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Three UPS drivers robbed in California in separate incidents; search underway for 2 suspects, police say

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A manhunt was underway in Northern California on Thursday night for two suspects who allegedly robbed three United Parcel Service drivers at gunpoint this week in separate incidents.

The suspects, armed with a handgun, demanded the drivers in each robbery open the door to their delivery trucks before grabbing several packages and fleeing in a black Honda, the San Jose Police Department said, according to KRON-TV.

FLORIDA HIGH-SPEED CHASE OF HIJACKED UPS TRUCK ENDS IN GUNFIRE, 4 REPORTED DEAD

All three robberies happened within 10 miles of each other in San Jose.

The first robbery was on Tuesday evening and the other two were within 45 minutes of each other Wednesday evening, KRON reported.

Surveillance video obtained by KPIX-TV shows the driver in the latest robbery lying facedown on the street as his truck is robbed.

“To even think that maybe that person was following the truck driver and [this week being] Cyber Monday … ,” a neighbor who didn’t want to be identified told the station. “These are scary days. People are getting desperate.”

“These are scary days. People are getting desperate.”

— Neighbor near San Jose crime scene

No injuries were reported in the robberies.

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Separately, a UPS driver was killed in Florida on Thursday after two suspects hijacked a delivery truck and led police on a chase that ended in gunfire. Both robbers were killed along with a driver in another vehicle.

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Pelosi says Clinton was impeached for ‘being stupid,’ downplays House Democrats’ effort against Trump

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to move on from questions about impeachment during a televised town hall Thursday night, even as she insisted she wasn’t bothered at all by polls showing sagging support for the probe against President Trump.

Pelosi, who also claimed former President Bill Clinton was impeached only for “being stupid,” made her comments at the CNN event just hours after she appeared at a fiery news conference to direct the House Judiciary Committee to begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump.

“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” Pelosi asked at one point. “I don’t mind questions, but to ask me questions through the prism of the White House is like, what?”

Moderator Jake Tapper noted that polls in swing districts show that moderate voters have begun to oppose impeachment, and asked whether Pelosi would regret the proceedings if they ultimately help Trump win re-election.

“This isn’t about politics at all,” Pelosi insisted. “This is about patriotism. It’s not about partisanship. It’s about honoring our oath of office. This is the first president that has committed all of these things as the constitutional experts said yesterday. Nobody has ever even come close. Not Richard Nixon even came close to his dishonoring his own oath of office.”

“This is the first president that has committed all of these things … Nobody has ever even come close. Not Richard Nixon even came close to his dishonoring his own oath of office.”

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

PELOSI SNAPS AT REPORTER, INSISTS BEING CATHOLIC MEANS SHE CANNOT HATE ANYONE

The Trump campaign highlighted internal polling on Thursday showing that moderate Democrats in districts won by the president in 2016 were turning against impeachment.

“Nancy Pelosi is marching members of her caucus off the plank and into the abyss,” Trump 2020 Campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted, alongside polling data. “Impeachment is killing her freshman members and polling proves it.”

“Nancy Pelosi is marching members of her caucus off the plank and into the abyss. Impeachment is killing her freshman members and polling proves it.”

— Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 Campaign manager

The House is now composed of 431 members, meaning 217 yeas are needed to impeach the president. There are currently 233 Democrats, meaning Democrats can lose only 16 of their own members and still impeach the president. 31 House Democrats represent districts Trump carried in 2016.

Sensing a possible opening, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has ramped up the pressure on these Democrats in pro-Trump districts. As reported by The Daily Caller, the RNC is running ads urging voters to pick a lawmaker who “won’t waste taxpayer $$$ on partisan impeachment.” And, Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Deputy Editor Dan Henninger told Fox News that some of these 31 Democrats are “really reluctant to take this vote,” especially now.

DOES PELOSI HAVE THE VOTES ON IMPEACHMENT?

Earlier in the day, Tapper pointed out that Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., had broken with party leadership and announced his opposition to impeachment. That means opposition to impeachment is now bipartisan, even as no Republicans have supported impeachment — a blow to Pelosi, who has previously said impeachment would need to be bipartisan.

But, Pelosi made clear her mind had changed on that point.

