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Earthshot Prize: William and Kate launch prize to 'repair the Earth'

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge unveil a global prize to tackle climate issues in the next decade.

Avoiding Carsickness When the Cars Drive Themselves

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If the future lets people focus on work instead of driving during the daily commute, many of us will have to conquer motion sickness to read memos (or tweets). Researchers are working on some fixes.

Facebook no longer among Glassdoor's top 10 workplaces

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Facebook dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor's list of "Best Places to Work" in 2020 from the seventh it secured last year, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the world's largest social network.

The company received an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, compared with 4.5 last year, as employees gave relatively lower ratings for Facebook's senior leadership and work-life balance.

"High profile projects can be extremely political and can really be dragged down by too many cooks in the kitchen. In a post-Cambridge Analytica world there are huge slowdowns in releasing new features or products ...," according to one of the employee reviews on Glassdoor.

Facebook is facing the heat over its handling of user data, misinformation campaigns on the platform, as well as its plan for a global cryptocurrency called Libra.

Still, employee sentiment toward Facebook remained largely positive on better compensation and career opportunities, according to the Glassdoor report released late on Tuesday.

Software company HubSpot Inc topped the 100 best workplaces list, while Alphabet's Google ranked number 11 and Apple 84.

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Facebook dropped to the 23rd spot in Glassdoor's list of "Best Places to Work" in 2020 from the seventh it secured last year, amid heightened regulatory scrutiny of the world's largest social network.

The company received an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5, compared with 4.5 last year, as employees gave relatively lower ratings for Facebook's senior leadership and work-life balance.

"High profile projects can be extremely political and can really be dragged down by too many cooks in the kitchen. In a post-Cambridge Analytica world there are huge slowdowns in releasing new features or products ...," according to one of the employee reviews on Glassdoor.

Facebook is facing the heat over its handling of user data, misinformation campaigns on the platform, as well as its plan for a global cryptocurrency called Libra.

Still, employee sentiment toward Facebook remained largely positive on better compensation and career opportunities, according to the Glassdoor report released late on Tuesday.

Software company HubSpot Inc topped the 100 best workplaces list, while Alphabet's Google ranked number 11 and Apple 84.

Guns Banned From Virginia State Capitol Grounds As Pro-Gun Rally Draws Near

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Thousands plan to protest gun control measures. Organizers of the deadly Charlottesville rally also plan to attend.

Game-changing drive? Richard Sherman's INT, Tevin Coleman's TD puts 49ers in command

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San Francisco increases its lead thanks to the veteran cornerback's pick and the running back's rushing score.

The game-changing move made by each Super Bowl contender

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NFL Nation reporters identify the change that altered the course for the remaining eight teams.

Olivia Newton-John Is Britain’s Newest Dame

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In addition, Queen Elizabeth chose to knight film directors Sam Mendes and Steve McQueen among others.

'Tweets, threats and tantrums': Biden tears into Trump's handling of Iran crisis

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Joe Biden on Tuesday ripped into President Donald Trump’s handling of the growing crisis with Iran, demanding the president provide evidence showing the drone strike that took out a top Iranian military official truly was aimed at preventing what the administration has insisted was an “imminent threat.”

In a speech in New York following a fundraiser, Biden slammed Trump for offering “tweets, threats and tantrums” and “shifting explanations” rather than “levelheaded words meant to dial down the tensions” with Iran. Pointing to the president’s rocky history with the truth, Biden asserted that “if there was an imminent threat that required this extraordinary action, then we are owed an explanation, and the facts to back it up.”

The former vice president, now a frontrunner in the Democratic race to challenge Trump for the White House in November, blasted the president, accusing him of isolating America on the international stage while potentially bolstering Iran, China and Russia and threatening to severely limit Washington’s options for de-escalation if the U.S. gets bogged down in yet another conflict in the Middle East.

Tensions between Washington and Tehran have quickly reached a boiling point in the days since last week’s U.S. drone strike, which killed Iran’s top military commander at the Baghdad airport, with worries rising that the U.S. is on the brink of war with Iran.



