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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 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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Alice Johnson, who spent nearly 22 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense, has spoken out about her experience and encouraged President Trump to tackle the issue of mass incarceration in the United States.

Johnson was granted clemency by President Trump last June after an impassioned effort on the part of thousands of supporters, including Kim Kardashian. During an appearance on “Fox & Friends” Monday morning, Johnson shared what kept her going throughout decades spent behind bars.

“I didn’t allow prison to change who I was as a person,” she said. “I did not let it get into me. And also, just looking around at so many other women who were hopeless, it made me feel and know I had to do something,” she told host Aisnley Earhardt.

Her new memoir ‘After Life,’ a reference to the life sentence she was handed for a minor drug conviction, will discuss her path to freedom and her fight for justice for others still in the prison system. She told “Fox & Friends” that the book isn’t just for prisoners or about life in prison, but a story about “hope and hanging on.”

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About a third of people currently in prison have served their time and are no longer a threat to society, according to Johnson.

“For the president to embrace this issue is very important, and it’s important for society,” she said.

“When families are broken, you don’t have a good, strong society. Communities are affected. When one person goes to their family goes to prison with them,” she continued.

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“What do you tell your children when you are serving these long, unnecessary sentences, when you no longer pose a risk to society? Why are you wasting tax dollars? Why are you keeping families separated when the retribution, when the price has already been paid?” Johnson asked.

“I won’t stop fighting for all the people who have been left behind – not only the women but the men also,” she continued.

“These laws must change.”

Trump signed The First Step Act, a sweeping criminal justice reform bill, into law last December.

The law gave federal judges more leeway when sentencing some drug offenders and boost prisoner rehabilitation efforts. It also would reduce life sentences for some drug offenders with three convictions, or “three strikes,” to 25 years.

Another provision would allow about 2,600 federal prisoners sentenced for crack cocaine offenses before August 2010 the opportunity to petition for a reduced penalty.

Watch “The Alice Johnson Story,” hosted by Ainsley Earhardt, available on-demand on Fox Nation

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One person is dead and two more were injured after an explosion decimated a home in Jeffersonville, Indiana, early on Sunday morning.

Just before 5 a.m., a blast destroyed the home and sent debris flying across the Capitol Hills neighborhood, setting a car on fire and damaging about 20 surrounding homes, the Courier-Journal reports.

Neighbors said that they knew a man and woman lived at the home, but were not clear on who the third victim might be. All three injured people were taken to the University of Louisville Hospital, where one individual was pronounced dead and the other two are still being treated. The names have not yet been released and their conditions are not known, according to Sgt. Jason Ames, a Jeffersonville Fire Department spokesman.

Neighbor William Short said he was awakened by the sound of the explosion, and saw what looked like fireworks coming from the house.

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After the first blast, he reported hearing a second boom, which shattered his windows.

“You don’t never think you’re going to wake up and see your neighbor’s house completely gone,” he said.

At least five of the houses affected by the blast are considered to be unlivable now, according to local reports.

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Authorities are now working to determine what may have caused the blast.

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A ninth-grade student in North Carolina drowned while swimming with classmates on Friday afternoon.

The unnamed male student, who attended Page High School in Greensboro, went to the lake across the street from the school around lunchtime with two other students, the Greensboro News & Record reports. The three — two men and one woman — began jumping off of the docks in their school clothes and swimming before one of the male students disappeared underwater.

The other two students reportedly tried to save the teen but were unable. Rescue teams comprised of 20 firefighters arrived at the scene around 12:45 p.m. on Friday and could not locate the boy, who was found by dive teams at 2 p.m., about 5 minutes after they arrived while the child’s family looked on. He was later pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital.

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Swimming and boating are prohibited at the Buffalo Lake, which is privately owned.

Greensboro Fire Assistant Chief Dwayne Church said the student was not able to swim well. In a statement, he said that there are no trespassing signs surrounding the lake for good reason — there is no supervision because it’s a privately owned area.

“I want to remind all residents of the Triad that if there is a private lake, stay away from it,” he said. “We have a lot of these emergencies because there’s no supervision and no one is supposed to be at the lake.”

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Page High School Principal Erik Naglee issued a statement on the incident on Friday, saying, “Our hearts are heavy with grief for the family and friends of our student, and I know our entire Page High community will join us in wrapping our arms in support around the family, our students and staff.”

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The school has endured a number of tragedies already this year, including the shooting death of high school senior Sterling Davis in March. Davis was the captain of the football team and a member of the school’s leadership council.

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