“The facts are clear,” she told Tapper at the town hall. “The Constitution is clear. The president violated the Constitution. And so I think it is important for us to proceed. If we were not to proceed, it would say to any president, any future president, whoever she or he may be, Democratic or Republican, that our democracy is gone, the president is king, he can do whatever he wants in violation of the law, ignoring the acts of Congress, undermining our system of checks and balances.”

The speaker also elaborated on her outburst earlier in the day after a reporter asked her whether she “hates” the president. Pelosi, at the time, emphasized that she was a Catholic and does not hate anyone, although she said she felt Trump was a corrupt coward.

“The word ‘to hate’ a person, that just doesn’t happen,” Pelosi said at the town hall. “The word ‘hate’ is a terrible word. You might reserve it for vanilla ice cream for something like that, I’m a chocoholic, but not for a person. And so for him to say that was really disgusting to me. And of course he was quoting somebody else.”

Pelosi further argued that Clinton was impeached for “being stupid,” in response to Republican claims that Democrats were hypocritical on the issue. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had blasted impeachment in 1998 as the “undoing of a national election” and argued that it should be reserved for extreme situations.

“Some of these same people are saying, ‘Oh, this doesn’t rise to impeachment,'” Pelosi said at one point in the CNN event. “Right there, impeaching Bill Clinton for being stupid in terms of something like that. I mean, I love him, I think he was a great president, but being stupid in terms of that, what would somebody do, not to embarrass their family, but in any event, so they did Bill Clinton, now they want me to do George Bush, I didn’t want it to be a way of life in our country.”

Clinton was impeached by the GOP-held House for perjury and obstruction of justice in December 1998, only to be acquitted by the Democrat-controlled Senate in February 1999. Clinton had been accused of making false statements in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, and had falsely denied under oath that he had “sexual relations” or been alone with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

Amid the impeachment effort, lawmakers also have to deal with a looming government shutdown that could take effect Dec. 20 unless Congress passes spending legislation to avoid it. With just over two weeks to do so — and holidays coming soon after — impeachment could find itself on the House’s back burner until the new year.

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At the town hall, Pelosi said she didn’t think “we’re headed for a shutdown” this month, and floated the possibility of a continuing resolution to delay the issue.

“But I hope we don’t have to do that,” she said.

“I have to admit that today was quite historic,” Pelosi added. “It was taking us across a threshold on this, that we just had no choice. I do hope that it would be remembered in a way that honors the vision of our founders, what they had in mind for establishing a democracy.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Pelosi says Clinton was impeached for ‘being stupid,’ downplays House Democrats’ effort against Trump

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought to move on from questions about impeachment during a televised town hall Thursday night, even as she insisted she wasn’t bothered at all by polls showing sagging support for the probe against President Trump.

Pelosi, who also claimed former President Bill Clinton was impeached only for “being stupid,” made her comments at the CNN event just hours after she appeared at a fiery news conference to direct the House Judiciary Committee to begin drafting articles of impeachment against Trump.

“Can we not have any more questions about impeachment?” Pelosi asked at one point. “I don’t mind questions, but to ask me questions through the prism of the White House is like, what?”

Moderator Jake Tapper noted that polls in swing districts show that moderate voters have begun to oppose impeachment, and asked whether Pelosi would regret the proceedings if they ultimately help Trump win re-election.

“This isn’t about politics at all,” Pelosi insisted. “This is about patriotism. It’s not about partisanship. It’s about honoring our oath of office. This is the first president that has committed all of these things as the constitutional experts said yesterday. Nobody has ever even come close. Not Richard Nixon even came close to his dishonoring his own oath of office.”

“This is the first president that has committed all of these things … Nobody has ever even come close. Not Richard Nixon even came close to his dishonoring his own oath of office.”

— House Speaker Nancy Pelosi

PELOSI SNAPS AT REPORTER, INSISTS BEING CATHOLIC MEANS SHE CANNOT HATE ANYONE

The Trump campaign highlighted internal polling on Thursday showing that moderate Democrats in districts won by the president in 2016 were turning against impeachment.

“Nancy Pelosi is marching members of her caucus off the plank and into the abyss,” Trump 2020 Campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted, alongside polling data. “Impeachment is killing her freshman members and polling proves it.”

