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Fox host to Reid: ‘Be careful’ when you ‘demonize’ Tea Parties

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One Fox News host seems to think poking fun at Sarah Palin is the equivalent of mocking the entire Tea Party movement.

In a newly unearthed video, Reid is shown at a campaign event mocking Palin, who recently traveled to his home state of Nevada to fire up thousands of anti-Democratic Tea Partiers salivating at the thought of ending the Democratic leader’s tenure this November.

“I was going to give a few remarks on the people who were here a week ago Saturday but I couldn’t write it all on my hand,” he said, as the crowd laughed and applauded. “You betcha.”

The quip was a clear reference to Palin’s appearance at the movement’s first major convention in February, where she was caught reading crib-notes from her palm during the Q&A session.

On Tuesday morning, Fox News host Steve Doocey suggested Reid was belittling the whole Tea Party movement with that remark.

“Democrats have got to be careful about how they demonize and try to marginalize the Tea Partiers,” he warned, referencing a new Gallup poll that found ideological and partisan splits within the movement. “A majority of Tea Party supporters are not Republicans,” Doocey said.

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The survey, released yesterday, concluded that only 49 percent of Tea Partiers identify themselves as Republicans, while 43 percent are independents and 8 percent Democrats.

Palin may be a trusted voice of the Tea Party crowd, but Doocey’s equivalence rings false for a self-proclaimed bottom-up movement with no defining leader.

Glenn Beck, appearing on the same broadcast, claimed the Democratic strategy was to “play right to their extreme base” and called them the “radical progressive party.”

Defending his seat in a perilous climate for Democrats, the chief Democrat in the senate has stepped up his attacks on Republicans in public appearances and press statements.

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Reid’s re-election seems anything but a sure bet as one poll last month found him trailing three potential Republican opponents.

This video is from Fox News’ GretaWire, broadcast April 5, 2010.

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This video is from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast April 6, 2010.

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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight

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A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.

The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.

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Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank

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Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.

The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.

Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.

Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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