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Florida van rolls over several times during police chase, woman arrested

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A Florida woman was arrested after leading police on a wild car chase that ended with her flipping her van several times as she attempted to flee, dramatic video shows.

DeLand Police said it all started before 11 a.m. Monday, when they tried to stop a the driver who ran a stop sign.

However, the van’s driver did not stop and was spotted later by a Volusia County Sheriff’s Office helicopter driving erratically on International Speedway Boulevard.

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Dramatic footage from the helicopter shows the vehicle, which had been reported stolen in Orange County, make a U-turn and, seconds later, appearing to lose control.

The vehicle rolled over twice before landing on its side.

Body camera footage then shows sheriff’s deputies and DeLand police officers approaching the white van and pulling a female driver from the overturned van.

A small dog in the vehicle escaped the crash unharmed. Different types of prescription pills and heroin were found in the van.

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Police identified the driver as Sarah Yurman. She was injured in the crash and taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach.

Upon her medical release, she will face multiple charges, including attempting to flee, eluding law enforcement and possession of narcotics.

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Jimmy Kimmel honors Kobe Bryant, performs without audience because ‘a comedy show didn’t feel right’

Jimmy Kimmel performed without a studio audience as he dedicated Monday’s episode of his late-night show to late NBA star Kobe Bryant. ⁣⁣⁣

Bryant, 41, was on a helicopter flying over Calabasas, Calif., on Sunday with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna when it crashed, killing them and seven others. The host took the “Jimmy Kimmel Live” stage on Monday without an audience to deliver a somber tribute to his friend.

“We don’t have a studio audience here tonight because – going forward with a comedy show didn’t feel right considering what happened yesterday – so I’d like to just speak to you directly,” Kimmel said in his opening monologue.

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“Kobe was — and I know this might not make sense – but he was just the last person you could have ever imagined something like this happening to,” the 52-year-old host said. “He was so strong and handsome and smart and energetic — he was a hero.”

Kimmel continued: “And when I say that, I don’t mean a hero like real heroes — like firefighters, or doctors and nurses — who actually save lives. I don’t mean to compare what he did for a living to what they do. I know there are more important things than basketball. Almost everything is more important.”

The host went on to discuss Bryant’s storied basketball career and what he meant for the Los Angeles community.

“Those of us who love the Lakers know — it seemed like he always came through. He always showed up to save the day. He wanted to save the day. He had a force of will, he never gave up,” Kimmel said. “As an athlete, he was incredibly gifted — more than almost anyone, he was talented beyond reason — and yet, he worked harder than everyone.  He worked harder than people with much less talent than he had.”

He added: “He came to LA when he was a teenager and, unlike almost every other superstar athlete, he never left. In his 20 year career, he only wore two uniforms: for the Lakers and the United States Olympic team. There were times when it seemed like he would leave, but he didn’t. He stayed until the end.”

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Kimmel went on to discuss that Bryant was beloved in L.A. even outside of basketball circles. He also told a personal story of how Bryant kept in touch with him while his son Billy was undergoing heart surgery.

“He loved being a father,” Kimmel said. “When my son had heart surgery, Kobe checked in with me repeatedly. He made a point, once Billy was out of the hospital to meet him. He wanted to meet him. And from time to time, he’d check in on how he was doing.”

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Jimmy Kimmel dedicated an episode of his show to his friend, Kobe Bryant. (AP/Getty Images)

“I know he was not a perfect person, I understand that. My intention is not to canonize him or make judgments about things I don’t know anything about. But I will say he loved his family, he worked very hard and he brought a lot of joy to the people of this city and we’re going to miss him,” Kimmel concluded of Bryant.

He ended the opening monologue with a note about the others who tragically died in the same helicopter crash as Bryant, saying: “I can’t imagine how much they are missed. This was a terrible loss for those families, and for the Lakers, for Kobe’s teammates, for his fans. There’s no silver lining here, it’s just awful.”

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Kimmel’s fellow talk show hosts, including Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien, James Corden and Ellen DeGeneres, dedicated time out of their respective shows to eulogize the athlete as well.

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Judge Napolitano: Mitch McConnell was blindsided, should have been told about Bolton ‘bombshell’

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The Trump administration should have told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., about the “bombshell” allegations contained in former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s new book, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday.

