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With primary two days out, Sanders leads followed by Buttigieg in latest polls in NH

Westlake Legal Group image With primary two days out, Sanders leads followed by Buttigieg in latest polls in NH Paul Steinhauser fox-news/us/us-regions/northeast/new-hampshire fox-news/politics/elections/polls fox-news/politics/elections fox-news/politics/2020-presidential-election fox-news/politics fox-news/person/pete-buttigieg fox-news/person/joe-biden fox-news/person/elizabeth-warren fox-news/person/bernie-sanders fox-news/person/amy-klobuchar fox news fnc/politics fnc article 6e3d7c73-1dda-5ee6-865d-25ade0ccd92c

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Two new polls indicate that Sen. Bernie Sanders remains the leader in New Hampshire two days before the state holds the first primary in the race for the White House.

The populist senator from Vermont who’s making his second straight bid for the Democratic nomination stands at 28 percent support among likely Democratic presidential primary voters in New Hampshire, according to a University of New Hampshire tracking poll for CNN released Sunday. Former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is at 21 percent support. Neither candidate’s seen movement in their backing over the past day.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden registers at 12 percent in the survey, which was conducted Wednesday through Saturday. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is at 9 percent, with Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota at 6 percent, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii’s at 5 percent, tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang at 4 percent, and former hedge fund manager turned environmental and progressive advocate Tom Steyer at 2 percent. Everyone else questioned came in at 1 percent or less.

Eleven percent of those questioned said they remained undecided ahead of Tuesday’s primary. Just over half said they’d definitely decided on what candidate they would support.

A Suffolk University daily tracking poll for the Boston Globe and WBZ-TV shows a much closer race between Sanders and Buttigieg. The independent senator stands at 24 percent, with the 38-year-old Afghanistan war veteran at 22 percent. Sanders’ two-point advantage is within the poll’s margin of error.

Warren Is at 13 percent, with Biden at 10 percent, Klobuchar 9 percent, Yang 3 percent, while Gabbard and Steyer each at 2 percent. Everyone else questioned registered at 1 percent or less.

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“The person moving the most right now is Klobuchar,” noted Suffolk University Polling Research Director David Paleologos. “If she were to finish past Joe Biden or Elizabeth Warren, that would be a major, major event. That’s a golden ticket out of New Hampshire.”

Twelve percent of those questioned in the Suffolk University poll said they remained undecided. And 45 percent of those backing a candidate offered that they could change their minds before voting.

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

The University of New Hampshire poll was conducted Wednesday through Saturday, with 384 likely Democratic presidential primary voters in the Granite State questioned by live telephone operators. The survey’s margin of error was plus or minus 5 percentage points.

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Arnon Mishkin: NH and Iowa matter – here’s why they’re worth keeping but could be endangered

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Here’s the dirty little secret of the New Hampshire primary, as well as the Iowa caucuses. The establishments of both parties really don’t like either. If they had their druthers, they’d quickly replace them with a sequence of regional or large state primaries. The candidates with advantages would be the ones who were best known and had the easiest ability to raise the kind of money required.

In 2016, Bernie Sanders emerged as a serious contender for the Democratic nomination the minute he won Iowa. In 2012, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum emerged as a serious Republican hopeful when he won Iowa. This year, former Mayor Pete Buttigieg may break out of the pack if he does surprisingly well in New Hampshire, after a solid showing in Iowa.

While each of these three candidates clearly have significant political talent, with an appeal to large sections of their party – none is the kind of candidate the parties’ professional leadership – and down ballot candidates for Senate, House of Representatives, and the many statewide offices – really want at the top of their tickets.

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So why do these state contests continue? Why can’t the party – either party – figure out a way to replace them with a process that makes more “sense”?

They continue because hopeful candidates – outside the mainstream – as well as their donors know that they represent ways to make their candidacies known. They’ve seen how George H.W. Bush emerged from nowhere to wind up vice president and then president based on a strong showing in Iowa in 1980. They’ve seen John McCain essentially be given up by donors, fire much of his staff, and emerge as the nominee in 2008 because of his win in New Hampshire.

