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Frustration boils over in Iowa as Democratic caucus marred by delays, difficulties

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Iowa Democratic caucus organizers faced an intense backlash from campaigns, precinct officials and voters as the lead-off presidential nominating contest was marred on Monday by delays and reports of technical issues.

An Iowa Democratic Party official said in a statement late Monday evening that “inconsistencies” in reporting results had caused the delay, but hastened to add that the delay was not caused by any hacking or malfeasance. This came after an earlier statement that the results were delayed due to “quality checks.”

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“We found inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results. In addition to the tech systems being used to tabulate results, we are also using photos of results and a paper trail to validate that all results match and ensure that we have confidence and accuracy in the numbers we report,” IDP Communications Director Mandy McClure said. “This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion. The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results.”

But there were conflicting reports.

A source close to the party said that difficulties with the app likely contributed to the delay in reporting the caucus results.

In a tense call with the campaigns, the IDP said they would be getting photos of the paper results sent over, before hanging up on campaign staffs. One staffer for a campaign referred to the call as “crazy.”

While this isn’t the first time Iowa caucus leaders used a mobile app to record results, this is the first time this particular app has been used. The app had been “tested and verified” by the Department of Homeland Security and cybersecurity experts before it launched this year, the New York Times reported.

The technological snafu caused frustration at caucus sites.

Des Moines County Democratic Chair Tom Courtney faulted technology issues in his county, relaying precinct reports that the app created for caucus organizers to report results was “a mess.”

As a result, Courtney said precinct leaders were phoning in results to the state party headquarters, which was too busy to answer their calls in some cases.

“I am the caucus secretary for Story County Precinct 1-1,” Shawn Sebastian, the caucus secretary for Iowa’s Story County, tweeted. “I’ve been on hold for over an hour to report the results. We have 6 delegates.”

The delay also revived the long-simmering criticism of both the caucus process and the outsize influence the state plays in the presidential primary process.

“Can we all now agree that caucuses suck and should not be part of the nomination process for the Democratic Party?” Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Ariz, tweeted on Monday evening.

The general counsel for former Vice President Joe Biden sent a scathing letter to the heads of the Iowa Democratic Party on Monday evening, slamming the “considerable flaws” in the reporting of the caucus’ results.

“The app that was intended to relay Caucus results to the Party failed; the Party’s back-up telephonic reporting system likewise has failed,” Dana Remus, the general counsel for Biden, wrote in her letter. “These acute failures are occuring nationwide.”

President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign also wasted no time in mocking the delay, with Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale saying in a statement: “Democrats are stewing in a caucus mess of their own creation with the sloppiest train wreck in history.”

The caucuses offered the opening test suggesting who and what the party stands for in the turbulent age of Trump. It’s just the first in a primary season that will span all 50 states and several U.S. territories, ending only at the party’s national convention in mid-July.

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For Democrats, the moment was thick with promise for a party that has seized major gains in states since Trump won the White House in 2016. But instead of clear optimism, a cloud of uncertainty and intraparty resentment hung over Monday’s election as the prospect of an unclear result raised fears of a long and divisive primary fight in the months ahead.

Iowa offers just a tiny percentage of the delegates needed to win the nomination but plays an outsize role in culling primary fields. A poor showing in Iowa could cause a front-runner’s fundraising to slow and support in later states to dwindle, while a strong result can give a candidate much needed momentum.

The past several Democrats who won the Iowa caucuses went on to clinch the party’s nomination.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser, Mark Meredith and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid would accept White House invitation, calls it ‘quite an honor’

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid says he plans to celebrate his recent Super Bowl win with a trip to the White House should President Trump extend an invitation.

He spoke to reporters after the Chiefs victory on Sunday night, adding he “hadn’t even thought” about the visit.

“I mean, I’ll be there,” Reid said. “I’ll be there. If they’re inviting us, I’ll be there. It’s quite an honor, I think.”

