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Jim Daly: Should you pray for your team to win?

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It’s a common sight in the waning moments of a tense and competitive sporting event – fans in the crowd on the edge of their seats or standing on their feet, hands clasped, eyes closed or gazing upward to the sky, presumably in prayer for their team to win the big game.

But should we really be petitioning the Creator of the universe for a championship banner or trophy?

My short answer is “no” – asking for divine intervention in an earthly sports match-up is a misapplication of prayer.

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It would seem to me that at the heart of the answer to that question are our priorities and belief in how God’s economy intersects with ours.

I love sports from football to baseball and golf to basketball. In fact, I’ve been both a spectator and a competitor, and it’s been a highly enjoyable aspect of my life. Early in my high school years, I had dreams to play NCAA division one football and envisioned myself quarterbacking one day in the National Football League.

So, I’m no sports snob, and I root heartily for my teams, especially the Denver Broncos and baseball’s Colorado Rockies.

I hope they win – but I don’t pray they win. There’s a difference.

In this wonderous age of miraculous connectivity, prayer is the original and best form of wireless communication.

Prayer is a magnificent privilege for a Christian. In its best form, it’s a one-on-one conversation, like sitting down with a loved one and shutting out all the distractions of the world for an intimate and heartfelt exchange.

But it’s not just any conversation. It’s an audience with the most powerful and wisest Force in all the world.

In this wonderous age of miraculous connectivity, prayer is the original and best form of wireless communication.

OK, so a critic may ask what’s the harm just asking for a win? I mean, if God cares about all the souls on the field or the court, He’s obviously paying attention and could intervene on our behalf, right?

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That’s where I think we might be missing the whole idea of prayer. God is not a celestial butler granting our every wish and whim. He’s a loving Heavenly Father who has put each of us here with a purpose – to love Him and love others – not indulge ourselves.

So prayer is our privilege to engage with Him on behalf of others, particularly those who are hurting.

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Speaking very personally, my life almost always goes better when I’m praying – not so much for myself or my team – but for other people.

I love to pray for my wife, Jean, and our boys, Trent and Troy. I pray for the many children who have passed through our house during their time in foster care. I sometimes lie awake wondering how they are and what came of their lives, so chaotic and by no fault of their own.

I pray for our elected leaders – for our president and representatives on both sides of the aisle.

I pray for shalom – for a peace that transcends all the chaos and contention occurring around the globe.

To be completely transparent, though, I have to admit, prayer doesn’t always come easy to me. I’m so easily distracted – a ring or ding on my phone, thoughts of dinner, my to-do-list, a movie, the urge for a nap – or the big game on television.

But I’m heartened by the fact that even Jesus’ disciples fell asleep praying – so there’s hope for me – and for you.

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Incidentally, it might sound strange to call prayer a conversation, especially since God has never spoken to me audibly. But it’s really an encounter and a divine one at that. I have “heard” more in my prayer time than in hours of actual conversation with anyone else.

In the end, it’s a shame that there can only be one winner per game when both teams play well. But if they’ve played their best, prayer for victory is a moot point because it’s the thrill of the game itself that draws me in.

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2020 Presidential Endorsements: Biden, Sanders, Warren, Buttigieg, Bloomberg, Klobuchar, Yang, Steyer

John Kerry is for Joe Biden. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is stumping for Bernie Sanders. And Julián Castro is for Elizabeth Warren. But whom does George Takei support? (Hint: A certain former mayor from Indiana …)

As nominating season prepares to open, we’ve gathered a snapshot of the endorsement race as it stands. Aside from garnering glittering photo opportunities, endorsements can be important because they can bring along a network of supporters and donors. And more broadly, they offer a validating effect for candidates hoping to demonstrate strength or inevitability.

This is not a comprehensive endorsement list. (Campaigns frequently send statements containing the names of dozens of local officials, activists and former office holders who have backed their candidate — far too many to include in this report.) Here’s a sense of which candidates have the largest number of endorsements from people you might have heard of, and which corners, in general, their support is coming from.

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Former Secretary of State John Kerry toured New Hampshire in support of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in December 2019.Credit…David Degner for The New York Times

The day that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. announced that he was beginning his presidential campaign, he was instantly endorsed by a number of prominent Democrats.

