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Serena Williams set to begin 2020 season in Auckland

Serena Williams is set to begin her 2020 season at the WTA’s ASB Classic in Auckland in January.

Organizers of the ASB Classic announced the entry of the 23-time major winner on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old Williams has played the hard court tournament once before, losing in the second round in 2017.

On that occasion Williams’ experience of the Auckland tournament was not a happy one. She complained about the wind and cold weather, saying “it’s my least favorite conditions I’ve ever played in.”

Williams announced her engagement to fiancee Alexis Ohanian during her stay in Auckland and told reporters on Tuesday her memories of the city are “amazing.”

“Oh man, I want to win that title so bad,” Williams was quoted as saying. “Last time I was there I had so much going on and although I fought through to win my first match, I know I didn’t play to my level.

“I have such amazing memories that are really special to me from Auckland. I would really like to add some on court memories to that list.”

Williams’ preparations for the upcoming U.S. Open have been hampered by injury. She withdrew from Cincinnati last week, citing the same back injury that forced her to retire from the Rogers Cup final in Toronto.

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Red Sox shut down Sale for rest of season

Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale is receiving treatment for inflammation in his elbow that will shut him down for the rest of the regular season, another blow to the defending World Series champions whose postseason hopes appear all but dashed.

Orthopedist Dr. James Andrews gave Sale an injection of platelet-rich plasma on Monday and said he will be re-evaluated in six weeks.

Looking beyond this frustrating season, the treatment could be good news for the club, which feared Sale might need Tommy John surgery. That would likely have cost him the 2020 season.

Boston was off Monday and was 6½ games out of a wild card spot.

The 30-year-old Sale was coming off two solid starts in which he combined for 25 strikeouts — including the 2,000th of his career — and allowed only three runs in 14 2/3 innings.

Sale, a seven-time All-Star in his 10th season, was the fastest to reach 2,000 Ks in major league history.

Last season, Sale dealt with shoulder soreness after the All-Star break, limiting him to 29 innings.

He was also limited in the postseason, but closed out the World Series by striking out then-Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Manny Machado to clinch Boston’s fourth title in 15 seasons.

Sale signed a six-year, $160 million contract in March that includes $50 million in deferred money.

Sale never shied away from responsibility for his struggles this year. His velocity was down in April, and he took the loss in five of his first six starts.

“I’m struggling and I don’t know if I’ve really pitched like this in my life,” Sale said after a loss to Toronto on April 9. “It’s a tough spot to be in. But I’ve got guys up here fighting and I’ve got to keep fighting. There’s no giving up. If something’s not working, you got to go to something else.”

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Woods wants US Presidents Cup team playing before Australia

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Tiger Woods wants the eight players who made his Presidents Cup team and four more under consideration as captain’s picks to play tournaments and stay sharp over the next three months leading to the December matches Down Under.

Left unclear was whether that applies to the captain if Woods decides to pick himself.

Woods said he told prospective Presidents Cup players at a meeting two weeks ago how important it was to be committed to the team and to the event.

“And that means playing and being prepared,” he said during a conference call Monday evening. “The only time we have ever lost the Cup was in Australia, and quite frankly, some of the guys didn’t play or practice that much. It was our offseason, and we got beat pretty badly.”

The matches were held the first week of December in 1998 at Royal Melbourne, and the International team routed the Americans so badly it clinched the cup before lunch was served. It remains the only time the International team won since the Presidents Cup began in 1994. The teams tied in South Africa in 2003.

“It’s something I try to reinforce to the guys, that it is important to be solid, be fresh and be sharp,” Woods said. “We’re going overseas and we’re playing against an amazing team, and it’s their soil. These guys are going to be tough to beat.”

The Americans won in a return to Royal Melbourne in 2011 when it was held in mid-November. This time, the matches end 10 days before Christmas.

Woods and Phil Mickelson were part of that first U.S. team that went to Melbourne, and only one of them was assured of returning 21 years later. Woods is a captain for the first time and eventually will decide whether to be the first playing captain of the Presidents Cup since Hale Irwin in 1994.

