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San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order


U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III issued a permanent injunction Monday against President Donald Trump's executive order directing that federal funds be withheld from "sanctuary city" jurisdictions.

San Francisco Judge Blocks Trump’s Sanctuary City Order


U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick III issued a permanent injunction Monday against President Donald Trump's executive order directing that federal funds be withheld from "sanctuary city" jurisdictions.

Dianne Feinstein: 2018 Elections Will Be Another ‘Year of the Woman’

"Face the Nation" sat down with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-California, to discuss the Las Vegas shooting, gun legislation on Capitol Hill and more
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told Democratic Party officials in Sacramento, California, on Saturday that the 2018 midterm elections are shaping up to be another "Year of the Woman" that could sweep Democrats into power.

ADL’s Jonathan Greenblatt Talks Hate Crimes on MSNBC with Al Sharpton, Ignores Sharpton’s Past

Jonathan Greenblatt (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)
Anti-Defamation League (ADL) chief executive officer Jonathan Greenblatt appeared Sunday morning on MSNBC’s PoliticsNation with host Al Sharpton to discuss hate crimes in America — and failed to mention Sharpton’s own history of allegedly inciting hate crimes against Jews. Sharpton is widely blamed for a riot in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, in 1991 in which a mob killed an innocent religious student, Yankel Rosenbaum. In addition, Sharpton has been blamed for inciting the 1995 firebombing of Freddy’s Fashion Mart, a Jewish-owned store in Harlem, New York. As the Media Research Center noted in 2015, on the 20th anniversary of the attack: Sharpton was one of the main causes of the hatred which led to fire bombing of Freddy’s Fashion Mart. He didn’t toss the firebomb, but the anti-Semitic and racial bias which came out of his mouth and out of the mouths of other while in his presence, produced the massacre as assuredly as if the fire was set with his hands. On December 8, 1995,  Al Sharpton incited the violent fire-bombing of the Jewish-owned Freddy’s Fashion Mart in Harlem, causing the the deaths of Angelina Marrero, Cynthia Martinez, Luz Ramos, Mayra Rentas, Olga Garcia, Garnette Ramautar, and Kareem Brunner – the seven

Wall Street Journal: California Republicans Came Through on Tax Reform


Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel is applauding California Republicans, who largely held the line on tax reform, voting to pass the House bill this week when party members from other high-tax blue states, like New York, did not.

Wall Street Journal: California Republicans Came Through on Tax Reform


Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel is applauding California Republicans, who largely held the line on tax reform, voting to pass the House bill this week when party members from other high-tax blue states, like New York, did not.

Bob Menendez Mistrial Makes Prosecution Look More Like Obama Political Hit


Given the Obama administration's spying on members of Congress, and the mistrial, it seems more likely that Bob Menendez was the victim of a political hit over the Iran deal.

Blue State Blues: After 300 Days, Trump Administration Finds a Rhythm

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)
Thursday, November 16 marked 300 days since President Donald Trump took office on January 20. And the Trump administration seems, at last, to have found a rhythm.

New York Times’ Bret Stephens Embraces Anti-Israel Propaganda to Bash Steve Bannon

Bret Stephens (Richard Drew / Associated Press)
The New York Times' Bret Stephens repeats false accusations of antisemitism against Steve Bannon -- and embraces anti-Israel propaganda in the process.

Gloria Allred’s Blunder on Roy Moore’s Yearbook Challenge

Gloria Allred (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / AFP / Getty)
Gloria Allred declined a public invitation by the attorney representing Roy Moore, Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Alabama, to have a key piece of evidence examined by independent experts.

Jerry Brown Trashes Donald Trump to Chinese Officials in Europe


California Gov. Jerry Brown trashed President Donald Trump to Chinese officials on Tuesday at a climate change conference in Bonn, Germany -- just as the president wrapped up a visit to several Asian nations, including China.

Apparent Coup in Zimbabwe as Robert Mugabe in Military Custody

Robert Mugabe (Tsvangirayi Mukwazh / Associated Press)
The Zimbabwean media seized control of the state broadcasting station and took President Robert Mugabe, 93, into custody on Wednesday morning, according to numerous international media reports.

