Why Trump Signed The Spending Bill Despite Border Wall Concessions

Link -- Why Trump Signed The Spending Bill Despite Border Wall Concessions By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 28, 2018   President Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill on Friday that the House and Senate had approved earlier this week, despite the fact that the bill allots a mere $1.6 billion toward his border wall, well below the … Continue reading Why Trump Signed The Spending Bill Despite Border Wall Concessions

Stephen Colbert Attacks Jim Acosta: ‘We Get It, You’re Woke’

Link -- Stephen Colbert Attacks Jim Acosta: ‘We Get It, You’re Woke’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 28, 2018   Stephen Colbert criticized notorious CNN reporter Jim Acosta during his opening monologue on “The Late Show” Wednesday night. Colbert played a clip of Acosta’s interaction with the President Donald Trump at a press conference on the confirmation hearings of Brett … Continue reading Stephen Colbert Attacks Jim Acosta: ‘We Get It, You’re Woke’

NRA School Grants Are Not ‘Dirty’ Money: Here’s Why

Link -- NRA School Grants Are Not ‘Dirty’ Money: Here’s Why By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 28, 2018   Following an AP report earlier this year that the NRA has been granting millions of dollars to schools across the country in an effort to promote shooting sports, a debate has arisen over whether public schools should accept money from the … Continue reading NRA School Grants Are Not ‘Dirty’ Money: Here’s Why

UN Laughs As Trump Claims His Administration Has Accomplished More Than Any Other

Link -- UN Laughs As Trump Claims His Administration Has Accomplished More Than Any Other By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 27, 2018   President Trump addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on Tuesday. Despite the change in setting for him, the president’s speech was similar in content to many other speeches he has given … Continue reading UN Laughs As Trump Claims His Administration Has Accomplished More Than Any Other

Iran’s President Suggests Trump Suffers A “Weakness Of Intellect,” “Nazi Disposition”

Link -- Iran’s President Suggests Trump Suffers A “Weakness Of Intellect,” “Nazi Disposition” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 27, 2018   In his remarks at the U.N. on Tuesday, Iranian president Hassan Rouhani seemed to take shots at Donald Trump, although he did not mention the U.S. president by name. “It is unfortunate,” Rouhani said, “that we are … Continue reading Iran’s President Suggests Trump Suffers A “Weakness Of Intellect,” “Nazi Disposition”

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Says She Trusts Trump

Link -- UK Prime Minister Theresa May Says She Trusts Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 25, 2018   British Prime Minister Theresa May said she trusts President Donald Trump in a pre-taped interview that aired on CBS on Monday, signaling that United States allies are not reluctant to work with us, as the mainstream media suggests they are. … Continue reading UK Prime Minister Theresa May Says She Trusts Trump

Bolton: US Will Remain In Syria Until Iran Withdraws

Link -- Bolton: US Will Remain In Syria Until Iran Withdraws By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 25, 2018     White House National Security Adviser John Bolton announced Monday that the U.S. will remain in Syria until Iran withdraws from the area. “We’re not going to leave as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders and that includes … Continue reading Bolton: US Will Remain In Syria Until Iran Withdraws

Trump: UN’s “Potential Is Being Met, Slowly But Surely”

Link -- Trump: UN’s “Potential Is Being Met, Slowly But Surely” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 25, 2018   President Donald Trump appears to have found a new liking for the United Nations, suggesting that he can and intends to work with the world organization to solve drug problems worldwide. “I’ve always said the United Nations has tremendous … Continue reading Trump: UN’s “Potential Is Being Met, Slowly But Surely”

The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App By SHAULI BAR-ON September 24, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   Last week, the Daily Trojan reported that USC graduate student Robert L. Walker II’s USC email is linked to a username that was active in a chatroom used to organize the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Removing criminal history will benefit Common App

Former Trump Aide Accused Of Slipping Stripper Abortion Pill

Link -- Former Trump Aide Accused Of Slipping Stripper Abortion Pill By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 24, 2018   A former Trump aide is being accused of slipping an abortion pill into a stripper’s smoothie. Jason Miller, a former senior adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, announced he would step down from his political commentator role at CNN following an allegation … Continue reading Former Trump Aide Accused Of Slipping Stripper Abortion Pill

