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Baseball legend Steve Garvey’s astonishing rise in California Senate race

Rep. Adam Schiff’s Republican primary challenger in California’s Senate race warned voters in the Golden State have been “suppressed” by the Democrats as he remains in a “statistical tie” to fill the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s seat. 

Steve Garvey, a former 10-time MLB All-Star, joined “Fox & Friends” to discuss his candidacy and why he believes Californians are “mad” about the state’s Democratic leadership. 

“The people of California, who have been suppressed by one party, are saying they’re mad,” Garvey told Brian Kilmeade on Monday. 

“They’re not going to take it anymore,” said the longtime Dodgers first baseman, adding that voters in the state know “his heart” and believe that he’ll represent their best interests. 

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“These are career politicians who have failed the people, and it’s time for change, a fresh young face, with new ideas… Somebody that knows that he can make a difference, and I think people believe that I can.”

Garvey is in a “statistical tie” against opponent Adam Schiff, according to a poll from the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies. The data indicates 27% of voters would back Garvey compared to Schiff’s 25%, which is a steep increase from data back in January. 

Garvey emphasized the importance of the border crisis, arguing the issue is top of mind for voters as cartels continue to wage “war against America.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) sources told Fox that in just the last 72 hours, there have been more than 21,000 migrant encounters and 3,600 in the San Diego border sector alone. 

“Once I started running, they started listening to my common sense, compassionate, consensus-building plea to them,” Garvey said. “And I said, ‘Well, let me fight crime in the streets for you. Let me try to get the homeless off the streets and get care for them. Let me help fight the border.’ By the way, the cartels are the true terrorists. They’re the ones that infiltrate. They organize. … It’s the true war against America.”

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On March 5, California voters will head to the ballot box to fill the late senator’s seat, which is currently being filled temporarily by Laphonza Butler. Four candidates are in the running for her seat – Adam Schiff, Katie Porter and Barbara Lee alongside Garvey, who is the only Republican in the race.

Whichever two of the four candidates receives the highest number of votes in the March primary will advance to the November general election, no matter which party each candidate represents. 

“I’ll meet with all 99 senators. I’ll stick out my hand, and I’ll tell them I want to work with them,” Garvey said. 

“But it’s the people that I serve, people of California, people of this country. They know where my heart is. It’s a campaign of grace and civility, and people are standing up and answering with their votes.”

Broncos make pivotal decision on Russell Wilson’s future in Denver

The Denver Broncos will release Russell Wilson once free agency officially opens this month, the team said in a statement Monday.

“We spoke with Russell Wilson today to inform of his release after the start of the league year,” general manager George Paton and head coach Sean Payton said in joint statement. “On behalf of the Broncos, we thank Russell for his contributions and dedication to our team and community while wishing him the best as he continues his career.”

“As we move forward, we are focused on building the strongest team possible for the 2024 season and beyond. We are excited to improve this offseason and will have the flexibility to get better through the draft and free agency.”

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The Broncos said Wilson will officially be cut once the new league year begins on March 13.

Wilson thanked Broncos fans and his teammates for their support in a separate statement.

“Over these last two years, you have welcomed my family and me with open arms and have embraced us as members of the Denver community,” he said. “This city will always hold a special place in my heart. Our family grew here, we made countless memories and friendships, and formed relationships that will last a lifetime.”

He ended his statement, saying, “Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.

“God’s got me. I am excited for what’s next.”

The Broncos acquired Wilson in a blockbuster trade from the Seattle Seahawks before the start of the 2022 season. Denver gave up multiple draft picks along with Noah Fant, Shelby Harris and Drew Lock in the deal.

Wilson was set to be the quarterback with new head coach Nathaniel Hackett. However, the Broncos stumbled out of the gate and finished 5-12.

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The Broncos hired Payton to replace Hackett after the 2022 season, but Wilson eventually lost his job to Jarrett Stidham despite having a crucial win over the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Wilson played in 15 games during the 2023 season. He had 3,070 passing yards, 26 touchdown passes and eight interceptions.

He said in a recent episode of the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast that he wanted to stay with the Broncos.

“I’ve got more fire than ever, honestly, especially over the past two years and what I’ve gone through,” the 35-year-old Super Bowl champion said. “Whether it’s in Denver or somewhere else. I hope it’s in Denver. I hope I get to finish there. I committed there. I want to be there.”

