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French foreign exchange student dies from injuries after Los Angeles high-rise fire

A foreign exchange student from France has died of injuries sustained in a Los Angeles high-rise apartment fire earlier this week.

The victim was identified by authorities as Jeremy Bru, 19. He died Friday evening, according to reports.

Bru and six others – including a three-month-old baby – were hospitalized after a fire tore through the Barrington Plaza apartment complex on Wednesday. Four other people were treated after the fire, mostly for smoke inhalation.

There was no updated word on their conditions Friday.

‘SUSPICIOUS’ FIRE AT 25-STORY LOS ANGELES APARTMENT BUILDING TRIGGERS MASSIVE RESPONSE

Video showed the dramatic rescue of a man by firefighters after he climbed out on the side of the building to escape the flames.

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This image from video by Jenna Fabian shows a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter on a ladder rescuing a man who had climbed out on the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment, escaping flames from a burning apartment balcony, after a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (Courtesy of Jenna Fabian via AP)

The cause of the fire, which began on the sixth-floor and spread to two upper floors and one lower floor, was under investigation.

The 25-story building lacked sprinklers.

The building was exempt from having to install sprinklers because it was built before 1974, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported.

Another fire caused damage to the building seven years ago.

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A Los Angele Fire Department ladder stands at the side of a 25-story high-rise apartment building where a fire broke out on a sixth-floor balcony and sent choking smoke billowing through the upper levels in West Los Angeles Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Stafanie Dazio)

Tenants filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday accusing the building’s owner, Douglas Emmett Inc., of negligence. The fire displaces 339 residents.

In response to a request for comment on the lawsuit, the fire and the lack of sprinklers, the company said in statements Friday that its “thoughts and prayers are with those who are injured” and its focus was on getting residents back into their homes.

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The company said floors 10 through 25 were cleared for residents to return to their units and residents of the lower floors were being accommodated in hotels until further notice.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Rising star Lil Nas X wants to headline Super Bowl halftime show one day

Lil Nas X broke barriers in the music industry with his smash hit “Old Town Road,” and now the rising star says he’s ready to set the bar even higher.

In an interview with “Entertainment Tonight” this week, the 20-year-old singer said he’d love to perform at the Super Bowl.

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“I think that would be incredible. I hope so,” he told the outlet, adding confidently, “I will, I will!”

“Maybe next year, if I’m not doing something else that is extremely important,” he added, prompting the interviewer to question what could possibly top the Super Bowl halftime show.

“I don’t know,” he said. “I could be at Beyonce’s brunch or something.”

SUPER BOWL LIV HALFTIME SHOW: EVERYTHING TO KNOW BEFORE JENNIFER LOPEZ, SHAKIRA TAKE THE STAGE

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 Billy Ray Cyrus, left, and Lil Nas X performing “Old Town Road” at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. The 2020 Grammy Awards are shaping up to be the night of the new kids, with Lizzo, Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X leading in nominations.  (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Lil Nas X’s comments come just days after he was joined on stage by Billy Ray Cyrus, rapper Nas, BTS, Diplo and Mason Ramsey at the 62nd Grammy Awards to perform “Old Town Road” and “Rodeo.”

The singer also took home Grammies for best music video and best pop duo/group performance for his megahit with Cyrus.

LIL NAS X BREAKS BILLBOARD RECORD FOR MOST WEEKS AT NO.1 WITH ‘OLD TOWN ROAD’

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Lil Nas X performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J.  (Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Old Town Road” spent 19 weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 2019, becoming the longest-running No. 1 hip-hop song ever.

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While he will not be performing at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show, he will show up on the small screen during the big game in a commercial with Sam Elliott and Cyrus.

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NASCAR champ Tony Stewart thanks ex-girlfriends in Hall of Fame speech

Tony Stewart, the throwback, blue-collar “People’s Champion” of NASCAR, is once again the headline act.

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Stewart was one of five inductees Friday night into the 11th class of NASCAR’s Hall of Fame — a group that is essentially a celebration of Joe Gibbs Racing. The three-time NASCAR champion was inducted alongside Joe Gibbs, his former team owner, and Bobby Labonte, his first NASCAR teammate.

