Sen. Amy Klobuchar raises $12M following N.H. primary

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at a campaign event, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced the surge in donations in an interview Sunday. The funds came pouring in after her third place finish in last week’s Democrat primary in New Hampshire.

Although, she is still trailing behind her 2020 rivals financially.

Klobuchar said she’s finally gotten the resources she needs to open offices in Super Tuesday states, while Michael Bloomberg has been able to saturate the air-waves with an unprecedented numbers of ads.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks at her election night party, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The Minnesota senator stated she is very confident she can beat Michael Bloomberg.

“I think he has to come on the shows and I personally think he should be on the debate stage,” stated the senator. “I’m never going to beat him on the air-wave, but I can beat him on the debate stage.”

Her comments come as she heads into the Nevada primaries. She is polling in fifth place behind Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Tom Steyer.

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Rudy Giuliani raises eyebrows after calling himself ‘Former Attorney General of the United States’ on Facebook page

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had critics scratching their heads on Tuesday after publicizing his Facebook page, where he referred to himself as a "Former Attorney General of the United States."

Giuliani, who has made headlines in recent months over his involvement with the Ukraine scandal as President Trump's personal attorney, plugged his Facebook page on Tuesday and teased users about findings from his "investigation."

"Connect with me on my Facebook Page. More to come on my investigation, soon!" Giuliani tweeted with a link to the page, which was created in October.

In addition to the erroneous listing, Giuliani is also described as a "government official" despite his current role as the president's personal lawyer.

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Giuliani's LinkedIn page correctly states that he was a U.S. Associate Attorney General between February 1981 and June 1983 under former President Ronald Reagan. He then spent five-and-a-half years as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, leaving that position on New Year's Day, 1989.

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Giuliani made headlines earlier this month when he traveled to Ukraine in the hope of gathering evidence against former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden over their ties to natural gas company Burisma Holdings.

In a recent interview, Giuliani admitted to playing a key role in the ousting of ex-U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, insisting she was "corrupt."

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DNC raises eyebrows for snubbing Tulsi Gabbard from 2020 ‘unity’ ad featuring other candidates

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The Democratic National Committee (DNC) made a glaring omission from its new ad campaign urging "unity" among 2020 candidates.

A new fundraising effort launched on Monday for the DNC's "Democratic Unity Fund" features 10 presidential hopefuls taking turns reading the same message. The ad includes former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., tech businessman Andrew Yang, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer, and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.

"I'm running to be your nominee, but no matter who ends up on that stage as our nominee in the convention, we need the whole Democratic Party to unite if we want to take back the White House and win seats all across the country and deliver a presidency consistent with our Democratic values," the candidates told viewers. "Unity is what this moment in history demands of us right now because the stakes have never been higher. As Democrats, we know there is so much more that unites us than divides us. And next year, we have the opportunity to make sure that our shared values are represented."

However, many observers noticed other 2020 candidates were missing from the ad, primarily Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.

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Gabbard has ruffled feathers within the Democratic Party in recent weeks by carrying on a fiery feud with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who suggested that the Hawaii congresswoman was being groomed by the Russians. She also angered party leaders by voting "present" on last week's articles of impeachment against President Trump.

But critics pointed out how the ad included Deval Patrick, who polled at 0 percent in the latest Fox News poll.

"So Deval Patrick gets included [but] @TulsiGabbard does not?" The Hill chief Washington correspondent Saagar Enjeti asked.

"Strange, a certain woman of color is missing from this video," journalist Michael Tracey reacted.

"Democrats come together in 'Unity' to exclude Tulsi," The Nation contributor Aaron Maté tweeted.

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The Gabbard campaign did not immediately respond to Fox News for comment.

Other candidates not featured in the ad include former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, former congressman John Delaney, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson.

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Congress raises national tobacco age to 21 as part of spending package

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Congress on Thursday voted to raise the national minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21, ushering in the sweeping new policy as part of a must-pass government funding package.

The Senate approved the policy within an eight-bill package in the run-up to the holiday recess. The package, which previously won House approval, is part of a series of measures meant to avert a looming government shutdown.

But amid a bitter impeachment fight and other Capitol Hill drama, the bills contained major policy changes, including the minimum age increase for cigarettes and e-cigarettes.

The raise in the tobacco age had support from unlikely sources: Altria, the nation's largest tobacco company, and Juul Labs, known for its e-cigarette vaping devices. Tobacco critics contend the companies’ support is calculated to head off even harder-hitting government action: a ban on all flavored tobacco products, including fruit and dessert e-cigarettes.

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“Altria and Juul clearly support this in order to argue that no other action is necessary,” said Matthew Myers of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

The measure, known commonly as Tobacco 21, was included as part of a $1.4 trillion spending package that covered other notable policy changes, such as an expensive repeal of Obama-era taxes on high-cost health plans, help for retired coal miners, and $1.4 billion for President Trump's border wall, down from the $8 billion he requested but the same that was appropriated for it last year.

Democrats secured $425 million for states to upgrade their election systems, as well as increases for the U.S. Census budget, the Environmental Protection Agency, renewable energy programs and affordable housing.

The package passed with a 71-23 vote. Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, opposed the spending measures, calling the bills "a fiscal dumpster fire."

President Trump is expected to sign the legislation when it reaches his desk.

"The president is poised to sign it and to keep the government open," said top White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

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An additional four-bill "minibus" is up for a procedural vote later in the day. The passage of the spending bills comes a day before the Dec. 20 deadline, after which the government would have shut down. The bills provide government funding through the remainder of the fiscal year, which goes until Sept. 30, 2020.

Fox News' Chad Pergram and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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