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Ashley Graham’s Stunning Vogue Cover Makes Her Feel Like A ‘True Pregnant Goddess’

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Just one month away from giving birth, Ashley Graham has a major reason to celebrate. 

The supermodel is one of four cover stars for Vogue’s January issue, which also features Greta Gerwig and Stella McCartney, both pictured on the covers with their children. (The fourth cover star has not yet been announced.)

Graham, who says in the magazine that she’s due Jan. 11, channels a golden goddess on her ethereal cover, shot by Annie Leibovitz. The 32-year-old wears a gold, flowing gown with simple gold and emerald jewelry. 

The model shared a photo of the cover on Instagram on Friday and wrote about just how much the experience meant to her.

“A VOGUE COVER!!! — celebrating inclusivity, mothers, pregnancy and love —  is so surreal. I have dreamed of this moment my entire career since I was a catalogue model living in Nebraska two decades ago,” Graham wrote

She also thanked Vogue and its editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour, “for embracing a conversation around pregnancy and motherhood, which can be both an incredibly exciting and also isolating.”

“The community and support I have discovered along the way has been incredible, and to share this monumental moment with my son and husband in the pages of Vogue could not feel more special,” Graham added, thanking Leibovitz for making her “feel like a true pregnant goddess.” 

She also posted a photo with her husband, Justin Ervin, that she said made her feel emotional. 

“It’s indicative of our entire relationship – my husband @mrjustinervin supporting me ALWAYS from day one. I’m overwhelmed with so much joy and filled with such gratitude that we are doing this together,” she wrote. 

In the issue, the model talks about the advice she’s gotten from other celebrity moms, including Serena Williams, new friend Amy Schumer and Kim Kardashian.  

“Kim immediately started telling me, ‘Ashley, the pregnancy may be the hardest part, but the birth is the easiest.’ I’m just taking in advice from everyone and not putting too much pressure on myself,” she said. 

Graham said that being pregnant is like joining a “secret society,” and that support from friends has helped her feel less alone throughout the entire experience. 

“I felt like I didn’t have anyone to talk to. I was gaining weight rapidly. And I felt alone,” the model said. “And the one piece of advice that my stylist, Jordan Foster, gave me was, ‘Make pregnant friends.’ None of my friends were in relationships, let alone pregnant. And now I have nine pregnant friends.”  

Head to Vogue to read the rest of Graham’s cover story. 

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Tom Shillue offers the real reason behind the Peloton ad outrage: ‘Expressive eyebrows’

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“I want to talk about this ad for days and days,” Fox Nation host Tom Shillue said, responding to recent backlash over Peloton’s controversial holiday commercial.

“Everyone’s nuts, our whole culture is so crazy .. .what possibly could be the problem with this?” he asked.

The stationary bike company’s “The Gift That Gives Back” video ad has gone viral for all the wrong reasons, as commenters blasted the promotion as sexist and mocked its message.

The ad features a husband surprising his wife on Christmas morning with an exercise bike, showing her gasping with shock after lifting her hand from her eyes.

“A Peloton?!?” the wife exclaimed in disbelief.

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The ad then follows the wife — identified at one point as “Grace in Boston” — as she tracked her journey with the exercise bike. Over the course of a year, the woman documented her Peloton workouts with video diaries, and ultimately presented her partner with a compilation montage of her progress.

“A year ago, I didn’t realize how much this would change me,” the wife said to her husband about her Peloton bike. “Thank you.”

The Twitter community had a field day with the clip’s complicated undertones, with commenters taking issue with everything from the woman’s “rail-thin” frame to her “creepy” husband’s “abusive” desire to monitor her exercise routine in the first place.

Discussing the “outrage culture” on Fox Nation’s “UNPC,” Shillue had strong words for the ad’s critics.

“First off, I can’t even believe this is controversial,” he said. “It’s just a commercial. It’s a fitness ad….all fitness ads are like this.”

After watching the ad “about 40 times,” Shillue, a comedian and host of the Fox Nation show, said it was the actress’ “expressive” eyebrows that fueled the immediate backlash.

“Do you see her eyebrows going up? She is expressing doubt. She is not that powerful woman who is in charge of everything. She is expressing that very female trait of ‘Oh can I do this?’…a little bit of doubt and these people can’t take it because they’re nuts,” he said.

