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Laura Ingraham blasts Democrats for ‘abuse of power’

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Laura Ingraham took on Democrats for continuing to complain and criticize President Trump in the wake of his Senate impeachment trial acquittal.

“Abuse of office… that was one of the charges rejected in the Senate impeachment trial,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “But the Democrats should have filed the article against themselves because they are the ones who are guilty of abusing their office and the public’s trust.”

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“There were no crimes. There was never intent to commit any,” Ingraham added. “And yet, Adam Schiff wanted to inflict maximum pain on this president 10 months before the next election.”

Ingraham lamented the three years spent on the impeachment by Democrats, saying the party could have tried to understand what Trump and his supporters were about.

“The Democrats could have tried to understand Trump voters, the people that Hillary called deplorable. They might have even tried to appeal to them,” Ingraham said. “They could have moved expeditiously, the Democrats, to pass legislation that they actually agreed with, like the USMCA instead of sitting on it for a year. They could have passed an infrastructure bill. Instead, they just pulled stupid stunts.”

The host made it a point to tell her viewers that “divisiveness” was a Democratic Party theme long before Trump.

“By the way, do not believe for a second that this divisiveness and vitriol is only because of Trump in the Trump era. He caused it all,” Ingraham said. “They relentlessly made fun of George W. Bush for being a dumb jock. And they call him a warmonger. They even ridiculed John McCain for marrying a rich wife who had eight houses. They accused Mitt Romney of being a vulture capitalist and mean to dogs, even trash. Sarah Palin, special needs child. Today is Ronald Reagan’s birthday. My old boss, they said he was just a stupid actor who slept in the afternoons.”

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Ingraham praised Trump as a “fighter.”

But when the Democrats threw down the gantlet and tried to beat us in open combat, this time around, they were met by an actual fighter.

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Buttigieg catches up with Sanders in New Hampshire due to polling surge

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Pete Buttigieg is soaring – and has caught up with Democratic presidential nomination rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.

That’s the story from the latest poll numbers in New Hampshire, the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

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A Suffolk University survey for the Boston Globe and WBZ-TV released Thursday night indicates the former South Bend, Ind., mayor has closed in on the populist senator from Vermont among likely voters in next Tuesday’s presidential primary in the Granite State, with former Vice President Joe Biden slipping.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaks to reporters in Manchester, NH on Feb. 6, 2020

Suffolk University is conducting a daily tracking poll in New Hampshire and their latest survey – conducted Wednesday and Thursday – showed Sanders at 24 percent support among likely Democratic primary voters in New Hampshire, a slight edging down of just of 1 percentage point from the previous night’s survey. Buttigieg stands at 23 percent, up 4 percentage points from the previous poll. And Buttigieg is up 8 points over two nights.

Sanders’ 1 point edge over Buttigieg is well within the survey’s sampling error.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts registers at 13 percent, edging up two points from Wednesday’s survey.

Biden’s dropped to 11 percent, down 3 points from the previous night and four points over two nights.

IOWA DEMS FINALLY REACH 100 PERCENT REPORTING IN CAUCUSES

The latest poll was released a couple of hours after the final results from Monday’s Iowa caucuses – delayed due to a reporting debacle –  indicated Buttigieg with an extremely slight win over Sanders, followed by Warren in third place and Biden in fourth.

“Pete Buttigieg has poached elderly voters from Joe Biden, who has disappointed them by finishing fourth in Iowa,” Suffolk University Polling Research Director Davide Paleologos told Fox News. “Now, Biden’s polling fourth in New Hampshire and the electability argument against Donald Trump is unconvincing to these elderly voters who are now voting for Buttigieg, in part because they don’t feel comfortable supporting Sanders or Warren.”

Voters over 65 have been a core group of support for Biden, the former unrivaled front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The poll indicates Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 6 percent and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii at 4 percent, billionaire environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer and tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang each at 3 percent. Michael Bennet of Colorado and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick each registered at 1 percent

New Hampshire voters are traditionally known as late deciders and the poll spotlighted that tradition. Eleven percent said they remained undecided with Tuesday’s primary closing in. And 45 percent of those backing a candidate said they could change their minds before Tuesday’s primary.

