President Donald Trump can likely begin building the border wall under the national emergency declaration he issued Friday, despite a federal lawsuit filed by California and 15 other states on Monday challenging the plan.
MixedTimes - Joel B. Pollak
Ilhan Omar's real problem may not just be Jews, or Israel, but America. She consistently portrays America's role in the world as evil, even blaming it for terror.
A new poll reveals that 53% of California residents are considering leaving the Golden State because of the high cost of living.
Trump Demands Gavin Newsom Return $3.5 Billion for Canceled Bullet Train; Newsom: It's 'California's Money' Now
Trump on canceled bullet train: "They owe the Federal Government three and a half billion dollars." Gavin Newsom: "This is CA’s money."
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Tuesday in his first "State of the State" address that he would be cutting the California WaterFix, also known as the "Twin Tunnels," from one tunnel to two.
Local Jewish Leaders Staged Intervention with Ilhan Omar in 2018: ‘Very Troubled by the Answers We Received’
Jewish leaders in Minnesota said they had spoken to Ilhan Omar about her views last year — and she had failed to learn anything.
President Trump on Ilhan Omar: "I think she should be ashamed of herself. I think it was a terrible statement and I don’t think her apology was adequate.
Dan Shapiro, who served as President Barack Obama's ambassador to Israel from 2011 to 2017, called on fellow Democrats to denounce the anti-Israel and antisemitic views of Rep.
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton called out Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) on Sunday evening for using an anti-Jewish stereotype when she alleged that members of Congress had been paid to support Israel.
Republicans are thrilled at the prospect of their rivals embracing the Green New Deal, which promises to wipe out massive portions of the American economy, and the president is no exception.
Six of the seven Democratic Party presidential candidates in the U.S. Senate voted against a pro-Israel bill this week that would make it easier for states to oppose the "boycott, divestment, sanctions" (BDS) movement.
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ), and a pioneer in linking Christians to the cause of the State of Israel, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at the age of 67.
Several veteran White House reporters noted -- to their surprise -- that President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday evening won applause from Democrats as well as Republicans.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi shuffled a large-type transcript of President Donald Trump's speech during the State of the Union address on Tuesday evening. Afterwards, she condemned what she called the president's "misrepresentations," tweeting that they would "take days to fact-check.
President Donald Trump did the unthinkable Tuesday night during his State of the Union address: he inspired a phalanx of left-wing women members of Congress, wearing white in protest, to jump to their feet and applaud.
But in theory, an agreement should be possible, because the changes the Trump administration seeks at the border are not radical, and because Democrats have agreed in the past to similar physical barriers to what Trump is proposing.
The president will use the State of the Union to emphasize bipartisanship and discuss five themes: illegal immigration, trade, infrastructure, health care, and foreign wars.
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League, confirmed to theLos Angeles Times in an interview published Friday his view that President Donald Trump is racist.
Democratic presidential candidates who have embraced "Medicare for All" are suddenly struggling to explain whether they would eliminate private health insurance.
Russia angrily denounced Trump's withdrawal from the INF Treaty. So much for collusion. Now Democrats must explain why they oppose NATO.
It is alarming enough that people who hold anti-Israel views, and use antisemitic rhetoric, are elected to Congress -- but that is up to the voters in their district.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) told an interviewer Tuesday that she "almost chuckle[s]" at the idea that Israel is a democracy because it is a "Jewish state."
Chicago-area residents amused themselves in the midst of near-record-cold on Wednesday by taking boiling water outside, throwing it into the air, watching it freeze before it hit the ground, then sharing the video on social media.
Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Tom Perez refused to comment on charges of antisemitism against Democratic members of Congress during an appearance on Fox News'Special Report on Tuesday afternoon, after questions by host Bret Baier.
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) rejected the Trump administration's new sanctions against Venezuela's state-owned oil company on Monday, doubling down on her defense of Nicolas Maduro's socialist regime last week.
'Democratic Socialist' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Accuses U.S. of 'Non-Democratic' Methods in Venezuela
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) accused the United States of using "non-democratic means" to determine the leadership of Venezuela, a charge echoed by the authoritarian states backing Nicolas Maduro's socialist regime.
Al Sharpton has a long history of controversial racial rhetoric. He has even been accused of inciting deadly antisemitic riots. But Democratic presidential candidates are beating a path to his door -- and the media are letting them off the hook.
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, announced Wednesday that he is forming an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States.
The United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) reached an agreement Tuesday morning to end the ongoing teachers' strike, with only minor concessions to the teachers' union.
Los Angeles teachers are still on strike as of Tuesday morning, after negotiations between the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union and the L.A. Unified School District (LAUSD) came closer to an agreement over the long weekend.
Trump can only hope John Kerry is in "the middle of the debate" in 2020. But the rest of us should hope he just goes away.
Pollak: Educating Illegal Aliens and Their Children Costs L.A. Schools Hundreds of Millions Per Year
The cost of educating illegal aliens and their children could amount to hundreds of millions of dollars per year, if not billions, experts say.
