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Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford’s New Electric Mustang SUV

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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. Ford hide caption

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Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars.

Ford

The Mustang — one of the most quintessentially American cars — is about to kick off a new chapter. After years of secrecy, Ford is unveiling the Mustang Mach-E, an electric SUV “inspired” by the classic car’s key design elements.

The big reveal is happening Sunday in Los Angeles, days ahead of the annual auto show there.

The Detroit-based company’s classic hush-hush marketing strategy has had fans of the iconic car scouring the Internet for clues about how it will look and drive. And, on Thursday night, they hit the mother lode. Or at least, it’s possible they hit it.

For a brief window, someone at Ford published the SUV’s reservations website, complete with photos, specs and pricing. But the site was quickly taken down and Ford has not confirmed any of the details that it contained, which seems top have fanned the flames for eager fans.

Among them, is Gary Hankins, who said he’s been trying to piece together bits of information about the car for the last two years — an admirable feat considering he didn’t even know the name of the car until this week.

All Ford is officially saying for now is that the SUV will be on the market in late 2020 — part of the company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. The automaker also says the estimated range of the SUV will be a whopping 300 miles on a single charge.

That was enough to make Hankins, a retired D.C. cop, “go absolutely gaga,” according to his friends. For Hankins, the fact that it’ll look a little like a Mustang is “really icing on the cake.”

Finally owning a car with the Mustang named attached would be the fulfillment of a teenage dream.

“I was in high school in the ’60s when the Mustang came out,” he recalled wistfully. “I would love to have had a Mustang. [I] couldn’t afford one.”

More than five decades later, Hankins is thrilled he’s got a lot more money in the bank. “Here I am, now 71 years old, I’m finally getting my Mustang,” he said.

Hankins is angling to get on a pre-order list for the teched-out pony car, which Ford says he’ll be able to do as early as Sunday night.

The only official peek of what the SUV will look like, is a vague swooping blue drawing on Ford’s website. But, Thursday’s leaked photos along with others captured by eagle-eyed enthusiasts last week, show it’s a fairly compact and sporty version of an SUV.

Car designer Camilo Pardo is a skeptical of attaching the Mustang name to an SUV. “If an SUV could speak, the first thing it would say is, I want to be a Mustang,” he said and laughed.

Pardo, the former head of Ford’s Living Legends studio and the chief designer of Ford’s GT, says hardcore Mustang fans should manage expectations when it comes to any family friendly crossover. But he suspects the reimagined version will possess three essential iconic elements.

First, it’s got to have the big grill, which “is supposed to look intimidating.”

“Like it’s out to get you,” he said.

Second, he said, the headlamps have to have the trademark “frowny” shape that give it “the personality of an angry animal.”

Finally, it has to have the unmistakable taillights. Pardo said experimenting with those has always been a fun thing for designers. The challenge is figuring out how to modernize the three little bars the Mustang is known for.

Westlake Legal Group gail-wise-22_custom-2b655bd8039c6aed2f346d76c96f807cf25dfe2f-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise is widely recognized as the first person to buy a Mustang in the U.S. She got hers on April 15, 1964, two days before it debuted at New York’s World Fair. Courtesy of Gail Wise hide caption

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Courtesy of Gail Wise

Based on the sales track record of most electric cars, it’s unlikely this Ford model will prove as popular as the 1964 original. That had one of the most successful product launches in American history.

Gail Wise remembers the frenzy around the campaign, which much like today’s was shrouded in mystery. “Ford had not shown the car on TV. They only advertised the logo,” she recalled.

Wise is widely recognized as the first person in the U.S. to buy the car. She was 22 and wanted a convertible. The salesman said he had just the car.

He walked Wise, and her parents, past all of the cars on the showroom floor saying he had something special to show her.

“And in the back room, under a tarp, was a skylight blue Mustang and I was like, wow, that’s for me,” she said.

Westlake Legal Group gettyimages-1013287886-01b774a117dd6f5b820444a8c517603c8e4f2855-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018.

Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

It was April 15, 1964, two days before the car debuted at the New York World’s Fair. The salesman wasn’t supposed to sell it. But he did. It cost $3,447.50.

Fifty-five years later, Wise still has the skylight blue beauty. (Her husband Tom fully restored the car as a retirement project.)

Wise says she knows she’s biased, but she wonders if being Mustang “inspired” will be enough to make Ford’s new venture an icon, too.

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Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford’s New Electric Mustang SUV

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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. Ford hide caption

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Ford

Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars.

Ford

The Mustang — one of the most quintessentially American cars — is about to kick off a new chapter. After years of secrecy, Ford is unveiling the Mustang Mach-E, an electric SUV “inspired” by the classic car’s key design elements.

The big reveal is happening Sunday in Los Angeles, days ahead of the annual auto show there.

The Detroit-based company’s classic hush-hush marketing strategy has had fans of the iconic car scouring the Internet for clues about how it will look and drive. And, on Thursday night, they hit the mother lode. Or at least, it’s possible they hit it.

For a brief window, someone at Ford published the SUV’s reservations website, complete with photos, specs and pricing. But the site was quickly taken down and Ford has not confirmed any of the details that it contained, which seems top have fanned the flames for eager fans.

Among them, is Gary Hankins, who said he’s been trying to piece together bits of information about the car for the last two years — an admirable feat considering he didn’t even know the name of the car until this week.

All Ford is officially saying for now is that the SUV will be on the market in late 2020 — part of the company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. The automaker also says the estimated range of the SUV will be a whopping 300 miles on a single charge.

That was enough to make Hankins, a retired D.C. cop, “go absolutely gaga,” according to his friends. For Hankins, the fact that it’ll look a little like a Mustang is “really icing on the cake.”

Finally owning a car with the Mustang named attached would be the fulfillment of a teenage dream.

“I was in high school in the ’60s when the Mustang came out,” he recalled wistfully. “I would love to have had a Mustang. [I] couldn’t afford one.”

More than five decades later, Hankins is thrilled he’s got a lot more money in the bank. “Here I am, now 71 years old, I’m finally getting my Mustang,” he said.

Hankins is angling to get on a pre-order list for the teched-out pony car, which Ford says he’ll be able to do as early as Sunday night.

The only official peek of what the SUV will look like, is a vague swooping blue drawing on Ford’s website. But, Thursday’s leaked photos along with others captured by eagle-eyed enthusiasts last week, show it’s a fairly compact and sporty version of an SUV.

Car designer Camilo Pardo is a skeptical of attaching the Mustang name to an SUV. “If an SUV could speak, the first thing it would say is, I want to be a Mustang,” he said and laughed.

Pardo, the former head of Ford’s Living Legends studio and the chief designer of Ford’s GT, says hardcore Mustang fans should manage expectations when it comes to any family friendly crossover. But he suspects the reimagined version will possess three essential iconic elements.

First, it’s got to have the big grill, which “is supposed to look intimidating.”

“Like it’s out to get you,” he said.

Second, he said, the headlamps have to have the trademark “frowny” shape that give it “the personality of an angry animal.”

Finally, it has to have the unmistakable taillights. Pardo said experimenting with those has always been a fun thing for designers. The challenge is figuring out how to modernize the three little bars the Mustang is known for.

Westlake Legal Group gail-wise-22_custom-2b655bd8039c6aed2f346d76c96f807cf25dfe2f-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise is widely recognized as the first person to buy a Mustang in the U.S. She got hers on April 15, 1964, two days before it debuted at New York’s World Fair. Courtesy of Gail Wise hide caption

toggle caption

Courtesy of Gail Wise

Based on the sales track record of most electric cars, it’s unlikely this Ford model will prove as popular as the 1964 original. That had one of the most successful product launches in American history.

Gail Wise remembers the frenzy around the campaign, which much like today’s was shrouded in mystery. “Ford had not shown the car on TV. They only advertised the logo,” she recalled.

Wise is widely recognized as the first person in the U.S. to buy the car. She was 22 and wanted a convertible. The salesman said he had just the car.

