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Trump insists he has ‘legal right’ to intervene in DOJ cases, but has chosen not to

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President Trump on Friday insisted he has a “legal right” to intervene in criminal cases, but has so far chosen not to — amid a controversy surrounding Attorney General William Barr’s decision to overrule a recommended sentence for former Trump adviser Roger Stone.

Trump quoted comments made by Barr in which the AG said: “The president has never asked me to do anything in a criminal case.”

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“This doesn’t mean that I do not have, as president, the legal right to do so, I do, but I have so far chosen not to!” Trump tweeted.

Earlier this week, four prosecutors quit the case after top officials moved to soften the 7-9 year recommendation for Stone (who was convicted of witness tampering among other charges) after Trump tweeted about the case. Trump on Wednesday denied interfering in the case, but has been extremely vocal about it — saying Stone “was treated horribly” and called a nine-year sentence “a disgrace.”

“I want to thank the Justice Department — and I didn’t speak to them, by the way — they saw a nine-year sentence… nine years for something nobody can even define what he did,” Trump said Wednesday. “They put a man in jail, destroy his life, his family, his wife.”

TRUMP DENIES INTERFERING IN ROGER STONE CASE, STAYS MUM ON POSSIBLE PARDON

Democrats and analysts attacked Barr after the overruling of the sentencing was announced, and called on Barr to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on March 31st — which the AG agreed to. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meanwhile demanded that the department’s inspector general investigate the matter.

“This situation has all the indicia of improper political interference in a criminal prosecution,” Schumer wrote in a letter to DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz on the Stone sentencing. “I therefore request that you immediately investigate this matter to determine how and why the Stone sentencing recommendations were countermanded, which Justice Department officials made this decision, and which White House officials were involved.”

Barr, on ABC News Thursday, pushed back on Trump’s initial tweet while also defending his handling of the Stone case.

“I think it’s time to stop the tweeting about Department of Justice criminal cases,” Barr said. “I’m not going to be bullied or influenced by anybody … whether it’s Congress, a newspaper editorial board, or the president.”

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Barr continued, “I’m gonna do what I think is right, and you know… I cannot do my job here at the department with a constant background commentary that undercuts me.”

White House officials told Fox News that the White House knew Barr was doing the ABC interview but that they did not know what the AG would say.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson, Mark Meredith and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Dan Crenshaw calls out Bernie and AOC’s Green New Deal: It’s a ‘third-grade science project’

Democratic Socialists’ Green New Deal is not an actual proposal, Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw said Friday.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends” with hosts Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade, Crenshaw said that 2020 Democratic frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., controversial plan is “not serious” and “more of a third-grade science project,” prompting applause from the live audience.

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In August, the New Hampshire primary winner released his Green New Deal plan promising that the multitrillion-dollar plan to radically overhaul the economy and combat climate change would “pay for itself” over the next 15 years.

The Vermont senator has long been an advocate for the Green New Deal, but only this year has it become a central policy for many of those seeking the Democratic nomination for president. The Deal was given a big push in Congress when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., introduced a formal resolution on it – which stalled in the Senate but drew support from a number of 2020 hopefuls.

All versions of such plans have gone beyond direct energy-related policies. Sanders’ plan is no different, promising that he will “generate the political will necessary for a wholesale transformation of our society” and proposing $16.3 trillion in public investments.

“I make no apologies for proposing the boldest and most aggressive climate proposal with our Green New Deal. This is a climate emergency,” Sanders tweeted Thursday, prompting Crenshaw to respond.

“Then why didn’t you vote ‘YES’ for the Green New Deal when it came to the Senate floor?” he tweeted. “Maybe because it’s not a plan. Or a good deal. Or even ‘Green.’ It’s a 3rd grade science project that isn’t based in science or engineering. Care about reducing emissions?”

“And the difference is, like, I’m not insulting the guy. I’m not calling him names. We’re not doing what they do to President Trump,” Crenshaw told the “Friends” hosts.

