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Lara Trump: The New Hampshire primary has made the Democratic Party ‘very nervous’

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Trump 2020 campaign adviser Lara Trump said the results from Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary should make the Democrats very nervous ahead of their November showdown with President Trump.

Ms. Trump told “Hannity” that former Vice President Joe Biden’s bid has taken a massive hit as he has now failed to reach the top three in both New Hampshire and Iowa.

Meanwhile, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., goes from strength to strength, drawing massive crowds and recording top-two finishes in the early-state contests.

She noted Sanders is a “self-declared socialist” and that fact alone frightens the party establishment who are looking for a candidate with more crossover appeal.

“This is who was at the top of the Democratic Party right now. And I think it is probably making the establishment folks in the Democratic Party very, very nervous,” she added.

“They know the only energy behind Bernie Sanders is on the very, very far radical end of their base there.”

Trump said Sanders’ campaign is a hard “sell” to moderates who do not want radical change to the American system — and contrasted that with the GOP unity around her father-in-law.

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She went on to cite figures from the president’s Monday rally in the Granite State, for which 52,000 people RSVP’d. She said one-quarter of those people were registered Democrats and just about one-sixth did not vote in 2016.

“So, I think the Democrats are probably getting really nervous seeing these results come in,” she told host Sean Hannity. “I think the Democrats are probably very, very worried about the base of their party and their future going forward. I sure would be.”

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Colbert Finds The Only Reason ‘Turd Man’ Trump’s America Isn’t A Banana Republic

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert on Tuesday tore into the Justice Department’s decision to backtrack on sentencing recommendations for Roger Stone, the longtime confidant of President Donald Trump

Stone was convicted last year on charges that included witness tampering, lying to Congress and obstruction.

As Colbert noted, Stone was facing up to 50 years in prison. 

Prosecutors asked for seven to nine years, but Trump attacked the sentence request on Twitter as a “miscarriage of justice.”

In what Colbert mocked as an “impossible coincidence,” the Justice Department then said it would ask for a lighter sentence, prompting four prosecutors to withdraw from the case

“So, Donald Trump and his attorney general are using the Justice Department to go easy on his cronies,” Colbert said. “The only difference between this and a banana republic is that Trump does not eat fruit.” 

Then Colbert bestowed a savage new nickname on Trump:

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2020 New Hampshire Primary Discussion Live Thread – Part IV

I’ve been out of the loop apparently…Iowa dems are saying that even though there were errors on the count they can’t change them because that was the “legal” vote? Sanders has more voters on both 1st and 2nd vote but somehow gets less delegates from the state.

Cool. What the fuck are we doing…

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Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael Lohan arrested after allegedly getting abusive toward estranged wife Kate Major

Michael Lohan was arrested on Monday in Southampton, New York, after allegedly becoming “verbally and physically abusive” with his estranged ex-wife, Kate Major, according to a new report.

Major, 37, alleged in a police report, obtained by Page Six, that the father of actress Lindsay Lohan got “verbally and physically abusive” toward her.

Per the outlet, the 59-year-old was taken into custody at 4:40 p.m. on Main Street and charged with a misdemeanor offense of criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment.

MICHAEL LOHAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE WITH EX-GIRLFRIEND

The pair have been estranged since 2015 when Major filed for separation from Lohan after just a year of marriage.

Included in the police report was a handwritten note from Major that detailed the alleged attack, according to The Daily Mail.

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Per the outlet, in the note, Major alleged Lohan grabbed her by the throat after hurling plastic hangers in her direction. The alleged attack left her with visible bruises, according to the note.

Furthermore, Major alleges Lohan made threats to stab her and hurled insults at her as she attempted to flee, calling her a “braindead w—e,” the Daily Mail reported.

MICHAEL LOHAN DEFENDS EFFORTS TO SAVE LINDSAY IN HEATED FOX NEWS INTERVIEW

Lohan was seen in images published by the Daily Mail, who first reported the story, being taken into custody outside Major’s residence in Southampton.

