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Today on Fox News, July 17, 2019

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On Fox News: 

Fox & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.; Eric Trump, son of President Trump and Executive Vice President of Development and Acquisitions of the Trump Organization.

On Fox Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m, ET: Guests include: Fred Fleitz, former chief of staff and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council under President Trump; Wilbur Ross, U.S. Secretary of Commerce; U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.; Bob Nardelli, former Home Depot CEO.

Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla.

On Fox News Radio:

The Fox News Rundown podcast: “Biden: “If You Like Your Health Care Plan … You Can Keep It” – Former Vice President Joe Biden has unveiled his health care plan and like former President Obama, he promised people could keep their health care plan. Tom Bevan, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, weighs in. For months, millions have taken to the streets in Hong Kong to protest an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to mainland China for trial. Jimmy Lai, a Hong Kong entrepreneur and democracy advocate, met with Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about the ongoing demonstrations. He joins the podcast to discuss . Plus, commentary by former California Congresswoman Jane Harmon.

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Matthew Continetti, co-founder and editor in chief of the Washington Free Beacon, on the House floor fight over Nancy Pelosi’s language in seeking a resolution against Trump; Tom Dupree, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush, on former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s upcoming testimony; Martha MacCallum, host of “The Story with Martha MacCallum”; Tim Samuels on his new book, ““Future Man: How to Evolve and Thrive in the Age of Trump, Mansplaining, and #MeToo”

The Todd Starnes Show, Noon ET: Todd speaks with candidate for Senate and former Auburn coach Tommy Tuberville about the direction of Republican Party and U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., about the reaction to a Mexican flag being raised at an ICE facility.

The Guy Benson Show, 6 p.m. ET: Guests include: U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wis.; U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo.; Mercedes Schlapp, Trump campaign spokeswoman; Charles Hurt,Washington Times opinion editor, on his new book “Still Winning: Why America Went All In on Donald Trump and Why We Must Do It Again.”

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House orders Pentagon to reveal whether it turned ticks into biological weapons

House lawmakers passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) last week that ordered the Pentagon to reveal whether the U.S. military made ticks into biological weapons.

The amendment, proposed by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., requires the Pentagon to examine “whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects regarding its use as a biological weapon between the years of 1950 and 1975.”

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House lawmakers passed a bill last week that ordered to Pentagon to review whether it turned ticks into biological weapons.  (hub.jhu.edu)

Smith said on the House floor Friday that his amendment tasks the DOD’s inspector general “to ask the hard questions and report back.”

“If true, what were the parameters of the program? Who ordered it?” Smith said during a debate for the amendment. “Was there any accidental release anywhere or at any time of any of the diseased ticks?”

He said he was inspired to add the amendment after reading material that suggested: “significant research had been done at U.S. government facilities including Fort Detrick, Maryland and Plum Island, New York to turn ticks and other insects into bioweapons.”

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Smith, a long-time advocate for raising awareness about Lyme disease, is also the co-chair of the House Lyme Disease Caucus. Earlier this year, he introduced a bill that would authorize $180 million in funding for Lyme disease research, prevention and treatment programs.

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The House will meet with the Senate soon to reconcile two versions of defense spending bills.

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This Day in History: July 17

On this day, July 17 …

1996: TWA Flight 800, a Europe-bound Boeing 747, explodes and crashes off Long Island, N.Y., shortly after departing John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 230 people on board.

Also on this day:

1945: Following Nazi Germany’s surrender, President Harry S. Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill begin meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II.

1954: The two-day inaugural Newport Jazz Festival, billed as “The First American Jazz Festival,” opens in Rhode Island.

1955: Disneyland had its opening day in Anaheim, Calif.

1975: An Apollo spaceship docks with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit in the first superpower link-up of its kind.

1997: Woolworth Corp. announces it is closing its 400 remaining five-and-dime stores across the country, ending 117 years in business.