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Co-host Britt McHenry echoed Shillue’s point and questioned whether the recipient’s excitement over a potential Peloton Christmas gift makes her “weak as a woman.”

“When this started trending I refused to click on it because I’m so sick of the outrage culture,” she said.

Appearing as a guest on the show, Federalist contributor Kate Hyde observed the similarity of the controversial ad to previous Peloton commercials — which have gone uncriticized in past years.

“You know what’s different,” Shillue responded, “is that [in] the other Peloton ads, the women look like her, except they get on the bike, they’re powerful, there’s no doubt. The idea that she showed a little bit of vulnerability – this is how sick people are today – a woman showing vulnerability now is offensive to people. There is a sickness in our culture,” Shillue said.

After days of remaining silent, the company responded to the backlash on Wednesday, telling Fox Business that they were “disappointed” with how some people online “misinterpreted the commercial.”

To hear Shillue’s full remarks on the Peloton ad controversy, the impeachment probe and more, join Fox Nation and watch the latest episode of “UNPC” today.

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‘Where the hell are the parents?’ Lahren on brutal teen mob attack of off duty police officer

In her daily commentary “Final Thoughts,” Fox Nation host Tomi Lahren shed light on the upbringing of today’s youth after a group of teenagers attacked an off duty officer at a busy outdoor shopping center in California last  Friday.

“What happened at that mall isn’t an isolated incident or a fluke. This kind of crap happens every single day across the nation. Teens and young people are parenting themselves and clearly, it’s not working. I blame the school system, felon-friendly laws…anti-authority upbringings, and the collapse of the American family, in general,” Lahren said.

The assault – which was captured on video – happened around 8 p.m. at the Bay Street Mall in Emeryville, located next to Oakland. The Emeryville Police Department said Monday a woman seen in surveillance video wearing white clothes approached a group of teenagers and accused them of taking her cellphone minutes earlier.

After spotting the commotion, an off-duty California Highway Patrol officer – who asked only to be identified as Greg B. – approached the group and tried to secretly take photos until one of the teenagers ran at the off-duty officer and hit him. Another boy then punched him as he ran off but he was surrounded and attacked again, as seen in the video released by officials.

“It was a melee. It was chaotic. It was a really scary situation,” Greg B. told KTVU. “It should have never gotten to this point.”

The officer said he tried to run away, but the teens surrounded him.

“But I know that when I let him go, he’s going to swing at me. And I let him go. I push him and sure enough, he turns around and swings at me,” he told KTVU. “I back up and that’s when one of his friends came up behind me and struck me in the back of the head.”

Lahren, an outspoken critic of California’s “felon-friendly” laws, was visibly angry in the Fox Nation segment. She said she was not surprised by the violent incident.

“First of all, where the hell are the parents? Not just at the time of the incident but in general. Whose teenage kids are taught acting like lawless animals is acceptable,” she asked.

“This wasn’t just a schoolyard tiff, this was an assault. Not only did they possibly steal the woman’s phone, they then proceeded to push and shove her all before brutally attacking the officer like a pack of wild animals. This is absolutely appalling but sadly, not surprising.”

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“Young people in this country are not taught right from wrong anymore. Heck, as evidenced by this incident, far too many young people aren’t even taught that violence is wrong,” Lahren added.

The Fox Nation host also issued strong praise for officer Greg B. — who sustained a concussion, a broken finger and bruises after the assault.

“To this CHP officer who bravely thrust himself in harm’s way to defend that woman, even though he was off-duty, I say, ‘Sir, you give me hope and you make officers everywhere proud’.”

Reiterating her praise for the officer, Lahren took jabs at the left for their “anti-police rhetoric.”

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Off-duty California Highway Patrol Officer Greg B. said he practiced “a lot of restraint” during the assault. (KTVU)

“Despite the anti-police rhetoric spewed by the mainstream media, celebrities, and many on the left, it is quite clear our officers love their communities enough to spring into action even when they don’t have to, even when it lands them in the hospital after being choked unconscious,” she said.

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“It takes a special kind of person to do that.”

The Emeryville Police Department said Monday that two juveniles, ages 14 and 16, were arrested while six others are still being sought, according to KGO-TV.