“And more importantly on this stuff, from a policy perspective, the Green New Deal is not an actual proposal. There is no actual plan in the Green New Deal. It just says, ‘Everything is going to be wind and solar and we’re going to get rid of airplanes and cows.’ That’s not a plan. That’s not a serious proposal,” he explained.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., addresses the Road to the Green New Deal Tour final event at Howard University in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

In November, the United Nations reported what it called “bleak” findings as it warned that the world was headed toward global “extinction” and would need to increase its efforts “fivefold” if nations wanted to reach the temperature reduction goal outlined in the Paris climate agreement.

According to the report, global temperatures are set to rise by 3.2 degrees Celsius by the end of the century — a significantly higher target than Paris’ 1.5 degrees. In order to bridge the gap, the U.N. called for a 7.6 percent per year reduction in emissions between 2020 and 2030.

The U.N. warned that the expected temperature increase would translate into “mass extinctions. Large parts of the planet would be uninhabitable” and on Thursday a disturbing new study suggested that climate change could wipe out half of the planet’s animal and plant species by 2070.

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Progressives like Ocasio-Cortez have called for sweeping reforms, arguing that the cost of inaction outweighs the cost of transforming the economy.

Conservatives, meanwhile, have warned about economic consequences and pointed to failed, historical climate predictions as reasons for avoiding drastic change.

While cost estimates for climate plans have varied considerably, the U.N. called for the U.S. to spend between $1.6 trillion and $3.8 trillion annually on energy investments for the next 30 years. That would mean spending as much as $114 trillion by 2050.

House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled legislation focused on carbon capture and sequestration, which includes the goal of planting a trillion trees, to counter the Democrats.

The proposal sets a goal of the U.S. planting a trillion new trees by 2050 to counter global warming by sucking carbon out of the air rather than regulating emissions, as well as incentivizing carbon capture and sequestration through a tax credit and investing in research and development of the technology to do so, according to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“And the irony of it…If you care about reducing emissions, you can’t do what [Democrats are] saying,” Crenshaw stated. “What do they say all the time? They say ‘ban fracking, ban fracking.'”

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Hydraulic fracking is a proven drilling technology used for extracting oil, natural gas, geothermal energy, or water from deep underground. However, critics of the process argue that fracking releases potentially carcinogenic chemicals, contaminates groundwater around the site, pollutes the air with methane, and can cause tremors around the area.

That said, more fracking means more jobs and more resources tapped for the United States.

“We just reduced emissions in this country this past year by almost 3 percent — more than any other country in absolute terms. We’ve reduced more in the last couple of decades than the last 12 countries combined. That’s a really big deal. But, why is that? Natural gas fracking,” said Crenshaw. “That’s why because natural gas is a cleaner energy and we should export it to the rest of the world.”

“It’s about investing in what is actually not science fiction,” he said, “but really interesting stuff.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw and Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.

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Trump becomes first president named Daytona 500 grand marshal

President Trump is taking part in this year’s Daytona 500.

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Trump hosted NASCAR Champion Martin Truex Jr.’s team at The White House. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

Not as a driver, but as grand marshal, which means he gets to give the “start your engines” command to the 43 entrants in The Great American Race.

It’ll mark the first time a president, sitting or former, has ever held the role. The only other time a sitting president attended the race was when George Bush came in 2004, the year Dale Earnhardt Jr. won his first 500.

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Earnhardt was grand marshal in 2018 and will be on the stand this Sunday to wave the green flag as honorary starter.

Trump was endorsed in 2016 by former NASCAR CEO Brian France Jr., has hosted series champions Joey Logano and Martin Truex Jr. at The White House and gave NASCAR team owner Roger Penske the Presidential Medal of Freedom last year.

And while the president won’t be getting on the track, his name will. Just not on Sunday.

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(Mike Harmon Racing)

Joe Nemechek will be driving a Mike Harmon Racing car in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race on Saturday sponsored by the Patriots PAC of America that will have Trump/Pence 2020 logos on it.

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California veteran, 104, gets 200,000 Valentine’s Day cards

Happy Valentine’s Day, Major White.