The Masters champion was not among the eight qualifiers after the BMW Championship, finishing 13th in the standings. And while he wants his players and potential picks to stay sharp, Woods has only one tournament on his schedule — the Zozo Championship in Japan from Oct. 24-27.

So does that rule him out when he makes his four picks a week after Japan?

“I don’t know. That’s up to myself and the vice captains and eight guys,” he said. “I’m going to keep an open line of communication with my players and my vice captains to find the four guys that they want to go down there with and who best fits the team.”

The eight qualifiers are Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Cantlay, Xander Schauffele, Webb Simpson, Matt Kuchar and Bryson DeChambeau. All but Cantlay and Schauffele have played in a Presidents Cup or Ryder Cup. Cantlay played in the Walker Cup in 2011.

Among those needing a pick are U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland, Tony Finau, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Chez Reavie and Kevin Kisner — along with Woods and Mickelson, who has played on every U.S. team dating to the 1994 Presidents Cup.

All but Finau have won tournaments this year.

When asked if Mickelson would be a vice captain if he doesn’t warrant a captain’s pick, Woods instead spoke of the experience of the three assistances he has — Fred Couples and Steve Stricker, who both were winning Presidents Cup captains, and Zach Johnson, who is part of the Ryder Cup committee.

Mickelson plans to play the Safeway Open in Napa at the end of September (which his management company runs) and the CJ Cup in South Korea, and said he might add a tournament depending on how he plays.

Woods has made it clear that the four picks will be a consensus of his assistants and eight qualifiers, though “ultimately it’s going to be my call.” He has played only six tournaments since winning the Masters. He missed the cut in three of them (two were majors) and finished a combined 39 shots out of the lead in the other three.

So how does he measure whether he’s worthy of a pick?

“It’s practicing, it’s playing, it’s staying sharp,” Woods said. “Obviously, I’m playing in Japan, and so that’s going to help. I think it has to do with a lot of my competitions I’m going to have down here (in Florida). I’ll be playing with a lot of the guys here. They’re going to be getting ready for some of the fall events. We’ll have some matches, and that’s always fun because we’re able to talk trash and have a great time.

“That will be something that I will definitely rely on, and obviously the event in Japan will be a big deal.”

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s ‘detrimental’ behavior ‘might bother’ Prince William, claims royal expert

One royal expert suggests Prince William is worried that Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have “snubbed protocol” in a way that has negatively impacted the British royal family.

“I would think it might bother William a little bit, because he might see the way that Harry and Meghan do things as being detrimental to the business of the monarchy as a whole,” Ingrid Seward revealed in the British documentary titled “William & Harry: Princes At War?” as reported by UK’s Daily Mail on Monday.

The editor in chief of Majesty magazine has been covering the royal family since the ‘80s and has written over 20 books on the subject.

KATE MIDDLETON, PRINCE WILLIAM ‘HARDLY KNEW’ MEGHAN MARKLE AHEAD OF PRINCE HARRY WEDDING, SAYS ROYAL EXPERT

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex ride by carriage down the Mall during Trooping The Colour, the Queen’s annual birthday parade, on June 8, 2019 in London. (Getty)

According to the outlet, Markle, 37, and Harry, 34, have faced backlash over the summer due to their privacy demands, including holding a top-secret christening for their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, as well as refusing to tell the public who his godparents are.

The former American actress, who gave birth to her firstborn in May of this year, has been heavily scrutinized for attending the Wimbledon tennis tournament, where her security apparently banned fans from snapping photos. In addition, critics have pointed out the Duchess of Sussex seems to “consider herself more of an A-lister than a member of the royal family” after she selected a handful of celebrity friends for the cover of Vogue U.K.’s September issue, which she guest-edited.

Speaking out on the couple reportedly “snubbing protocol,” the 71-year-old noted, “It wasn’t done in a very royal way, or the way we’d come to expect. But then Harry’s excuse was, ‘Well, I’m a private person.’ But you cannot be royal and be sixth in line to the throne and be a private person.”