Speier: U.S. House Paid $15 Million to Its Secret Sexual Harassment Victims

Capitol Hill lightning strike (Senate Sergeant-at-Arms via Associated Press)
Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) told MSNBC's Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Daily on Tuesday that the U.S. House of Representatives has paid $15 million to alleged victims of sexual harassment by its own members in recent years.

POLLAK: National Review’s Absurd War Against Me — and the Truth


The anti-Trump conservative National Review has a peculiar obsession with me. Over the past week, I have been attacked in no fewer than five articles in that publication for my comments last week on the first day of the Roy Moore scandal.

Killer Goes on Shooting Spree in Rural Northern California, Killing 4

Tehama shooting 2 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
A gunman went on a shooting spree in Tehama County in rural Northern California on Tuesday, killing four people before he was shot and killed by law enforcement.

J Street Fundraises off Steve Bannon Speech to ZOA Dinner

J Street president Jeremy Ben-Ami (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)
J Street, the far-left organization that opposes Israeli government policies and backs U.S. politicians who do the same, is fundraising off Steve Bannon's speech to the Zionist Organization of America dinner on Sunday night.

#MeToo Survivors’ March Protests Sexual Harassment in Hollywood

MeToo Hollywood march (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
LOS ANGELES, California — Hundreds of people marched to the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. on Sunday in the “#MeToo Survivors’ March,” a protest against sexual harassment in Hollywood and beyond.

Jerry Brown to Left-Wing Hecklers: ‘Let’s Put You in the Ground’

Jerry Brown climate change (Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty)
California Governor Jerry Brown fired back at left-wing hecklers who disrupted his speech on climate change at a gathering in Germany, joking: "Let's put you in the ground."

Jerry Brown to Left-Wing Hecklers: ‘Let’s Put You in the Ground’

Jerry Brown climate change (Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty)
California Governor Jerry Brown fired back at left-wing hecklers who disrupted his speech on climate change at a gathering in Germany, joking: "Let's put you in the ground."

Jerry Brown to Left-Wing Hecklers: ‘Let’s Put You in the Ground’

Jerry Brown climate change (Patrik Stollarz / AFP / Getty)
California Governor Jerry Brown fired back at left-wing hecklers who disrupted his speech on climate change at a gathering in Germany, joking: "Let's put you in the ground."

Donald Trump on Kim Jong-un: ‘I Would NEVER Call Him “Short and Fat”‘

Kim Jong-un vegetable (STR / AFP / Getty)
President Donald Trump launched his latest Twitter riposte to North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un on Saturday -- and it was is funniest, or his scariest, ever (depending on your political point of view).

Steyer Doubles Down: Another $10 Million to Impeach Trump

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Billionaire Democrat mega-donor Tom Steyer is doubling down in his campaign to urge his party to impeach President Donald Trump, spending another $10 million on his advertising campaign, he announced Thursday.

After Virginia, Nancy Pelosi Becomes Key to Republican Victory in 2018

Nancy Pelosi gavel (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)
Republican losses in Virginia and New Jersey on Tuesday have stressed the need for the party to develop a strong message for 2018. And without achievements in Congress to point to, the party only has one tried-and-tested plan: tie Democrats to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), who remains deeply unpopular among Republican voters, and who has clung jealously to power despite leading her party to several historic defeats in recent years.

POLLAK: November 9 Was the Day After Groundhog Day

Kellyanne Conway, Election Night (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
The conventional wisdom is that the past year has been extraordinary, a constant barrage of the unprecedented, the exhilarating, and the outrageous. That is true, to an extent. But on a deeper level, the past year has seen a return to what was once "normal."