He walked Wise, and her parents, past all of the cars on the showroom floor saying he had something special to show her.

“And in the back room, under a tarp, was a skylight blue Mustang and I was like, wow, that’s for me,” she said.

Westlake Legal Group gettyimages-1013287886-01b774a117dd6f5b820444a8c517603c8e4f2855-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018.

Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

It was April 15, 1964, two days before the car debuted at the New York World’s Fair. The salesman wasn’t supposed to sell it. But he did. It cost $3,447.50.

Fifty-five years later, Wise still has the skylight blue beauty. (Her husband Tom fully restored the car as a retirement project.)

Wise says she knows she’s biased, but she wonders if being Mustang “inspired” will be enough to make Ford’s new venture an icon, too.

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‘Teen Mom’ star Jenelle Evans in talks to return to MTV series: report

“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans may be making a dramatic return to the MTV reality show.

The network has apparently been in talks to bring her back to the series after a worrying ratings slide, according to RadarOnline.

That’s after she was fired from the show when her husband, David Eason, shot and killed the family french bulldog, named Nugget.

JENELLE EVANS RESPONDS TO ALLEGATIONS SHE ‘FABRICATED’ DAVID EASON DOG KILLING ‘FOR PUBLICITY’

David got the ax in 2018 himself following an apparent homophobic twitter rant.

But since 27-year-old Jenelle’s departure, viewing figures have tanked and the network is reportedly desperate to deliver better ratings, even if that means bringing back the controversial former cast member.

A source told Radar: “Jenelle has been talking to MTV and it has been about her coming back.”

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Jenelle Eason attends the Dressed To Kilt celebrity fashion show and cocktail party on April 05, 2019 at Church of the Holy Apostles in New York City. (Jared Siskin/Getty Images for Dressed to Kilt)

After her sacking Jenelle initially remained with David, even after Child Protective Services reportedly temporarily removed her children from their custody.

But she recently posted on Instagram that she has filed for divorce from him after two years of marriage.

RadarOnline reports she dumped David because he doesn’t work and she was broke without her hefty MTV paycheck.

JENELLE EVANS FILES FOR DIVORCE FROM DAVID EASON: ‘I NEED TO MAKE CHANGES’

That led to him threatening to release “jaw-dropping” information and vowing, “the truth will come out.”

The mom-of-three to Jace, Kaiser and Ensley also revealed she had taken a temporary restraining order against David.

She said: “Because of his recent threats, his history of violence, his erratic behavior and his large stockpile of weapons, I am scared for my life and my children’s well-being.”

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“Teen Mom 2” star Jenelle Evans (R) with estranged husband David Eason.  (Getty Images)

Jenelle claimed that after she went out of town and arranged for childcare without telling him, David went into a terrifying rage.

He apparently texted her a photo of a man writing: “This is your new boyfriend. I’m going to break his neck and feed you his head. My goal in life is to make sure you regret leaving me like this.”

She also claimed David screamed at her earlier this year: “You can die for all I care. You’re a piece of s**t. Biggest piece of s**t I’ve ever seen,” according to multiple reports.

‘TEEN MOM’ STAR AMBER PORTWOOD ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

But all this disturbing drama is apparently not stopping MTV from considering Jenelle joining the cast again in an attempt to reverse the sliding ratings.

That’s down from last season’s 1.18 million premiere. And the numbers aren’t getting any better.

TVByTheNumbers.com reports the series sunk to a season-low of 650,000 last month.

This story originally appeared in The Sun

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Cal Thomas: This subject is critical for democracy. So how come our kids don’t know about it?

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According to a report by the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the teaching of U.S. history to American students lags behind all other subject matters.

The latest NAEP survey finds that proficiency levels for fourth-, eighth- and 12th-grade students are in the 20, 18 and 12th percentile, respectively.

Part of this, I suspect, is the way the subject is taught. History is boring to many students. It was boring to me in high school and college. Who wants to read about a bunch of dead white men one cannot view on video, or even in high-resolution photographs?

