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Fox News says it has ‘addressed’ its stars stumping for Trump, but won’t say how

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Fox News says it isn’t happy with two of its stars, Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro, openly campaigning in President Trump’s behalf, but it won’t say what, if anything, it’s doing about it.

The network issued a statement Tuesday saying it “does not condone” any of its hosts participating in campaign events, as Hannity and Pirro did Monday night during a Trump rally in Missouri. The statement added, “This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.”

Addressed how? Fox didn’t say in its statement, and a representative offered no further comment.

On Monday, Hannity assured his nearly 4 million Twitter followers that he would not join Trump on stage for his rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo., and that he would not campaign with him. While the Trump team described him as a “special guest,” the top-rated host maintained that he was simply covering the president’s final rally for his show. “Something I have done in every election in the past,” he added.

About 12 hours later, though, he delivered a lengthy campaign advertisement for the president, and for the Republican Party, and then joined Trump onstage to recite his achievements and thank him. “Promises made, promises kept,” said Hannity, echoing the president’s campaign slogan.

Hannity also pointed to the press corral at the rally and added, “By the way, all those people in the back are fake news.” The press contingent included reporters and producers from Fox News, which was covering the rally.

President Trump greets Fox talk show host Sean Hannity at a rally in Cape Girardeau, Mo.i on Monday. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)

Hannity tried to clean up both his broken promise not to campaign for Trump and his apparent insult of his own network’s journalists in a tweet Tuesday: “What I said in my tweet yesterday was 100% truthful,” he wrote. “When the POTUS invited me on stage to give a few remarks last night, I was surprised, yet honored by the president’s request. This was NOT planned. And to be clear, I was not referring to my journalist colleagues at FOX News in those remarks. They do amazing work day in and day out in a fair and balanced way and It is an honor to work with such great professionals.”

Pirro also appeared at the rally but had no comment about it afterward.

Hannity has been a close Trump ally and has assiduously cultivated the president’s approval — sometimes to the point of going beyond Fox’s rules banning such close association with a political figure.

In 2016, he appeared in a promotional video for Trump’s campaign, enumerating his reasons for supporting the Republican candidate, from his plan to “put originalists on the Supreme Court” to his promise to “vet refugees.”

Since then, Hannity has not just backed the president’s agenda. He has also parroted his rhetoric. For instance, he has denounced journalists for presenting an unvarnished view of the administration.

Monday’s rally was in Cape Girardeau, a small city on the banks of the Mississippi River that is the hometown of radio host Rush Limbaugh. The local fixture — and hero of the conservative base — appeared at the rally as well. Trump on Monday also called in to the radio show hosted by right-wing commentator Mark Levin, underscoring his ability to circumvent the traditional news media as he made his closing pitch to voters.

But it was a set of unscripted interactions between Trump and his allies at Fox that was most striking, turning his final midterms appearance into a display of the White House’s unique alliance with the conservative-leaning news channel. The cocoon of right-wing media rose around Trump as voters prepared to go to the polls to deliver a verdict on the first two years of his presidency.

Trump has been overtly hostile to the mainstream media but has a cozy relationship with Fox, prompting criticism that he sees the news channel as state TV.

Some at the network bristle at this suggestion. Martha MacCallum, who is set to co-anchor the network’s live election coverage Tuesday night alongside fellow anchor Bret Baier, told the Philadelphia Inquirer this week that it was a misconception to see Fox as “state-run television.” Baier told the New Yorker earlier in the year that it “pains” him to hear the network described this way.

Most vocal in dissenting from the pro-Trump line has been Shepard Smith, who last week took the administration to task for fearmongering in discussing the caravan of Central American migrants heading toward the southern border, telling his viewers: “There is no invasion. No one’s coming to get you. There’s nothing at all to worry about.”

But Monday’s rally was awash with evidence that the president sees some of Fox’s most visible personalities as surrogates in his political crusade. And, perhaps even more notably, the event illustrated their willingness to fulfill that function.

Despite his assurance that he wouldn’t join the president on the stump, Hannity spent the time before he went live posing for selfies with audience members and revving up the crowd. And after a fact-challenged opening monologue touting the president’s accomplishments — the tax measure approved last year was not the “single biggest middle-class tax cut in American history” — Hannity engaged Trump in a 10-minute back-and-forth about the success of his administration and the weakness of his Democratic critics.