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FILE – This undated file photo provided by CBS shows Walter Cronkite. A private funeral for Cronkite, who died Friday, July 17, 2009, will held Thursday afternoon, July 23 at St. Bartholomew’s Church in midtown Manhattan, where the CBS newsman’s family worshipped for decades. (AP Photo/CBS, file) NO SALES

2009: Former CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite dies in New York at 92.

2014: All 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are killed when the Boeing 777 is shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.

2014: Eric Garner, an unarmed black man accused of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, dies shortly after being wrestled to the ground by New York City police officers: a video of the takedown shows Garner repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.” (Garner’s family would receive $5.9 million from the city in 2015 to settle a wrongful death claim.)

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Marc Thiessen: Dems are party of illegal immigration – Say Trump isn’t above law, but illegal immigrants are

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We have heard a lot about the importance of the rule of law from Democrats lately. During Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation of President Trump, Democrats in Congress delivered a clear and unified message.

“No one is above the law, especially the president of the United States,” declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

Donald Trump is the most corrupt president in our lifetime. … No one is above the law. Not even the president,” said Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.

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“Everyone should be held accountable. And the president is not above the law,” said Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.

Republicans “are basically saying that in America one man is above the law and that’s not a fact,” said Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin, D-Ill.

“No one is above the law [and] everybody ought to be held accountable,” said South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

No one, that is, except illegal immigrants.

Fast-forward to this past weekend, when the Trump administration announced that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers would soon begin enforcement actions to remove illegal immigrants who have been issued final deportation orders by a federal judge. Those same Democrats and the rest of their party delivered a clear and unified message.

Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration.

“It’s so appalling, it’s outside the circle of civilized human behavior,” said Pelosi.

“The Trump administration’s cruelty runs bone-deep. A Warren administration will not rip families apart to try and score political points,” said Warren.

“The aim is to scare immigrant communities. … And so, he’s going to … do these raids which is a crime against humanity,” said Harris.

“We are on your side, we stand with you together,” Durbin told activists protesting ICE enforcement.

“It’s really designed to strike fear into people at a moment when fear is something we’ve got way too much of in this country,” said Buttigieg.

So, Democrats were for rule of law when it came to the Mueller probe, which did not find that the president broke the law. But they are against rule of law when it comes illegal immigrants who have been found by a federal judge to be in violation of U.S. immigration law.

Illegal immigrants subject to ICE enforcement have been given their constitutional right to due process, with the right to a hearing in a federal immigration court and the right to be represented by counsel. If they show up at their hearing and are not granted relief by an immigration judge, they have the right to appeal. If they lose that appeal, they are issued a final order of removal.

Once a final order of removal is issued, the immigrants must either voluntarily depart the U.S. or turn themselves in to an ICE facility for deportation. If they fail to depart or turn themselves in, then their case is referred to the ICE fugitive unit, which is tasked with finding them.

It is a long process to get to the point where ICE is knocking on someone’s door to enforce a final order of removal. Those now subject to a final deportation order either failed to show up to immigration court; showed up and lost their case; waived their right to appeal; lost their appeal; did not show up for their appeal hearing; were granted voluntary departure but did not leave; or failed to turn themselves in to ICE for court-ordered removal.

In each case, a federal judge has ruled that they do not have the right to be in the United States and must leave. But Democratic leaders are now saying they should be allowed to stay, in contravention of our immigration laws.

Then again, Democrats didn’t think this way when they held the White House. President Barack Obama deported far more illegal immigrants than Trump. Axios reports that “under the Obama administration, total ICE deportations were above 385,000 each year in fiscal years 2009-2011, and hit a high of 409,849 in fiscal 2012.”

I don’t recall Democrats in Congress accusing Obama of a “crime against humanity” or actions “outside the circle of civilized human behavior.”

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Back then, Democrats agreed. As Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., put it in a 2009 speech, “illegal immigration is wrong, plain and simple.”

