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Karl Rove: Background check bill depends on Trump

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Former White House senior advisor Karl Rove appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” Friday where he said gun control legislation, particularly a background check bill depends heavily on President Trump.

“If the president backs a background check bill and he takes with him Senator McConnell, who would endeavor to make certain that that bill has enough support that it’s written in such a way that it can get 60 votes in the Senate, then it can happen,” Rove said.

Congress finds itself under public pressure to respond to this past weekend’s mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio.

Less than a week before those shootings another incident took place in Gilroy, Calif., where two adults and one child were killed during a garlic festival. This week the FBI announced they launched a domestic terrorism investigation into the shooting,

EL PASO, DAYTON COULD DEFINE AUGUST — A HISTORICALLY TURBULENT MONTH

Rove told Cavuto the president’s “cover” on the issue would allow Republicans to push past criticism from the National Rifle Association and pass legislation.

“If Senator McConnell thinks that he can shape it in such a way as to get 60 votes then that’s going to give… if you got a choice between the president of the United States Donald J. Trump saying to Republican voters ‘I’m in favor of this’ and the NRA saying ‘we’re not in favor of this,’ the president’s going to win that argument,” Rove told Cavuto.

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Rove also factored in the public’s support on the issue.

“Public polls support for universal background checks and granted that’s an amorphous title, that’s not a bill, that’s not the detail that’s a title. But if you look at the support for that concept it is up there in 90 percent and almost 90 percent among Republicans,” Rove said.

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MSNBC anchor defends Biden after latest gaffe, says Trump campaign ‘seized on a few words’

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NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell defended former Vice President Joe Biden over his latest gaffe, accusing the Trump campaign of “seizing on a few words.”

What the Biden campaign later described as a “slip-up,” Biden was speaking to the Asian & Latino Coalition PAC in Iowa and encouraging everyone to “challenge” students in low-income neighborhoods.

“What we should do is we should challenge these students in these schools. They have advanced placement programs in these schools,” Biden told the crowd.  “We have this notion that somehow if you’re poor, you cannot do it. Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.”

After a very brief pause, Biden quickly continued speaking, adding: “Wealthy kids, black kids, Asian kids.”

CONFUSION AT THE IOWA STATE FAIR? BIDEN SAYS ‘WE CHOOSE TRUTH OVER FACTS’

The gaffe went viral after it was shared by Trump campaign rapid response director Andrew Clark.

When reporting on the gaffe during a Thursday morning segment that aired on “Today,” Mitchell began by noting that Biden gave a “widely-praised speech” at the Iowa State Fair hours before his controversial remarks and how the Trump campaign is “seizing on a few words.”

“Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden has been unleashing scorching attacks against President Trump this week on race. The former vice president accusing the president of being a racist who emboldens white supremacists by aligning himself with their cause,” Mitchell said.

“But it’s Biden’s bungling of his own remarks that are making headlines this morning after a long day and night at the Iowa State Fair speaking to a group of predominately Asian and Hispanic voters.”

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The MSNBC anchor and NBC News foreign affairs correspondent went on to note how the Trump campaign was “quickly seizing on just the ‘white kids’ comment” and said Clark’s video “notably did not include the full remark.”

Fox News’ Edmund DeMarche contributed to this report

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Trump administration seeks to break up immigration judges’ union

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The Trump administration announced Friday that it is petitioning to decertify the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) — a move that, if successful, could give the administration more control over where judges are sent and how many cases they’re expected to handle.

A Department of Justice spokesperson said the department is submitting a petition to the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) to look at whether the NAIJ’s certification of representation should be revoked, as it claims the judges meet the statutory definition of “management officials.”

NUMBER OF MIGRANTS AT SOUTHERN BORDER DROPS BELOW 100K AMID INCREASED COOPERATION WITH MEXICO

A management official is defined as “any individual employed by an agency in a position the duties and responsibilities of which require or authorize the individual to formulate, determine, or influence the policies of the agency.” Such officials cannot be part of a bargaining unit like a union.

“The role and importance of immigration judges in meeting the Department’s mission and determining or influencing its immigration policies have greatly evolved over the past several years,” a DOJ spokesperson said. “In recognition of that evolution, including changes in the law, the Department of Justice believes appropriate action is necessary to update [the Executive Office for Immigration Review’s] workforce relations in conformity with the law and to continue to further the Department’s mission.”

The union is a voluntary association but is frequently vocal about the issues facing its members, often opposing some of the policies and demands placed on them. The U.S. is facing a significant backlog of cases as it has seen tens of thousands of migrants, many of them family units, crossing the border and claiming asylum in recent months.