PRINCES WILLIAM AND HARRY WILL STAY IN SEPARATE HOUSES WHILE VISITING QUEEN ELIZABETH: REPORT

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Britain’s Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, stand next to trophies during the first day of the annual Royal Ascot horse race in Ascot, England, on June 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

In the same documentary, Seward claimed that an alleged feud between William, 37, and Harry was spawned when the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate Middleton were shocked at the speed with which Harry moved in his relationship with the former “Suits” star.

Markle and Harry reportedly met on a blind date in July 2016 and announced their engagement in November 2017. They tied the knot on May 2018 and welcomed a son in May 2019.

“It was all so quick that William and Kate didn’t have a moment to get to know Meghan because Harry hardly knew Meghan,” Seward alleged in the documentary, via The Sun.

“And of course William and Kate would have quite naturally thought, ‘Oh, she’s been married before, she’s older than Harry, I hope she’s going to make him happy.’ Anyone would think that.”

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Prince Harry and older brother Prince William, who is second in line to the British throne, have reportedly been feuding since Harry met Meghan Markle. (Getty)

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Markle was previously married to television and film producer Trevor Engelson from 2011 to 2013. They were together as a couple for a total of eight years.

Emily Andrews, a royal reporter for The Sun, alleged that Harry lashed out at William over him allegedly not being supportive of Markle early in the relationship.

“I was told by a number of sources that he went ballistic,” Andrews said. “He said, ‘You’re trying to wreck this relationship before it’s even started.'”

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Christmas Day Church service at Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham estate on Dec. 25, 2018, in King’s Lynn, England. (Getty)

Royal expert Katie Nicholl concurred, “That was the moment I was told by sources close to the brothers that the dynamics changed. There was a shift and it was largely down to Harry resenting his brother. Harry supported William from the outset of his relationship with Kate, and he felt let down that he wasn’t getting his brother’s full 100 percent support with his relationship with Meghan.”

MEGHAN MARKLE SECRETLY FLEW TO IBIZA WITH PRINCE HARRY, ARCHIE FOR BIRTHDAY FESTIVITIES: REPORT

William and Middleton dated for nearly seven years before getting engaged and tying the knot.

Middleton reportedly accompanied Markle to Wimbledon in 2018 as a “peace offering” and even brought flowers to the Sussexes home the following day. The duchesses have reportedly since bonded over motherhood.

While reports have suggested that the brothers have gotten along better since the birth of Harry and Markle’s son Archie, rumors flew that tensions may still exist when it was reported that the Cambridges and Sussexes would stay in separate houses during the royal family’s annual outing to Queen Elizabeth II’s Balmoral Estate.

However, some insiders say it was simply a measure taken to save space and keep everyone comfortable in what can often be a crowded vacation home.

MEGHAN MARKLE ‘STEPPED INTO A SNAKE PIT’

Nick Bullen previously told Fox News that the alleged feud between the brothers has been blown out of proportion by the press. The executive producer has been making programs about the British royal family for nearly 20 years and has worked closely with Harry and William’s father, Prince Charles, for eight.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch a flypast to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force from the balcony of Buckingham Palace on July 10, 2018, in London. The 100th birthday of the RAF, which was founded on April 1, 1918, was marked with a centenary parade with the presentation of a new Queen’s Colour and flypast of 100 aircraft over Buckingham Palace. (Getty)

“In families, people fall out with each other all the time,” said Bullen. “The royal family is no different. I think everybody hopes [Archie] will be a chance for reconciliation for both sides of the family.”

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“I believe that will resort itself,” he continued. “The move from Kensington Palace to Windsor puts a little distance between the two households. And that will begin to repair the story. And from what I’m being told, [the duchesses] actually get on OK. It isn’t about a battle between duchesses. It is much more about the boys. I think hopefully these two mothers will be able to bond more over their children. And I think babies are often a great way to bring families close together.”

Fox News’ Jessica Sager contributed to this report.

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Tlaib, Omar attempted trip to Israel called a ‘political stunt’; Trump tightens immigrant work permit rules

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Reps. Tlaib, Omar blast Israel for denying them entry, call on Congress to get involved — but is the controversy a ‘political stunt’?
Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota condemned Israel’s recent decision to impose restrictions on visiting the country, with the two members of the so-called “Squad” calling on Congress to get involved.