This weekend, a report in The New York Times revealed an excerpt from the forthcoming book titled “The Room Where it Happened” – an apparent reference to the Broadway musical “Hamilton” – that could prove pivotal in the impeachment trial against President Trump.

In it, Bolton wrote that the president told him in August that he wanted to continue to freeze almost $400 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats, including the Biden family.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade, Napolitano said since the release of part of the manuscript, the issue has become whether or not Bolton will testify before House managers and the Senate in the impeachment trial.

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“The issue is, does John Bolton testify because…if this happens, it will open up a can of worms in terms of the other witnesses,” he said. “Suppose, for example, John Bolton relates a conversation that only he and the president had…how are the president’s people going to rebut that without the unthinkable: putting the president on the stand?”

Napolitano said that while both the president and Bolton are protected by privilege, the question is whether or not Bolton could start “spilling the beans” under oath in the well of the Senate.

“And, that’s where the authority is divided,” he remarked.

On Sunday, the president refuted Bolton’s claim, writing on Twitter that he “NEVER told John Bolton that the aid to Ukraine was tied to investigations into Democrats, including the Bidens.”

Trump went on to accuse Bolton of trying to “sell a book,” noting that Bolton did not complain publicly or privately about the aid holdup “at the time of his very public termination.”

“What if the president was talking about 2016 [and] John Bolton thought he was talking about 2020 and there was that confusion?” asked Earhardt.

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“That’s why you have cross-examination to examine,” Napolitano replied. “But, remember, executive privilege doesn’t apply to every conversation the president has. In this context, it applies – interestingly – right in John Bolton’s wheelhouse: military, diplomatic, sensitive national security.

“All it would have to do is change the minds of a few Republicans and then this is a new ballgame,” he concluded.

Fox News’ Gregg Re and Gillian Turner contributed to this report.

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Super Bowl LIV: 15 bizarre prop bets for the big game

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A record 26 million Americans are expected to bet $6.8 billion on Super Bowl LIV, as more states legalize online gambling and the public becomes comfortable with it, according to newly released data from the American Gaming Association. Much of that will be spent on prop bets, which have become increasingly bizarre in recent years.

Officially known as a “proposition bet” or a side bet, prop bets are placed either before or during a game and usually are not correlated to the outcome of the game. Think of it as a way to make a little extra money and hedge around the main bet.

Prop bets have increased in popularity over the years, with an increasing number of gamblers looking at placing a wager on outcomes such as the total number of points scored (over/under), the length of the national anthem or who scores the first touchdown.

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With the matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers expected to be a tight one (most oddsmakers are favoring Kansas City by just 1.5 points), offshore bookmaker BookMaker.eu has compiled a list of some of the most intriguing — and offbeat — prop bets for the big game.

(Editor’s note: Odds as of Jan. 23)

Will any player be arrested in Miami after the game?

Yes 7/1

No 1/14

Will Floyd Mayweather wager over/under $1 Million on the game?

Over 2/1

Under 1/3

What color will Demi Lovato’s microphone be?

Black 5/2

Silver/grey 2/5

Any Other Color 3/1

Who will they mention first on the TV broadcast?

Joe Montana 2/1

Jerry Rice 3/2

Steve Young 4/1

Who will the MVP mention first after getting the award?

Teammates 1/1

God/Religion 5/2

Coach or Coaches 5/1

Winning City 5/1

Family 7/1

Other 20/1

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Will Pitbull appear on stage?

Yes 2/3

No 1/1

Will Shakira and J-Lo both sing in Spanish?

Yes 1/4

No 3/1

Will Ricky Martin make an appearance on stage?

Yes 3/2

No 1/2

Will Drake be shown during the broadcast?

Yes 4/1

No 1/6

Will Drake pick or promote a team on Instagram (Drake Curse)?

Yes 10/13

No 1/1

Will Jay-Z be shown during the Broadcast?

Yes 3/1

No 1/5

Will Roger Goodell be shown during the broadcast?

Yes 1/5

No 4/1

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Will Colin Kaepernick be mentioned?

Yes 3/1

No 1/4

Will any player other than the QB take a direct snap?