A 104-year-old Marine Corps veteran who served in World War II said he’s “floored” to have received over 200,000 Valentine’s cards from all over the world for his growing collection of keepsakes.

Last month, a friend of Maj. Bill White launched a social media campaign dubbed “Operation Valentine” to collect Valentine’s Day cards for the centenarian veteran.

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White resides at an assisted living facility in Stockton, Calif. and cites scrapbooking as a favorite hobby. Along with his many military medals – including a Purple Heart awarded for surviving the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 – White enjoys keeping his scrapbooks and mementos organized, Fox 40 reports.

This year, the spirited vet hoped to grow his collection of keepsakes with 100 Valentine’s Day cards in honor of his 100 years, and was astonished to receive hundreds of thousands of love letters, Reuters reports.

On Wednesday night, White told host Martha MacCallum on “The Story” that well-wishers sent over 200,000 cards ahead of Feb. 14.

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Some of Maj. Bill White’s military medals, pictured. In the Second World War, White served in the Marine Corps and survived the Battle of Iwo Jima (KTXL)

“It just floored me, this is something that has never happened to me before in my life, and I doubt this will ever happen again!” he joked.

White reportedly has received so much mail that his family has had recruited volunteers to help open the letters and read them, per Reuters.

Though Cupid’s bow certainly struck the veteran with the holiday spirit this year, White revealed he’s never celebrated Valentine’s Day in such a big way before, even when his wife of 42 years was still alive.

“It’s something I’ve never heard of or seen. All of a sudden here, like a ton of bricks. I’m sort of speechless,” he said of the outpour of love.

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Valentine’s Day cards for Maj. White can be sent to:

Operation Valentine
ATTN: Hold for Maj Bill White, USMC (Ret)
The Oaks at Inglewood
6725 Inglewood Ave.
Stockton, CA 95207

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5 of the deadliest US air disasters

A number of passenger planes have crashed throughout world history as a result of mechanical failures and human error.

Ranging from failing engines to planes striking objects, here are five of the deadliest air disasters in the United States, not directly caused by terrorism, suicidal pilots or other nefarious instances:

273 deaths – American Airlines flight crashes in Chicago

Flight 191 crashed near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on May 25, 1979, after an engine fell off the plane 1 second prior to takeoff and was forced to take off with one engine.

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American Airlines Flight 191 was spotted flying sideways before crashing in Chicago on May 25, 1979. (FAA.gov)

The crew on board reacted to the engine separation and started following the airline’s protocol for that event, the Federal Aviation Administration says.

But by the time the DC-10 aircraft reached 300 feet, it started to turn and roll left. A chilling photo taken from the ground during those moments shows the plane flying sideways.

It eventually crashed into a mobile home park next to the airport, killing all 271 onboard and two people on the ground.

265 deaths – American Airlines flight crashes shortly after 9/11

Flight 587 plunged into a residential neighborhood near New York City’s JFK International Airport on Nov. 12, 2001, just two months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The plane’s co-pilot, in reaction to turbulence caused by another flight that took off just before, initiated a series of “unnecessary and excessive rudder pedal inputs” which ultimately led to the aircraft’s vertical stabilizer snapping off, according to the FAA.

The subsequent loss of control forced the plane to crash, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.

230 deaths – TWA Flight 800 explodes in the air

In a disaster that led to a media frenzy, TWA Flight 800, which left New York for Paris on July 17, 1996, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island.

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A large piece of wing floats in the Atlantic Ocean where TWA Flight 800 exploded in midair and crashed, killing all 230 people aboard. (Getty Images)

The National Transportation Safety Board ruled the plane went down following the explosion of one of its fuel tanks, caused by the ignition of fuel and air vapors inside. But the source of that ignition was never officially determined, the FAA says.

Witnesses on the ground reported seeing the explosion and debris falling out of the sky.

156 deaths – Northwest Airlines Flight 255 strikes light poles, rental car facility

This flight crashed on Aug. 16, 1987, after striking a number of objects shortly after takeoff.

The passenger jet was observed rolling left and right, and then hitting light poles and the roof of a rental car facility beyond the runway of Detroit’s Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, according to the FAA.

