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Fox & Friends: ‘Freebies’ like higher minimum wage, child health care are ‘a gravy train, just a trough’

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The hosts of Fox & Friends asserted on Wednesday that the Democratic plan to strengthen the social safety net would be “a gravy train… just a trough.”

Following Tuesday night’s first Democratic presidential debate, Fox News host Steve Doocy argued that “everything is going to be a gravy train. Just a trough. Open it up.”

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“Well the kids like it, right?” Ingraham agreed. “All the kids in college, like, yeah, we can keep playing foosball and hanging out after college because we’re all going to — they’re going to take care of us.”

As Ingraham spoke, Fox News displayed a list titled, “Freebies Promised During Democratic Debate.”

Co-host Brian Kilmeade read off some of the items: “Childhood education, higher minimum wage, public college, public family leave, health care, health care for children, and in-state tuition for illegals, which they were cheering for!”

Watch the video below.

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(h/t: Media Matters)


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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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