Hannity told Trump how popular he was among his supporters.

“I went out there an hour before the show, and the crowd is electric,” he said. “Every hat I signed . . . every hat was soaking wet. There’s a bigger crowd outside than there is inside.”

His only complaint? That the president had missed his opening monologue.

Not so, Trump comforted him.

“No, I saw it on the plane,” he said. “Actually, I saw it on the plane. I never miss your opening monologue. I would never do that.”

At the end of the conversation, billed by Fox as a “powerful interview,” Laura Ingraham, another host and Trump proponent, was standing by for her 10 p.m. slot. “Want to say hi to the president?” Hannity asked her.

She did and was promptly informed by Trump that he was “very proud of her.” Feigning jealousy that Ingraham got “all the compliments,” Hannity turned to Trump and issued compliments of his own, telling the president, “I don’t think anyone has your energy level.”

After the dialogue, Bill Shine, the Fox executive turned White House communications director, gave Hannity a high-five, according to a White House pool report. In 2010, when Fox learned that the tea party was advertising Hannity’s appearance at a fundraising event, the network barred him from attending. The network executive who explained why he had been barred — saying political activists were “charging for access to Sean” — was none other than Shine.

Once on stage, Trump wasted no time trotting out his allies at Fox.

“I have a few people that are right out here. And they’re very special. They’ve done an incredible job for us. They’ve been with us from the beginning,” he said.

“I’m going to start by saying Sean Hannity, come on up — Sean Hannity,” Trump said. Supporters clapped and waved.

They embraced, and Trump gestured for Hannity to take the podium — not a typical position for a television host who interviews the president. The Fox host raised his eyebrows and pointed to the lectern featuring the presidential seal. Trump urged him forward, adjusting the microphone. “I had no idea you were going to invite me up here,” Hannity said, before attacking the media and praising the president for following through on his campaign commitments. “Mr. President, thank you,” he concluded.

Next came Pirro, host of Fox’s “Justice With Judge Jeanine” and the author of “Liars, Leakers and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.” Trump singled her out, he said, because she “treats us very, very well.” He told the audience: “She’s my friend, and she’s your friend — Justice Jeanine.”

Although she has a law degree and has served on the Westchester County Court in New York, Pirro has no experience that would warrant the title “justice,” applied to members of an appeals or supreme court. She took the podium and exhorted audience members to usher their family members and friends to the polls to vote for Republican candidates.

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Why You Should Choose Loan Against FD When You Need Small Loans?

Life is unexpected and a financial crisis can happen at any time.

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Life is unexpected and a financial crisis can happen at any time. People keep aside a part of their earned money as savings to deal with such financial crises. However, when an emergency arises, people often look for different sources from which they can borrow a loan, or mortgage their assets. However, there is one easier and simpler option too. Buying a loan against FD can get you instant liquid cash for managing such situations. All you need to do is have an FD, and the company or bank with which you have it, will provide you a loan against 70-90% of your total principal amount deposited in FD.

Great Option for Small Loans

Loan against FD is a great option for dealing with short-term crisis or when you want small amounts of money. FD can come to your rescue before they get matured by providing a loan/overdraft facility. Companies offers loan against FD facility by providing its customers a loan of 60% of the principal amount in the case of non-cumulative FD. Whereas, in the case of a cumulative FD it amounts up to 75% of the principal amount.

Less Interest Rates

A great advantage these loans have over other loans is they have much lesser interest rates than other loans. The rates of interest on these loans is charged only from 2% to 3% more than the interest rate on your FD. NBFCs offers interest on FD at 7.60%, and the loan interest rates amounts up to 2% above that rate. Normal loans are charged between 9% to 15%, hence, a loan against FD is a much better and cheaper option when looking for small amounts of loans.

Minimum Documentation and No Costs

The duration for which the loan is taken is generally for the same time period in which the FD gets matured. Sometimes it can be less than the duration of FD, but can never be more than that. While taking a loan against FD, you won’t be able to break it to get your principal amount before it gets matured. You cannot withdraw any money from your FD till you would repay the whole amount of loan in full. NBFCs have a very simple process of providing the loan with a single page documentation. There are no processing fees or any other costs, and you get the disbursal of amount in your bank within 24 hours.