Since Trump took office, Democrats have become the party of illegal immigration. They want to decriminalize illegal border crossings, cut ICE detention beds to force the agency to release illegal immigrants and then refuse to enforce lawful deportation orders. So, it’s a little hard to take Democrats seriously when, in investigating Trump, they claim to be fighting for the principle that no one is above the law.

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Trump’s harsh attacks produce the debate he wants, on Socialist Democrats

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Since I’ve been tough on President Trump’s attacks on the Democratic freshmen, and since the media outrage has been deafening, and since all House Democrats (and four Republicans) voted for a resolution condemning his tweets, I’ll begin by giving the floor to the president’s supporters.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said yesterday he does not believe the Trump attacks are racist. “I believe this is about ideology. … This is all about politics,” he said.

Newt Gingrich said Trump believes “the more he can get the country to look at the so-called squad, the more he can get them to realize how radical they are, and how fundamentally anti-American their views are; in the long run, the better off he is.”

Maryland GOP congressman Andy Harris said the tweets are “obviously not racist,” but “when anyone disagrees with someone now, the default is you call them a racist and this is no exception.”

He said Trump “could’ve meant go back to the district that they came from or the neighborhood they came from,” though the president has specifically talked about Ilhan Omar and Somalia.

Fox News’ Jesse Watters said while his mother views the tweets as racist, “Mom’s not going to scare me off. These were not racist. This was about patriotism. When did ‘Love it or leave it?’ become racist? Not only leave it, hey, come back and help us fix our problems.”

And the president himself tweeted yesterday that “I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!”, adding: “The Democrat Congresswomen have been spewing some of the most vile, hateful, and disgusting things ever said by a politician in the House or Senate, & yet they get a free pass and a big embrace from the Democrat Party. … Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said?”

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What the Republican Party now wants—or is forced to want, since most members believe it’s political suicide to take on Trump—is to blur the debate.

In this view, it’s not about Trump saying the women should “go back” to where they came from before returning, it’s about the left-wing extremism of AOC, Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib.

This, I believe, was Trump’s strategy all along, to create enough of a firestorm that they become the face of the Democratic Party and his own initial attacks become beside the point.

That’s what Lindsey Graham did in mildly suggesting that his golfing buddy “aim higher” while trashing the freshmen: “We all know that AOC and this crowd are a bunch of communists. They hate Israel, they hate our own country.”

(His former House colleague Joe Scarborough accused him of “McCarthyism.”)

A relative handful of Republicans, meanwhile, spoke out against the president’s attacks on the four women:

Mitt Romney: “Destructive, demeaning and disunifying.” Lisa Murkowski: “There is no excuse for the president’s spiteful comments–they were absolutely unacceptable and this needs to stop.” Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, chided Trump for “unacceptable personal attacks and racially charged language.”

There are big challenges here for the media as well. I said yesterday on “America’s Newsroom” that news outlets should be cautious about branding Trump’s attacks as racist, as if it were an undisputed fact. CNN, CBS, ABC and, after an internal debate, the Washington Post are among those who have done so in straight news stories and segments.

My view is that readers and viewers are smart, especially when the president uses language that closely mirrors the historic “go back to Africa” taunts against blacks.

Cover the story aggressively, lay things out, and they can make up their own minds. Don’t act like the opposition party.

A larger question is whether the media are playing into the president’s hands. A New York Times editorial accused Trump of the politics of distraction:

“His comments elicited precisely the sort of media coverage and public outcry that he thrives on. So he did what he usually does: He went a step further…

“Mr. Trump’s aim of stoking an endless culture war puts his political critics in a bind. They can take his bait and fight back, participating in the divisive distraction he’s designed to energize his supporters, or they can ignore his outbursts and risk normalizing his terrible behavior.”

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The fact is that a president can command media attention any time he wants, and that was true in the pre-Twitter age as well. And when a president makes divisive accusations of this magnitude, and the other party explodes in outrage, which is a very big story that can’t be minimized or ignored.

To do otherwise is to try to stage-manage the news for political reasons. And besides, it never works.

