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Anita Hill has expressed her concern that female presidential candidates for the 2020 election are not being taken as seriously as their male counterparts, calling the situation “deeply troubling.”

Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual misconduct in 1991, lamented what she believes to be indirect sexism directed towards female politicians who have announced presidential bids, in an interview with the New York Times,

Among the women who are running for president in 2020 are Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Hill said they are “are not being taken seriously as presidential candidates.”

“I think if we don’t take them seriously as presidential candidates, we are not going to hear those voices, and that would be a tragedy,” she continued.

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Much of the focus centering female candidates for president seems to be around the possibility that they could run as vice president on a ticket with the Democratic nominee. Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, both white men over the age of 70, are currently leading the polls.

Harris responded to such assumptions earlier this month, agreeing that she and former vice president Biden would be a good match for a ticket, but not perhaps in the way people expect.

“I think that Joe Biden would be a great running mate,” Harris said. “As vice president, he’s proven that he knows how to do the job.”

Renewed criticism of Biden has been unearthed in recent months regarding his involvement with Anita Hill’s 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas. Biden chaired the all-white, all-male Senate Judiciary Committee which heard her testimony and ultimately ruled to confirm Thomas to the Supreme Court.

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After the announcement of his campaign for the presidency, Hill told the New York Times that a week prior, Biden had called her and attempted to “express regret” for her experience. Hill said she wasn’t satisfied with the conversation.

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“I cannot be satisfied by simply saying, ‘I’m sorry for what happened to you,’” she said. “I will be satisfied when I know that there is real change and real accountability and real purpose.”

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Amid policy diversity and a left-leaning Democratic Party, Fox News anchor Bret Baier argues that Joe Biden may hit some bumps in the road that will hinder his path to the nomination.

During an interview with “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, Baier argued that it’s too early to say Biden is “unstoppable” — but the former vice president clearly has a monumental lead.

“You have a long way to go,” Baier told hosts. “We are 8 1/2 months away from the first person voting and along the way you have these debates which will be big moments in the primary.”

Beginning next month, Democratic debates will kick off in Miami, giving the nearly two dozen candidates an opportunity to formulate their platforms and set themselves apart from each other.

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“There will be some of the 24 candidates who will be swinging for Biden in various ways, whether he is not progressive enough, whether he is tied to some bad things in the past,” Baier commented.

“So you have moments here that could potentially be big speed bumps for the former vice president. But clearly, he is the frontrunner,” he continued.

Many politicians and prominent figures on both sides of the aisle have criticized Biden for his current and past initiatives, most recently including his “middle ground” approach to climate change and the revival of his work with the 1994 crime bill, which is considered to have contributed to mass incarceration.

However, as a former vice president having spent 40 years in Washington, it’s no surprise that Biden has made both friends and enemies.

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“Obviously, personally, he has a lot of friends and a lot of goodwill on Capitol Hill really with both sides of the aisle,” Baier said.

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“But as policy specifics in a Democratic field that clearly is going further to the left in the more progressive vein of the Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, who, by the way, are the only other candidates in the double digits, there are potential pitfalls along the way,” he continued.

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Following a discussion about a 16-year-old Guatemalan boy who died in Customs and Border Protection custody this week, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Democrats need to act in order to prevent the humanitarian crisis at the border.

Hernandez Vásquez is the fifth Guatemalan child to die after being taken into custody at the border since December. During an interview with “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning, Sanders called Vasquez’s death an “absolutely horrible case” which is “exactly what the president … has been trying to prevent.”

“The president and his administration requested funding, supplemental funding just two weeks ago to help with the humanitarian crisis at the border,” she said. “Democrats have still failed to do that.”

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Others, including former acting ICE director Tom Homan and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, have also called on Congress in recent days to “wake up” and act, and provide assistance to the “overwhelmed, overworked” border security officials.

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“Unfortunately, this problem is going to get worse before it gets better. If members of Congress and the Democrat party continue to refuse to acknowledge the problem and start to help us fix it, they have to work with us,” Sanders said on Wednesday.

Vasquez was determined to have died from the flu after crossing the border through Texas with about 70 other people last Monday. He was prescribed Tamiflu, according to CBS, but was not brought to the hospital and information was not available on how frequently his condition was checked.

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It is policy that unaccompanied minors be transferred from Border Patrol custody to the Office of Refugee Resettlement within 72 hours of their detainment, but Vasquez was held at a processing facility for six days before being transferred to the order Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas on Sunday, where he died. The center has since been temporarily closed.

Sanders argued that the Trump administration needs funding to be approved and loopholes in immigration law to be addressed by Congress so incidents like this can be avoided in the future.

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“We need that funding, we need to fix our laws and a broken system,” she said.

“We have to take away magnets that are putting people through this treacherous journey.”

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Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer argued that 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has historically missed the mark on key issues and alienated crucial voter bases.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning, Fleischer prefaced his statements by saying that he knows Joe Biden well but the former vice president is “always wrong.”

“He is an affable, enjoyable fellow but is he always wrong,” Fleischer said. “You can look at his voting record for the last 40 years, he gets almost every big issue backwards.”

His comments came in light of a 2007 clip shown on “Fox & Friends” that shows Biden expressing resistance to sanctuary cities. Biden has also been criticized in recent months for his role in developing the 1994 crime bill, which many believe increased rates of mass incarceration, particularly for people of color.

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Fleischer also argued that Biden has been divisive especially in regard to race, condemning a speech Biden gave in 2012 attended by a large number of African-Americans in which he said that Mitt Romney’s policies would allow banking and finance companies to “put y’all back in chains.”

“This man who is supposed to be a moderate, who is supposed to be a unifier said the most divisive thing you can possibly imagine,” Fleischer said. That I and other Republicans want to recreate slavery, put blacks back in chains? You cannot call him a unifier when he speaks like that. I will never forgive him for it,” he continued.

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Whether Biden’s intent was to make the comment about slavery or directed towards a specific race is unclear, but the phrasing was widely condemned by both Republicans and Democrats.

Fleischer added that Biden “can be beaten” for the Democratic nomination, despite his lead in the polls.

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One person in a “strong position” to jump Biden is Bernie Sanders, Fleischer said.

“He has so much support from liberals,” he said.

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Rep. Mark Green, R, Tenn., said he hopes to hear more information detailing the “credible threats” from Iran discussed by the Trump administration.

Calling Iran “probably one of the clearest enemies America has had in a long time,” during a Tuesday interview on “America’s Newsroom,” Green said he trusted the president’s decision to warn of potential action being taken against alleged threats from Iran, although Congress admittedly has not been given much information about specifics.

“They are an enemy and I doubt that the president would put out there is credible evidence if it wasn’t credible,” Green said.

“When you talk about credible evidence, that means multiple sources, that means different types of Intel, whether it’s human or satellite or something like that,” he continued. “We’ll hopefully hear the evidence that supports the title of credible Intel.”

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The president has repeatedly defended the legitimacy of threats from Iran but asserted that he “hopes” the escalating tensions will not lead to war. Despite seeking to avoid violent conflict, Trump tweeted Sunday: “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

Last week, it was reported that non-emergency personnel at the U.S. embassy in Iraq were ordered to leave the country after Iran-backed missiles were allegedly aimed at American bases.

Green said that the president will need to present concrete evidence of the supposed threats from Iran to gain the support of his colleagues on both sides of the aisle.

“What the administration has to do is clearly show the Congress what the threats are. From my understanding it was threats against American forces in the region,” he continued.

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Several Democrats, including veterans Rep. Chrissy Houlahan, D, Pa, and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard, have warned against escalating tensions with Iran more than necessary. Houlahan said it was crucial that America “be the adult in the room,” and Gabbard argued that a war with Iran would make the Iraq war “look like a cake walk.”

Green said he hopes that Democrats will be able to accept credible evidence if it is presented.

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“There will always be individuals that are impossible to convince and it will be the same party of the people that cut $400 million in cash to Iran a few years ago,” he said.

“The level heads will hopefully seek credible evidence and support what the president is doing.”

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After it was highlighted by “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that Joe Biden had a sanctuary city stance in 2007 similar to Donald Trump’s, Fox News contributor Mollie Hemingway argued that it’s not the only issue the former vice president has flipped on.

During her appearance on Tuesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” the Federalist editor said that Biden has a reputation for leaning further left than his typically centrist platform when it’s convenient for him to do so.

“He has a reputation for changing his mind on issues or flip-flopping issues,” she said. “He tends to represent somewhere near the middle of the Democratic party, and as the party goes to the left he goes with it.”

The clip that sparked the conversation was flagged by host Steve Doocy, in which Biden says that he would not allow sanctuary cities to circumvent federal law.

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Hemingway added that in addition to sanctuary cities, Biden also changed his viewpoints on other immigration issues, as well as abortion in recent years.

A problem Biden will face is that the Democratic party is “fairly radical” on issues of immigration, and might have a different viewpoint than the average American Democrat, according to Hemingway.

“The base is fairly radical on this issue, really not finding value in federal border enforcement or laws that are intended make it clear who is a citizen, who is not, who is in the country legally and who is not,” she said.

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“The challenge for Biden is that he has to win a primary with a base that is fairly radical. If he wins that, he has not to be so extreme that he’s at the risk of losing out hope of winning a general election,” she continued.

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After it was revealed on Monday that a fifth migrant child has died in the custody of US Customs and Border Protection, former ICE acting director Tom Homan argued that Congress needs to take decisive action regarding immigration laws.

Speaking to hosts on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday morning, Homan said that Congress’ refusal to address loopholes in the immigration system has continued to put people in harm’s way.

“This isn’t just about enforcement of law but saving lives,” the Fox News contributor argued. “As long as Congress won’t address the loopholes, people will be put in harm’s way.”

Homan also addressed the comments made by New York Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand, who said that should she be elected, her administration would not use the detention system at all for illegal immigrants.

