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Taylor Swift, Amy Poehler end feud by presenting together at Golden Globe Awards

Taylor Swift and Amy Poehler presented together at the 77th Golden Globe Awards Sunday, seemingly bringing an end to some friction between them that began at the same event in 2013.

The duo took the stage together Sunday to announce the winner for the best-animated feature film. The celebrities engaged in some playful scripted banter with Swift, 30, saying, “Amy and I are excited about this next category because we both love animation.”

“Speak for yourself, Taylor,” Poehler, 48, responded. “I like movies about people, by people.”

Swift, flashing a look of confusion, then asked who the comedian thinks makes animated films.

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“Tiny mice during the night,” Poehler responded confidently to laughs from the crowd.

The cute moment comes roughly seven years after Swift got upset with a joke made by Poehler and her then-Golden Globes co-host, Tina Fey. The former “Saturday Night Live” duo joked about Swift’s high-profile dating life at the time, with Fey warning her to stay away from Michael J. Fox’s son, Sam, who was escorting winners onto the stage that night.

“Or go for it,” Poehler joked, according to Us Weekly.

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“No, she needs some ‘me time’ to learn about herself,” Fey shot back.

The joke got laughs from the crowd, but Swift wasn’t pleased. Months later, she told Vanity Fair that she didn’t appreciate the dig.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler took a jab at Taylor Swift while hosting the 2013 Golden Globe Awards.  (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

“You know, Katie Couric is one of my favorite people because she said to me she had heard a quote that she loved,” Swift noted. “‘There’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.’”

The quote in question was from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

Pohler responded to Swift with a statement to The Hollywood Reporter in which she said she felt bad if she hurt the singer’s feelings.

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“Aw, I feel bad if she was upset. I am a feminist, and she is a young and talented girl,” she said at the time. “That being said, I do agree I am going to hell. But for other reasons. Mostly boring tax stuff.”

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‘Bachelor’ alums Kaitlyn Bristowe, Jason Tartick say Peter Weber will ‘kill it’ as new leading man

Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick are one of Bachelor Nation’s favorite couples, and the lively pair had quite a bit to say about season 24 of “The Bachelor” ahead of its Monday premiere that will see Peter Weber begin his quest for love.

Accompanied by Canadian country crooner and self-proclaimed “Bachelor” fanatic Brett Kissel, the duo — who star in Kissel’s latest music video “Drink About Me” — sat down with Fox News to chat about all things roses, starting with who they wanted to see as the next leading man.

“We were really rooting for Mike. We were really wanting Mike Johnson to be the ‘Bachelor’ just because we loved everything that he was about and thought he was really genuine, not that Peter’s not genuine,” said Bristowe, 34. “I’m excited for any season of the show. It doesn’t matter who you cast, they’re doing something right over there.”

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Kaitlyn Bristowe and Jason Tartick arrive to the 2019 E! People’s Choice Awards held at the Barker Hangar on November 10, 2019. (Photo by Christopher Polk/E! Entertainment/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Tartick, 30, said he was looking forward to seeing the various sides of Weber, 28, who became a household name during Hannah Brown‘s season as the “Bachelorette,” for the windmill shenanigans he and Brown were infamously involved in. Tartick said he knows firsthand that Weber will no doubt make his mark on the franchise once the dust settles.

“I had drinks with Peter before he went on the show. And he is a great, great guy,” Tartick raved of the accomplished airline pilot. “I think that he’s the kind of guy that you meet and you see on TV and you’re like, ‘You know what, I want to grab a beer with him,’ and he lives up to that.”

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“So I think he’s going to be a great Bachelor, Tartick continued. “But it’ll be fun to see sides of him we haven’t seen yet. Right now we’ve seen … we know the windmill stories and we know that he’s a nice guy, that he’s a successful pilot. But I think we’re going to see a whole different set of emotions from him. So it’s going to be exciting. And I think he’s going to kill it.”

Bristowe and Tartick certainly met their match in their close pal Kissel, launching into a series breakdown of his own with his stout commentary.

“As a fan of the franchise, I think it’s important for Peter … I would really hope that he can do his season his own way,” explained Kissel, 29. “I understand what, or I would assume what goes on behind the scenes and everything like that and some of the things that can be manipulated are manipulated and my hope as a fan is that he can just kind of stand in his power and just say, ‘No, I’m going to do it this way. I’m going to let her down this way or I’m gonna pursue this relationship in this way and y’all can come and catch it and be a part of it, but I’m leading things as opposed to having producers lead things.’”