The Suffolk University poll interviewed 500 likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the Granite State on Wednesday and Thursday, using live telephone operators. The sampling error is plus or minus 4.4 percentage points.

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Earlier Thursday, a new Monmouth University survey showed Sanders at 24 percent support among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the Granite State, with Buttigieg at 20 percent, Biden at 17 percent at 13 percent and 9 percent for Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii and Yang each stand at 4 percent, with Tom Steyer at 3 percent, and Michael Bennet and Deval Patrick registering at 1 percent or less. Five percent of those questioned in the poll – which was conducted Monday through Wednesday – said they’re undecided.

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Texas man who killed his family apologizes, thanks in-laws for their forgiveness before execution

A Texas man who murdered five family members, including his 7-year-old and 9-month-old daughters, apologized to his in-laws and thanked his father and Jesus for turning around his life before he was executed Thursday evening.

Abel Revill Ochoa, 47, was denied his last appeal an hour before his execution by lethal injection. He died 18 years after he shot his wife, Cecilia, two daughters, Crystal and Anahi, his father-in-law, Bartolo, and his sisters-in-law Alma and Jackie with a handgun. Alma was the only one who survived. He shot his eldest daughter, Crystal, four times, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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“I would like to thank God, my dad, my Lord Jesus savior for saving me and changing my life,” he said, while strapped to the gurney in Huntsville, according to the Chronicle. “I want to apologize to my in-laws for causing all this emotional pain. I love y’all and consider y’all my sister I never had. I want to thank you for forgiving me.”

Ochoa grabbed the 9mm handgun from his bedroom after smoking crack he had bought with money borrowed from his wife that morning on the way home from church in August 2002.

He was arrested minutes after he shot his family members methodically and drove away in his wife’s car. He gave police a detailed written confession, saying he committed the murders because he couldn’t handle the stress anymore and was tired of his life. He ultimately blamed his drug addiction.

During his trial, Ochoa’s defense said he committed the murders in a drugged haze, but prosecutors claimed his motivation was anger.

“He said he remembers it like a dream,” Ochoa’s brother Gilbert told the Plainview Daily Herald the day after the shooting. “He was doing that drug outside and then he went into the living room.”

A jury found Ochoa guilty of the murders in just 10 minutes in 2003.

In his later appeals, he focused on the idea that his legal representation had been lacking and claimed the prison was reluctant to let him file a clemency plea.

His lawyers argued they were simply financially “deprived of any means to effectuate his representation.”

The U.S. Supreme Court turned down his case last year.

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Ochoa was the second inmate executed in Texas so far this year, the Chronicle reported.

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Reporter’s Notebook: Pelosi tears through State of the Union tension

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President Trump never mentioned impeachment in his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

But Tuesday night was all about impeachment.

The Capitol pulsed with apprehension before the address. Would Trump veer off script? Lambaste the speaker on the dais? Upbraid House Democrats?

Yours truly found aides rolling a wheelchair-bound Rush Limbaugh into the Capitol just moments before the speech, to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Congressional Republicans chanted: “Four more years! Four more years!” as though they were delegates on the floor of a quadrennial political convention.

Would Democrats go “Joe Wilson” on Trump, hectoring him from the backbenches?

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One can often distill a State of the Union speech into a moment or two. The same could be said for Tuesday night’s speech. Only this time, the emblematic events never unfolded inside the body of the speech. Episodes just before the speech — and seconds after the speech — crystallized Tuesday night’s address. There were two, visual philippics: Trump refusing to shake the hand of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. — and the speaker later shredding Trump’s remarks like they were junk mail.

You likely wouldn’t have had either episode were it not for impeachment.

In a few days, few will remember what the president said during his address.

But everyone will recall what unfolded on the dais between the speaker and the president for decades. After all, actions speak louder than words.

