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Trump issues challenge to Biden ahead of SOTU address, forcing campaign to respond

Former President Donald Trump is calling for debates between himself and President Biden ahead of the 2024 general election, saying he is willing to participate “anytime, anywhere, anyplace.” 

Trump, the 2024 GOP frontrunner and presumptive nominee, posted his offer on his Truth Social on Wednesday afternoon — just hours after former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, his last-standing Republican opponent, suspended her campaign. 

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“It is important, for the Good of our Country, that Joe Biden and I Debate Issues that are so vital to America, and the American People,” Trump posted Wednesday. “Therefore, I am calling for Debates, ANYTIME, ANYWHERE, ANYPLACE! The Debates can be run by the Corrupt DNC, or their Subsidiary, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD).” 

“I look forward to receiving a response. Thank you for your attention to this matter!” Trump added. 

The Biden campaign fired back, shortly after Trump’s invitation. 

“I know Donald Trump’s thirsty for attention and struggling to expand his appeal beyond the MAGA base — and that’s a conversation we’ll have at the appropriate time in this cycle,” Biden campaign communications director Michael Tyler told Fox News Digital. “But if he’s so desperate to see President Biden in prime time, he doesn’t have to wait!” 

“He can join the tens of millions of Americans who will tune in to watch the State of the Union tomorrow night,” Tyler continued. “He might even learn a thing or two about bringing people together and actually delivering for the American people.”

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Trump, also on Truth Social on Wednesday, signaled he would be watching Biden’s State of the Union — but will use it to campaign. 

“I am pleased to inform you that tomorrow night we will be doing a LIVE, Play by Play, of Crooked Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address,” Trump posted. “I will correct, in rapid response, any and all inaccurate Statements, especially pertaining to the Border and his Weaponization of the DOJ, FBI, A.G.s, and District Attorneys, to go after his Political Opponent, ME (something never done before in this Country!).” 

Trump added: “We did this once before to tremendous success – Beating All Records. It is important for the Country to get the TRUTH!” 

Meanwhile, as for potential debates, the Republican National Committee (RNC) in 2022 unanimously voted to withdraw from the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD). 

The RNC clarified that it is not moving away from the presidential debate format, but is rather objecting to the CPD’s control over the process. The CPD has organized presidential and vice presidential debates for more than 30 years.

“Debates are an important part of the democratic process, and the RNC is committed to free and fair debates,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement at the time. “The Commission on Presidential Debates is biased and has refused to enact simple and commonsense reforms to help ensure fair debates including hosting debates before voting begins and selecting moderators who have never worked for candidates on the debate stage.”

The RNC, at the time, also added that a majority of the CPD’s board members had publicly disparaged former President Trump prior to the 2020 debates.

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Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked if Biden would debate Trump, but she did not directly respond. 

“That’s something for the campaign to speak to,” Jean-Pierre said. 

Porter blames billionaires who spent millions ‘rigging’ the election in her primary loss

Senate candidate Katie Porter, D-Calif., on Wednesday suggested that the California primary race was rigged by “an onslaught of billionaires” after losing to her Democratic opponent, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. 

The progressive Democrat did not win a single county, earning a statewide total of just under 14%. She finished nearly twenty points behind both Schiff and Republican candidate Steve Garvey and came in third place in Orange County, which she has represented since 2019. 

In a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, Porter said her supporters “had the establishment running scared – withstanding 3 to 1 in TV spending and an onslaught of billionaires spending millions to rig this election.” 

She said the results demonstrated that Californians were “hungry for leaders who break the mold, can’t be bought, and push for accountability in government and across our economy.” 

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“Special interests like politics as it is today because they control the politicians,” she said. “As we’ve seen in this campaign, they spend millions to defeat someone who will dilute their influence and disrupt the status quo.” 

Former President Trump was frequently criticized for throwing around the word “rigged” after losing the 2020 presidential election to President Biden. 

Fox News Digital has reached out to the campaign offices of Porter and Schiff for additional comment. Garvey declined to respond. 

Porter herself has received millions of dollars from big donors to boost her campaign, despite touting her record of not accepting corporate PAC money. She has reportedly accepted thousands of dollars in donations from big Wall Street donors, according to federal campaign finance disclosures.

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California, in which Republicans are outnumbered by registered Democrats by about 2-to-1, puts all candidates, regardless of party, on the same primary ballot and the two who get the most votes advance to the general election. A Republican hasn’t won a statewide race for any office in California since 2006.

Fox News Digital’s Jamie Joseph and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Dem senator blocks bill to detain illegal immigrants charged with violent crime

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, attempted to force a floor vote Wednesday on a law that would require illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in the hope of preventing avoidable attacks and resulting deaths.