Trump Administration To Deny Green Cards To Immigrants Using Public Benefits

Link -- Trump Administration To Deny Green Cards To Immigrants Using Public Benefits By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 24, 2018   The Trump administration announced a plan Saturday that will deny green cards to immigrants using public benefits such as Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers and prioritize those who would not. The move will affect immigrants seeking to … Continue reading Trump Administration To Deny Green Cards To Immigrants Using Public Benefits

March For Our Lives Co-Founder Resigns: “I’m Very Regretful”

Link -- March For Our Lives Co-Founder Resigns: “I’m Very Regretful” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 24, 2018   Cameron Kasky, the co-founder of the liberal “March For Our Lives” organization announced on Wednesday he has resigned. Kasky told Fox News Radio’s Guy Benson and Marie Harf, “I’m very regretful of a lot of the mistakes that I’ve made along the way.” … Continue reading March For Our Lives Co-Founder Resigns: “I’m Very Regretful”

House Intel Committee To Release Russian Collusion Interviews Before Midterms

Link -- House Intel Committee To Release Russian Collusion Interviews Before Midterms By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 17, 2018   House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., announced Sunday he plans to release witness interviews of nearly 70 people regarding the Russian collusion investigation to the public before the midterm elections. “Full transparency is in order,” he said in an interview with … Continue reading House Intel Committee To Release Russian Collusion Interviews Before Midterms

Sen. Lindsey Graham: “We’re Waiting On Mueller”

Link -- Sen. Lindsey Graham: “We’re Waiting On Mueller” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 17, 2018   On Sunday, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina assured the public on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that the Justice Department’s Special Counsel Robert Mueller will be able to conclude his investigation into Russian collusion without political interference. “Nothing’s going to happen … Continue reading Sen. Lindsey Graham: “We’re Waiting On Mueller”

Ken Starr Weighs In On Kavanaugh Accuser

Link -- Ken Starr Weighs In On Kavanaugh Accuser By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 17, 2018     Ken Starr, the independent counsel who investigated President Bill Clinton’s sexual misconduct allegations, is troubled by the way Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s allegations have been handled. “As someone who is interested in process and fairness, obviously, any allegation of … Continue reading Ken Starr Weighs In On Kavanaugh Accuser

Are Liberals Trying To Bribe Senator To Vote Against Kavanaugh?

Link -- Are Liberals Trying To Bribe Senator To Vote Against Kavanaugh? By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 14, 2018   An online crowdfunding campaign entitled “Either Sen. Collins VOTES NO on Kavanaugh OR we fund her future opponent” has prompted a watchdog group to ask the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into bribery. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has … Continue reading Are Liberals Trying To Bribe Senator To Vote Against Kavanaugh?

Bipartisan Bill To Support Repairing National Parks

Link -- Bipartisan Bill To Support Repairing National Parks By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 14, 2018   The Trump administration’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is backing a bill to repair America’s national parks. In an age of ultra political polarization, the bill has managed to gather bipartisan support to create a fund for maintenance projects in national parks across … Continue reading Bipartisan Bill To Support Repairing National Parks

Stormy Daniels To Release “Full Disclosure” Book On Alleged Trump Affair

Link -- Stormy Daniels To Release “Full Disclosure” Book On Alleged Trump Affair By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 13, 2018   Stormy Daniels announced Wednesday while appearing on ABC’s “The View” that she plans to release a book entitled “Full Disclosure” on Oct. 2, a memoir of her life including her alleged 2006 affair with President Donald Trump. … Continue reading Stormy Daniels To Release “Full Disclosure” Book On Alleged Trump Affair

GOP Considers New ‘Contract With America’ Campaign For Midterms

Link -- GOP Considers New ‘Contract With America’ Campaign For Midterms By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 13, 2018   Republicans are considering a new “Contract with America” campaign as they did in their 1994 midterm election victory, where they took control of the House and Senate, picking up a net gain of 54 House seats and eight Senate … Continue reading GOP Considers New ‘Contract With America’ Campaign For Midterms

US Census Bureau Report On Income, Poverty Bodes Well For GOP

Link -- US Census Bureau Report On Income, Poverty Bodes Well For GOP By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 13, 2018   Income hit a record high and poverty fell to a record low since pre-recession times, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released on Wednesday. Based on the population survey, American median household income rose to $61,372. That’s a … Continue reading US Census Bureau Report On Income, Poverty Bodes Well For GOP