Page Six said on Tuesday that Lohan complained of chest pains while in police custody and was transferred to a local hospital for further evaluation. The actor was arraigned at the Southampton Village Justice Court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Mail said on Tuesday that Major immediately sought council from her attorney in the wake of the attack and that she was accompanied by her lawyer when she made the trip to the Southampton Village Police department to file her complaint against Lohan.

MICHAEL LOHAN ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Major and Lohan officially moved to dissolve their marriage in 2018, citing that their relationship was “irretrievably broken.” Major requested primary custody of the couple’s two young children, Landon, 7, and Logan, 5, as well as spousal and child support.

In April 2015, Major, a former journalist, was arrested in Boca Raton, Fla., for allegedly “drunkenly attacking” Lohan after an argument where he accused her of cheating on him. In that instance, Major also claimed Lohan grabbed her by the throat, however, no evidence was found to the support the claim.

MICHAEL LOHAN ON WHY HE’S PARTLY TO BLAME FOR DAUGHTER LINDSAY’S BAD BEHAVIOR

The same year in October, the pair’s sons were was removed from their custody by social services following a video that showed Lohan and Major in an “extreme argument” while their children looked on.

A rep for Lohan did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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New Hampshire Updates: Sanders Leads Buttigieg in Tight Democratic Primary

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  • With over half of precincts reporting in New Hampshire’s Democratic primary, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont was leading Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind. Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota was firmly in third place, several percentage points behind Mr. Buttigieg, surpassing expectations for her performance in the state.

  • Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. were well behind. Both addressed supporters early in the night, pledging to continue the primary fight.

  • Two of the lowest-polling candidates ended their bids: The entrepreneur Andrew Yang and Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado. Their exits winnowed the Democratic field to nine candidates.

  • There was also a Republican primary, which President Trump won handily, The Associated Press reported.

  • There are 24 delegates up for grabs for the Democrats, a relatively tiny number given that a candidate needs 1,991 delegates to win the party’s presidential nomination.

  • Follow along with the results and live coverage from our reporters here.

Here’s what you need to know:

We’re starting to get a sense of how the New Hampshire race is shaping up, with more than half of precincts reporting.

Mr. Sanders is in the lead, followed by Mr. Buttigieg. Ms. Klobuchar is mounting a surprisingly strong challenge, a few points behind in third place.

Hailing from just over the border with Vermont, Mr. Sanders was the overwhelming favorite in the contest. If the two Midwestern moderates keep the margins close, it could presage a longer battle for the nomination.

The results do not look good so far for Ms. Warren and Mr. Biden.

Ms. Warren remains far behind the top three, with numbers that have to disappoint her supporters, despite an effort by her campaign to describe her path forward in terms of accumulating delegates on a district-by-district level, rather than carrying entire states.

Mr. Biden, who worked hard to lower expectations, is stuck behind her in single digits. Two brutal losses may further undercut the central argument for his candidacy: that the former vice president is the most electable in the field.

Mr. Biden all but knew the results would be bleak. He left the state earlier on Tuesday after telegraphing his bad finish in Friday’s debate.

But Ms. Warren, as a neighboring senator, had designs more recently on a strong New Hampshire finish that could have served as a springboard toward Super Tuesday. But that nearby state factor did not seem to be helping in Massachusetts-bordering Salem, where 100 percent of precincts were reported and Ms. Warren was in fifth place with 6.9 percent of the vote.

Praising her “happy, scrappy campaign,” Ms. Klobuchar, who finished fifth in Iowa, celebrated like a victor on Tuesday night, as it appeared as though she would come in third.

“While there are still ballots left to count, we have beaten the odds every step of the way,” she declared.

With 60 percent of precincts in, Ms. Klobuchar was just shy of 20 percent of the vote — putting her on course to win delegates in the state.

“Because of you, we are taking this campaign to Nevada,” she said. “We are going to South Carolina. And we are taking this message of unity to the country.”

Ms. Klobuchar spoke about her grit, and grinned as she recounted the debate performance last Friday that appear to propel her rise in the state.