Yes 1/2

No 2/1

Will they show a clip of the Chiefs in Super Bowl IV?

Yes 1/3

No 5/2

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Roy Moore sues conservative outlet for $40 million alleging ‘fake news’

Scandal-ridden Senate candidate Roy Moore is suing a conservative media outlet for $40 million alleging “fake news,” as he runs his second campaign in three years for the same Alabama seat.

The Alabama Republican lost to Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., in a 2017 special election, after facing multiple accusations during the campaign that he had pursued romantic relationships with teenage girls while he was in his 30s. Moore filed the suit against Washington Examiner on Monday.

“Like the people of Alabama, I am sick and tired of ‘fake news’ by media organizations which pretend to print the truth but in reality, are politically and philosophically motivated to distort the true facts for their own ends,” he said in a statement. “Unlike some who choose to suffer in silence, I have decided to fight back!”

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Then-candidate Roy Moore walks off the stage with wife Kayla Moore after an election-night watch party at the RSA activity center, in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 12, 2017. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

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The suit against Washington Examiner publishers, editors and writers is for $40 million total, including $10 million for “defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress” and another $30 million in punitive damages.

Examiner writers and editors Tiana Lowe, Jerry Dunleavy, Brad Polumbo, Phillip Klein and Timothy Carney are the named defendants in the suit, along with multiple media companies that back the Examiner and Clarity Media Group owner Philip Anschutz.

The specific headlines Moore’s lawsuit cites include “GOP nightmare as Alabama’s Roy Moore signals he might run again” and “If Alabamans vote for Roy Moore, they deserve Doug Jones.”

Under the second headline, Lowe wrote, “Roy Moore, famous for being banned from a mall because he sexually preyed on underage girls and losing a Senate race in an R+14 state, apparently wants another round at the rodeo.”

Representatives with The Washington Examiner did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The suit is unlikely to succeed. There is a very high standard of proof in defamation suits in the U.S., especially suits involving public figures. Additionally, the allegations against Moore have been widely reported.

Moore has been largely cast out of the Republican Party due to the allegations of inappropriate relationships. While President Trump backed his 2017 campaign after he won the primary, the president turned on Moore, tweeting last year that, “Republicans cannot allow themselves to again lose the Senate seat in the Great State of Alabama.”

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“This time it will be for Six Years, not just Two. I have NOTHING against Roy Moore, and unlike many other Republican leaders, wanted him to win. But he didn’t, and probably won’t,” Trump said.

In a statement announcing the lawsuit, Moore’s campaign said the suit alleges “false and malicious statements made to disparage, intimidate, and libel the character, reputation, and integrity of Judge Roy Moore.”

The statement also notes that Moore sued several other organizations last year for “damages and defamation and for false political advertisements.”

Moore will face a crowded GOP field in a March 3 primary, which includes former Attorney General and Alabama senator Jeff Sessions, who announced his run late last year.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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Children ask Georgia parole board to spare father’s life, he killed their mom

The children of a Georgia man scheduled to be executed on Wednesday by lethal injection are pleading with the state’s Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare the life of their father, according to a letter sent by his kids and attached to a clemency petition filed by his lawyers.

Donnie Lance, 66, was convicted in 1999 for beating death of his ex-wife, Sabrina “Joy” Lance, who was also their mother. He also fatally shot her boyfriend, Dwight “Butch” Wood Jr. in 1997. His now-adult children say the pain caused by losing their mother would be made even worse if the state kills their dad.

“We have spent our whole lives with this huge gaping hole in our hearts,” Stephanie Cape and her brother Jessie Lance wrote, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “but at least we’ve had dad at our sides. It’s almost impossible to imagine that it could get worse.”

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Donnie Lance was convicted in 1999 for beating his ex-wife to death and fatally shooting her boyfriend. (Georgia Department of Corrections.)

The state board will meet on Tuesday morning to consider the clemency petition for Lance, which comes weeks after they commuted the death sentence of Jimmy Meders to life without parole, according to the paper. The board is the only authority in Georgia that can commute a death sentence.

The petition argues that the jury was unaware that Lance has brain damage stemming from repeated head trauma before they sentenced him to death, the paper said.