Kissel pressed on: “Because sometimes after so many seasons, I think fans can see through what is manipulated and what is truly a producer’s decision or are you following her heart? So I’m just really hoping that for him, he can do that and do it his own way because it’s not often that I think you really see that authentic side. And I’m really hoping that that will come out this season as a fan.”

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Tartick quickly jumped in with an anecdote that “this is the first time there’s been a Bachelor that is coming off a season in which the woman’s season, he’s coming off of its single interest. That didn’t happen with Colton [Underwood], didn’t happen with Ari [Luyendyk]. It didn’t happen. And the list goes on. I think it’s the first time ever. So it’d be interesting – just an observation.”

After observing the dynamic between Bristowe and Tartick, the pair were asked about how they create symmetry in their relationship. Tartick took it upon himself to explain how their relationship and partnership is so strong.

“We do a lot as a team,” said Tartick. “We do a lot independently, though – so I mean, we both have different businesses that we run. But at the same time, we still talk business just as much as we talk friendships, as much we talk about our relationships.

“So I think it just goes back to being on the same page, having a common goal and what’s so insanely important – what you touched on, is just support, right?” he continued.  “Because in a lot of these circumstances, when you have someone that’s performing on stage with Garth Brooks and then Brett’s wife Cecelia is at home hustling with three kids, there could be like a jealousy factor or vice versa – if Kaitlyn’s got a business coming out.”

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Tartick added: “I think that exists a lot of relationships. But to make sure that you’re on the same page and that you’re a team as opposed to working against each other is imperative. But what Kaitlyn and I do is every morning we’ll have a ‘power hour.’ So we sit down with a cup of coffee, we have our lists out – what can we tackle? How can I help you with this? Sometimes I need her creative mind. Sometimes she needs my numbers-driven mind. And it’s just a good working partnership.”

Season 24 of “The Bachelor” premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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Rep. McCaul says there was ‘clear’ intelligence Soleimani was planning attack on Americans

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Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Monday that the intelligence prompting the airstrike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani was “clear,” countering suspicions that were raised against information sent to the White House reporting an “imminent threat” was being planned by Soleimani.

“This threat was imminent and we stopped it by taking out Soleimani,” said the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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McCaul went on to say, “I have been briefed on this. [The intelligence] was clear,” citing conversations with National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats have been critical of President Trump’s decision to conduct an airstrike in Iraq that killed Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, claiming he did not properly notify Congress in advance and warning about the risk of escalation of violence in the region. Trump has also threatened additional action if Iran retaliates for Soleimani’s death.

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“This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,” Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, referring to a similar Senate resolution to be introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. “It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.”

McCaul called Soleimani “an architect of terror for the past decade.”

McCaul also cited recent provocations by the Iranians, including an attack on a U.S. drone, an attack on a Saudi Arabian oil refinery capacity and a rocket attack in late December that killed an American contractor.

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McCaul went on to say, “And finally a storm and a raid on our embassy. If this president did not act with those facts before him, that would be negligent and the fact that there was an imminent threat that I’ve been briefed on … this threat was imminent and we stopped it by taking out Soleimani.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Manatee-shaped chicken tender for sale for $5,000 on Facebook: ‘Must see to appreciate’

You don’t see a chicken tender like this every day!

It’s always a good idea to examine your food before you eat it because you never know what you’re going to find. For example, one woman apparently found a chicken tender she believes is worth five grand.

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On the listing, which was filed under the “Antiques and Collectibles” category, Melinda Britt Disbrow wrote, “Must see to appreciate.” She also listed the tender as being in “new” condition. (Melinda Britt Disbrow/Facebook Marketplace)

Why?

Well, it’s apparently shaped like a manatee.

The listing was posted to the Facebook Marketplace by Melinda Britt Disbrow, who bought the tender from a Culvers near the Manatee Viewing Center at Apollo Beach, Fla.

On the listing, which is filed under the “Antiques and Collectibles” category, Disbrow wrote, “Must see to appreciate.” She also listed the tender as being in “new” condition.

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While some outlets are reporting that the listing is no longer active, Disbrow confirmed that it’s still live. She says that it’s been viewed over 5,800 times and she’s received over 500 messages.

While five grand might seem like a lot for a chicken tender, Disbrow is planning on putting the money to good use. According to her, if the tender sells, she’s going to donate the proceeds to an organization that supports manatee preservation, “most likely Savethemanatee.org.”

Disbrow told Fox News that the response was, “Beyond surprising! Something that was done out of fun and good humor turned into this. Grateful that I can use this strange and quirky platform for something amazing.”