In the days since, the Iraqi Parliament has voted to expel U.S. troops from the country, with U.S. officials sending conflicting messages about whether it would comply with such demands. The Trump administration has called the attack a defensive maneuver meant to avoid what it has characterized as an imminent threat, but has declined to release intelligence or detail any evidence backing up that claim.

And Trump has vowed to respond to any retaliation from Iran with equal force, while threatening sanctions against Iraq should it move to boot American troops. But the chaos of the last week has been entirely of Trump’s making, Biden contended on Tuesday.

“Make no mistake: This outcome of strategic setbacks, heightened threats, chants of ‘death to America’ once more echoing across the Middle East, Iran and its allies are vowing revenge — that was avoidable,” he argued.

He also laid out a series of paths forward that he advised Trump to take, noting that the president was highly unlikely to follow his suggestions.

Biden urged Trump to move to secure a number of American assets at home and abroad, work with U.S. allies in Europe and signal hopes for de-escalation to Iran. Most critically, he said, “you have to explain your decision and your strategy to the American people. That’s your job as president, Mr. President.”


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Brother of 49ers' Beathard fatally stabbed in fight

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Clayton Beathard, the younger brother of the 49ers' C.J. Beathard and a quarterback at Long Island University, was one of two men who were fatally stabbed during a fight outside a bar in Nashville early Saturday.

Cornyn: Giuliani ‘not relevant’ to impeachment trial

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President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, who's reported to have played a central role in trying to convince Ukraine to investigate a Trump political rival, is “not relevant” to the Senate impeachment trial, Sen. John Cornyn said Sunday.

“That's a relationship that causes some of us to sort of scratch our heads,” the Texas Republican said on CBS's “Face the Nation.” “But I'd say he's not relevant to the articles and what the Senate is going to be asked to do, impeaching a president for the third time in American history for a non-crime over events that never occurred.”

The House Intelligence Committee released a series of text messages Friday that show an aide to California Rep. Devin Nunes, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, in frequent communication with Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Giuliani who has become a key figure in the Ukraine controversy that resulted in the House’s December vote to impeach the president.

Asked about the newly revealed evidence, Cornyn responded that “there is no question that there have been a series of grifters and other hangers-on that have associated themselves with the president's campaign or claim to have special relationships with the president, but this is not the issue that the Senate is going to be deciding.”

“We'll take the issue of evidence as it comes,” he went on. “If the impeachment managers want to rest their case on the credibility of someone who is under indictment in the Southern District of New York with extensive ties to Russian oligarchs and organized crime ... then that's their choice.”

The Senate is poised to begin the impeachment trial in earnest Tuesday, signing off on formal rules for the trial within the next few days, including time limits for speakers and guidelines for floor votes over whether witnesses should be called.


“Fifty-three [Republican] senators will embrace essentially the same rules of the road that applied to the Clinton impeachment trial, deferring the decision about additional witnesses until after both sides have had chance to make their presentation and senators have a chance to ask questions,” Cornyn said. “We will be sitting there in our chairs probably on the order of six hours a day starting at 1 p.m. Eastern time and then six days a week.”

“This is going to be I think kind of a grueling exercise," he allowed, but also one that will be public."

Trump tries scripting a made-for-TV drama out of his impeachment trial

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He scrutinizes behind-the-scenes details of his television interviews, preferring to be shot in natural light and from the right side because he likes the way his hair looks from that angle.

He cares about how the back-and-forth parrying with the White House press corps looks on TV, sometimes directing camera crews to move to the right or the left for the best shot.

He notes how his aides perform on cable shows, closely watches TV ratings — compiled each week by a staffer — and manages how official speeches and announcements will look on screen.

It’s all part of President Donald Trump merging his position as head of the executive branch with his role as executive producer of his presidency. White House aides and Trump allies are bracing for the Senate impeachment trial to put the president’s television-focused mind on full display during a memorable moment for his presidency.

The Republican-controlled Senate is expected to quickly acquit Trump, so the White House’s goal with the impeachment trial is to sway public opinion ahead of Trump’s crucial 2020 reelection bid.