Homan called Gillibrand’s statements “ridiculous and reprehensible” and said Congress needs to “wake up” and take action.

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“It is about saving lives of a vulnerable population that wants to take advantage of the enticements the Democratic leadership throw out there – like Senator Gillibrand,” Homan said.

“She believes in sanctuary cities, open borders, abolishing ICE. Now she doesn’t want to detain anybody? You think that kind of talk from a presidential candidate will help the situation?” he asked.

Furthermore, Homan argued that he predicted there would be a surge in children crossing the border because of the language added by Democrats to an appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress could stem the flow of undocumented children coming into the United States first by amending the Flores settlement agreement, which would take “30 minutes,” Homan said.

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“Let us detain families in a family setting,” he argued. “We know it worked.”

Secondly, he said that undocumented children from Central America should be treated the same way that those from Mexico are.

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“Once they ascertain you aren’t a victim of trafficking we should remove them back to their families and home country the way we do Mexicans. If we fix those two things you would see the border get 75% control,” he said.

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After President Trump and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden hosted campaign rallies in his home state of Pennsylvania, author Mark Levin slammed the former vice president, as well as mainstream media outlets and other major political players including Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

Speaking with “Fox & Friends” to promote his new book ‘Unfreedom of the Press,’ Levin argued that Joe Biden’s attempt to pull blue-collar workers is hypocritical and that Biden has little to show for his 50 years spent in politics.

“This notion of blue-collar Joe, tell me what blue-collar job did Joe ever hold? What blue-collar job did Joe ever create? This is all a concoction,” he said. “Joe Biden is washed up liberal Democrat who really has very little in terms of his accomplishment in the last half-century.”

Levin also argued that Biden has a history of changing his stances on crucial issues, and hasn’t made any friends along the way in his political career.

“Joe Biden has been very, very vicious to tremendous icons in this country. He tried to destroy Bob Bork and tried to destroy Clarence Thomas,” Levin said. “He has seriously defective history.”

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Levin added that Joe Biden will end his own campaign because he is “just not that bright” and “steps on his tongue about every other speech.”

Among those who also drew Levin’s ire were 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.

Levin slammed Bernie Sanders as an “old red” who is attempting to “redress” himself as a Democratic socialist, and questioned Pete Buttigieg’s political experience serving as the mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

“This mayor out of Indiana, can’t even pronounce his name, call him mayor Pete. Great, what has mayor Pete done?” Levin asked. “What is his position on foreign policy? Where has he been on the border? How will he create jobs? How does he view the constitution?” he continued.

“The problem, again with the mass media in this country is, this isn’t the Academy Awards. This isn’t Hollywood. This isn’t some game show,” he added. Levin also argued that mass media companies like CNN and MSNBC are “the greatest threat we have today to freedom of the press.”

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Ultimately, the author said, the Democratic party has yet to present any serious candidates for the 2020 presidential election.

“We have a conga line of newbies coming in we’ve never heard of before and we’re supposed to take the Democrat party serious,” he said.

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“I don’t take the Democrat party seriously except if they win, then I’m worried.”

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Move over Al Gore, Joe Biden is stealing your shine.

Or at least, based on a video posted online over the weekend, the former vice president may be trying to.

In a video posted on Saturday, Biden is seen fielding a question from a member of the Youth Climate Strike, a group which organized over 100 marches worldwide by young people to protest climate change in March.

The young woman told Biden about the group’s push to get all 2020 presidential candidates to support a forum to discuss climate policy before the former vice president interrupts her.

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“You know, I’m the guy that did all this stuff,” Biden responded. “Read RealClearPolitics, it’ll tell you how I started this whole thing back in ’87 on climate change.”

He then tells the girl to “send what they need,” adding that he guarantees he’ll “be a leader.”

The US Youth Climate Strike Twitter account posted the video along with the caption: “Hey @JoeBiden, we’re happy to hear you care about climate policy, but we didn’t get to finish. We were gonna ask if you would commit to a #climatedebate. Will you?”

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Biden also referenced his history as a pioneer in the climate change reform movement during a speech in Iowa earlier this month.

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In 1987, Biden did introduce a bill, the Global Climate Protection Act, that was signed into law by President Reagan. Its goal was to develop a task force to ascertain the best ways to stem the impacts of climate change.

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Kayleigh McEnany has slammed former Vice President Joe Biden for taking credit for the rebound experienced by the American economy.

During a recent campaign stop, Biden argued that President Trump “inherited” the economic environment set forth by himself and President Obama,  “just like he inherited everything else in his life.” McEnany argued during an interview with “America’s Newsroom” on Monday morning the president changed many policies that hindered American economic growth under the Obama administration.

“President Trump reversed the disastrous Obama economy,” McEnany, national press secretary for President Trump’s re-election campaign, said, before turning her attention to Biden.

“Joe Biden is an empty suit who hasn’t been asked a single hard question.”

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“President Trump has reversed every metric. I understand [Biden] wants to take claim for the Trump economy but, factually speaking, he can’t.”

Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg also commented on the economy during a town hall with Fox News on Sunday evening, and proposed a “reasonable wealth tax to make sure people are giving back when they become enormously wealthy.”

McEnany claimed Buttigieg’s suggestion to increase taxes is another example of “tax and spend socialists” in the Democratic party.

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“We believe in giving the American people more of their money as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act did,” she said.

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“So if you like your money, vote for President Trump. If you want to give it to Pete Buttigieg and the socialists who want to do the Green New Deal, by all means, do that. It won’t be a good scenario for your paycheck and bottom line,” she continued.

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton believes there are ways to solve the border crisis, but President Trump and his administration are being stonewalled by Congress.

Paxton told the “America’s Newsroom” hosts on Monday that drug and human trafficking are a massive problem at the Texas border with Mexico, and that border security officials are “overwhelmed and overworked.”

“The president has tried to address it over and over,” Paxton said. “They didn’t want to negotiate on border security. There has to be a compromise and you have to have a willing Democratic party there to compromise,” he continued.

The first step towards controlling the situation is establishing a secure border, “whether it’s with a wall or more border patrol agents or better technologies,” Paxton said. Furthermore, the immigration system needs to be reformed so that the asylum process isn’t being exploited, he added.

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“They need to do something to address the loopholes in the immigration system and make sure that we have some way to stop this,” he said, calling the circumstances “extremely frustrating.”

‘They’ve been coached and they’ve been talked to by immigration lawyers and told what to say,” Paxton said.

“So they claim they’re being persecuted and they have a right under our laws to being heard and having a court hearing. Most of those have been turned down but it still bogs down the system, and we have thousands and thousands of people waiting for their court hearing. We don’t have the judges to do it,” he continued.

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Paxton commended the president for confronting the crisis with focus and energy, but criticized Congress for what he described as a failure to undertake any action.

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“I appreciate the fact that he is doing, in my opinion, whatever he can to try to address this issue and he is running up against a brick wall of Congress who has been failing miserably at doing anything,” Paxton said.

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A day after 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg’s town hall with Fox News, Republican pollster Chris Wilson told “Fox & Friends” that the South Bend, Indiana mayor’s political platforms aren’t unlike those of Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.

Arguing that it was a “smart move” by Buttigieg to appear at the Fox News town hall, just as Sanders did and Warren refused to do, Wilson added that Buttigieg is likely still too far outside the mainstream to gain a popular vote.

“It’s the younger, well-informed, center-left candidate,” Wilson, CEO of WPA Intelligence, said. “But at the same time, there is not much distinguishable between his policies and those of Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren.

“Even though he put a softer edge on it, I think in the end he comes off as somebody who is way too far out of the mainstream for American politics,” he continued.

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Buttigieg acknowledged at the event that he needs to work harder to appeal to voters of color.

According to “Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt, Buttigieg is polling well among white voters but at only one percent among “non-white primary voters.”

Wilson said this means Buttigieg will find success in states like Iowa and New Hampshire, but will face more difficulty when campaigning in southern states like South Carolina, Texas and Georgia.

“Even in California, the vote will be heavily Hispanic, heavily African-American. He will have challenges outside of major metropolitan areas and outside of the midwest,” Wilson said.

Despite the mayor’s impressive rise since announcing his presidential run, Wilson said he believes Buttigieg will have a strong run but eventually “flame out.”

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Given the fact that Joe Biden continues to lead the polls among Democratic voters, Earhardt asked Wilson whether it’s possible Biden could choose Buttigieg as his running mate, should he get the nomination.

“The Democratic party will not accept a ticket with two white males,” Wilson said.

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“Buttigieg may be homosexual he still is white. Major coalitions of the Democratic party, African-Americans, Hispanics, are going to come out and say ‘won’t stand for this,’ you have to have Kamala Harris or someone like that as the VP,” he added.

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A campaign advisory board member for President Trump’s reelection campaign said on Wednesday that Bernie Sanders made a good choice in making a recent appearance with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After the two teamed up on Monday to host a rally in support of the Green New Deal, during which time they took a veiled swipe at Joe Biden, Jason Meister discussed Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and the possibility of a successful Sanders campaign during a Wednesday afternoon appearance on “Outnumbered.”

“It is a good move by Bernie Sanders to have AOC out there,” Meister said. “He’s a very old candidate. She’s young, she’s energetic, she’s got a voice,” he continued.

However, Meister added that he thinks her policies are so radically liberal that they don’t inspire a large following.

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“I think every time she opens her mouth, another Trump voter gets born,” he said. “She’s all over the map. She says crazy things. You have to see the socialist aspect of her,” he continued.

Also in attendance on the show was New York Democratic chairman Jay Jacobs, who said it makes sense that Bernie Sanders would “lean on” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez because they’re “birds of a feather” and have the same ideas.

Jacobs conceded that although Rep. Ocasio-Cortez does draw large crowds of supporters, he’s never met her.

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He added that politicians like Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez represent a small fraction of the Democratic party, who are largely shifting towards a more moderate stance.