BILL BENNETT: CELEBRATE WHAT’S RIGHT ABOUT AMERICA AND OUR GREAT HISTORY — DON’T FOCUS ONLY ON OUR FAILINGS

I asked David M. Rubenstein about this. Rubenstein has so many titles and accomplishments, including co-founder and co-executive chairman of the private equity firm, the Carlyle Group, and chairman of the Board of Trustees for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

His new book, “The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians,” is a series of interviews with contemporary writers, including Jon Meacham, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David McCullough, Robert Caro and Jay Winik. All have written highly readable biographies that metaphorically raise America’s founders and other important historical figures from the dead, making readers feel they are in the same room where they speak to us today.

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Why does Rubenstein think U.S. history has taken a back seat to every other subject? He replied: “To some extent it started after Sputnik in 1957 when people were concerned that our science and technology were not as good as the Soviets … then when China came along as an economic and technological threat … the emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) became a bigger deal. Also, I think parents said to their children ‘make sure you study something that will get you a job when you graduate.’ All of this made history go down and therefore we don’t teach it very much.”

Rubenstein tells me this is not in his book, but something he finds shocking: “Today you can graduate from any college in the United States without having to take an American history course and you can graduate as a history major in 80 percent of the colleges and not have to take an American history course.”

As if this were not stunning enough, he adds: “A recent survey revealed that if one is foreign-born and wishes to become a citizen, you have to be a resident for five years. It used to be 14. After five years you take a test. Ninety-one percent of the people pass. The same test was given to native-born citizens in all 50 states by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. A majority failed in every state, except Vermont. This shows you how bad the situation has gotten.”

Rubenstein says when history is taught it is more about world civilizations than American history. While he says he doesn’t think learning about other countries is a bad idea, “it’s good to know your own history. I do find as I travel around the world that people know more about American history than people in the United States do.”

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While he won’t comment on the role political correctness has played in the spinning of American history, the stories one hears coming from public schools and universities seem to confirm that the facts of America’s past are being revised to reflect a liberal and contemporary view. That is because some of the Founders owned slaves and explorers like Christopher Columbus are said to have wrecked a society of indigenous people and these “stains” can never be washed away, or at least seen in the context of their major achievements.

David Rubenstein’s interviews are a thrilling trip to the past and ought to be required reading for anyone who cares about America’s future because, as Shakespeare wrote, “What’s past is prologue.”

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Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford’s New Electric Mustang SUV

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Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. Ford hide caption

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Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Ford’s Mustang Mach-E will be unveiled Sunday. It’s part of the Detroit-based company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars.

Ford

The Mustang — one of the most quintessentially American cars — is about to kick off a new chapter. After years of secrecy, Ford is unveiling the Mustang Mach-E, an electric SUV “inspired” by the classic car’s key design elements.

The big reveal is happening Sunday in Los Angeles, days ahead of the annual auto show there.

The Detroit-based company’s classic hush-hush marketing strategy has had fans of the iconic car scouring the Internet for clues about how it will look and drive. And, on Thursday night, they hit the mother lode. Or at least, it’s possible they hit it.

For a brief window, someone at Ford published the SUV’s reservations website, complete with photos, specs and pricing. But the site was quickly taken down and Ford has not confirmed any of the details that it contained, which seems top have fanned the flames for eager fans.

Among them, is Gary Hankins, who said he’s been trying to piece together bits of information about the car for the last two years — an admirable feat considering he didn’t even know the name of the car until this week.

All Ford is officially saying for now is that the SUV will be on the market in late 2020 — part of the company’s $11 billion investment in electric cars. The automaker also says the estimated range of the SUV will be a whopping 300 miles on a single charge.

That was enough to make Hankins, a retired D.C. cop, “go absolutely gaga,” according to his friends. For Hankins, the fact that it’ll look a little like a Mustang is “really icing on the cake.”

Finally owning a car with the Mustang named attached would be the fulfillment of a teenage dream.