“Just like so many of you out there, I know a little bit about resilience,” she said.

Mr. Biden pledged on Tuesday night that he would emerge victorious in the next two nominating contests, after dismal results in the New Hampshire primary and the Iowa caucuses.

“We’re going on and we’re going to win in Nevada and in South Carolina,” Mr. Biden told supporters gathered in a hotel ballroom in Nashua, N.H., for his primary night party, appearing via live stream from Columbia, S.C.

Mr. Biden was supposed to attend that party in person, but his campaign announced Tuesday morning that he would leave for South Carolina instead. Mr. Biden, who is not known for his brevity, spoke for under three minutes, using the time to express thanks to his supporters in the state.

“We’re going to be back,” he said. “We’re going to be back in New Hampshire. We’re going to be back there to defeat Donald Trump in November.”

Mr. Biden also addressed supporters in Columbia, emphasizing his support in the black community and noting that 99.9 percent of the country’s black voters had not yet cast ballots.

“That’s the opening bell, not the closing bell,” he told the crowd. “You cannot win the Democratic nomination for president, and you shouldn’t be able to win it, without black and brown supporters.”

Ms. Warren addressed supporters early Tuesday evening, conceding that she was likely to finish in fourth place.

She sought to play down the results, suggesting a long primary fight, and she congratulated her rivals before issuing some of her most direct criticism of them yet.

Ms. Warren mentioned her fellow candidates by name, saying that she respected Mr. Sanders and Mr. Buttigieg but that they represented small factions of the Democratic Party.

She spoke about the uptick in negative advertisements in the primary and the behavior of some candidates’ supporters. Ms. Warren framed it as “harsh tactics” not befitting a Democratic nominee.

“Harsh tactics might work if you’re willing to burn down the party, in order to be the last man standing,” she said. “We will need a nominee that the broadest coalition of our party feels they can get behind.”

She also tossed a compliment to Ms. Klobuchar. “I also want to congratulate my friend and colleague Amy Klobuchar for showing just how wrong the pundits can be when they count a woman out,” she said.

Ms. Warren’s early results were disappointing for the senator of a neighboring state, once hailed as a Democratic primary front-runner. Now, instead of leading from a position of strength, she was discussing plans to cobble together delegates throughout the country.

“I’m here to get big things done,” Ms. Warren said. “Our best chance for this party and this nation is with a candidate who can do the work.”

“Our campaign is built for the long haul, and we’re just getting started.”

Ashley Tauber, 42, a supporter of Ms. Warren, said before the speech that she expected the senator to win states that were more diverse and voted later.

“New Hampshire isn’t the full picture,” she said. “She needs more diversity of income and of thought and other races of people.”

Donald Long, 58, said he was perturbed by the rise of Mr. Buttigieg.

“Now is not the time for a middle-of-the-road candidate,” he said.

Ms. Tauber jumped in: “That’s where roadkill happens.”

Supporters filled a college gymnasium for Mr. Sanders’s primary night party. Cheers echoed around the room as the big screen, which had been displaying the Sanders campaign logo, switched to CNN. Even bigger cheers came when CNN showed Mr. Sanders in first place with the votes flowing in.

Expectations in the room were high — for good reason. The state is in Mr. Sanders’s backyard, and he won the New Hampshire primary in 2016 against Hillary Clinton by 22 percentage points. Tons of reporters were here, and the fire marshal said he was expecting to let in 1,000 supporters, then assess if there was room for more. Anything less than a victory would be a major disappointment.

A stage was set up at the front of the room, with American flags and Sanders signs. Every time new numbers came in, there was more cheering. A concession stand outside the gymnasium sold pizza and popcorn.

There was no sign of Mr. Sanders yet, but some of his senior staff members were milling around. They were in a good mood.

“I’m excited to get results on the same night people voted,” said Mike Casca, the top spokesman for the Sanders campaign, when asked how he was feeling.

At the Buttigieg headquarters in Nashua, there was optimism about the New Hampshire results and some trepidation about the future.

