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Tyreek Hill’s grandparents will be able to watch Chiefs play in AFC title game thanks to fan

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Sports have the ability to bring strangers closer together and the camaraderie among Kansas City Chiefs fans was on full display Friday.

Severe winter weather struck the Midwest in the days leading up to the AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans and caused more than 100 flight cancellations out of St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on Friday night, according to FOX 2 St. Louis.

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The cancellations meant that Tyreek Hill’s grandparents couldn’t get across Missouri to see the wide receiver play in the conference championship. However, one fan came to the rescue.

Dave Fearn offered to drive Hill’s grandparents across the state in the icy weather. Fearn was heading that way to see the game as well.

Dakota Fearn, Dave’s son, told FOX 4 Kansas City that his father won the tickets to the game in a bet with his friends over the Chiefs-Houston Texans game just days prior.

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“Due to flight cancellations on the way to #KC for the #AFCChampionship, ended up meeting Tyreek Hill’s (@cheetah) grandparents in St. Louis. Worried they were gonna miss the flight and the game tomorrow, he drove them to KC,” Dakota Fearn tweeted Saturday.

Hill thanked Dave Fearn on Twitter for his generosity.

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The game isn’t expected to be affected by weather Sunday. But the temperature at Arrowhead Stadium isn’t expected to climb above 20 degrees.

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Larry Elder: Ilhan Omar and Steve King – parties have different ways of handling their flamethrowers

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Eighty-six percent of Democrats consider President Trump “racist,” according to a July 2019 Quinnipiac poll. By contrast, 91 percent of Republicans do not consider him “racist.” Perhaps more disturbing, a November 2018 online Axios poll by SurveyMonkey found that a whopping 61 percent of Democrats believe Republicans are “racist/bigoted/sexist.” A comparatively small 31 percent of Republicans feel the same way about Democrats.

For a party that considers Republicans racist/bigoted/sexist, how do Democrats somehow, someway manage to tolerate, if not embrace, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.? For a congressional first-termer, her list of cringeworthy, insulting and anti-Semitic remarks is impressive.

Omar’s latest occurred shortly after Trump authorized the drone strike that killed the Iranian terrorist leader Qassem Soleimani. Flanked by other Democratic House members, Omar said she felt “ill” because “of everything that is taking place,” adding: “And I think every time I hear … of conversations around war, I find myself being stricken with PTSD. And I find peace knowing that I serve with great advocates for peace and people who have shown courage against war.”

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Not a word of sympathy for the estimated 1,100 U.S. soldiers maimed or killed between 2005 and 2011 by explosively formed penetrators, the use of which Soleimani oversaw. In response to criticism over her “PTSD” comment, Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia, tweeted in response to Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., comments on her PTSD: “I survived war as a child and deal with post-traumatic stress disorder — much like many who have served or lived through war. It’s shameful that you as a member of Congress would erase the PTSD of survivors.”

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Omar, in 2012, before she became a member of Congress, tweeted: “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” After her election to Congress, she apologized: “I heard from Jewish orgs. that my use of the word ‘hypnotize’ and the ugly sentiment it holds was offensive. I spent … little energy (in) disavowing the anti-Semitic trope I unknowingly used, which is unfortunate and offensive.”

Then there were her accusations in February 2019 that supporters of Israel were deluded or bought off. It’s “all about the Benjamins baby,” she tweeted. At a town hall shortly after that comment, Omar said, “I want to talk about the political influence in this country that says it is OK for people to push for allegiance to a foreign country.” Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y., tweeted, “I am saddened that Rep. Omar continues to mischaracterize support for Israel.” Omar did not back down, tweeting: “Our Democracy is built on debate, Congresswoman! I should not be expected to have allegiance/pledge support to a foreign country in order to serve my country in Congress or serve on committee. The people of the 5th elected me to serve their interests. I am sure we agree on that!”