Authorities are hoping to use surveillance video to assist in their investigation, and are asking the public for help in submitting and videos or photos from the Friday night incident.

To see Lahren’s full remarks and for more episodes of Tomi Lahren’s daily commentary offering a refreshing and unfiltered perspective on issues across the country, join Fox Nation and watch “Final Thoughts”  today.

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Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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How a Strong Job Market Has Proved the Experts Wrong

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A construction site in Miami this summer.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

There are a lot of good things to say, and few bad things to say, about the November employment numbers that were published Friday morning.

Employers added 266,000 jobs, a blockbuster number even after accounting for the one-time boost of about 41,000 striking General Motors workers who returned to the job. Revisions to previous months’ job counts were positive. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, matching its lowest level since 1969.

Other numbers were less evocative of a boom time. The share of the adult population in the labor force ticked down, and average hourly earnings continued growing at only a moderate pace, up 3.1 percent over the last year — but it feels churlish to complain when the big-picture numbers are so good.

Still, there is a bigger lesson contained in the data, one that is important beyond any one month’s tally of the job numbers: that the American economy is capable of cranking at a higher level than conventional wisdom held as recently as a few years ago. As the economy continues to grow well above what once seemed like its potential, without inflation or other clear signs of overheating, it’s clearer that the old view of its potential was an extremely costly mistake.

The mainstream view of the economics profession — held by leaders of the Federal Reserve, the Congressional Budget Office, private forecasters and many in academia — was that the United States economy was at, or close to, full employment.

In January 2017, for example, nearly three years ago, the Congressional Budget Office forecast a 4.7 percent unemployment rate as far as the eye could see, and it projected that the United States labor force would consist of 163.3 million in 2019. The jobless rate has averaged less than 3.7 percent through the first 11 months of the year, and the labor force now stands at 164.4 million people.

The Federal Reserve likewise was too pessimistic about the potential of American workers; in projections three years ago, the consensus view of its leaders was that the unemployment rate would average 4.5 percent in the final months of 2019. If that forecast had materialized, 1.6 million more Americans would currently be unemployed than actually are.

They also expected their target interest rate to be around 2.9 percent — reflecting rate increases they believed would be needed to head off inflation. Instead, that interest rate is around 1.6 percent, and you have to squint to see signs of inflation.

If you go back even further, to the late Obama years, there was an even more pessimistic tone about the outlook for American workers embedded in the fine print of both public and private-sector forecasts.

If we knew then what we know now, it would have had big implications for what seemed like sensible policy. The United States probably didn’t need to reduce budget deficits the way it did between 2013 and 2016, now that we know how much untapped growth potential there was. The Fed probably didn’t need to raise rates as quickly or as much as it did.

There are clear signs that Fed leaders are starting to internalize these lessons, and are now more open-minded to letting the economy run and seeing just how many people can be put to work and how much wages can rise before it causes inflation or other problems.

And markets seem to be getting that message. For years, whenever there has been a strong jobs report like the one issued Friday, markets viewed it as hawkish for monetary policy — as tilting the balance toward more interest rate increases. But this time, analysts and financial markets seemed to take the big-time job growth numbers in stride, given that they weren’t accompanied by any signs of ill effects from the low unemployment rate and strong growth.

People often say that this expansion, now in its 11th year, is growing long in the tooth, or that we are late in the economic cycle. And maybe that’s right. But the biggest lesson when you contrast where the labor market stands at the end of 2019, versus where smart people thought it would stand just a few years ago, is that there’s a lot we don’t know about just what is possible and how strong the United States economy can get.

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How a Strong Job Market Has Proved the Experts Wrong

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A construction site in Miami this summer.Credit…Brynn Anderson/Associated Press

There are a lot of good things to say, and few bad things to say, about the November employment numbers that were published Friday morning.

Employers added 266,000 jobs, a blockbuster number even after accounting for the one-time boost of about 41,000 striking General Motors workers who returned to the job. Revisions to previous months’ job counts were positive. The unemployment rate fell to 3.5 percent, matching its lowest level since 1969.

Other numbers were less evocative of a boom time. The share of the adult population in the labor force ticked down, and average hourly earnings continued growing at only a moderate pace, up 3.1 percent over the last year — but it feels churlish to complain when the big-picture numbers are so good.