“I know it’s going to be more of a struggle after this,” said Tara Maden, a 49-year-old from Nashua who works for the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health care system. “He’s doing better with the minorities than he was early on and he’s getting more name recognition.”

Betty Buckley, a 52-year-old graphic designer from Pembroke, N.H., predicted second place here and trouble ahead.

“South Carolina is going to be where everyone thinks he won’t do as well,” she said. “It depends on whether he can bring out people of color. They don’t know him. But a year ago he was unknown to all of us.”

Both women described themselves as independent voters who had backed Senator John McCain, a Republican, in 2008. “Though when he picked Sarah Palin, then I was out,” Ms. Maden said.

Their support for Mr. Buttigieg helps explain both why his appeal to independent and Republican voters has served him well in Iowa and New Hampshire and why he faces more hurdles in subsequent states.

Black voters dominate South Carolina’s Democratic primary electorate — they are not voters who backed Mr. McCain. The coming weeks will show whether Mr. Buttigieg can expand his coalition beyond the older, relatively centrist white voters who have propelled his rise in Iowa and New Hampshire.

According to CNN’s exit polls, Ms. Klobuchar won a plurality of New Hampshire voters with a college degree, with 28 percent of their support, as well as white women who had graduated college, with 34 percent.

Mr. Sanders prevailed among white voters without a college degree, taking 29 percent, but Mr. Buttigieg won the most votes of white women without a degree, with 27 percent.

The exit polls, which surveyed about 2,500 voters, offered a snapshot of New Hampshire voters on Tuesday night.

Nineteen percent of those who voted in the Democratic primary called themselves “very liberal,” and 42 percent were “somewhat liberal.” Mr. Sanders won both groups. Among the 35 percent who described themselves as moderate, Ms. Klobuchar prevailed.

Mr. Buttigieg won among voters who earned more than $100,000 per year.

The collapse of Mr. Biden could be starkly seen in the preferences of voters by age. Mr. Biden was unable to win those over 65, traditionally his strongest supporters, nor did he prevail among union households, another supposed source of strength.

It was Mr. Sanders who did best with union voters, taking 31 percent, while Ms. Klobuchar was the top pick of those over 65.

In all, about one in three voters were under 45, and Mr. Sanders easily won their support. Sixty-five percent of voters were older than 45. Ms. Klobuchar prevailed with them.

About one in seven had never cast a ballot in a Democratic primary. Mr. Buttigieg, who campaigned on a message of welcoming independents and “future former Republicans,” won a plurality, with 25 percent.

On issues that mattered most to voters, Mr. Sanders won among those who listed health care and income inequality; Mr. Buttigieg was the first choice of those who cared most about foreign policy and climate change.

In terms of candidates’ qualities, a plurality wanted a nominee who can bring “needed change,” and Mr. Sanders was their favorite. Ms. Klobuchar was the top pick for those seeking someone to unite the country — a message she and Mr. Buttigieg both want to make their own.

Three in five voters said it was more important to nominate someone who can beat President Trump than one who agrees with them on issues. Mr. Buttigieg was their top pick. Mr. Sanders was the favorite candidate on issues.

The exit polls examined other attitudes about candidate qualities. Four in five said a candidate’s age was not important. About one in three said nominating a woman would make it harder to beat Mr. Trump.

Mr. Yang and Mr. Bennet ended their longer-than-long-shot bids for president on Tuesday night.

Mr. Yang made the announcement at his primary night party. Speaking to supporters inside a ballroom in Manchester, Mr. Yang said that “endings are hard” and that he had intended to stay in the race until the end.

“I am the math guy, and it’s clear from the numbers we’re not going to win this campaign,” he said. “So tonight I’m announcing that I am suspending my campaign.”

Both Mr. Yang and Mr. Bennet had spent considerable time and resources in the state. Mr. Bennet had staked all his hopes there, holding 50 town hall events there in the 10 weeks leading up to the primary and campaigning exclusively there in the final stretch, even on the night of the Iowa caucuses.