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They’ve seen Rudy Giuliani, a Republican establishment favorite in 2008, ignore New Hampshire to focus on Super Tueday and Florida – and wind up a punch line on “Saturday Night Live.” And on the Democratic side, they’ve seen how a little known Democratic senator bet everything on Iowa, win and give a great speech to go on to become President Barack Obama.

In other words, the small state early primaries and caucuses persist because they work. It’s a free country, where the belief in states’ rights permeates more than just health care and gun control. The national parties can’t dictate what the state parties will organize, so instead, they seek to shape the calendar around the dictates of some of the small states.

These small state events are the only chance we have to see how candidates compete at the retail level – one-to-one with voters – and it’s the only real chance the candidates have to learn about the massive pitfalls of a national campaign.

While I do think that these small state events – and I’d include South Carolina on the list as well – make a great deal of sense, particularly in a time of the nationalization of all issues, the growth of social media, and the increasing ability of candidates to fund multimillion-dollar war chests. They’re the only chance we have to see how candidates compete at the retail level – one-to-one with voters – and it’s the only real chance the candidates have to learn about the massive pitfalls of a national campaign, with a highly capable national press corps ready to pounce on the slightest gaffe.

But after this year, the pressure on the parties – and even the small states – is going to be massive.

First came the vote count debacle in Iowa. The state party was under pressure from at least one of the campaigns to report more results than they’d ever done in the past – the first alignment, the second alignment and the state delegate equivalents – and they designed a bizarre formula for delegates that some argue was internally inconsistent. In the end, they took four days to generate reports from 1,700 precincts (the kind of information most high school students can ingest into their spreadsheet) – and weren’t able to respond to the many reports that the data may have been wrong.

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Then came the emergence of candidates who may or may not be capable of uniting the Democratic party around an individual who can appeal to a sufficiently large tent to win a general election (and help with the many state and local candidacies).

And there’s a third factor. Two candidates – maybe Tom Steyer and certainly former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg – appear well positioned on Super Tuesday to mount an offensive for the nomination, particularly if a very unpopular non-establishment candidate emerges – or if the field is still muddled after South Carolina.

Unlike Giuliani, Bloomberg in particular is well funded, promising to spend upwards of $1 billion or $2 billion or more. While Bloomberg is barely registering above 10 percent in national polls, he has shown signs of some progress in various states. And he’s garnering some endorsements from the kinds of people who don’t typically endorse “vanity candidates.”

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In other words, after 2020, the parties will likely continue to take the position that the small states don’t do it right for the current era – and this time the likely candidates could easily conclude that the road to Pennsylvania Avenue no longer gets helped by trips to Des Moines and Manchester.

And the power of Iowa or New Hampshire could very easily diminish.

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Heavy rain in Australia extinguishes major wildfire, causes flash flooding

After weeks of devastating wildfires, Australia’s east coast is now experiencing major flash flooding caused by downpours across the region.

While the rain is good news for fire-ravaged and drought-stricken areas, a severe weather warning was in effect Sunday along most of the New South Wales coast and parts of Queensland to the north.

Heavy rain, damaging winds, and abnormally high tides are in the forecast.

The New South Wales State Emergency Service reported six flood rescues overnight near Grafton, north of Sydney, amid dozens of calls for help over the past two days. The people who were rescued became stranded while attempting to drive through floodwater.

Assistant Commissioner Karen Webb told Australia’s 7 News that NSW Police were hard-pressed to respond to the emergency Sunday.

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“There are currently hundreds of calls for assistance, including trees, boulders or power poles down onto cars and homes, and across roads, as well as power outages and localized flooding impacting various roads and traffic lights,” Webb told 7 News.

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A woman shelters under an umbrella as rain falls in Sydney, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, while the Bureau of Meteorology issued severe weather warning along the New South Wales state coast. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

Some east coast towns have received in recent days their heaviest rainfall in five decades as Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology warned of “dangerous conditions” this weekend.