Also inducted was Waddell Wilson, an engine builder and crew chief who coincidentally was team manager of Stewart’s first foray into NASCAR. The late Buddy Baker, who raced 33 years before transitioning into a broadcast role, was also inducted and Stewart has early ties to him, too.

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Stewart first tried to drive a stock car at Buck Baker Driving School in Rockingham and Buddy Baker turned up to watch “Smoke” turn laps at North Carolina Speedway.

“To have a connection to every member of this NASCAR Hall of Fame class is very, very special, as all of them had an influence early in my NASCAR career that allows me to stand in this spot right now,” Stewart said. “Twelve of my 21 years in NASCAR came driving for Joe Gibbs. ‘You win with people,’ is what Joe always said. Joe surrounded me with some of the best people in racing, and it’s why we were able to win two championships and a lot of races together.

“When I joined Joe Gibbs Racing back in 1997, Bobby spent the most time with me because that’s when I needed the most help. The transition from sprint cars, midgets and Indy cars was not easy, and the time Bobby invested in me made the learning curve a little less steep.”

Then came the standard Stewart joke. He noted Labonte’s training regimen in those early days, a stark contrast to Stewart, who notoriously avoids fitness and dieting.

“I saw Bobby on a bike, training for like the Tour de France or something, eating health food, talking about living a healthier lifestyle, and I took a giant swig of Coke, grabbed a bag of Oreos and decided to do my own thing,” Stewart said. “Turns out, both lifestyles can get you to the Hall of Fame.”

The induction into the Hall of Fame has come with mixed emotions for Stewart, who has not slowed his racing one bit since retiring from NASCAR competition after the 2016 season. He runs sprint car races all over the country every week and squeezes in his responsibilities as co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, Eldora Speedway and the All Star Circuit of Champions. In fact, a day before his induction, Stewart announced a deal with FloSports to livestream all Eldora championship events and the All Star Circuit of Champions.

Stewart turns 49 this May and figures he’s too young to be in a Hall of Fame, and hasn’t been entirely comfortable with all the attention that has come with his induction. But as the calendar crept closer to the ceremony, Stewart has finally embraced this next chapter.

“Back in May, when I was voted into this year’s Hall of Fame class, I was honored. But I was also conflicted,” Stewart said. “I’m not old. Or, at least, I don’t feel old. I’m still racing. In fact, I’m racing now more than I ever have in the past. And in my mind, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is there to honor the completion of one’s career.

“In the eight months since being nominated to this year’s class, I’ve come to appreciate what an honor it truly is. I’m one of just 55 people to be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame. And, considering that NASCAR has been around for more than 70 years, that’s pretty much nuts for me to be here. It truly is an elite group, and it’s incredibly humbling to be a part of it.”

Stewart stole the show at a Thursday night celebration of Gibbs, who hosted an event at a downtown Charlotte music hall for 1,000 people to celebrate his achievement. Gibbs, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996 for winning three Super Bowls as coach of the Washington Redskins, was the man of honor at his event but briefly overshadowed by Stewart when he brought Stewart and Labonte to the stage.

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Stewart lobbed joke after joke at his former boss, even blaming Gibbs for leading him into car ownership — a venture Stewart tongue-and-cheek claimed has kept him in debt. Stewart, a perpetual bachelor, didn’t stop with the one-liners during his induction speech, either.

“Since we’re talking about family, since I don’t have one of my own, I’d be remiss if I didn’t thank all the girlfriends who were a part of this journey with me. These girlfriends’ short time and sacrifice meant a lot to me,” he quipped.

The line drew a roar in the ballroom at the Charlotte Convention Center, where even Richard Petty was seen giving a hearty laugh.

Stewart won two of his three championships driving for Gibbs, in 2002 and 2005. Stewart’s third title, in 2011, was one of the greatest finales in NASCAR history as he beat Carl Edwards on a tie-breaker to become the first driver/owner to win the Cup title since Alan Kulwicki in 1992.

