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Are Dems turning on Obama's legacy? Diamond and Silk weigh in

Are Dems turning on Obama’s legacy? Diamond and Silk weigh in

New Vanity Fair article claims more Democrats are reexamining the former president's record; reaction from FOX Nation contributors Diamond and Silk. #FoxandFriends #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well…

Kamala Harris Is Hard to Define Politically. Maybe That’s the Point.

Speaking Friday night at the 92nd Street Y on New York’s Upper East Side, Ms. Harris covered many bases: her origin story from Oakland to Capitol Hill, what drew her into public life and the importance of voters “seeing themselves” reflected in the nation’s array of leaders. It was a broad, biography-heavy message — not a rigid ideological mantra — meant to lay groundwork for a national profile as she prepares a next possible step: joining a growing field of Democrats who will compete to take on President Trump. Though rated as one of the most liberal members of the Senate, Ms. Harris speaks less about Wall Street corruption and economic populism than do Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, two fellow senators who are also looking to a 2020 matchup against Mr. Trump. Ms. Harris has built a devoted following because of her Senate committee interrogations of Trump administration officials, but she remains disliked by some criminal justice activists who say her policies as California attorney general and San Francisco district attorney helped increase the state’s prison population. “I didn’t think someone from California could speak to all parts of the country,” Ms. Leegant said, “but I was impressed.” “She’s my first choice to be my first choice,” said Betsy Kagen, a 33-year-old film editor who attended the talk. The themes of Ms. Harris’s new book, “The Truths We Hold: An American Journey,” could help her stand out in a crowded Democratic presidential primary. “If she can get people to have that hope again, that’s what’s important. Ms. Warren, the Massachusetts senator who became the first major candidate to announce presidential intentions and head to Iowa, has drawn attention for challenging Democratic candidates to propose a more broad restructuring of American society that would address economic inequality. Ms. Warren rarely mentioned Mr. Trump on the campaign trail, and is pushing primary candidates to have a more policy-driven discussion. Sarah Weiss, a 33-year-old book editor, said she was disappointed by Ms. Harris’s talk, especially after the heavy policy focus of Ms. Warren’s trip to Iowa.

Dems under pressure to return megadonor Ed Buck’s money after second death at apartment

Democratic political figures are facing pressure to return or redirect campaign contributions from Democratic megadonor Ed Buck after a second dead man was recently found dead in his apartment, but some – including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama – are staying silent. But more than 10 current and former elected officials serving in Congress or other offices have yet to comment on the case or say if they will return the money. Gavin Newsom, California Rep. Ami Bera, California Rep. Tony Cardenas, California Rep. Jimmy Gomez, Nevada Rep. Susie Lee, California Rep. Jerry McNerney, California State Sen. Anthony Portantino and California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard. California Rep. Pete Aguilar's campaign manager, Matt Liebman, told Fox News the contributions from Buck have been "donated to a charitable cause." “I am deeply disturbed by the latest revelations of a second death by overdose at the home of Ed Buck,” California Democratic Rep. Ted Lieu said Wednesday, announcing plans to donate more than $18,000 in contributions to charities. Last year, a number of other Democratic politicians returned donations, including Buck’s own congressman, Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who received $2,700 in 2016, and said he donated the full amount to an LGBT nonprofit. A campaign spokesperson for Arizona Sen. Krysten Sinema told Fox News last year that she donated $18,800 she’d received from Buck to the UMOM New Day Center. In addition, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told Fox News that he returned a $1,400 donation from Buck last year. West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman previously told Fox News that he had “no intention” of returning a $500 donation he received from Buck. Critics are questioning whether Buck's race — both men found dead were black — or if his wealth or political ties to the Democratic Party influenced an initial investigation of the 64-year-old who has donated tens of thousands of dollars to a slew of liberal causes and candidates over the years.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Making All the Right People Crazy