The biggest gamble now is the White House’s decision to put Pat Cipollone, the top attorney, out in front as the face of the president’s defense. While Cipollone is known as a well-respected litigator within conservative circles and a close ally of the president, his chops on TV remain unproven at best. “I do think we will see a lot of Pat Cipollone for the first time, and that is something everyone is anticipating. I don’t know how much TV Pat has done,” a former senior administration official said.

Cipollone spent Friday huddling with the president’s personal attorney, Jay Sekulow, in the White House. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also spent the day in the West Wing.



Additionally, the president met last week with Senate Majority Mitch McConnell to see a Kentucky judge and discuss the format of the Senate trial. Trump has taken cues from McConnell and close aides who understand the president’s inclination to put on a show for his defense, but have warned against the trial turning into a TV circus with a parade of witnesses.

“The president is very attuned to how people perform on TV,” a senior administration official said. “He knows he will be acquitted, but is itching to get his side of the story told under oath and in front of the world. He’s itching to have a robust defense be the best offense.”

For a president who is eager to see the end of the impeachment episode, he will be watching closely to ensure his best defense is displayed to the nation. The White House sees a PR advantage to the trial format. While many Americans aren’t aware of the procedures of the House committee hearings that led to drafting articles of impeachment, most have a familiarity with the basics of how a trial works, either from experience or watching TV. Trump is expected to follow along in real time just as he did during the House’s televised hearings in the fall.

“Oh, he’s going to pay attention and will certainly weigh in as it happens,” a former senior administration official said.


But some visual aspects of the Senate trial do not give the White House much room for input, particularly details that typically matter to the president. The trial must take place in the Senate chamber with the lighting just as it’s always been. The TV cameras will shoot downward in the same position they held for the Clinton impeachment trial, a senior administration official said. And a yet-to-be-agreed upon set of Senate rules will strictly govern the format.

What’s left for the White House to attempt to mold is the performance of the lawyers representing Trump, as well as the administration’s own response to the televised hearings. In particular, the White House is thinking through the process of putting allies on TV during Senate trial days to ensure the administration’s viewpoint gets airtime. During the House impeachment hearings, the president closely tracked how allies defended him on television and took note of cable ratings.

One White House official said both the president and Democrats are highly attuned to the presentation of the Senate trial. “The entire world is living in a visual age,” the official added, lumping House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in that group.

The president’s defense is expected to be led by Cipollone, Sekulow and Cipollone’s two deputies in the office, Michael Purpura and Patrick Philbin, both alums of the George W. Bush White House. While Sekulow appears on TV quite frequently and is accustomed to sparring with anchors in soundbites, the other three lawyers are not known for their appearances on cable.

Having a TV-minded lawyer generally isn’t considered important in an impeachment trial, said Paul McNulty, a former George W. Bush Justice Department deputy attorney general and former senior GOP aide to the House Judiciary Committee during the Clinton impeachment.

“Lawyers that get involved in these things in Washington, the best way they can proceed and have proceeded is by being very workman like, extremely well prepared and very professional and not getting caught up in the emotion of things but really going about the craft of being a legal representative as best as possible,” he said. “In some ways, that makes things in a trial that’s played out in the media seem anti-climatic. The lawyers aren’t acting like TV actors. They’re acting more like lawyers. It’s more mundane than people expect it.”

A former senior Trump adviser added, “I don’t think he needs a TV lawyer. He needs real lawyers. The same lawyers who will present well in an ordinary courtroom situation will present well in an impeachment trial.”

Micromanaging the look and feel of White House-focused events is not anything new for Trump.


“The president views the White House especially as the greatest backdrop on earth — no matter what the event is and no matter its relative significance. Even for more minor events, he wants to use the majesty of the White House to give himself a communications advantage,” said Cliff Sims, the former director of White House message strategy under Trump and author of the memoir “Team of Vipers.”

