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Elizabeth Warren says she won’t hold ‘big dollar fundraisers’ no matter how much Trump raises in 2020

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has repeated her commitment to forgoing big-money fundraisers if she wins the Democratic nomination, no matter how much money President Trump pulls in from his supporters.

“I’m not going to go do the big-dollar fund-raisers. I’m just not going to do it,” Warren told CBS in an interview posted Tuesday. The 2020 hopeful said that her campaign was predicated on the notion “that we can build this together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

CBS reporter Zak Hudak had asked Warren whether she could guarantee her supporters she wouldn’t utilize big-dollar fundraisers.

Warren claimed that without financial independence, candidates would continue serving wealthy interests after they were elected to office.

DEMS PUBLICLY TOUT SMALL DOLLAR DONATIONS WHILE QUIETLY COURTING BIG DOLLAR DONORS

“I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money,” Warren said. “Look, for me, this is pretty straightforward. Either you think democracy works and electing a president is all about going behind closed doors with bazillionaires and corporate executives and lobbyists and scooping up as much money as possible.

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“Or you think it’s about a grass-roots, let’s build this from the ground up.”

That answer appeared to represent a reversal for Warren after she expressed openness to big-dollar donors in a general election. Not doing so, she indicated, was “unilateral disarmament.”

“We’ll be up against a Republican machine that will be hell-bent on keeping the White House,” she told MSNBC in February. “They will have PACs and Super PACs and too many special interest groups to count, and we will do what is necessary to match them financially. That means investing — starting now — in each and every one of our state parties, and in our national party too.”

It’s unclear what was behind Warren’s apparent reversal but her comments came just days after her campaign announced it had raised $24.6 million from more than half a million individual donors in the third quarter of this year. That was substantially higher than the $15.2 million raised by former Vice President Joe Biden but slightly lower than the $25.3 million raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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If Warren wins the Democratic nomination, she would likely face an incumbent candidate backed by a Republican Party that has recorded record-breaking fundraising numbers.

In the third quarter alone, the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s campaign raised $125 million. Within just 24 hours in September, those two entities raked in an eye-popping $5 million — an apparent backlash to the formal impeachment inquiry announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. So far in 2019, those two organizations have raised $308 million.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Turkey: Trump Knew ‘Precisely’ the Scope of Our Attack Plans in Syria

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While Trump’s reasoning is fairly obvious, the reason for Turkey’s intervention is not obvious to all.

They have been arguing to create a safe zone and have been asking the US and the EU to help them with this for 2 years so the 6+ million Syrian refugees in Turkey and countless others in Europe can start to return home.

Even tho Erdo is a piece of garbage, the safe zone idea is very much bipartisan with conservatives and liberals alike in Turkey. We asked the US to either help with this project or get out of the way.

And before people get on the “Turks are committing genocide again” bandwagon, this is not the case. We have been dismayed for 5 years that the US has been supplying YPG bc a lot of the guns turned out inside our borders at the hands of PKK.

Before people call me a Erdo-shill, I realize this board is mainly about US politics and I do agree Trump did the biggest dick move to YPG, I welcome any questions or debates regarding the local politics of the issue

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Fox News Poll results October 6-8, 2019

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Turkey: Trump Knew ‘Precisely’ the Scope of Our Attack Plans in Syria

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While Trump’s reasoning is fairly obvious, the reason for Turkey’s intervention is not obvious to all.

They have been arguing to create a safe zone and have been asking the US and the EU to help them with this for 2 years so the 6+ million Syrian refugees in Turkey and countless others in Europe can start to return home.

Even tho Erdo is a piece of garbage, the safe zone idea is very much bipartisan with conservatives and liberals alike in Turkey. We asked the US to either help with this project or get out of the way.

And before people get on the “Turks are committing genocide again” bandwagon, this is not the case. We have been dismayed for 5 years that the US has been supplying YPG bc a lot of the guns turned out inside our borders at the hands of PKK.

Before people call me a Erdo-shill, I realize this board is mainly about US politics and I do agree Trump did the biggest dick move to YPG, I welcome any questions or debates regarding the local politics of the issue

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Is it a Guilty Plea if the Plea Never Ends?