I admit, I was dubious about AOC. She literally danced in their faces, and then she danced in their faces again. She will make rookie mistakes. AOC is young, vital, outspoken, and a woman. Through all the hype, AOC recently has thrown herself headlong into one of the most vital domestic issues of the day: the fight to roll back the economic snake-oil first injected into our national politics by Ronald Reagan. In an interview with Anderson Cooper, she proposed a top marginal tax rate of 70 percent, or 20 percent lower than that which existed under Eisenhower, but 20 points higher than it was after JFK's tax cut, and almost 30 points higher than it is now after nearly 40 years of Laffer-curved fairy tales. But misspeaking doesn't make you Sarah Palin, and fudging numbers and barbering facts doesn't make you Donald Trump. If the latter were the case, then one could argue that Max Boot was Trumpian before Trump, since he threw himself behind a case made from fudged numbers and barbered facts that got us lied into a war in Iraq. If they're weren't, then AOC isn't, either. She's making all the right people crazy, and that's a good thing.

MSNBC to Air Obama’s 2004 Convention Speech During Trump’s Address to Nation

NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report)—MSNBC will preempt Donald Trump’s national address on Tuesday night by airing Barack Obama’s keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, network officials have confirmed. Harland Dorrinson, an MSNBC spokesperson, said that the network elected to air the Obama speech “in order to best serve our audience.” “Based on the data gathered by our research department, the number of MSNBC viewers who were planning to watch the Trump speech was approximately zero,” Dorrinson said. “This seemed like a better way to go.” Since the Obama speech has a running time of only sixteen minutes, MSNBC plans to air it “over and over” until Trump has finished talking, Dorrinson said. “We’ll air it all night if we have to,” he said. The network spokesperson said that the White House had contacted MSNBC to argue that the network could not preëmpt a national address by Trump. “We had three words for them,” he said. “Yes we can.”

Obama Says Country’s Political Leadership Needs ‘New Blood’

Former president Barack Obama said over the weekend that the country’s political leadership is in need of “new blood.” America has “a deficit of leadership, and we need new blood,” Obama said during a keynote speech at a private reception for his charitable foundation. “People cling to power instead of seeing the power in other people.” As in his other recent speeches, Obama did not name President Trump directly, and he avoided touching on the continuing partial government shutdown, which marked its 17th day Monday. “I have no shortage of causes that I want to work on,” Obama said. “The single most important thing we could do was to make sure that we were helping the next generations to make the changes that this world needs.” Obama and his wife, former first lady Michelle Obama, hope the foundation will encourage new leaders as well as be a vehicle for the couple’s work on issues such as the environment, income inequality, and education. “We are, once again, going to change the world for the better,” Obama said.
Erin Burnett debunks Trump's claim about former presidents

Erin Burnett debunks Trump’s claim about former presidents

Living former presidents have denied President Donald Trump's claim that they had commended him for his commitment to build a wall along the nation's southern border. CNN's Erin Burnett examines the growing scrutiny of Trump's plan for the border. #CNN…
Biden reportedly close to decision on 2020 White House run

Biden reportedly close to decision on 2020 White House run

Former Vice President Joe Biden tops early polls of the Democratic presidential field that's already forming; Peter Doocy reports from Des Moines, Iowa. #AmericasNewsroom #FoxNews FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news…
Andre Talley Slams Fox Over Trumpian Attack On Michelle Obama | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Andre Talley Slams Fox Over Trumpian Attack On Michelle Obama | The Beat With...

Fashion icon André Leon Talley defends Michelle Obama’s fashion choices during her book tour, and draws agreement from a potentially surprising source – former Ronald Reagan aide Peggy Noonan. In a delightful pairing, the two icons join MSNBC’s Ari Melber…

Border wall a symbol of our symbolic politics | Jonah Goldberg

Try burning a flag or a cross in front of the wrong audience and then tell me symbolism is nothing. If you study the history of nationalism, it is often a story of symbols. What books will we revere -- or burn? For Catholics, having a Catholic on the throne felt like a restoration of English identity. President Trump makes much of that look quaint, given that Bush and Obama at least made the effort to sound as if they were looking out for the interests of all Americans. Trump's wall is now an entirely symbolic affair. But none of that matters now because the symbolism is more important than the reality. Serious restrictionists readily concede that a wall would be far less useful than mandatory E-Verify and other such efforts to make hiring illegal immigrants more difficult. But both sides understand that the base cares more about the symbolism of the wall fight. We treat the presidency like it's a symbolic monarchy, but real monarchs have the power to make compromises for the common good.
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