Labonte won the first Cup title for the Gibbs organization in 2000 and joins brother Terry Labonte in the Hall of Fame. Bobby and Terry Labonte are one of two pairs of brothers — along with Kurt Busch and reigning NASCAR champion and Gibbs driver Kyle Busch — to win Cup titles.

“From as early as I can remember, there were two things I did as a kid: I raced quarter midgets in South Texas and I watched my brother race. I idolized him,” Labonte said. ” So, after all these years, I stand before you, following in my brother’s footsteps. I’m even wearing the same tie he wore on his induction night.

“Terry, you’ve helped me so much throughout my career, there’s no way I could ever repay you… I’d probably say you’re not gonna get repaid. But please know, I’ve always strived to be like you.”

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It’s official: Trump’s tax cuts were an economic bust

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Jimmy Fallon says daughters are the ‘reason I do anything’ ahead of Super Bowl commercial debut

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Jimmy Fallon is psyched for the debut of his hilarious Super Bowl LIV commercial to air during the big game on Sunday, and he’s opening up about how his daughters were his inspiration behind it.

The “Tonight Show” host and father of two revealed in an interview this week that every decision he makes is with his daughters, Winnie Rose, 6, and Frances Cole, 5, in mind.

JIMMY FALLON, JOHN CENA AND OTHER STARS WORKOUT IN HILARIOUS BEER COMMERCIAL FOR SUNDAY’S GAME

“They’re the best thing that ever happened to me and it’s the whole reason that we’re all doing this,” Fallon told Yahoo. “The whole reason I do anything is for them and it’s a good ego check because without them, without my wife, it’d be boring. And it makes you feel alive.”

On the heels of his longtime friend Kobe Bryant‘s death this week, Fallon also told the outlet he was meant to be a “girl dad” — a phrase of the NBA legend that has since gone viral this week.

“It’s the best thing in the world,” Fallon said. “I’m so happy I’m a girl dad. I honestly don’t know what I’d do with a boy.”

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He continued to the outlet: “I love boys, but I’m so in love and I’m so lucky to have these two little angels waking me up at 4 in the morning every single [day], consistently since they were babies.”

Speaking of waking up, Fallon said he’s so excited for his and Cena’s comedic chemistry to play out in the Michelob Ultra commercial slated to air on Sunday that he may just make his little ones stay up to see their dad on the small screen.

“I’m going to try to keep my kids up to watch it,” he shared with the outlet. “My wife is excited even though I get enough attention, she’s like, ‘Alright, I’ll give you another one.’ We’re all excited, my family’s excited, my dad, my sister — everyone’s freaking out kind of, it’s really cool.”

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In the Michelob Ultra commercial, Fallon, 45, and Cena, 42, are seen breaking a sweat with a trainer in a gym. The buff WWE star is doing his part while Fallon struggles to keep up and even tosses a kettlebell through a glass window.

The spot is aptly titled “Jimmy Works It Out,” and he joked to Yahoo that he was the perfect guy for the role because it’s meant for someone that “hates working out, but loves drinking beer.”

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Ben Shapiro: Radical leftists Omar, Tlaib willfully ignore the real meaning of #NeverAgain

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This week, the world marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Allied forces during World War II. Politicians of all stripes dutifully tweeted, “#NeverAgain.”

Meanwhile, many of those same politicians continued to forward the worst sort of anti-Semitism, blithely ignoring the fact that anti-Semitism isn’t a relic of the past but a thriving part of the present.

Take, for example, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Omar has, in the past two years alone, sponsored an anti-Semitic resolution that likened boycotts of Israel to boycotts of Nazi Germany; rejected a Democratic-sponsored resolution backing a two-state solution in order to chide the Trump administration and Israel, because the solution wasn’t radical enough; and repeatedly suggested that Jewish money manipulates American foreign policy on Israel.

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Her anti-Semitism was so palpable that the Democrats were forced to debate and then water down a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Still, Omar tweeted, “Today and every day, we must redouble our efforts to confront anti-Semitism and all forms of religious discrimination and say #NeverAgain.”