The president is known to pay close attention to how he looks and how an interview sounds. Once, before an Oval Office address, the president arrived hours earlier to tweak the lighting, according to a photojournalist in the press corps. The president has focused so much on lights at the White House that he asked for bright television lights, used in the East Room since at least the Carter administration, to be removed in favor of softer, natural light and the more flattering glow of chandeliers.

He’s also been known to stop and restart an interview if he’s interrupted, as he did once during an ABC News interview in the Oval Office when his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughed during filming.

On impeachment, White House aides and allies argue, Trump has been as fixated on the substance of the House’s two articles of impeachment as the public process. For the Senate trial, he is looking for some flashiness but also a sense of exoneration.

“I do think with testimony, it’s more focused on the content of arguments and that’s more so than on other things,” said a former White House official. “For Trump, the content of arguments are certainly more important than how things look.”

Darren Samuelsohn contributed to this report.


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Why tonight’s debate could be a doozy

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It’s Bernie Sanders versus Joe Biden. Or Biden versus Elizabeth Warren. Or Sanders versus Warren, when she isn’t busy brutalizing Pete Buttigieg.

Nearing the end of a presidential primary marked by its lack of acrimony, the four-candidate pile-up in Iowa is forcing campaigns to alter their terms of engagement in pursuit of even incremental advantages.

The reluctance to brawl is now a vestige of the past. In its place is spray of bullets in every direction.

In a traditional campaign, said Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2004, “You get to be the frontrunner, then everybody else makes sure you get taken down.”

The difference this year, he said, is that “everybody’s the frontrunner.”

The rancor has resulted in a new round of hand-wringing by Democrats fearful of weakening the party ahead of the general election — and by progressives fearful of weakening their standing against more moderate Democrats in the primary.

Citing their alarm over the recent sniping between the Sanders and Warren presidential campaigns, the liberal grassroots group Democracy for America implored the two to work together and stop attacking each other — unlikely, as a new rift opened over a CNN report that Sanders had told Warren privately in 2018 that he did not believe a woman could win the presidency in 2020.

After Sanders’ campaign disputed the account, Warren appeared to confirm it, saying in a prepared statement that Sanders “disagreed” with her belief that a woman could win.



“Progressives will win in 2020, but only if we don't let the corporate wing or Trump divide us,” Democracy for America said Monday in a tweet.

On the eve of the last debate before the Iowa caucuses, similar concerns were evident on more centrist ground as well. William Owen, a Democratic National Committee member from Tennessee who has endorsed Biden, said Monday that he is “greatly worried” about party unity after the primary campaign.

“I think the candidates should concentrate and focus their attention on the real problem, and that’s Donald Trump,” he said, “not criticize each other.”

Yet Democrats are notoriously worrisome — about the quality of their candidates, about fundraising, about the electoral strength of Trump. And bellicosity is not unusual in the final stretch of a campaign.

In fact, it was not the skirmishing itself, but the scattershot nature of the hostilities, that marked a new turn in the race. Defined until recently by an infrequent series of one-on-one confrontations, the contest is now becoming a melee.

Three weeks before the state’s caucuses, four Democrats are running within 5 percentage points of one another in Iowa, according to the latest Des Moines Register/Mediacom/CNN survey. Behind them, a whole swath of candidates is polling below the state’s viability threshold — each with supporters to offer the frontrunners on caucus day.

Sen. Cory Booker’s departure from the race on Monday opened another small well of support to remaining contenders. In addition, ideological lanes that once seemed likely to define much of the primary’s conflict remain blurred, expanding every candidates’ pool of potential targets.

“We’re in a stage where people are in a civilized world say that they’re highlighting contrast, which is a polite way of saying attacking the stuffing out of each other,” said Philippe Reines, a longtime Hillary Clinton confidant.



The new, multi-directional quality of the campaign came into focus in recent days. First, Sanders intensified his criticisms of Biden, chastising him for his 2002 vote for the war in Iraq and on issues of Social Security and bankruptcy protections. The Sanders campaign believes it can draw some older, working-class voters from the former vice president’s ranks of supporters.