It eventually came to a halt on the ground, breaking up as it slid and leaving fire in its wake. Two people on the ground were killed and the only person to survive out of those onboard the plane was a 4-year-old girl.

The NTSB ruled the likely cause of the accident was the flight crew’s failure “to ensure that the flaps and slats were extended for takeoff” and an unexplained loss of power to the plane’s takeoff warning system.

153 deaths – Pan Am Flight 759 goes down in a thunderstorm

A Boeing 757 operated by Pan Am went down in New Orleans on July 9, 1982 during a period of bad weather.

The FAA says it was only around 100 feet off the ground when it started to descend, striking trees and a residential area.

The likely cause of the crash, it added, was the airplane traveling into winds “the effects of which the pilot would have had difficulty recognizing and reacting to in time for the airplane’s descent to be [prevented].”

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Lionel Richie wishes ‘lots of failure’ for daughter Sofia Richie

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Lionel Richie knows how to give his daughter Sofia some tough love.

The 70-year-old singer offered some advice to Sofia, 21, when she expressed interest in an acting career.

“I told her, ‘I wish you lots of failure, young,’” Richie told reporters at an “American Idol” event, according to People. “We’re in a business where it’s how you recover and ‘yes, yes, yes’ does not feel terrible, so you have to get smacked in the face.”

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“I said, ‘You’re going to have a little bit more of a different time because you’re coming from a family where they expect a little bit more.’”

Richie then recalled a memory of Sofia feeling the pressure of her father’s fame.

“When Nicole was about 4 years old, she went on a talent show,” said Richie. “She’s about to go on to do her little act and they said, ‘And now we have Lionel Richie’s daughter’ and she froze. She said, ‘Dad I don’t want to be here.’”

The “All Night Long” singer called that memory a “terrifying moment.”

Richie said that he also offers his children another piece of advice: “Do your best, give them attitude and kill it.”

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“She’s got the attitude,” Richie noted of Sofia. “She sings too. I’m so excited about her.”

Richie is also father to Nicole, 38, an actress and reality star, and Miles, 25, a model. Their famous father noted that all of his kids “have great attitudes” about working in the entertainment industry.

“They’re all taking chances and I want them to do it now,” he added of his children. “Sofia’s doing fabulous right now.”

Richie is happy to provide his kids with career advice, but when it comes to their personal lives, mum’s the word.

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“You can’t step in there,” he said of offering Sofia advice on her personal life. “It just doesn’t work. If you’re a parent, you’ll understand.”

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Jim Daly: Why my children do chores

Do you require your children to do chores? Should you?

Truth be told, it’s often a lot easier to do the work ourselves – especially when trying to manage the assignments we give our kids becomes a chore all its own.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t press through the inconvenience. In fact, the fate of your child’s future may depend on it.

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Generations ago, especially with an agricultural economy dominating the country’s landscape, children worked all the time. As the Industrial Revolution swept the nation, many children found themselves in factories, often working long hours and in dangerous conditions.

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Fortunately, child labor laws of the early 20th century began protecting young children from being dangerously overworked and deprived of a basic education. But one-hundred years later, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction. Too many of our children are now probably underworked.

It’s been my experience that families are happier and healthier when each member serves one another. It is not the parents’ role to serve their children – it’s their job to help raise them into successful adults.

From conversations I have and the people I see, many children today grow up without lifting a finger in their own households. I know parents who act as extracurricular directors for their children, toting Charlie from debate practice to church activities – not to mention, multiple club sports. It is not difficult to see why many children enter adulthood believing the world revolves around them.

Yet, I think it’s good for parents to make childhood a little unpleasant for their children and provide meaningful learning opportunities along the way. That’s because too much pampering without any responsibility produces highly self-centered adults.

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The late conservative thought icon Sir Roger Scruton touched on this tension when describing his parenting philosophy. Some could argue he took it a little far, but he once remarked he wanted to deliberately make his children’s lives difficult and even unhappy if the result was making them more enjoyable company as adults.