Omar was dismissive of the seriousness of the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. At a March 2019 fundraiser for the Council on American-Islamic relations, she said: “Here’s the truth: For far too long we have lived with the discomfort of being a second-class citizen and, frankly, I’m tired of it, and every single Muslim in this country should be tired of it. CAIR was founded after 9/11 because they recognized that some people did something and that all of us were starting to lose access to our civil liberties.”

“Some people did something”?

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If Republicans have an equivalent to Omar, it is Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa. He, too, has compiled an impressive list of cringeworthy, bigoted comments. Last year, the pro-life congressman said: “What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out that were products of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” In 2016, he said: “They chose to have a Congressional Black Caucus. They chose to have an abortion. I would give you even money that a vast majority of mothers who say they can’t afford an abortion have an iPhone, which costs more.”

Then came King’s interview with The New York Times, in which he said, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive? Why did I sit in classes teaching me about the merits of our history and our civilization?”

Within days of that comment, House Republicans introduced a resolution of disapproval condemning King by name, as well as his remarks. Every Republican voted for it, as did all but one Democrat. Republican House leadership then stripped King of all his committee assignments.

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By contrast, the Democrats, in response to Omar’s anti-Semitic comments, passed a watered-down resolution that condemned all types of bigotry, including anti-Semitism. But the resolution made no specific reference to Omar. And it appears that Democratic leadership did not even consider stripping her of committee assignments.

A tale of two flamethrowers. Now which party is “racist/bigoted/sexist”?

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Impeachment manager claims Trump attempted bribery, dodges when asked why it was not charge

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Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., one of the seven Democratic impeachment managers prosecuting President Trump before the Senate, accused Trump of attempting to commit bribery in his dealings with Ukraine, but when asked why this was not one of the articles of impeachment, he did not appear to have an explanation.

Bribery is one of the specific offenses mentioned in the Constitution’s discussion of impeachment. The House impeached Trump for alleged abuse of power — itself is not a statutory crime – and obstruction of Congress, but Crow insisted Sunday that the president was still guilty of attempted bribery.

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“Yeah, specifically he did attempt to bribe and coerce a foreign government official, in this case, the president of Ukraine,” Crow told CNN‘s “State of the Union.”

“Then why isn’t that an article?” asked host Brianna Keilar.

“You know we have to look at the entire context of what happened here,” Crow responded. “That’s what this is about. This is about the abuse of power, it’s about jeopardizing our national security, our troops, it’s about undermining our free and fair elections. You know, the broad context of the pattern of this president is what’s really important, and that’s why we proceeded with impeachment.

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Keilar pointed out that the House could have gone with both abuse of power and bribery if they believed the facts supported it, and that one of Trump’s attorneys, Alan Dershowitz, plans on arguing that abuse of power itself is not sufficient grounds for impeachment.

When asked if it was a mistake not to include a bribery article, Crow stated, “No, absolutely not.”

Dershowitz appeared earlier in the program and put forth what he said was perhaps “the most important argument” that will be made when he appears on the Senate floor.

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“Even if everything that is alleged by the house managers is proven or taken as true, they would not rise to the level of an impeachable offense,” Dershowitz said earlier in the program, recalling that when President Andrew Johnson was impeached, it was successfully argued that only conduct prohibited by criminal law was intended by the framers of the Constitution to be impeachable.

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Meghan Markle’s estranged father says she and Harry are turning monarchy ‘into a Walmart with a crown on’

Meghan Markle‘s father is not holding back.

In a new television documentary, Thomas Markle, 75, accused his daughter of “cheapening” the royal family.

“They are turning [the royal family] into a Walmart with a crown on,” he said. “This is not the girl I raised.”

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In the doc, titled “Thomas Markle: My Story,” Thomas expresses disappointment in his daughter for not fulfilling what he sees as an obligation.