He added that he wanted to win at least two more Super Bowls in the next five years.

“For me, it’s about winning. In the next five years, I want to win two,” Wilson said. “I want to feel the chill of that trophy again. I love the city and everything else, but you also want to be in a place that loves you, too. I want to win, that’s all I care about.”

The Super Bowl champion quarterback will be free to find a new team in the offseason.

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Denver finished 8-9 in 2023 and now must look to see who might be the best fit for the Payton-led offense.

‘The View’ co-hosts make admission about SCOTUS Colorado ruling

The co-hosts of “The View” admitted on Monday that the Supreme Court made the right decision in their unanimous vote against removing former President Trump from the ballot in Colorado. 

Co-host Sunny Hostin said it was the “right decision,” but went on to criticize the justices for acting in a “partisan” way. She emphasized the concurring opinion written by Justices Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan and Ketanji Brown Jackson, who claimed the court went too far. Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who was nominated by Trump, also wrote her own concurring opinion that seemed to agree that the court ruled on more than it had to. 

“They are saying the Supreme Court went too far here because they answered a question that wasn’t before them. The only question that was before this court was, can a state do this? Instead, what they did was they insulated all alleged insurrectionists from future challenges to their holding federal office,” Hostin said. “I have far too much hope that the court would be united in this and not overstep in favor of Donald Trump, and I think what we saw was a court where justices that behaved in a partisan manner and that disappointed me.” 

Co-host Sara Haines said she found it reassuring that Barrett somewhat agreed with Kagan, Jackson and Sotomayor because they talk about partisanship on the court frequently. 

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“It didn’t surprise me. I started to gain faith as Sunny would tell us, like, this is going to get him,” Haines said. “But seeing it, I now get the chaos which would ensue and I think it’s important when you don’t like the outcome, which I’m not saying I don’t, but that you look at the states that you would disagree with, and what they could do in turn.”

Co-host Ana Navarro said she agreed with the SCOTUS ruling but made a point to clarify that the court did not rule on whether Trump was an “insurrectionist.” 

“I agree with this. I think it needs to be up to the voters. I think it was opening up a Pandora’s box, and one of the things that John Roberts said earlier was, you know, how do we know that then elections don’t end up being decided by just a few states?” she said, before arguing that Justice Clarence Thomas should have to recuse himself from cases dealing with Trump. 

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg reacted to the ruling in the second segment and said that while it was “probably the right decision,” she loathed the fact that Trump has been “normalized.”

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“The thing that bothers me about this, and I know it’s probably the right decision, but I don’t like that we’ve normalized this man,” she said. “It has really irritated the poo out of me that we have normalized him and his bad behavior. I get that the law says, listen, it would be really rough and it should be the Congress that makes these decisions, and yet that’s not how we have been acting.” 

Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, a former Trump aide who’s become one of his strongest Republican critics, said the decision was the right one, but not a “welcome one.”

All nine justices ruled in favor of Trump in the case, which will affect the status of efforts in several other states to remove the likely GOP nominee from their respective ballots. 

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The court considered for the first time the meaning and reach of Article 3 of the 14th Amendment, which bars former officeholders who “engaged in insurrection” from holding public office again. Challenges have been filed to remove Trump from the 2024 ballot in over 30 states. 

“We conclude that States may disqualify persons holding or attempting to hold state office. But States have no power under the Constitution to enforce Section 3 with respect to federal offices, especially the Presidency,” the Court wrote.

Fox News’ Anders Hagstrom and Brianna Herlihy contributed to this report.

Video shows arrest of Philly’s LGBT office chief and husband on side of highway

Philadelphia’s executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs and her husband were arrested over the weekend in a video the mayor described as “very concerning.” 

“A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper executed a car stop on the Vine Street Expressway in Philadelphia, reportedly for a Motor Vehicle Code violation. Celena Morrison, the City’s executive director of the Office of LGBT Affairs, was in the vehicle that was stopped,” Mayor Cherelle Parker posted on X Saturday. 

“A video circulating on social media that depicts a portion of the incident is very concerning to me, and I will have no further comment until the investigation has been completed,” she added. 

Video footage posted to social media and reportedly recoreded by Morrison shows a Pennsylvania State Trooper standing over Morrison’s husband, identified as Darius McLean, on the shoulder of I-76 as Morrison shouts, “That’s my husband!”

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“Put your hands behind your back,” the trooper is seen shouting at McLean as he is on the ground. 