In January 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear his latest appeal and his children have tried to get new DNA testing to confirm if he committed the crime, which Lance has reportedly denied over the years, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Lance’s lawyers have also asked the U.S. Supreme Court to accept an appeal regarding Butts County Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson’s decision to reportedly deny the DNA testing of evidence found at the murder scene, the paper said.

His lawyers argue that no blood or physical evidence was found on Lance after he was brought in for questioning.

Lance has reportedly also been a model inmate, with only two minor infractions during his two decades on death row — having 54 stamps rather than the allowed 50 and refusing to move to a different cell.

His children say Lance has also continued to help them live without their mother, the paper reported.

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“But one thing that sets us apart is what we have left to lose,” Lance’s children wrote, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “With us being the exception, everyone has lost everything they are going to lose from this nightmare. … We continue to pray that this final loss doesn’t come to pass.”

Lance would be the first prisoner executed in Georgia this year.

The Associated Press contributed to the report.

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Peter Schweizer: Bernie Sanders rails about common good but public service has made him (and his family) rich

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has been a loud and constant voice for socialist policies throughout his 30 years in Washington, D.C., a self-proclaimed champion of the collective good. But in researching my new book, “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Political Elite,” I discovered that while Sanders may talk about the common good, his public service has made him and his family quite wealthy.

Perhaps no one has benefited more from Sanders’s career in politics than his wife Jane.

When Bernie was first elected mayor of Burlington, Vermont, he appointed his then-girlfriend, Jane Driscoll, to head his administration’s Youth Office. Though the position was originally unpaid, Bernie eventually put Jane on the payroll over objections of the city council. The job was never advertised so that others could apply. A local paper noted that Sanders never bothered to provide evidence as to Jane’s “qualifications” for the position.

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The appointment would remain a source of controversy for Sanders. After Bernie and Jane got married in 1988, his new wife received a big pay increase. As one local newspaper reported, “Political sparks flew at Burlington’s annual city meeting Monday night as Democratic aldermen raised a series of questions concerning a hefty pay raise for Mayor Bernie Sanders’ new wife and whether she should continue to hold her job as director of the Mayor’s Youth Office.”

After Bernie won election to Congress in 1990, Jane’s business ties to her husband rose to a new level.

In Washington, Jane became one of her husband’s top aides, serving at various times as his chief of staff, press secretary and political analyst. After a decade in Congress, Jane and family went about setting up a company that operated under three different names to provide income tied to Bernie’s political career.

On Sept. 27, 2000, the family formed Sanders & Driscoll LLC, a for-profit consulting company run by Jane, her daughter Carina, and son David. The business also operated under two trade names: Leadership Strategies and Progressive Media Strategies.

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The fact that this entity and its aliases were formed just weeks before the 2000 election is significant. The Sanderses ran these out of their home on Killarney Drive in Burlington. These entities served as financial conduits to run cash to the Sanders family.

It is impossible to know precisely how much because Sanders’ financial disclosure forms, which he is required to release as a member of Congress, only listed “more than $1,000” as the amount of income they earned from these consulting firms. We do know that some of Bernie’s campaign dollars flowed through the LLCs. While running for House reelection in the early 2000s, critics claimed, “Sanders doled out more than $150,000 to his wife and stepdaughter for campaign-related work between 2000 and 2004.”

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Some of the campaign money flowing to the family from Bernie’s campaign came as Jane served as a “media buyer” for his reelection. Media buying is a murky but potentially highly lucrative stream of income for those involved in political campaigns. Modern American political campaigns spend large sums of money on television and other forms of media. A media buyer handles the purchase of airtime and secures the contracts with media outlets.

Typically, a media buyer receives a commission of about 15 percent of the cost for a media campaign. So if a campaign were to spend, say, $1,000,000 on television ads, the media buyer would pocket a $150,000 commission. But here’s the kicker: the media buyer commission is not actually disclosed anywhere. Filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) only require disclosure of the bulk amount of the media buy. In this example, the FEC report will only disclose the $1,000,000 media buy. And as for the fact that Jane Sanders is the spouse of a politician, she is only required to disclose that she earns “more than $1,000” from her businesses.

What is interesting about the Sanders family foray into media buying, in particular, is that Jane Sanders had no apparent background in media buying. But in her husband’s 2006 campaign, she worked with two media buyers named Barbara Abar Bougie and Shelli Hutton-Hartig – two names that would become significant when Bernie’s political ambitions went national.