“The fact of the matter is, the Republican party and Donald Trump want to make it seem like AOC represents the Democratic Party… that’s not true,” he continued.

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When asked whether he thought Bernie Sanders could win in 2020, he quickly responded with “no.”

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Sen. Thom Tillis, R, N.C., Wednesday defended recent action taken by President Trump in response to “credible threats” from Iran and spoke out against the country’s state-sponsored terrorism.

During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom,” Tillis said he supports the president’s display of strength as tensions continue to rise between the United States and Iran. This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that Iran-backed missiles positioned rockets near American military bases in Iraq, prompting the State Department to order non-emergency personnel at the U.S. embassy and consulate there to leave the country.

“They spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year and they channel them into terrorist organizations throughout the world,” Tillis said.

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“If you don’t go after them, they’ll spread their influences,” he added. “Hundreds of millions a year go into the terrorist organizations and the country aided and assisted militia that killed hundreds of American soldiers in Iraq during the conflict there.”

Tillis added that although it is not his desire or that of the president to engage in war with Iran, the United States needs to take action and “manage the risks that come along with it.”

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Tillis also said that the president should impose economic sanctions on Iran.

“He doesn’t want to provoke a war but doesn’t want to let a state-sponsored terrorist like Iran go unchecked,” he said.

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A former national security spokesperson says President Trump doesn’t want to go to war with Iran, but understands the need to stand up to the country which has engaged in a “low-intensity conflict” with the United States for the last 50 years.

Michael Anton weighed in on “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday after the State Department ordered non-emergency personnel at the U.S. Embassy and consulate in Iraq to leave the country amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

Anton said this is “not an insignificant move” and it has two fundamental purposes. The first purpose, Anton said, is to exercise an “abundance of caution.”

“If you have intelligence, even if it’s uncertain, you don’t want to risk the lives and safety of your people,” he said.

Secondly, the decision to remove personnel demonstrates to other countries that the United States is paying attention, and is ready to do what’s necessary to protect the lives of the American people.

“It sends a message to hostile countries in the region we have a sense of what’s going on and that we’re going to protect our people,” Anton continued. “We’re taking action.”

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It was revealed last week that the United States sent two Cold War-era bombers to Iran to assist in the pushback against what has been described as “credible threats” against the U.S. from the country. Following that news, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared that Iran-backed forces in Iraq had moved missiles near bases housing American forces.

Ultimately, Anton said, Iran tends to strike when it “senses weakness, indecision or inattention” from United States forces. As tensions continue to rise, a war with Iran appears to be an increasingly plausible response, but Anton said that’s the last thing President Trump wants.

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“The president has said many times not just in this most recent episode but throughout his presidency he doesn’t want a war with Iran or a conflict with Iran,” he continued.

“Standing up to them is the way to make any further conflict from Iran less likely, which is the president’s goal. I think nearly all Americans would agree it’s the right goal.”

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Joe Biden‘s fellow Democrats are trying to bring him down because he’s “too conservative,” according to Washington Post columnist Marc Thiessen.

The Fox News contributor told “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday morning that he’s worked extensively with Biden on Capitol Hill and is shocked by the methods taken by Democrats to discredit the 2020 presidential hopeful.

“They want to bring him down. That’s not surprising,” Thiessen said. “What is surprising is how they’ll try to bring him down, arguing that he is too conservative. That’s the state we’ve gotten to in the modern Democratic party.

“The Obama/Biden approach to governing is no longer acceptable for the Democratic socialist trying to take over the nominating process and government,” he continued.

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Biden faced criticism this week over comments he made about climate change and his prediction that Republicans would experience an “epiphany” about working with Democrats after President Trump leaves office.

Fellow 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Biden’s “middle ground” approach to climate change during a rally on Monday in support of the Green New Deal.

“They want a Green New Deal. Anything less is heresy,” Thiessen said of Democrats’ behavior.

“They want government health care for all whether you want it or not, and say Biden is too moderate. He is not moderate. He is a liberal Democrat,” he continued.

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In response to Biden’s “epiphany” comments, Thiessen said the former vice president has the support of most Democrats in shifting to a more moderate stance and finding common ground with Republican officials, but that some detractors see Biden as an “obstacle to the goal of socialism.”

“His big heresy is that he wants to work with Republicans and come up with bipartisan solutions,” Thiessen said. “It’s not acceptable in the age of the resistance.

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“The resistance doesn’t want to work with Republicans. They don’t want compromise. They aren’t just opposed to Donald Trump. They’re composed to conservatism, compromise and the free enterprise system as it exists today and they want to fundamentally change America,” he concluded.

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As 2020 Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke attempts to revitalize his presidential campaign, former Obama economic adviser Robert Wolf warns that the Texas representative is still a force to be reckoned with.

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday morning, Wolf detailed a recent meeting with O’Rourke, and said President Trump is wrong to have counted out the presidential candidate.

“I would not count him out,” Wolf said. “President Trump counted him out, and I think he is wrong. Beto is in the top quartile,” he continued.

President Trump has made continued comments about the former Texas congressman in recent months, saying at a rally in Louisiana on Tuesday that O’Rourke is “falling fast.”

Wolf, however, argued that O’Rourke has some of the better policy platforms among 2020 Democratic candidates.

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“I think his climate policy plan, which is about infrastructure and private-public partnerships is one of the best,” he said.

Wolf added that O’Rourke has a compelling plan to combat gun violence, and also has a unique understanding of the struggles of farmers in rural areas like Iowa, South Carolina and New Hampshire.

“He will tell you, farmers are not looking for subsidies and bailouts. They’re looking to get their business back to work,” Wolf said.

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The economic adviser did, however, take the opportunity to make a small jab at O’Rourke about his Vanity Fair profile, which ran with a quote from the 2020 hopeful saying he was “born to do this.”

O’Rourke recently admitted during a Tuesday appearance on “The View” that the profile gave “the perception of privilege” and made him appear elitist.

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Sen. John Barrasso, R, Wyo., slammed the Green New Deal in a Fox News interview on Tuesday just a day after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders hosted a rally in support of the bill’s lofty environmental goals.

Barrasso, the chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, told “America’s Newsroom’s” hosts that the Green New Deal is “unworkable, unaffordable, and unpopular.”

“The United States, we have been lowering our emissions over the past dozen years,” he said. “The cost of doing what they’re proposing is so expensive and it would blow a hole in our strong and healthy and growing economy.”

The bill, which aims to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2030, was struck down in the Senate in a test vote in March after the majority of Democrats voted “present” to avoid voting up or down.

Democrats slammed the vote as a sham and said their purpose was to create a dialogue about climate change ahead of the 2020 election, and not to force parties to decide on a quick vote.

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Barrasso chided the lack of party support for the Green New Deal on Tuesday, which he referred to as the “hypocrisy of the green new bomb.”

“Of course they didn’t vote for it when they were given a chance to vote for it in the United States Senate,” he said.

The rally held on Monday at Howard University in support of the Green New Deal provided an opportunity for Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders to take a swipe at former Vice President Joe Biden, after it was revealed the 2020 presidential hopeful plans to roll out a climate change plan that seeks to “find middle ground.”

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“I’ll be damned if the same politicians who refused to act (in past decades) are going to try to come back today and say we need a middle of the road approach to save our lives,” Ocasio-Cortez said.

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Rep. Steve Scalise believes that William Barr’s appointment of a U.S. attorney to investigate the origins of the Russia probe proves that the attorney general is getting ready to hit the FBI hard.

During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” Tuesday morning, Scalise said Barr’s decision to enlist U.S. attorney in Connecticut John Durham illustrates that the justice department is “serious about cleaning house within the FBI.”

“I think you’re seeing the justice department go on offense to say ‘let’s clean up the bad apples,'” Scalise told host Bill Hemmer.

“Most of the FBI agents we know do great work for our country, but there were some who were politically motivated and carrying out their job not in what was best for the country, but in what was best to pursue their own political agenda and there is absolutely no place for that within the FBI,” he continued.

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Barr has stated previously that he believes there was “spying” on the part of the FBI into the Trump campaign.

Scalise argued that the motivations of the FBI in their investigation were political as opposed to ethical.

“It was clear there were people at the FBI that didn’t want Donald Trump to be elected president and using their position to try to stop him,” Scalise said.

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“That cannot be tolerated in America. This is not how we run our country.”

In terms of Durham’s eligibility to head the investigation into the investigators, Scalise said that though he does not know the attorney personally, he has heard good things and hope Durham “follows the facts where they lead.”

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After news broke on Monday evening that Attorney General William Barr appointed U.S. attorney in Connecticut John Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia probe, Judge Napolitano argued that the move marks the concrete beginning of President Trump’s call to “investigate the investigators.”

During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning, Napolitano discussed the fact that Durham has prosecutorial abilities – which would theoretically allow him to indict individuals if his investigation found sufficient evidence.

“This is the investigation that the president has been calling for and that the president has promised,” he said. “Who and how, and under what circumstances, did the whole thing get started?”

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Barr has alleged for some time that an investigation would be launched into the origins of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and said during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing last month that he believed “spying” took place on the Trump campaign on behalf of the FBI.

Napolitano said what comes next will be at Durham’s discretion – he could find sufficient evidence that the FISA warrant which permitted the wire-tapping of Carter Page was predicated, or he could determine that it was not.

“In theory, he could also say this was a lie. This was falsified. This was perjury. This was fraud, this was deception. I’m going to indict all these people,” Napolitano said.

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Should that be the case, Napolitano argued that a statute of limitations will also have to be taken into consideration. The statute of limitation for most federal crimes is five years, he said.

Regardless of the outcome, Napolitano said the investigation is in good hands.

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“This is finally coming together in one place at one time before a very experienced prosecutor who has been Washington’s go-to guy when they need themselves, some aspect of the federal government, investigated,” he concluded.