NAIJ President Ashley Tabaddor said last month that the a judge can typically have as many as 5,000 cases on their docket, and criticized “surreal decisions” by the DOJ, including the demand that they complete more than 700 cases a year.

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“So even in the last few months and — so in the last fiscal year, we have now been facing quotas and deadlines on judges, something that you would never do to a judge because you would not place a judge’s financial interest into the mix of his or her decision when it comes to a case,” she said in an interview with National Public Radio.

Tabaddor told Fox News in an email Friday that while the NAIJ has not been formally notified, “it appears that the DOJ is repeating their previous unsuccessful effort before the FLRA to disband the union based on the same set of unfounded claims.”

The petition is being submitted to the regional office of the FLRA, where both sides will make their cases. According to a DOJ spokesman, an investigation will be conducted and the department will submit its arguments in support of its petition. The regional director could issue a decision, or could decide a hearing is necessary to reach a conclusion.

Should the administration be successful in decertifying the union, it would not give the administration a say over the decisions that judges make, but it would allow further supervision over work schedules, where judges are sent and the number of cases judges can complete every year.

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The administration has called for a number of measures to combat the migration crisis, including more immigration judges as well as fixes to “loopholes” that limit how long family units can be held in detention. In March, the DOJ said it was aiming to hire more than 100 new immigration judges and support staff, including hundreds of, “attorneys, judicial law clerks, legal assistants and administrative support staff, including interpreters.”

The goal would be to have 659 immigration judges in place by sometime in 2020, officials said in the budget request.

Fox News’ Jake Gibson and Gregg Re contributed to this report.

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Former Dem congressional candidate pleads guilty in death of husband: reports

A former Georgia Democratic congressional pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the 2018 death of her husband, according to reports.

Kellie Lynn Collins, 31, was facing charges in the shooting death of her 41-year-old husband, Curt Cain, whose body was found in his home in Aiken, S.C., last August. Investigators determined he’d been shot in the back and died from loss of blood.

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Collins and Cain had only been married for one week before his death. The Augusta Chronicle reported that Collins had been made the beneficiary of Cain’s insurance less than a month before he was killed.

The McDuffie County Sheriff’s Office in Georgia arrested Collins on Aug. 8, 2018, and extradited her to Aiken five days later, The Aiken Standard reported.

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Collins had run as a Democrat to represent Georgia’s 10th Congressional District but dropped out before the 2018 election. Cain was serving as the treasurer of her campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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Collins initially rejected the plea deal but accepted after speaking with her lawyers, The Chronicle reported. A charge of grand larceny was dropped as part of the deal, the report said.

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Ocasio-Cortez claims Trump is ‘radicalizing stadiums of people’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., said Friday that it was “scary” and “hurtful” how many people President Trump was able to “radicalize” in the United States.

Ocasio-Cortez made the remarks after being asked by ABC7NY about the president tweeting that she and other progressive congresswomen should go back to their home countries, and whether or not that was hurtful to her.

“What hurt was not the president and his actions and his words. It was the fact that he is radicalizing stadiums of people in the United States,” she said. “That is what is scary and hurtful.”

The New Yorker added that she knew “a lot of people” who feel like they lost a family member to Trump’s radicalization. “I have a fear that folks are giving into a blind loyalty and the allure of white supremacy,” she said.

AOC SAYS WHITE SUPREMACY’S ‘LIKE A VIRUS’ THAT LIES ‘DORMANT’ IN US

Ocasio-Cortez has been especially critical of the president and his administration’s treatment of immigrants. She previously claimed that at one of his rallies, Trump led the crowd on in a chant urging for him to send Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., back to her native country of Somalia.

“He absolutely did,” she said when asked about whether he led on the crowd. “He kind of presided over the situation, he relished it, he took it in.”

Trump eventually distanced himself from that chant but faced criticism for remaining silent immediately after it started. The president has denied leading on the crowd, claiming that he wasn’t “particularly happy with their chant.”

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Ocasio-Cortez’s comments were especially significant as she and others accused the president of promoting the type of white supremacy that fueled a mass shooting in Texas on Saturday. The shooter reportedly admitted he was targeting Mexicans and had expressed anti-immigrant sentiments in a manifesto posted before he killed more than 20 people at an El Paso Walmart.

In the days following the shooting, Democratic presidential candidates warned about the advent of white supremacist terrorism and tying the president to the El Paso shooter.

During a speech on Tuesday, Ocasio-Cortez tried reaching out to people she saw as radicalized, telling them that she and others would “love them back.”