The Iowa Republican’s unanimous consent request was thwarted by Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., who objected to the request.

Ernst requested unanimous consent from her colleagues in order to advance Sarah’s Law to the floor for a vote. During her speech, she pleaded with colleagues to pass her bill, recalling the death of Sarah Root and also referencing the recent death of Laken Riley, both allegedly at the hands of illegal immigrants.

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The bill would require ICE to take into custody illegal immigrants who are arrested and charged with causing the death or serious injury of another. This was reiterated by Ernst during her speech: “It would merely require ICE to detain, just to detain, otherwise deportable illegal immigrants charged with killing or seriously injuring another person,” she said.

Durbin said the bill would detain victims of trafficking or domestic abuse who were charged with crimes. According to him, the bill would “deprive immigrants of the due process that everyone is afforded.”

The measure’s namesake, Sarah Root, was a 21-year-old Iowa woman who was killed by a drunk driver who was in the country illegally. Ernst noted that the suspect, Edwin Mejia, was able to post bond and ultimately escape facing the court. 

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“Citing the Obama administration’s November 2014 memo on immigration enforcement priorities, ICE declined to take custody of Mejia despite his repeated driving offenses and history of skipping court dates,” Ernst said.

Riley, the 22-year-old University of Georgia nursing student also referenced by the senator, was killed last month. Another illegal immigrant, Jose Ibarra, was arrested and has been charged with several crimes, including malice murder and felony murder, among others.

News of Riley’s killing made headlines across the country last month and has prompted congressional Republicans to demand answers: “The reality is Laken’s heartbreaking story did not have to happen,” Ernst said.

According to the senator, both Root and Riley’s deaths are “doomed to be repeated” under the current policies.

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The senator pointed to the immigration practice known as “catch and release” in which illegal immigrants seeking entry on the basis of asylum are released during the processing period.

“Instead of being detained while he was processed, he was released into our country — never to be heard from again,” she said.

While Ibarra may have been prevented from allegedly killing Riley had he been detained upon entry to the country, Sarah’s Law would not have stopped the attack because Ibarra’s criminal record doesn’t include crimes in which others were killed or injured.  

Paper says city can ‘no longer’ be called ‘progressive’ after law-and-order measures pass

An article in the San Francisco Chronicle declared the city “can no longer be called a progressive city” after the success of two law-and-order ballot measures on Tuesday.

Chronicle reporters Aldo Toledo and Joe Garofoli wrote that with the city voting “yes” on ballot measures that would require drug screenings for potential welfare recipients and increase police powers in the city, progressive policies appear to no longer be popular with residents. 

The first of the two ballot measures, Proposition F, requires drug screening for people receiving public benefits and would force drug addicts to go into treatment if they want to continue receiving those benefits. The second, Proposition E, would give law enforcement better surveillance tools and rein in oversight over the force, allowing looser restrictions on car chases, for example. 

The reporters added that, in addition to approving these measures, “voters also backed a slate of moderates to run the local Democratic County Central Committee, whose endorsements could reshape who is elected in San Francisco for years.”

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They spoke to supervisor candidate Marjan Philhour, said to be a moderate, who said that the local DCCC – which has been run by progressives – “has been out of touch with actual everyday Democrats in San Francisco. San Francisco Democrats want representation in their local Democratic Party.”

“Progressives are looking at a thin bench of future leaders and staring down a deep-pocketed tech community that thinks their policies are destroying the city,” the article stated. 

Progressives in the city reportedly “are split on how to regain power, who should lead them and how they should change to win back voters. And they’re worried that moderates are going to continue to steamroll them with a huge financial advantage, fueled largely by wealthy donors.”

The Chronicle spoke to “moderate” advocacy group “Grow SF” co-founder Steven Buss, who slammed progressives, saying, “They had their turn. They failed. Now it’s time for the city to move on.”

San Francisco residents seem to have become fed up with the city’s soft-on-crime policies. Crime and homelessness in the Bay Area have become a plague for residents, local business owners, and tourists. 

Big corporate franchises like Nordstrom and Macy’s have decided to pull stores from the area because of rampant theft, and their consumers being scared away by crime.

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Mayor London Breed, who proposed Tuesday’s ballot measures, acknowledged the growing discontent among San Francisco residents, who in 2022 recalled District Attorney Chesa Boudin for being soft on crime.

A spokesperson for Breed told Fox News Digital last week, “It seems as though the public here has had enough and is fed up and wants action on these issues.”

The Chronicle noted how some progressives feel they aren’t too devastated by Tuesday’s results, noting that November’s election – where Breed faces challengers to her re-election – will be “a better barometer of San Francisco’s progressivism.”