However, one Fox News contributor, Andrew McCarthy, believes their attempts to travel to Israel last week were nothing but a farce. “It was a political stunt from the beginning,” he said on “America’s Newsroom.  “I was glad to see that they called her on it because once she said, ‘Oh, never mind. I don’t want to come in the first place,’ I think it put the lie to the whole escapade.”

“Israel has a law on the books that makes promotion if you have an alien – that is, a non-Israeli – who is promoting this BDS movement, which is ‘Boycott, Divestiture, and Sanctions.’  They rightly consider that an attempt to dismantle and ultimately destroy the Jewish state,” McCarthy added. Click on the video above to watch the entire interview.

The two Muslim lawmakers held their news conference with Palestinian-American and Jewish-American residents of Minnesota who said they also have been affected adversely by travel restrictions to Israel and the Palestinian territories. Their statements came after White House fired back at Democrats amid reports that they may be considering legislative action against Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador to Washington, and David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, in retaliation.

Epstein signed will two days before suicide: report
Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein’s will was filed in the U.S. Virgin Islands and it showed that he signed it on Aug. 8 — two days before investigators said he hanged himself in his New York City jail cell. The accused sex trafficker and convicted pedophile was worth $577,672,654, or about $18 million more than he previously stated in court papers when he had tried to land bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, the New York Post reported Monday, citing new court documents. The 66-year-old put all of his holdings in a trust, referred to as “The 1953 Trust” in court papers, named after the year he was born, the document revealed. There were no details on the trust’s beneficiaries. The court papers noted Epstein’s only potential heir was his brother, Mark Epstein.

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States to move forward with antitrust probe of Big tech companies: report
A group of states is preparing to move forward with a joint antitrust investigation of big technology companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. The probe involving various state attorneys general is expected to be launched as soon as next month and may focus on whether a handful of technology platforms use their marketplace dominance to stifle competition. Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple are four companies that are likely to be a focus of the investigation.

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Trump administration tightens rules for immigrant work permits
The Trump administration issued new policy guidance on Monday tightening the rules for awarding discretionary work permits to immigrants who have been temporarily allowed into the United States for “urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit” under the Immigration and Nationality Act. Section 212(d)(5)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act affords the Department of Homeland Security the discretion to decide when to afford aliens entry under “extraordinary” circumstances, such as to visit a dying relative or obtain life-saving medical treatment. The one-time entry is a privilege, not a right — and the administration’s guidance made clear that officials were wary it was being abused.

After mock Trump assassination at liberal fundraiser, Scalise asks when the left will denounce its violence
House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked what it would take for liberals to denounce violence against conservatives after a Democratic state senator from Illinois came under fire last weekend over pictures showing his supporters at a fundraising event taking part in a mock assassination of President Trump. Photos posted by a witness showed supporters of Sen. Martin Sandoval, who represents Illinois’ 11th District — including parts of Chicago — acting out in front of guests, according to WCIA.com.

Sen. Sandoval apologized and called the actions “unacceptable.” But Scalise, who was gravely wounded in 2017 by a gunman who targeted Republican House members as they practiced for the Congressional Baseball Game, said that wasn’t enough. Condemnation must come from Democratic leadership, he told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle.” Click on the video above to watch the interview.

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China could win military conflict in Indo-Pacific region even ‘before America can respond’, think tank warns

A new study by a think tank warns the U.S. has lost its military supremacy in the Indo-Pacific region, with China being able to launch and win a military conflict even before American forces are able to respond.

The University of Sydney’s United States Study Center released a study on Friday detailing the profound changes it claims is happening in the region, paving way for China to exert more influence.

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The report, titled “Averting Crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific,” claims that “America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favorable balance of power is increasingly uncertain.”

“America no longer enjoys military primacy in the Indo-Pacific and its capacity to uphold a favorable balance of power is increasingly uncertain.”

— The University of Sydney’s United States Study Center

The researchers found that although the U.S. military is still perceived as a force to be reckoned with globally, the “combined effect of ongoing wars in the Middle East, budget austerity, underinvestment in advanced military capabilities and the scale of America’s liberal order-building agenda has left the U.S. armed forces ill-prepared for great power competition in the Indo-Pacific.”