“Nancy Pelosi is marching members of her caucus off the plank and into the abyss. Impeachment is killing her freshman members and polling proves it.”

— Brad Parscale, Trump 2020 Campaign manager

The House is now composed of 431 members, meaning 217 yeas are needed to impeach the president. There are currently 233 Democrats, meaning Democrats can lose only 16 of their own members and still impeach the president. 31 House Democrats represent districts Trump carried in 2016.

Sensing a possible opening, the Republican National Committee (RNC) has ramped up the pressure on these Democrats in pro-Trump districts. As reported by The Daily Caller, the RNC is running ads urging voters to pick a lawmaker who “won’t waste taxpayer $$$ on partisan impeachment.” And, Wall Street Journal Editorial Page Deputy Editor Dan Henninger told Fox News that some of these 31 Democrats are “really reluctant to take this vote,” especially now.

DOES PELOSI HAVE THE VOTES ON IMPEACHMENT?

Earlier in the day, Tapper pointed out that Rep. Jeff Van Drew, D-N.J., had broken with party leadership and announced his opposition to impeachment. That means opposition to impeachment is now bipartisan, even as no Republicans have supported impeachment — a blow to Pelosi, who has previously said impeachment would need to be bipartisan.

But, Pelosi made clear her mind had changed on that point.

“The facts are clear,” she told Tapper at the town hall. “The Constitution is clear. The president violated the Constitution. And so I think it is important for us to proceed. If we were not to proceed, it would say to any president, any future president, whoever she or he may be, Democratic or Republican, that our democracy is gone, the president is king, he can do whatever he wants in violation of the law, ignoring the acts of Congress, undermining our system of checks and balances.”

The speaker also elaborated on her outburst earlier in the day after a reporter asked her whether she “hates” the president. Pelosi, at the time, emphasized that she was a Catholic and does not hate anyone, although she said she felt Trump was a corrupt coward.

“The word ‘to hate’ a person, that just doesn’t happen,” Pelosi said at the town hall. “The word ‘hate’ is a terrible word. You might reserve it for vanilla ice cream for something like that, I’m a chocoholic, but not for a person. And so for him to say that was really disgusting to me. And of course he was quoting somebody else.”

Pelosi further argued that Clinton was impeached for “being stupid,” in response to Republican claims that Democrats were hypocritical on the issue. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., had blasted impeachment in 1998 as the “undoing of a national election” and argued that it should be reserved for extreme situations.

“Some of these same people are saying, ‘Oh, this doesn’t rise to impeachment,'” Pelosi said at one point in the CNN event. “Right there, impeaching Bill Clinton for being stupid in terms of something like that. I mean, I love him, I think he was a great president, but being stupid in terms of that, what would somebody do, not to embarrass their family, but in any event, so they did Bill Clinton, now they want me to do George Bush, I didn’t want it to be a way of life in our country.”

Clinton was impeached by the GOP-held House for perjury and obstruction of justice in December 1998, only to be acquitted by the Democrat-controlled Senate in February 1999. Clinton had been accused of making false statements in connection with a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, and had falsely denied under oath that he had “sexual relations” or been alone with a White House intern, Monica Lewinsky.

Amid the impeachment effort, lawmakers also have to deal with a looming government shutdown that could take effect Dec. 20 unless Congress passes spending legislation to avoid it. With just over two weeks to do so — and holidays coming soon after — impeachment could find itself on the House’s back burner until the new year.

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At the town hall, Pelosi said she didn’t think “we’re headed for a shutdown” this month, and floated the possibility of a continuing resolution to delay the issue.

“But I hope we don’t have to do that,” she said.

“I have to admit that today was quite historic,” Pelosi added. “It was taking us across a threshold on this, that we just had no choice. I do hope that it would be remembered in a way that honors the vision of our founders, what they had in mind for establishing a democracy.”

Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Coast Guard rescues Florida dog spotted swimming for its life

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Sometimes what works for people works for man’s best friend.

A U.S. Coast Guard crew in southwest Florida used their training for recovering people in the water to rescue a pup found swimming offshore Wednesday night, Fox 13 Tampa Bay reported.

“While our crew was out underway for a night patrol, we received a call for a dog in distress swimming off Fort Myers Beach/Bowditch Point,” Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach wrote on Facebook.