Years from now, the history books will note a handful of defining moments about Pelosi’s speakership. She was the first female House speaker. The highest-elected woman in U.S. history — if voters still haven’t elected a female as president. She ushered ObamaCare to passage. And then, there was Pelosi’s decision to peel Trump’s speech in front of a national television audience back in 2020.

A clutch of reporters descended on House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., shortly after the speech to ask if Pelosi’s rebuke was appropriate.

“Nobody yelled out ‘You lie!’” said Hoyer, a reference to Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., ignominiously badgering then-President Barack Obama during a Joint Session of Congress on ObamaCare in 2009.

But frankly, Pelosi did. She didn’t have to say a word.

“I tore up a manifesto of mistruths,” said Pelosi at her weekly press conference Thursday. “I don’t need any lessons from anybody, especially the president of the United States, about dignity.”

The speaker described her action as “entirely appropriate, and, considering some of the other exuberances within me, the courteous thing to do.”

For good or ill, Congress and its traditions course through Pelosi’s blood.

She’s served in Congress since 1987. This is Pelosi’s second turn at the speakership. Her father, the late Rep. Thomas D’Alesandro D-Md., represented Baltimore on Capitol Hill in the 1930s and ‘40s.

Pelosi’s decision to rip up the president’s script reflected the territorial tension between the branches of government. The Constitution mandates a convergence of the legislative and executive branches for the State of the Union. State of the Union speeches are inherently awkward when the House or Senate majority is of one party and the president comes from the other. But the juxtaposition of an impeached Trump — at the time in the middle of his Senate trial — orating in a House chamber, controlled by Democrats, augmented the anxiety.

Pelosi’s visceral reaction encapsulated a turf war. This was inevitable, considering the nature of Trump’s speech and how the speaker believed the president annexed Congress for his own benefit.

“We do not want the chamber of the House of Representatives to be used as a backdrop for one of his reality shows with unreality in his presentation,” charged Pelosi. “We will not allow any president to use that Capitol, that chamber of the House of Representatives, of the people’s house, as a backdrop for him.”

Nearly all lawmakers bring a special guest to the State of the Union. It’s often a constituent from law enforcement or someone from the health care community. The guests serve as de facto props, aligned with the views of a particular lawmaker, maximizing media attention and underscoring a political point. Former Rep. Vince McAllister, R-La., brought Willie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” to Obama’s 2014 State of the Union speech. For this year’s address, Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., invited Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was killed in the 2018 Parkland school shooting.

It’s like strength in numbers. Boisterous NFL fans wearing the jerseys of their teams to a raucous sports bar on a Sunday afternoon.

Pelosi flagged the president’s recognition of what she termed “constant guests” in the viewing gallery, peering over the House chamber.

“We want a State of the Union,” Pelosi said, “not ‘Let me just show you how many guests I can draw out.’”

The speaker even flagged Trump ceding time to his wife to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh.

“Do it in your own office,” said Pelosi. “We don’t come to your office and do congressional business.”

The animosity prompted Jake Sherman of Politico to ask the speaker if she’d invite Trump back for another State of the Union. Of course, the voters will have a say in that come November. And don’t forget, nothing says that the president has to deliver a speech to Congress.

Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution dictates that the president “shall from time to time give to the Congress Information on the State of the Union.”

The Constitution is silent on the medium.

George Washington delivered speeches to Congress during his terms in office. But Thomas Jefferson halted the practice, submitting a missive to Congress. It would be more than a century until Woodrow Wilson rekindled the speech tradition. Harry Truman gave the first televised address in 1947. State of the Union never fell in primetime until Lyndon Johnson came along in the mid-1960s.

In such a divided country, in such a toxified political climate, it’s hard to see how the 2020 State of the Union speech could have gone down in any other fashion — punctuated by Trump’s impeachment trial.

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Trump didn’t mention impeachment in his remarks Tuesday night.

But the entire evening was all about impeachment.