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From the time our children were relatively young, my wife and I thought it was important to give them weekly household duties appropriate to their ages. We also didn’t pay them for doing chores, because we wanted to teach them that every family member needs to chip in to help the household run.

As a boy, when I mowed the lawn for the first time, I felt a surge of confidence. Although chores may seem trivial, they instill a sense of self-worth that is crucial to kids’ success in life.

Chores gave our kids a sense of ownership in the family. Taking out the trash without being asked or weeding the sidewalks on Saturday allowed them to participate in something bigger than their own happiness.

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It’s been my experience that families are happier and healthier when each member serves one another. It is not the parents’ role to serve their children – it’s their job to help raise them into successful adults.

Chores also give our kids a sense of self-efficacy – their belief in themselves.

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As a boy, when I mowed the lawn for the first time, I felt a surge of confidence. Although chores may seem trivial, they instill a sense of self-worth that is crucial to kids’ success in life.

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As a result of the gradual increase in household responsibilities, when our oldest went off to college, I was confident that he was prepared and equipped to manage himself.

It’s sad to see young adults incapable of doing basic things like laundry or who live like slobs when their mother is no longer around to pick up after them.

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Our family has always loved the movie “Remember the Titans,” the film about a high school football team who overcomes the challenges of 1970s integration. Coach Boone, who is tough on his players, wisely tells his softer assistant coach, “You’re not doing these kids a favor by coddling them. You’re crippling them for life.”

In the same way, we’re not helping our children by giving them a life free from responsibility. If you want your kids to feel like they’re part of the family and become confident adults later in life, start by assigning them regular chores. They won’t thank you now, but they’ll most certainly be grateful down the road.

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Jim Daly: Why my children do chores

Do you require your children to do chores? Should you?

Truth be told, it’s often a lot easier to do the work ourselves – especially when trying to manage the assignments we give our kids becomes a chore all its own.

But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t press through the inconvenience. In fact, the fate of your child’s future may depend on it.

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Generations ago, especially with an agricultural economy dominating the country’s landscape, children worked all the time. As the Industrial Revolution swept the nation, many children found themselves in factories, often working long hours and in dangerous conditions.

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Fortunately, child labor laws of the early 20th century began protecting young children from being dangerously overworked and deprived of a basic education. But one-hundred years later, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction. Too many of our children are now probably underworked.

It’s been my experience that families are happier and healthier when each member serves one another. It is not the parents’ role to serve their children – it’s their job to help raise them into successful adults.

From conversations I have and the people I see, many children today grow up without lifting a finger in their own households. I know parents who act as extracurricular directors for their children, toting Charlie from debate practice to church activities – not to mention, multiple club sports. It is not difficult to see why many children enter adulthood believing the world revolves around them.

Yet, I think it’s good for parents to make childhood a little unpleasant for their children and provide meaningful learning opportunities along the way. That’s because too much pampering without any responsibility produces highly self-centered adults.

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The late conservative thought icon Sir Roger Scruton touched on this tension when describing his parenting philosophy. Some could argue he took it a little far, but he once remarked he wanted to deliberately make his children’s lives difficult and even unhappy if the result was making them more enjoyable company as adults.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE OPINION NEWSLETTER

From the time our children were relatively young, my wife and I thought it was important to give them weekly household duties appropriate to their ages. We also didn’t pay them for doing chores, because we wanted to teach them that every family member needs to chip in to help the household run.

As a boy, when I mowed the lawn for the first time, I felt a surge of confidence. Although chores may seem trivial, they instill a sense of self-worth that is crucial to kids’ success in life.

Chores gave our kids a sense of ownership in the family. Taking out the trash without being asked or weeding the sidewalks on Saturday allowed them to participate in something bigger than their own happiness.

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It’s been my experience that families are happier and healthier when each member serves one another. It is not the parents’ role to serve their children – it’s their job to help raise them into successful adults.

Chores also give our kids a sense of self-efficacy – their belief in themselves.

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As a boy, when I mowed the lawn for the first time, I felt a surge of confidence. Although chores may seem trivial, they instill a sense of self-worth that is crucial to kids’ success in life.