Prepayment and Foreclosure

Foreclosure is the procedure of foreclosing your loan by repaying the amount of loan before the duration of the loan ends. Unlike other loans, loan against FD doesn’t charge you any such charges or fees. This gives you the flexibility of paying off the loan amount whenever you want to. Company offers flexible repayment options for these loans which is within the tenure of the FD, which initiates after the 90 days from which the FD has started.

An important thing to be noted is – the time when you are applying for the loan. If you are applying for the loan when the maturity date of the FD is near, the maximum duration you can get to pay the loan off is limited to the time remaining till the maturity of the FD. Due to this, you might not have many months and you would have to pay higher EMIs to pay it off. So, ensure that you check which FD you are applying for loan against, if you have multiple FDs of short durations. Look for the one whose maturity date is farthest by analysing how much EMIs you would be able to pay.

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Superb Reasons to Send Roses to Your Closed Ones

Roses are one of the perfect things in this world, and you do not need any event to send real roses in a box to your closed ones.

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Roses are one of the perfect things in this world, and you do not need any event to send real roses in a box to your closed ones. From Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, grandparents’ day, or anything, there are extreme challenges in the form of roses gifts.

Roses are symbols of love and care for a long time, and you can say to the people that the roses are dry, and they are not so important, no one can refuse to play the role of roses in our daily lives and how important it is are there. Everyone cares in one way or another.

Roses are one of the most cost-effective ways to add happiness and beauty to our lives. Whether you are buying for other person or even for yourself, you are buying, and we must send and receive real roses in a box every time. 

1.    To Make Someone Smile

Did you feel sad and lonely to your partner? Or, your father may be upset due to workload in his office. Instantly send real roses in a box to them. Roses take care of everyone, and they can make smile at any time. Roses and sweet fragrances that see roses, they can change the mood of someone, and they can feel good.

2.    To Celebrate

Is your friend’s birthday coming? Or, maybe someone in your family will be getting engaged soon? Is your parent’s anniversary coming? Sending the real roses in a box with such sweet things like chocolates, candies, etc., are the ideal gift for any celebration, and they are a great way to celebrate small things in life.

3.    To Impress Somebody

If you ever have a crush on your lab companion? Maybe you think that you like the girl in the neighborhood and you need something to kill the silence. Send them a bouquet of roses or real roses in a box and a simple note that tells your message how beautiful she looks and asks for coffee. She will not refuse.

4.    To Show Your Love

Whether you are sending real roses in a box to your closed ones, a husband, a parent, a wife or a friend, doing so is the right way to show your love. Roses are for everyone, not only for spouse or lover. Roses are the right way to say that you love them and believe them that they are mean to you.

5.    To Apologize

If you used to fight with someone whom you liked, and it was difficult to say I’m sorry, send them real roses in a box. Even when you know that you are not right, it may be challenging to apologize all the time with words. Send real roses in a box and work as a gesture to apologize and open some lines and communicate again.

6.    To Uplift The Mood

Sometimes words cannot say all this, and it happens when roses can bring comfort and warmth in someone’s life. Consider sending real roses in a box to such a person, for which some emotional support is needed now and see how it will increase their morale and bring happiness and positivity in their life.If you are sending real roses in a box for the love of your life, there is an extensive list of the number of roses and the meaning of the colors at shop A La Rose; also, you might want to check it out.

Final Thought

Roses are the incredible gift, they can say so much to different people, and this means. And there has been a significant change in women buying real roses in a box for men, and it is lovely. Just because you are a man, this does not mean that you do not consider the price of the real roses in a box or beautiful bouquet of roses. Men should also love and think.

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Laila Aziz, A Tribute to Pierres Mano Jewelry

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Laila Aziza, for those not in the know, is one of the most famous fashion designers in the world. She has conquered Hollywood with her impeccable style, unique talents, and her undeniable presence that has made her a staple of the fashion world–and Hollywood as a whole.

She was recently spotted visiting Pierres Mano jewelry, while carrying a piece made by the famous Moroccan jewelry ambassador, Othman Sidqui. Sidqui is best known for his fantastic jewelry creations, which not only reflect his own personal talent and tastes but that of Amina Nassik, his right-hand woman and mother.

Aziza’s personal tribute was a gorgeous oriental belt from 1965, which was actually made by Sidqui’s father. This unique belt reflects the personal interest and care that both Othman and his mother Amina have for Laila Aziz, and her husband Redone, who have always reflected personal traits such as kindness, compassion, modesty, and a dedication to representing Morocco throughout the world.

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