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Pete Buttigieg says Trump has ‘very different take on faith’ than he does after comments at prayer breakfast

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At a CNN town hall Thursday night, Pete Buttigieg condemned President Trump for his comments earlier that day at the National Prayer Breakfast, saying the president has “a very different take on faith than I do.”

CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked Butttigieg how he felt about Trump “mocking” the idea that some people use their faith to guide their politics.

“I mean, especially for a president who tries to cloak himself in religion, and tell believers that they somehow have to vote for him, have to vote Republican,” Buttigieg said. “I guess he just has a very different take on faith than I do, because I’m pretty sure that there’s a whole lot of scripture about the dangers of pride and arrogance and the importance of humility.”

Buttigieg later added that he “can’t imagine” why anyone of faith would be “anywhere near” Trump or “what the Republican party has become.”

At the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning, Trump seemingly took a jab at Sen. Mitt Romney, R.-Utah, for his outlier vote in the Senate impeachment trial.

“I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong,” Trump said, and added, in a another apparent hit at Pelosi, “nor do I like people who say, ‘I pray for you’ when they know that that’s not so.”

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Romney voted to convict Trump on one of two articles of impeachment — abuse of power — making him the first lawmaker in history to cross party lines in an impeachment trial debating removing a president of his own political party.

In a speech before the Senate floor Wednesday, Romney said his faith led him to the decision.

“I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” he said. “I knew from the outset that being tasked with judging the president, the leader of my own party, would be the most difficult decision I have ever faced. I was not wrong.”

Romney told Fox News he “had to follow” his “conscience” in his vote.

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At the town hall, Buttigieg continued to denounce the president’s comments, given the faith-based setting.

“To see the way he conducted himself at a function whose purpose is to call us to our highest values is just a radically different way of dealing with faith than most believers that I know,” said the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“If you belong to a faith tradition that tells you that so much depends on how we make ourselves useful to those who are marginalized and oppressed, that so much depends on how we work to comfort the afflicted, and that so much depends on seeking leaders who walk in the way of humility and decency, I can’t imagine that requires you to be anywhere near this president or what the Republican party has become,” Buttigieg concluded.

Romney’s vote to impeach caused rifts not only between him and the president but also with much of the Republican party at large. The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) made clear on Friday that Romney would not be welcome at the conference in February.

“Your religion is clouding your thinking here,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R.-S.C., said to Romney on Fox News Thursday, before adding that he “always liked” Romney.

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“All I can tell you is that God gave us free will and common sense. I used the common sense that God gave me to understand this is a bunch of BS,” Graham said.

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Texas man charged in New Year’s Eve dorm shooting that killed 2 sisters

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A 21-year-old man arrested and charged with capital murder in a shooting that killed two women in a Texas A&M-Commerce University residence hall on Monday has been charged with another fatal shooting of a man on New Year’s Eve, police said Wednesday.

While executing a search warrant in the Dallas suburb of Rowlett — about 75 miles west of the university campus in Commerce — in connection with the school shooting, police in Denton uncovered evidence linking Jacques Dshawn Smith with the Dec. 31 murder of Steven Daniels.

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Authorities say Daniels’ body was found lying on the ground inside a gated apartment complex parking lot with a gunshot wound to the chest at about 11:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The medical examiner’s records say he died about 40 minutes later.

Two other men were also arrested for the New Year’s Eve shooting and all three men were charged with capital murder.

Smith is also accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend, 20-year-old Abbaney Matts, and her sister 19-year-old Deja Matts — a student at the university — at the Pride Rock residence hall.  Abbaney Matts’ 2-year-old son was also shot and wounded but has been released from the hospital.

Smith had been arrested a week before the university shooting and charge of aggravated assault after he allegedly attacked Abbaney Matts and threatened her with a knife. He was released from jail after that incident.

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Smith is being held in Hunt County Jail on capital murder charges spanning two counties. His bond is set at $2 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Zoë Kravitz says ‘Sex in the City’ inspired her ‘High Fidelity’ looks: ‘It was fun to see what Carrie wore next’

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If there are two things Zoë Kravitz is well-versed in, it’s music and fashion.