“When they got married, they took on an obligation, and the obligation is to be part of the royals and to represent the royals. And it would be foolish for them not to,” said Thomas. “This is one of the greatest long-living institutions ever. They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, making it shabby… they shouldn’t be doing this.”

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Thomas Markle previously slammed Meghan for ignoring him. (The Mega Agency)

Thomas Markle believes that his daughter’s and Prince Harry‘s decision to “step back” from their royal duties is a poor one “because she actually got every girl’s dream.”

“Every young girl wants to become a princess and she got that and now she’s tossing that away,” he said. “It looks like she’s tossing that away for money.”

The Markle patriarch also expressed disdain for his daughter living in Canada rather than out of Frogmore Cottage on a part-time basis.

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“Apparently $3 million and a 26-room home isn’t enough for them,” he said, noting that he feels “embarrassed” over the ordeal.

Thomas also said that he doesn’t expect to hear from his daughter or son-in-law, stating that they “are turning into lost souls at this point.”

“I don’t know what they’re looking for,” said Thomas. “I don’t think they know what they are looking for.”

On Saturday, it was announced that Markle and Harry would renounce their “royal highness” titles and pay back the taxpayers for the $3.1 million renovation of their home, Frogmore Cottage.”

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared their wish to repay Sovereign Grant expenditure for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, which will remain their UK family home,” said a statement from Buckingham Palace, which also noted that the duo “are no longer working members of the royal family.”

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Schiff, Nadler Slam Trump Team’s Defense That ‘Abuse Of Power’ Isn’t Impeachable

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Two of the most prominent impeachment managers rejected arguments from Donald Trump’s defense team claiming the president shouldn’t have been impeached for abusing the power of his office. 

In separate interviews on Sunday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the Intelligence Committee chairman and lead impeachment manager, and Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the Judiciary Committee chairman, lambasted defenders of the president for arguing that the conduct at the heart of Trump’s impeachment isn’t impeachable. On Sunday, Schiff called their claims “absurdist.”

Over the past week, Trump’s defense team, which includes lawyer Alan Dershowitz, amplified its assertions that Trump’s demands for Ukraine to investigate his political rivals did not warrant impeachment.

In December, the House voted to impeach the president on two articles: abuse of power and obstructing the congressional investigation into the alleged abuse. 

On Sunday, Dershowitz told the host of ABC’s “This Week,” George Stephonopoulos, that Trump should not have been impeached even if all the evidence and arguments laid out by the House are accepted as fact. 

“The vote was to impeach on abuse of power ― which is not within the constitutional criteria for impeachment,” Dershowitz said. The claim rests on Dershowitz’s belief that abuse of power is not among the “high crimes and misdemeanors” for which a president can be impeached.

Dershowitz has frequently appeared on news broadcasts as one of Trump’s staunchest legal allies, arguing against oversight by Congress and against former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. 

“That’s the argument I suppose you have to make if the facts are so dead-set against you,” Schiff responded in a separate “This Week” interview. Schiff noted that along with several administration officials, Trump himself has already admitted to the conduct at the core of his impeachment. Schiff rejected the suggestion Trump’s conduct is unimpeachable.

“You had to go so far out of the mainstream to find someone to make that argument, you had to leave the realm of constitutional law scholars and go to criminal defense lawyers,” he said of Dershowitz. 

“The logic of that absurdist position that’s being now adopted by the president is he could give away the state of Alaska, he could withhold execution of sanctions on Russia for interfering in the last election, to induce or coerce Russia to interfere in the next one,” Schiff added.

During an interview on “Face the Nation,” Nadler said the argument from Trump’s defense team is “simply ignorance,” adding previous impeachments prove “there is no question” as to whether a president can be charged for abuse of power. 

The formal impeachment trial is expected to begin in the Senate on Tuesday.

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Ira Mehlman: Nonpartisan immigration report shows how THESE policies are hurting Americans

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The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is one of the few institutions in Washington nowadays that is not poisoned by petty partisan bickering. The CBO is nonpartisan and has managed to stay that way. It does not take positions on important policy matters; rather it analyzes data, presents facts and leaves it up to Congress to decide how to use that information.