Still, there is a bigger lesson contained in the data, one that is important beyond any one month’s tally of the job numbers: that the American economy is capable of cranking at a higher level than conventional wisdom held as recently as a few years ago. As the economy continues to grow well above what once seemed like its potential, without inflation or other clear signs of overheating, it’s clearer that the old view of its potential was an extremely costly mistake.

The mainstream view of the economics profession — held by leaders of the Federal Reserve, the Congressional Budget Office, private forecasters and many in academia — was that the United States economy was at, or close to, full employment.

In January 2017, for example, nearly three years ago, the Congressional Budget Office forecast a 4.7 percent unemployment rate as far as the eye could see, and it projected that the United States labor force would consist of 163.3 million in 2019. The jobless rate has averaged less than 3.7 percent through the first 11 months of the year, and the labor force now stands at 164.4 million people.

The Federal Reserve likewise was too pessimistic about the potential of American workers; in projections three years ago, the consensus view of its leaders was that the unemployment rate would average 4.5 percent in the final months of 2019. If that forecast had materialized, 1.6 million more Americans would currently be unemployed than actually are.

They also expected their target interest rate to be around 2.9 percent — reflecting rate increases they believed would be needed to head off inflation. Instead, that interest rate is around 1.6 percent, and you have to squint to see signs of inflation.

If you go back even further, to the late Obama years, there was an even more pessimistic tone about the outlook for American workers embedded in the fine print of both public and private-sector forecasts.

If we knew then what we know now, it would have had big implications for what seemed like sensible policy. The United States probably didn’t need to reduce budget deficits the way it did between 2013 and 2016, now that we know how much untapped growth potential there was. The Fed probably didn’t need to raise rates as quickly or as much as it did.

There are clear signs that Fed leaders are starting to internalize these lessons, and are now more open-minded to letting the economy run and seeing just how many people can be put to work and how much wages can rise before it causes inflation or other problems.

And markets seem to be getting that message. For years, whenever there has been a strong jobs report like the one issued Friday, markets viewed it as hawkish for monetary policy — as tilting the balance toward more interest rate increases. But this time, analysts and financial markets seemed to take the big-time job growth numbers in stride, given that they weren’t accompanied by any signs of ill effects from the low unemployment rate and strong growth.

People often say that this expansion, now in its 11th year, is growing long in the tooth, or that we are late in the economic cycle. And maybe that’s right. But the biggest lesson when you contrast where the labor market stands at the end of 2019, versus where smart people thought it would stand just a few years ago, is that there’s a lot we don’t know about just what is possible and how strong the United States economy can get.

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Bloomberg Says 2020 Rivals Criticizing His Fortune Could Have Made Their Own

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Michael R. Bloomberg on Friday brushed back critiques about his wealth and bristled at the suggestion that he was using it to buy success in the 2020 presidential race, arguing that other Democrats who have complained about his entry into their party’s primary could have taken it upon themselves to earn their own personal fortunes, as he had done.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” Mr. Bloomberg’s first since he announced his presidential campaign, the billionaire and former mayor of New York City rejected the idea that he had an unfair advantage, saying that while other candidates asked donors for money to help their campaigns, he had made his money himself and then given most of it away.

“I turn and they’re criticizing me for it,” he said. “They had a chance to go out and make a lot of money. And how much of their own money do they put into their campaigns?”

“I’m doing exactly the same thing they’re doing, except that I am using my own money,” he added. “They’re using somebody else’s money and those other people expect something from them. Nobody gives you money if they don’t expect something. And I don’t want to be bought.”

The interview with Mr. Bloomberg, 77, covered a wide range of topics, including the candidate’s recent apology for having defended so called stop-and-frisk policing as mayor of New York. Asked about the timing of his about-face, Mr. Bloomberg asserted that “nobody asked me about it until I started running for president.”

And discussing his reasons for entering the race, he said he worried that if other Democrats faced off against President Trump in a general election, Mr. Trump would “eat ’em up’’ — before amending his answer and saying he thought he had the best chance of winning. And asked whether his longtime companion, Diana Taylor, would be a “de facto” first lady, he said he had been living with Ms. Taylor for 19 years, which would not change if he became president.