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As a result of the gradual increase in household responsibilities, when our oldest went off to college, I was confident that he was prepared and equipped to manage himself.

It’s sad to see young adults incapable of doing basic things like laundry or who live like slobs when their mother is no longer around to pick up after them.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Our family has always loved the movie “Remember the Titans,” the film about a high school football team who overcomes the challenges of 1970s integration. Coach Boone, who is tough on his players, wisely tells his softer assistant coach, “You’re not doing these kids a favor by coddling them. You’re crippling them for life.”

In the same way, we’re not helping our children by giving them a life free from responsibility. If you want your kids to feel like they’re part of the family and become confident adults later in life, start by assigning them regular chores. They won’t thank you now, but they’ll most certainly be grateful down the road.

CLICK HERE TO READ MORE FROM JIM DALY

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‘Spy Intervention’ star Brittany Furlan on her Hollywood journey, finding love with husband Tommy Lee

Life couldn’t be going any better for Brittany Furlan.

The 33-year-old wife of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee and longtime Internet sensation is quickly establishing herself as a viable performer through her roles on the big and small screens, most notably in the 2018 Netflix documentary “American Meme” and more recently in the original Mötley Crüe biopic for Netflix called “The Dirt,” which saw rapper Machine Gun Kelly star as Tommy Lee.

Now, with future projects in development and her first film of 2020, “Spy Intervention,” premiering this Valentine’s Day, Furlan sat down with Fox News and opened up about her growth as an actress since debuting in her own videos on YouTube and the now-defunct social media app, Vine, where she recorded and released more than 5,000 six-second clips all in the name of comedy – which is certainly in Furlan’s wheelhouse.

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Tommy Lee, right, and his wife Brittany Furlan attend the Premiere Of Netflix’s “The Dirt” at ArcLight Hollywood on March 18, 2019 in Hollywood, Calif. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

“I love acting. That’s what I originally wanted to do when I came to L.A. When I was 17, I was like, ‘I want to act.’ This is what I want to do,” Furlan said of performing and how it’s quickly become her obsession to add to her resume. “And then I started doing stand-up. And I was kind of trying to figure out my way. And then the Vine thing came along and with Vine, it was like all this success.”

The “We Are Your Friends” actress lamented the uphill battle she and many other “Internet celebrities” with acting aspirations faced by not always being given opportunities to showcase themselves.

“People kind of didn’t take you seriously as an actor because they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re from the Internet. You don’t know [how to act].”

— Brittany Furlan

“People kind of didn’t take you seriously as an actor because they’re like, ‘Oh, you’re from the Internet. You don’t know [how to act],’” Furlan explained. “But then finally, people started auditioning me and giving me chances. And then I got to do ‘Spy’ and I got to do a new TV show called ‘Paradise City’ and it’s been really fun. It’s been awesome.”

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Brittany Furlan attends the “Spy Intervention” premiere at Ahrya Fine Arts Movie Theater on February 12, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

She continued: “You know, people give you shots and you become friends with people and then you really get to show them it’s not just one thing. It’s great that people are starting to not pigeonhole us as much where it’s like, ‘Oh, you only do this one thing. That’s all you can do.’ You know, a lot of people have multiple talents and can do multiple things. So I’m so grateful for that, that I’ve had the opportunity.”

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In her newest flick, “Spy Intervention” sees the world’s greatest spy, played by “Pretty Little Liars” star Drew Van Acker, 33, attempt to settle into suburban life after meeting the love of his life in Pam Grayson, played by actress and model Cara Delevigne’s older sister, Poppy Delevigne, 33. It’s not until Acker’s character, Corey Gage, becomes bored of his quaint life, that a “spy intervention” is set in motion by his old buddy, which is all Gage needs to save the world and possibly his listless marriage.

Furlan said she jumped at the opportunity to do “Spy Intervention,” not because she was eager to prove her acting chops, but in reading the script, the Vine queen said she simply loved the dialogue of her character given the comedic personality of Brianna Brown, who is the best friend of Delevigne’s character, Pam.