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The crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Station Fort Myers Beach safely pulled the dog on board their vessel.

“Thanks to the crew’s expertise in intercepting non-compliant vessels (NCV) and recovering a person in the water (PIW), our ‘star’ of the night was safely recovered and returned to her owner!” they added.

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Wisconsin governor to release findings of sexual-assault probe of state National Guard

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Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said he will release the findings of a seven-month probe on how the state’s National Guard handled a half-dozen cases of sexual assault allegations after federal investigators brief the Guard’s top commander this weekend, according to a letter to lawmakers on Thursday.

Evers said the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations (OCI) briefed him on their findings on Nov. 25, which was the result of an overarching investigation of the Guard’s protocols for reporting, investigating and prosecuting sexual assault.

The investigation was ordered by Evers and Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., after Master Sgt. Jay Ellis notified Baldwin in November 2018 of the alleged incidents of sexual assault within his 115th Fighter Wing security squadron dating back to 2002 that were brushed aside by senior officers.

BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER IN MINNESOTA CRASHES AFTER TAKEOFF, KILLING 3 ABOARD, GOVERNOR SAYS

Investigators plan to meet with Maj. Gen. Donald Dunbar on Saturday to go over their findings.

Evers also extended an invitation to legislative leaders to attend an OCI briefing on Monday to understand the review “due to the gravity of the situation and the report’s findings.”

Excerpts from the OCI report obtained by The Capital Times revealed that an investigator told an accuser, who said she was assaulted by a male soldier in 2015 in their unit, that the Guard’s response to her case was “an absolute train wreck.”

In that case, the male soldier was charged with four sexual assault violations of the Wisconsin Code of Military Justice, but the military prosecutor missed several administrative deadlines and eventually failed to advance the case. The alleged perpetrator eventually pleaded guilty to one count of indecent conduct for having consensual sex with the woman.

The investigator said in the report that the bungled court-martial was a result of Guard officials’ incompetence.

Prior attempts by State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald in February to glean answers about potential sexual misconduct in the Guard hit a snag when Dunbar said the Guard has “zero tolerance” for sexual assault and harassment but didn’t offer any recommendations for improvement on the process for reporting or handling such cases. Fitzgerald said then that he wasn’t happy with the response and questioned whether the Guard follows its own policies.

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Fitzgerald, who is running for Congress in a heavily conservative southeastern Wisconsin district next year, said in a statement Thursday that he wants to hear what the OCI has to say about shortfalls in the Guard, according to reports by The Associated Press.

“Clearly changes must be made,” he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Pelosi suggests amid Trump impeachment, ‘the arts’ will help heal America

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., suggested Thursday night that “the arts” will help unite the country as House Democrats pursue impeachment against President Trump.

During a televised town hall, Pelosi was asked how she planned on “unifying the nation” throughout the impeachment process and she began by stressing that the country “was divided” and how Trump had been “divisive” before House Democrats launched their inquiry last fall. She later added that despite existing divisions before he took office, Trump made them “much, much worse.”

After touting the 275 “bipartisan bills” she said the House passed that were “waiting” on the desk of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Pelosi stressed that the country not only had to “heal” but also to “repair” itself.

“I myself think that one of the ways that America will heal is through the arts,” Pelosi told the CNN town hall attendee. “I truly believe that’s something where we find our common ground. You enjoy music together, you see a play or movie, you laugh, you cry, you’re inspired, you laugh, you cry…”

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She went on to paraphrase poet Percy Bysshe Shelley by saying, “the greatest force for moral good is imagination.”

“Imagination, the creativity of it all, again, to share an experience in a way that puts aside your differences. Imagination, put yourself in another person’s shoes,” Pelosi continued. “I think that that plus a discussion, people talking to each other — we all have much more in common than divides us and we have to find that common ground.”

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R. Kelly charged with paying bribe before marriage to Aaliyah

R. Kelly is facing a new bribery charge allegedly related to the disgraced singer’s 1994 marriage to fellow R&B singer Aaliyah.

The new charge accused R. Kelly of scheming with others to pay for a “fraudulent identification document” for someone identified only as “Jane Doe” on Aug. 30, 1994, according to a superseding indictment unsealed on Thursday and obtained by Fox News.