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Texas State Rep. Jeff Leach spoke out Tuesday on Fox & Friends to defend a piece of legislation that has been dubbed the “Save Chick-fil-A” bill.

The bill was quietly revived in the Texas Senate Monday after being struck down in the House last week via a procedural maneuver.

The controversial legislation would prevent the government from penalizing businesses for exercising their religious rights, a conversation which began after Chick-fil-A was barred from opening a location at the San Antonio Airport.

The city council vote was decided after it was revealed that the fast-food chain donated millions in 2017 to Christian organizations that advocacy groups have labeled as discriminatory towards the LGBTQ community.

Leach said that Senate Bill 1978 “is about the fundamental pillars upon which our nation and the state of Texas were founded.”

“This is about our freedom of religion, our freedom of worship,” the Republican official said. “This is about our First Amendment rights secured by God and secured by the constitution.”

When the bill was first introduced in the House State Affairs committee last month, many debated both for and against it. It was struck down last week in a “parliamentary maneuver” by Democratic Rep. Julie Johnson, Dallas News reports.

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However, a Senate committee meeting that was not publicized revived and advanced the bill on Monday, and reportedly placed it on the full Senate’s intent calendar for Tuesday.

Rep. Leach said the takedown of the bill in the House was the result of a “technical problem” that was used by “progressive liberals” as an opportunity to kill it. Regardless of party lines, Leach argued, people aren’t comfortable with Chick-fil-A being barred from public spaces like the airport.

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“Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals are outraged on this assault religious liberty and Chick-fil-A example is one example we have seen across the nation,” he said.

“And, look, people love Chick-fil-A. You can’t argue with Chick-fil-A’s food and I don’t think you should argue with the organizations that Chick-fil-A chooses to support either,” he continued.

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As reports circulate that former Obama White House officials and advisers are unsure about pledging their support for Joe Biden in 2020, one former campaign director argues that he might be better off without them, at least for now.

Robin Biro, who served as a regional field director for the Obama-Biden campaign, said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning that an influx of Obama-era endorsements for Biden has the potential to create a bad narrative.

“This is actually really good for Joe Biden because it can avoid the problems that we ran into in 2016 with Hillary Clinton where she came out of the gate as the putative nominee and gave the appearance it was rigged,” Biro argued.

Biro was discussing a recent Washington Post piece which highlighted the issue, stating that Biden “has yet to become a consensus pick of the White House and campaign advisers who made Obama’s two terms possible.”

Within the party structure, Biro said, it’s a “general no-no” to endorse before the general election, as the debates preceding it will give candidates an opportunity to campaign on real issues.

“I’m grateful this time around that he has got to really work for every single vote that he is going to get,” he said of BIden. “That is going to serve him well come the general election.”

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Biro added that having known both Obama and Biden personally, he doesn’t necessarily believe that Biden asked Obama not to endorse him for the 2020 election, as he previously claimed. Biden said shortly after announcing his candidacy that he requested Obama not formally endorse him, so it would not look like the former president “put his thumb on the scale.”

“Obama is very diplomatic with these things,” Biro continued.

Ultimately, he added, major endorsements for 2020 candidates will likely come after debates are held, when both Democratic and Republican hopefuls will begin to form real platforms.

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“It really comes down to substance over loyalty, and it is early,” Biro said. A lot can happen.

“Everybody is kind of wanting to get to the debates before they make a decision to endorse some candidates. This is not atypical but Joe Biden is really, really going to have to work for this.

“I know him personally, and even I am holding off endorsing,” he continued. “I want to get to the debates. Let’s see what they’ve got to say. I want to hear their messages.”

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D, Mich., has drawn criticism for comments she made about the Holocaust last week, and former congressman Jason Chaffetz has joined a chorus of politicians condemning her statements.

During a discussion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast released on Friday, Tlaib commented that thinking about the Holocaust gives her a “calming feeling.” Chaffetz told “America’s Newsroom” hosts that Tlaib’s remarks were “antisemitic and anti-Jew,” before calling on her to clarify her statements.

“She has to take account for her own words,” Chaffetz said on Monday morning. “Millions of Jews were slaughtered and were killed and that gives her comfort?”

Tlaib went on to discuss the involvement of her Palestinian ancestors who were impacted by the Holocaust, while defending the one-state solution to resolve tensions between Palestinians and Israelites.

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“There’s kind of a calming feeling I always tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors, Palestinians, who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dignity, their existence in many ways, have been wiped out, and some people’s passports,” she said on the podcast.

Tlaib defended her statements in a tweet on Sunday and accused her detractors of politicizing her statements and mischaracterizing her words.

Chaffetz slammed her comparison of the plight of Palestinians to that of Jewish people during the Holocaust and insinuated that she should not be able to serve on House committees. Tlaib currently resides on committees for Oversight and Reform and Financial Services.

“She can go to the floor of the House right now and clarify and she won’t and she hasn’t,” Chaffetz said.

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“The good people of Michigan can send whoever they want to Congress, but once she gets there Nancy Pelosi and Steny Hoyer have a duty and obligation to make a decision on who serves on committees,” he continued.

Tlaib, who represents districts in Detroit, drew ire just hours after being sworn in when she expressed her desire to impeach President Trump using explicit language.

“We’re going to impeach this motherf—er,” she said.

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Louisiana Republican Sen. John Kennedy didn’t hold back when offering up his opinion on former FBI Director James Comey.

Sen. Kennedy appeared on “America’s Newsroom” Wednesday after the ex-FBI director pushed back on Attorney General William Barr’s assertion that “spying did occur” in regard to the FBI’s investigation of Russian influence on the 2016 election. Comey told CBS’ “This Morning” Wednesday that his former department investigated a “serious threat to our Democracy,” adding that “Republicans need to breathe into a paper bag.”

“I think it’s clear to most Americans that Mr. Comey is not and never was a law enforcement professional,” Kennedy said in response on “America’s Newsroom.”

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“I think he is worried, and he should be, that Mr. Barr and the inspector general are going to look further into the genesis of the investigation of the Trump campaign and the investigation of the Clinton campaign. And I think they’ll find that all roads lead to Mr. Comey,” he continued.

Barr has previously said that there are “multiple criminal leak” investigations underway regarding the possibility that intelligence employees leaked information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the press.

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Kennedy added that Comey has hurt the FBI, which he refers to as “the premier law enforcement agency in all of human history” to a “breathtaking” extent.

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“We need to work hard toward getting their reputation back thanks to Mr. Comey’s tarnishing of that agency,” he continued.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R., S.C., told Sean Hannity that Robert Mueller‘s investigation is a “case closed,” but the origins of his probe need to be scrutinized in the same way President Trump was.

The FISA warrant to wiretap former Trump campaign aide Carter Page was issued on the basis of the claims made in Christopher Steele’s dossier, Graham said, and would not have been granted otherwise. Since the dossier was first revealed in 2017 alleging Trump connections to Russia, ex-British spy Steele has admitted that some of the information contained within it was unverified.

“Somebody needs to look at this like they looked at Trump,” Graham said during an appearance on “Hannity” on Tuesday.

“We have got to get to the bottom of it and make sure it never happens again.”

Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the investigation’s conclusions found that the special counsel could not generate enough evidence to confirm that President Trump colluded with Russians, but did not exonerate the president on the issue of obstruction.

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Both Hannity and Graham questioned why Mueller didn’t investigate further into the origins of the Steele dossier, and when exactly he became aware that there wasn’t evidence of collusion.

“What I want to know is: when did [Mueller] know there was no conspiracy with The Trump campaign and Russia as it relates to collusion of any kind?” Hannity asked. “Why was he not concerned about Hillary’s dirty Russian dossier when he had plenty of time to look into medallions and laws and taxes?

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“I would think the Russian dossier would have been important to Robert Mueller,” Hannity continued.

Hannity’s questions join a chorus of other Republican commentators including former South Carolina congressman Trey Gowdy, who argued against Mueller’s collusion investigation last month.

“Clearly he didn’t have enough evidence on collusion and what I would say with respect to Mueller is if you have enough on obstruction, then charge him and let a jury of 12 decide whether or not your evidence carries the burden of persuasion,” Gowdy said last month.

Michael B. Mukasey, a former federal judge, and President George W. Bush’s attorney general, echoed similar sentiments.

“When did Bob Mueller know, or when did the people who worked with him know, that there was no coordination, which is what they were looking for?” the ex-AG told Fox News’ Bill Hemmer.

“When did they realize that and whenever they realized that shouldn’t they have told the rest of us?”

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After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in an interview that Democrats “have to be prepared” that President Trump might not accept the possibility of a defeat in 2020, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Pelosi has no evidence for such an “extravagant claim.”

In an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday, Pelosi said she worried that Trump might “poison the public mind” and “challenge each of the races” if Democrats don’t win by a large margin next year. During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday, Hume argued that by Pelosi’s own admission, Trump doesn’t have a history of outright refusing election results.

“She said she does not support it with any evidence,” Hume said, adding that Pelosi’s recent comments about Trump and his administration make her appear “unhinged.”

“Trump whines and complains about election results and says they’re unfair all the time, but he’s never tried to negate any results that I’m aware of,” he continued.

Despite having never blatantly condemning election results, Trump has made some controversial claims about elections since his time in office, warning against “illegal voting” in the 2018 midterms and accusing “millions of people” of voting illegally for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

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In the Times piece, Pelosi also warned her fellow Democrats against straying too far to the left, arguing that it’s important to maintain “mainstream” platforms if they want to beat Trump in 2020.

Numerous presidential candidates have pushed progressive agendas, most notably Bernie Sanders, who repeatedly describes his stance as a Democratic socialist.

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Hume weighed in on the pressures faced by Pelosi in the modern political sphere, as she tries to push back against Trump but also urges her fellow party members to stay within the lines.