Another low-polling candidate, Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts, will decide on Wednesday whether to continue after getting less than 1 percent of the vote in New Hampshire.

“He’s going to take some time to evaluate what’s next for the campaign and will make a decision tomorrow,” Aleigha Cavalier, a spokeswoman for Mr. Patrick, said in a text message Tuesday night.

Mr. Patrick has never exceeded 1 percent in a debate-qualifying poll and was counting on New Hampshire — next door to his home state — to give him some traction.

Reporting was contributed by Alexander Burns, Nick Corasaniti, Sydney Ember, Reid J. Epstein, Katie Glueck, Astead W. Herndon, Thomas Kaplan, Jonathan Martin and Matt Stevens from New Hampshire, Maggie Astor and Trip Gabriel from New York, and Stephanie Saul from Columbia, S.C.

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Joe Biden Declares ‘It Ain’t Over, Man’ After Weak New Hampshire Showing

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Joe Biden started his day in Manchester, New Hampshire, passing out Dunkin Donuts to voters at the polling sites. He ended it more than 900 miles away, in Columbia, South Carolina, as if the New Hampshire primary was already a distant memory. 

The former vice president didn’t bother hanging around New Hampshire to see how he would do. And the fact that he left the state ― and ditched his own campaign party in New Hampshire ― showed that he knew it wasn’t going to be good. Indeed, the results Tuesday night showed him coming in below the top three, a poor showing for the man who was presumed to be the front-runner. 

“They’re losing, so there’s no point of them being there,” said Dalhi Myers, a South Carolina County Council member who had supported Biden but recently switched to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). “They are probably going to move to South Carolina to stop the bleeding.”

Biden instead hosted a “South Carolina Launch Party” with his wife, Jill Biden, and campaign co-chair Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.). The refurbished textile factory, just across the street from the University of South Carolina, wasn’t big, but it was crammed with supporters, gospel singers, South Carolina state legislators and the press.

Arriving on stage to chants of “Joe! Joe! Joe!” Biden declared that the Democratic primary had only just started. 

So when you hear all these pundits and experts, cable TV talkers, talk about the race, tell them: It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started. Joe Biden

“We’re moving in an especially important phase because, up until now, we haven’t heard from the most committed constituents of the Democratic Party, the African American community. And the fastest-growing segment of society, the Latino community. I want y’all to think of a number: 99.9%. That’s the percentage of African American voters who have not yet had a chance to vote in America. One more number? 99.8. That’s the percentage of Latino voters that haven’t had a chance to vote.”

“So when you hear all these pundits and experts, cable TV talkers, talk about the race, tell them: It ain’t over, man. We’re just getting started,” he added. 

“I’m glad he came here and stopped wasting his time in Iowa and New Hampshire. I’m from central South Carolina. We have more Black people in Sumter than in Iowa,” said Joseph Brown, 50, referring to his city of about 40,000 people. 

Biden had downplayed expectations for the New Hampshire primary after his weak showing in the Iowa caucuses last week, where he finished fourth behind former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), although the final results are still not official. On the debate stage last week, he said he expected to take a “hit” in the first-in-the-nation primary. 

His campaign argued that the first four voting states ― Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina ― need to be viewed as a package, especially since Nevada and South Carolina are significantly more diverse than the first two. 

Biden polls significantly better with Black voters, and South Carolina ― where African Americans make up a large portion of Democratic Party voters ― is key to his strategy to prove his viability.  

But some warn it’s not just bad demographics at play — there have been warning signs in the Biden campaign’s ability to organize in the first two states.

“The contending issue is the quality of the campaign in the first place,” David Redlawsk, a political scientist at the University of Delaware, said of Biden’s organizing efforts in Iowa. “There’s some evidence that the Biden campaign is not all that good at it.” 

Biden has held a competitive advantage in South Carolina from the start of his campaign for president. His closeness with former President Barack Obama — which he brought up repeatedly Tuesday night, including an anecdote about Obama’s kids being friends with his grandchildren — is big among voters.