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Or how about Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.? She tweeted a story about a Holocaust survivor visiting Auschwitz and added, “May we honor them by sharing stories like these, #NeverAgain allowing hate to flourish, and committing to speaking out against anti-Semitism and all other forms of hate.”

Just two days before that tweet, Tlaib put out a now-deleted retweet of anti-Semitic blood libel that accused “a Herd of violent #Israeli settlers” of kidnapping a 7-year-old boy and drowning him in a well.

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In reality, the boy was 8-years-old and apparently had drowned after slipping into a pool of rainwater in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. Tlaib, of course, is no stranger to Jew-hatred: In the past two years, she has accused congressional lawmakers opposed to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement of dual loyalty and hobnobbed with open terror supporters, and she is the bedrock congressional supporter of BDS itself. Both Tlaib and Omar have provided moral support for Hamas, the terror group in charge of the Gaza Strip.

Then there’s Jeremy Corbyn, the British Labour Party leader who so disgraced his own party with his coddling of anti-Semites that he was rejected by many members of his upper echelon. Corbyn glibly tweeted, “This is a time for us all to reflect on the horrors of the past, the evils of Nazism, genocide and antisemitism, and indeed all forms of racism, which we must always be determined to root out, wherever they appear.”

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The truth is that #NeverAgain has become a virtue signal for many on the modern left, who are more than willing to greenlight the genocidal anti-Semitism of Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority and the Iranian regime, among others. Islamic anti-Semitism, in their view, is not true anti-Semitism; it’s just religious conflict, or territorial disagreement, or anti-Zionism. When such ideological disagreements result in open calls for the murder of Jews … well, that’s going a bit too far, but it’s understandable. After all, modern Jews — particularly Zionists, who insist on a Jewish state to ensure the survival of their people — are rather bothersome in real life, unlike those dead Jews from World War II, who aren’t any more real than their old black-and-white photos, and whose survival is no longer at issue.

It’s easy for radical leftists and their Islamic allies to spout #NeverAgain while proclaiming that today’s Jews aren’t like yesterday’s Jews. All of which is why Israel’s continued existence provides both a thorn in the side of modern anti-Semites and why Israel’s continued existence is so necessary. Vague expressions of upset over an event that took place 75 years ago are no substitute for the hard-nosed defense of Jewish survival that Israel represents. And Jews should remember that when they decide to blind themselves to the real and present anti-Semitism of the Omars, Tlaibs and Corbyns.

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Ben Shapiro: Radical leftists Omar, Tlaib willfully ignore the real meaning of #NeverAgain

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This week, the world marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by Allied forces during World War II. Politicians of all stripes dutifully tweeted, “#NeverAgain.”

Meanwhile, many of those same politicians continued to forward the worst sort of anti-Semitism, blithely ignoring the fact that anti-Semitism isn’t a relic of the past but a thriving part of the present.

Take, for example, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Omar has, in the past two years alone, sponsored an anti-Semitic resolution that likened boycotts of Israel to boycotts of Nazi Germany; rejected a Democratic-sponsored resolution backing a two-state solution in order to chide the Trump administration and Israel, because the solution wasn’t radical enough; and repeatedly suggested that Jewish money manipulates American foreign policy on Israel.

NEWT GINGRICH: AUSCHWITZ IS SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALWAYS REMEMBER — IT IS A GRIM REMINDER THAT EVIL IS REAL

Her anti-Semitism was so palpable that the Democrats were forced to debate and then water down a resolution condemning anti-Semitism. Still, Omar tweeted, “Today and every day, we must redouble our efforts to confront anti-Semitism and all forms of religious discrimination and say #NeverAgain.”

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Or how about Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.? She tweeted a story about a Holocaust survivor visiting Auschwitz and added, “May we honor them by sharing stories like these, #NeverAgain allowing hate to flourish, and committing to speaking out against anti-Semitism and all other forms of hate.”

Just two days before that tweet, Tlaib put out a now-deleted retweet of anti-Semitic blood libel that accused “a Herd of violent #Israeli settlers” of kidnapping a 7-year-old boy and drowning him in a well.