“I was in high school in the ’60s when the Mustang came out,” he recalled wistfully. “I would love to have had a Mustang. [I] couldn’t afford one.”

More than five decades later, Hankins is thrilled he’s got a lot more money in the bank. “Here I am, now 71 years old, I’m finally getting my Mustang,” he said.

Hankins is angling to get on a pre-order list for the teched-out pony car, which Ford says he’ll be able to do as early as Sunday night.

The only official peek of what the SUV will look like, is a vague swooping blue drawing on Ford’s website. But, Thursday’s leaked photos along with others captured by eagle-eyed enthusiasts last week, show it’s a fairly compact and sporty version of an SUV.

Car designer Camilo Pardo is a skeptical of attaching the Mustang name to an SUV. “If an SUV could speak, the first thing it would say is, I want to be a Mustang,” he said and laughed.

Pardo, the former head of Ford’s Living Legends studio and the chief designer of Ford’s GT, says hardcore Mustang fans should manage expectations when it comes to any family friendly crossover. But he suspects the reimagined version will possess three essential iconic elements.

First, it’s got to have the big grill, which “is supposed to look intimidating.”

“Like it’s out to get you,” he said.

Second, he said, the headlamps have to have the trademark “frowny” shape that give it “the personality of an angry animal.”

Finally, it has to have the unmistakable taillights. Pardo said experimenting with those has always been a fun thing for designers. The challenge is figuring out how to modernize the three little bars the Mustang is known for.

Westlake Legal Group gail-wise-22_custom-2b655bd8039c6aed2f346d76c96f807cf25dfe2f-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise is widely recognized as the first person to buy a Mustang in the U.S. She got hers on April 15, 1964, two days before it debuted at New York’s World Fair. Courtesy of Gail Wise hide caption

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Courtesy of Gail Wise

Based on the sales track record of most electric cars, it’s unlikely this Ford model will prove as popular as the 1964 original. That had one of the most successful product launches in American history.

Gail Wise remembers the frenzy around the campaign, which much like today’s was shrouded in mystery. “Ford had not shown the car on TV. They only advertised the logo,” she recalled.

Wise is widely recognized as the first person in the U.S. to buy the car. She was 22 and wanted a convertible. The salesman said he had just the car.

He walked Wise, and her parents, past all of the cars on the showroom floor saying he had something special to show her.

“And in the back room, under a tarp, was a skylight blue Mustang and I was like, wow, that’s for me,” she said.

Westlake Legal Group gettyimages-1013287886-01b774a117dd6f5b820444a8c517603c8e4f2855-s800-c15 Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

Westlake Legal Group  Fans Getting Charged Up To See Ford's New Electric Mustang SUV

Gail Wise sits in her 1964 Mustang as Ford celebrates the production of the 10 millionth Mustang at in August 2018.

Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images

It was April 15, 1964, two days before the car debuted at the New York World’s Fair. The salesman wasn’t supposed to sell it. But he did. It cost $3,447.50.

Fifty-five years later, Wise still has the skylight blue beauty. (Her husband Tom fully restored the car as a retirement project.)

Wise says she knows she’s biased, but she wonders if being Mustang “inspired” will be enough to make Ford’s new venture an icon, too.

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Attorney General Barr accuses the left of systemic ‘sabotage’ of Trump administration

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Attorney General Bill Barr accused congressional Democrats Friday of “using every tool” to “sabotage” the Trump administration by setting a “dangerous” precedent in implying that the government is illegitimate.

During a speech at the Federalist Society’s dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the “resistance,” accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.

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“I deeply admire the American presidency as a political and constitutional institution,” he began. “Unfortunately over the past several decades, we have seen a steady encroachment on executive authority by the other branches of the government.”

Barr said the “avalanche of subpoenas” and constant attempt to derail appointments by the Trump administration have only served to “incapacitate” the executive branch.

“Immediately after President Trump won the election, opponents inaugurated what they called the ‘resistance’ and they rallied around an explicit strategy of using every tool and maneuver to sabotage the functioning of the executive branch and his administration.”