“She’s trying to be tough on Trump, but at the same time, she’s trying to emphasize that they have a centrist, a center-left agenda that will appeal to people,” Hume said.

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Following the announcement Obama-era Border Patrol Chief Mark Morgan will lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), former ICE Acting Director Tom Homan backed the president’s pick.

Having spent the majority of his career in law enforcement, Morgan will now switch gears to head ICE, should he be confirmed. Homan said during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday morning that he understands the decision to acquiesce the president’s requests.

“You have to respect Mark Morgan for jumping back in the fight, right?” Homan said.

“Mark had a tough decision, but I think he’s doing the right thing. He’s spent his career in law enforcement, the president has asked him to help and he’s come back into the fight.”

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He went on to discuss the challenges that Morgan will likely face in the role, as many politicians, including 2020 Democratic hopefuls such as Elizabeth Warren, have advocated for the abolition of the department.

“I respect anybody that’s willing to come back in such a difficult fight when half of Congress does not support what ICE does. He’s going to take that on every day, so hats off to Mark Morgan, I think he’s going to do a good job,” Homan said.

President Trump announced his decision on Twitter Sunday morning, calling Morgan a “true believer and American Patriot.”

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Morgan has previously vocalized his support for President Trump’s border wall and illustrated his beliefs in an opinion piece for Fox News published in March.

“It’s time to stop listening to those driven by a personal political ideology and arm yourself with facts, thorough analysis, and the perspective of credible experts. It’s an emergency,” he wrote.

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The Department of Justice reporter for NPR referred to the date of Attorney General Barr’s summary of the Mueller report as “a date that will live … in infamy,” a phrase many associate with President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 speech following the Pearl Harbor attack.

NPR’s Carrie Johnson made the comment during the NPR Politics podcast last Wednesday while discussing Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, during which he answered questions about the summary he gave of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

It was later revealed that Mueller wrote a letter to Barr and spoke to him on the phone, expressing his frustrations with what he described as a mischaracterization of his conclusions by Barr. Despite having presumably read the letter on March 27, Barr told Congress a week later he did not know what Mueller’s opinion was of his summary letter.

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“March 24th, a date that will live in my brain in infamy, a Sunday, remember, Barr sends this four-page letter to Congress,” Johnson said during the podcast. Listeners soon drew connections to her phrase and the remarks made by President Roosevelt in 1941, the day after the Pearl Harbor attack, when he declared war on Japan.

“Yesterday, December 7th, 1941, a date which will live in infamy, the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked,” President Roosevelt said.

Although both days are undoubtedly significant in the fabric of American history, some have criticized the perceived comparison as an exaggeration, since more than 2,000 people were killed during Pearl Harbor.

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During a campaign stop in Columbia, S.C. over the weekend, 2020 hopeful Joe Biden told voters that “Jim Crow is sneaking back in,” and Fox News contributor Deroy Murdock believes its the former vice president’s attempt to divide voter bases.

“Last year, 24 states introduced or enacted at least 70 bills to curtail the right the vote. And guess what — mostly directed at people of color. You see it. We have Jim Crow sneaking back in,” Biden said on Saturday. During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Murdock says Biden’s assertion is straight out of the “Democratic playbook.”

“He might start by apologizing for the Democratic Party‘s central, pivotal and indispensable role in introducing the Jim Crow laws and brutally enforcing them,” Murdock argued, before explaining to hosts the duration of time that Jim Crow laws persisted in the United States, essentially legally sanctioning segregation.

South Carolina is expected to be a crucial state in the Democratic primaries.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden takes photos with supporters following the first rally of his 2020 campaign, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

Former Vice President Joe Biden takes photos with supporters following the first rally of his 2020 campaign, Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)

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Murdock argued that Biden’s discussion of Jim Crow is an attempt to use race as a tool to drive the nation further apart.

“It’s all part of the Democratic playbook to keep race relations tense and boost black turnout in 2020,” Murdock said.

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“Unfortunately instead of bringing us together the effort is to keep us apart in a divide and conquer strategy.”

Biden serving as the vice president to the nation’s first black president is certainly something he sees as a specializing factor – and he name-dropped the former president several times throughout Saturday’s rally, referring to him as a “friend” and “buddy.”

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The unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1969, and Rep. Steve Scalise said it’s proof President Trump has fulfilled his promises to American workers.

During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Friday, Scalise highlighted the recently revealed job numbers, which showed that 268,000 jobs were added to the American workforce last month, and that unemployment is now at 3.4 percent, both exceeding expectations from experts.

“This is great news for American workers,” Scalise said. “Wages are up for hard-working families. That’s really for those people that are trying to get into the middle class, and become part of the American dream. Clearly, the work that we did with President Trump to lower taxes and get regulations under control is paying huge dividends for American workers today,” he continued.

As President Trump readies his reelection campaign for the 2020 presidential race, Scalise said he believes the economic gains and improved job numbers under Trump’s White House will be a key selling point for voters.

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“President Trump made it clear when he ran for president that he wanted to get the economy going again,” Scalise said.

“He wanted to stand up and fight for American workers, the men and women who had been left behind for the last 10 years. It is working and delivering for those very people. This is great for the president’s message going into 2020,” he continued.

Aside from the recent jobs numbers, it was reported last month that the GDP grew by 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, prompting many to forecast an economic boom in the remainder of the year. This isn’t just a positive for President Trump, Scalise added, but for all Americans.

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“Great news for President Trump and greater news for American men and women hard-working families across America who have been looking for relief for years and years and they finally got it,” Scalise said.

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After a bombshell revelation on Thursday that the FBI sent an undercover investigator to meet with ex-Trump aide George Papadopoulos in 2016, former Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz said the news reveals a push to expose how the probe into President Trump‘s alleged affiliations with Russia really began.

The New York Times broke the story that the FBI sent a woman to meet with Papadopoulos at a bar in London in 2016, which has fueled the president’s argument that special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into him was politically motivated. The woman, who identified herself as Azra Turk, reportedly asked Papadopoulos point-blank if Trump was collaborating with Russians to swing the 2016 election.

Chaffetz, during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Friday, said the Times was offering up the story as an attempt to “soften the blow” before Inspector General Horowitz releases his report investigations of allegations of misconduct by the FBI and former director James Comey.

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Chaffetz also questioned why, if the FBI suspected Russians were attempting to hack Trump’s campaign, they didn’t offer their assistance in protecting Trump.

“They were actually out there spying on him. And planting stories and leaking stories. The president has been right on this one. It’s one of the worst scandals we have ever seen and it’s tied to Hillary Clinton and the Democrats,” Chaffetz said.

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Chaffetz added that he believes the “attacks” on Attorney General Barr in recent weeks have been an attempt to discredit him, as he has made it clear that he plans to pursue the FBI’s investigation “with vigor.”

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“I think the Democrats are trying again to discredit the attorney general knowing that he is going after the origins of how this whole thing got going. Because, it is in nefarious at best,” Chaffetz said.

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Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., doubled down on his call for Attorney General William Barr’s resignation in an op-ed published in USA Today on Friday morning.

In the lengthy piece, Schiff argued Barr helped President Trump mislead the country, undermined the public’s confidence in the Department of Justice, and set a precedent for the president to end the 15 investigations into his behavior.

“The attorney general of the United States misled the country about an investigation implicating the president. Then he lied to Congress,” Schiff wrote in the piece. “Then he did something worse: He effectively said that the president of the United States is above the law.

“William Barr should resign.”

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Schiff continued, saying he was opposed to Barr’s confirmation originally and thought the AG should recuse himself from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “because he had such a clear bias.” However, when Barr was confirmed without recusing himself, Schiff said he hoped Barr would serve the office of attorney general with dignity. His hope, he wrote, was misplaced.

In his piece, Schiff took particular issue with Barr’s four-page summary of Mueller’s nearly two-year investigation into President Trump. Last week, it was reported Mueller wrote Barr a letter on March 27, expressing his frustration with Barr’s summary and saying that it misrepresented the “context, nature and substance” of his office’s conclusions which led to “public confusion” about key elements of the investigation.

A week later, during his testimony to the House Appropriations Committee on April 9, Barr said that he did not know what Robert Mueller’s opinion was of his four-page summary.

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“The attorney general made the calculated decision to disregard the concerns of the special counsel and help the president mislead the country in advance of the release of a report damning to the president on almost every page,” Schiff wrote. “And then Barr lied about it.”

The high-profile Democrat wrapped up his lengthy attack by describing Barr as “grossly unfit for office” and “the second most dangerous man in the country.”

Schiff has repeatedly attacked Trump and the White House, even after the release of Mueller’s report. In response, some Republicans have called on him to resign.

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“Not only should he resign, he should produce the evidence that he said he has,” Kellyanne Conway told Fox News last month, referencing Schiff’s previous claim that “significant evidence of collusion” existed.

“If he has evidence of collusion that somehow the special counsel couldn’t find over 22 months and $35 million of our money, I want Adam Schiff to produce that,” Conway said. “He ought to put up or shut up.”

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A day after it was revealed that special counsel Robert Mueller issued a letter to Attorney General William Barr regarding his summary of Mueller’s investigation, CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin says it shows that Mueller believes Barr swayed the summary in President Trump’s favor.

The letter, which has since been made public, said that Barr’s two-page summary of the investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature and substance of this Office’s work and conclusions.”

A Justice Department spokeswoman later told The Washington Post that Mueller and Barr also spoke over the phone regarding the summary, which was a “cordial and professional conversation” that “emphasized that nothing in the Attorney General’s March 24 letter was inaccurate or misleading.”

Toobin, however, believes the language used in Mueller’s letter illustrates something much different and illustrates Mueller’s frustration with Barr’s “deliberate distortion.”

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“That is a scathing, outraged letter,” Toobin said, just before Barr took the stand to answer questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding his summary. “Accusing the attorney general of completely distorting and lying to the public about what Mueller spent two years on.”