True to form, a new CBO analysis, “The Foreign-Born Population and Its Effects on the U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget — An Overview,” presents an easy-to-digest picture of the impact of current U.S. immigration policies on the economy. It’s not a pretty one.

The four-page report – much of it taken up by graphs and charts, designed for consumers of information in the Twitter age – makes it clear that our immigration policies bear little relation to the economic interests of the nation in the 21st century. In fact, our immigration policies undermine the core interests of many of our citizens.

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While the foreign-born comprise about 14 percent of the overall U.S. population, they account for more than 40 percent of adults over the age of 25 who have less than a high school diploma. At a time when education and job skills are a critical indicator of economic success, our archaic immigration policies are admitting disproportionally high levels of people whose education and skills do not match the needs of our society. (Immigrants are also over-represented at the other end of the education and skill spectrum, but not nearly as disproportional. Foreign-born residents account for about 20 percent of those with graduate degrees.)

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Immigration policies that admit such large numbers of poorly-educated, poorly-skilled people create a general drag on the economy. But it has a disproportionally harmful effect on the most vulnerable of our native-born population – namely similarly skilled Americans workers. “Consequently, immigration has exerted downward pressure on the wages of relatively low-skilled workers who are already in the country, regardless of their birthplace,” concludes the CBO.

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But it’s not just our own under-educated who are harmed by excessive and ill-conceived immigration policies. As these policies created “downward pressure” on wages of low-skilled workers, they create upward pressure on taxpayers and/or government deficits. About three-fourths of immigrants are here legally and, as CBO notes, are eligible for a panoply of means-tested government benefits. These include Medicare, Medicaid, refundable tax credits, ObamaCare subsidies, Supplemental Security Income, and SNAP (food stamps), to name a few.

In its own nonpartisan way, CBO is telling Congress that our immigration policies, last overhauled in 1965, don’t really work in 2020.

CBO also dismisses as a half-truth one of the most common defenses of current immigration policies, that immigration expands our GDP. “Immigration, whether legal or illegal, expands the labor force and changes its composition, leading to increases in total economic output — though not necessarily to increases in output per capita.” A growing GDP and a growing per capita GDP are not the same thing, no matter how hard apologists for the current policies try to blur that important distinction.

In its own nonpartisan way, CBO is telling Congress that our immigration policies, last overhauled in 1965, don’t really work in 2020. Though CBO does not offer policy proposals, a nonpartisan commission, chaired by the late civil rights icon Barbara Jordan, did. The commission, whose findings were endorsed by both parties when they were issued in 1997, called for a much leaner and merit-based immigration system that favors people with objectively needed skills, and limiting family-based immigration benefits to nuclear family members.

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A similar overhaul has been proposed by President Trump, which in these hyper-partisan times means that it was rejected out of hand by Democrats. But the fact that Trump is proposing it does not automatically make it wrong. Democrats (and even a number of Republicans) who revile the president can now use the findings of the respected CBO as the basis for doing what is right for the country, and for the American workers and taxpayers who are bearing the burdens imposed by failed immigration policies.

If Congress is still capable of acting in the national interest, members should fix the policies that are harming millions of American workers.

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NBA veteran Tyson Chandler says high school basketball players should be able to jump to pros

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Veteran NBA big man Tyson Chandler said he believes that high school basketball players should be able to jump to the professional ranks and recalled his own struggles before he made it.

Chandler, who is currently on the Houston Rockets, told The Undefeated in a story published Friday that going from high school to the NBA was a big decision for him. He said the “whole college experience wasn’t worth not being able to take care of my family” and explained that his family was homeless when he was a sophomore and junior in college and he was couch surfing.

