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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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Benefits of Using Natural Handmade Soap

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We all use soap. It may be of different sizes and shapes, scented or unscented, colorant or colorless. It may be a hand-washing soap, facial soap, deodorizing soap, moisturizing soap, antimicrobial soap, or a beauty bar. We use all these daily. Either it is used to wash hands or mouth, or during bathing. Have you ever thought what your soap is made of? Though not all soaps are made following the same way but, in general soaps are made in ways. Major varieties of soap that are available in the market are made commercially and a few soaps are there in the market that is handmade natural soap. The price range of handmade soaps is a little bit higher than commercial soaps but it gives you a lot of benefits discussed below.

Benefits of handmade natural soaps

  • Real soap — The primary objective of any commercial add is to entice you first. But not all they say are the truth. The power of the advertisement campaign is hard to resist because catchy slogan and hidden messages are powerful arsenals. Marketing has evolved with a strategy to make it believable to you. And therefore, when the commercial companies say their soap is pure and 100% safe,you will be allured with their way of presentation. In reality, soap is produced in a chemical vat largely with detergents and cocktail of surfactants and labeled as hand-wash, body wash, deodorant, beauty bar etc. On the contrary, handmade natural soaps are nothing of that sort. There is no unnecessary chemical or ingredient present which may cause any harm to your skin.
  • Glycerin — An overwhelming misconception rather a myth lies within the people that the soap making process is completed adding glycerin. This is because of the fact that all most all commercial soap manufacturers demand that their soap keeps your skin soft and moist. You will be wondering to know the fact that glycerin actually is a byproduct of saponification process. The commercial companies they segregate the glycerin as a byproduct in soap making process and use in other costly body care products like body lotion, cream etc. On the other hand, glycerin is kept intact within the soap while producing handmade soaps products.
  • Ingredients — If you really want soft, plump, healthy, and shiny skin, you should switch to natural handmade soap. Let’s take a look at the ingredients used in handmade soap.
    • Oils and butter — Extra virgin coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, sustainable palm, mango butter, Shea butter etc. are infused with healthy proteins, minerals, and vitamins to nourish the skin.
    • Fruit juice and milk — Nutrient rich tea, coffee, beer, Aloe Vera, fruit juice, goat milk etc. are added during the saponification process to benefit your skin.
    • Vegan — The essential oils, and botanical ingredients are mostly used as a natural fragrance and skin nourishment process.
    • Sodium hydroxide — It is added to create lye in the saponification process to form soap.

However, if you search natural handmade soap online, you will get a number of sites who are selling their natural handmade soap products at the different price range.

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Why New Wooden Cases Are Always A Better Option for Packaging

There are several benefits of using new wooden cases and wooden crates when it comes to packaging. Many packers and movers also use these items for their jobs.

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If you involved in the shipment of products from one place to the other, or if you have recently shifted your house, then you must be aware of the fact that wooden crates and cases help you in ways unimaginable. They are the best ways in which the product can be kept absolutely safe and secure. Wood is considered one of the best materials when it comes to packaging and transporting.  There are several benefits of using new wooden cases and wooden crates when it comes to packaging. Many packers and movers also use these items for their jobs.

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Here, we will talk about the advantages of using new wooden cases: –

  • They are affordable: The basic advantage of wooden cases is their affordability. Why several industries and companies prefer them is because the better quality of cases is available for sale even on a low budget. Even if new wooden cases and crates are inexpensive, the quality is never compromised and they serve their purpose perfectly. When you know that there is an option of choosing a cost-effective product with good quality, they would definitely go for that.

 

  • They are sturdy and strong: Another factor that makes them so popular and in demand is their strength and sturdiness. Since they are made of pure wood, they can very easily carry heavy loads without causing any harm or damage to the product. Wood has a natural ability to endure heavy weights while staying strong and maintaining its shape even in harsh conditions.