“They are,” McLean responded. 

Morrison is heard in the background telling the officer that she works “for the mayor” and for the trooper to “stop.” 

“That is my husband … Don’t worry about it. I’m gonna get his … I work for the mayor. No. I work for the mayor. I work for the mayor, Please just stop!”

Morrison is believed to be the first openly transgender individual to lead a city office in Philadelphia and was appointed to the position under former Mayor Jim Kenney in 2020. She remained in the role following the election of Parker, who was sworn in as mayor in January of this year.  

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Morrison’s husband serves as director of the Arcila-Adams Trans Resource Center and chief operating officer of a Philadelphia-based nonprofit William Way LGBT Community Center. 

State police released a press release over the weekend detailing that a trooper pulled Morrison over after observing “multiple vehicle code violations” for her gray Infiniti sedan. The violations included illegally tinted windows, an expired and suspended car registration and that the headlights on the vehicle were not on despite it raining on Saturday morning, police told the Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Before the trooper was able to make contact with Morrison, a green Dodge sedan pulled up and parked behind the trooper’s vehicle, according to the press release. 

McLean was operating the green Dodge, according to local media, with the press release outlining that the driver of the Dodge “became verbally combative toward the trooper.” The press release does not identify McLean or Morrison by name. 

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McLean “refused multiple lawful orders” during the interaction with the trooper and the officer then attempted to arrest McLean. Police said McLean resisted arrest multiple times, with Morrison then leaving the Infinity and “interfered” with the trooper’s arrest. 

“Both individuals were arrested for resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct, and other related charges,” state police said.

Fox News Digital reached out to Morrison’s office, as well as McLean, for comment on the matter, but did not immediately receive responses. 

“Please just stop,” McLean is heard saying in footage of the scene. “It’s because I’m Black.”

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“It’s not ‘cause you’re Black,’” the trooper responded

“Yes it is,” Morrison is heard saying off camera. 

McLean was handcuffed, and the trooper was seen approaching Morrison and telling her to turn around. 

“Give me your hand or you’re getting tased!” the trooper said. 

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“I don’t know why this is happening,” Morrison said. “We ain’t done nothing wrong.”

“He just punched me,” Morrison is heard saying. 

A spokesman for the mayor’s office said the newly-minted mayor does not have any additional comment to include on the matter, and that the case is in the hands of the Pennsylvania State Police. State police directed Fox News Digital to its weekend press release when called Monday morning, saying no additional details were available at the time. 

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The couple was detained and later released Saturday evening. The district attorney’s office said they have not made any decision on potential charges until a thorough investigation is carried out. 

“As our office continues to investigate all aspects of the incident on the Vine Street Expressway on Saturday, we encourage members of the public who have truthful information about this incident to contact the DA’s Special Investigations Unit at DAO_SIU@phila.gov or 215-686-9608,” the DA’s office said in a statement. 

WATCH: Travis Kelce fights back tears during brother’s huge announcement

Waterworks were pouring out of eyes in Philadelphia on Monday, as Eagles veteran center Jason Kelce officially announced his retirement from the NFL after 13 seasons. 

It wasn’t just Kelce with streams of water down his face during his press conference either. His younger brother, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, was in the front row getting emotional as well. 

Travis, wearing a pair of black sunglasses, couldn’t keep his emotions under the shades. Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com caught video of him wiping his eyes as well as their mother, Donna, teary-eyed next to him. 

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Jason mentioned Travis during his speech, reflecting on the moment he heard the Chiefs drafted him. 

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“And my brother receiving the call and him being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs,” Jason said as he and Travis both got emotional. “This time, the tears down both my father and I’s face as my brother realized his own [dream].”

Of course, their father, Ed Kelce, and Jason’s wife, Kylie, were also present with many others as the All-Pro center fought back his emotions while making a 45-minute speech at the podium. There were times Jason had to totally regroup, as he couldn’t help but cry in this bittersweet moment. 

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As brothers do, Jason and Travis continuously supported one another, even though they weren’t on the same team. That was even the case in Super Bowl LVII when the Eagles and Chiefs played against each other. 

When Jason finished his speech, he walked off the stage and immediately gave a huge bear hug to Travis before doing the same with each member of his family. 

It goes without saying the impact Jason has had on the Philadelphia community on and off the field. The accolades of seven Pro Bowls and six All-Pro nods to go along with a Super Bowl title during the 2017 campaign has him pegged for the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day. 