In addressing his wealth and the way he has deployed it to help him play catch-up after his late entry into the race, Mr. Bloomberg confronted the central critique of his candidacy that his Democratic rivals have deployed early on: that he is seeking to “buy” the election and the presidency. Mr. Bloomberg, who built a successful financial information and media company, spent more than $30 million on his first week of advertising as a candidate last month — far more than the entire rest of the Democratic field spent that week.

For months, progressive candidates like Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have criticized billionaires, saying the rich have not paid their fair share in taxes and proposing a tax on wealth to help pay for the wide-ranging government programs they have pledged to install if elected.

Ms. Warren and Mr. Sanders, two of the leading candidates in the race, have shunned high-dollar fund-raising events, instead fueling their campaigns through smaller contributions from grass-roots supporters and making the argument that such a strategy prevents them from being influenced by wealthy donors.

Ms. Warren took aim at another top-tier candidate, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind., on Thursday night, calling on him to open his fund-raising events to the news media. Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., the leader in national polling of the primary contest, has allowed members of the news media to attend his private fund-raisers.

In his interview, Mr. Bloomberg said he did not come from money and noted that his “father made $6,000 the best year of his life.”

“Nobody gave me a head start,” he said.

Still, the power of money in elections has been on full display in the 2020 race, as candidates have scrambled to meeting donation and polling thresholds in order to qualify for the Democratic National Committee’s televised debates. Another billionaire, Tom Steyer, got into the race relatively late but has spent millions of dollars of his own money on advertising and other resources that have helped him become one of just six people in a 15-person field to qualify for the debate this month.

The surprise departure this week of Senator Kamala Harris of California from the race has forced the Democratic Party to grapple with the possibility of having only white candidates on the stage in Los Angeles and prompted some candidates of color — like Senator Cory Booker and the former housing secretary Julián Castro — to sound an alarm about the diversity of the field.

Asked about his own level of concern on that topic, Mr. Bloomberg said “lots of people can enter.”

“If you wanted to enter and run for president of the United States, you could have done that. But don’t complain to me that you’re not in the race. It was up to you,” he said. “I thought there was a lot of diversity in the group of Democratic aspirants. Entry is not a barrier.”

He also told his interviewer, Gayle King of CBS, that he had been drawn into the race because he had watched the other Democratic candidates in the large field and thought to himself: “Donald Trump would eat ’em up” — a comment he walked back moments later.

“Let me rephrase it,” he said. “I think that I would do the best job of competing with him and beating him.”

The interview aired one day after Mr. Bloomberg released a sweeping plan on gun control, putting an issue on which he has a long record at the center of his emerging candidacy. He said Friday that the National Rifle Association, whose leadership has been in turmoil, “has basically been beaten.”

“You don’t have to go talk to them at all,” he said.

Mr. Bloomberg’s gun-control plan, which calls for a national gun licensing system and stricter background checks, among a host of other measures, represents some of the most left-leaning views of a candidate who is something of an ideological moderate. Mr. Bloomberg described himself in the interview as “a social liberal, fiscal moderate, who is basically nonpartisan.”

Mr. Bloomberg, who was elected mayor first as a Republican and then as an independent, and who registered as a Democrat more recently, has also given millions of dollars to Republicans who he felt shared his goals.

He delivered a speech just before kicking off his campaign in which he apologized for the controversial stop-and-frisk policing tactics that he defended as mayor.

In the interview, Ms. King pressed him on his assertion that “nobody” had asked him about his position on the tactics until he began his presidential run. He responded by once again expressing remorse.

“I’m sorry. I apologize,” he said. “Let’s go fight the N.R.A.”

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This isn’t a partisan hit job; Trump deserves to be impeached

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You know that. I know that. Any sane rational person who had read pretty much anything objective will come to that same conclusion. The issue isn’t the people who loves freedom, and self-determination. The issue is there are quite a few people out there who wouldn’t give a damn what Trump does because he is their man.

I mean, we have >50% of Republicans saying Trump is a better president than Lincoln. Better than fucking Abe Lincoln (and not the vampire slayer version either). Then of course there’re the “swamp” people, like Moscow Mitch and Dairy Cow Nunes, who appear to be implicated in the Russian conspiracy, and are therefore trying their damndest to shut this down. Finally, there’s Fox “news”. Without taking a significant and critical amount of these out, you can have Jesus float down from the sky and say Trump must be impeached and still face resistance.