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This might be the priciest chicken story of the new year, but 2019 saw some expensive chicken as well.

In early December, Popeyes submitted one of their chicken sandwiches duct-taped to a wall to the Art Basel Miami Festival.

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A spokesperson for Popeyes confirmed to Fox News that the Chicken Sandwich was included as a piece in the famous art festival. Like the infamous banana, the popular sandwich was duct-taped to a canvas.

The piece, officially named “The Sandwich,” is listed at $120,003.99 and is being described as “a mixed media work of art consisting of a toasted brioche bun, two pickles, fried chicken, mayo and duct tape over a canvas.”

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Drowning dog tied to ‘heavy rock’ rescued from river in England, woman arrested, police say

A woman in England has been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after a dog was found tied to a rock and drowning in a river on Monday morning, according to police.

The Nottinghamshire Police said in a series of news releases the incident happened around 8:45 a.m. near Long Lane in the Farndon, Nottinghamshire when a woman spotted the dog named Bella struggling in the waters of the Trent River.

Officials said the Belgian Shepherd had a carrier bag that containing a “heavy rock” that was tied to her when she was found.

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“This was an evil and nasty thing to do to this poor dog and we are making every effort to find out who is responsible,” PC Adam Pace, from Nottinghamshire Police said in a statement. “We are lucky that the kind member of the public found and rescued her.”

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The Belgian Shepherd named Bella was spotted by a woman after struggling to keep afloat in the Trent River in Farndon, Nottinghamshire, on Monday morning. (Nottinghamshire Police)

Photos of Bella released by police show the dog after she was taken for treatment. Police said the dog is now recovering at a local vet and is eating.

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Bella is now recovering at a local vet after the incident. (Nottinghamshire Police)

Another photo shows the large rock that was attached to the dog.

Officials said they are working with the RSPCA and conducting microchip inquiries to see if her owner has changed since she was originally recorded in 2010.

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The “heavy rock” that was tied to Bella that authorities found after the dog was rescued on Monday. (Nottinghamshire Police)

After making a public appeal for information, officials announced a 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty. The woman was not named.

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Even though authorities made an arrest in connection to the incident, they made an appeal to the public for any information about the circumstances of the incident, including if any other people were involved.

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“We are lucky that the kind member of the public found and rescued her,” Pace said. “Whilst the dog is still quite poorly she has been showing some encouraging signs by eating so, hopefully, she will be on the mend.”

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Japanese ‘Tuna King’ pays $1.8 million for bluefin tuna at New Year’s auction

A Japanese man who describes himself as the “Tuna King” has kicked 2020 off with an extravagant purchase.

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Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns Kiyomura Corp and runs the sushi chain Sushi Zanmai, shelled out $1.8 million for a giant 608-pound bluefin tuna fish at a New Year’s auction at Tokyo’s Toyosu fish market, The Japan Times reported.

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Kiyoshi Kimura (C), president of Kiyomura Corp., the Tokyo-based operator of sushi restaurant chain Sushizanmai, poses with a sword before slicing up a bluefin tuna the company bought for 193.2 million yen (1.8 million USD). (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

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The fish he purchased was caught off the Aomori region of northern Japan.

“This is the best,” Kimura said, according to Agence France-Presse. “Yes, this is expensive, isn’t it? I want our customers to eat very tasty ones this year, too.”

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The fish he purchased was caught off the Aomori region of northern Japan. (KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP via Getty Images)

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The staggering price is far away from the most he’s spent on a fish, however. Last year, the magnate dropped $3 million at the New Year’s auction on a 612-pound prized Pacific bluefin tuna.

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Bluefin tuna are considered an endangered species and can live up to 40 years and reach 1,500 pounds, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

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Popcorn stuck in man’s tooth leads to life-threatening infection, open heart surgery

A 41-year-old British man who attempted to dislodge a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth using various objects claims he later developed a life-threatening infection that required him to undergo open heart surgery. 

Adam Martin, a firefighter and father of three from Cornwall, England, said he noticed the piece of popcorn stuck in a back tooth after he and his wife watched a movie in September. For three days, he was unable to remove the popcorn. He claims to have used multiple objects — a pen lid, a toothpick, a piece of wire and even a metal nail — to remove the food, but was unsuccessful, and even damaged his surrounding gum when doing so.

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Adam Martin recovering in critical care. (SWNS)

A week later, Martin began to suffer from night sweats, fatigue, headaches— all of which he initially thought were signs of the flu but would later learn were signs of endocarditis, or an infection of the endocardium, “the lining of the interior surfaces of the chambers of the heart,” according to Healthline. The infection occurs when bacteria from the mouth, skin, intestines and other areas of the body enters the bloodstream.