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In reality, the boy was 8-years-old and apparently had drowned after slipping into a pool of rainwater in the Beit Hanina neighborhood. Tlaib, of course, is no stranger to Jew-hatred: In the past two years, she has accused congressional lawmakers opposed to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement of dual loyalty and hobnobbed with open terror supporters, and she is the bedrock congressional supporter of BDS itself. Both Tlaib and Omar have provided moral support for Hamas, the terror group in charge of the Gaza Strip.

Then there’s Jeremy Corbyn, the British Labour Party leader who so disgraced his own party with his coddling of anti-Semites that he was rejected by many members of his upper echelon. Corbyn glibly tweeted, “This is a time for us all to reflect on the horrors of the past, the evils of Nazism, genocide and antisemitism, and indeed all forms of racism, which we must always be determined to root out, wherever they appear.”

CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP

The truth is that #NeverAgain has become a virtue signal for many on the modern left, who are more than willing to greenlight the genocidal anti-Semitism of Hamas, Hezbollah, the Palestinian Authority and the Iranian regime, among others. Islamic anti-Semitism, in their view, is not true anti-Semitism; it’s just religious conflict, or territorial disagreement, or anti-Zionism. When such ideological disagreements result in open calls for the murder of Jews … well, that’s going a bit too far, but it’s understandable. After all, modern Jews — particularly Zionists, who insist on a Jewish state to ensure the survival of their people — are rather bothersome in real life, unlike those dead Jews from World War II, who aren’t any more real than their old black-and-white photos, and whose survival is no longer at issue.

It’s easy for radical leftists and their Islamic allies to spout #NeverAgain while proclaiming that today’s Jews aren’t like yesterday’s Jews. All of which is why Israel’s continued existence provides both a thorn in the side of modern anti-Semites and why Israel’s continued existence is so necessary. Vague expressions of upset over an event that took place 75 years ago are no substitute for the hard-nosed defense of Jewish survival that Israel represents. And Jews should remember that when they decide to blind themselves to the real and present anti-Semitism of the Omars, Tlaibs and Corbyns.

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Trump can’t be considered acquitted if Senate doesn’t call witnesses in impeachment trial

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Super Bowl Exclusive: Simulated security takedown with Customs and Border Patrol

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When thousands of fans descend on Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on Sunday, Feb. 2 for Super Bowl LIV, they will be protected by multiple law enforcement agencies and the Department of Homeland Security.

Fox Nation’s Tomi Lahren went on an exclusive ride-along with U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, which is the federal law enforcement arm of the Department of Homeland Security and is tasked with securing the land, air, and sea around the big game.

“Most Americans know what U.S. Customs and Border Patrol does at our border but what many don’t realize is they are also in charge of protecting the single largest event in our country — the Super Bowl,” said Lahren in Fox Nation’s Super Secure: Protecting The Big Game.”

Adding to the difficulty of securing the area around Hard Rock Stadium is the fact that the venue is so close to the Atlantic Ocean.

CBP’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) has to be prepared to identify, stop and potentially board any vessels in the area that they deem to be potential threats, and they showed Lahren how that would work in a simulated stop of a fishing boat.

“So we’re heading out to do kind of a mock intercept, so can you tell me what we’re going to see and how this process is going to go?” Lahren asked AMO Marine Interdiction Agent, Alex Rodriguez.

“Our air assets are going to go in to identify a target?” said Rodriguez, in reference to Black Hawk helicopters monitoring the area.

“We utilize our Black Hawk to be the eyes in the sky for the overall interdiction effort,” he continued. “They have the means of stopping that vessel as well.”

“There’s going to be a lot of overwhelming force. You’ll see that it’s going to compel them to stop. And if he doesn’t, we have means to actually mitigate that as well.”

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“Our nation’s largest event requires the largest and most secure force possible. Luckily we have the best at the forefront and U.S. Customs and Border Patrol makes sure that fans coming to Miami are safe,” Lahren concluded.