What we need, ladies and gentlemen, is another revolution. Judging from history, and looking at the wealth divide, it does appear to be time. The question is, how and when will it start?

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Adam Schiff: President Trump ‘Doesn’t Give a Sh*t’ About What’s Good for America

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Airbnb officially bans ‘party houses,’ reveals new safety guidelines 2 months after deadly Halloween shooting

Airbnb has officially banned party houses on the platform. The move comes two months after a deadly shooting at a Halloween party hosted at a rental home.

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The party ban is one of several plans the home-sharing company has announced as part of its new safety directive aimed at better protecting hosts and guests. According to the new guidelines, Airbnb has shared that it is banning “all ‘open-invite’ parties and events,” as well as “large parties and events…in multi-family residences.”

Though the company shared on its site that it was not “prohibiting authorized parties and events” that are sanctioned by “boutique hotels and professional event venues – that may set their own rules on open-invite parties.”

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According to the new guidelines, Airbnb has shared that it is banning “all ‘open-invite’ parties and events,” as well as “large parties and events…in multi-family residences.” (iStock)

The new “Guest Standards create a clear and actionable enforcement framework” for Airbnb to deal with complaints such as excessive noise, unauthorized guests and cleanliness concerns among other issues.

If a guest or host is found to have violated the new standards, which will roll out in 2020, they will face a warning and “required education on Airbnb rules.” Further violations can possibly result in “account suspension or removal.”

Another added safety regulation will be a dedicated line of communication for mayors and city officials to reach out to Airbnb. In the coming months, the company plans to also add a 24/7 Neighbor Hotline for guests to get into contact with an Airbnb employee, Tech Crunch reports.

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The announcement comes a month after Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO and Head of Community, shared an email with all employees stating all Airbnb properties would start verifying accuracy of property addresses, photos, cleanliness, safety and amenities listed in the description.

However, Mike Lux, president of American Family Voices and AirbnbWatch, a nonprofit organization committed to “exposing operators who use sites like Airbnb to run illegal hotels in residential properties,” feels the rental company’s commitment is inadequate.

In a statement to Fox News, Lux calls Chesky’s comments “hollow promises that will do nothing to improve the safety for guests staying at Airbnbs nor neighbors living next to them.”

In recent months Airbnb has dealt with several safety issues at properties listed on its site. According to a San Francisco Chronicle article, 42 people have been shot – and 17 have been killed – in the last six months at short-term rental properties in the United States. On its site, Airbnb has said between August 1, 2018, and July 31, 2019, only “0.05 percent of trips on Airbnb had a safety-related issue reported by a host or guest and 0.03 percent of trips on Airbnb had a significant claim paid out under our Host Guarantee.”

Chesky initially announced the company’s plan to ban party houses after a shooting at an Orinda, Calif., Airbnb rental left five people dead. The shooting happened during a party at the four-bedroom Airbnb, where at least 100 people had reportedly attended.

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More recently, another Airbnb host returned to her home in Georgia after renting it on the platform to find it ransacked. According to the host, the guest stole wall-mounted TVs, as well as priceless items and family heirlooms from the property.

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Grisham: Professor’s remark about Barron Trump was ‘beyond the pale’

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham called out Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan Thursday for invoking Barron Trump during this week’s impeachment hearing, saying that the child of any administration official should be off-limits.

“The fact that after that professor said that, the room erupted in laughter, it was just — it was beyond the pale. It was really unfortunate,” Grisham told “Hannity.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for articles of impeachment against President Trump on Thursday, one day after Karlan and two other law professors made the case for it.

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First lady Melania Trump said Karlan “should be ashamed” for invoking her 13-year-old son’s name as the butt of a joke during the testimony. Karlan used Barron Trump’s name to illustrate her point that Trump can’t rule like a king.

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“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said in the committee room, prompting chuckles across the room.

She later apologized and said she regretted the remark, though she added that Trump should “apologize for the things that he’s done that’s wrong.”

Grisham said that following an “embarrassing” impeachment hearing, she thought Pelosi would admit that the House Democrats made a mistake and would move on to working on passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal.

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“The American people see what they are doing when they are going down the road of attacking a 13-year-old child and attacking the first lady,” Grisham said.

“They are desperate right now.”

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