He’s also been giving back to his community since joining the Eagles as a sixth-round pick in the 2011 Draft, whether it’s through his work with the Eagles Autism Foundation or his (Be)Philly Foundation. 

“It is difficult to put into words how much Jason Kelce has meant to everyone in this organization, to the City of Philadelphia, and to our fans,” Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. “He gave everything he had to all of us for 13 years, and he did it in a way that was truly authentic. Jason was an incredible football player; a future Hall of Famer who would have been successful anywhere. But has there ever been a more perfect marriage between a player, a city and a team?

“His grit and determination, from being a walk-on linebacker at Cincinnati to an undersized sixth-round pick in 2011, are unparalleled. His intelligence and versatility, from starting as a rookie center in a lockout season to thriving under multiple coaches and offensive schemes, set him apart from others at his position. The genuine love and care he showed his coaches, teammates and staff endeared him to all he worked alongside. The passion and intensity that he poured into everything he did, both on and off the field, made a city fall in love.”

As for Travis, there’s been no indication that he’s going to call it quits anytime soon, especially after the Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers to win back-to-back Super Bowls. He did admit that the thought of retirement had entered his mind in the past, but he isn’t dwelling on it quite like Jason. 

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Jason’s contributions to the Eagles and the game as a whole over the last 13 years will be remembered. 

Group plans protest of CDC’s new COVID guidance, demands they turn back the clock

A community of “long COVID patients and activists are planning a march in Washington, D.C., to protest a recent announcement from the CDC.

On March 1, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) officially dropped its recommendation for people to isolate for five days after a positive COVID test.

The agency’s new guidance tells people to stay home if they are sick — but when they’re feeling better and have been fever-free for 24 hours, they can return to school or work.

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In response, a community called LC/DC, which describes itself as non-partisan, is planning a protest at the Lincoln Memorial on March 15.

“LC/DC is fighting to raise awareness about long COVID, and we recognize that reducing the isolation policy will result in more infections, long-term illnesses and disability,” said Paul Hennessy, one of the three main organizers of the planned event.

“Our main objection is that it’s not based on a period of infectiousness, but false assumptions,” Hennessy, who is based in Los Angeles, told Fox News Digital. 

“The CDC has admitted that COVID can be contagious for over 10 days.”

Hennessey added, “The CDC’s job should not be to negotiate with a deadly airborne pathogen, but to give the best proper guidance.”

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Prior to this most recent update, the CDC called for people who test positive for the virus to “stay home for at least five days and isolate from others in your home,” a recommendation that was implemented in late 2021. 

At the start of the pandemic, the agency recommended a 10-day isolation period for people with COVID.

Hennessy said the group believes the CDC’s decision could be political. 

“The CDC’s job should not be to negotiate with a deadly airborne pathogen, but to give the best proper guidance.”

“It’s not lost on us that the CDC has made this decision during an election year,” he said. “We’re not sure if this decision is political, but we do know from our research and standpoint that this was done arbitrarily and is more grounded in connivance than fact.”

Dara York, a San Francisco-based nurse who has long COVID and is one of the event’s organizers, told Fox News Digital that she believes the CDC is “abandoning” the problems related to COVID.

“Reinfections are dangerous,” she said. “There is silent damage in many people. Most don’t even know their symptoms could be long COVID. Doctors and medical staff need training for [the condition].”

The LC/DC group is calling for a 10-day isolation and two negative tests as “best for the health of society.”

Said Hennessey, “Unfortunately, vaccinated and unvaccinated people can still get COVID and long COVID or post-COVID complications. Or they can spread it to someone more vulnerable.”

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In addition to protesting the CDC dropping the five-day isolation guidance, the group is also demanding more government funding for COVID and long COVID treatments. 

“Our ultimate goals are to raise awareness for long COVID and stress the urgent need for prevention, education and treatments,” said Hennessy.

“There are no approved treatments for long COVID.”

Doctor reacts to CDC’s decision

Dr. Marc Siegel, clinical professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and a Fox News medical contributor, voiced his support of the dropped five-day isolation.

Siegel spoke to Mandy Cohen, CDC director, the day before the announcement.

“The change is based on the fact that, according to Dr. Cohen, though wastewater analysis for COVID is very high, at the same time, case counts and hospitalizations are MUCH lower,” he told Fox News Digital.