“Honestly, when I got sent the script and I read it, I just loved my character’s lines just because she’s so forthright,” said Furlan. “She’s so just, abrasive and she just has such an attitude. It was just such a fun character that I was like, ‘Oh, my God. I have to play this role.’”

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Brittany Furlan attends the LA premiere of ‘The Unicorn’ at ArcLight Hollywood on January 10, 2019 in Hollywood, California.  (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Furlan said playing the role of the “psycho friend” was “perfect” for her because of her ability to improvise.

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“That’s kind of my forte, so it was just awesome to watch Poppy and Drew, who had the brunt of the dialogue and the brunt of the film, really handle it so professionally,” she said. “And I’m talking about like pages and pages and pages. Just every day, I would see them just reading something and they would just nail it. And it was just so impressive to see that. I mean, just so much dialogue – I was really impressed by them.”

In addition to Furlan’s rapid dash into acting, the online entrepreneur also has a real connection to Valentine’s Day as she married Mötley Crüe rocker Tommy Lee last year on the holiday of love, just one year after announcing their engagement.

Furlan said her marriage to Lee, 57, has been nothing but flower blossoms and raved about the incredible support Lee has shown her throughout their entire journey as a couple, which of course, first started on the Internet.

“I think that’s what a marriage is. I mean, obviously, my husband is extremely successful and has a huge tour coming up. They’re going on an amazingly huge tour. And actually, it’s gonna be my first time getting to actually see him play,” she said. “And I’m so excited. So I will be right by his side for that. But it’s cool when I have things that do come up, obviously, he’s much busier than I am. But when I do have things come up, that’s a nice thing in a marriage is when you have someone that will be supportive.”

“That’s what’s so cool about him is that he is so busy and has all these things coming up but if I have a movie or a premiere or something, he’s like, ‘I’ll be there for you.'”

— Brittany Furlan on husband Tommy Lee

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She continued: “That’s what’s so cool about him is that he is so busy and has all these things coming up but if I have a movie or a premiere or something, he’s like, ‘I’ll be there for you,’ and I think that’s what makes a marriage really nice is when you’re supportive of one another and you’re really there for one another.”

At an interview with Fox News, published in January 2019, Furlan was still a fiancée, but she also told us that she’d never met Lee’s ex, Pamela Anderson. A year later, Furlan is OK with it, even after saying at the time that she one day wished to become friends with Anderson, who just ended a 12-day marriage to movie mogul Jon Peters.

“I don’t know. I mean, I guess there’s no real need to,” she said of her relationship with Anderson, 52. “The boys [Lee and Anderson’s sons Brandon and Dylan] are grown up so it’s not like [there’s] a custody thing. You know, they’re 23 and 22. It’s not like, ‘Oh, we’ve got the kids this weekend.’ It’s not like that.”

Of Anderson’s short marriage to Peters, Furlan said she certainly feels for Anderson and her happiness, and even spoke to the difficulty of finding love in Tinseltown.

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“I don’t judge anybody,” she said. “I’m just like, ‘You know, I’m happily married and my life is great’ and I hope everyone finds the person that makes them happy. I think that’s all you can do and I think we’re all just looking for love.”

“Sometimes people think they’ve found it and then things turn out differently or whatever,” she continued. “I just hope for everyone that they find someone that makes them so happy. It’s a hard place to find love, L.A., it’s a very hard place. And I think a lot of people come out here – especially from small towns – and you think, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be just like Wisconsin or it’s gonna be just like Pennsylvania,’ and it’s not.

“People are different out here,” Furlan added. “So it’s hard. And I’m so lucky that I found someone who is awesome and caring and loving and genuine and has a big heart. Yeah, it’s not an easy place.”

Furlan’s happiness permeated the room as she gushed about her husband and championed “Spy Intervention” as the ultimate date-night flick worthy of any couple’s time.

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“I’m so excited that it’s coming out on Valentine’s Day because it’s a fun film to see with your significant other,” she said. “It has this really fun story arc … and it’s a loving film and it’s a funny film. It’s not deep where you’re gonna be weeping or that kind of thing.”