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Judge: “You’re pleading guilty to snipe hunting and before I can accept the plea I have to make sure that it is voluntarily made and that you understand what you’re doing so I’m going to ask you some questions.”

Mabel: “Okay.”
Judge: “Before you pled guilty did your lawyer answer all your questions about what you were charged with, your options, and the consequences of a guilty plea?”
Mabel: “No.”
Judge: “Ma’am, didn’t you talk with your attorney about your case?”
Mabel: “Yes, but I didn’t ask any questions.”
Judge: “Ooookay. So you met with him. Did the two of you discuss the case?”
Mabel: “I guess you could say that.”
Judge: “No, ma’am, I can’t say anything. You’re the one who has to answer the questions. Did you meet with your attorney prior to this hearing?”
Mabel: “Yes.”
Judge: “Did your attorney explain to you your right to go to trial, have a jury, the possible results of trial and the consequences if you accept the plea agreement offered by the prosecution?”
Mabel: “I guess so.”
Judge: “You can’t just guess, ma’am. You have to give an answer.”
Mabel: “Okay. Yeah”
Judge: “Yeah you’ll answer the questions or yeah he explained things to you?”
Mabel: “Yeah, I’ll answer the questions.”
Lather. Rinse. Repeat. It takes the judge what seems like hours to get the defendant through what should have been five minutes of questioning because he has to pin her down to get actual answers. I’m sitting there watching all this with semi-fascination from the prosecutor’s table and the defense attorney has chosen an enthralling section of wall to give her full attention. Personally, I’m having an internal debate over whether Mabel is on the simple side and just trying to answer as best she can or if this lady is some sort of manipulative mad genius who has decided she’s going to keep us in the courtroom until we all die from old age. The judge solved that quandary for all of us.
Judge: “Now, you’ve pled guilty to snipe hunting. Hunting snipe is illegal. So if you snipe hunt you break the law. Tell me what you did to get convicted of snipe hunting.”
Mabel: “I did something wrong.”
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Gutfeld on Liz Warren’s latest lie

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You know Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. She’s the former “Native American princess” who gave up truth-telling to cash in on telling more lies.

In her latest fundraising email, she claimed she was visibly pregnant when “the principal told [her] the job … would go to someone else.”

It’s another story in which she portrays herself as the oppressed, faking victimhood to gain an edge over others, including real victims.

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However, her pregnant-victim story fell apart when school board records obtained by the Free Beacon showed the school offered her a new contract. She quit anyway — backing up the tale she told in 2007, when she said she left by choice.

Of course, all politicians lie.

Those who say they don’t are lying too.

Warren’s lies, however, fit a pattern. It’s victim karaoke — an opportunistic deception to exploit the plight of others.

It’s no different than parking in a handicapped space and faking a limp.

It’s fraud.

Now Liz claims her Native American ruse was an honest mistake, but it still got her favorable press as the first minority woman in Harvard Law — a story so heavily promoted both by her and Harvard.

But, when she knew that scheme was imploding, she paraded that pathetic DNA test, proclaiming her Native American blood. A toaster had more. That wasn’t an honest mistake.

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So, as former Vice President Joe Biden gets hit by the “Ukraine boomerang,” Warren is the frontrunner.

Will this new lie cost her in 2020? Maybe.

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But, if she loses, she can just lie again, and say she won.

I mean, who did that before — Hillary?

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Oct. 9, 2019.

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Gutfeld on Liz Warren’s latest lie

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You know Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. She’s the former “Native American princess” who gave up truth-telling to cash in on telling more lies.

In her latest fundraising email, she claimed she was visibly pregnant when “the principal told [her] the job … would go to someone else.”

It’s another story in which she portrays herself as the oppressed, faking victimhood to gain an edge over others, including real victims.

COLIN REED: THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION IS NOW WARREN’S TO LOSE (AT LEAST FOR THE MOMENT)

However, her pregnant-victim story fell apart when school board records obtained by the Free Beacon showed the school offered her a new contract. She quit anyway — backing up the tale she told in 2007, when she said she left by choice.