Several months later, as Iowans prepare to caucus, Mr. Biden has the largest share of endorsements from Democratic Party standard-bearers, a broad and diverse coalition that includes members of Congress, governors, big-city mayors and more.

  • Khizr Khan, whose son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.

Establishing himself as the pillar of the progressive wing, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has racked up a significant share of notable endorsements from unions and grass-roots organizations. He’s also won support from young, progressive elected officials and youth-led organizations that see him as the face of the next generation of politics, despite his age.

  • Cardi B and Emily Ratajkowski, a model, have both released endorsements videos with Mr. Sanders’s campaign. They’re part of a long list of celebrity endorsements that includes the director Michael Moore, the actors Mark Ruffalo and Shailene Woodley and musicians like Fatimah Nyeema Warner, known as Noname.

  • The stand-up comedian, mixed martial arts commentator and podcast host Joe Rogan

Senator Elizabeth Warren has drawn support from her home state of Massachusetts, fellow members of Congress, celebrities and liberal leaning grass-roots organizations. She’s starting to gather more support from other Democrats, but struggled early on to get prominent party members to support her.

On Tuesday, her campaign distributed a list of her Iowa backers, noting that she had amassed the support of more than 550 Iowa state legislators, party leaders and members.

  • Former Housing Secretary Julián Castro — a former 2020 presidential candidate — and his brother, Representative Joaquin Castro of Texas

  • Support from Massachusetts including the backing of Representatives Ayanna S. Pressley and Joe Kennedy III, Senator Ed Markey and former Gov. Michael Dukakis

  • Other members of Congress such as Representatives Raúl Grijalva of Arizona, Katie Porter of California and Deb Haaland of New Mexico

  • Megan Rapinoe of the United States women’s national soccer team

  • Jonathan Van Ness, a television and podcast host

  • John Legend and Chrissy Teigen

  • The actress and activist Ashley Judd

A relative newcomer to the national scene, Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., hasn’t gathered as much support from federal elected officials as some of the other candidates with more experience in Washington. He has, however, managed to get more than 60 endorsements from mayors around the country as well as the backing of many celebrities who have helped him raise a considerable war chest.

  • Representatives Don Beyer of Virginia, Anthony G. Brown of Maryland, Annie Kuster of New Hampshire, Dave Loebsack of Iowa, Kathleen Rice of New York and Pete Visclosky of Indiana

  • Dozens of mayors, including Steve Adler of Austin, Tex.; Nan Whaley of Dayton, Ohio; and Quentin Hart of Waterloo, Iowa

  • Actors like George Takei, Kevin Costner, Seth MacFarlane, Mandy Moore, Sharon Stone and Gwyneth Paltrow

  • Anna Wintour, the artistic director of Condé Nast

A large share of endorsements for Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, come from other mayors of cities big and small. He has also garnered the support of a few members of Congress.

Senator Amy Klobuchar often reminds voters that the people who know her best — the voters of Minnesota — keep electing her by wide margins. And indeed, an overwhelming share of Ms. Klobuchar’s most notable endorsements come from top officials in the state. She also has the support of more than a dozen Iowa state representatives and senators.

  • Former Vice President Walter Mondale

  • Senator Tina Smith of Minnesota

  • Representatives Angie Craig, Dean Phillips, Betty McCollum, and Collin Peterson of Minnesota

  • Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota

  • Mayor Jacob Frey of Minneapolis and Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul

  • More than 50 Minnesota state senators and representatives

Andrew Yang’s campaign keeps a running list of endorsements that now tallies over 100. Most are celebrities, members of the Asian-American community, part of the tech world or all of the above. Though Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur, has received scattered support from local and state office holders, he does not appear to have endorsements from any current members of Congress or other current federal officeholders.

Tom Steyer, a former hedge-fund executive, has relatively few notable endorsements compared with other top candidates. The handful his campaign has publicly highlighted include only state and local elected officials and a number of former officeholders.

On Wednesday, the campaign provided a list of more than 100 people who had endorsed Mr. Steyer, including more than 70 climate professionals, experts and advocates. (Other campaigns have similarly sought to highlight broad support for a candidate from experts in one policy area or people in one community.)

