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Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump’s 2016 bid in rambling speech

Sarah Palin officially endorses Donald Trump’s 2016 bid in rambling speech
Just when you thought it was safe to take politics seriously again, gaffe-prone Sarah Palin stepped back on the presidential stage Tuesday to endorse her spotlight-loving, soulmate — Donald Trump.

Palin, the former Alaska governor turned vice presidential candidate turned political pundit, stood side by side with the billionaire business mogul turned casino owner turned Republican presidential front-runner to tell an Ames, Iowa, crowd how Trump will save America.

“I am here because, like you, I know it is now or never,” Palin told the cheering crowd.
“I’m in it to win it because I believe in America and I believe in our freedom.”

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin looks on Tuesday.
“He is the master of the art of the deal,” Palin said. “He is the one who would know what to negotiate.”

“He is from the private sector, not a politician,” Palin said. “Can I get a hallelujah? He knows how to lead the charge. So troops hang in there, he’s on the way.”

After asking supporters if they were “ready for a leader that will command our troops and go kick ISIS’ ass,” Palin painted Trump as a likable softie.

“He is not elitist at all,” Palin said. “If you know him as a person and get to know him more and more you’all have more respect.”

The event, just 13 days before the curtain-raising Iowa caucuses, was a “Saturday Night Live” skit waiting to happen with the rigid, corporate candidate standing beside the folksy mama grizzly using words like “hope-y” and “change-y” to describe President Obama’s vision for America.

Trump, when he was finally able to get the microphone back again, thanked his new cheerleader, and said he had been waiting for this moment since he got into the race.

“From day one, I said if I ever do this, I have to get her support,” Trump said. “She feels it.”
The match made in reality show heaven was a setback for Trump’s GOP opponents, especially Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who had closed the gap with Trump in recent weeks in Iowa.

Palin had endorsed Cruz during his Senate race, and he remarked that he would not have won that election without her.

“Oh, listen, I love Sarah Palin,” Cruz told Fox News. “I would not be in the U.S. Senate if it were not for Sarah’s friendship, for her incredible support and so whatever she chooses to do in 2016, I will always be a big fan of Sarah Palin’s.”

GOP consultant Kevin Madden said the endorsement’s timing will help Trump to drown out Cruz’s message.
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“I think it helps Trump overwhelm the news cycle with Trump coverage at a critical time,” he said. “It sort of denies Ted Cruz any chance to get back on offense.”

“Palin’s brand among evangelicals is as gold as the faucets in Trump tower,” said Ralph Reed, the chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.

But at least one person wasn’t impressed. “I don’t think she’s really credible anymore,” said Bruce Dodge, 66, of Ankeny, Iowa.

Earlier in the day, Trump received an endorsement from the daughter of the Duke. The real estate mogul got the blessing of Aissa Wayne at the Winterset, Iowa, birthplace museum of screen legend John Wayne.
Trump said he’s a big fan of Wayne and that the actor represented strength and power.

“We have exactly the opposite from John Wayne right now in this country,” Trump said.

The former Alaska governor wasn’t the only Palin to make headlines Tuesday.

A day earlier, her son Track was charged with assault.

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Golden Globes 2016 Full Winners List

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Lady Gaga accepts the award for Best Actress – Limited Series or TV Movie for “American Horror Story: Hotel” during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant” — WINNER

Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
“The Big Short”
“The Martian” — WINNER

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes (“Carol”)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu (“The Revenant”) — WINNER
Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”)
George Miller (“Mad Max: Fury Road”)
Ridley Scott (“The Martian”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Bryan Cranston (“Trumbo”)
Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Revenant”) — WINNER
Michael Fassbender (“Steve Jobs”)
Eddie Redmayne (“The Danish Girl”)
Will Smith (“Concussion”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett (“Carol”)
Brie Larson (“Room”) — WINNER
Rooney Mara (“Carol”)
Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”)
Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Christian Bale (“The Big Short”)
Steve Carell (“The Big Short”)
Matt Damon (“The Martian”) — WINNER
Al Pacino (“Danny Collins”)
Mark Ruffalo (“Infinitely Polar Bear”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence (“Joy”) — WINNER
Melissa McCarthy (“Spy”)
Amy Schumer (“Trainwreck”)
Maggie Smith (“The Lady in the Van”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grandma”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”)
Idris Elba (“Beasts of No Nation”)
Mark Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”)
Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”)
Sylvester Stallone (“Creed”) — WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda (“Youth”)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (“The Hateful Eight”)
Helen Mirren (“Trumbo”)
Alicia Vikander (“Ex Machina”)
Kate Winslet (“Steve Jobs”) — WINNER

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue (“Room”)
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer (“Spotlight”)
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay (“The Big Short”)
Aaron Sorkin (“Steve Jobs”) — WINNER
Quentin Tarantino (“The Hateful Eight”)

Best Original Score
Carter Burwell (“Carol”)
Alexandre Desplat (“The Danish Girl”)
Ennio Morricone (“The Hateful Eight”) — WINNER
Daniel Pemberton (“Steve Jobs”)
Ryuichi Sakamoto Alva Noto (“The Revenant”)

Best Original Song
“Love Me Like You Do” from “Fifty Shades of Grey”
“One Kind of Love” from “Love & Mercy”
“See You Again” from “Furious 7”
“Simple Song No. 3” from “Youth”
“Writing’s on the Wall” from “Spectre” — WINNER

Best Animated Feature Film
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out” — WINNER
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“The Brand New Testament”
“The Club”
“The Fencer”
“Son of Saul” — WINNER


Best TV Series – Drama
“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot” — WINNER

Best TV Series – Comedy
“Mozart in the Jungle” — WINNER
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall” — WINNER

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) — WINNER
Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)
Wagner Moura (“Narcos”)
Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”)
Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama
Caitriona Balfe (“Outlander”)
Viola Davis (“How to Get Away With Murder”)
Eva Green (“Penny Dreadful”)
Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”) — WINNER
Robin Wright (“House of Cards”)

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy
Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”)
Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) — WINNER
Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”)
Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”)
Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy
Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex Girlfriend”) — WINNER
Jamie Lee Curtis (“Scream Queens”)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)
Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”)
Lily Tomlin (“Grace & Frankie”)

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Idris Elba (“Luther”)
Oscar Isaac (“Show Me a Hero”) — WINNER
David Oyelowo (“Nightingale”)
Mark Rylance (“Wolf Hall”)
Patrick Wilson (“Fargo”)

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst (“Fargo”)
Lady Gaga (“American Horror Story: Hotel”) — WINNER
Sarah Hay (“Flesh & Bone”)
Felicity Huffman (“American Crime”)
Queen Latifah (“Bessie”)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”)
Damian Lewis (“Wolf Hall”)
Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”)
Tobias Menzies (“Outlander”)
Christian Slater (“Mr. Robot”) — WINNER

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”)
Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”)
Regina King (“American Crime”)
Judith Light (“Transparent”)
Maura Tierney (“The Affair”) — WINNER