The 31-year-old daughter of actress Lisa Bonet and musician Lenny Kravitz is stepping into the shoes of Bonet in recreating her mother’s 2000 film “High Fidelity,” which also starred John Cusack as Rob Gordon, the owner of an old-school vinyl record store that’s hanging on by a thread.

In the reboot of the cult favorite, “High Fidelity” has been turned into an original series from Hulu and sees Kravitz as Rob Brooks, a female record store owner in the ever-changing gentrified neighborhood of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, who uses the power of music to push her through the various relationships she encounters in her life.

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Kravitz spoke to journalists at the Television Critics Association winter press tour at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif., last month and opened up about getting the chance to play in a similar sandbox her mother did in the original feature film and how the culmination of music and fashion helped Kravitz put her own stamp on the project.

The “Fantastic Beasts” actress told reporters that she didn’t quite have the opportunity to visit her mother when Bonet was filming the original film, seeing as the movie was shot in Chicago and, at the time, Kravitz was still a young woman staying with her grandmother while going to school in Los Angeles.

Kravitz said that in preparing to shoot the reboot, she hadn’t spoken to her mother about the project but that Bonet couldn’t contain her excitement in learning her daughter would be relighting the torch.

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“No, I didn’t talk about it so much. She loved making the movie,” Kravitz said. “She loves the movie. I’m a huge fan of the movie as well. And I think we both thought it was just a cool thing that was happening. We didn’t talk about it.”

Kravitz continued: “I didn’t talk to John Cusack. I talked to Stephen Frears a bit and I talked to [novelist] Nick Hornby a lot, he was a producer on the show and me and him would exchange playlists and talk constantly. We just became very close over the process. To me, obviously, he’s… We wouldn’t be here without him. So having his blessing and his input was really important to me.”

For her part, Kravitz was asked about her distinctive appearance in “High Fidelity” in which the singer and model sports a number of graphic T-shirts paying homage to the bands of the 1990s. Kravitz said choosing her look for her character was one of the many highlights she experienced while filming the season.

“No, I wasn’t dressing like myself. But it was important for the look of the show, the look of Rob [Brooks] to be very specific,” she explained. “’Sex in the City’ was a huge influence for me and I think the way that Carrie [Bradshaw] dresses was always… just it was almost like another character in the show and it made it so fun to watch and to see what she was going to wear next.”

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“So I wanted to try and create something that had a similar effect. So it’s not like me, but I mean, I like the clothes. I would wear them,” she said.

Kravitz explained to journalists in the room that production struggled to find a costume designer with a vision that could be brought to life in the specific manner they felt was needed for the overall authenticity of the show.

“We had Colleen Atwood do the costumes, who is a legend,” Kravitz raved of the designer. “I had worked with her on “Fantastic Beasts” and we were having a really hard time finding someone to do the costumes and that was a really important element to the story and the show to me.”

“And I had called Colleen asking her if she knew someone that would do it because I knew she wouldn’t do it because she did f—— ‘Silence of the Lambs,’” Kravitz continued. “Like, you know, it’s not happening. And I called her and said, ‘Do you know someone?’ and that we need someone and it was starting really soon.  And she said, ‘I love ‘High Fidelity.’ I love you. I’ll do it.’”

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Kravit added: “And we were all in shock. I remember calling you [Da’Vine Joy Randolph] and I called Scott [Rosenberg] and I said, ‘I think I found someone that you’ll be happy with’ – because he wasn’t happy with anybody – and he said, ‘Who?’  And I said, ‘Colleen Atwood, she wants to do it.’ And it got really quiet. And then he went, ‘Why?’”

Amid the laughter from the reporters in the room, Kravitz maintained that she was “blessed” that Atwood, 71, jumped at the opportunity to dress the cast, adding that working alongside the four-time Oscar-winning designer was a “dream come true.”

“Me and Colleen would go to all these vintage stores together and they would tailor their clothes to me,” Kravitz said of the 12-time Oscar-nominee.