“The goal is to have one set of guidelines for all respiratory viruses — flu, RSV, COVID, etc.,” Siegel noted.

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By the time someone tests positive for COVID, they are most likely at least two days into the illness, according to Cohen — and emerging data shows that the times of greatest transmission are right before symptoms begin and in the first few days of illness.

“The goal is to have one set of guidelines for all respiratory viruses.”

“The pandemic has been over for several months, and though there was an uptick this winter, with over 20,000 hospitalizations and 1,500 deaths per week at one point, it is now diminishing,” said Siegel.

As of the most recently reported week ending Feb. 24, the share of administered COVID tests with positive results was 7.4%, a 0.6% decrease from the prior week, per CDC data.

What is long COVID?

Long COVID is a condition in which symptoms of the virus persist for an extended period of time, generally three months or more.

Those symptoms can include fatigue, respiratory issues, cough, rapid heart rate and neurologic symptoms (sometimes referred to as “brain fog”).

Approximately 18 million Americans reported ever having long COVID and 8.8 million reported having it currently, according to the CDC’s 2022 National Health Interview Survey, which was released in Sept. 2023.

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“We continue to see long-term effects from COVID, including viral persistence, damaged immune systems, organ damage, neurological complications such as dementia progression and Parkinson’s, and cardiovascular issues such as blood clots,” Hennessy said. 

“Someone I love who was otherwise fit and healthy now has microclots after a recent infection.”

“Those in our group who have long COVID are desperate to get back to work and contribute to society, but don’t have the support they need to do so.”

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The demonstration at Lincoln Memorial will take place on March 15 from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Fox News Digital reached out to the CDC and to National Mall and Memorial Parks, which manages the Lincoln Memorial, requesting comment on the planned protest.

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11-year-old girl bitten during apparent shark attack at popular beach

An 11-year-old girl in Hawaii was bitten on her foot by what officials believe may have been a shark while at a popular beach on Saturday, according to local reports.

The incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. at a spot known among surfers as “Rainbows,” located in Kaaawa on the island of Oahu, the Honolulu Star Advertiser reported.

The child, who was not publicly named, suffered what appeared to be a shark bite on her left foot, an EMS spokesperson told the paper.

The injury was not life-threatening, and the girl’s parents declined treatment at an emergency room, EMS said.

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A witness told the newspaper that they saw what appeared to be a small reef shark in the waters off the beach.

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The incident would mark Hawaii’s first shark encounter of 2024, Hawaii News Now reported, citing the Department of Land and Natural Resources.

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In December, a 39-year-old man was killed after an encounter with a shark while surfing off Maui’s northern shore.

Democratic lawyer taunting Trump’s ‘tough jury pool’ in DC sparks backlash

Top Democratic lawyer Marc Elias sparked fierce reaction on Sunday for appearing to taunt former President Trump’s ability to get a fair trial in Washington, D.C. following his primary loss in the district.

Trump won just 676 votes in the D.C. GOP primary on Sunday while former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley secured her first victory with 1274 votes. 

Elias, who rose to prominence on the left as the Democrats’ most aggressive election lawyer, connected Trump’s poor showing with the jury pool for his 2020 election interference trial.

“In a city of 700,000, Donald Trump got 676 votes in the GOP primary. A tough jury pool….,” he wrote on X on Sunday night.

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His social media post attracted over one million views overnight. Conservatives argued the Democrat was openly boasting that Trump could not get a fair trial in the deep blue city.

“Democrat lawyer openly brags that Trump will never get a fair trial or impartial jury in DC.,” former Trump adviser Stephen Miller reacted.

“Confirming the DC Justice system has been corrupted by politics isn’t the flex you think it is,” the Republican Party of Arizona shot back.

“Dem election attorney & Russia hoax financier is gloating about the fact that it’s impossible for Trump & other conservatives to get a fair trial in DC. Again, these people would throw you & your entire family in the gulag & not think twice about it,” former Pennsylvania Senate candidate Sean Parnell wrote.

“Democrats brag about how utterly corrupt they are,” conservative columnist Moshe Hill reacted.

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“In other words, no way Trump could get a fair trial there. Thanks for the admission! I’m sure his attorneys will enjoy using this tweet for any future appeals,” another person commented.

“Have to get the case in front of a jury for that to matter. B–h,” GOP strategist Arthur Schwartz blasted.