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin calls Mueller's letter to AG Barr "scathing, outraged" and says it was not a "polite letter among old friends."

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin calls Mueller’s letter to AG Barr “scathing, outraged” and says it was not a “polite letter among old friends.” (CNN)

The letter went on to discuss the “public confusion about critical aspects of the results of our investigation” as a result of Barr’s summary, which Mueller said threatened to “undermine a central purpose for which the Department appointed the Special Counsel: to assure full public confidence in the outcome of the investigation.”

Toobin argued that Mueller’s language did not appear to be a “polite letter among old friends.”

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“That is an accusation of political interference in Mueller’s work,” he said. “That is not a routine letter in any sense of the word… let’s be clear about what Mueller is saying, that the fix was in and he is saying that Barr deliberately distorted his conclusions for the political gain of the president. That’s what that letter says in plain English,” he continued.

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The letter has renewed calls from Democrats for Barr to resign. Barr has defended his summary of the Mueller report during his hearing with the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and will do the same on Thursday with the House Judiciary Committee, provided it is not postponed or canceled due to an ongoing debate about whether the staff committee’s attorneys will pose questions to Barr.

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Former FBI Director James Comey wrote a scathing op-ed in the New York Times about President Trump and his influence over those in his administration, particularly Attorney General William Barr amid his Capitol Hill hearings following his summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Comey opined that many have wondered how a lawyer as “bright and accomplished” as Barr could be motivated to defend the president in ways that some would deem illegal, or how deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein could resign from his post while graciously thanking Trump after the president “relentlessly attacked him.”

“What happened to these people?” Comey wrote in the piece, which was titled ‘How Trump Co-Opts Leaders Like Bill Barr.’ Admittedly, Comey said, there is likely no simple answer. Given his history with the president, however, Comey offered up what he believes to be some insight on how Trump interacts with those in his White House.

“Amoral leaders have a way of revealing the character of those around them,” Comey wrote, highlighting the resignation of former secretary of defense James Mattis on the basis of principle. “But more often, proximity to an amoral leader reveals something depressing. I think that’s at least part of what we’ve seen with Bill Barr and Rod Rosenstein,” he continued.

“Accomplished people lacking inner strength can’t resist the compromises necessary to survive Mr. Trump and that adds up to something they will never recover from. It takes character like Mr. Mattis’s to avoid the damage, because Mr. Trump eats your soul in small bites.”

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Comey went on to discuss how he, and others, felt “complicit” in Trump’s “public and private lies” by remaining silent at his side. He added that frequent conversation among administration members is praising President Trump and discussing what an honor it is to work alongside him.

Ultimately, Comey argues, it creates somewhat of a Catch-22: those in the Trump administration cope with his “outrageous conduct” because feel like they need to stay affiliated with the president in order to protect the American people and democracy.

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Comey wrapped up the piece by calling the president a “deeply unethical person,” before adding he believes it becomes a “personal sacrifice” for the good the of the country to continue serving for and under Trump.

“You are smarter than Donald Trump, and you are playing a long game for your country, so you can pull it off where lesser leaders have failed and gotten fired by tweet,” he said.

“Of course, to stay, you must be seen as on his team, so you make further compromises. You use his language, praise his leadership, tout his commitment to values. And then you are lost. He has eaten your soul,” Comey concluded.

The piece is just the latest in a line of criticisms the former FBI director has fired at Trump since losing his job.

In March, he said he believed the president may have committed obstruction of justice by firing him.

The president has also frequently attacked Comey.

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Amid Attorney General William Barr’s hearing on Capitol Hill about the Mueller report, Independent Women’s Voice President Tammy Bruce argued that the “drama” surrounding the report is “all ado about nothing” now that the report has been made public.

It was revealed Tuesday evening that special counsel Robert Mueller wrote a letter to Barr arguing that his interpretation of Mueller’s investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions,” which Barr was questioned about during his Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday.

Bruce said that the proceedings that followed Barr’s summary of the report  illustrated that Mueller was a “diva” who didn’t like the attorney general putting his conclusions in the public eye.

“This is very strange, the timing of it all,” she said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning. “It seems to me like a diva who didn’t like the fact, this being Mueller, didn’t like the fact Barr is now effectively interpreting, initially interpreted the report and now the American people can decide for themselves. Maybe there is just not enough drama for some of these individuals,” she added.

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Bruce asserted that the redacted version of Mueller’s full investigation allows the American people to make a decision for themselves about the president’s actions.

“The good news is that the American people can decide for themselves. They seem to already have done so. And the president was exonerated. That is the bottom line of this report. And that message seems to be resonating,” she said.

Barr was set to answer questions from the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, though it’s possible that the hearing may be canceled or postponed because of an ongoing discussion about whether committee members will question Barr themselves, or if the questions will be posed by their attorneys.

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“I think a lot of politicians don’t want to be ones in front of a camera asking those questions, because they might think the American people don’t like this dragging on, and they don’t,” Bruce said regarding the dispute.

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“But, again, this is all ado about nothing,” she continued. “The report is out in its entirety. We can decide. People we trust have been interpreting it. This seems to be a big nothing in a certain sense.”

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Ahead of Attorney General William Barr’s hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday, Fox News “Special Report” host Bret Baier said that Robert Mueller acknowledged that Barr’s controversial summary of the Special Counsel’s investigation was not incorrect, despite raising some concerns about its execution and the ensuing media coverage.

It was revealed Tuesday night by The Washington Post that Mueller expressed in both a letter and a phone call to Barr that he was frustrated by Barr’s summary of his investigation, and the resulting media coverage of it.

Mueller wrote in a letter to Barr that the attorney general’s interpretation of his investigation “did not fully capture the context, nature, and substance of this office’s work and conclusions.”

During an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday, Baier pointed out that although Mueller did get in contact with Barr about his letter, a Department of Justice spokesperson said that Mueller did not believe that Barr’s conclusions were inaccurate.

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Specifically, Baier highlighted the phone call between Barr and Mueller, which was described by the spokesperson as “cordial and professional.”

“The Special Counsel emphasized that nothing in the Attorney General’s March 24 letter was inaccurate or misleading,” the spokeswoman told “The Washington Post.”

“But, he expressed frustration over the lack of context and the resulting media coverage regarding the Special Counsel’s obstruction analysis.”

Baier argued that the Attorney General will face rigorous questioning this week, and so it was important to recognize that Mueller did acknowledge that Barr’s conclusions were not wrong.

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“That gets lost in all of the hubbub of this letter,” Baier said. “Do I agree that Barr is going to get grilled? One hundred percent. Are there many questions about obstruction of justice and why Mueller doesn’t get to a conclusion in the 10 instances? Yes. But, from the phone call description, he concedes that it’s not inaccurate,” he said.

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Barr took the stand Wednesday morning to answer questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about his letter on the Mueller investigation. He may testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday if a resolution can be found regarding whether the committee members themselves will question Barr or if it will be done by their lawyers.

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National press secretary for President Trump’s re-election campaign Kayleigh McEnany argued Monday that former Vice President Joe Biden‘s history of “killing jobs” doesn’t bode well for his presidential bid.

During an appearance on “Outnumbered,” McEnany highlighted President Trump’s push for employment for America’s middle class, calling him a “savior” for blue-collar workers.

“For Joe Biden, for his job, we might as well call him Job-killing Joe,” she said. “He oversaw and voted for NAFTA – it killed a million jobs. He wanted TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) – it would’ve killed half a million jobs,” she continued. She then argued that President Trump “tore up” TPP and renegotiated a “better” NAFTA deal, bringing back manufacturing jobs to America.

“When you lose 211,000 manufacturing jobs under Biden, and President Trump in two short years has brought back nearly half a million – Job-Killing Joe, best of luck going into Pennsylvania,” she said, referencing Biden’s announcement that he’ll hold his first presidential rally in the state. “President Trump brought back manufacturing,” she added.

Trump slammed Joe Biden on Twitter Monday afternoon, writing, “The Media (Fake News) is pushing Sleepy Joe hard. Funny, I’m only here because of Biden & Obama. They didn’t do the job and now you have Trump, who is getting it done – big time!”

McEnany backed his statement on Fox News, adding that those rallying for Biden are simply nostalgic for the Obama era.

“The media are dreaming of a third-term of Obama in the form of Joe Biden,” she said.

“They don’t care about the middle class. They don’t care about the American people. They don’t care that those policies meant that we had the worst economic recovery in modern history going back to World War II,” she continued. “Never mind the fact that wages were depressed. They don’t care that under President Trump, wages are growing twice as fast for low and middle-income Americans.”

Biden did appear to get some support from middle class workers on Monday, after being endorsed officially by The International Association of Fire Fighters. They are the first major labor group to back a 2020 presidential candidate.

President Trump took to Twitter to respond to that news, writing, “The Dues Sucking firefighters leadership will always support Democrats, even though the membership wants me. Some things never change!”

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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer said during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom”  Monday that Democratic presidential candidates just want “anyone who can beat Trump,” but that the president will run in 2020 on his accomplishments.

As the number of Democratic candidates running reached 20 with the announcement of former Vice President Joe Biden, Spicer told Fox News that those running against Trump are “continuing to the far-left, socialist extreme.”

“This president has done what he said he was going to do and run on a record of accomplishment,” Spicer said. “He won 306 electoral votes – states like Michigan and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – the GOP hadn’t put some of those states in their column since 1988. The biggest problem for the Democratic party is that these elections will come down to a big binary choice, a contrast,” he continued. He went on to discuss the recent rise in the GDP for the first quarter of 2019, which clocked in at an impressive 3.2 percent – a win for Trump’s economic policy.

Spicer added that in his travels, he’s discussed with a lot of young people who their ideal candidates are, and believes that the younger generations are galvanizing around big issues like climate change. Overwhelmingly, he says, he sees support for Bernie Sanders.