It detailed how progressives need to “rally behind better solutions when it comes to the problems that voters care about most, like public safety, housing, homelessness and the drug crisis,” and provided examples of prominent progressives strategizing on how to get their messaging straight. The authors also observed, “one message progressives agree on is that they’re in danger.”

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They later added, “The bad news for progressives is that those moderates are winning. And they’ve got a lot of money behind them. And now, momentum.”

Mayor Breed’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump campaign rejects effort to have RNC foot former president’s legal bills

FIRST ON FOX: Former President Donald Trump’s campaign is making it clear that the Republican National Committee (RNC) will not be covering a penny of the legal fees associated with his four pending criminal cases or other civil cases.

Speaking with Fox News Digital on Wednesday just hours after Nikki Haley ended her presidential bid, officially making Trump the presumptive nominee, a spokesman for the former president’s campaign said the RNC would “absolutely not” be providing any of its funds to alleviate his legal costs.

“Hard no. Absolutely not. Asked and answered,” the spokesperson said.

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A report published by CNBC earlier in the day said there was a growing number of RNC committee members believing the organization should help pay Trump’s legal bills, and, according to one committee member, they represented “more than a majority” of those on the committee.

A proposed resolution to prohibit any funds being used on Trump’s legal defense failed to garner enough support to be considered at the RNC’s upcoming spring meeting in Houston this week, where the organization’s current chair, Ronna McDaniel, is expected to step down from her role.

McDaniel’s resignation comes after the RNC began the election year facing a shortage of cash compared to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which held nearly three times the cash-on-hand reported by the former in its filings with the Federal Election Commission.

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Last month, Trump endorsed Michael Whatley, the current chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party, to replace McDaniel, as well as his daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, to be co-chair, and senior campaign advisor Chris LaCivita to be chief operating officer.

None have expressed plans, or even a desire, for the RNC to cover Trump’s legal costs should they be elected by members of the committee to those respective roles, and Lara Trump said following her father-in-law’s endorsement, that “every single penny” of RNC funds should go to ensuring he is elected president in November.

The narrative that Trump would rely on the RNC to cover his legal expenses appears to have originated with Haley following Trump’s endorsement of McDaniel’s potential successors, when she told CNN during an interview that he planned to make the organization his personal “piggy bank.”

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A number of liberal media organizations reported last month that Lara Trump, during a campaign stop in South Carolina in support of her father-in-law, said she believed Republican voters would “absolutely” be okay with contributions going toward those bills. However, she stated she was not familiar with the RNC’s rules on paying such costs, and appeared to be referencing Republicans in general supporting Trump financially, rather than the RNC.

It’s unclear, however, how Trump’s fundraising apparatus might continue to cover his legal costs after it shelled out nearly $50 million to pay them last year, according to FEC filings, or how that massive outflow, combined with the RNC’s money woes, could affect the former president’s path to winning in November.

The $50 million spent by Trump’s fundraising entities on his legal defense last year goes up to north of $90 million if spending in 2022 and 2021 is included. Combining that with Trump’s fundraising costs — which reach nearly half of the $282 million he’s raised — his cash burn rate amounts to a whopping 81%, leaving him just $0.19 per dollar raised.

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The financial struggles of the RNC and Trump campaign have attracted the attention of both the DNC and Biden campaign, who enjoy a joint fundraising agreement, allowing them to raise money collectively and capture a massive advantage heading into the election year.

“The RNC is already cash-strapped and chaotic, and trading one extreme out-of-touch Trump loyalist for another is not going to fix their problem. Donald Trump is going to be their nominee, and they clearly can’t afford it financially or electorally,” DNC spokesperson Alex Floyd told Fox News Digital, referencing the likelihood Trump’s RNC picks could end up in leadership roles.

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“How Trump and his allies burn through what little cash they have is up to them – our campaign is investing our record-setting haul where it counts: reaching out to voters early and often,” Biden campaign spokesperson Sarafina Chitika told Fox News Digital.

The RNC did not respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

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Fast food chain’s prices spark outrage after $24 receipt goes viral: ‘Highway robbery’

A controversial $24 receipt from a Five Guys restaurant has recently put social media users up in arms.

An X account named Wall Street Silver published a picture of the viral receipt, which he said he took from Reddit, on Mar. 1.

“Five Guys prices are out of control,” the X user wrote. “$24 for one person.”

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The receipt shows that a bacon cheeseburger was sold for $12.49, along with a regular soda priced at $2.89. A small portion of fries was also added on – for a whopping $5.19.