 

  • They are easy to fix: New wooden cases and crates are also preferred because they can easily be fixed and repaired. That in itself is a very big win because the main issue with such products is- what if they get damaged by any chance during transport? If that happens, then how can they be fixed again? The repairs and modifications can be done very easily without the requirement of any special kind of machinery or skilled people. You will only require a few nails and a hammer to fix a broken case.

 

  • They are recyclable: The best part about wooden cases is that since they are made of wood, they can be easily reused and recycled. With the rise of global warming and pollution, people have now become more conscious about the kind of material they use. Recycling wood is a very simple process, as it does not require any special kind of tools or techniques as the plastic ones need. Once the new wooden cases are used, wood can be extracted from them, which can be reused to make other products, such as chairs, desks, tables and other kinds of furniture.

As stated above, the benefits of new wooden cases are endless. This is why they are so much on the rise. People might often raise questions about the performance and quality of these cases, but as we can see, you will soon get answers to your questions. Wooden cases have proved time and again that they are far better options than their counterparts for residential, commercial as well as industrial needs. The ultimate choice obviously depends on the type of product you want to store in them. But before you choose wooden cases for your products, make sure that they are of good quality, they are sturdy enough to handle your goods, and they are reasonably priced within your budget. If you are an environmentally conscious person, use new wooden cases instead of plastic ones to store, transport and deliver your goods from one place to the other.

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Which Cream Is Best For Removing Dark Spots On The Face?

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A glowing and spotless skin is a dream for many, however few are naturally blessed with it. The rest only experience the spots and marks, be it because of pimples or any any other reasons. These spots really interfere with the look of an individual.

There might be a number of reasons for the dark spots that occurs on the face. One of the most common causes is the sun damage. Those brown and red spots from sun rays usually appear on the exposed areas of skin like the face, neck and back of it and the arms. To get rid of the dark spots from the sunrays, it is recommended to wear a sunscreen lotion with UVA protection. The acne treatment is not an easy task, it takes a lot of time and patience to get rid of those stubborn spots.

Moreover, the hormonal imbalance also contributes to make things worse. They can result in the existing spots to darker or makes the appearance of new ones. If not treated properly, it can cause a skin condition which is known as melasma. When it happens, you would have no other option than to consult a dermatologist.

However, if you are at the initial stage of developing dark spots, then here we have solutions for you. You can try out creams that are best in the market, with promising results and feedback. Check out the list below to find out the best dark spot reducing cream for men.

Top five dark spot removing cream for men

Anti-Acne Gel with Neem & Tea Tree: The Man Company understands that dealing with pimples and its marks can be a task, hence it has come up with the Defence Theory Anti Acne gel, with the goodness of neem and tea tree. Both of these ingredients are very well known for their benefits. Neems are very good antibacterial and antiseptic herbs while tea tree has cooling and anti-inflammatory properties. Hence, it can reduce pimples, lightens the spots and reveals a flawless skin. It also contains turmeric extracts that lightens the complexion and makes the skin look younger by tightening the pores. The best thing about this product is it suits all skin types. Hence, you won’t need to worry if you have oily, dry or sensitive skin.

Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser: Nivea is a well known brand especially in terms of men’s cosmetic products. The Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Moisturiser comes with licorice extracts, the ingredient which acts directly on the dark spot and reduces its appearance from the first application. It also comes with UV filter technology that protects the skin from the harmful rays of the sun, so you won’t need any extra sunscreen lotion when stepping out of your house. It is best suitable for oily skin, since it removes the greasiness that occur due to oil secretion and immense sweating. Thus, a revealing spotless face can be achieved with the use of this cream.

Clinique for Men Dark Spot Corrector: The company has studied through the details of the different texture of skin for men and women. The Clinique for Men Dark Spot Corrector target specially men’s skin that is full of spots and mark, including acne and pigmentation. It has been provide for reducing marks and other scars with the very first application. With just an ooze of the cream, one can get a visible result, no matter how stubborn the mark is. It is suitable for normal to dry skin.

Hence, with these products, you can get the result of a reduced and removed dark spots before it get any serious. However, before going for any product, you should always check the skin type you have.

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