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On Sunday, Reid captured his first Super Bowl victory in his 21st season as an NFL head coach, setting an NFL record for most wins [222] before his first championship. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999 to 2012, losing to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl back in 2005.

His first win in the big game was also the first Super Bowl victory for the Chiefs in 50 years.

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Kansas City Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, right, hands the trophy to head coach Andy Reid after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL Super Bowl 54. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

The team’s four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver, Tyreek Hill — one of the fastest players in the NFL — also said he would make a trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

“That would be great to go to the White House,” Hill said, according to the Kansas City Star. “I’ve never been to D.C., so that would be great.”

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Kansas City Chiefs’ Tyreek Hill. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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The LSU Tigers were the last time to visit the White House and be honored by the commander in chief after they defeated the Clemson Tigers 42-25 to win the college football National Championship back in January.

“Your football program has inspired countless fans across the country,” Trump told the team during the visit.

White House visits have become scarce in recent years under Trump, with players from the Patriots and Eagles skipping visits.

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The Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers 31-20 led by a comeback performance from quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson contributed to the report

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Trump says CNN’s Don Lemon is ‘not a smart person’ after controversial segment, calls laugh ‘phony’

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President Trump has reacted to a recent viral clip of CNN anchor Don Lemon and his panel mocking the president and his supporters, calling the anchor’s laugh “phony.”

“So I watched this guy, he’s a terrible … he’s not a smart person, at all. But I watch that phony laugh. That wasn’t a laugh. He was trying to act, puts his head down, always laughing so hard,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity as part of an exclusive interview conducted just before the Super Bowl,y. “There’s nothing funny about what was said.”

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The panel, which originally aired Jan. 25, featured Lemon, New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali, and ex-GOP strategist Rick Wilson discussing the heated exchange between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and an NPR reporter, in which Pompeo allegedly challenged the journalist to point out Ukraine on a blank map.

Wilson used the topic to mock President Trump as well as his supporters.

“[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn’t find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it,” Wilson began, causing Lemon to chuckle. “He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world. And so that’s partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience. You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.”

As Lemon began crying with tears of laughter, Wilson went on to depict what he thought a typical Trump supporter sounded like.

“‘Donald Trump’s the smart one — and y’all elitists are dumb!'” Wilson said with a heavy southern accent.

“‘You elitists with your geography and your maps- and your spelling!'” Ali chimed in during the mockery.

“That was good,” Lemon said, laughing so hard he nearly lost his breath. “That was a good one. I needed that.”

Conservatives criticized the segment and the Republican National Committee used clips of the segment in a fundraising ad.

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Lemon addressed the issue this past Tuesday, saying he didn’t catch everything that Wilson had said and he was not laughing at Trump supporters.

“Ask anyone who knows me, they’ll tell you — I don’t believe in belittling people, belittling anyone for who they are, what they believe, or where they’re from,” Lemon said.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Trump and Michael Bloomberg square off in Super Bowl commercials

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President Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg ran dueling commercials on Super Bowl Sunday, spending roughly $10 million for 60 seconds of airtime.

Trump’s response on Sunday comes as Bloomberg, a billionaire, has spent roughly $300 million on ads, running twice as many than Trump’s entire 2016 campaign, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The first of two 30-second ads by Trump featured Alice Marie Johnson — a nonviolent drug offender commuted by the president with the help of Kim Kardashian. The emotional ad showed her being reunited with her family and thanking Trump.

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“My heart is just bursting with gratitude,” Johnson says in the commercial. “I want to thank President Donald John Trump. Hallelujah!”

Trump’s second commercial focused on his record and the booming economy.

Bloomberg responded with longer, but still emotional ad on gun violence, which showed Calandrian Kemp, a mother from Texas who lost her son, George Kemp Jr., from a fatal gunshot wound. He was an NFL hopeful and died at 20-years-old.

“Lives are being lost every day,” Kemp says in the commercial. “It is a national crisis.”

Text later appears on the screen saying “Mike [Bloomberg] started a national gun safety movement that’s changing laws and saving lives.”