Then, over the weekend, POLITICO reported on a script that Sanders’ campaign produced for volunteers confronting supporters not only of Biden, but also Warren and Buttigieg. Warren supporters, according to the script, could be told she is the candidate of “highly-educated, more affluent people who are going to show up and vote Democratic no matter what” and that “she's bringing no new bases into the Democratic Party.” Sanders’ campaign went after Buttigieg for his lack of support among black voters and young people.

On Sunday, Warren shot back, saying she was “disappointed” that Sanders was “sending his volunteers out to trash me.” But in a jab at Sanders’ last presidential campaign, she warned the party could not abide a repeat of “the impact of the factionalism in 2016."

Left unsaid was Warren’s own willingness to criticize her competitors. Just last month, she lit into Buttigieg for “a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900 a bottle wine,” touching off the “wine cave” cycle of the campaign.

The back-and-forth-and-back again delighted Republicans, including inside the White House, where Trump suggested in a tweet on Monday that Sanders was criticizing Warren because “everybody knows her campaign is dead and want her potential voters.”

With Warren “very angry at Bernie,” he teased, “Do I see a feud brewing?”

The aggressions and mini-aggressions are poised to gain new air on Tuesday night, when the candidates debate in Des Moines. But there is risk in attacking too sharply. Kamala Harris and Julián Castro, who have both dropped out of the race, did not enjoy sustained bumps after issuing withering critiques of their rivals in past debates.

Intra-party attacks, said Gary Hart, the former Colorado senator and two-time presidential candidate, “are never productive and only provide fodder to the other side.”



“People are tired of this,” Hart said in an email, adding that he regretted criticisms of former Vice President Walter Mondale in the Democratic primary in 1984, when Mondale went on to lose in a 49-state landslide. “But it seems to be what the new generation of ‘strategists’ promote by way of justifying their high retainers. Tearing the opponent down rarely if ever adds followers to oneself.”

In the 2004 campaign, a feud between Dean and Dick Gephardt was credited in part with John Kerry’s surge to a surprise victory in Iowa. Dean said Monday that “when you have a multi-candidate race and people are ripping each other apart, then it hurts the ripper and the rip-ee.”

Still, he said, this year, “The honest truth is, I think the candidates have been pretty gentle with each other.”

For a late-stage campaign, Dean said, “This is standard.”


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India citizenship act: 14-month-old baby waits as parents languish in jail

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With her parents in jail after they protested against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), a 14-month-old baby girl in the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency, Varanasi, has been living with relatives for the past one week. The couple, Ekta and Ravi Shekhar, was picked up by Uttar Pradesh Police during a protest organised by the Left groups in the city on 19... Details

Fantasy fallout: Can Breshad Perriman follow DeVante Parker's footsteps?

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Trump says Soleimani should have been killed 'many years ago'

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US president Donald Trump said Friday that Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani -- who was assassinated in a US strike -- should have been killed long before. In his first substantial comments on the operation, carried out earlier Friday at Baghdad's international airport, Trump tweeted that Soleimani "should have been taken out many years ago!" Soleimani "has killed or badly wounded... Details

Why Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu is so good -- and where she still must grow

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Liam Hemsworth and Gabriella Brooks Confirm Romance With PDA

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Never Trumpers flame out

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The "Never Trump" movement had once hoped to embarrass President Donald Trump in 2020 with a primary challenge that would expose the president’s weaknesses within his own party.

But Trump’s GOP opponents are failing to even get on the ballot in many states, let alone gain traction with Republican voters.

With the start of primary season just weeks away, Trump rivals Joe Walsh and Bill Weld are ceding an array of key battlegrounds. Walsh won’t be competing in more than half of the 30 states and territories whose filing deadlines have already passed, while Weld won’t be contending 12 of them. The latest blow came Wednesday, when the two missed the deadline to make the Virginia ballot, making Trump the sole contender.

It's the latest reminder of Trump’s vice-like grip on the GOP — and how any hint of opposition within the party has been extinguished. Even before a single contest has been held, the president has already gone a long way toward securing renomination: He will be the only candidate on the ballot in nine states that collectively account for nearly one-third of the delegates needed.