More alarmingly, the report warns that China would be able to use the U.S. military’s lack of reach in the region to launch a military attack against America’s regional allies and achieve victory even before the U.S. responds, Newsweek reported.

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“Having studied the American way of war — premised on power projection and all-domain military dominance — China has deployed a formidable array of precision missiles and other counter-intervention systems to undercut America’s military primacy,” the report said.

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“By making it difficult for US forces to operate within range of these weapons, Beijing could quickly use limited force to achieve a fait accompli victory — particularly around Taiwan, the Japanese archipelago or maritime Southeast Asia — before America can respond, sowing doubt about Washington’s security guarantees in the process.”

“By making it difficult for US forces to operate within range of these weapons, Beijing could quickly use limited force to achieve a fait accompli victory … before America can respond, sowing doubt about Washington’s security guarantees in the process.”

— The University of Sydney’s United States Study Center

The report comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing. While the two countries have repeatedly clashed over trade, with President Trump criticizing the Chinese government over policies that he claims hurt the American economy, the U.S. military cautioned China earlier this year over the islands claimed by China in the disputed South China Sea.

Two U.S. warships sailed near islands claimed by China back in May, while two American nuclear-capable B-52H flew over the South China Sea at least twice in March.

US WARSHIPS SAIL NEAR DISPUTED ISLANDS CLAIMED BY CHINA, AS TENSIONS ESCALATE: REPORT

The South China Sea has been the site of ongoing tension, primarily between the U.S. and China, which claims nearly all of the strategic waters despite competing claims from other Southeast Asian nations.

But as the U.S. and China engage in more symbolic military moves, the Friday’s study claims the Chinese military could launch a “limited war” to retake Taiwan or fully take control of the disputed islands using not only conventional capabilities but cyber and political weapons as well.

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“In all these scenarios, Beijing’s aim would be to strike first to secure longstanding political goals or strategically valuable objectives before the United States can do anything to stop it,” the report said.

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Border Patrol nabs nearly 200 Central American migrants near New Mexico port of entry

U.S. Border Patrol on Monday said agents apprehended a large group of nearly 200 illegal immigrants near a base at a New Mexico port of entry over the weekend.

The agency said 194 illegal immigrants were apprehended after 3 a.m. Sunday. They were trying to cross the border near Camp Bounds Forward Operating Base, located near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico, a statement read. The group consisted mostly of families and unaccompanied minors from Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.

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Migrants, mostly from Central America, were apprehended Sunday trying to cross the border illegally near the Antelope Wells Port of Entry in New Mexico. (U.S. Customs and Border Patrol)

A 7-year-old travelling with a parent was airlifted to a hospital after tests showed he had a high fever. The child was diagnosed with the flu and later returned to Border Patrol custody. Initial medical screenings showed other migrants had lice and scabies.

“Large groups like these exacerbate the current immigration process further impacting our workforce, facilities, and resources,” Interim Chief Patrol Agent Gloria Chavez said in a press release. “I commend the incredible work of our Border Patrol Agents who continue to push forward through this border crisis.”

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Though the number of apprehensions has been down in recent months, border patrol operations are challenged by a high numbers of illegal immigrants entering the United States when compared to last year’s figures. 172,000 migrants had been apprehended in the El Paso Sector this fiscal year, a large increase from more than 31,000 migrants apprehended during the entire fiscal year 2018.

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Cal Thomas: Mr. Trump, there are warning signs on the horizon about a second term. Do you see them?

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During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told Donald Trump, “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”

Never mind.

The question for next year’s election is whether the insulter-in-chief can use the same tactic to win a second term. It depends on two other questions: who the Democrats end up nominating and whether voters see that person as too far left (as the leading candidates unarguably are) and two, whether enough voters who held their noses and voted for Trump last time will be sufficiently turned off that they will stay home.

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Yes, early polls are usually meaningless, but there are warning signs that should be heeded.

A new Fox News poll suggests potential problems for the president on the second question. The president’s favorite network (until recently when he began criticizing the goose laying golden eggs for him) shows his disapproval rating has soared to 56 percent, one point lower than his record high in October 2017. His disapproval numbers ticked up sharply last month, rising 5 percent.