“I stole a lot of s—,” she quipped. “I have a lot of the clothes from ‘High Fidelity.’ And then I brought a lot of my own stuff. Like, that robe in that photo was my personal robe. A lot of the band T-shirts were mine too. So we had a lot of fun with it.”

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When pressed on her favorite look from the show, Kravitz surprised many in revealing she especially loved all of the various Hawaiian shirts.

“Oh, I’m really into the Hawaiian shirts. We did a lot of like, really cool Hawaiian shirts and Colleen designed this really great leather jacket that was kind of an homage to the jacket that Cusack wears in the film,” Kravitz said. “We did a Hawaiian shirt with a leather jacket with a kind of pleated school skirt, and that was really cool.”

“Yeah, I like the school uniform,” chimed Randolph.

In October 2019, it was widely reported that Kravitz would join “Twilight” franchise star Robert Pattinson in “The Batman.” Kravitz said she was excited to infuse strong female power into the flick through her role as Catwoman.

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“I think femininity means power and I think it’s a different kind of power than masculine power,” she said. “And that’s something I think is really interesting about Batman and Catwoman. I think Batman represents a very masculine power and Catwoman represents a very feminine power — slightly more complicated and softer too. I like the idea that it can be soft and be gentle and still be very powerful and still be very dangerous.”

Additionally, if there was ever a question about Kravitz’s signature hairstyles — the actress said her iconic dreadlocks absolutely “made an appearance” in “High Fidelity.”

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“Who let this man in the room talk about am I wearing a wig?” Kravitz joked. “You’re not supposed to ask that question.”

“I cut my hair for ‘Batman,’ so it’s short now,” she added.

“High Fidelity” is set to be released on February 14 on Hulu. 

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Dr. Marc Siegel claims there are ‘probably close to 100,000’ coronavirus cases in China

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Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Siegel joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Thursday to give an update on the coronavirus outbreak following the death of a Chinese doctor who first brought public attention to the virus.

Wuhan Central Hospital ophthalmologist Li Wenliang, 34, reportedly shared his concerns about the illness via private chat with medical school graduates in December after several patients exhibited symptoms similar to SARS before he was visited and warned by authorities. He was then summoned to the local Public Security Bureau where he was forced to sign a letter stating that he made false comments about the virus, the BBC reported. Authorities later apologized.

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“Dr. LI was telling medical school colleagues and posting online, ‘There is a new strange virus here, we have got to do something,'” Siegel said. “Guess what happened? The Chinese government sent the police to him in the middle of the night and made him sign a document reportedly [stating] that this was untrue. They suppressed it for weeks and weeks until it had spread to thousands and thousands of people. Then they had to play catch-up and of course, you know the rest.”

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The novel coronavirus has sickened more than 31,000 people worldwide and resulted in at least 638 deaths.  About 99 percent of cases have occurred in mainland China, although one death has been reported in the Philippines and a second has been reported in Hong Kong.

Siegel told Carlson that he believed the death toll to be much higher than the number Chinese authorities have reported, offering a number close to “100,000” cases.

“They roped off entire regions of up to 60 million people, causing panic, cutting off supply lines, helping to spread the virus. And we now have up to 600 deaths and I believe we have way more deaths than that and way more cases than that, probably close to 100,000 cases,” he said.

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“After all, if you have a respiratory infection, they have to come to you to figure out and test you figure out what exactly it is,” Dr. Siegel added. “They don’t have the test kits there. We have them here in the United States, but they don’t have them there.”

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Iowa Dems release ‘100 percent’ of caucus vote totals showing Buttigieg ahead, amid calls for recanvass

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The Iowa Democratic Party announced that 100 percent of precincts were finally reporting results late Thursday night — 72 hours after the state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses concluded on Monday, and after numerous irregularities led the head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to call for a complete recanvass.