“The cost of this constant harassment is real,” he continued.

Bar likened the language used by Trump’s opponents to that of groups who attempt to overthrow militant rule of seized governments.

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“Now resistance is the language used to describe insurgency against rule imposed by an occupying military power. It obviously connotes that the government is not legitimate. This is a very dangerous and, indeed, incendiary notation to import into the politics of a democratic republic.”

He continued: “They essentially see themselves engaged in a war to cripple, by any means necessary, a duly elected government.”

Barr claimed that while Trump’s presidency falls outside the norm of previous administrations, he was elected with the public fully aware of this.

“The fact is, that, yes, while the president has certainly thrown out the traditional beltway playbook and punctilio, he was upfront about what he was going to do and the people decided that he was going to serve as president.”

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Barr’s comments came on the same as Congress held a second public hearing in the House impeachment inquiry.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Former Green Beret Maj. Mat Golsteyn praise Trump’s ‘courage’ for pardon, says he woke up ‘incredibly stunned’

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Former Green Beret officer Maj. Mat Golsteyn said the president showed “an incredible display of courage” Saturday after President Trump intervened in several military war crimes cases — including granting clemency for his own case.

Appearing on “Fox & Friends: Weekend” Saturday with host Pete Hegseth, Golsteyn said that he woke up “incredibly stunned and awed by the president’s generosity.”

Golsteyn was charged with premeditated murder in the 2010 death of a suspected Taliban bomb maker. His trial was expected to begin next month.

It was the second time the Army investigated the 2010 case after an initial probe didn’t find sufficient evidence to bring charges. A second investigation was opened in 2016 and Golsteyn was charged in December 2018. He faced life in prison if convicted and was stripped of his Special Forces tab and Silver Star award for valor.

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His family had called the case a “complete set-up,” a “farce” and a “kangaroo court.”

The president had tweeted on Oct. 12 that he was reviewing Golsteyn’s case.

“Mathew is a highly decorated Green Beret who is being tried for killing a Taliban bomb maker,” the president wrote. “We train our boys to be killing machines, then prosecute them when they kill!

On Friday the White House released a statement issuing the Full Pardon: “Today, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance, an Executive Grant of Clemency (Full Pardon) for Army Major Mathew Golsteyn, and an order directing the promotion of Special Warfare Operator First Class Edward R. Gallagher to the grade of E-7, the rank he held before he was tried and found not guilty of nearly all of the charges against him.”

Golsteyn said the president was “just incredibly sanguine and warm and demonstrated an amazing degree of knowledge about the case and what had been going on.”

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He said that while receiving a call from the president was “was an incredible honor,” he was “also quite funny.”

Golsteyn’s wife Julie chimed in that the president was compassionate.

“To have the ability to look forward to even just the holidays, let alone the remainder of our lives and our children’s’ lives, I can’t explain the burden that’s been lifted,” she said.

“Because we have dealt with nefarious people for too long and to have someone have the moral courage to step up and give us our life back — and that’s another thing the president said is to give you your life back — that’s exactly what he did,” she added.

“I think it sends a clear signal that the President of the United States is paying attention,” Maj. Golsteyn told Hegseth. “That he’s not going to be backed off by institutional elements of the DOD that are going to try to retain their ability to do certain things and force outcomes and weaponize the military justice process and then hide behind process.””It’s just incredible to have somebody step up and be a leader,” said Julie.

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“How do you say thank you to someone who gave you your life back? Thank you seems incredibly insignificant, but thank you,” he said.

Fox News’ Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

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5 Takeaways From the Leaked Files on China’s Mass Detention of Muslims

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HONG KONG — Internal Chinese government documents obtained by The New York Times have revealed new details on the origins and execution of China’s mass detention of as many as one million Uighurs, Kazakhs and other predominately Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region.

The 403 pages reveal how the demands of top officials, including President Xi Jinping, led to the creation of the indoctrination camps, which have long been shrouded in secrecy. The documents also show that the government acknowledged internally that the campaign had torn families apart — even as it explained it as a modest job-training effort — and that the program faced unexpected resistance from officials who feared a backlash and economic damage.