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The Battle For The Third Ticket Out Of Iowa

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CLINTON, Iowa ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) all need a strong performance in this state’s first-in-the-nation caucuses to keep their hopes of winning the Democratic presidential primary alive.

But it’s likely only one of them will get the boost they need.

A presidential campaign axiom holds that there are only three tickets out of Iowa. While former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) have the loyal bases and national polling leads to remain in contention regardless of the outcome in the first state to vote, the fortunes of Warren, Buttigieg and Klobuchar rest heavily on how they perform here. 

The three candidates’ situations are not identical. Warren, who is in third in most national polls, has developed a significant ground game in other early and Super Tuesday states, but a strong performance in Iowa could allow her to box out other challengers and directly challenge Sanders and Biden. Buttigieg, who is struggling with Black and Latino voters, needs a win to have any hope of proving his viability. Without one, his campaign could end not long after New Hampshire votes on Feb. 11. Klobuchar, who has staked her entire candidacy on a strong performance here, may essentially need to dislodge one of the top four candidates in Iowa. 

The three are also facing different challenges: Warren is aiming to relieve voters’ anxiety about whether she can actually defeat Trump, Buttigieg is hoping to persuade Iowans that an outsider is what they need and Klobuchar must convince voters she has enough momentum to actually win.

While Warren, Buttigieg and Klobuchar all need to outperform expectations, it’s unlikely all three will be able to: They’re all competing for the same type of high-information, college-educated voters who have bounced from candidate to candidate over the course of the now year-old primary race. 

Cammie and Carol McGuire, sisters who attended an event for Klobuchar in this small city on the Mississippi, are somewhat typical. Carol, who is the vice chair of the Clinton County Democratic Party, is deciding between Klobuchar, Buttigieg and businessman Tom Steyer. Her sister is debating a choice of Warren, Klobuchar or Steyer.

Though Steyer is unlikely to be a viable candidate ― caucus rules require each candidate to have at least 15% support in the first round of voting, and he polls well below that level ― Carol’s and Cammie’s descriptions show how voters could be torn among three ideologically different campaigns.

“[Buttigieg] brings a sense of calmness. Amy does, too,” Carol said. “After hearing all the bombast for the past four years, I’m ready to move past it.”

Cammie praised Warren’s and Klobuchar’s intelligence: “They’ve got a wealth of knowledge. It just overwhelms me. And I think that’s what we need after this jackass who doesn’t even read.”

“Women Can Win”

Last Sunday, Warren rolled into Cedar Rapids, the state’s second-largest city, on a new campaign bus. Both sides were emblazoned with her image and large blocks of text: “Courage over cynicism,” one side reads. “Hope over fear,” the other declares.

Warren, who was essentially limited to a 24-hour dash across the state’s eastern half, was greeted with one of her largest crowds in months: 900 people, there to see her and “Queer Eye” co-host Jonathan Van Ness, who has endorsed her. 

The candidate, who was the front-runner here in the early fall, still has what most operatives in the state consider the strongest field operation. But her polling numbers have flatlined, she’s being kept out of the state by Trump’s Senate impeachment trial and voters across the state routinely wonder aloud if she could win the election. She’s responding with a shift in strategy: After months of essentially ignoring the president ― and arguing he was a symptom, not the cause, of the problems she would fix in the White House ― she’s shifted to directly comparing herself to Trump and boasting of her ability to defeat him.

“I just want to be clear: Women win!” Warren boasted during the Cedar Rapids rally, noting statistics have shown women performing better than men in elections since Trump’s victory in 2016. “We took back the House, we took back statehouses around this country because women ran for office and women showed up to make those elections winnable. So I say all that just to level the playing field a little bit, right?”

The rhetoric is matched with new television ads, including one contrasting Warren’s and Trump’s backgrounds, narrated by author Roxane Gay, titled simply “Why She Will Beat Him.”

With Warren off the campaign trail, her allies have continued pushing the message in the media. On a conference call with elected officials in key states, the Democratic Party chair of Macomb County, Michigan, one of the signature swing counties in U.S. politics, said she was the candidate best positioned to win there. 