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“People get it twisted. People don’t want to be in them circumstances. It’s just the way this country was set up. We’ve evolved a lot, but in a lot of ways we haven’t evolved. And I think the country knows that. I was a product of that,” Chandler told The Undefeated.

Chandler said he was determined to make it out of his tough circumstances and that once he knew the NBA was an option for him, committed to it and stayed focused.

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“That’s why all high school players should be able to come out. You can fight in a war. You can go and do all kinds of things. So, I don’t know why you can’t come up and be professional and be able to provide for your family and make that decision,” Chandler said. “They say, ‘Guys aren’t ready.’ Well, guys aren’t ready when they come out of college either. It just varies. Some of the greatest players we’ve had in our league came out of high school and some of the greatest players that had the most longevity came out of high school.”

Chandler was selected with the No. 2 pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2001 NBA Draft out of Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif. He was traded to the Chicago Bulls soon after being drafted. He is the last player from the draft class to be playing and is the longest-tenured active NBA player.

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He’s played for the Bulls, New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Lakers and the Rockets.

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UFC President Dana White makes prediction on where Tom Brady will play in 2020

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Tom Brady was spotted at UFC 246 on Saturday night in Las Vegas and had a ringside seat for the fight between Conor McGregor and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.

Brady raised eyebrows when he was spotted talking to Raiders team owner Mark Davis at the event. The Raiders are set to play in Las Vegas at the beginning of the 2020 season. UFC President Dana White fed fuel to the fire when he made his prediction as to where Brady would play next season.

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White told the Las Vegas Journal-Review after the McGregor-Cerrone post-fight press conference that he believes Brady to the Raiders “has legs.” White is reportedly a suiteholder at Allegiant Stadium – the home of the Las Vegas Raiders.

Brady could sign with any team he chooses when his contract voids in March. The six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback playing for the New England Patriots next season is not an open-and-shut case.

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Rumors and speculation about Brady playing with the Los Angeles Chargers and the Dallas Cowboys, among other teams, have taken wind. Brady himself hasn’t tipped his hand about where he is going to play in 2020 either.

However, playing with the Raiders might be a longshot.

The Raiders have been rumored to be looking to trade Derek Carr, but he is owed $18.9 million in 2020, $19.5 million in 2021 and $19.7 million in 2022, according to Spotrac. The Raiders would take a $5 million cap hit should they trade or release him prior to June 1.

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Brady’s status for 2020 is certainly on everyone’s mind as the NFL season winds down.

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Pam Bondi on what to expect from Senate impeachment trial: We’re ‘all ready to put this behind us’

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Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi talked Sunday about what to expect from the Senate impeachment trial set to begin Tuesday, adding that “everyone” — including President Trump and the American people — is ready to “put this behind us.”

Bondi, one of the lawyers on Trump’s defense team,  appeared on “Fox & Friends Weekend” one day after House impeachment managers filed their brief to the Senate, claiming the evidence against Trump “overwhelmingly” establishes his abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

“What they’re [Democrats are] doing to President Trump, all these things they’ve been saying, we all know they’ve been trying to impeach him before he was sworn into office,” Bondi said.

“And he’s a clear and present danger, they say, to the country yet they hang onto these articles of impeachment,” she added. “[House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi was impeaching him before the articles were even sent over … “

“And that’s what the American people need to remember and need to understand,” Bondi said.

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Bondi noted that Pelosi, D-Calif., withheld the articles of impeachment against Trump for one month after the House voted to adopt two articles of impeachment against the president even though Democrats initially argued that Trump’s alleged conduct warrants serious and urgent attention.

Pelosi, after the vote, said she wanted assurances that the Senate would hold a fair trial before sending the articles.

Bondi also referred to the fact that Pelosi handed out commemorative pens — with her name on them — on Wednesday after she signed a resolution transmitting the articles of impeachment to the Senate for trial.