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“There is a mother waiting for you, I know it.,” she said. “I know there’s a teacher waiting for you saying what happened to my kid? What happened to my friend? And we will always be here and hold space for you to come back. We will love you back.”

Trump responded to the shooting, in part, by denouncing white supremacy during a speech on Monday. “The shooter in El Paso posted a manifesto online consumed by racist hate.  In one voice, our nation must condemn racism, bigotry, and white supremacy,” he said.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry pay tribute to late Princess Diana on social media

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are honoring Princess Diana.

On Friday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shared an inspirational quote from Harry’s late mother on their joint Instagram account.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you,” read the quote, which was featured on a blue background with the royal couple’s monogram.

QUEEN ELIZABETH DOESN’T WANT MEGHAN MARKLE TO FEEL ISOLATED LIKE PRINCESS DIANA, CLAIMS ROYAL EXPERT

In the caption, Meghan, 38, and Harry, 34, added: “Words have the power to inspire, which is why we’re happy to share some of our favourite quotes.

“From members of the public to public figures, from teachers and students to young leaders, we begin with a quote from Diana, Princess of Wales.”

PRINCE HARRY SAYS HE AND MEGHAN MARKLE ONLY WANT TWO KIDS ‘MAXIMUM’

Although the post marks the first time Meghan and Harry have mentioned Diana by name on social media, the pair did include a special nod to her in a picture they shared of baby Archie on Mother’s Day, according to People magazine.

Diana’s favorite flower, forget-me-nots, were pictured in the background of the photograph.

In 2017, Harry called his late mother his “ideal role model.”

“I think she had a lot in common with everybody but also she certainly listened in a very, very short space of time,” Harry said at the time.

PRINCE WILLIAM SAYS LOSING HIS MOTHER PRINCESS DIANA AT A YOUNG AGE WAS ‘A PAIN LIKE NO OTHER PAIN’

“In society, we suffer from this illusion or this reality where some problems get so big that nobody wants to get involved. She was the one that changed that,” he continued. “I will always look up to her as being my ideal role model.”

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Miranda Lambert drops ‘Mess With My Head,’ reveals how spending time in New York City inspired her

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Miranda Lambert‘s newest single is here!

On Friday, the Grammy award-winning superstar dropped the uptempo track, “Mess With My Head,” revealing that the song “is a departure from anything” that she’s done before.

“It has a real rock edge,” Lambert, 35, explained of the tune in an Instagram post. “Part of that comes from my co-writers, @LukeDick and @Wruckestrike, and the other part of that comes from spending time in New York City.

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“Being there has put a new energy into my music and my writing,” she added.

Lambert has recently been spending a lot of time in the Big Apple as her husband, Brendan McLoughlin, is an NYPD officer.

The country music singer also shared the cover for her song, which features Lambert — in a gold and black bodysuit paired with fishnet stockings, a patterned blazer and heeled suede boots — lying on the floor as she gazes towards the camera.

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“Mess With My Head” comes on the heels of Lambert’s single, “It All Comes Out in the Wash,” which quickly soared to the No. 1 spot as the most added single on country radio for the week when she released it in July.

The accolade was a huge milestone for Lambert as she achieved the best opening week in her career since starting out in the industry in the early 2000s.

“It has been a crazy ride,” Lambert previously told Fox News about how it feels to accomplish the major feat in her life now.

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She continued: “Some days I feel like I’ve been doing it forever and some days I feel like I’m just getting started. But I love what I do and I’m so blessed to get to do music for a living.”

Lambert has revealed that “It All Comes Out in the Wash” is reflective of where she is in her life, especially as a newlywed, and she’s promised that the rest of her upcoming seventh album will have the same vibe.

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Another teaser fans can expect when her record drops?

“A duet!” Lambert told us. “One of my favorite songs on the record. And some little hidden messages.”

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Election panel complaint focuses on Castro release of Trump donor IDs

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First he drew the ire of Twitter and Republican lawmakers when he released the names and employers of Trump donors in Texas; now Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, has been hit with an official Federal Election Committee (FEC) complaint over the controversial action.

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On Friday, conservative lawyer Dan Backer filed an FEC complaint alleging that Castro’s actions violated the Federal Election Committee Act by encouraging harassment of the donors.

“By exposing Trump donors — and one of his own as well — to bullying and intimidation, Castro broke the law, and it’s high time we hold him accountable for his despicable, cowardly actions,” Backer said.

Also included in the alleged violation is a precedent set by a 1989 court case that grants regular citizens “practical obscurity,” even though their donations are a matter of public record.

It’s alleged that by exposing their employers, though not their addresses or contact information, Castro put the donors at risk for harassment and violence by the “radical left.”