“Warren is the woman we need,” said Ed Bruley on the call hosted by the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. “And I emphasize ‘woman.’ In Michigan, we run the governorship, the attorney general and the secretary of state ― our top three offices ― with women. People were worried about that last time. It was nonsense.”

The shift seems to be paying some dividends: John Bradley, a teacher in Cedar Rapids, came to her event torn between Warren and Klobuchar, and he admitted he had doubts about Warren’s ability to beat Trump.

“But after seeing her in person? She can win,” he said. 

Warren has some claim to momentum: She’s received major endorsements in the past two weeks from the Des Moines Register, from Janet Peterson, the Democratic leader in the Iowa Senate, and from Sue Dvorsky, a former state party chair who had previously backed Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). Her campaign is hoping those boosts, along with her ubiquitous field organizers’ months of engagement, can help her anti-corruption message resonate both with the urban liberals of Des Moines, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, and with struggling rural communities where farmers and factory workers are getting squeezed.

“They have had the best organization and structure,” said J.D. Scholten, a Sioux City-based former minor league baseball player who narrowly lost to GOP Rep. Steve King in 2018 and is challenging him again in 2020. “She has the best potential of getting a lot of the undecideds late.”

“I’m A Mother. I Can Multitask.”

Klobuchar has run the most Iowa-centric campaign of the major candidates, often relying on a sort of Midwestern identity politics to win over voters here. She’s the only candidate still in the race to hit all of Iowa’s 99 counties. She routinely name-drops famous Iowans, including Joseph Welch, the Army lawyer who stood up to Sen. Joseph McCarthy, and Norman Borlaug, whose scientific advances in agriculture helped power the Green Revolution and alleviate global hunger.

Klobuchar, in her trips to the state in between impeachment trial sessions, has joked about her ability to campaign and serve as a Senate juror: “I’m a mother, I can multitask.” The joke is part of a stump speech that seems to be equal parts Ray Romano and Paul Wellstone. 

“Both her and Pete have the strength of being a Midwesterner. And for Iowans, there’s just that level of comfort with other Midwesterners,” Scholten said, who plans to caucus but is not endorsing ahead of time. “Her humor is very relatable to Iowans.” 

Klobuchar plays up those connection in one of her closing advertisements, which plays up her endorsement from the Quad City Times in southeastern Iowa before highlighting her endorsement from The New York Times and notes her trips to all 99 counties. 

The cultural connection is a large part of the reason the Iowa and national pundit classes have pointed to her for months as a potential breakout candidate. While her position in public polling has steadily improved, there’s been little evidence of a major breakthrough. 

In two trips to the state’s eastern half in recent weeks, Klobuchar’s crowds were smaller than those that gathered for Warren and Buttigieg. (The campaign made up for it by hosting events in significantly smaller spaces.) An event hosted at the home of state Sen. Liz Mathis, for instance, seemed to mostly draw the local political class. 

There’s reason to think Klobuchar may be uniquely hurt by the impeachment trial. Though Sanders and Warren can each turn to national political figures to campaign in their absence ― Sanders has enlisted Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and liberal filmmaker Michael Moore, while Warren has former presidential candidate Julián Castro and a host of members of Congress ― the star of Klobuchar’s events has been her daughter, Abigail Bressler, and hotdish, a casserole variant that is Minnesota’s signature dish. (Klobuchar did manage to make a midweek trip to Iowa on Tuesday, a step Warren did not take.) 

Like Warren, Klobuchar is making electability a closing note. Her campaign signs read, “Every race. Every place. Win big.” But while Warren is focused on gender and political courage, Klobuchar leans on her personal history of winning elections in the blue-tinted swing state of Minnesota.

“You know my history in Minnesota,” Klobuchar told crowds in Iowa, referencing her three statewide victories, each by an increasingly large margin. “I’m just going to tell everyone to call 5 million people for a job reference.”