The Bar-On Brief: Diversity of opinion must be considered in faculty hiring

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Diversity of opinion must be considered in faculty hiring By SHAULI BAR-ON September 11, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   “Diversity” is a word that gets thrown around daily without anyone stopping to think about what it really means. Employers want diverse workplaces, colleges want diverse applicants, and now the University of California school system … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Diversity of opinion must be considered in faculty hiring

Booker Tries, Fails To Slam Kavanaugh With Racial Profiling Emails

Link -- Booker Tries, Fails To Slam Kavanaugh With Racial Profiling Emails By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 7, 2018   President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh is having a roller coaster of a confirmation hearing. Things took another unexpected turn Thursday morning when New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker said he would “break Senate rules” and … Continue reading Booker Tries, Fails To Slam Kavanaugh With Racial Profiling Emails

Twitter CEO Says Algorithm Has Been “Unfair”

Link -- Twitter CEO Says Algorithm Has Been “Unfair” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 7, 2018   This are going from bad to worse for social media outlets since President Donald Trump has vowed to take action against algorithms that favor left-leaning stances. At a congressional hearing Wednesday, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted that his company’s algorithm has … Continue reading Twitter CEO Says Algorithm Has Been “Unfair”

Kim Kardashian, Ivanka Trump Discuss Prison Reform At White House

Link -- Kim Kardashian, Ivanka Trump Discuss Prison Reform At White House By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 6, 2018   Kim Kardashian visited the White House on Wednesday to pursue her criminal justice reform agenda. Kardashian was expected to advocate on behalf of Chris Young, 30, who was sentenced to life in prison for marijuana and cocaine possession after a 2010 arrest. … Continue reading Kim Kardashian, Ivanka Trump Discuss Prison Reform At White House

Air Force Secretary: Space Force “Is Going To Happen”

Link -- Air Force Secretary: Space Force “Is Going To Happen” By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 6, 2018   While many laughed off President Donald Trump’s proposal for a new military branch — the Space Force — bipartisan support for the idea is on the rise. At a conference hosted by Defense News in Arlington, Virginia on Wednesday, Air … Continue reading Air Force Secretary: Space Force “Is Going To Happen”

US Should Not Wait For Canada’s Approval On Mexico Trade Deal

Link -- US Should Not Wait For Canada’s Approval On Mexico Trade Deal By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 6, 2018   President Donald Trump managed to find common ground with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and agreed to a trade deal in place of NAFTA on Aug. 27. But Congress has been reluctant to allow President Trump to put pen … Continue reading US Should Not Wait For Canada’s Approval On Mexico Trade Deal

Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing 44 Times In 1 Hour

Link -- Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing 44 Times In 1 Hour By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 5, 2018   As much as Democrats hate it, the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee Brett Kavanaugh are underway. Democrats, have been tirelessly searching for dirt on Kavanaugh to no avail. They moved to a new tactic, … Continue reading Dems Interrupt Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing 44 Times In 1 Hour

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election

Link -- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 5, 2018   Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Tuesday he will not be seeking re-election for a third term in Feb. 2019, following outcries for his resignation this summer. “As much as I love this job and will always love this city and its residents, … Continue reading Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Will Not Seek Re-Election

Opinion: Lack Of Court Hearings On Russia Spy Accusation For Trump Aide Alarming

Link -- Opinion: Lack Of Court Hearings On Russia Spy Accusation For Trump Aide Alarming By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 4, 2018   On Friday, the Justice Department acknowledged in a court filing that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page. Page is a former … Continue reading Opinion: Lack Of Court Hearings On Russia Spy Accusation For Trump Aide Alarming

Red State Dems Don’t Want Obama Campaigning For Them

Link -- Red State Dems Don’t Want Obama Campaigning For Them By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 4, 2018   While former President Barack Obama is looking to help campaign with Democrats seeking to win the 2018 midterm elections, not everyone is so eager to have him alongside heading into September. This is especially true for Democrats in states … Continue reading Red State Dems Don’t Want Obama Campaigning For Them

Tourism Down In Lexington Following Red Hen Restaurant Controversy

Link -- Tourism Down In Lexington Following Red Hen Restaurant Controversy By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Sep 4, 2018   According to the Roanoke Times, tourism is down in Lexington, Virginia, home to the Red Hen restaurant that infamously refused service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders in June. The Roanoke Regional Tourism Board approved a plan Sunday to try boosting tourism and recover … Continue reading Tourism Down In Lexington Following Red Hen Restaurant Controversy