Castro, the brother of 2020 Democratic nominee for president Julián Castro, has been a member of Congress since 2013. After he posted the names and employers of 44 Trump donors, which coincidentally included one of his own, he drew widespread condemnation from Republicans.

“No one was targeted or harassed in my post. You know that. All that info is routinely published,” Castro said on Twitter in response to Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s criticism. Castro then pivoted to condemn the president’s rhetoric, which was mirrored in the manifesto of a white nationalist mass shooter in El Paso. He killed 22 in a rampage at a Walmart last week.

Castro released the donors’ information in the wake of two mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. He reasoned on Twitter that “Trump spends donor money on thousands of ads about Hispanics ‘invading’ America.”

His congressional office did not reply to requests for comment by the time this article was published.

Backer, who runs the conservative free speech nonprofit the Coolidge-Reagan Foundation, said political donations have been upheld consistently by courts as one of the most protected forms of speech.

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“He did this to shame thee people and cause them some form of harm for participating in the political system,” Backer said.

In recent months, he filed an FEC complaint against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., for alleged campaign finance violations committed by her and her former chief of staff, Saikat Chakrabarti. The case has yet to be resolved.

In an interview with Fox News, Backer made no bones about the publicity and outcome he hopes will come from the complaint. He said his foundation will be using the Castro complaint to education and raise awareness on free speech issues, and he hopes the FEC “throws the book” at the Texas congressman.

“It is an incredibly dangerous precedent, I am shocked by this,” Backer said. “… There is a reason this is frowned upon, because it violates our social norms and good sense.”

In addition to the action by Backer, seven House Republicans led by Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., sent a letter Friday to the House Ethics Committee asking the panel to look into Castro’s conduct.

The Republicans wrote to Chairman Ted Deutch, D-Fla., and Ranking Member Kenny Marchant, R-Texas, saying that Castro “sought to encourage harassment against those citizens simply on the basis of their political beliefs.”

“Whether he intended to provoke physical violence or merely verbal harassment, his intent was to chill the free speech and free association rights of Americans,” the letter said. “This behavior cannot be tolerated by a member of this institution.”

Fox News’ Adam Shaw contributed to this report.

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Bristol Palin opens up about growing up in the public eye in Fox Nation’s latest episode of ‘MOMS’

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Bristol Palin, daughter of former Governor Sarah Palin, said she feels fortunate to have grown up in the public eye, despite the constant struggles that came along with the lifestyle.

In Fox Nation’s exciting new episode of “MOMS,” host Rachel Campos Duffy sat down with a group of high profile moms to share their views on hot topics affecting motherhood, and gain insight into their childhood.

“I think that life in the public eye is a weird thing obviously but I think it’s been a great thing.  It’s provided me a ton of opportunities and forced me to grow up and I’m definitely sure of the person I am now because of it,” Palin said.

Melissa Rivers, Kristy Swanson, and Cathy Areu, joined Palin as they discussed it all – from politics to their families and everything in between.

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Rivers explained that she was relieved to see Palin standing strong, after an encounter eight years prior had her worried for the former governor’s daughters.

“At the time that we met, both you and your sister seemed very shell shocked,” said Rivers.

Bristol said that it took hard work to get to where she is now, and that she was “shut down” and “not confident” when she was first thrust into the spotlight.

“It hardens you,” she said – referring to a viral insult direct towards her years back by comedian Kathy Griffin. 

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“It’s a good thing because now it’s like ‘what else do you got,’ I’m not scared of anything at this point. I’m a completely different person.”

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US Border Patrol boat shot at from Mexican riverbank

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The U.S. Border Patrol confirmed with Fox News Friday that a vessel stationed on the Rio Grande was shot at multiple times by gunfire coming from the Mexican riverbank.

Agents assigned to the RGV Marine Unit in the Rio Grande Valley sector said that at around 2:25 a.m, they saw four people on the Fronton Main Landing near Fronton, Texas, who shot more than 50 rounds at them using automatic weapons.

No agents were injured, but Customs and Border Protection sources told Fox News the “vessel was hit several times.”

CBP says the investigation is ongoing and the Mexican nationals thought be responsible have not yet been identified.

The Rio Grande, which flows from the southwest of the United States into parts of northern Mexico, forms part of the U.S.-Mexico border.  Violent gangs have roamed the region across the river from Texas.

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The RGV Sector has been a hotbed for illegal-immigrant apprehensions with 36,872 migrants apprehended in July, according to CBP.  U.S. authorities have also forced thousands of asylum seekers to wait in Mexico, citing capacity issues.

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