Still, the list did not include current federal officeholders and high-profile newsmakers.

Jonathan Martin contributed reporting.

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Jimmy Kimmel Scorches Senate Republicans On ‘The Wrong Side Of History’

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“This is what the wrong side of history looks like,” the late-night TV host captioned a collage of the 51 Senate Republicans who, with their vote, effectively ensured Trump’s acquittal over the Ukraine scandal.

Only GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Susan Collins (Maine) voted for witnesses. Kimmel tagged his tweet with the (majority anti-Republican) #ImpeachmentTrialSham hashtag which trended nationally alongside #GOPCowards, #GOPCoverUp and #RIPAmerica.

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Schumer on impeachment trial: Senate ‘turned away from truth’

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They did. They really did.

And you know what sucks? I don’t think I have ever been this disillusioned about America and our future. Time and time again since the 2016 election, we’ve seen Republicans create or excuse policies or ideas that Americans regularly oppose. Tax reform, Russia, the Trump admin’s utter lack of transparency, tax returns, the SCOTUS justices, extreme anti-abortion legislation, berating those who tell the truth (NPR as a recent example), the Ukraine call, the lack of witnesses at this trial, etc…it’s all just so overwhelming.

Congress is collectively ignoring the truth and America’s conscience for Trump out of ALL people. The person who publicized his own affairs and greed. The man who is widely acknowledged as a temperamental and pathological liar. The man who demands loyalty but is unapologetically disloyal to anyone but himself.

I really have no idea where we will go from here as a country since the truth doesn’t matter. And that’s devastating.

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Brad Parscale: Trump immigration and border security record unassailable

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Even with an obstructionist Democratic-controlled House of Representatives that is hell-bent on keeping America’s borders porous and the flood of illegal immigration flowing, President Trump has delivered victory after victory on his border security agenda. The emerging threat of the coronavirus reminds us of just how important that agenda truly is.

In a recent interview on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” when Lou asked me about immigration and border security, I responded that President Trump is “already in the winning column” on that issue and that we need voters concerned with other issues “to come across to make this a landslide.”

Unfortunately, some folks misinterpreted my words — but make no mistake. Just because I highlighted the fact that President Trump is fulfilling his promises on immigration and is getting things done, and that this election will be fought on multiple messaging fronts, that doesn’t mean the president or his campaign are putting immigration on the back burner. Far from it. In fact, immigration is the second-most common topic used in the Trump campaign’s Facebook advertising.

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We recognize that immigration remains one of the biggest challenges facing our country and that there is still work to be done. But we also recognize that it’s only through Donald Trump’s unflagging determination that we’ve achieved as much progress as we have over the past three years. Indeed, it’s only through Donald Trump that more progress in restoring sanity to our immigration system is even possible.

President Trump has earned the trust of voters who care about ending the border crisis, both because of what he’s already achieved and because he keeps fighting to accomplish even more. He’s the most effective leader we’ve ever had when it comes to fixing our broken immigration system, whereas every single one of the Democrats competing to run against him in November would immediately start dismantling that legacy in favor of their party’s radical open-borders agenda.

Look at the bottom line first: illegal immigration is going down. After an unprecedented surge of illegal immigrants over the summer, apprehensions at the border are back down to historic lows. And despite the “caravan” phenomenon of 2018, illegal immigration has remained well below historical levels throughout Trump’s presidency.

Donald Trump promised to restrict illegal immigration, and he kept that promise.

The wall is being built, as well. More than 100 miles of new, state-of-the-art barriers are already in place. A total of 450 miles are slated to be built by the end of the year, and the president just secured funding for up to 885 miles to be completed by the end of 2022.

At the same time, the “Remain in Mexico” policy and similar bilateral agreements with other Central American countries, tens of thousands of unauthorized migrants are being turned away from our borders and fraudulent asylum seekers are being stopped from abusing our generous asylum laws. The president’s travel ban from terror-ridden countries is in place and working.

Donald Trump promised border security, and he kept that promise, too.