The state party’s numbers showed that Pete Buttigieg would be awarded 564.012 SDEs, or state delegate equivalents, while Bernie Sanders would receive 562.497 SDEs. Sanders held a sizeable popular vote lead, though, and finished ahead of Buttigieg by a 43,671 to 37,557 vote margin. He fell behind in delegates due to Iowa’s unusual voting system that gave different delegate weights to different precincts.

After the “second alignment” — meaning the popular vote after the elimination of candidates who received fewer than 15 percent of the vote in the first round of caucusing — Sanders was still ahead of Buttigieg, 45,826 votes to 43,195.

Nevertheless, as the results posted, Buttigieg was speaking on-stage at a CNN town hall, and anchor Chris Cuomo suggested the former South Bend, Ind. mayor had won the caucuses by delegate count.

“That is fantastic news,” Buttigieg said. “We are looking to New Hampshire and beyond.”

But Sanders, minutes earlier and throughout the day, had said he won the race.

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The disastrous caucuses drew mockery from President Trump earlier in the day, as he openly suggested in the East Room of the White House that Democrats cannot be trusted to run the nation’s health care system if they cannot even count votes in a timely and reliable manner.

Elizabeth Warren finished with 387 SDEs, Joe Biden with 341, Amy Klobuchar with 264, and Andrew Yang with 22. By popular vote, Warren had 32,533 votes after the first round of caucusing and 34,771 after the second; Biden had 26,384 after round one and 23,691 after round two; and Klobuchar had 22,469 after round one and 21,181 after round two. Yang plummeted from 8,821 in the first round to 1,780 in the second.

Those numbers were catastrophic for Biden, who has run his campaign on the notion that he is the most electable candidate.

At the same time, it remained unclear whether the results would stand, or whether there could be more changes. DNC head Tom Perez earlier Thursday called for a “recanvass” of the results of the Iowa caucuses, saying it was needed to “assure public confidence” after three days of apparent technical issues, irregularities in vote counting, and delays.

”Enough is enough,” Perez wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa’s Democratic caucuses.

“The Associated Press calls a race when there is a clear indication of a winner. Because of a tight margin between former Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Bernie Sanders and the irregularities in this year’s caucus process, it is not possible to determine a winner at this point,” said Sally Buzbee, AP’s senior vice president and executive editor.

The caucus crisis was an embarrassing twist after months of promoting Iowa as a chance for Democrats to find some clarity in a jumbled 2020 field. Instead, after a buildup that featured seven rounds of debates, nearly $1 billion spent nationwide and a year of political jockeying, caucus day ended with no winner and no official results.

Campaigning in New Hampshire, Sanders called the Iowa Democratic Party’s management of the caucuses a “screw-up” that has been “extremely unfair” to the candidates and their supporters.

“We’ve got enough of Iowa,” he said later Thursday at a CNN town hall, just before Buttigieg spoke. “I think we should move onto New Hampshire.”

Fox News’ Mitti Hicks and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Kelly Ripa does the Shakira Champeta challenge, impresses fans with her dance moves: ‘Missed your calling’

Kelly Ripa is showing off some very impressive dance moves.

The 49-year-old TV personality took to Instagram on Wednesday to share a video of herself, along with two pals, participating in the Shakira Champeta challenge.

In the clip, the “Live with Kelly and Ryan” co-host — rocking a black sports bra and matching sweatpants — grooves to “The Water Dance” by Chris Porter featuring Pitbull alongside her friends.

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Ripa’s moves left many of her social media followers — including her famous friends — super impressed.

“Get it!!!” said “Dancing with the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba, along with several fire emojis.

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“Missed your calling….your job is sitting. Please do a dance show,” former “Real Housewives of New York City” star Bethenny Frankel wrote.

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Meanwhile, Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos, simply commented with three red heart emojis.

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During Shakira and Jennifer Lopez‘s halftime show at the Super Bowl on Sunday, the “Hips Don’t Lie” songstress performed the popular dance, which hails from the star’s native Colombia. Shakira even posted an instructional video on YouTube.

The performance has since inspired the Champeta Challenge on social media, according to Billboard.

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