By October, Martin’s symptoms had yet to subside, leading him to see his doctor, who diagnosed him with a mild heart murmur and sent him home. But when he continued to feel unwell, he went to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

“I had a feeling [that] there was something seriously wrong. I was sleeping an awful lot and I felt terrible,” he recalled. “I had aches and pains in my legs and I just did not feel right at all. I was admitted to hospital the same day for tests. By this point, I was very worried.”

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Adam Martin with two of his three children while in the hospital. (SWNS)

Martin added: “I felt quite ill and I knew I was not right at all.”

Scans of the dad’s chest showed his heart was damaged due to the infection. He was then transferred to a different hospital, where he reportedly underwent a seven-hour open heart surgery to repair his mitral valve and replace his aortic valve.

“My heart was not properly working anymore. It was essentially wrecked. The infection had eaten the valves away,” he claimed.

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Firefighter Adam Martin, 41, ended up needing open heart surgery after he got a potentially fatal blood infection– from a piece of popcorn stuck in his teeth. (SWNS)

“If I had gone to the dentist in the first place then none of this would have happened. At one point it was touch and go. It was the worst experience of my life,” he continued. “I wasn’t far off death’s door and I am extremely lucky. The popcorn stuck in my teeth is the only possible cause I can think of. I am never eating popcorn again that’s for sure.

“It’s crazy to think all this happened because of that. It was something so trivial.”

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Adam Martin doing his job as a firefighter. (SWNS)

Martin’s wife, 38-year-old Helen, told the news agency that her husband’s infection could have easily been treated with antibiotics if it had been caught sooner.

“Any sign of a toothache, bleeding gums, an abscess —  get it checked out,” she advised. “Your gums are a bacterial highway to your heart.”

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Ocasio-Cortez on a Biden presidency: ‘Oh God’

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On the roster: Ocasio-Cortez on a Biden presidency: ‘Oh God’ – Labor-backed PAC lands early shot on McSally – House looks to curb Trump’s war powers against Iran – Bolton says he will testify if called – Rambo ruffles feathers

OCASIO-CORTEZ ON A BIDEN PRESIDENCY: ‘OH GOD’
Politico: “Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview published Monday that Democrats nationwide can cultivate ‘too big of a tent,’ asserting that she and her party’s 2020 frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, would be in different political parties in any other nation. Asked for a profile by New York Magazine about what role she might play as a member of Congress should Biden capture the White House, the freshman House Democrat from New York responded with a groan. ‘Oh God,’ she said. ‘In any other country, Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party, but in America, we are.’”

Biden scores backing from key swing-district House Dems – Philadelphia Inquirer: “Joe Biden, who uses his middle-class Scranton roots to cast himself as the Democratic candidate who can win back areas that President Donald Trump won in 2016, now has the backing of two Pennsylvania members of Congress from battleground districts. U.S. Reps. Chrissy Houlahan, of Chester County, and Conor Lamb, of Pittsburgh’s suburbs, are endorsing Biden along with Rep. Elaine Luria, from Virginia Beach, Va. All three represent districts traditionally held by Republicans in key swing 2020 states, feeding Biden’s narrative that he is a consensus candidate in the critical month leading to the primaries. Biden campaigned for Houlahan, Lamb and Luria in their bids for Congress in 2018. He also has the support of Pennsylvania Reps. Dwight Evans and Brendan Boyle and Sen. Bob Casey.”

Castro endorses Warren – Fox News: “Four days after he ended his bid for the White House, Julian Castro endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts for the Democratic presidential nomination. ‘Elizabeth and I share a vision of America where everyone counts. An America where people⁠—not the wealthy or well-connected⁠—are put first. I’m proud to join her in the fight for big, structural change,’ the former San Antonio, Texas mayor and Housing secretary during former President Barack Obama’s second term wrote on Twitter Monday. Though Castro – who was the only Latino candidate in the large field of Democratic White House hopefuls – tangled a couple of times with former Vice President Joe Biden, he always seemed to have warm relations with Warren.”

Poll: Dems prefer experience to outsider status – Monmouth University: “A majority of voters who self-identify as Democrats and Democratic leaners are likely to be ideology-first voters, with 30% classified as prioritizing progressive issue positions, 21% moderate positions, and just 2% conservative positions. However, a sizable number of Democratic voters (28%) prioritize political experience over any ideological position, while just 2% prioritize being a political outsider as their top candidate value. Another 17% of Democrats are mixed in their candidate quality priorities.”