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The Chinese coronavirus offers yet another reminder of how important it is to have a strong border. The government is taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of the virus in the U.S., but we can’t keep the plague out of our country if we can’t control who is coming across our southern border. Rampant illegal immigration already poses a significant public health risk, and the danger to Americans will become significantly greater if the coronavirus establishes a foothold in Mexico or Central America.

Far from giving up on the goal of fixing our broken immigration system, which was so central to his revolutionary 2016 campaign, the president continues to find new ways to improve enforcement of America’s immigration laws.

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Congress has refused to act to rein in the pernicious “birth tourism” industry, for instance, so President Trump decided to take action himself, issuing new rules designed to prevent pregnant foreigners, predominantly wealthy Chinese and Russian women, from taking organized trips to America to give birth so that their children can have automatic American citizenship. Once the new rules take effect, the State Department will be able to deny visas to anyone consular officials reasonably believe is partaking in birth tourism.

Similarly, Congress has refused to enact mandatory nationwide implementation of the E-Verify program, which prevents businesses from illegally hiring low-wage undocumented aliens instead of Americans. So the president’s allies are getting it done at the state level. Rep Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., is spearheading a campaign to persuade “weak-kneed Republicans” in the Florida state legislature of the need to get a bill on Governor Ron DeSantis’s desk that mandates E-Verify — something both DeSantis and President Trump promised when they ran for office. E-Verify is a perfect example of a Trumpian policy solution that puts the interests of American workers over those of business owners who merely want an uninterrupted source of cheap, illegal labor.

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Polling confirms that Americans recognize the Trump administration’s successes. A Rasmussen poll in September found that a healthy majority of Americans — 56 percent — believe it has become harder for illegal immigrants to enter the United States since President Trump took office. Moreover, 78 percent of Republicans think he’s doing a good or excellent job of handling immigration policy.

Anyone who cares about ending the crisis on our southern border couldn’t ask for a better candidate this November than President Donald J. Trump. His leadership has put the border security issue into the winning column, allowing us at the Trump campaign to spend more of our time highlighting this President’s myriad other accomplishments.

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Iowa Caucus 2020: Live Results And Analysis

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Welcome To Iowa Coverage! It’s Almost Caucus Time

It’s almost time for voters to weigh in.

We’re now two days away from the official kickoff of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, and it begins in Iowa with its traditional (and convoluted) caucuses.

Polls show a very crowded race — by one measure, it’s the tightest Iowa contest at this stage since at least 1980 — with the top tier of candidates all bunched up: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden, former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. Amy Klobuchar, a senator from next-door Minnesota, has also been rising in recent state surveys. And sizable numbers of would-be caucusgoers have told pollsters they’re unsure of their preferred candidate, or are open to changing their minds.

The fluid nature of the large field of candidates and the party’s overarching desire to boot Republican President Trump out of office have contributed to a fair bit of anxiety among Democratic partisans.

And that means all eyes are on the Hawkeye State.

This page will provide the latest news, context on the caucuses themselves, dispatches from the field and some of what Iowans are telling us about the race and the candidates. And then on Monday night, it’ll offer live-updating results. So bookmark it, and come back through Monday.

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February sky: NASA’s top tips for skywatchers

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February will be a good month for skywatchers with bright planets and a supermoon shimmering in the sky.

On Feb. 1, the moon will be “half-full,” according to NASA. “On Saturday evening, the moon will appear half-full as it reaches its first quarter at 8:42 p.m. EST,” it wrote on its website. The February full moon, which is also a supermoon, will reach its peak on Feb. 9.

‘SUPER SNOW MOON’ STUNS AS THE BIGGEST SUPERMOON OF 2019 LIGHTS UP THE SKY

Supermoons happen when the moon’s elliptical orbit brings it to the closest point to Earth while the moon is full. The phrase was coined in 1979, according to NASA.

“When a full moon appears at perigee [its closest point to Earth] it is slightly brighter and larger than a regular full moon—and that’s where we get a ‘supermoon’,” explains the space agency on its website.

Dubbed the “Snow Moon,” the February full moon played an important role in Native American culture. “As the midwinter moon or the second full moon of winter, the Native American tribes of what is now the northern and eastern United States called this the Snow Moon or the Hunger Moon,” explains NASA. “It was known as the Snow Moon because of the heavy snows that fall in this season.”