The order total came to $21.91 with tax, and the buyer added a $2.19 tip – bringing the grand total to a pricey $24.10.

The X post has been viewed over 25.2 million times – and has sparked a debate about the beloved fast food chain’s prices.

“I guess I was expecting about $12 to $15 per person for Five Guys,” Wall Street Silver said on X. “$22 (without tip) just seems to cross a line. What is the right amount these days?”

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Many X accounts were in agreement with the user and blasted the burger joint’s prices.

“5 dollars for a small fry is highway robbery,” one commentator wrote. “It’s literally just a potato and some salt. Cost them a quarter to make.”

“i know a way to save $2.19 on that real quick,” a different user said.

“You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until that $20 an hour minimum wage in California kicks in,” another X user predicted.

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But other social media users weren’t shocked by the price.

“Five Guys has always been more premium than others, though,” user Ian Miles Cheong wrote.

“Five guys was always overpriced. Same meal was $15 ten years ago,” an unimpressed commentator added.

Many fast food restaurants have raised prices due to record-high inflation over the past few years. Chick-fil-A prices have increased by 21% since early 2022, while Domino’s Pizza CFO Sandeep Reddy recently said that the company plans “for a modest price increase in the low-single digits.” 

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John Kerry says people would ‘feel better’ about Ukraine war if Russia cut emissions

Outgoing Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry claimed that people would “feel better” about the ongoing war in Ukraine if Russia would “make a greater effort to reduce emissions.”

“If Russia wanted to show good faith, they could go out and announce what their reductions are going to be and make a greater effort to reduce emissions now,” Kerry said during a foreign press briefing on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., his last as the SPEC, as he departed from the position Wednesday to reportedly join President Biden’s presidential re-election campaign.

“Maybe that would open up the door for people to feel better about what Russia is choosing to do at this point in time,” he said. 

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Kerry’s remarks came after a Russian news agency reporter, Igor Naimushin, asked him about the U.S. relationship with Russia on his climate agenda

“I believe that Russia has the ability to be able to make enormous changes if it really wanted to. I mean, if Russia has the ability to wage a war illegally and invade another country, they ought to be able to find the effort to be responsible on the climate issue,” Kerry said. 

“And unfortunately, because of the actions that Russia took in an unprovoked, illegal war against another nation, we have not been engaged in discussions with Russia, sadly,” he continued. “I say “sadly” because it’s a loss for the world not to be able to have Russia acting constructively on this issue.”

The comments were the latest example of Kerry warning about the climate change implications of war in Ukraine. 

Kerry previously came under fire after saying that a key consequence of the ongoing Ukraine war stemming from Russia’s invasion last year is increased global greenhouse gas emissions.

“Lots of parts of the world are exacerbating the problem right now, but when you have bombs going off, and you have damage to septic tanks or to power centers, etcetera, you have an enormous release of greenhouse gas, methane, all of the family of greenhouse gasses and the result is it’s adding to the problem,” Kerry said during a July 2023 interview with MSNBC.

Shortly before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, Kerry told multiple media outlets that he was concerned about emissions from a potential military conflict.

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“Equally, importantly, you’re going to lose people’s focus,” Kerry told BBC in February 2022. “You’re going to lose certainly big country attention because they will be diverted, and I think it could have a damaging impact. Hopefully [Russian President Vladimir Putin] would realize that in the northern part of his country, they used to live on 66% of a nation that was over frozen land. Now, it’s thawing.”

“I am concerned in terms of the climate efforts that a war is the last thing you need with respect to a united effort to try to deal with the climate challenge,” Kerry told Reuters in a separate interview that same day. “Obviously, we hope that we can compartmentalize, but it’s just made that much more difficult without any question.”

In 2021, Biden appointed Kerry to be the U.S. SPEC, a position that had not previously existed and did not require Senate approval.

Kerry traveled worldwide, attending high-profile climate summits and diplomatic engagements in an effort to push a global transition from fossil fuels to green energy alternatives.

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Kerry’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Fox News’ Thomas Catenacci contributed to this report.

Denver Broncos legend blasts Russell Wilson: ‘He isn’t a leader’

Russell Wilson’s expected release from the Denver Broncos brings a disastrous end to what some are calling one of the worst contracts in NFL history. 

As the team looks ahead to replacing Wilson, which is expected to be made official when the new league year begins on March 13, one Broncos legend didn’t hold back his thoughts on the situation. 

Linebacker Karl Mecklenberg, a six-time Pro Bowler and three-time All-Pro who racked up all 1,118 combined tackles in a Broncos uniform during his 12 NFL seasons, sounded off on Wilson in a social media post. 