Scott Adams and the Year of Winning Bigly

Win Bigly (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
By the time you finish Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter, you will not only understand the 2016 election in an entirely new way, but you will see your entire world differently

Scott Adams and the Year of Winning Bigly

Win Bigly (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)
By the time you finish Win Bigly: Persuasion in a World Where Facts Don't Matter, you will not only understand the 2016 election in an entirely new way, but you will see your entire world differently

Dem Wins in Virginia, New Jersey: Not a Repudiation of Trump, but a Warning

Trump frowns (Drew Angerer / Getty)
Democrats won races for governor in both New Jersey and Virginia on Tuesday evening, even as President Donald Trump's supporters prepared to mark the first anniversary of their historic win.

Virginia Exit Poll: 6/10 Oppose Removing Confederate Monuments

Robert E. Lee Charlottesville (Chip Somodevilla / Getty)
The first exit polls of voters in Virginia and New Jersey were released Tuesday afternoon -- and they reveal that six in ten respondents favor leaving monuments to Confederate soldiers in place.

Democrat Ted Lieu Walks Out of Moment of Silence for Texas Victims

Ted Lieu (Facebook)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) walked out on a moment of silence in Congress Monday for the victims of Sunday's mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

Good Guy with a Gun: Stephen Willeford Named as Man Who Stopped Texas Shooter

Stephen Willeford (Facebook)
The "good guy with a gun" who shot and wounded the alleged gunman at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, on Sunday has been named in media reports as Stephen Willeford, 55, a local plumber.

With State Senate Win Tuesday, Democrats Could Control Entire West Coast

Washington State Capitol (David Ryder / Getty)
Democrats are poised to control the entire West Coast with a win in a Washington State Senate race on Tuesday that would end Republicans' one-seat majority in that chamber.

‘Waiting Is a Mistake’: Tom Steyer Wants Trump Impeachment Now

Tom Steyer (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer is telling his party that they need to impeach President Donald Trump right now -- and that waiting is a mistake.

‘Waiting Is a Mistake’: Tom Steyer Wants Trump Impeachment Now

Tom Steyer (Jeff Chiu / Associated Press)
Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer is telling his party that they need to impeach President Donald Trump right now -- and that waiting is a mistake.

Jerry Brown: World Needs ‘Brain Washing’ on Climate Change

Jerry Brown (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)
California Governor Jerry Brown told religious leaders gathered at the Vatican Saturday that the world needed a "total ... brain washing" to convince leaders of the seriousness of the threat of climate change.

L.A. Marches Against Trump — Where’s the March Against Sexual Abuse in Hollywood?

Refuse Fascism Donald Trump star (Ringo Chiu / AFP / Getty)
Tens of thousands of protesters are expected to gather in downtown Los Angeles and around the country for an "anti-fascist" march against President Donald Trump. But there has yet to be any kind of public demonstration against sexual harassment and sexual assault in Hollywood.

L.A. Times Columnist Apologizes, Retracts ‘Body-Shaming’ of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

White House deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders smiles during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, May 5, 2017. Sanders discussed the republican health care bill and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Los Angeles Times columnist and cartoonist David Horsey apologized to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday, after publishing an article in which he mocked her appearance, calling her a "slightly chunky soccer mom."

L.A. Times Mocks Sarah Huckabee Sanders’s Appearance: ‘Slightly Chunky Soccer Mom’

Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Nicholas Kamm / AFP / Getty)
The Los Angeles Times mocks White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders's appearance in a new column by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and cartoonist David Horsey.

Blue State Blues: Media, Politicians Gave Russia a Map of America’s Divisions

Blue State Blues (Breitbart)
Halloween is a time for scary things. This year, one of the creepier sights was the scene on Capitol Hill as the big tech companies -- Facebook, Google, and Twitter -- testified before Congress this week about Russian efforts to use social media platforms to influence U.S. politics.

Jake Tapper, Newsweek, ADL Smear Nigel Farage with False Antisemitism Claim

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Former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is the victim of a false accusation of antisemitism that is being circulated by the media, his political opponents in Britain, and the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), among others.

California Judge Throws Out Abortion Notification Law on Free Speech Grounds


A California judge has tossed a state law that requires "pregnancy centers," which exist to provide alternatives to abortion, to notify clients that the state offers free abortion and contraception services.
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