The heavy rains have also caused roadways and railways to be flooded. High winds in Sydney caused a tree to fall on a car in the city center Sunday afternoon, injuring four people.

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But the NSW Rural Fire Service said the recent rains put out the Currowan Fire south of Sydney late Saturday after it destroyed 312 homes and blackened 1.2 million acres over 74 days.

Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said he hoped the heavy rain would move inland from the coast and drench more of the major fires that have been raging for months.

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Fitzsimmons bid farewell at a Sydney airport hotel on Sunday to 21 American and 21 Canadian firefighters who were heading home after their deployment battling the blazes.

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A spot fire burns near Bredbo, south of the Australian capital, Canberra, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft)

The wildfires have killed at least 33 people and destroyed more than 3,000 homes in an unprecedented fire season that began late in a record-dry 2019.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Carol Roth: AOC wrong on bootstrapping — she should celebrate it, not misinform Americans

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One of the best parts of being an American is no matter your background, your challenges or any immutable characteristic you may possess, you have the opportunity at any point to forge a path for your and your family’s success. For the innumerable people who have done this despite incredible challenges, great odds or with a few dollars in their pocket, we call this “bootstrapping.”

But, earlier week, bootstrapping came under attack from a frequent detractor from success, numbers and general reality, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She lamented, ““It’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap … it’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.”

While she may not like the way the metaphor’s use has been changed over time, the reality remains that bootstrapping is not a joke — it’s something that is a source of pride for Americans. But, she doubled-down on the backlash, trying to make her point using a statistic that 60 percent of the wealth is inherited.

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I countered this with facts, which is my go-to strategy. If the 60 percent inheritance stat is correct, that means that with $98 trillion in wealth in this country, if 40 percent was bootstrapped, that would be $39.2 trillion worth of first-generation bootstrapped wealth. That’s hardly something to scoff at, given that it’s more than 4.5 times the entire wealth of our neighbors to the north, Canada, and more wealth than every other country in the world except China.

AOC’s statements also ignore that the inherited wealth was, in fact, previously bootstrapped by previous generations. If you created wealth, whether it is a home, a family business or your bank account, wouldn’t you want the choice of what to do with It — such as passing it to your family —  vs. being forced to give it to the government?

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But, as facts don’t often sway people the way storytelling and emotions do, I instead asked people to share their stories on Twitter in this thread and under the hashtag #IBootstrapped.

The stories are beyond inspirational and show the American power and spirit better than any facts and statistics ever could. I haven’t individually verfied these stories but there are literally hundreds and hundreds of them. Allow me to share just a few highlights.

There is Sam, the editor of Twitchy.com, who said she lost her mom when she was young, never knew her father and was homeless for part of high school. She says she is, “Now a proud homeowner, corgi-owner, who’s saved for her kid’s college & will retire early. #IBootstrapped.”

Of the hundreds of stories, everyone had different backgrounds — some people were immigrants, some were from broken families. What they all shared was a belief in the American Dream and a willingness to work hard and persevere.  

Then there is Oscar, an immigrant from Central America (Socialist Nicaragua) who wrote that he came to America with $100. He says he is now a, “Homeowner, happily married and nice income. Conservative, Christian and Hispanic. Proud citizen of the exceptional United States of America. #IBootstrapped.”

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Kristin viewed her success and bootstrapping differently, saying the “Only thing I did was pull myself out of a pit of drug addiction with God’s help but #IBootstrapped nonetheless.”

Of the hundreds of stories, everyone had different backgrounds — some people were immigrants, some were from broken families. There were women and men of varying demographics, political beliefs and experiences. What they all shared was a belief in the American Dream and a willingness to work hard and persevere.