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“Russell Wilson isn’t a leader,” he tweeted. “The foolishness that went on in his first year at Denver with a private coach, his own office at the facility, and family at training camp when other players didn’t have those privileges, proved his self centeredness.”

Mecklenberg is one of many who believe Wilson’s time in Denver was a major disappointment. He lasted just two seasons with the organization after signing a massive $242-plus million contract over five years following the blockbuster trade with the Seattle Seahawks. 

However, the marriage didn’t last long as Mecklenberg pointed out the reports coming out of Denver in his first year, and things got even worse when Sean Payton joined as head coach in 2023. 

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“We spoke with Russell Wilson today to inform him of his release after the start of the league year,” general manager George Paton and head coach Sean Payton said in a 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.”

Wilson would lose his starting role in 2023 to Jarrett Stidham despite having a crucial win over the eventual Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to keep the Broncos in playoff contention. 

It was a situation that involved Wilson’s lucrative contract, where the Broncos wanted amended language and the Super Bowl-winning quarterback didn’t oblige. 

He played 30 regular-season games in a Denver uniform, going 11-19 during that span including a 7-8 record last year. 

Wilson, who still wants to win Super Bowls, 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.”

But the free agent pool will get Wilson instead, as he looks to find his next team in the NFL at 35 years old. 

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As for the Broncos, they could look at someone like Kirk Cousins in free agency before thinking about the NFL Draft, where they have the 12th overall pick. 

Drew Carey ready to ‘move on’ after conviction of former fiancée’s killer

“The Price Is Right” host Drew Carey can “finally move on” after his former fiancée, Amie Harwick, was murdered in February 2020.

In an interview with People magazine, Carey explained that since Gareth Pursehouse’s conviction in September, he’s been able to “let out a breath.”

“I can barely remember the guy’s name — that’s how much I’ve put him out of my life — but ever since the final sentencing, it feels like we’ve all let out a breath and are able to finally move on,” Carey told the outlet. “The whole process is over now, and there’s nothing else to be done and nothing else to worry about. …  Just speaking just for myself, it’s been quite a load off.”

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Although Carey and Harwick never made it down the aisle after their engagement in 2018, pictures of the former marriage and family therapist still remain in Carey’s home and close to his heart.

“She’s with me always,” he said. “A lot of times I’ll feel like I’ll be thinking things through, and it’s almost like I can hear her voice saying, ‘Well, really, it’s because of this and that.’ It’s really nice, honestly.”

On Feb. 15, 2020, Harwick died after she was thrown over her third-floor balcony.  

She was found clinging to life beneath the bedroom balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment. It was hours after Valentine’s Day, and police had received a report of a woman screaming. 

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Pursehouse was charged with murder and first-degree residential burglary with the special circumstance of lying in wait, prosecutors said. He was initially arrested shortly after Harwick’s death and posted a $2 million bond. He was re-arrested on a no-bail warrant.


 

 
 

 

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Pursehouse was convicted of Harwick’s murder in September 2023.

Harwick, a Pennsylvania native, moved to Los Angeles in 2001. She led a thriving practice in West Hollywood and wrote a book titled “The New Sex Bible for Women.”

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Before finding success, Harwick dated Pursehouse, her convicted killer, in the 2010s for just a few months. He was a software engineer and aspiring comedian who also took on side gigs as a photographer. Harwick’s pal Maricela “Marcy” Mendoza told Fox News Digital that Pursehouse left many of Harwick’s friends, including her, feeling uneasy. She noted Harwick confided in her as the relationship soured.

Pursehouse was depicted as abusive and controlling in two restraining orders Harwick filed against him in 2011 and 2012.  

A year after their breakup, Harwick told a judge in 2012 that Pursehouse was still harassing her, the Los Angeles Times shared. It noted that a judge barred Pursehouse from contact with her until 2015.

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To friends, she would occasionally refer to Pursehouse in conversation as “my stalker,” Rolling Stone reported. According to the outlet, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office alleged that while she had largely forgotten about Pursehouse, he had not forgotten about her.

Meanwhile, Harwick attempted to move on. She met Carey at a Hollywood party, and the two fell into a fast romance. She made a guest appearance on the 2018 Valentine’s Day edition of “The Price Is Right” when the star introduced her as his fiancée to millions of viewers. However, the pair split amicably months after announcing their engagement.

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Carey told “48 Hours” in 2022 that the pressures of Hollywood contributed to their breakup. He also suspected that Pursehouse was becoming triggered every time there was a headline about their union. Carey described how Harwick would tell him that someone was attempting to sully her reputation online. She believed Pursehouse may have been stalking her. 

Fox News Digital’s Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.