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More troubling is the drop in approval of the president’s job performance from 46 percent last month, to 43 percent now. His record-low approval rating was 38 percent, also in October 2017.

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Other statistics from the Fox poll that should concern the White House: a record number of men (53 percent) disapprove of the president. These include 46 percent of white men and 64 percent of crucial independent voters. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent.

None of this seems to bother the president, who engaged in more insults in a speech last week in Manchester, New Hampshire, a state he lost to Hillary Clinton by just .37 percent in 2016.

In that speech, Trump took a “vote for me, even if you hate me, because the Democrats will ruin the economy” approach. While that may be true, there are intangibles that also influence voters, including how America positions itself before the world. There is no question that President Trump is pushing back against liberalism, socialism and the notion that Democrats must always set the agenda and Republicans are left to respond to it. That is what has solidified uncritical support among his base.

But — and this is a very big but — there is also the issue of deportment, something taught at home and in school when I was a child. Manners, character, honesty, consistency and how others see you were also traits thought important to instill in young men and women.

Is the economy all that matters? Have we become that cynical? Perhaps some of his uncritical evangelical supporters might point to a verse which says, “The love of money is the root of all evil.” (1 Timothy 6:10), or “Whoever loves money never has enough.” (Ecclesiastes 5:10).

We are, or ought to be, more than what we possess. We are not in a civil war, despite what one might see, read or hear.

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When we were in a Civil War, our 16th president said something our 45th president might wish to consider: “We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature.”

The president might win a second term, insulting along the way, but will it have been worth it if he continues to appeal to the worst devils that are also in our nature?

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President Trump decision to end DACA was lawful, Justice Department says

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The Justice Department submitted a legal brief to the Supreme Court Monday that stated President Trump acted lawfully when he decided to end the Obama-era immigration program known as DACA in September of 2017, according to a new report.

The Department of Homeland Security, “correctly, and at a minimum reasonably, concluded that DACA is unlawful,” Justice Department lawyers wrote in a brief submitted to the Supreme Court late Monday.

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The Supreme Court will begin to hear arguments in November. A ruling is expected in the presidential election year, putting the high court at the center of one of the most politically charged issues of debates. A decision in favor of Trump would allow for the president to deport more than one million young adults residing in the U.S. under DACA protection, the New York Times reported.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was created under an executive order in 2012. The program gives some illegal immigrants — known as “Dreamers” — who were brought to the United States as children– the opportunity to receive a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation and become eligible for a work permit.

In 2017, the Trump administration announced its plan to phase out the program, but federal courts have ruled that the phase-out could not apply retroactively and that the program should be restarted.

The White House fought back on those decisions, saying the president has broad authority over immigration enforcement policy. Federal appeals courts around the country have rejected efforts by the federal government to move ahead with phasing out the Obama-era program.

DACA proponents have also argued that Trump’s planned termination of the program violates federal law requiring adequate notice-and-comment periods before certain federal rules are changed, as well as other constitutional equal protection and due process guarantees.

A decision from the Supreme Court to end DACA could galvanize young Americans to ensure Trump does not see another four years in the White House, the Times report stated. On the other hand, if the Court chooses to continue the Obama-era program, conservatives could argue Trump needs another four years to fulfill his campaign promises on immigration.

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Fox News’ Shannon Bream and Bill Mears contributed to this report.

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This Day in History: Aug. 20

On this day, Aug. 20 …

2000: Tiger Woods wins the PGA Championship, becoming the first player since 1953 to win three majors in one year.

Also on this day:

  • 1960: The Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact nations invade Czechoslovakia. 
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An artist’s depiction of the Voyager 2 probe traveling through our solar system. (NASA)

  • 1977: The space probe Voyager 2 is launched; it continues to explore to this day, and is now more than 11 billion miles from Earth. 
  • 1998: The U.S. launches cruise missiles at suspected Al Qaeda bases in Afghanistan and Sudan.
  • 2009: Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing of Pan Am Flight 103, arrives back in Libya after being released by the Scottish government.
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