Bernie Sanders’s insurgent 2016 presidential campaign brought in a huge sum of money. A large chunk of it — nearly $83 million — flowed to a mysterious limited liability company with no website, no phone number, and no office space. Indeed, the LLC was registered to a private home on a cul-de-sac in suburban Virginia.

The mysterious company is called Old Towne Media LLC. Two names connected to the company are Barbara Abar Bougie and Shelli Hutton-Hartig, Jane’s associates from the 2006 campaign.

The Sanders campaign purchased a whopping $82.77 million in political ads through Old Towne Media, which could have earned the company a media fee of more than $12 million, based on the industry standard for ad-buy commissions. Was Jane Sanders somehow involved in this financial arrangement? FEC disclosures make it easy to hide where media buying fees actually go. Jane listed her income from her professional work at the time as simply “more than $1,000.”

When a highly respected Vermont reporter named Jasper Craven, working for the nonprofit VTDigger.com, asked Jane about Old Towne Media during a phone interview, she replied, “I have no idea what Old Towne Media is.” Then she hung up the phone.

Even when Jane got a job not working for Bernie, it still seemed to be connected to his political position.

In 2004, Jane was appointed head of Burlington College, a private school with fewer than two hundred students. One of the board members of the college admitted that Jane’s marriage to Bernie played a big role in her hiring because they thought that it would help with fundraising.

Attending Burlington College was not cheap; tuition was over $23,000 a year in 2014-15. In addition, the college received millions in federal money over the years and students could apply for federal government–supported student loans. That flow of money provided funds that could be directed into family enterprises. And Jane steered Burlington College resources in the same direction as Bernie did his campaign money: it went to the family.

Beginning in 2009, the nonprofit Burlington College agreed to a deal with the for-profit Vermont Woodworking School to set up a carpentry program. The school, launched two years earlier, was not accredited and happened to be owned by Jane’s daughter, Carina. Burlington College had never had a woodworking program before, and as when Bernie hired Jane to a city job while he was mayor, those outside the family were never invited to apply.

That first year of the alliance, the college gave Carina’s school $56,474 for “materials charges and lease of bench space.” By 2010, the cash flowing from the college to the family business was more than $133,000. Payments ballooned to $182,741 in rental costs alone by 2012. In total, Burlington College would funnel more than $500,000 to Carina’s woodworking school.

The transactions are notable because Burlington College at the time was struggling to pay its own faculty and bills.

Carina’s school also received at least one federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to install biomass heating. At the time, Sen. Bernie Sanders sat on the powerful Senate Budget Committee, with financial oversight of the USDA budget.

Despite the academic failings of the college, its continuing financial difficulties, and the growing river of funds that were flowing to her daughter’s business, Jane’s salary as president continued to rise. By 2009, she was making $160,000, including benefits.

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It soon became apparent that the college did not have enough money coming in to pay its debts, and it started falling behind in its loan payments. The board of directors asked Jane to leave in 2011. She received a $200,000 severance on the way out.

Five years later, the college collapsed.

This essay is adapted from the author’s book “Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite

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Adam Goodman: Six GOP Senators who hold the cards in Trump’s Senate impeachment trial

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In this made-for-TV world, we are witnessing made-for-TV moments scripted for maximum viewing with minimal honor.

With all the hype and hypocrisy, amid all the claims to honor, history, and the American way, six Republican U.S. Senators sitting in the middle of this fury hold all the cards in an impeachment trial that should never have happened.

Conventional wisdom from the elites suggests these Senators may hold out or, worse hold their GOP colleagues back from dismissing this patently absurd display of justice.  They couldn’t be more wrong.