Of course, all politicians lie.

Those who say they don’t are lying too.

Warren’s lies, however, fit a pattern. It’s victim karaoke — an opportunistic deception to exploit the plight of others.

It’s no different than parking in a handicapped space and faking a limp.

It’s fraud.

Now Liz claims her Native American ruse was an honest mistake, but it still got her favorable press as the first minority woman in Harvard Law — a story so heavily promoted both by her and Harvard.

But, when she knew that scheme was imploding, she paraded that pathetic DNA test, proclaiming her Native American blood. A toaster had more. That wasn’t an honest mistake.

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So, as former Vice President Joe Biden gets hit by the “Ukraine boomerang,” Warren is the frontrunner.

Will this new lie cost her in 2020? Maybe.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ALL-NEW FOXBUSINESS.COM

But, if she loses, she can just lie again, and say she won.

I mean, who did that before — Hillary?

Adapted from Greg Gutfeld’s monologue on “The Five” on Oct. 9, 2019.

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Trump mocks NBA coach Steve Kerr for China stance, calls him ‘little boy’

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President Trump mocked Golden State Warriors coach and frequent critic Steve Kerr for how he responded to a question about a controversy between China and the NBA, calling Kerr a “little boy.”

Trump took shots at San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich as well.

“He was like a little boy, he was so scared. … He was shaking,” Trump said of Kerr when he was asked for his thoughts on whether the Chinese were wrong to be putting pressure on the NBA after Houston Rockets manager Daryl Morey tweeted out a since-deleted photo in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong. Protesters have for months demonstrated against China allegedly infringing on their Western-style democratic rights.

“He didn’t know how to answer the question,” Trump said, referring to when Kerr was asked if he had any thoughts on the NBA-China controversy. Kerr said he didn’t.

“I watched Popovich, sort of the same thing, but he didn’t look quite as scared, actually. But they talk badly about the United States — but when (they) talk about China, they don’t want to say anything bad,” Trump continued. He accused the two coaches of “pandering” to China, though on Oct. 1 Trump himself tweeted a congratulations to the People’s Republic of China for 70 years of communist rule. Trump has remained largely silent on Hong Kong demonstrations.

The NBA has had a growing relationship with China, but voicing support for pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong threatens to damage that relationship. After Morey’s tweet, the Chinese Basketball Association said it would suspend all cooperation with the Houston Rockets, and the sports channel of China’s top state broadcaster announced it would suspend airing Houston Rockets events on television.

“It’s a really bizarre international story. A lot of us don’t know what to make of it. It’s something I’m reading about like everybody is, but I’m not gonna comment further,” Kerr said of the controversy.

Popovich praised league commissioner Adam Silver’s measured response to the controversy, in which he pledged not to restrict free speech, and pivoted to listing grievances against Trump without naming him directly.

Silver has “been a heck of a leader in that respect and very courageous. Then you compare it to what we’ve had to live through the past three years, it’s a big difference,” Popovich said. “A big gap there, leadership-wise and courage-wise. It wasn’t easy for him to say. He said that in an environment fraught with possible economic peril. But he sided with the principles that we all hold dearly, or most of us did until the last three years. I’m thrilled with what he said. The courage and leadership displayed is off the charts by comparison.”

After Morey’s “Stand with Hong Kong” tweet, NBA owners incited outrage for appearing to side with deep-pocketed Beijing powerbrokers over one of their own employees.

Rockets owner Tillman Fertitta tweeted to say Morey “does NOT speak for” the team.

Morey also backtracked on his initial support. “I did not intend my tweet to cause any offense to Rockets fans and friends of mine in China,” he wrote. “I was merely voicing one thought, based on one interpretation, of one complicated event. I have had a lot of opportunity since that tweet to hear and consider other perspectives.”

Silver issued a statement Tuesday saying the league “will not put itself in a position of regulating what players, employees and team owners say or will not say on these issues.”

“It is inevitable that people around the world – including from America and China – will have different viewpoints over different issues,” Silver said in the statement. “It is not the role of the NBA to adjudicate those differences,” Silver continued.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report. 

