Tuesday, June 25, 2019

MixedTimes - Joel B. Pollak

Trump, at Orlando Rally: 'Nobody Has Been Tougher on Russia'

Trump, at Orlando Rally: 'Nobody Has Been Tougher on Russia'

President Donald Trump launched his re-election campaign on Tuesday evening in Orlando, Florida, telling a standing-room-only crowd at theAmway Center he had been tougher on Russia than any president -- including his predecessor.

Pollak: Obama Alumni May Be Prodding Iran, Inadvertently, to War

Pollak: Obama Alumni May Be Prodding Iran, Inadvertently, to War

The latest talking point from Democrats is that President Donald Trump is maneuvering the United States into a war with Iran -- but ironically, it may be Democrats themselves who are making war more likely by defending the Iranian regime and encouraging it to stand firm against the president.

AOC Pans Joe Biden's Climate Change Plan, Praises Jay Inslee's

AOC Pans Joe Biden's Climate Change Plan, Praises Jay Inslee's

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) criticized former vice president Joe Biden's climate change plan Wednesday, while praising that of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) as the "gold standard," the best in the presidential field.

Pollak: Brexit Party Win Also a Victory for Trump

Pollak: Brexit Party Win Also a Victory for Trump

The stunning victory of the Brexit Party in Britain's elections for the European Parliament are also a massive win for President Donald Trump -- and a warning to the American political establishment about the potential political cost of undermining the agenda on which Trump was elected.

San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco continues to struggle with homelessness, with a population count revealing last week that the local homeless population had risen by 17% since 2017 -- though youth and veteran homelessness had dropped.

Kamala Harris Makes Pitch for Latino Vote in Nevada

Kamala Harris Makes Pitch for Latino Vote in Nevada

With former vice president Joe Biden making an aggressive pitch to black voters in South Carolina -- the fourth state on the primary calendar -- Harris is working hard to shore up her support among minority voters.

Kamala Harris Trolls Joe Biden: 'A Great Running Mate'

Kamala Harris Trolls Joe Biden: 'A Great Running Mate'

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) turned the tables on speculation that she might be Joe Biden's running mate next year, telling reporters in New Hampshire on Thursday that Biden might be her own pick for the bottom of the ticket instead.

DOJ on Contempt Vote: 'No One ... Will Force the Department of Justice to Break the Law'

DOJ on Contempt Vote: 'No One ... Will Force the Department of Justice to Break the Law'

The Department of Justice reacted defiantly to Democrats' vote on the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to recommend that Attorney General William Barr be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to release the full and underrated report of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into "Russian collusion" during the 2016 election.

Trump Administration Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

Trump Administration Observes Holocaust Remembrance Day

President Donald Trump and his administration observed Yom Hashoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, on Thursday, emphasizing the day on which Israel, and Jews, commemorate the event -- and the resistance.

Lori Gilbert Kaye Remembered as Heroine at Poway Synagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye Remembered as Heroine at Poway Synagogue

Lori Gilbert Kaye, the woman who died while saving others during the synagogue shooting in Poway, California, on Saturday, was hailed for her lifelong and selfless commitment to charity at her funeral on Monday afternoon.

Pete Buttigieg Knocks Own Supporters for Being Too White

Pete Buttigieg Knocks Own Supporters for Being Too White

Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, an unexpected early frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, is criticizing his own supporters for being too white after questions about the "lack of diversity" at his events and among his campaign staff.

Los Angeles Times: ALL Democrats 'Genuflect' to Al Sharpton Now

Los Angeles Times: ALL Democrats 'Genuflect' to Al Sharpton Now

TheLosAngeles Times has noted the fact that virtually every Democratic Party presidential contender for 2020, current and potential, is courting Al Sharpton's support, despite his history of racism, antisemitism, and division.

Kamala Harris Skips AIPAC, then Meets with AIPAC

Kamala Harris Skips AIPAC, then Meets with AIPAC

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is facing a torrent of criticism from the left after she met with AIPAC delegates in her office after skipping the AIPAC conference.

Bernie Sanders Rallies UC Workers on Strike in Los Angeles

Bernie Sanders Rallies UC Workers on Strike in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, California -- Socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is running for the Democratic Party's nomination for president, appeared at a rally of over 1,000 striking workers and students outside the campus of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) on Wednesday afternoon in a show of solidarity and a pitch for labor support.

California's Gavin Newsom Praises Trump's 'Opportunity Zones'

California's Gavin Newsom Praises Trump's 'Opportunity Zones'

California Governor Gavin Newsom praised President Donald Trump at an investor summit at Stanford University on Monday, saying the administration's "Opportunity Zones" program could boost investment in low-income areas.

Study of California Police Finds Almost No Racial Profiling

Study of California Police Finds Almost No Racial Profiling

Critics of law enforcement are outraged by the second annual report of theCalifornia Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, which found very few incidents of racial profiling by police across the state.

Global Warming: Los Angeles Has Coldest February in 60 Years

Global Warming: Los Angeles Has Coldest February in 60 Years

Los Angeles is officially experiencing the coldest February in nearly 60 years, according to the National Weather Service, as the city has endured a series of storms and is bracing for more later this week.

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.

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