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Utah boy selling ‘ice cold beer’ appears to be a savvy marketer

A young roadside entrepreneur caught the attention of Utah police Tuesday with a sign that read “Ice cold beer.”

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(Brigham City Police Department )

“Yep, he’s selling beer … ROOT BEER, that is,” the Brigham City Police Department wrote on Facebook.

Upon further inspection, the sign has “root” written in smaller letters above the word ‘BEER.”

“His marketing strategy has resulted in several calls to the BCPD, but apparently its paid off as business has been good,” police wrote.

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Tuesday’s high in Brigham City was in the 90s.

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California police officer, veteran died in his sleep at 36: police

A 36-year-old California police officer and veteran was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after he died in his sleep at his home, the Roseville Police Department said.

Cameron Landon, 36, was discovered in his home Tuesday morning after he died overnight, the department said on Facebook. Police did not say who found Landon’s body and declined to provide any details about the circumstances of his death.

Landon joined the Roseville Police Department in 2015, which serves the town of Roseville located within the Sacramento metropolitan area in northern California. He was a husband and a father to two young children, ages 2 and 4, the department said.

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He previously worked for the Grass Valley Police Department for about two years starting in 2013, the Grass Valley Police said in a separate Facebook post. He also worked as a corrections officer with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office after serving in the Marines from 2005 to 2009.

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Cameron Landon, 36, was discovered dead in his home Tuesday morning after passing away in his sleep, the Roseville Police Department said. (Roseville Police Department)

Roseville Police asked for privacy for the family at this time and said the department will provide information about funeral arrangements once available. The Roseville Police Officer’s Association opened a Memorial Bank Account for the care and support of Landon’s wife and children.

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Landon graduated from Nevada Union High schools in 2001, The Union newspaper reported.

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Ocasio-Cortez gets new 2020 challenger: a Republican immigrant from Jamaica

EXCLUSIVE — Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned.

In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican.

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“There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.”

Murray, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was 9, is officially launching her campaign Wednesday with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.

‘There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC.’

— Scherie Murray

“Your representative in Washington chooses self-promotion over service, conflict over constituents, resistance over assistance,” Murray said in the video. “Queens and the Bronx needs someone who will create jobs instead of turning them away.”

Asked about Ocasio-Cortez’s brand of Democratic socialism, Murray said, “I think it’s far, far to the left and it is not connecting with everyday Americans.”

As for “Medicare-for-all,” which Ocasio-Cortez has embraced, the Republican said: “Medicare-for-all, I think a lot of people are happy with their current health insurance.” And on the Green New Deal, the left-wing proposal to address climate change pushed by Ocasio-Ortez, she said: “We know that it certainly will kill jobs.”

Murray joins four other Republicans who have filed to run for the seat: former police officer John Cummings, medical journalist Ruth Papazian, construction contractor Miguel Hernandez and entrepreneur Antoine Tucker.

No Democrats have yet announced a primary challenge to Ocasio-Cortez, though there’s been speculation that establishment Democrats could rally behind a primary challenger. Ocasio-Cortez shocked the political world in 2018 by defeating longtime Rep. Joe Crowley in a Democratic primary.

Whichever Republican candidate emerges from the primary field will face a steep uphill climb in the overwhelmingly Democratic district. But Murray and others are looking to paint Ocasio-Cortez as more of a celebrity than a lawmaker, while stressing their ability to work across party lines.

Murray’s new campaign video, which doesn’t mention President Trump or the Republican Party, portrays Murray as a bridge-builder. She is a former state committeewoman of the New York State Republican Party.

Asked during the interview if she considers herself a Trump supporter, she said “yes.” She said she is in the process of talking with national Republicans about her campaign, including South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, a prominent black Republican in Congress.

She expressed disgust over the recent spat between Trump and Ocasio-Cortez and her allies. Trump has taken heat for telling Ocasio-Cortez and other minority progressives to “go back” to where they came from – provoking accusations from Democrats that Trump’s comments are racist.

