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Pollak: Trump Can Build 'Wall' Now, Despite States' Lawsuit

Pollak: Trump Can Build 'Wall' Now, Despite States' Lawsuit

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.

Gavin Newsom Cuts Jerry Brown's Twin Tunnels to One

Gavin Newsom Cuts Jerry Brown's Twin Tunnels to One

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.

Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

Chelsea Clinton Slams Democrat Ilhan Omar for Antisemitism

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.

Nancy Pelosi on State of the Union: 'It Will Take Days to Fact-check'

Nancy Pelosi on State of the Union: 'It Will Take Days to Fact-check'

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.

State of the Union: Democrat Women Give Trump Standing Ovation

State of the Union: Democrat Women Give Trump Standing Ovation

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.

Pollak: A Wall Deal Should Be Possible

Pollak: A Wall Deal Should Be Possible

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.

#Chiberia: Chicago Residents Throw Boiling Water, Watch It Freeze

#Chiberia: Chicago Residents Throw Boiling Water, Watch It Freeze

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.

L.A. Teachers Enter Week 2 of Strike, As Talks Continue

L.A. Teachers Enter Week 2 of Strike, As Talks Continue

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.

Pollak: John Kerry Should Just Go Away

Pollak: John Kerry Should Just Go Away

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.

7 Points Trump Should Make in Oval Office Address About Border

7 Points Trump Should Make in Oval Office Address About Border

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.

Pollak: Trump Gives the Media a Long-overdue Lesson About the Constitution

Pollak: Trump Gives the Media a Long-overdue Lesson About the Constitution

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.

Tom Steyer Launches Impeachment Ads in Iowa

Tom Steyer Launches Impeachment Ads in Iowa

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.

Pollak: In Praise of the Principled Resignation

Pollak: In Praise of the Principled Resignation

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.

Buzzfeed Beats Defamation Lawsuit over Trump Russia 'Dossier'

Buzzfeed Beats Defamation Lawsuit over Trump Russia 'Dossier'

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.

Ilhan Omar Trolls Mike Pence: 'Jesus Take the Wheel'

Ilhan Omar Trolls Mike Pence: 'Jesus Take the Wheel'

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!".

Democrats Plan to Re-Introduce Earmarks in New Congress

Democrats Plan to Re-Introduce Earmarks in New Congress

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.

Jerry Brown's 'Twin Tunnels' Project on Hold

Jerry Brown's 'Twin Tunnels' Project on Hold

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.

New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

New York Times Jew-shames Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump

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?"

Louis Farrakhan Chants 'Death to America' in Iran

Louis Farrakhan Chants 'Death to America' in Iran

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!"

Brett Kavanaugh Rape Accuser Admits She Made Up Her Story

Brett Kavanaugh Rape Accuser Admits She Made Up Her Story

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.

RNC Condemns Tom Steyer Ad Comparing Trump to Saddam Hussein

RNC Condemns Tom Steyer Ad Comparing Trump to Saddam Hussein

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.

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in California ... for 2020

Bernie Sanders Campaigns in California ... for 2020

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.

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