And Biden was a frequent visitor even before his presidential bid, often vacationing on Kiawah Island and having a personal relationship with former governor, and President Donald Trump’s former United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley. When Jill Biden took the stage in Columbia, she started with a memory: coming to the state in 2015 to heal from losing their son Beau Biden.

And Joe Biden opened by reminding voters that he loves the state and has a long history there. 

“I hope you love me as much as I love you guys,” he said to cheers. “I’ve been coming here a long time. When I die, I want to be reborn in Charleston, actually. I like the low country, you know what I mean?”

“I think Biden is really strong in South Carolina,” said Charles Whetstone, the Calhoun County Democratic Party chair. “It’s his to lose.”

Though, what was once a 36 percentage point lead in the polls is now looking narrower as candidates including Sanders and California billionaire Tom Steyer look to make a bigger play in the state. And voters are noticing that Biden is slipping.

“Biden, he’s not going to make it — he’s backing up. He ain’t going to make it,” said Charlie Tillman, a farmhand in Chester, South Carolina, who is supporting Steyer.

At least one supporter wasn’t bothered by Biden’s decision to skip the New Hampshire election night party: state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro (D). Now, he said, he gets to take his wife out to dinner to thank her for hosting three campaign staffers at their home in the run-up to the primary.

“I’m going to treat my wife as the queen she is with the best meal in Manchester,” he said.

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Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael Lohan arrested after allegedly getting abusive toward estranged wife Kate Major

Michael Lohan was arrested on Monday in Southampton, New York, after allegedly becoming “verbally and physically abusive” with his estranged ex-wife, Kate Major, according to a new report.

Major, 37, alleged in a police report, obtained by Page Six, that the father of actress Lindsay Lohan got “verbally and physically abusive” toward her.

Per the outlet, the 59-year-old was taken into custody at 4:40 p.m. on Main Street and charged with a misdemeanor offense of criminal obstruction of breathing and second-degree harassment.

MICHAEL LOHAN ARRESTED AFTER DOMESTIC DISPUTE WITH EX-GIRLFRIEND

The pair have been estranged since 2015 when Major filed for separation from Lohan after just a year of marriage.

Included in the police report was a handwritten note from Major that detailed the alleged attack, according to The Daily Mail.

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FILE – This photo provided by the Suffolk County Police shows Michael Lohan in Central Islip, N.Y., on April 6, 2009, following his arrest on a misdemeanor charge of aggravated harassment. (FILE, AP Photo/Suffolk County Police)

Per the outlet, in the note, Major alleged Lohan grabbed her by the throat after hurling plastic hangers in her direction. The alleged attack left her with visible bruises, according to the note.

Furthermore, Major alleges Lohan made threats to stab her and hurled insults at her as she attempted to flee, calling her a “braindead w—e,” the Daily Mail reported.

MICHAEL LOHAN DEFENDS EFFORTS TO SAVE LINDSAY IN HEATED FOX NEWS INTERVIEW

Lohan was seen in images published by the Daily Mail, who first reported the story, being taken into custody outside Major’s residence in Southampton.

Page Six said on Tuesday that Lohan complained of chest pains while in police custody and was transferred to a local hospital for further evaluation. The actor was arraigned at the Southampton Village Justice Court on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the Mail said on Tuesday that Major immediately sought council from her attorney in the wake of the attack and that she was accompanied by her lawyer when she made the trip to the Southampton Village Police department to file her complaint against Lohan.

MICHAEL LOHAN ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING RESTRAINING ORDER

Major and Lohan officially moved to dissolve their marriage in 2018, citing that their relationship was “irretrievably broken.” Major requested primary custody of the couple’s two young children, Landon, 7, and Logan, 5, as well as spousal and child support.

In April 2015, Major, a former journalist, was arrested in Boca Raton, Fla., for allegedly “drunkenly attacking” Lohan after an argument where he accused her of cheating on him. In that instance, Major also claimed Lohan grabbed her by the throat, however, no evidence was found to the support the claim.