And, then, of course, there is the story of the young woman in her late 20s, raised by a mother who scrubbed toilets to make ends meet, who then herself went from earning tips as a neighborhood bartender to earning $174,000 a year, plus benefits, as a member of Congress, and who is sure to earn millions in the future with book deals, etc. This woman didn’t share her story on the hashtag, but she is, of course, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. An incredible story of bootstrapping in her own right, instead of inspiring others with her own example, she chose to push fear, victimhood and doom and gloom.

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Those on the far left like AOC, who seek to consolidate power and control, try to sell people fear instead of showing them opportunity, which is a damn shame, because the mindset of thinking you can or you can’t often makes all the difference in your success.

I encourage you to read the stories and to share your own stories of bootstrapping on Twitter and in the comments section below with the #IBootstrapped hashtag. The best way to combat the misinformation around opportunity in America is straight from the mouths of those who have bootstrapped their way to success.

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Carol Roth: AOC wrong on bootstrapping — she should celebrate it, not misinform Americans

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One of the best parts of being an American is no matter your background, your challenges or any immutable characteristic you may possess, you have the opportunity at any point to forge a path for your and your family’s success. For the innumerable people who have done this despite incredible challenges, great odds or with a few dollars in their pocket, we call this “bootstrapping.”

But, earlier week, bootstrapping came under attack from a frequent detractor from success, numbers and general reality, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She lamented, ““It’s a physical impossibility to lift yourself up by a bootstrap … it’s physically impossible. The whole thing is a joke.”

While she may not like the way the metaphor’s use has been changed over time, the reality remains that bootstrapping is not a joke — it’s something that is a source of pride for Americans. But, she doubled-down on the backlash, trying to make her point using a statistic that 60 percent of the wealth is inherited.

JUSTIN HASKINS: SANDERS, AOC AND OTHER SOCIALISTS ARE WRONG – SOCIALISM IS A CAUSE OF POVERTY, NOT THE CURE

I countered this with facts, which is my go-to strategy. If the 60 percent inheritance stat is correct, that means that with $98 trillion in wealth in this country, if 40 percent was bootstrapped, that would be $39.2 trillion worth of first-generation bootstrapped wealth. That’s hardly something to scoff at, given that it’s more than 4.5 times the entire wealth of our neighbors to the north, Canada, and more wealth than every other country in the world except China.

AOC’s statements also ignore that the inherited wealth was, in fact, previously bootstrapped by previous generations. If you created wealth, whether it is a home, a family business or your bank account, wouldn’t you want the choice of what to do with It — such as passing it to your family —  vs. being forced to give it to the government?

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But, as facts don’t often sway people the way storytelling and emotions do, I instead asked people to share their stories on Twitter in this thread and under the hashtag #IBootstrapped.

The stories are beyond inspirational and show the American power and spirit better than any facts and statistics ever could. I haven’t individually verfied these stories but there are literally hundreds and hundreds of them. Allow me to share just a few highlights.

There is Sam, the editor of Twitchy.com, who said she lost her mom when she was young, never knew her father and was homeless for part of high school. She says she is, “Now a proud homeowner, corgi-owner, who’s saved for her kid’s college & will retire early. #IBootstrapped.”

Of the hundreds of stories, everyone had different backgrounds — some people were immigrants, some were from broken families. What they all shared was a belief in the American Dream and a willingness to work hard and persevere.  

Then there is Oscar, an immigrant from Central America (Socialist Nicaragua) who wrote that he came to America with $100. He says he is now a, “Homeowner, happily married and nice income. Conservative, Christian and Hispanic. Proud citizen of the exceptional United States of America. #IBootstrapped.”

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Kristin viewed her success and bootstrapping differently, saying the “Only thing I did was pull myself out of a pit of drug addiction with God’s help but #IBootstrapped nonetheless.”

Of the hundreds of stories, everyone had different backgrounds — some people were immigrants, some were from broken families. There were women and men of varying demographics, political beliefs and experiences. What they all shared was a belief in the American Dream and a willingness to work hard and persevere.