A day later, Kelly, then 27, married Aaliyah, who was 15 at the time, in a secret ceremony arranged by Kelly at a hotel in Chicago. The marriage was annulled months later because of her age.

R. KELLY’S SEXUAL ABUSE TRIAL SET FOR SEPTEMBER 2020 

The indictment did not mention the wedding. However, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News that “Jane Doe” was Aaliyah and that the fake ID listing her age as 18 was to be used to obtain a marriage license.

The indictment didn’t identify the person who was paid the bribe in order to get the fake ID, except to say that the person was a public employee.

Kelly’s attorney, Douglas Anton, told The Associated Press the latest charge against his client was “ridiculous and absurd.”

R. KELLY ARRESTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY, CHARGED WITH RACKETEERING AND SEX-RELATED CRIMES

Aaliyah, whose full name was Aaliyah Dana Haughton, worked with R. Kelly on her debut album ”Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number.” She died in a plane crash in 2001 at age 22.

R. Kelly’s attorneys have long maintained he was unaware of Aaliyah’s age when they married.

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Aaliyah, pictured here at the MTV Movie Awards at Sony Studios on June 3, 2000 in Culver City, Calif., died in a plane crash at 2001 at age 22. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage via Getty Images)

The Brooklyn prosecutors already had charged the 52-year-old singer — whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly — with racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and sexual exploitation. They alleged he and his employees and assistants picked out women and girls at concerts and groomed them for sexual abuse. He has pleaded not guilty.

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Kelly has been held without bond and is scheduled to stand trial in federal court in Chicago in April on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges before facing trial in Brooklyn.

Fox News’ Marta Dhanis and The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Alanis Morissette says ‘Jagged Little Pill’ was initially rejected by several record labels

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Record labels oughtta know better than to bet against Alanis Morissette.

Morissette, 45, stopped by “The Tonight Show” to talk about her upcoming Broadway show, and she revealed that her legendary album “Jagged Little Pill” was rejected by several labels before it found success.

“Is it true that no record labels were interested, they didn’t want to sign you?” host Jimmy Fallon asked.

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“No, not an uncommon thing for rejection to persevere,” Morissette said.

According to the “Ironic” singer, she had written 10 songs to “get my whistle wet” before she began getting rejected.

“When we started getting rejections, I asked everyone to stop so that I could go back under my rock and keep writing,” Morisette said. “I went back and wrote more and then once I was writing ‘All I Really Want,’ which is the last song on the record… we got a call to go meet Maverick [and] Guy Oseary, Madonna‘s label.”

Morissette said she was hesitant to go to the meeting because she was wearing sweatpants, but they told her, “Who cares? Get in the car and go.”

“So I met [Oseary] in my sweatpants and we played ‘You Oughtta Know’ and ‘Perfect’ and ‘Hand in My Pocket’ and he was very excited,” she recalled.

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Fallon, 45, then reminded the audience that the album — currently in the top 20 best-selling albums of all time, selling more than 33 million copies worldwide — was certified diamond and 16-times platinum, won four Grammys, spent 12 weeks at number one on the Hot 100 charts and produced three number one singles.

“This is like a legendary record, I love it so much,” Fallon said. “It’s so great, one of my all-time favorites.”

The two then discussed Morissette’s upcoming Broadway show, also titled “Jagged Little Pill,” which will feature music from the 1995 album.

According to Morissette, she worked for eight years to create the show, which is not autobiographical.

“It’s not a direct autobiographical story,” she explained. “It’s a story about a family, but [writer] Diablo Cody said she pulled all characters out of the songs, so in some ways, I relate to a lot of the characters in a direct way.”

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The musical, which was set to open Thursday, is only one of Morissette’s current projects, as she is also working on a new album due out in May 2020 and is preparing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” with a tour alongside Liz Phair and Garbage.

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Washington Post mocked for suggesting Melania Trump could be ‘sending coded messages’

The Washington Post raised eyebrows Thursday for a column asking whether first lady Melania Trump is “sending coded messages” while serving as the presidential spouse or if “we are just talking to ourselves.”