“I think it’s disgusting, to be quite honest,” Murray said of the controversy, without specifying which part of it disgusts her. “I think we are missing the point of why we’re elected to public office: to legislate on policy, to deliver results to those kitchen table issues that are affecting everyday Americans.”

Murray later clarified her thoughts on the back-and-forth, saying of Trump’s tweet, “Is that how I would have worded it? No. Do I think the president is a racist? No.” She added, “But I want to get back to the core of why we’re even talking about this – there is a crisis at our border.”

Murray, who grew up in Southeast Queens and worked for the city’s Jamaica Bus Depot as a teenager, founded a television production and advertising company called The Esemel Group in 2004. She said her business generated employment for minorities in New York City. She said she no longer works for the company and is now a full-time mother.

The GOP primary will take place in June 2020.

Winning a general election in New York’s 14th congressional district would be a long shot for any Republican: In 2018, Ocasio-Cortez’s GOP opponent, Anthony Pappas, won just 14 percent of the vote.

But Murray still insists a Republican could win – even in a Democratic-controlled district – because of dissatisfaction with Ocasio-Cortez.

“A Republican can win the district,” she said. “There is an absolute path to victory when you look at a general election campaign.”

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Alyssa Milano raises eyebrows after announcing which candidate’s fundraiser she’ll be attending

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Actress and political activist Alyssa Milano raised some eyebrows on Tuesday evening after she announced she’d be attending her first fundraiser of the 2020 election cycle.

Milano, who in recent months has been vocal in her opposition against the legislation that was signed into law in several states that restricting abortions, took to Twitter and unveiled her upcoming plans.

“I’m going to my first fundraiser of the election cycle and it’s for- [spiritual guru] @marwilliamson,” Milano told her 3.6 million Twitter followers. “I know. I know. But she’s the only candidate talking about the collective, soulful ache of the nation & I think that’s an important discussion to have.”

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Milano stressed that she was “not committing to anyone yet,” adding that she’s “going to support everyone if given the opportunity until the choice is crystal clear.”

The “Charmed” actress was slammed being open to support Marianne Williamson, who critics labeled an “anti-vaxxer” due to her opposition for government-mandated vaccinations. She dismissed the naysayers and responded positively to other Twitter users, agreeing with one that Williamson “does” have “some points.”

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Milano has been an influential figure among progressives. She reportedly advised former Vice President Joe Biden last month during the controversy surrounding his shifting support for the Hyde Amendment. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, was reportedly “pushing hard” to seek Milano’s endorsement in a phone conversation they had. She previously supported his candidacy during the 2016 election.

Williamson may have more allies in Hollywood. Academy Award-winner Jeff Bridges made a campaign contribution to her campaign earlier this year.

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Texas men arrested after child pornography, dachshund torture video found on computer: police

Two Texas men were arrested last week after investigators found child pornography and video of a dachshund being tortured, police said Tuesday.

Authorities found the illicit material while executing a search warrant at a home in Wylie – about 30 miles northeast of Dallas, police said.

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Logan Bridgefarmer, left, and Sean Bartlett were arrested last week after authorities allegedly found child pornography and a video of animal abuse on a computer. (Collin County Sheriff’s Office)

The child pornography images and animal abuse video were found on a computer in a detached building of the home, the Dallas Morning News reported. The dachshund in the video was on the property at the time and removed by Collin County Animal Services, according to the paper.

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Sean Bartless, 38, was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography and cruelty to a non-livestock animal. He’s being held at the Collin County Jail on a $150,000 bond.

Logan Bridgefarmer, 20, was arrested on a charge of cruelty to a non-livestock animal. He’s being held at the Collin County on a $75,000 bond.

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“There’s a special place for anyone that possesses child pornography and would torture an animal like was done here,” said Collin County Sheriff Jim Skinner in a written statement. “In Texas, we call it the state penitentiary.”

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