And, then, of course, there is the story of the young woman in her late 20s, raised by a mother who scrubbed toilets to make ends meet, who then herself went from earning tips as a neighborhood bartender to earning $174,000 a year, plus benefits, as a member of Congress, and who is sure to earn millions in the future with book deals, etc. This woman didn’t share her story on the hashtag, but she is, of course, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. An incredible story of bootstrapping in her own right, instead of inspiring others with her own example, she chose to push fear, victimhood and doom and gloom.

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

Those on the far left like AOC, who seek to consolidate power and control, try to sell people fear instead of showing them opportunity, which is a damn shame, because the mindset of thinking you can or you can’t often makes all the difference in your success.

I encourage you to read the stories and to share your own stories of bootstrapping on Twitter and in the comments section below with the #IBootstrapped hashtag. The best way to combat the misinformation around opportunity in America is straight from the mouths of those who have bootstrapped their way to success.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FROM CAROL ROTH

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Anti-fascist protest in Oregon leads to 3 arrests, suspect sought for defacing war memorial

Three people were arrested Saturday after a demonstration in downtown Portland, Ore., turned “violent” and a war memorial was vandalized, according to officials.

The Portland Police Bureau said the protesters gathered to counter a demonstration outside the Multnomah County Courthouse that was abruptly canceled.

Police did not provide details about the previously planned demonstration, but Oregon Live reported it was rumored to be a Ku Klux Klan white supremacy rally at a downtown park. Counter-protesters, including anti-fascist activists, or Antifa, still showed up even though police said the original event was scrapped.

“While the rally was being held and was peaceful, Portland Police officers stayed away,” the police bureau said. “However, some people in the group began acting in a violent, threatening manner against attendees who were legally capturing photos and videos.”

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According to police, some people used metal-tipped umbrellas to “jab toward people and chase them down the street.” Other objects, such as rocks, concrete, batons, cans and food were thrown at members of the public and officers.

At least two incendiary devices, believed to be flares, were thrown into nearby traffic, police said. The event spanned nearly four hours and required a “large police response” that limited the department’s ability to respond to calls for service citywide.

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A person can be seen vandalizing a war memorial during a demonstration in downtown Portland, Ore. on Saturday. (Portland Police Bureau)

A war memorial in Lownsdale Square Park was marred with spray-painted graffiti.

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Messages can be seen spray-painted on a war memorial in Portland, Ore. after a demonstration on Saturday. (Portland Police Bureay)

Messages reading “Punch Cops,” “Kill Cops,” and “All Cops are Bastards” could be seen on the memorial in photos released by police.

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Portland Fire and Rescue medics had to treat three people for exposure to pepper spray wielded by civilians.

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A person wanted for vandalizing a war memorial at a part in downtown Portland, Ore. on Saturday. (Portland Police Bureau)

“Law enforcement officers did not use force against anyone during this event,” the police bureau said.

One vandalism suspect was arrested after a short foot pursuit, while another suspect is at large.

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said Willy Cannon, 25, was charged with a misdemeanor for abusing a memorial and a felony for criminal mischief. In addition to Cannon, the sheriff’s office said Brandon Farley, 31, was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and Heaven Davis, 19, was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief.

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Willy Cannon, Heaven Davis, and Brandon Farley were arrested after the demonstration in Portland on Saturday, according to police. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

During the four-hour event, police said a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle and transported to a hospital with a non-life-threatening injury. Police said the driver of the vehicle remained on scene and cooperated with officers.

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Police Chief Jami Resch said the actions of the protesters “negatively impacted public safety of the entire city because resources had to be diverted to this event.”

“I want to acknowledge the community members who came down to peacefully assemble and exercise their freedom of speech rights,” Resch said in a statement. “Unfortunately, a group of people chose to engage in dangerous, illegal behavior. I appreciate the thoughtful, measured response by our officers and law enforcement partners.”

Authorities said the investigation continues. Anyone with knowledge of the unknown suspect’s identity, or more photos of any crimes that took place during the protest Saturday is urged to email the information to police at crimetips@portlandoregon.gov.