A member of the Chinese political establishment who requested anonymity brought the documents to light in hopes that their disclosure would prevent Communist Party leaders, including Mr. Xi, from escaping responsibility for the program. It is one of the most significant leaks of papers from inside the ruling Communist Party in decades.

Here are five takeaways from the documents.

The Chinese government has described its efforts in Xinjiang as a benevolent campaign to curb extremism by training people to find better jobs. But the documents reveal the party’s efforts to organize a ruthless campaign of mass detention in the name of curbing terrorism, a program whose consequences they discussed with cool detachment.

The papers describe how parents were taken away from children, how students wondered who would pay their tuition, and how crops could not be planted or harvested for lack of workers. Yet officials were directed to tell people that they should be grateful for the Communist Party’s help, and that if they complained, they might make things worse for their family.

Mr. Xi, the party chief, laid the groundwork for the crackdown in a series of speeches delivered in private to officials during and after a visit to Xinjiang in April 2014, just weeks after Uighur militants stabbed more than 150 people at a train station, killing 31.

He called for an all-out “struggle against terrorism, infiltration and separatism” using the “organs of dictatorship” and to show “absolutely no mercy.”

The documents do not record him directly ordering the creation of the detention facilities, but he ascribed Xinjiang’s instability to the widespread influence of toxic beliefs and demanded they be eradicated.

Terrorist attacks abroad and the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan heightened the leadership’s fears and helped shape the crackdown. Officials argued that attacks in Britain resulted from policies that put “human rights above security,” and Mr. Xi urged the party to emulate aspects of America’s “war on terror” after the Sept. 11 attacks.

Mr. Xi signaled a break from the policies of his predecessor, Hu Jintao, who responded to deadly 2009 riots in Xinjiang’s capital, Urumqi, with a clampdown but also stressed economic development as a cure for ethnic discontent — longstanding party policy.

“In recent years, Xinjiang has grown very quickly and the standard of living has consistently risen, but even so ethnic separatism and terrorist violence have still been on the rise,” Mr. Xi said in a speech to party officials. “This goes to show that economic development does not automatically bring lasting order and security.”

The internment camps in Xinjiang expanded rapidly after the appointment in August 2016 of a zealous new party boss for the region, Chen Quanguo. He distributed Mr. Xi’s speeches to justify the campaign and exhorted officials to “round up everyone who should be rounded up.”

Mr. Chen led a campaign akin to one of Mao’s turbulent political crusades, in which top-down pressure on local officials encouraged overreach, and any expression of doubt was treated as a crime.

The crackdown encountered doubts and resistance from local officials who feared it would exacerbate ethnic tensions and stifle economic growth. Mr. Chen responded by purging officials suspected of standing in his way, including one county leader who was jailed after quietly releasing thousands of inmates from the camps.

That leader, Wang Yongzhi, built sprawling detention facilities and increased security funding in the county he oversaw. But in a 15-page confession, which he most likely signed under duress, he worried that the crackdown would harm ethnic relations and that the mass detentions would make it impossible to achieve the economic progress he needed to earn a promotion.

Quietly, he ordered the release of more than 7,000 internment camp inmates — an act of defiance for which he would be detained, stripped of power and prosecuted.

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“This Is the Way Gangsters Operate”: A Hero Is Born as Yovanovitch Gives Voice to Widespread Rage at State

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My heart broke when she was asked how this has impacted her family and she struggled just to say “I’d rather not get into that”. Her family is obviously suffering, but she doesn’t believe it’s materially relevant and doesn’t want to make her private life at issue. She was on the verge of crying… but didn’t. So much professionalism and strength.

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Edit 2: To clarify, her personally feeling intimidated or threatened is absolutely relevant as a witness. She is correctly drawing a line between her own feelings and her family’s because they are not witnesses testifying.

Edit 3: watch your step below, so as not to step in troll shit.

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Poll: Most Americans Want Religion Out of Politics

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