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Meet the stentorian six:

  1. Lamar Alexander, a folksy leader from Tennessee whose plain talk has become a Senate staple, and plaid shirts a presidential campaign trademark  
  2. Cory Gardner, a first-term Coloradan representing a rapidly-changing state in a rapidly-changing environment whose poll numbers still keep Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. up at night  
  3. Susan Collins, a Mainer whose fierce independence in a state known for it has been deemed unforgiven by partisans objecting to her vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee under fire  
  4. Martha McSally, a right-of-center, McCain-like, pro-defense leader appointed to fill a Senate vacancy in a relatively conservative state  
  5. Lisa Murkowski, the Alaskan who voted against the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh, and who regularly rebels against those who infuse democracy with petty politics and even pettier politicians  
  6. Mitt Romney, a near-President, whose personal history may not align with President Trump, but his conservative and business credentials do

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The six, as different in temperament as they are in geography, will cast a much-watched vote in the impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump.   The Washington guessing game has already begun.

Will one, some, or all six favor the Democrats’ push for a longer trial complete with fresh witnesses bearing fresh testimony?

Will one, some, or all six stand with Republicans who believe this exercise is fraught with contrivance, intemperance, and illegitimacy?

Will they be moved by the precedent the bar has been so lowered that the boom will swing at every sitting President to come?

Yes, Romney is not a big fan of President Trump and fancies himself a more noble soldier.

Yes, Murkowski is bothered by the allegations and has a conscience as big as the state she represents.

Yes, Gardner, Collins, and McSally face uncertain elections and would like to discuss anything but this trial, like an American economy that’s setting records for job creation, wealth creation, and confidence.

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Granted, elements of the phone call to the Ukranian President, to varying degrees, may have bothered all six, but not enough to forfeit either their electoral footing or their perspective on doing what’s right.

Then there is one very stark political reality.

Those up for re-election this year – Collins, Gardner, and McSally – have no electoral breathing room at all.  Stand with the President, and their GOP base stands with them. Come against the president, and all three will fall this November, despite the encouragement of media who desperately want to show their smarts while continually falling victim to dumb.

The Democrats know the verdict on the president is in – he will be acquitted, and the race for the White House will resume in all its glory.

Knowing they can’t rip our president out of the White House, they will double down on flipping control of the U.S. Senate where three or four seats will make all the difference.

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The six Republican Senators who are at the epicenter of the impeachment dogfight will ultimately fight to end it.  All six should and will vote “not guilty”.

For the good of the nation.

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Today on Fox News: Jan. 28, 2020

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Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Jed York, CEO of the San Francisco 49ers franchise. Kathy Ireland, entrepreneur and supermodel.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: Could the Bolton Book Bombshell Open the Door to “The Justice Roberts Show?”- Former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s upcoming book leaked over the weekend, with new information that now has Democrats pushing the case even more to have witnesses testify during the Senate trial. Associate Editor and Columnist at RealClearPolitics, A.B. Stoddard and former Deputy Independent Counsel Sol Wisenberg weigh in on if they think witnesses should be heard in light of the new information and what this means for President Trump’s defense team.

Also on the Rundown: Higher taxes and cost of living are driving a migration from blue states to red ones like Texas. This shift is not only changing the states culturally but could have major political implications in both local and national elections. Kristin Tate, author of “The Liberal Invasion of Red State America,” joins the Rundown to discuss how “progressive flight” could impact America’s political landscape for generations to come.

Plus, commentary by Fox Nation host Abby Hornacek.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Special guests include: Pat Williams, founder of the Orlando Magic; Chris Stirewalt, Fox News digital politics editor; FBN’s Kennedy and more.

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Mom, 1-year-old found dead in Colorado national park died in murder-suicide: coroner

A woman and her baby found dead on Friday in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park have been identified and their deaths ruled as a murder-suicide, according to officials.

Tristen Watson, 24, and her 17-month-old son Christopher Watson died from gunshot-related wounds to their heads, the Larimer County Coroner’s Office said. The coroner’s office ruled her manner of death as a suicide. Her son’s death was listed as homicide.

On Friday afternoon, park rangers were notified of a “suicidal subject likely in the park,” according to a news release posted that day by the National Park Service.

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“The individual’s vehicle was located near Upper Beaver Meadows Road,” the release said. “While searching for the occupants of the vehicle, park rangers temporarily held traffic at the Beaver Meadows Entrance and Fall River Entrance on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park.”

Traffic was reportedly blocked between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Rangers would find their bodies later that afternoon.

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“Assisting Rocky Mountain National Park Law Enforcement rangers during this quickly developing incident were Estes Park Police Department, Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Colorado Parks, and Wildlife and Loveland Police Department,” the release said.

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