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The same year in October, the pair’s sons were was removed from their custody by social services following a video that showed Lohan and Major in an “extreme argument” while their children looked on.

A rep for Lohan did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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Andrew Yang Drops Out of Presidential Race

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MANCHESTER, N.H. — Andrew Yang, an entrepreneur with no previous political experience who evangelized a universal basic income and warned of the perils of automation, ended his longer-than-long-shot bid for president on Tuesday night after a yearslong campaign that endured even as those of members of Congress and governors fell away.

Speaking to supporters inside a ballroom in Manchester, N.H., as the state’s primary results were coming in, Mr. Yang said “endings are hard” and that he had intended to stay in the race until the end.

“I am the math guy, and it’s clear from the numbers we’re not going to win this campaign,” he said. “So tonight I’m announcing that I am suspending my campaign.”

Mr. Yang’s campaign has spent considerable time and resources in the state and was banking on the backing of its many independent voters. Mr. Yang had signaled in recent interviews and emails to supporters that he would need to vastly outperform expectations in the Granite State for his campaign to continue.

The end comes a week after Mr. Yang, 45, failed to win any pledged delegates in Iowa despite spending a significant share of his war chest on ads there.

Mr. Yang’s decision to exit the race closes out one of the Democratic primary’s most surprising story lines, removing a candidate who developed a fiercely loyal following of disaffected voters from across the ideological spectrum and intrigued even skeptics with his wit, levity and relentless positivity.

The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Mr. Yang was one of about a half-dozen viable Asian-American candidates to ever run for president. He became something of an involuntary torchbearer for Asian-Americans as he grappled with how to discuss his identity on the trail and how to address and confront racism.

But it was Mr. Yang’s plan to give every American adult $1,000 a month that formed the foundation and rationale for his run. Aware that a candidate beginning with essentially no name recognition and few traditional credentials would face stiff odds, Mr. Yang often told audiences that he had not initially wanted to run for president, because he was not “crazy.”

But he would add that during a trip to Washington, he was told that if he wanted the government to do anything about job loss caused by automation, he would need to bring a “wave” crashing down on the heads of bureaucrats. His run for president, he said, amounted to that wave.

Mr. Yang enjoyed steady growth from under the radar as higher-profile candidates took turns as the front-runner and absorbed the media scrutiny and attacks from rivals that came with that status.

But two days after Mr. Yang’s underwhelming performance in Iowa, his campaign laid off dozens of staff members from a team that had ballooned from fewer than a dozen people to over 200. Despite having raised more than $30 million over the course of his presidential campaign — a remarkable sum for a political outsider — Mr. Yang’s team had only $3.7 million in cash on hand at the start of this year, according to federal filings.

In an email to supporters last week, he suggested he would need to finish in the top four in the New Hampshire primary for the campaign to get “the boost” it needed — a goal he failed to achieve.

Mr. Yang’s base of political support consisted mostly of young and male voters — some progressive, some who previously supported President Trump, and many in between. His departure from the race could aid Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, whom many of Mr. Yang’s most loyal fans said they had voted for in 2016.

But given that Mr. Yang’s support in the polls never exceeded the mid-single-digits, no candidate is likely to be significantly helped by his exit. Indeed, at rallies and town halls throughout the primary, many members of the so-called Yang Gang said they had never been involved in politics before encountering Mr. Yang.

His plans moving forward were not immediately clear, though senior campaign officials would not rule out a return to politics. “We are just getting started,” Zach Graumann, Mr. Yang’s campaign manager, said Tuesday.

Speaking to reporters later that day, Mr. Yang was asked if he would consider running for mayor of New York City. “I wouldn’t rule anything out,” he said.

Early in his campaign — sometimes in front of audiences of a few dozen people or less — Mr. Yang, the Schenectady, N.Y.-born former head of a test-prep company and a nonprofit organization, often sounded the alarm about what he called the “fourth industrial revolution.” Automation, he warned, would bring mass unemployment, chaos and even violence if no remedy were pursued; free money combined with a more human economic system, he argued, would buffer American society against its worst effects and help restore people’s dignity.