Dems confront prospect of a long slog to Milwaukee – Politico: “Democrats are now beginning to confront a very real scenario where the nomination – and the winnowing – will not be decided in states where campaigns have been plowing ground for more than a year, but in places and calendar dates so deep into primary season that until recently they’ve received almost no attention at all. The Iowa field is bunched together with little daylight between a handful of well-funded candidates. Each of the four early voting states continues to present the prospect of a different winner. And, at the end of that gauntlet on Super Tuesday, a free-spending billionaire – Michael Bloomberg, the former New York City mayor – is waiting to challenge whichever candidate or candidates emerge.”

Bloomy has more than 800 staffers, surpasses $100 million in spending – NBC News: “Michael Bloomberg is wasting no time building out his campaign’s ground game, with 500 organizers and staff in more than 30 states, including all 14 of the delegate-rich Super Tuesday states, his campaign told NBC News. The ramp-up — both in staff and in spending on TV ads — has been quick. Just six weeks after he announced his candidacy, the former mayor of New York now boasts more than 800 staffers on his payroll and over $100 million spent on advertising. The roughly 300 staffers working in the campaign’s New York headquarters are set to move into a new building in Times Square to accommodate their burgeoning ranks, aides said.”

Judge Judy’s all in – Fox Business: “Judge Judy Sheindlin of the long-running television show ‘Judge Judy’ made good on her endorsement of Michael Bloomberg for president by starring in his latest campaign ad. ‘I like to say you can judge someone’s character by what they’ve done,’ Sheindlin says. ‘Mike Bloomberg has done amazing things and will be a truly great president.’ ‘No one comes close to Mike Bloomberg’s executive achievement, government experience and impactful philanthropy. His steady leadership will unite our country and bring us through these very challenging times,’ she said. Sheindlin wrote a USA Today op-ed endorsing Bloomberg in October about a month before he entered the 2020 race.”

Yang’s gang divided on how to spend newfound riches – Politico: “Andrew Yang has more money than his campaign knows what to do with. He still can’t quite get accustomed to his surprising fundraising haul — Yang collected $16.5 million in the fourth quarter — or how to allocate it in the run-up to the Iowa and New Hampshire contests. … The reality is that his newfound campaign riches are creating internal tension about whether to beef up the Iowa operation or bet it all in New Hampshire. Yang’s strong focus has always been on New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state where he has spent more time than any of the top-tier candidates. The campaign sees it as ripe ground for him… Suddenly though, with money to play in Iowa as well, there is a vigorous debate about where to spend the cash and Yang’s other precious commodity — his time.”

Deval Patrick tries to convince voters ‘it’s not too late’ – WMUR: “Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s campaign said Monday it launched a six-figure television and digital ad buy in the four early voting states of New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada and South Carolina. It is the first major ad buy for Patrick, who joined the presidential race in November. The campaign said it is making a ‘significant investment’ in New Hampshire and South Carolina. … Titled ‘Not Too Late,’ the 30-second spot was shot in Boston and Patrick’s hometown on the south side of Chicago. The ad features his wife, Diane, who reflects on her battle with cancer and discusses their decision to get into the race. ‘Some people say it’s too late for me to run for president. But growing up on the south side of Chicago, people told me then what I could and couldn’t do. I’ve been an underdog my whole life, and I’ve never let that stop me,’ says Patrick in the ad.”

Chaffee, who ran as a Dem in 2016, now running as a Libertarian – WPRI: “Former [Rhode Island] Gov. Lincoln Chafee is taking steps to make a second run for president, this time under a different party banner. Chafee filed paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission on Sunday creating a Lincoln Chafee for President campaign committee based in Teton Village, Wyoming, where he and his wife now make their home. A related website indicates he plans to run for the Libertarian Party nomination, as he has previously suggested he might do.”

THE RULEBOOK: PATERNITY TEST 
“Calculating upon the aversion of the people to monarchy, [writers against the Constitution] have endeavored to enlist all their jealousies and apprehensions in opposition to the intended President of the United States; not merely as the embryo, but as the full-grown progeny, of that detested parent.” – Alexander HamiltonFederalist No. 67