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During a pre-Super Bowl interview on Fox News, Trump fired shots at the presidential candidate, appearing to taunt him for his 5-foot-eight stature.

“It’s OK, there’s nothing wrong — you can be short,” Trump told Sean Hannity. “Why should he get a box to stand on?”

Bloomberg responded to his comments, saying that Trump “lies.”

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“I stand twice as tall as he does on the stage — the stage that matters,” Bloomberg said, according to the paper. “I think Donald Trump knows that I can beat him, and that’s why he comes back with those kinds of comments.”

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Sean Hannity: Establishment Dems in state of ‘shock and panic’ as Sanders leads Iowa polls

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Sean Hannity said Monday the idea of a Bernie Sanders victory in the Iowa caucuses has establishment Democrats in a state of panic.

“The Democratic primary is shaping up to be yet another dumpster fire like it was in 2016,” Hannity said. ” Socialist Bernie Sanders has surged into the lead and the Democratic establishment is in a state of shock and panic.”

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The “Hannity” host accused Democrats of “rigging” the system to avoid the spectacle of Sanders accepting the party’s nomination for president..

“[In] 2016 Democrats, well, they did their best to rig the primary against Bernie Sanders … DNC [interim] chair Donna Brazile discovered that the Clinton campaign and the DNC had in fact been working together to defeat Bernie throughout the primary. In other words, the system was rigged.”

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“Now,” he continued, “history seems to be repeating itself. The DNC is changing the rules so that one of Bernie’s top challengers — maybe [Michael] Bloomberg or whoever else, can take the debate stage without meeting requirements.”

Hannity called Sanders’ policies “downright scary,” and reiterated his message to viewers who will “render the ultimate verdict” come November.

“Whatever happens in Iowa,” he said, “in 274 days, you, the American people, you will render what is the ultimate verdict.”

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“President Trump will be acquitted [by the Senate] on Wednesday and the latest impeachment witch hunt will be dead. The power to decide our future now rests squarely in your hands. You can, in 274 days, shock the world again.”

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Eric Trump: Critics were ‘enraged’ by Super Bowl ad because president did what Democrats haven’t

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Eric Trump told Fox News Monday that his father, President Trump, enraged critics with his campaign’s Super Bowl ad because it showed the public that he could accomplish what Democrats had promised to do for decades.

The ad featured Memphis grandmother Alice Marie Johnson, who was sentenced to life in prison for her role in a cocaine trafficking ring. She was released in June 2018 under the First Step prison reform act, and the ad showed her overcome with emotion and thanking the president after her release.

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Eric Trump said Democrats have pledged to reform the criminal justice system but have not taken serious steps to do so.

“It’s one of the reasons they were enraged about the Super Bowl commercial. I was so proud of my father,” he told “Hannity.” “What he did with prison reform is incredible and justice reform … and that was one incredible case.”

He also praised socialite Kim Kardashian for her role in urging the president and Republicans to take action on the First Step Act.

“[The president] did something about it, and it’s driving the Democrats nuts, that something they tried to run on, that they would always promise and didn’t get done and that reminds you of the Democratic Party in general: They always say they are going to get things done and they never do.”

Eric Trump said the president has fulfilled many of his 2016 campaign promises and that the First Step Act that freed Johnson and others will be a “hallmark” of his time in the White House.

“Other presidents promised they would do it and they never got it accomplished,” host Sean Hannity repeated.

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The younger Trump added that he was shocked by the amount of support his father is receiving in Monday’s Iowa caucuses — where he is running largely unopposed for the Republican nomination.

He said he was met with chants of “USA” and cheers from a packed crowd outside the capital of Des Moines.

President Trump faces two nominal Republican candidates in former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld — the Libertarian Party’s 2016 vice presidential nominee — and former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., a radio host and Tea Party activist-turned-Trump-critic.