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Jenna Dewan to host forthcoming dating show ‘Flirty Dancing’

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Jenna Dewan is hitting the dance floor yet again, but this time, as a television host.

Dewan, 38, known for her work in “Step Up” and its sequels, will host “Flirty Dancing,” which will include blind dates and dance performances.

Contestants will each be taught a partial dance routine before meeting their partner for the first time on a blind date to perform together.

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Unlike the U.K version of the same name, the American version will feature contestants dancing with two potential love interests, and choosing which one they have better chemistry with, according to a press release obtained by Fox News.

In a statement, Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox, called the show “fun, fresh and romantic,” adding that it “broadens the dating format far beyond its traditional boundaries.”

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He also stated that Dewan is their “dream host.”

“She knows all about how powerful connection and chemistry can be on the dance floor. So there really is no one better to help guide these singles in their search for love.”

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“Flirty Dancing” will premiere this winter on Fox.

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Tech Giants Shift Profits to Avoid Taxes. There’s a Plan to Stop Them.

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Digital tax dodgers, take heed: International leaders have advanced a plan to prevent large multinational companies like Apple, Facebook and Amazon from avoiding taxes by shifting profits between countries.

It’s an effort to de-escalate a global battle over how to tax the digital economy.

The framework proposal, released Wednesday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, would allow countries to tax large multinationals even if they did not operate inside their borders. If international negotiators can now reach agreement on its key details, the plan will pave the way for new taxes not just on tech companies but on automakers and any other large multinational firms that operate online.

Political and corporate leaders have clashed in recent years over how — and where — to tax companies that operate across national borders, particularly those that sell goods and services online.

Traditionally, companies have paid taxes in the countries where their economic activity is generated. But in the digital economy, firms can “move” the source of their profits, like patents and other intellectual property, to countries where tax rates are extremely low. That allows them to pay lower rates than companies that operate only in a single country like the United States.

Many countries, particularly those in Europe, have moved to curb that practice by approving new taxes on large multinational companies that sell to their citizens but pay little or no tax to their countries. France approved a new digital tax this year that would hit large American tech companies like Google. The Trump administration responded by threatening tariffs on imported French goods, like wine, before the countries agreed to pause their plans in hopes of finding a multilateral agreement through the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Wednesday’s release brought an 18-page framework plan that officials hope will form the basis of an international agreement on digital taxation as early as next year. That framework would fundamentally alter how and where companies that operated across national borders were taxed, though it leaves the details of those tax rates to future negotiators. It suggests new rules on where companies should pay taxes — largely based on where their sales occur — and on which profits are subject to taxation.

“In a digital age, the allocation of taxing rights can no longer be exclusively circumscribed by reference to physical presence,” the framework states. “The current rules dating back to the 1920s are no longer sufficient to ensure a fair allocation of taxing rights in an increasingly globalized world.”

The framework applies only to multinationals with annual revenues of about $825 million or higher. It excludes manufacturing suppliers and resource extraction companies, like oil companies.

As it stands, the framework appears to be a victory for large, consumption-heavy countries like the United States, China and much of Western Europe, and a loss for so-called tax havens, like Ireland. Advancing the negotiating process is a win for large multinationals, even though a final deal could put them on the hook to pay more in taxes, because the alternative appears to be a series of country-by-country digital taxes that could be expensive to comply with.

“Amazon welcomes the publication of these proposals by the O.E.C.D., which are an important step forward,” a spokeswoman said Wednesday in an email. “Reaching broad international agreement on changes to fundamental international tax principles is critical to limit the risk of double taxation and distortive unilateral measures and to provide an environment that fosters growth in global trade, which is vital for the millions of customers and sellers that Amazon supports around the globe.”

A Treasury Department spokesman said on Wednesday that the United States “is studying the O.E.C.D. Secretariat’s proposal and is actively engaged in the process aimed at forging a consensus on international tax issues,” before reiterating the administration’s opposition “to unilateral digital services taxes.”

The framework will be taken up for discussion by finance ministers from large countries, who are due to meet in Washington next week.

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