TIME OUT: HUBBLE BIRTHDAY TO YOU
Space.com: “Astronomers kicked off 2020 by welcoming the 30th anniversary year of NASA’s venerable Hubble Space Telescope [in Honolulu] at their largest annual gathering. During the first full day of the 235th American Astronomical Society conference (Jan. 5), a team of scientists affiliated with the instrument shared their highlights from the mission. Over the course of its decade in flight, the Hubble Space Telescope has produced not just scientific results, but also a host of iconic images of the universe around us. … And as scientists emphasized throughout the presentation, many of Hubble’s impacts couldn’t have been predicted when the instrument launched. … Scientists are well aware that things could have gone very differently for Hubble. … But Hubble was special: It had been designed so that astronauts flying the space shuttle could repair it. In 1993, the first such mission launched and fixed Hubble’s infamous mirror issue…”

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SCOREBOARD
DEMOCRATIC 2020 POWER RANKING
Biden: 26.2 points (no change from last wk.)
Sanders: 18.6 points (no change from last wk.)
Warren: 16.2 points (no change from last wk.)
Buttigieg: 9.4 points (no change from last wk.)
Bloomberg: 5.2 points (no change from last wk.)
[Averages include: NBC News/WSJ, CNN, Quinnipiac University, USA Today/Suffolk University and NPR/PBS/Marist.]

TRUMP JOB PERFORMANCE 
Average approval: 43.8 percent
Average disapproval: 51.4 percent
Net Score: -7.6 percent
Change from one week ago: no change
[Average includes: NBC/WSJ: 44% approve – 54% disapprove; CNBC: 40% approve – 49% disapprove; CNN: 44% approve – 52% disapprove; Quinnipiac University: 43% approve – 52% disapprove; USA Today/Suffolk University: 48% approve – 50% disapprove.]

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LABOR-BACKED PAC LANDS EARLY SHOT ON MCSALLY
Roll Call: “A new super PAC is targeting GOP Sen. Martha McSally in an early sign that the competitive Arizona Senate race could attract plenty of outside spending. The group, named ‘Middle Class Fighting to Restore Arizona’s Unity and Decency,’ or ‘McFraud,’ is launching a five-figure TV and digital ad buy with a 30-second spot accusing McSally of changing her positions on immigration issues and highlighting an Arizona Republic editorial that labeled her as ‘disingenuous.’ … ‘Arizonans rejected flip-flopper Martha McSally’s brand of anti-worker politics in 2018 and we are confident they will again in 2020,’ said Frank Hawk, vice president of the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, one of the groups funding the super PAC.”

Markey falling behind Kennedy in fund race – Boston Globe: “Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III [D-Mass.] raised more than $2.4 million over the last three months of 2019, outpacing incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey by about $1 million, according to preliminary numbers shared with the Globe by the Senate candidates’ campaigns. Markey’s campaign said he raised more than $1.4 million in the final quarter of 2019, a total that represents the Malden Democrat’s best quarterly haul to date and a 30 percent increase from the prior three-month period. Yet the top-line numbers indicate Markey — at least so far — hasn’t been able to match Kennedy, his chief Democratic challenger, when it comes to the crucial competition for cash.”

Former Rep. Scott Taylor switches races, will again seek House seat – Roll Call: “Former Rep. Scott Taylor, who lost Virginia’s 2nd District in the 2018 midterms, is now running for his old House seat, dropping his challenge to Democratic Sen. Mark Warner. ‘We’re going to take the seat back,’ Taylor said on local television station WAVY Monday morning. The Republican former Navy SEAL is hoping to take on freshman Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, who defeated him by 2 points in 2018. President Donald Trump carried the Norfolk-area district by more than 3 points in 2016.”

HOUSE LOOKS TO CURB TRUMP’S WAR POWERS AGAINST IRAN
Fox News: “House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced overnight that she plans on taking measures to potentially curb President Trump’s ability to conduct military operations against Iran. Pelosi and other Democrats have been critical of Trump’s decision to conduct an airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ elite Quds Force, claiming he did not properly notify Congress in advance and warning about the risk of escalation in the region. Trump has also threatened additional action if Iran retaliates for Soleimani’s death. ‘This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President’s military actions regarding Iran,’ Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats, referring to a similar Senate resolution to be introduced by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va. ‘It reasserts Congress’s long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran cease within 30 days.’”

Report: Trump team couldn’t stop Iraq vote to expel U.S. forces – Axios: “The Trump administration tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade top Iraqi officials to kill a parliamentary effort to force the U.S. military out of Iraq, according to two U.S. officials and an Iraqi government official familiar with the situation. The Iraqi parliament passed a resolution [Sunday] calling on the Iraqi government to expel U.S. troops from Iraq, after the U.S killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani and a leader of an Iraqi militia with a drone strike near Baghdad airport. This resolution could ultimately lead to the U.S. military being forced out of Iraq. But the outcome remains uncertain, and the prime minister who needs to sign it recently resigned.”