Post columnist Monica Hesse opened her piece by addressing the upcoming unauthorized biography “Free, Melania” and acknowledged how much of the book relied largely upon other people’s accounts as well as speculation, which Hesse described as “analysis” about things ranging from the first lady’s body language to fashion choices.

According to Hesse, author Kate Bennett argued that the first lady made “intentional” fashion statements, one of which involved the memorable jacket she wore on a trip to the southern border where migrant children were being detained that read, “I really don’t care, do u?” The biography author insisted it was actually a message to Ivanka Trump, who supposedly took credit for urging her father to end the separations of migrant families.

“Is there symbolism in everything Melania Trump does, or not?” Hesse asked. “Is Melania Trump playing five-dimensional chess against the rest of her checkers-playing family, or not? Will we ever know? Does it even matter? Does your pointed commentary about the administration’s immigration policy matter, if, to understand you’ve commented at all, the American public must intimately know the shopping habits of your grown stepdaughter?”

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Hesse then asked whether “bizarrely choosing to communicate in fashion code” instead of spoken language or having “no plan at all” was the “more unsettling interpretation” of Melania Trump, later writing, “I have wondered whether Melania Trump is a genius. I have wondered whether she’s an idiot. I have wondered why I wonder about her at all.”

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“A job requirement of models is the ability to disappear: to sublimate one’s own identity into the clothing so that the shopper can picture herself wearing it instead,” the Post columnist explained. “Melania Trump’s greatest achievement has been her self-sublimation, her ability would like Melania Trump to mean something. I would like for her to mean something in the way that we would all like any of this chaotic era to mean anything, because the alternative is that we’re just living in chaos, in a country led by chaotic people.ty to let people project their own worldviews onto her. Conservatives see a classy helpmeet, bringing old-world elegance to the White House. Liberals, zeroing in on her initial New York home base and her thirsty eyes toward Justin Trudeau, proposed for a while that she might loathe her husband as much as they did.”

She continued, “I would like Melania Trump to mean something. I would like for her to mean something in the way that we would all like any of this chaotic era to mean anything, because the alternative is that we’re just living in chaos, in a country led by chaotic people… What if there was no meaning. What if we stopped inventing meaning… Free, Melania. Free us all.”

The column sparked questions of concern from many readers on social media.

“R u ok,” Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel asked.

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The Daily Wire’s Jessica Fletcher similarly tweeted, “Is everyone there doing ok?”

“Always good to get the perspective of absolute lunatics,” Daily Wire contributor Harry Khachatrian quipped.

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Army-Navy game to feature throwback 1960s Navy football uniforms this year

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“Forged by history, bound by brotherhood.”

It’s that time of year again for one of the biggest American college football rivalries.

The 120th ArmyNavy game is set for Saturday, Dec. 14, in Philadelphia, and the Navy Midshipmen are looking to break the Army Black Knights’ three-year winning streak while also showcasing new uniforms.

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Navy, which leads the legendary rivalry 60-52-7, will be sporting throwback uniforms that pay homage to the Midshipmen teams of the 1960s.

“The uniforms they wore featured a traditional navy blue contrasted with brilliant gold accents, a brilliant look for some of the best teams in the nation during their respective seasons,” Under Armour said in a press release. “This era provided the appropriate inspiration needed to outfit the current Midshipmen squad for Saturday’s rivalry game.”

Under Armour and the Navy collaborated to design the uniforms, which are a tribute to halfback Joe Bellino — who passed away in March — and quarterback Roger Staubach, who both won the Heisman while at Navy in 1960 and 1963, respectively.

Once a 5-foot-9-inch, 180-pound halfback for the Naval Academy, Bellino was the first player awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1960 for his exceptional performance on and off the field.

Staubach, the 1963 Heisman Trophy winner for the U.S. Naval Academy and a Hall of Fame quarterback, didn’t join the Dallas Cowboys until 1969 — five years after he was drafted — so that he could complete his required military service, including a one-year tour of duty in Vietnam.

The Army also unveiled their 1st Cavalry Division uniforms for the big game, which feature a camouflage-based helmet and jersey.

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The Midshipmen and Black Knights first met on the football field in West Point, N.Y., in 1890.

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The branches will meet on Lincoln Financial Field, in Philadelphia, on Dec. 14. The game will kick off at 3 p.m. ET.

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