• Politics
    The Daily Beast

    Fox’s Chris Wallace: Trump Has ‘Good Reason’ to Be ‘Paranoid’ About Pelosi, Schiff

    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said on Friday that it wasn’t unreasonable for President Donald Trump to consider House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) “as an enemy,” adding the president has “good reason” to be a “little paranoid” that Schiff and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would weaponize intelligence about Russian interference against him.Multiple outlets, including The Daily Beast, reported Thursday that intelligence officials briefed House lawmakers earlier this month that Russia was interfering in the 2020 election to assist Trump once again. It was further reported that it was this meeting, conducted by Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire’s aide Shelby Pierson, that resulted in Trump forcing out Maguire and replacing him with loyalist Richard Grenell.After Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported that the network was “told” that Trump “did not berate or otherwise yell at” Maguire over the briefing as had been reported elsewhere, Fox News host Ed Henry welcomed on Wallace to discuss.Fox News Host Hits Trump for Attacking Chris Wallace: You’re ‘Not Entitled to Praise’“How seriously should we take this report about renewed Russian interference in our elections?” Henry wondered aloud.“We should take it very seriously,” Wallace replied, adding that per the briefing the Russians are favoring Trump as they did in 2016.“I can understand where President Trump doesn't like it,” the Fox News Sunday host continued. “Especially the fact that it was a briefing to House Intelligence which is chaired by Adam Schiff, who is not exactly friendly with the president. He obviously regards as an enemy. And not unreasonably so. But we should take the briefing by the DNI as a very serious indication.”Henry, meanwhile, said that one of the president’s concerns is “Adam Schiff would weaponize the information and use it politically,” adding that “sure enough it gets leaked out” while noting Schiff and Pelosi have already criticized Trump for not doing enough to combat election interference.“We’ve been now talking about all this for a few years,” Henry stated. “What actually is our government doing to make sure that the 2020 election is not interfered with?”“You know, you can argue that the president, as they say would—you know, even paranoids have people who are really after them,” Wallace quipped. “So if the president is a little bit paranoid about Adam Schiff and Nancy Pelosi, he does it with good reason.”The veteran anchor, however, would reiterate that “everybody should take seriously” the intelligence community’s claims that Russia is a threat to interfere in the 2020 election on Trump’s behalf.“We want to have faith in our democracy and want to have faith that an election is being conducted fairly and while there is no indication that the Russians were able to overturn the legitimate results of the election in 2016 that Donald Trump was the duly-elected president, they sure tried,” Wallace concluded. “Who is to say they won’t be better at it in 2020? That should be a nonpartisan issue.”Stephen Colbert Grills Fox News’ Chris Wallace: How Can You Call Mueller Hearing a ‘Disaster’?Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Celebrity
    Associated Press

    Outpouring of worldwide support for bullied Australian boy

    Devastated after again being targeted at school for his dwarfism, a sobbing Quaden Bayles repeatedly told his mother that he wanted to die. The 9-year-old Australian’s deep distress went viral on social media after his mother, Yarraka Bayles, posted a six-minute video clip. "This is what bullying is doing and I want people to know how much this is hurting us as a family," she says in the video, which has been viewed more than 19 million times.

  • Business
    Yahoo Finance

    Coronavirus update: Markets reel anew as pandemic fears resurface

    The rate of new coronavirus infections in China have slowed, but concerns about mounting human and economic costs battered markets on Thursday.

  • World
    Reuters

    'Traumatized' Africans stranded by coronavirus plead to be brought home

    "They are traumatized," said Namusisi, who wakes up at 3 a.m. every day to talk to her daughters over the Chinese messaging service WeChat. Countries across the world have flown their nationals home from China's quarantined Hubei province, the center of the outbreak of the virus that since January has infected more than 74,000 people and killed over 2,100. "We've gone to parliament, we've gone to the ministry of health, we've gone to the ministry of foreign affairs and taken them our petition to bring back our children," said Namusisi, nearing tears.

  • Lifestyle
    Good Housekeeping

    15 Genius Craft Room Organization Ideas That'll Inspire Your Next DIY

    These storage solutions are perfect for small spaces. From Good Housekeeping

  • U.S.
    The Daily Beast

    Ilhan Omar’s Challenger Is Literally on the Run From the Law

    It’s not unheard-of for members of Congress to resign their seats because of serious legal trouble. Now Republican House candidate Danielle Stella is trying to achieve the inverse: getting elected to Congress while being wanted by the law. Stella, one of the five Republicans competing for the right to take on Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) in November, has been wanted for months on an arrest warrant for felony shoplifting. Even while facing arrest, though, she’s managed to achieve a respectable fundraising haul—nearly $84,000 as of the end of 2019—and built up a following on social media, where, well, she’s made some waves. Stella first stirred the pot in July over tweets suggesting she supports the QAnon conspiracy theory, which claims that Trump is engaged in a ceaseless secret war against high-ranking pedophile-cannibals in the halls of power. At the same time, The Guardian reported that she had been arrested twice in the Minneapolis area’s Hennepin County on shoplifting charges, including an allegation that she stole $2,300 from Target. Stella insisted she didn’t break the law. According to records, though, Stella failed to show up for multiple October court hearings about her alleged felony. After Stella missed another hearing, a judge issued a still-outstanding warrant for her arrest. “We can confirm that she does have an active felony theft warrant in Hennepin County,” a spokesman for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office told The Daily Beast. Stella didn’t respond to requests for comment. Stella’s primary rivals have watched her mounting legal woes with surprise. Lacy Johnson, an entrepreneur who has raised nearly $500,000 in his own bid for the Republican nomination, said that negative headlines about Stella could undermine whoever eventually faces Omar in the general election. The eventual Republican nominee already faces a steep challenge in the district, which heavily favors Democrats.“Candidates are reflections of the party in a way, and it’s not a good reflection of the party in a sense,” Johnson said. “But now, being in politics, you do learn that people do have all kinds of ways of looking at things.” Sheriff’s deputies aren’t the only ones interested in Stella’s whereabouts. Questions about her location flared anew over the weekend, when a conspiracy theorist with 50,000 YouTube subscribers claimed with no evidence during a livestream that Stella was in some unspecified danger at a hotel in Osceola, Wisconsin. Callers from across the country deluged the Osceola hotel with calls, and police were called to the scene. A spokeswoman for the Osceola Police Department declined to share an incident report about the event, citing an open investigation. Stella is facing obstacles beyond the courtroom, too. In November, Twitter suspended her campaign account after she repeated a fringe allegation that Omar is an Iranian government asset and claimed that Omar “should be tried for treason and hanged” if the allegation was true.  Despite all the legal attention, Stella continues to operate her campaign—at least online. In addition to raising money for her campaign, Stella has posted messages to her supporters on Facebook and Instagram, including promotional memes about QAnon.  As a candidate himself, Johnson said that anyone facing an arrest warrant would no doubt face complications while running for office. How, for example, could they show up for debates in the face of police pressure? “I wouldn’t even run if I was on the run from the police,” Johnson said.  How the Ilhan Omar Marriage Smear Went From Fever Swamp to TrumpRead more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • World
    Yahoo News UK

    Grace Millane: Why does New Zealand say killer can't be named?

    A suppression order under New Zealand law means the man who killed backpacker Grace Millane can't be named despite being jailed for life.