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Steyn: Biden's 'Despacito' play the latest in top examples of 'pandering politicians'

Mark Steyn said Wednesday it is difficult to determine which historical instance of political pandering by a top-tier politician is most memorable or most egregious, after Democratic presidential nominee played Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" from his phone's speaker before a Florida campaign event commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month.
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4th grader suspended for having a BB gun in his bedroom during virtual learning
A 9-year-old Louisiana student was suspended after a teacher reported seeing a gun in the boy's bedroom during a virtual class.
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Angry James Dolan cuts check for Malliotakis campaign after Max Rose trash-talk
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Philadelphia treasurer charged with embezzlement, entering sham marriage
Philadelphia’s treasurer was fired Friday after federal authorities charged him with embezzlement and entering into a sham marriage to obtain US citizenship. Although the allegations against Christian Dunbar did not involve his work with the city, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney said that he had asked the city’s inspector general to review the treasurer’s office during...
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Katie Holmes’ new boyfriend, Emilio Vitolo, is a major ladykiller
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Portland prepares for large right-wing rally
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Kamala Harris names Tupac 'best rapper alive'
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The New Season in theater
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Animal-rights activists arrested in attempt to rescue a Farmer John slaughterhouse pig
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NY Supreme Court judge orders judicial review of Eric Garner death, investigation
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Ben Affleck to move girlfriend Ana de Armas into $20M ‘dad pad’
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Amy Coney Barrett, Trump's Expected Supreme Court Pick, Leaves Home for D.C.
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Portland braces for violence ahead of Proud Boys, Patriot Prayer rally
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Lillian Brown, makeup artist and image consultant for nine presidents, dies at 106
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Breonna Taylor's death reminds me this country doesn't love me as much as I love it
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Fact check: Viral meme listing Breonna Taylor 'truths' includes misinformation
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Arizona judge rules against Navajo Nation lawsuit over delayed main-in ballots
A federal judge ruled Friday against a Navajo Nation voter lawsuit that asked to require that election officials count mail ballots received from the reservation after 7 p.m. on Election Day, as long as the ballots are postmarked before that deadline.
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Biden said he was a student at Delaware State University; school says otherwise
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Fight Game on the 'Gram: Dominick Reyes' best posts before UFC 253
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Giants’ Logan Ryan is not used to all this losing
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Florida's Shawn Davis Jr. ejected after targeting call, tweets frustration from locker room
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1,700 students told to self-isolate for 2 weeks at UK university after 127 Covid cases are confirmed
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Surprise snowfall blankets parts of the Alps up to 10 inches
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Sunny Hostin reveals Sonia Sotomayor helped with new book
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Ukraine plane crash kills 26; lone survivor praised for "heroism"
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Video shows creepy robot dog patrolling the streets at night in Canada
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Majority of Americans think winner of presidential election should select Supreme Court nominee, poll finds
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Some Florida Officials Warn Residents to Still Exercise Caution Despite Governor Lifting COVID Restrictions
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Miami mayor questions if Florida is ready for Phase 3
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Alabama vs Missouri: How to Watch on TV and Online, Betting Lines and Odds
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Frustrated Staten Island principal gives up on de Blasio’s learning plan
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Rochester Mayor appoints new interim police chief
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South Korea calls for joint probe with North Korea over official’s death
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California braces for power shutoffs and warm, windy weekend
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'ARK' TLC 3 Update Detailed With New Abilities for Mammoth & Stegosaurus
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Ohio woman tased after she refused to leave a middle school football game for not wearing a mask
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Former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley in new role: High school offensive coordinator
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Trump set to announce Supreme Court nominee
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Progressive Organization Purchases Amy Coney Barrett Domain Name to Criticize Her Judicial Record: 'No Confirmation Until Inauguration'
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Neil Magny wants to be Khamzat Chimaev's UFC main event foe: 'What's the hold up?'
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UFC 253 bets: Who to pick at Fight Island
There are plenty of interesting fights to bet Saturday night when UFC 253 is held at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Here are a few potential money-making angles: Main event: Israel Adesanya -182 vs. Paulo Costa +150 (middleweights) — It’s a battle of young, undefeated phenoms in a division that has experienced a rapid rotation...
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One man killed, five injured amid overnight shootings in NYC
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NY restores liquor license to beloved State Island tavern
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Florist turns bill collector as high-end clients refuse to pay up
Don’t send flowers — send money!
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Over 860,000 Americans Have Already Voted, Compared to Fewer Than 10,000 by This Point in 2016
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Christina Anstead reveals anxiety amid Ant Anstead split, says she 'never thought' she'd get divorced twice
Christina Anstead is opening up about her struggle with anxiety in the aftermath of her split from her second husband, Ant Anstead.
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