The district leans heavily Democrat, with President Biden garnering 92% of the Washington, D.C., vote in the 2020 election. No Republican has ever won the district’s electoral votes in a presidential election.

Trump’s trial, stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith’s 2020 election interference case, was scheduled for this week. It has been placed on hold after the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review whether Trump has presidential immunity from prosecution in the case.

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Trump’s lawyers had initially tried to move the trial out of Washington last year, arguing just as Elias did that the jury pool in D.C. is tainted against Trump.

“NO WAY I CAN GET A FAIR TRIAL, OR EVEN CLOSE TO A FAIR TRIAL, IN WASHINGTON, D.C.,” Trump posted on Truth Social in August.

“THERE ARE MANY REASONS FOR THIS, BUT JUST ONE IS THAT I AM CALLING FOR A FEDERAL TAKEOVER OF THIS FILTHY AND CRIME RIDDEN EMBARRASSMENT TO OUR NATION, WHERE MURDERS HAVE JUST SHATTERED THE ALL TIME RECORD, OTHER VIOLENT CRIMES HAVE NEVER SEEN WORSE, AND TOURISTS HAVE FLED. THE FEDERAL TAKEOVER IS VERY UNPOPULAR WITH POTENTIAL AREA JURORS, BUT NECESSARY FOR SAFETY, GREATNESS, & FOR ALL THE WORLD TO SEE!”

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Major conservative group shares website that ‘Joe Biden doesn’t want you to see’

EXCLUSIVE – Americans for Prosperity (AFP), the influential and deep-pocketed fiscally conservative grassroots network founded by the billionaire Koch Brothers, is announcing a new eight-figure campaign to showcase what it says is the “harmful impact” of President Biden’s economic polices on Americans.

The campaign features a new website, Bidenomics.com, which is the nickname for the president’s economic agenda and philosophy. 

AFP argues that their website “will serve as a real-time resource for the truth on Bidenomics, up to date information about the economy, and fact checks of Biden’s latest misleading rhetoric on the economy.”

The announcement, shared first with Fox News on Monday, comes ahead of Thursday’s high stakes State of the Union address by the president.

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Biden is likely to spotlight his accomplishments, including his economic policies, in the greatly anticipated speech, as he aims to convince voters to reward him with a second term in the White House. The president’s expected to stop in a couple of key general election battleground states in the days immediately after his speech.

But AFP vice president of government affairs Akash Chougule argued in a statement that “President Biden will try to paint a rosy picture about Bidenomics in his State of the Union this week, but it’s no use pretending high prices are someone else’s fault. The reality is that everything costs more due to President Biden’s big government spending binge.”

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AFP says it “is throwing significant weight” behind what it calls its “accountability efforts to define the true impact of Bidenomics and force lawmakers to own their support of it.”

The group says their campaign will kick off with an ad blitz in the nation’s capital that includes physical ads at metro stops, mobile billboards and digital targeting ahead of the State of the Union address.

The effort, which AFP says will extend into the autumn with new rounds of digital and connected TV ads in five key Senate states, 26 crucial Congressional districts, as well as in Washington D.C. Digital and mail outreach, door knocking and phone calls, and grassroots events across the country are also planned.

While the nation’s economic indicators and job growth have expanded at a steady pace during the Biden presidency – as the economy rebounded from the massive recession sparked by the global COVID pandemic – inflation soared during his first two years in office and remains a problem.

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While polls show that Americans are slowly starting to feel better about the economy and their own financial situations, Biden is not getting much credit. 

A new Fox News national poll released Sunday indicates the president remains deeply underwater on handling the economy – which remains the top issue on the minds of Americans. Biden stood at 37% approval and 62% disapproval on the issue in the poll, which was conducted Feb. 25-28.

The president has repeatedly touted his economic agenda.

“Guess what – Bidenomics is working,” Biden said last June in a series of economic speeches he delivered last year. “Bidenomics is about building an economy from the middle out and the bottom up, not the top down.” 

The president has highlighted what he calls the three fundamental changes in his economic policies: “First, making smart investments in America. Second, educating and empowering American workers to grow the middle class. And third, promoting competition, to lower costs to help small businesses.”

But a new ad from AFP as part of its campaign includes snippets of news reports spotlighting rising prices and economic discontent by Americans before the narrator urges viewers to “tell Joe Biden and his allies in Congress we’ve had enough of Bidenomics.”

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