To critics, the tone of the event seemed celebratory — a far cry from the December day when the House voted to impeach Trump. On that occasion, Pelosi wore black and insisted on the House floor it was a “solemn” day.  She even cut short two rounds of cheers from Democrats when the articles were adopted.

In Saturday’s 111-page brief the impeachment managers wrote, “President Trump’s conduct is the Framers’ worst nightmare.”

The brief is the Democrats’ opening salvo in the historic impeachment trial, with House managers outlining their case against the president, arguing that Trump used his official powers to pressure Ukraine to interfere in the 2020 U.S. presidential election for personal political gain, then attempted to cover up his scheme by obstructing Congress’s investigation into his alleged misconduct.

“The evidence overwhelmingly establishes that he is guilty. … The Senate must use that [impeachme n t] remedy now to safeguard the 2020 U.S. election, … protect our constitutional form of government and eliminate the threat that the President poses to America’s national security,” the brief states.

In response, Bondi said Sunday, “The national security part was by far the most offensive.”

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“Look at what our president has done to protect our country every day, taking out [Iranian top general Qassem] Soleimani, everything that he’s doing. Look at the trade deal he just did with China,” Bondi said. “He’s working tirelessly for us while they’re saying these really absurd things that could not only damage him, but damage the country for centuries to come.”

“A threat to national security is just such an insult to the American people’s intelligence because they know all the great things president Trump has done,” Bondi added.

As for whether any witnesses should be called during the trial, Bondi said that would be “up to the U.S. Senate.”

Bondi then outlined what to expect in the coming days.

She said opening arguments by both sides will likely go through the weekend, with the trial formally starting Tuesday in the Republican-majority Senate.

“We don’t know the structure completely yet because that’s up to the U.S. Senate to decide –the hours and the time frame, which will start at 1 p.m. every day.”

If witnesses are allowed, Bondi said: “We are fully prepared.”

Bondi said impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., made himself a potential witness by “talking about his opening statement, talking about the phone call with President Trump and [Ukrainian] President [Volodymyr] Zelensky, where he lied about what was in the phone call.”

“That was ridiculous,” she said. “Then we find out when he says he has no contact with the whistleblower that his office was completely coordinating with the whistleblower.”

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“So that’s how this sham got started and that’s how it’s continued, but right now I think we’re all ready, all of us, the American people, President Trump, everyone, to put this behind us,” Bondi added.

Schiff has denied having contact with the whistleblower and said his recap of Trump’s phone call was intended as parody.

Fox News’ Marisa Schultz and Danielle Wallace contributed to this report.

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Robert Morris: My greatest crisis — and God’s simple answer to our busy and chaotic lives

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Thirty-five minutes into the leadership team meeting, the notification popped up on my laptop. It read: “8 a.m. tomorrow: Robert, take the day off.”

Fourteen years ago, I would have dismissed this reminder, sending it to the trash where my hopes of rest and recuperation piled up.

But it wasn’t long before I hit a wall of exhaustion, and it wasn’t pretty. I pastor a church where we strive to help people. I was 45 years old with a wife of 25 years and three kids. I was working very long hours, seven days a week, and was responsible for a team of more than 350 employees.

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Somewhere along the line, I had made it my mission to say “Yes,” by all means, and “Yes” again to far too many things. These “Yeses” were for noble and worthy causes and opportunities, but they came at a cost, and one day it all came to a head. Out of love, my family and colleagues intervened with one word on my behalf: “NO.” The plan was for me to press pause for six weeks by taking a sabbatical to recuperate.

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This was significantly disorienting at first. I had conditioned myself to go, go, go. And now I found myself saying no, no, no. It was in this unfamiliar space that I found one of the richest treasures: rest.

Today, I truly believe our lack of respect for rest is the great silent epidemic of our time and one we must take seriously. I believe our society has what I call “Sabbath Deficiency Syndrome.”