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New York City police officer shot inside precinct: reports

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A gunman opened fire inside a New York City police precinct Sunday morning, striking a police officer in the arm just hours after another police officer was shot and injured in his patrol car in what officials called an attempted assassination.

NYPD officials said a second police officer was shot inside the 41st Precinct in the Bronx just before 8 a.m. and asked citizens to avoid the area.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo tweeted shortly after the shooting that he was “horrified” by the back-to-back attacks on officers.

“Horrified by the multiple attacks on @NYPD officers in the Bronx,” Cuomo wrote. “NY’s law enforcement officers put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe. These attacks are heinous. Those responsible will be brought to justice & held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Coronavirus outbreak fuels medical supply shortage in China, as more than 37,500 infected globally

The deadly coronavirus outbreak that’s infected more than 37,500 globally and more deaths than the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s spurred China’s government on Sunday to address the growing shortage of medical equipment.

China’s National Health Commission said as of Sunday there were 89 more deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 811 with 37,198 confirmed cases.

Almost all of the new fatalities were in and around Wuhan in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

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In addition to the cases in mainland China, Hong Kong has had 29 cases, including one death, while Macao has had 10 cases.

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In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, photo, medical workers transfer a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Chinatopix via AP)

China’s ruling Communist Party has faced continuing anger and recriminations from the public over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the disease over a month ago.

On Sunday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced it was going to work to produce more medical equipment and drugs after shortages have been reported.

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Workers in protective suits ride on a truck carrying medical supplies into Huoshenshan temporary hospital built for patients diagnosed with coronavirus. (Chinatopix via AP)

The NDRC said it would push makers of health screening equipment, drugs, and vaccines to produce more supplies such as medical overalls, masks, eye shields, testing kits, infrared thermometers, and related drugs, the South China Morning Post reported.

The deputy governor of the Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, said as of Friday that protection gear for medical workers was about 20 percent short of what was needed.

FIRST AMERICAN DIES OF CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA: US EMBASSY

According to the SCMP, China’s NDRC said it plans to help companies secure funding, licenses, facilities, and raw materials in order to boost production of medical supplies.

China’s leaders are also trying to keep food flowing to crowded cities after anti-disease controls cut off access to Wuhan and nearby cities.

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In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, photo, workers pack surgical masks at a factory in Suining city in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)

As the shutdown of Wuhan expanded to cover cities with a total of 60 million people, villagers set up their own roadblocks to keep outsiders and possible infection away.

A Cabinet official acknowledged to the Associated Press that vegetable supplies were uneven and some “daily necessities” were sold out.

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Public health officials and scientists are now concerned about what will happen after the second wave of the Lunar New Year rush as people once again crowd onto trains, buses and planes to head back to work.

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A nurse takes notes in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Chinatopix via AP)

The Chinese government extended the holiday, which was supposed to end on Jan. 30, to Feb. 2. Shanghai, Beijing and several Chinese provinces ordered businesses to remain shut through Sunday, leaving the nation’s great megalopolises feeling like ghost towns.

Fox News’ Nick Givas and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Coronavirus outbreak fuels medical supply shortage in China, as more than 37,500 infected globally

The deadly coronavirus outbreak that’s infected more than 37,500 globally and more deaths than the SARS epidemic in the early 2000s spurred China’s government on Sunday to address the growing shortage of medical equipment.

China’s National Health Commission said as of Sunday there were 89 more deaths on Saturday, bringing the total death toll in mainland China to 811 with 37,198 confirmed cases.

Almost all of the new fatalities were in and around Wuhan in central Hubei province, where illnesses from the new type of coronavirus were first detected in December.

CORONAVIRUS DEATHS SURPASS SARS FATALITIES; AT LEAST 811 HAVE DIED

In addition to the cases in mainland China, Hong Kong has had 29 cases, including one death, while Macao has had 10 cases.

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In this Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, photo, medical workers transfer a patient in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Chinatopix via AP)

China’s ruling Communist Party has faced continuing anger and recriminations from the public over the death of a doctor who was threatened by police after trying to sound the alarm about the disease over a month ago.