The candidate and a small campaign staff labored in relative obscurity for about a year until February 2019, when Mr. Yang went on a popular podcast and raised hundreds of thousands of dollars overnight. From there, he began a slow but steady rise, raising millions of dollars each quarter and moving from less than 1 percent in the polls to 4 and 5 percent early this year. His political operation grew and formalized.

Unlike several more experienced candidates, Mr. Yang qualified for all of the 2019 Democratic debates, and he appeared to grow more comfortable on the trail and the debate stages. At a debate in the fall, moderators asked the candidates about automation, a moment of pride for Mr. Yang.

By the time the Iowa caucuses arrived, Mr. Yang was one of just 11 people in the field, which had at one point ballooned to two dozen.

But Mr. Yang’s modest rise also coincided with increased scrutiny of his policy proposals, his past treatment of employees and his handling of topics like race and gender. The news media began digging into the cost of his universal basic income proposal; he was criticized for saying at a debate, “I am Asian, so I know a lot of doctors”; and he faced claims of gender discrimination from campaign volunteers and past employees.

Still, when Mr. Yang ostensibly kicked off his campaign in February 2018 by announcing it in an article in The New York Times, few would have expected him to make a run so deep into the primary.

Mr. Yang seemed self-aware enough to comprehend this. At a debate in December that had been winnowed down to seven candidates, Mr. Yang earned laughs when he remarked, “I know what you’re thinking, America: How am I still on this stage with them?”

In an interview last week, he reflected on his two years on the trail.

“Supporters come up to me just about every day and say, ‘Thank you, this campaign lifted me out of a depression,’ or ‘Thank you, this campaign made me feel so much better about my future,’” he said. “It’s really incredible.”

“And while you’re running, you don’t really reflect on these things because you’re trying to get to the next benchmark,” he continued. “But it’s very touching that this campaign has touched other people. It is something that I had hoped for, but I didn’t realize what it would feel like to actually see it.”

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Man arrested after swimming river from Canada to US in wetsuit is released

DETROIT — A man who said he swam across the Detroit River from Canada to try to deliver handmade books before Christmas won his release Tuesday after two months in U.S. custody.

Christopher Sagajllo, 56, was arrested in December after crossing the river in a wetsuit and landing at a steel company’s property on Zug Island, just south of Detroit.

U.S. District Judge Linda Parker sentenced Sagajllo to time served, clearing his return to St. Catherines, Ontario, where the British native is a permanent Canadian resident.

“He is not a dangerous individual,” defense attorney Benton Martin said.

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Sagajllo, 56, declined to speak in court. But he explained in a letter why he chose a risky way to get into the U.S.

Sagajllo said he was desperate after being turned away days earlier at the border in Niagara Falls, New York. U.S. authorities said he was ineligible because he had been deported to the United Kingdom in 2010 after overstaying a visit by seven years.

Sagajllo said he had followed his religious faith and made books in silk bags.

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“Four of the recipients were in the United States, and I believed they needed to be delivered before Christmas. … I believed I needed to swim across. I felt that if I did not do what was, I believe, required of me, that something terrible would happen to me in the future,” he wrote.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Susan Fairchild said the government had no objection to returning Sagajllo to Canada after weeks in custody.

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2020 New Hampshire Primary Discussion Live Thread – Part III

Imagine looking at Bush winning in 2000 & 2004, Obama running as a “faux progressive” than showing his true centrist self only to end up losing both houses, and then Clinton losing to fucking Trump and thinking “yeah, centrism works”

Grow a fucking spine and see that neoliberalism is dead. The choice is either fascism, or socialism. And I think you know the correct answer to that.

Macron just had a 2 million person general strike against his austerity plan, Trudeau just lost his majority government to a shell of a man who had zero appeal nor charisma, the Labour Party sunk their one chance at retaking the House by constant attacks from within the party, the alt-right is rising in Eastern Europe and creeping west, and people are generally fed up with neoliberalism and its failures.

Neoliberalism. Is. Dead.

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