Klobuchar’s momentum may also mean she’s about to face the same cycles of media scrutiny that hit Warren and Buttigieg when they shot up in the polls. An Associated Press investigation this week highlighted Klobuchar’s 2003 prosecution of a teenager who says he was wrongly convicted, prompting calls from the Minneapolis branches of Black Lives Matter and the NAACP for her to drop out of the race

“We feel some wind at our back,” Justin Buoen, Klobuchar’s campaign manager, told reporters at a Bloomberg News breakfast in Des Moines earlier this week. “I think we’re going to walk away with delegates.”

“Leave The Politics Of The Past In The Past”

Buttigieg has been able to spend far more time in the state than Warren or Klobuchar. As of Friday, he will have spent 15 days campaigning in Iowa in January. Warren and Klobuchar have both spent 11 days in the state. And his busier campaign schedule (he usually holds three rallies a day) adds up: As of Friday, he will have held 48 town halls, rallies or smaller public events in Iowa in January. Buttigieg, who has boasted of having “the best ground game in the state,” is projecting confidence.

“There is no other campaign that I would want to trade places with right now,” he told reporters after a rally in Newton earlier this month.

But some Democratic eyebrows in the state were raised by trips he’s taken out of state to hold fundraisers while Warren and Klobuchar were trapped in Washington, and those eyebrows moved even higher when he held a fundraiser in Des Moines. (When candidates do raise money in Iowa, they’re expected to help state or local parties or candidates, not their own campaigns.)

Buttigieg has used his extra time to amp up his message as an outsider, contrasting himself with the four other major contenders in Iowa, all of whom have extensive time in Washington. Starting on Thursday, he began to get more explicit about his request for Iowans to “leave the politics of the past in the past.” 

“I hear Vice President Biden say that this is no time to take a risk on someone new,” Buttigieg told a crowd in Decorah. “But history has shown us that the biggest risk we could take with a very important election coming up is to look to the same Washington playbook and recycle the same arguments.”

“Then I hear Sen. Sanders calling for a kind of politics that says you’ve got to go all the way here and nothing else counts,’” he added.

Buttigieg has long tried to position himself between the moderate and liberal wings of the party, though starting a two-front squabble with Sanders and Biden is a significant escalation. Biden responded bluntly when a reporter asked about a contrast with Buttigieg: “I’ve gotten more than 8,600 votes in my life.” (Buttigieg received 8,515 to win reelection as mayor in 2015.) 

Buttigieg has picked up some high-profile endorsements designed to lend him an air of credibility with voters that exceeds his limited political experience. Rep. Ann Kuster (D-N.H.) and Rep. Dave Loebsack, who represents a swath of southeast Iowa in Congress that Trump narrowly won in 2016, both announced that they were backing Buttigieg earlier this month. 

But the general approach has won him a significant following. Julie Robison, who works at a local university, was at a Warren rally in the industrial community of Marshalltown earlier this month. She was leaning toward Buttigieg because she was nervous about the “equity” of Warren’s plan to cancel student debt and unconvinced that the campaign’s mantra of “big structural change” would appeal to her neighbors.

A Fourth Ticket?

If Warren performs poorly in Iowa, she’ll likely face intense pressure from Sanders supporters to exit the contest so he can consolidate the progressive vote. Biden backers will similarly hope Klobuchar and Buttigieg make an orderly exit from the primary. Klobuchar could also face pressure from women’s groups to drop out of the race so they could consolidate behind Warren. 

But all three also have strong incentives to stay in. Buttigieg is polling well in New Hampshire, and both he and Klobuchar appeal to the independents who are allowed to vote in the Granite State’s open primary. Warren didn’t build a massive organizing operation in Super Tuesday states to not eventually deploy it, and her campaign manager has already told supporters to ignore “breathless media narratives” coming out of the early states. 

Klobuchar, the candidate who has the most riding on Iowa, dismissed the idea she would drop out while talking to reporters after an event in Bettendorf in the state’s southeastern corner.

“I’ve got one of only six tickets to get on the debate stage,” she said, referring to a debate in Manchester, New Hampshire, scheduled for Friday. “We’ve got Michael Bloomberg in, and he’s not even campaigning. Why would I drop out while he’s still in?” 

Daniel Marans contributed reporting.

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