Furlan added: “It’s just lighthearted and the cast is so great. I mean, you have Blake Anderson from ‘Workaholics’ and Brian Saka, who was in ‘Wrecked.’ There’s just so many people in this film who are so talented.”

“Spy Intervention” will premiere on Friday, Feb. 14 in several major theatrical markets including Los Angeles, Houston, Cleveland, Dallas and many others and is also available on digital video.

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Dana Perino talks to author about George Washington’s forgotten final years

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Fox News anchor and former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino interviewed former White House speechwriter and historian Jonathan Horn about his newest book, “Washington’s End.” The book tells the true story of George Washington’s forgotten final years. 

Dana Perino: You write that the full story of George Washington’s last years has previously gone untold. Why have past biographers not given this part of his life the attention it deserves?

Jonathan Horn: George Washington accomplished so much earlier in his life that biographers often end up shortchanging his last years. He fought in the French and Indian War, commanded the Continental Army during the American Revolution, presided over the Constitutional Convention, and served two terms as president.

By the time biographers make their way to the end of Washington’s presidency, they could be forgiven for wishing for a period of calm and repose almost as much as Washington himself did at that point in his life. But Washington’s life after the presidency turned out to be the opposite of restful. His final years were filled with intrigue, controversy, and torment.

Perino: You served as a White House speechwriter during the final years of George W. Bush’s presidency. Is that why you wanted to write about the first George W?

Horn: Being at the White House during the end of a presidency made me reflect on the transition presidents make when they leave office and become former presidents. I remember being in awe of the graciousness and historical perspective that George W. Bush showed when he vowed not to criticize his successors. True to form, he has kept his word.

Researching the last years of George Washington’s life has given me greater appreciation for just how difficult it is for former presidents to avoid meddling in the affairs of their successors. It was even more difficult for Washington when he left office, of course, because there was no obvious precedent for how he should conduct himself, and there were so many people and plots trying to drag him back into the fray. Eventually, they did.

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Perino: The epigraph at the beginning of your book is a quotation from George Washington. “We know little of ourselves & much less the designs of Providence.” Why did you choose that quotation?

Horn: When George Washington left the presidency in March 1797, he looked forward to living out what little time he expected to have left on earth as a farmer at his Mount Vernon estate. He could never have imagined that a little more than a year later he would find himself pulled out of retirement and thrust back into military command.

But that was exactly what happened as the United States and France found themselves on the brink of a full-scale war. The then-sitting president, John Adams, appointed Washington commander in chief of the armies of the United States in July 1798. Soon, Washington and Adams found themselves in a serious feud over who would be second-in-command of the army.

Perino: Americans today are fascinated by the special bonds that can form among people who have occupied the presidency at different points. You said that Washington had a serious feud with Adams. How was his relationship with the men who succeeded Adams?

Horn: George Washington died in 1799 before the end of Adams’s one and only term so he did not live to see who succeeded Adams in office. Perhaps that was for the best given the anger Washington harbored against Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe, who happened to be the next three presidents of the United States and had become leaders of a party that had emerged in opposition to Washington’s presidency.

Just consider, for example, the scene at Mount Vernon the night before Washington died.

His personal secretary read aloud a newspaper account of a speech that Madison had recently delivered in support of making Monroe the governor of Virginia. The news so infuriated the already-sick Washington that his secretary had to try to calm him.

Perino: Americans will soon celebrate Washington’s Birthday. Do you think your book wil change the way they view the Father of His Country and politics today?

Horn: What happened to George Washington during his last years, I think, will surprise readers. But I hope they finish the book with an even greater admiration for the man. I know I did. That the term “former president” sounds so ordinary today speaks to the strength of the precedent Washington set—because there was nothing ordinary about a head of state voluntarily surrendering power in Washington’s own time.

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I also hope the book will give Americans today confidence in our country’s future. So many of the fears we have about excessive partisanship and new forms of media tearing us apart echo fears that Americans had during Washington’s last years. Despite these challenges, our forebears endured. And I have no doubt we will, too.

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