On Sunday, China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced it was going to work to produce more medical equipment and drugs after shortages have been reported.

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Workers in protective suits ride on a truck carrying medical supplies into Huoshenshan temporary hospital built for patients diagnosed with coronavirus. (Chinatopix via AP)

The NDRC said it would push makers of health screening equipment, drugs, and vaccines to produce more supplies such as medical overalls, masks, eye shields, testing kits, infrared thermometers, and related drugs, the South China Morning Post reported.

The deputy governor of the Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak, said as of Friday that protection gear for medical workers was about 20 percent short of what was needed.

FIRST AMERICAN DIES OF CORONAVIRUS IN CHINA: US EMBASSY

According to the SCMP, China’s NDRC said it plans to help companies secure funding, licenses, facilities, and raw materials in order to boost production of medical supplies.

China’s leaders are also trying to keep food flowing to crowded cities after anti-disease controls cut off access to Wuhan and nearby cities.

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In this Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, photo, workers pack surgical masks at a factory in Suining city in southwest China’s Sichuan province. (Chinatopix via AP)

As the shutdown of Wuhan expanded to cover cities with a total of 60 million people, villagers set up their own roadblocks to keep outsiders and possible infection away.

A Cabinet official acknowledged to the Associated Press that vegetable supplies were uneven and some “daily necessities” were sold out.

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Public health officials and scientists are now concerned about what will happen after the second wave of the Lunar New Year rush as people once again crowd onto trains, buses and planes to head back to work.

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A nurse takes notes in the isolation ward for 2019-nCoV patients at a hospital in Wuhan in central China’s Hubei province. (Chinatopix via AP)

The Chinese government extended the holiday, which was supposed to end on Jan. 30, to Feb. 2. Shanghai, Beijing and several Chinese provinces ordered businesses to remain shut through Sunday, leaving the nation’s great megalopolises feeling like ghost towns.

Fox News’ Nick Givas and the Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Constitutional law expert reacts to Trump impeachment: The legislative branch can abuse its power

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On this week’s episode of “Life, Liberty & Levin,” Constitutional law expert Randy Barnett told host Mark Levin that the president is not the only elected official who can abuse their power.

Barnett, the director of the Georgetown Center for the Constitution, said the House of Representatives “misbehaved” in its inquiry and ensuing vote to impeach President Trump last year.

“The legislature can abuse power,” Barnett said. “That is one of the reasons we have judicial review — is to ensure that the legislature has not exceeded its proper powers — as it did, for example, when it passed the Affordable Care Act pursuant to its Commerce Clause power.”

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Barnett agreed with Levin’s assertion that House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., essentially took every instance of the White House or executive branch seeking to defend itself during the impeachment inquiry and tacked them on to his list of impeachable acts.

“Do you think this is why they cobbled together these very broad impeachment charges?” Levin asked Barnett. “It appears any time the president wanted to defend the office or the executive branch against certain subpoenas for witnesses like people who advise him on a confidential basis or certain documents, they would just add that to an impeachable offense list.”

Barnett said that scenario is why the Founding Fathers enlisted the Senate as a “check” on the House’s impeachment power. Instead of giving the power of judicial review to the courts in an impeachment case, the trial functions as essentially a senatorial review, he said.

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“That is exactly what I think persuaded a majority of the senators to vote the way they did,” Barnett said.

“[R]egardless of whether the president had misbehaved, clearly, the House had misbehaved,” he continued. “And to create an incentive or a future precedent in which the House — no matter which party controls it — can continue to act politically and abuse their impeachment power is something the Senate was charged with stopping. And I think that’s what they did.”

Barnett said Schiff and the other impeachment managers appeared afraid of due process, which showed they were not confident in the merits of their case.

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He said Democrats realized that in order to get to “the finish line” and satisfy their political constituency, they had to deny Trump his due process.

“That was a bit of a tell, as we say,” he added.

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