Pelosi and Schumer are somewhat new to problem-solving. They have also never seen a Republican who fights back. That is why they are losing the shutdown.
Teachers on strike in Los Angeles attempted to stop non-union substitutes from arriving at the Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools on Thursday morning, as the local union continued its strike into a fourth day.
NBC, CNN: Secret Service, DHS Reject Nancy Pelosi's 'Security' Excuse for Canceling State of the Union
Multiple reports indicate that the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security both reject Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's stated reason for asking the President of the United States to postpone the State of the Union address.
CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accused Sirius XM Patriot 125 host David Webb of "white privilege" during a debate on his radio program on Monday morning. Webb informed Martin that he is, in fact, black.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN on Monday morning that he was glad Democrats had visited the island over the weekend despite the federal government shutdown.
The mainstream media have largely ignored the Democrats' trip to Puerto Rico this weekend, in the midst of a partial government shutdown that journalists are doing their best to describe as a tragedy for federal workers.
California Has Spent over $5bn on 'Bullet Train to Nowhere' -- Enough for Trump's Border Wall Request
The State of California has now spent over $5 billion on its long-delayed high-speed rail project -- roughly the same amount of money that Democrats are refusing to provide President Donald Trump for his border wall proposal.
At the heart of the resistance to President Donald Trump's border wall is the idea that the votes of millions of Americans in 2016 who chose Trump over Hillary Clinton and his Republican rivals simply should not count.
“White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language become offensive?” Mr. [Steve] King said.
California Governor Gavin Newsom is fighting President Donald Trump over funds to assist with the recent wildfires in the state, after the newly-installed governor used his inaugural address to attack the president.
Democrats Preview Response to Trump Oval Office Speech: 'There Is No National Emergency on the Southern Border'
Democrats' message will be that there is no crisis that merits building a barrier on the border. The only crisis is that the government is partially closed.
National security is the first priority. And the cartels threaten national security. There is nothing humane about an open border. How many Americans must die before we enforce our laws? We can have a welfare state, or open borders, but not both.
President Donald Trump gave a long-overdue lesson to the White House press corps about the Constitution's limits on executive power -- limits the media largely ignored under President Barack Obama, because they agreed with his policies and wished to see him succeed politically.
Billionaire left-wing Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer has launched his latest ads pushing for President Donald Trump's impeachment -- this time in Iowa, home to the first contest of the presidential primary in both parties.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez referred to the 70% rate on people at the "tippy-tops" as the rich merely paying their "fair share" of the tax burden.
TheNew York Times reported: "Asked if she considers herself Mr. Trump’s equal, [Nancy Pelosi] replied, 'The Constitution does.'"
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has chosen to support former Vice President Joe Biden for president in 2020, rather than supporting fellow California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) plans to introduce articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Thursday -- the first day that Democrats control the majority in the U.S.
The Green New Deal ignores that there is no way to squeeze enough energy out of renewables, or store it in batteries, to replace fossil fuels.
“Republic of Thirst” is a three-part series made possible by a generous fellowship from the Robert Novak Foundation.Part I of examined the debate over how California’s scarce water resources should be allocated.
Ronil Singh, the Newman, California, police officer who was killed on Dec. 26 by an alleged illegal alien, was himself an immigrant -- a legal immigrant.
Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown has declined a request by San Francisco Mayor London Breed to grant clemency to her brother for a manslaughter conviction for which he was sentenced to 44 years in prison in 2000.
President Donald Trump reacted Monday to critics who had rallied around former U.S. envoy Brett McGurk, noting that he was the Obama administration official responsible for sending pallets of cash to Iran for U.S.
The principled resignation, a staple of British politics, has been dormant in the U.S. for far too long. Its return heralds a restoration of character and credibility in American democracy.
The positive impact of the "Prayer of the Press Secretary" would not remain confined to the briefing room, but would radiate to the nation as a whole.
A federal judge in Miami threw out a defamation lawsuit Wednesday by a Russian businessman against Buzzfeed over the publication of the infamous Russia "dossier" in January 2017, saying it was protected by the“fair report privilege.
Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn refused to withdraw his guilty plea in a pre-sentencing hearing in a federal district court in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, despite the appearance that the FBI had entrapped him.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal was already tried under Obama -- and failed. The U.S. reduced emissions by following the opposite of her advice.
Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the first Muslim woman elected to Congress (along with fellow Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan), mocked Vice President Mike Pence last week with a tweet captioned "Jesus take the wheel!".
President Donald Trump is better placed than any of his potential opponents to broker compromises. He should propose deals, seize the moral high ground, and lead America back to success.
Like King Jehu, Trump's reforms have only been partially successful thus far. But America needs boundaries -- both physical borders, and ethical borders.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said last week that she did not know about a $400,000 settlement in a harassment lawsuit filed by a female employee against one of her top aides,Larry Wallace, while he was working for Harris at the California Department of Justice.
Chief JusticeTani Cantil-Sakauye of the California Supreme Court has quit the Republican Party over the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this year.
California State Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) was arrested Monday on charges of misdemeanor child cruelty, and Republicans are demanding that he resign.
Incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) told reporters Tuesday that Democrats plan to re-introduce earmarks, a practice through which individual members of Congress attach request special funding requests to bills.
The State of California may begin taxing text messages if a new proposal from state regulators is approved.
Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown told National Public Radio (NPR) that the Democratic Party is becoming more radical than the majority of voters would prefer — though he blamed Republicans for the shift.
Former FBI director James Comey told an audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York on Sunday evening that voters should "use every breath we have" to defeat President Donald Trump in 2020 in a "landslide.
If we are to treat campaign finance reporting violations as grave offenses, the first person in the dock ought to be Hillary Clinton -- not Donald Trump.
Outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown will not be in office to see his "twin tunnels" project completed -- if it is ever begun at all -- after the state's Department of Water Resources withdrew a key certification last Friday.
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announced Thursday that he would oppose the judicial nomination of Thomas Farr in the Eastern District of North Carolina, reversing his position from the day before.
TheNew York Times took aim at Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on Saturday in a story citing them as symbols of division within the American Jewish community: "Are Jared and Ivanka Good for the Jews?"
President Donald Trump tweeted on Wednesday afternoon that he had called California Governor Jerry Brown to offer his support in the battle against the ongoing California wildfires -- the most destructive in the state's history.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib danced wearing the Palestinian flag at a victory party in Tuesday evening, after she won a largely uncontested race for the open seat in Michigan's heavily Democratic 13th congressional district.
President Donald Trump described the results of Tuesday's midterm elections as the best possible outcome for the country on Wednesday morning, noting that a slim Democratic majority in the U.S.
Republicans were disappointed to lose the House of Representatives to Democrats on Tuesday. But they gained several seats in the Senate. Overall the GOP out-performed the historical average for the president's party.
The era of bipartisan support for Israel is over. Support for Israel is now a Republican issue -- and opposition to Israel is a Democratic issue.
Democrat Josh Harder held a final campaign event on Monday featuring Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom -- but it was held behind closed doors in his campaign office, rather than in a public venue.
Republicans described Democrats' "corrupt" efforts to stop the passage of Proposition 6, the gas tax repeal, at a rally in Carlsbad, California, outside the congressional campaign office of Diane Harkey on Sunday afternoon.
Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan led a chant of "Death to America!" on a solidarity visit to Iran this weekend, according to Iranian news sources. He also led a chant of "Death to Israel!"
Republican Diane Harkey led a rally outside her Carlsbad, California, campaign office on Sunday afternoon for Proposition 6, the ballot initiative to repeal last year's 12-cent-per-gallon gas tax increase and vehicle fee hike.
Senate Judiciary Committee Releasees Full Brett Kavanaugh Report: 'No Evidence' of Sexual Misconduct
The Senate Judiciary Committee released its full and final report Saturday into the allegations of sexual misconduct against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, finding "no evidence" to corroborate them.
Democrat Lauren Underwood has exaggerated her nursing career, pretending she worked as a nurse when she has never done so, a local newspaper reported Friday.
Tuesday is a chance to start afresh. We have mourned together; let us find ways to celebrate together, again.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has referred a Kentucky woman to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) after she admitted making up an accusation that Justice Brett Kavanaugh had raped her.
Duncan Hunter unveiled a new idea, which he shared in a letter to President Donald Trump: use military engineers to build the "foundational road upon which the wall will be built.
Republicans still have a chance to win, partly because they are defending favorable districts. And that is because Obama refused to govern as the unifying leader he promised to be.
TheLos Angeles Times is facing criticism after it endorsed three white candidates in its English edition, but endorsed their Latino opponents in its Spanish edition.
President Donald Trump took to Twitter to share a new ad on Wednesday evening against allowing the migrant caravan from Central America to enter the United States.
The fight over the Bay-Delta Plan is a classic clash of interests over California's scarce water -- and has created some strange bedfellows.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has condemned an ad by billionaire left-wing mega-donor Tom Steyer that compares President Donald Trump to the late Iraqi tyrant Saddam Hussein and other dictators.
In general, the U.S. remains arguably the least antisemitic country in the world, outside of Israel itself. In Trump, it has a staunch defender of the Jewish people.
Steve Schmidt declared Monday evening that conservative media figures and outlets, including Breitbart News, had "blood on their hands" in the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh on Saturday that claimed eleven lives.
Doris Wise says her own family's experience in the Holocaust taught her the importance of gun ownership.
Tom Steyer, as he told Men's Journal in 2016,is Episcopalian, which was also his mother's religion. His father was a non-practicing Jew. Jewish law traces descent through the mother.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) campaigned in California on Friday and Saturday, but few congressional candidates were there to accompany him -- aside from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who represents a safe seat in Berkeley, and Mike Levin, who is running for the open seat in the 49th congressional district, among a few others.
Data analysis pioneer and political prognosticator Nate Silver predicts that Republicans only have a slim chance of maintaining their majority in the House of Representatives when the votes are counted in two weeks.
Democrats are reportedly divided over House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's attempt to have it both ways: to return as Speaker of the House if Democrats win in November, but to yield at some indefinite point in the future.