BOLTON SAYS HE WILL TESTIFY IF CALLED
NYT: “John R. Bolton, the former White House national security adviser, said on Monday that he was willing to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial if he was subpoenaed. ‘I have concluded that, if the Senate issues a subpoena for my testimony, I am prepared to testify,’ Mr. Bolton said in a statement on his website. The development is a dramatic turn in the impeachment proceeding, which has been stalled over Democrats’ insistence on hearing from critical witnesses Mr. Trump blocked from testifying in the House inquiry into his pressure campaign on Ukraine.”

Graham wants to go nuclear on Senate trial – WaPo: “Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey O. Graham suggested Sunday that Republicans should try to change Senate rules governing impeachment if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi continues to withhold the charges against President Trump — an unlikely 11th-hour bid to begin a trial within days without the actual documents. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was unequivocal in a Senate floor speech on Friday that ‘we can’t hold a trial without the articles; the Senate’s own rules don’t provide for that.’ But Graham (R-S.C.), a close ally of Trump, floated the idea of a unilateral GOP move, saying he would work with McConnell to allow the Senate to proceed without the two charges against Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.”

PLAY-BY-PLAY
Kelly Loeffler
 to be sworn in as Georgia’s newest senator today – AJC

Amy Kennedy, wife of former Rep. Patrick, looks to challenge turncoat Rep. Jeff Van Drew in New Jersey – WaPo

AUDIBLE: HOT TAKE
“You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg.” – Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais to the evening’s prospective winners referring to the Swedish girl who started boycotting school at age 15 to fight global warming.

FROM THE BLEACHERS
“Here’s the main difference between partisan Democrats and partisan Republicans in this day and time: had president Obama ordered and executed the drone strike on Gen. Soleimani, Republicans, for the most part, would have thanked and praised him for the bold action. Today’s Dems have nearly unanimously condemned Pres. Trump’s action in carrying his presidential duties.” – Lou Banas, Brea, Calif.

[Ed. note: I’m not sure I follow you, Mr. Banas. If Trump did something Republicans disagreed with – like when he withdrew protections from Kurdish fighters – Republicans went ape and pressured Trump to at least partly reverse his policy. In this case, hawkish Republicans agree with Trump’s decision in the region and strongly support him. Had Obama, who, like his predecessor George W. Bush, reportedly decided against killing the Iranian leader, decided to carry out such a strike Democrats would have gone bananas. I also imagine that the libertarian wing of the GOP, which has shriveled under Trump, would have felt much more emboldened to rip the commander in chief.]      

“I have to say that I don’t always agree with everything you say but I deeply respect that you are working hard to do an honest job of commenting on all aspects of the political situation today. We could use more of your style of multi-faceted commentary and less of the mono-faceted commentary that dominates the media and still less of the growing chorus of half-faceted commentary.” – George Fuller, St. Louis

[Ed. note: I don’t agree with anyone all the time. Grover Cleveland, my pick for the most underappreciated president of the 19th Century, is said to have loved pickled herring. Nobody’s perfect! Thank you for counting our facets. We will endeavor to keep our faces where they ought to be.]

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RAMBO RUFFLES FEATHERS
AP: “When someone in a Florida neighborhood heard chilling cries and the words ‘Let me out!’ they dialed 911. Little did they know the cries were that of a 40-year-old parrot named Rambo. After the call, four Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputies pulled up and questioned a man who appeared to be repairing a car in his driveway. The Palm Beach Post reports that when the deputies explained their concerns, the man smiled, then told deputies he’d introduce them to the perpetrator. When he returned with the parrot, the deputies burst out laughing. The man told officers that he taught Rambo to scream ‘Let me out!’ when he was a kid and Rambo lived in a cage. PBSO officials could not be reached for more details. The agency did tweet a link to a video Saturday, saying, ‘Our deputies in Lake Worth Beach came to the help of someone screaming for help. Hilarity ensued.’

AND NOW, A WORD FROM CHARLES…
“If public prayer has any purpose, it is the bringing together of individuals in common devotion.” – Charles Krauthammer (1950-2018) writing in The New Republic on April 9, 1984.

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Instagram-obsessed tourists reportedly overwhelming village that inspired ‘Frozen’

They just can’t “let it go.”

Tourists to the tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt are reportedly overwhelming the community with their sheer numbers. The charming hamlet believed to have inspired the fairy-tale city featured in Disney’s wildly popular “Frozen” franchise, and has been described as “the most Instagrammable town in the world” — but the local mayor is still baffled regarding how to best address the growing influx of visitors.

