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BREAKING: Vermont Senator Leahy Taken to the Hospital

Out of an abundance of caution, the Attending Physician recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation.

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CNBC is reporting:

Sen. Patrick Leahy, the Vermont Democrat set to preside over the upcoming impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, was taken to a Washington hospital for evaluation Tuesday, his spokesman said.

“This evening, Senator Leahy was in his Capitol office and was not feeling well,” his spokesman David Carle said in a written statement.

“He was examined in the Capitol by the Attending Physician,” Carle said.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Attending Physician recommended that he be taken to a local hospital for observation, where he is now, and where he is being evaluated.”

Now, what does this mean? If indeed Senator Leahy is ill, and cannot fulfill his duties and must be replaced, there would be a special election.

But in the meantime, the Republicans would control the US Senate again.

Here is the statute from the State of Vermont website:

Title 17 : Elections
Chapter 053 : Vacancies
(Cite as: 17 V.S.A. § 2621)
§ 2621. Vacancy in office of U.S. Senator or Representative

(a) If a vacancy occurs in the office of U.S. Senator or U.S. Representative, the Governor shall call a special election to fill the vacancy. His or her proclamation shall specify a day for the special election and a day for a special primary, pursuant to section 2352 of this title.

(b) The special election shall be held not more than six months from the date the vacancy occurs, except that if the vacancy occurs within six months of a general election, the special election may be held the same day as the general election provided the ballots for the special election are able to be distributed by the deadline set forth in section 2479 of this title. (Added 1977, No. 269 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 2019, No. 67, § 18.)

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Staying Sane in Tumultuous Times

Focus on the long-term to give yourself the opportunity to consider humanity from a better vantage point

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These days, it’s easy to open a newspaper, log on to the web, flip on the TV, or tap your smartphone to quickly find news from around the world that are not to your liking. If this happens to you once a day, consider yourself lucky. For most people, it happens multiple times a day.

It’s important in times of stirring change to remember that all we can do is all we can do. Become the master of your own domain and that will be fine. Open up your intellectual kimono to every other issue that comes your way, and you’ll soon feel frustrated and defeated.

Equanimity Matters

Here are four tips that you can put into place now to maintain some semblance of equanimity throughout the course of the day, week, month, year and your career despite what news comes down the pike.

1.  Pick a handful of causes or issues that you choose to follow and/or support. You can’t be on top of everything and can’t give your heart out in all directions. Narrow the field to what really matters to you and then give yourself permission to dive deeply into those issues.

2. Don’t waste any time sparring online with others or trying to convince anybody else of your viewpoint when it’s clear that they’ve already dug in their heels. It’s fine for people to arrive at consensus, but it’s a mutual process. If one party is too heavily invested in achieving a particular outcome, when the other is not, pretty much nothing is going to happen.

3. Give yourself a recurring rest from current events. That in turn helps to alleviate some of your stress and anxiety. You’ve likely got decades to go in this life. You don’t want to dissipate too much more of your time on issues upon which you can do nothing. Pick your spots, stay true to your interests, and recognize that it will be all right. You can take time away from the information maelstrom. There is no cosmic scoreboard in the sky detailing whether or not you’ve kept pace hour by hour or day by day. You deserve a break today. Give yourself some time without tuning in.

4. Recognize that breaking news, as well as fads and what is currently trending, has a way of going by the wayside quickly. Rather than get caught up in the minutia of popular culture, focus on long-term trends. For example,

* Where is humanity heading?

* What will the health be of the typical adult 10 years from now?

* What major milestones are likely to be accomplished within the next decade?

Vantage Point

By focusing on the long-term, rather than fads or current events, you give yourself the opportunity to consider humanity in the world from a better vantage point.

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Polish president to Tucker: Family is the foundation of every nation

Polish president Andrzej Duda weighs in on accepting refugees and encouraging couples to have children through pro-family policies.

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Tucker interviews the President of Poland.

I confess that when I was a kid, Polack jokes were a thing. In retrospect, I have no idea why they were a thing. Because the nation of Poland has shown itself as one of the most honorable on the globe.

And that Tucker was able to snag an interview with the president of that country … has me perhaps more excited than maybe I should be.

Trending on PolitiCrossing.com: A Declaration of War, Long in the Making

In tonight’s episode of his show, Tucker explores with the president of Poland the country’s immigration and family policies, and Poland’s dealings with the Biden administration. Highlights include:

“As we look around the United States, we often think, had a better country ever been led by worse people? Probably not.”

The president of Poland confessed, “There are a lot of lies being spread about Poland, and first and foremost, what some representatives of the Polish opposition are saying about the current Polish government is totally untrue.”

He continued, “People are happy with their government right now. They think that this government cares for their interests, that this government keeps electoral promises, and this is why they were reelected. But of course some representatives of the opposition are really furious, because they are not able to win elections.”

Andrzej Duda added, “Family is the foundation of every nation. Everything is based on family. Therefore, the support which we offer families … is key importance.”

Watch the video below and tell us what you think in the comments.

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