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Iowa caucus-goers deploy unusual tactic at one precinct, line up behind ex-candidate Booker

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In an unusual turn of events, some Democratic caucus-goers backing “nonviable” candidates in one Iowa precinct have thrown their support behind New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — even though he suspended his presidential campaign in early January.

Under the Iowa caucus rules, a candidate is deemed nonviable if they don’t hit a 15 percent threshold in the first round. Their supporters are then free to back another candidate in a subsequent round.

But the caucus-goers for a number of candidates who didn’t make the cut in Iowa’s 38th precinct – namely businessman Andrew Yang, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden and Tom Steyer – have apparently deployed the tactic of teaming up for Booker in an attempt to keep delegates away from the viable candidates.

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A precinct leader for the nonviable candidates in Precinct 38 – home to Drake University – told Fox News that the strategy to back Booker was decided among the caucus-goers at that precinct alone with the aim of blocking delegates and does not represent a statewide strategy dictated by the campaigns.

From 402 caucus-goers in that precinct, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took home the most votes after the first alignment with 120, followed by former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 100 and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 100.

When it was all over, Warren, Buttigieg and Sanders picked up a few more supporters, while Booker amassed 65. He was able to snag one delegate from the stunt. Warren and Buttigieg walked away with two, while Sanders got one as well.

Monday night’s Iowa caucuses marked the opening salvo of the 2020 presidential primary season with voters packing caucus sites across the state in what is expected to be a strong showing for a crowded Democratic field.

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It’s too soon to tell what final turnout numbers will be, though some party officials and campaigns were expecting far more people to participate than four years ago, due to Democrats’ enthusiasm to replace President Trump in the White House.

About 170,000 turned out in 2016. The high-water mark for the contest was the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, when nearly 240,000 participated and Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Iowa caucus-goers deploy unusual tactic at one precinct, line up behind ex-candidate Booker

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In an unusual turn of events, some Democratic caucus-goers backing “nonviable” candidates in one Iowa precinct have thrown their support behind New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker — even though he suspended his presidential campaign in early January.

Under the Iowa caucus rules, a candidate is deemed nonviable if they don’t hit a 15 percent threshold in the first round. Their supporters are then free to back another candidate in a subsequent round.

But the caucus-goers for a number of candidates who didn’t make the cut in Iowa’s 38th precinct – namely businessman Andrew Yang, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, former Vice President Joe Biden and Tom Steyer – have apparently deployed the tactic of teaming up for Booker in an attempt to keep delegates away from the viable candidates.

ROSARIO DAWSON ON BACKING BOOKER FOR PRESIDENT

A precinct leader for the nonviable candidates in Precinct 38 – home to Drake University – told Fox News that the strategy to back Booker was decided among the caucus-goers at that precinct alone with the aim of blocking delegates and does not represent a statewide strategy dictated by the campaigns.

From 402 caucus-goers in that precinct, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took home the most votes after the first alignment with 120, followed by former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 100 and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with 100.

When it was all over, Warren, Buttigieg and Sanders picked up a few more supporters, while Booker amassed 65. He was able to snag one delegate from the stunt. Warren and Buttigieg walked away with two, while Sanders got one as well.

Monday night’s Iowa caucuses marked the opening salvo of the 2020 presidential primary season with voters packing caucus sites across the state in what is expected to be a strong showing for a crowded Democratic field.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

It’s too soon to tell what final turnout numbers will be, though some party officials and campaigns were expecting far more people to participate than four years ago, due to Democrats’ enthusiasm to replace President Trump in the White House.

About 170,000 turned out in 2016. The high-water mark for the contest was the 2008 Iowa Democratic caucuses, when nearly 240,000 participated and Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton and Martin O’Malley.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Mark Steyn honors Rush Limbaugh after cancer diagnosis: ‘I owe him everything’

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Author and columnist Mark Steyn reacted Monday to Rush Limbaugh’s announcement that he has advanced-stage lung cancer and will be off his syndicated radio show until at least Thursday to visit with his physicians.