“Bernie had this same kind of issue last cycle, which is, here is this older gentleman that believes in socialism, and that’s really attractive to young people. I have had the opportunity over the last year to visit several college campuses and I ask students who do you want?”

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“They still by and large want Bernie,” he said. “It is an interesting contrast –  they get younger, new generation hipper candidates and still want to go with the old white guy.”

He went on to discuss the massive age and experiential differences between political veterans like Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, and candidates like South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is currently at one of the top spots in the polls.

Spicer argued that it’s important to not just consider Democratic candidates in the context of what demographics they might appeal to, but what the big issues are that they’re running on.

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“I think that too often we’ve tried to look at the Democratic race through the lens of what demographic do they fit, what gender are they? What color are they and their ethnic background as opposed to what are their big issues? That’s where you see a lot of energy in the Democratic party focused on people championing the big issues,” he added.

Ultimately, he said, there is still a lot that needs to take place before a nomination is secured. The first official Democratic primary debates will be held this summer, when voters will get a much clearer picture of the issues championed by each candidate.

“You’ll see a lot of ups and downs before this nomination is clinched,” Spicer said.

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Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said on Friday that Joe Biden will face a number of issues throughout his presidential campaign – namely that the former vice president needs to “figure out who he is” in the modern political sphere.

Prior to and since announcing his campaign for the 2020 presidential election, Biden has been criticized for touching women in a way that made them uncomfortable, and taking controversial stances on big issues throughout his decades-long political career.

During an appearance on “Outnumbered,” Fleischer told host Melissa Francis that Biden will have to “sacrifice his genuineness and authenticity to be politically correct in the modern day liberal socialist Democratic party.”

“I think the strongest issue Joe Biden will have to contend with is who he is. Which form of Joe Biden, from the ’70s, ’80s, or ’90s will he renounce?” Fleischer continued.

His handling of Anita Hill’s allegations in 1991 appears to be something that will continue as a hot-button topic throughout his campaign. Biden was the chair of the all-white, all-male Senate Judiciary Committee which oversaw the confirmation of Clarence Thomas, and heard Hill’s testimony that Thomas sexually harassed her while acting as her supervisor.

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A week before announcing his candidacy, Biden reportedly reached out to apologize to Hill for his handling of her allegations, which Hill told the New York Times was not satisfactory. After women came forward this year to say that the overly-friendly manner in which Biden touched them made them feel uncomfortable, Hill reportedly said she does not believe the former vice president understands how his actions impacted her life and the lives of other women.

During an appearance on “The View” Friday, Biden spoke about Hill.

“She’s one of the reasons why we have the #MeToo movement, she’s one of the reasons why I was able to finish writing the Violence Against Women Act, she’s one of the reasons why I committed … there’d never be a Judiciary Committee I was on that didn’t have women on it,” he said.

He added Hill was “responsible for significant changes and she deserves credit for it.”

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Fleisher noted that Biden will have to answer to the media and his Democratic opponents for the nomination regarding both of these issues.

Biden also revealed on Thursday that he asked President Obama not to endorse him, so as not to make it seem like Obama was “putting his thumb on the scale.”

Fleisher said that he doesn’t think anyone believes that, and Biden will face a true challenge in figuring out his own identity in this political campaign.

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Former vice president and newly-minted 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden appeared on “The View” on Friday morning and told hosts that his proudest moment of serving with President Barack Obama was that there was “not one whisper” of scandal during the time they served together in the White House.

Biden said that, coincidentally, he and Obama both told press on the same day while in different parts of the country that the thing they were most proud of while in the White House was that there was “not one whisper of a scandal.”

“Not one,” Biden said. “And that’s because of Barack.”

His comments came the day after Biden made his long-awaited announcement that he would be campaigning for the 2020 presidency.

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On “The View,” Biden also expanded on his declaration that he asked former President Obama not to endorse him during his campaign run. He first told reporters of the news on Thursday, saying that “whoever wins this nomination should win it in on their own merits.”

To the same effect on Friday, Biden said that he didn’t want it to appear that Obama was “putting his thumb on the scale.”

“I’m going to do this based off of who I am, not by the president going out and saying ‘this is the guy you should be with,'” Biden said.

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When asked what would be the primary difference between his administration, should he be elected, and Obama’s, Biden said that the two disagreed on a number of things, but were philosophically on the same page.

“The reason why the president and I got along is because, philosophically, we’re in the same place,” he said. “We disagreed on implementation of some things. We disagreed on timing of some things. But we had a great relationship because we had lunch once a week alone for an hour, and we could talk about anything, argue with one another,” he continued.

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He went on to discuss the close personal and professional relationship the two had, largely due to their ability to have “frank conversations” with one another.

Should he secure the Democratic nomination, Biden added, he hopes to focus on the future rather than the past.

“On a philosophic basis, it’s about moving to the future,” he said. “It’s not about recreating what we did. It’s about taking the same decency and the philosophy that we had and taking it into the future.”

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In response to the news that the U.S. economy rose 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that this “prosperity cycle” will continue if President Trump‘s policies stay in place.

Calling the advance in gross domestic product a “blow-out number,” Kudlow told “America’s Newsroom” Friday that it serves as concrete proof Trump’s measures to grow the economy have been successful.

“I’ll just say, Trump’s policies to rebuild the economy, lower taxes, regulations, opening energy, trade reform. Look, this stuff is working,” he said.

“It tells me, among other things, that the prosperity cycle we have entered into is continuing, it is strong. It has legs and momentum and frankly it is going to go on for quite some time,” he continued. “This is the new Trump economy. Some people don’t like that or they don’t agree with that. I respect the differences but I’ll tell you it’s working.”

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Kudlow added that Trump has “ended the war” on business and success, and is rallying for the small business owners of America.

“The president is rebuilding incentives, he is rebuilding confidence, he the rebuilding optimism,” he said. “He is basically saying you should keep more of what you earn. He is basically saying to small businesses we’ll cut the paperwork back and make it easier for you to start a business and prosper.”

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Kudlow said the Trump administration is also working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders to implement bipartisan deals to ensure the continuation of the GDP’s success.

“If the policies and the principles remain in place — and I believe they will — then I believe this new prosperity expansion cycle is going to go on for a whole bunch of more years,” he said.

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Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera has warned that if Democratic 2020 presidential candidates don’t take the crisis at the border seriously, they’ll do so at their own risk.

Speaking with “Fox & Friends” hosts on Friday morning, Rivera discussed the influx of candidates entering the race, including former Vice President Joe Biden, and gave an update on the newest developments at the border.

“If [Democrats] don’t take it seriously they ignore it at their peril,” Rivera said.

He went on to discuss the fact that Mexico is experiencing the same problems dealing with volumes of people at the border as the United States is. Processing facilities, as many have argued, are understaffed and underresourced, resulting in conditions that have been controversial.

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“It is very, very difficult when hundreds and hundreds become thousands and thousands ultimately become tens of it is very difficult to have an orderly system,” he said.

Rivera asserted his opinion that the United States could lessen the influx of migrants coming into the country by investing in the development of Central American countries, where many are fleeing from violence and economic instability.

“I believe, as I have said before on this program, that we have to stop the source of the migrant explosion, by a comprehensive system of political and economic reform in Central America where people have the incentive to stay home,” Rivera said.

“I think we have help Mexico with its infrastructure. Mexico has a moral burden, as the president made very clear, not to let unchecked herds of desperate people flow through 2,000 miles of Mexican territory to get our southern border.”

Rivera also brought up President Trump’s controversial comments about Mexican immigrants during his campaign in 2016.

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The Fox News correspondent said that having been so excited about Trump’s campaign, the comments made him feel “deflated” as a Hispanic American.

However, as the crisis at the border has accelerated over the last few years, Rivera argued that ultimately, the president’s comments weren’t incorrect.

“He is now in a position where he can justly say I was right, that the that the anarchy at the border doesn’t serve anybody,” Rivera said. “Maybe he said it in a language I felt was a little rough and insensitive, but there is no doubt.”

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Amid the fallout of Robert Mueller’s investigation, Congressman Mark Green, R-Tenn, has called the subsequent investigations by Democrats a “massive leveraging of the legislative branch against the executive branch” which, in his opinion, constitutes a “ridiculous abuse of power.”

In the days since a full, redacted version of the Mueller report was released last Thursday, continued discussions about the possibility of impeachment proceedings have been brought up amongst Democrats as they investigate various elements of the President’s life and attempt to determine whether he actually obstructed justice throughout Mueller’s probe.

“Nearly every single Democrat committee chairman is investigating some aspect of the president,” Rep. Green, a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, said during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday afternoon.

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“You look at ways and means. They are looking at his taxes. The finance services, they’re looking at Deutsche Bank. Oversight is looking at Mr. Klein. Judiciary is looking at McGahn. Intel is looking at collusion,” he continued.

“This is a ridiculous abuse of power. They’re leveraging the legislative branch against the executive branch,” he said.

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He continued by arguing that despite extensive investigations by leading Democrats, the party has little to show for it. In addition, President Trump wants to reach across party lines to discuss big issues like immigration, but Democrats aren’t interested, Green said.

“We can get this done, and they just want to keep investigating the president,” he said. “For them, it’s 2020 talking points and that’s it.”

Ultimately, Democrats will pay for that at the polls, Green argued.

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As the issue of impeachment proceedings plagues the Democratic Party, Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said that as a Republican, he wants them to continue with discussions, but as an American, knows it would be the wrong decision.

Speaking to “Outnumbered” host Sandra Smith on Tuesday, King touched on the divide between Democratic leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has condemned impeachment discussions, and freshmen like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., who have rallied to move forward with impeachment proceedings.

“As a Republican, I hope the Democrats go ahead with this,” King said. “I think it will explode against them politically. As an American, I think it’s bad for the country and there are a number of Democrats who realize it is both bad for the country and bad for them.”