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I come from a Christian worldview, so my perspective of rest is affirmed in the Bible — actually in the Ten Commandments. In fact, taking a day off each week is the Fourth Commandment, to be exact. You may be familiar with Charlton Heston’s portrayal of Moses in the iconic movie, “The Ten Commandments,” which has become a broadcast-staple during the Easter season.

Even through Hollywood’s portrayal, we learned God’s commands are life principles to live by. “Thou shalt not kill” and “thou shalt not steal” — no problem! But why does it seem we added another “thou shalt not” before the command to rest?

God explicitly told us that we are to take one dedicated day of rest each week. A sabbath, He called it. A sabbath is a period of rest. For some that may be time with their church community. For others, it may be time on the golf course. For me, it means turn off my phone. Step away from social media. For everyone, it means do not work.

I wrote a book some time ago about budgeting for your financial health and how you should be deliberate with managing your money. It’s the difference between knowing where your money goes and wondering where your money went. The same principle is applied to this idea of rest: budgeting rest — planning it into your schedule — is the only way you will make sure it happens each week. One day a week, whatever works best according to your calendar and existing obligations. Put it on your calendar and plan it in your weekly schedule, but don’t dismiss it!

I once heard it said, “You can’t outpace God.” Yet we try each and every day. Our jam-packed calendars and failure to plan lead us toward soul-deep rest exhaustion.

According to the Bible (Genesis 2), God himself rested after creating the universe. It was so good to relax that He later went on to include rest in the Ten Commandments — His top 10 principles to live by.

My own experience informed me that rest was not an afterthought or only for other people, but rather it’s essential for survival. My body — my life — was operating out of survival mode until I woke up to one of God’s kindest gifts He offers to each of us — sabbath rest.

At the end of my planned six-week sabbatical, I still felt drained. I wasn’t feeling any sense of the restoration and renewal I’d expected to feel at that point. Alarmed, I added two weeks of unused vacation time to my sabbatical to extend it to eight full weeks.

Then one morning in the middle of that two-week extension, I awakened, and everything was different. Suddenly I felt a wave of relief roll through me. I’m back! Out loud, I proclaimed with surprise and delight, “Hey! I’m refreshed!” I felt like the person I was before I started the church five years earlier.

That’s when I realized, the first 52 days made up for 52 Sabbath days I had ignored that year. Finally, on the 53rd day, I felt rested and refreshed.

After my time away, my soul was refreshed in a deeper way than I had ever experienced. It then became clear that my sabbatical had come to a close and a new understanding — a new behavior — of rest had become a habit, a new way of life.

We’re bombarded with opportunities (some very good ones) and tasks, information, obligations, stimulations and aggravations. And it’s taking an enormous toll on our well-being. The message “thou shalt not rest” has become a path that leads to chronic, and sometimes devastating, busy-ness and even illness.

Did you know the stress load of the average American has been rapidly increasing since the late 1970s? According to one expert on balancing work and life, “Stress is a factor in five out of the six leading causes of death — heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory disease, and accidents of the average.” This neglect of the Sabbath has created a remarkable rest deficiency — now syndrome.

I once heard it said, “You can’t outpace God.” Yet we try each and every day. Our jam-packed calendars and failure to plan lead us toward soul-deep rest exhaustion. We live in a self-care world, chasing quick fixes to take the busy away. Yet the most sustainable “fix” is to deliberately take the busy away — for one day a week — without compromise.

Don’t take my word for it. Try it out for yourself. But I must caution you, the side effects include growing healthier, happier, mentally sharper, and kinder.

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I believe this silent epidemic is the underbelly fueling our heated cultural landscape today, and interestingly, it’s one we can almost all agree on. Let this be our clue, our guidepost — our one day — toward a more sustainable life.

The Fourth Commandment in my Bible, the one I study and preach from daily, turned out to hold the answer to my deficiency all along. Right there in plain sight. My overburdened mind and under-rested soul finally landed in the sustainable answer. My hope is that yours falls there too.

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