‘FULL WORM SUPERMOON’ LIGHTS UP THE SKY IN STUNNING PICTURES

Last February’s full moon, dubbed the “super snow moon,” was the largest supermoon of 2019.

The bright planets – Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — are set to feature prominently during February, experts say.

“In February 2020, you might be able to see all five bright planets, two after sunset and three before sunrise,” explains EarthSky, on its website. “Spot the two evening planets – Venus and Mercury – in the west not long after the sun goes down. Then see the three morning planets – Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – in the east before daybreak.”

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“For the Washington, D.C., area (and similar latitudes at least), Thursday morning, February 4, 2020, will be the first morning when the planet Saturn will appear just above the horizon in the east-southeast at the time morning twilight begins,” explains NASA, on its website.

The Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers

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Schumer on impeachment trial: Senate ‘turned away from truth’

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They did. They really did.

And you know what sucks? I don’t think I have ever been this disillusioned about America and our future. Time and time again since the 2016 election, we’ve seen Republicans create or excuse policies or ideas that Americans regularly oppose. Tax reform, Russia, the Trump admin’s utter lack of transparency, tax returns, the SCOTUS justices, extreme anti-abortion legislation, berating those who tell the truth (NPR as a recent example), the Ukraine call, the lack of witnesses at this trial, etc…it’s all just so overwhelming.

Congress is collectively ignoring the truth and America’s conscience for Trump out of ALL people. The person who publicized his own affairs and greed. The man who is widely acknowledged as a temperamental and pathological liar. The man who demands loyalty but is unapologetically disloyal to anyone but himself.

I really have no idea where we will go from here as a country since the truth doesn’t matter. And that’s devastating.

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Impeachment Trial Heads Toward Finish Line, After Witness Vote Fails

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The key question of President Trump’s impeachment trial was answered Friday evening: There will be no new witness testimony, including from former national security adviser John Bolton.

That leaves very little left for senators to discuss, as the third impeachment trial in U.S. history heads toward a close with Trump’s acquittal now almost assured.

Democrats had pleaded for weeks to hear testimony from Bolton, whose book manuscript has made waves this week for the new details it purportedly reveals about Trump’s efforts to dig up damaging information about the Bidens.

Bolton, and a number of other White House officials, did not testify as part of the House’s investigation.

But Republicans on a whole, didn’t budge.

Just two Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, and Mitt Romney of Utah — voted in favor of hearing new testimony, making the final vote 51-49 against witnesses.

The end is near

Friday evening, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out the details for the rest of the trial.

Final arguments will begin 11 a.m. ET on Monday, and will not exceed four hours total. The House’s impeachment managers and the president’s defense team will receive equal time.

After final arguments, senators will have the opportunity to speak on the floor on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

The Senate is then expected to vote on both articles of impeachment around 4 p.m. ET Wednesday.

Next week is a packed political week, with the Iowa Caucuses Monday night and President Trump’s State of the Union scheduled for Tuesday.

There are four current senators left in the race for the Democratic nomination for president, and the trial schedule should allow them to travel from the Capitol to Iowa before caucusing begins Monday evening.

Likewise, White House official Eric Ueland told reporters Friday that the impeachment trial would not interfere with Trump’s “ability to deliver a strong and confident State of the Union message next week in the House of Representatives to the country and the world.”

The vision for the speech will be one of “relentless optimism,” according to a senior administration official, and the theme will be “the great American comeback.”

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Jimmy Kimmel Scorches Senate Republicans On ‘The Wrong Side Of History’

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“This is what the wrong side of history looks like,” the late-night TV host captioned a collage of the 51 Senate Republicans who, with their vote, effectively ensured Trump’s acquittal over the Ukraine scandal.

Only GOP Sens. Mitt Romney (Utah) and Susan Collins (Maine) voted for witnesses. Kimmel tagged his tweet with the (majority anti-Republican) #ImpeachmentTrialSham hashtag which trended nationally alongside #GOPCowards, #GOPCoverUp and #RIPAmerica.

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