For Democrats elected in centrist districts, he continued, it’s particularly risky to bring up the topic of impeachment after Robert Mueller’s investigation did not find enough evidence President Trump colluded with Russia.

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“The last thing they want to talk about is impeachment,” King said of Democrats representing constituents with largely centrist views.

“Now that Mueller has said there is no collusion, it will make President Trump stronger in their districts than before. Many sensible Democrats don’t want to go ahead for political and national security reasons,” he continued.

Some 2020 Democratic presidential candidates have even rallied for impeachment discussions, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to her Democratic colleagues on Monday that moving forward with impeachment would be “divisive” and “not worth it.”

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She added that it was possible to investigate Trump to seek to hold him accountable for “highly unethical and unscrupulous behavior” without going as far as impeachment.

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Multiple town halls were hosted in Manchester, N.H. on Monday evening with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, and Sen. Bernie Sanders found himself answering tough questions about his socialist ideals from a Harvard University student whose family fled Soviet Russia.

Samantha Frankel-Popell told Sanders about how socialism impacted her family’s life and grilled him on how his version of Democratic socialism will aim to be different from the socialist regimes of other countries.

“My father’s family left Soviet Russia in 1979 fleeing from some of the very same socialist policies that you seem eager to implement in this country,” the young woman said during the CNN event. “How do you rectify your notion of Democratic socialism with the failures of socialism in nearly every country that has tried it?”

Sanders smiled as Frankel-Poppel asked her question, which was met with mixed applause from the crowd.

“Thank you for asking that question,” Sanders said, before responding with a question himself. “Is it your assumption that I supported or believe in authoritarian communism that existed in the Soviet Union? I don’t. I never have, and I opposed it. I believe in a vigorous democracy.”

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Sanders went on to expand on his frequent tirade against the nation’s billionaires, discussing the polarization of wealth in the country and rallying for government-funded social initiatives like universal healthcare and tuition-free public education.

“It’s a radical idea,” he said. “Maybe not everyone believes but it’s what I believe. We should have a government that represents working families and not just the 1 percent and powerful corporations.”

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He concluded by summarizing to the student the differences between what his version of socialism is, and that which the student’s family experienced in Russia decades ago.

“What Democratic socialism means to me is we expand Medicare, we provide educational opportunity to all Americans, we rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. In other words, the government serves the needs of all people rather than just wealthy campaign contributors. That’s what it means to me,” he said.

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As the divide widens between Democrats rallying for and against launching impeachment proceedings against President Trump, media reporter Joe Concha argued the party’s leadership knows that the ramifications from the American people would not be desirable.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unequivocally denounced impeachment proceedings on Monday, distancing herself from the likes of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Sen. Kamala Harris who have all voiced their support for the move. Referencing former President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, Concha asserted his belief that should the same happen to Trump, it would make him a sympathetic figure and cast a vindictive light on the Democratic party.

“Nancy Pelosi has seen this, and she knows the ramifications for the party that tries to carry it out,” Concha said during an appearance on “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday morning.

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“It will be seen basically by half of the American people as a limp attempt at soft coup at removing a president that they know they don’t have the votes for in the Senate,” he continued.

Furthermore, those who voted for the Democrats in November want to see them “solve problems, not go down this road,” and that the American people “don’t have an appetite for it,” Concha claimed.

On Monday, Democrat leaders decided against launching impeachment proceedings against the president following a party meeting.

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Pelosi and her leadership team were clear there were no immediate plans to move forward with impeachment, Fox News was told. Well-placed sources said it was a spirited 87-minute call involving more than 170 Democrat members, including House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff and House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings.

“We have to save our democracy,” Pelosi said, according to the sources. “This isn’t about Democrats or Republicans. It’s about saving our democracy. If it is what we need to do to honor our responsibility to the Constitution – if that’s the place the facts take us, that’s the place we have to go.”

Pelosi asserted that more investigations were needed: “We don’t have to go to articles of impeachment to obtain the facts, the presentation of facts.”

Fox News’ Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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President Trump’s principal deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley believes the White House’s decision to designate Iran’s Revolutionary guard as “foreign terrorist organization” is part of a plan to put pressure on the country to “change its behavior.”

While speaking to “America’s Newsroom” on Monday morning, Gidley defended the president’s decision and said it illustrates Trump’s ability to do what other administrations have threatened but not acted on.

“This is the first time the United States has recognized another government as a foreign terrorist organization,” Gidley said. “A lot of other administrations have threatened it, but this President, again, came to the table and did it. It’s an important move for the administration and for safety and security around the globe.”

He went on to argue that there was no specific “tipping point” that catalyzed the decision, but that Iran’s reputation as a “state sponsor of terrorism” has long been known.

The move is a part of an ongoing “maximum pressure campaign,” Gidley said, that is intended to motivate Iran to “do something different than what they have been, which is wreaking havoc across the globe and sponsoring those who do.”

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President Donald Trump announced the decision to label the IRGC as a "foreign terrorist organization" on Monday, which holds the potential to have a ripple effect on military, diplomatic and ecomonic relations throughout Iran and the Middle East at large

President Donald Trump announced the decision to label the IRGC as a “foreign terrorist organization” on Monday, which holds the potential to have a ripple effect on military, diplomatic and ecomonic relations throughout Iran and the Middle East at large (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

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President Trump announced the decision on Monday, which holds the potential to have a ripple effect on military, diplomatic and economic relations throughout Iran and the Middle East at large.

“This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a state sponsor of terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft,” President Donald Trump said.

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Iran has yet to respond, but it’s possible that they could retaliate, or impose travel bans prohibiting executives and companies from dealings with the United States.

Fox News’ Matthew Lee and the Associated Press contributed to the reporting of this story.

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Sen. Chuck Grassley is backing Rep. Devin Nunes’ plan to send the attorney general eight criminal referrals alleging conspiracy, lying and leaks at the DOJ and FBI.

The powerful Iowa Republican said during a segment of “Fox & Friends” on Monday morning that he made similar referrals during Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and that Nunes, a California Republician, is being “patriotic” by pursuing justice and accountability by government figures.

“All a member of Congress can do [if he thinks] there’s something wrong, [is ask that it be] looked into by the Justice Department and the Justice Department will make the final decision on whether or not Nunes is right,” Grassley, a member of the Senate Judiciary and Finance Committee, said.

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“He did a great service for the American people by making sure a lot of facts that otherwise would have been covered up, or if Hillary Clinton would have been elected president none of this would have been known,” he continued.

Nunes, the senior Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, told Fox News on Sunday that five of the criminal referrals he is making to Attorney General William Barr are related to lying and misleading Congress, and the leaking of classified information. The remaining three are related to alleged lies told to a court which approves foreign surveillance warrants.

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This isn’t the first criminal activity Nunes has alleged by others in recent months – he filed a $250 million lawsuit against Twitter and a number of accounts on the platform, including one parodying him titled @DevinCow, arguing that the social media site is biased against conservatives.

“I congratulate him on being a patriotic person and following through, even though now he’s in the minority to make sure that justice is done,” Grassley said.

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House Democrats have become “rabid” and have “no regard for the Constitution or the laws,” according to President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani delivered the blistering attack on “The Ingraham Angle” Wednesday, saying the push to disclose the full Mueller report and obtain President Trump’s tax returns for the last six years is baseless and illegal.

“Their disregard for the Constitution is mind-boggling and frightening,” Giuliani said, before adding that Attorney General William Barr would be in violation of rule 60 if he released the full report, which Giuliani said is a federal felony punishable by five years in prison.

Throughout the Mueller investigation, Giuliani opined, Democrats have leaked false information about possible criminal action by the president.

“They’re a bunch of sneaky unethical leakers, and they are rabid Democrats who hate the president of the United States,” he continued.

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His criticism was particularly directed towards House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff, who has repeatedly doubled down that he has seen evidence President Trump colluded with the Russians to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.

Schiff said on Wednesday publicly available information reveals that the president acted in a way that was “deeply unpatriotic, unethical and corrupt.”

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“I don’t know if there’s anything left of Adam Schiff’s reputation or anybody to believe him. But the reality is there’s no evidence of collusion because there was no collusion,” Giuliani said in response, before adding that Schiff is “so emotional in his hatred of President Trump” that he “cannot see the truth.”​​​​​​​

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Democrats and Republicans need to work together to reach bipartisan solutions on the issue of immigration, and there are concrete ways to do so, according to Rep. Ro Khanna.

As parties become more and more divided on what to do at the border, Rep. Khanna, D-Calif., spoke on “America’s Newsroom” on Thursday morning to discuss ways we can all find common ground.

The Democratic congressman believes the United States should be more involved violence reduction abroad, and the processing of refugees in their home countries before they ever arrive at the United States border.

“There’s no doubt that the number of people coming over has increased – that’s a fact,” Khanna said.

“Vanderbilt has done a study that one of the real reasons people are coming over is because of violence. I believe we need to have U.S. aid programs that are working to decrease the violence there so that people stay there,” he continued. “I think we need to be processing these people in country – in Guatemala, in El Salvador, in Honduras – before they come to the border.”

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders discussed this theory during an appearance on “America’s Newsroom” this week, saying Mexico has become more involved in processing individuals attempting to immigrate to the United States in their own country.

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In terms of President Trump’s declaration that the border crisis may warrant a complete shutdown between the United States and Mexico, Rep. Khanna believes that the president would be better off focusing on how to find bipartisan solutions at home.

“I think if the president focused on places where we could have common ground – better technology on the border, more immigration judges so we’re processing these cases, more support for these countries so they develop economically and stabilize so we won’t see that number of migrants coming here,” he said.

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“We have differences in opinion, but everyone recognizes that having 100,000 people in a month come in a month is not a good thing.”

He concluded: “There are places we can work collectively to solve this issue.”

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