He will be hosting the event through his foundation and is expected to serve 1,300 children.

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“Throwback Thursday to Cam’s Thanksgiving Jam through the years! Looking forward to our BIGGEST Thanksgiving Jam yet.  It’s coming next week with the help of our partners,” Newton tweeted last week.

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The children who are in the Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s Kids Café program will be receiving the Thanksgiving Meals, according to the Observer.

Some of the children’s family members may also get meals at the event and all the participants get to receive a second full Thanksgiving meal, according to the Cam Newton Foundation.

Newton is a huge presence in the Charlotte community, serving as the leader of a celebrity kickball tournament, a 7-on-7 youth football tournament and a healthy day of service among other events.

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The Panthers quarterback has had a tough year on the field. He was placed on the season-ending injured reserve earlier this month with a foot injury. He played in two games this season, finishing with 572 passing yards and zero touchdowns.

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Buttigieg proposes long-term care benefits for older Americans, protecting Social Security ‘forever’

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Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Monday rolled out a plan to “promote dignity and security in retirement” through additional regular payments to older Americans, along with imposing a payroll tax on the wealthiest Americans to “protect Social Security forever.”

The South Bend, Ind., mayor said his father had been admitted to a hospital last winter for an undisclosed illness, and died this past January. He said a social worker told him the best option for long-term care would be to deplete their assets in order to qualify for Medicaid.

The Democrat said he asked himself, “Is that how this works in America?”

On Monday, his campaign announced plans to establish Long-Term Care America, a program providing people 65 and older with a benefit of $90 per day. “Over 11 million will receive benefits from the program throughout their lifetime,” according to the proposal.

Buttigieg, a self-described progressive who has resisted calls from the far left to embrace “Medicare-for-all,” also vowed to preserve Medicare Advantage – a private health-care plan – for those favoring it.

“There’s no dignity in retirement without being able to choose the health-care plan that’s right for you,” Buttigieg said.

The candidate said he would “revitalize the private long-term care insurance market” by bolstering support for caregivers — which would involve raising the minimum wage to a $15 an hour, expanding training programs, ensuring the possibility for career advancement and allowing home-care workers to unionize.

Many Americans have acted as at-home caregivers for their loved ones at their own expense. Buttigieg aimed to reduce that burden by providing “12 weeks of paid family leave, providing credit toward Social Security for family and other unpaid caregivers, and improving support by funding and training long-term care navigators and creating community-based service hubs,” according to the plan. Under the proposal, Buttigieg will require the Social Security administration to recognize at-home, unpaid caregiving as work, thus providing a credit toward benefits.

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In addition, Buttigieg aimed to secure the solvency of Social Security by imposing a payroll tax on individuals earning above $250,000 a year. He also vowed to “protect Social Security forever” by working with Congress to periodically increase taxes on the nation’s top earners, adding that benefits would increase over time to ensure seniors don’t fall beneath the poverty line.

Buttigieg also called for a public-option 401 (k) “with low fees and smart investment options so that all workers have the opportunity to supplement their Social Security benefits if they choose with employer contributions,” adding that it will “expand retirement savings among the 62 million workers locked out of tax-preferred retirement savings, and enable the typical worker to retire with over $500,000.”

Buttigieg said he’s “determined to usher in a new era for older Americans that upholds the unshakable promise that every American should be able to maintain a decent standard of living when they retire.”

Older adults are projected to outnumber children for the first time in United States history by 2035, according to a 2018 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. In addition, the nonpartisan, nonprofit Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has predicted Social Security will become insolvent by 2035.

Buttigieg’s plan mirrored legislation put forth by other Democrats vying for the presidential nomination.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the Social Security Expansion Act in February with support from Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.

Their proposal, however, aimed higher, pledging to extend the solvency of Social Security through 2071 by also lifting the earnings cap, subjecting those raking in over $250,000 a year to the Social Security payroll tax.

A chief economist at Moody’s Analytics reviewed Buttigieg’s proposal. Dr. Mark Zandi said the plan would secure the solvency of Social Security through 2051, adding that it will reduce the federal deficit by $1.2 trillion over 10 years.

“The reforms you have proposed will put the Social Security system on sounder financial ground, extending its solvency by more than 30 years into the middle of this century,” Zandi wrote to the presidential candidate. “More reforms will eventually be needed, but your reforms address the system’s financial problem, which will be a relief to a financially precious low and middle-income Americans.”

President Trump has not issued a plan to specifically address the impending insolvent system but said during the 2016 campaign that a thriving economy will secure Social Security by boosting the money paid into it.

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“The key to preserving Social Security and other programs that benefit AARP members is to have an economy that is robust and growing,” Trump said in a statement to the AARP in June 2016. “For too long Americans have had a great deal of uncertainty in their lives, and the reforms I will bring to D.C. will remove that uncertainty and will restore confidence in the American economy.”

Trump has fulfilled his promise of providing a tax cut, signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, which Democrats have criticized for benefiting corporations and the richest Americans at the expense of the rest of the country.

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