Walsh and Weld have complained bitterly that several states have scrapped their primaries, calling it undemocratic and part of a broader effort to rig the nominating contest in Trump’s favor. Yet the challengers are missing out on opportunities to compete against the president, even in states where it's relatively easy to qualify.

Neither Walsh nor Weld will be running in Kentucky, where candidates are only required to pay $1,000 and fill out a statement of candidacy form. Walsh failed to get on the ballot in Louisiana, where it costs just $1,125. Weld won’t be running in Oklahoma, where a presidential aspirant only needs to cut a $5,000 check.

The two are also MIA in some of the country’s most delegate-rich battlegrounds. While Walsh, a former congressman, didn’t file in his home state of Illinois, Weld’s attempt to get on the Ohio ballot was rejected by election officials who said he didn’t meet the state’s requirements.


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The Walsh and Weld campaigns say they’ve faced fierce resistance from pro-Trump state GOP organizations which are working to keep them from competing. They have been particularly frustrated by the Georgia and Minnesota Republican parties, which submitted only Trump’s name for the primary ballot.

"It became very clear very early in the process of gaining access to individual state ballots and caucuses that the Trump-controlled state party organizations would not be helpful to challengers,” said Weld spokesman Joe Hunter, adding that “some states have rendered it virtually impossible for any candidate other than the incumbent to qualify.”

Walsh campaign manager Lucy Caldwell called the opposition from the GOP apparatus “unprecedented.”

“When it comes down to it, we’re talking about millions of Republican voters who are having their say disenfranchised,” she said.

Yet Trump campaign officials say their challengers’ absence from key states simply reflects a lack of seriousness. While Walsh and Weld have generated loads of media attention, it hasn’t translated to fundraising dollars or encouraging poll numbers.

“President Trump is the Republican nominee. Anyone else was just pretending so they could appear on MSNBC or maybe get a book deal,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. “They were never serious.”

For presidential campaigns, ballot access is a complicated and often costly process — one that typically benefits well-organized incumbents over upstart challengers. States are governed by different criteria — from fees to petition signatures - which determine whether a candidate can get on the primary ballot.

While the Trump campaign has an entire team devoted to ensuring that he’s eligible for each contest, Walsh and Weld have struggled to keep up.


Rick Wilson, who serves as an adviser to a conservative anti-Trump super PAC, described an effective ballot access operation as a “threefold struggle” that required a substantial amount of funding, legal expertise, and organization.

“Unfortunately, neither man has the resources to do that,” said Wilson, noting Walsh and Weld were facing “barriers to entry” across the country.

Trump aides have welcomed the news. While the president’s team has never been overly concerned about Walsh and Weld, they have worked diligently ensure that neither embarrasses Trump the way Pat Buchanan did to incumbent George H.W. Bush in 1992. Buchanan’s surprisingly strong performance in the New Hampshire primary that year raised questions about Bush’s support from conservatives and his viability as a general election candidate. Bush would go on to lose reelection.

Trump campaign officials are also trying to prevent either challenger from staging a distracting protest at the Republican convention in August. Trump aides want the four-day convention to be a smooth-running infomercial for the president’s reelection devoid of the chaos and infighting that defined the party’s 2016 confab.

The two challengers are picking their spots. Weld, a former Massachusetts governor, has been heavily focused on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary on Feb. 11 and has opened a campaign office there. Walsh, meanwhile, elected not to file in deep-red states like Alabama and Arkansas because his campaign regarded it as overwhelmingly pro-Trump.

Walsh, Caldwell said, was running a “guerrilla campaign” focused on states where she argued he could gain traction.

“There’s a huge disconnect between the Trump-installed party bosses and what every day Republican voters want,” she added. “So, we’re leaning into tactics to help those voters’ voices rise to the top.”

Paris Hilton Sheds Her Famous Persona For This Is Paris YouTube Documentary

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Bill Konigsberg Aims To Spark Dialogue About Mental Health With Young Adult Novel

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HuffPost has a first look at the cover for "The Bridge," due out in September.