Hallstatt is home to a population of about 800 people, and yet the lakeside village welcomes as many as 10,000 tourists per day, The Guardian reports. Placed on the mainstream map after being featured on a South Korean travel show in 2006, Hallstatt truly shot to stardom when linked to the fictional town of Arendelle after “Frozen” premiered in 2013, according to The Sun.

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They just can’t “let it go.” Tourists to the tiny Austrian village of Hallstatt, pictured, are reportedly overwhelming the community with their sheer numbers. (iStock)

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Lately, the UNESCO World Heritage site is said to have been swarmed with selfie-snappers, wedding party photo shoots and even piloted drones. For context, the small Alpine town in the Salzkammergut Mountains has been receiving six times more tourists per capita than Venice, Italy.

Now, Hallstatt mayor Alexander Scheutz is searching for answers regarding how to best welcome sightseers in and around the community.

“Hallstatt is an important piece of cultural history, not a museum. We want to reduce numbers by at least a third but we have no way of actually stopping them,” Scheutz said, per The Sun.

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Though Hallstatt’s booming tourism certainly comes with benefits like ample funding for schools and year-round customers for once-seasonal businesses, consequential issues include litter, irritating drone activity and a more expensive local economy.

“Locals feel as though they are living in a theme park,” The Guardian claims. “In November, a fire destroyed a large chunk of the waterfront, yet still the tourists came.”

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Though Scheutz is reportedly exploring plans to reduce the number of tourists buses to Hallstatt, the ultimate fate of “the most Instagrammable town in the world” remains to be determined.

Since its premiere on Nov. 22, Disney’s “Frozen 2” has made over $1.32 billion to become the highest-grossing animated movie of all time, Fox Business reports. The flick surpassed the original “Frozen,” which netted $1.27 billion, and “Incredibles 2,” which drew $1.24 billion worldwide.

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Judge Judy endorses Mike Bloomberg on ‘The View’: ‘Greatest country’ needs ‘greatest president’

Judge Judy Sheindlin declared her support for former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s presidential candidacy Monday on ABC’s “The View.”

Judge Judy, who has not publicly endorsed a presidential candidate in the past, explained why she’s going to bat for Bloomberg.

“I’ve never seen Americans so angry with each other as a family and it became sort of frightening when you couldn’t go to a social gathering and have a difference of opinion… if you view America as the greatest family on the planet, I felt as if it was time for America, which is the greatest country in the world, to have the greatest president,” she said. “When I looked at the field of 2020 candidates… there was no other voice, for me, other than the voice of someone who has experience in governance second only to the president of the United States.”

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The TV judge’s appearance came on the first episode of 2020 for the ABC News daytime gabfest. She said that New York City has the “most diverse” population of anyplace in America and Bloomberg’s experience can help the nation.

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Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg pick up a 2020 presidential endorsement from Judge Judy.

“There was a good feeling [under Bloomberg], it was a feeling that things were run effectively and efficiently during his 12 years as mayor,” Judge Judy said. “I felt that way when he was the mayor and he’s a brilliant, self-made guy.”

Judge Judy defended Bloomberg as “not another” rich guy, because she feels he is the only candidate who “has experience governing and managing.”

“If he’s successful and happened to have made money being successful, that folks, is the American dream,” she said.

The fiery judge never clashed with the typically confrontational hosts, who wrapped up the segment by inviting her to co-host down the road. Judge Judy previously launched a new campaign ad giving her glowing endorsement to Bloomberg, which “The View” played for its audience.

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The judge, 77, known for her daytime TV show “Judge Judy,” appeared in a 30-second video shared by Bloomberg’s official campaign in which she explained why she was supporting him in the crowded Democratic field against incumbent candidate Donald Trump.

“I like to say you can judge someone’s character by what they’ve done,” she begins. “Mike Bloomberg has done amazing things and will be a truly great president. No one comes close to Mike Bloomberg’s executive achievement, government experience and impactful philanthropy. His steady leadership will unite our country and bring us through these very challenging times.”

Her endorsement is not exactly a surprise as she previously released an op-ed in USA Today in which she declared that Bloomberg is the only hope for the presidency. It raised eyebrows at the time as the former New York City Mayor had not yet announced his candidacy.

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“The only way we can begin to come together again, I said, is if Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, becomes our next president,” the judge wrote at the time. “I realize I am taking a personal and a career risk in making such a statement. I have carefully stayed away from politics for 50 years, except to vote. But times have changed in our country, and I believe the moment has come for me to step out from behind the curtain.”

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