Steyn, who frequently guest-hosts the “Rush Limbaugh Show,” said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he owes a debt of gratitude to the 69-year-old radio legend.

“Unlike many people at the top of this business, Tucker, he has no insecurities, no petty jealousies,” said Steyn, who will be filling in for Limbaugh most of this week. “He is secure and kind and generous. Everyone who has had anything to do with ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ will be rooting for him.

RUSH LIMBAUGH ANNOUNCES THAT HE WAS ‘ADVANCED LUNG CANCER’

“He is the kindest. I owe him everything. In America, I owe Rush everything.”

Steyn said Monday’s show was a typical mix of honest conservative insight, humor and random pop culture references. He joked that Limbaugh sounded as at ease as he always does when he made an offhand joke about a song by Welsh singer Tom Jones.

“In the last ten minutes of the show, he told us some really devastating and tough news,” said Steyn, who added that the news was shocking coming from Limbaugh, who he described as an upbeat, kind man who has had a “rich life.”

Steyn added that Limbaugh, who has been broadcast nationwide since 1988, is remarkable in the way he has been able to keep his program at the top of the ratings for decades despite having nearly no guests. He recalled a visit to Australia where he had to tell then-Prime Minister John Howard that he had to fly back to the U.S. to guest-host Limbaugh’s show for the first time. Howard remarked to Steyn how large the radio legend’s following was.

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“I said ‘Yes, about 25 to 30 million listeners’. [Howard] goes, ‘Rush has more listeners than we have Australians’.”

Earlier Monday, Sean Hannity credited Limbaugh with helping him build his prominence in the radio industry by allowing him to guest-host in the 1990s.

Since then, Limbaugh has welcomed a handful of commentators and regional AM radio hosts to helm the show while he is away, most recently including Steyn and Harrisburg, Pa. talk show host Ken Matthews.

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Mark Steyn honors Rush Limbaugh after cancer diagnosis: ‘I owe him everything’

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Author and columnist Mark Steyn reacted Monday to Rush Limbaugh’s announcement that he has advanced-stage lung cancer and will be off his syndicated radio show until at least Thursday to visit with his physicians.

Steyn, who frequently guest-hosts the “Rush Limbaugh Show,” said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that he owes a debt of gratitude to the 69-year-old radio legend.

“Unlike many people at the top of this business, Tucker, he has no insecurities, no petty jealousies,” said Steyn, who will be filling in for Limbaugh most of this week. “He is secure and kind and generous. Everyone who has had anything to do with ‘The Rush Limbaugh Show’ will be rooting for him.

RUSH LIMBAUGH ANNOUNCES THAT HE WAS ‘ADVANCED LUNG CANCER’

“He is the kindest. I owe him everything. In America, I owe Rush everything.”

Steyn said Monday’s show was a typical mix of honest conservative insight, humor and random pop culture references. He joked that Limbaugh sounded as at ease as he always does when he made an offhand joke about a song by Welsh singer Tom Jones.

“In the last ten minutes of the show, he told us some really devastating and tough news,” said Steyn, who added that the news was shocking coming from Limbaugh, who he described as an upbeat, kind man who has had a “rich life.”

Steyn added that Limbaugh, who has been broadcast nationwide since 1988, is remarkable in the way he has been able to keep his program at the top of the ratings for decades despite having nearly no guests. He recalled a visit to Australia where he had to tell then-Prime Minister John Howard that he had to fly back to the U.S. to guest-host Limbaugh’s show for the first time. Howard remarked to Steyn how large the radio legend’s following was.

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“I said ‘Yes, about 25 to 30 million listeners’. [Howard] goes, ‘Rush has more listeners than we have Australians’.”

Earlier Monday, Sean Hannity credited Limbaugh with helping him build his prominence in the radio industry by allowing him to guest-host in the 1990s.

Since then, Limbaugh has welcomed a handful of commentators and regional AM radio hosts to helm the show while he is away, most recently including Steyn and Harrisburg, Pa. talk show host Ken Matthews.

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