Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Gunning For 2024 Presidential Run

Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Gunning For 2024 Presidential Run By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Mar 11, 2019   President Donald Trump’s former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is laying the groundwork for a 2024 presidential run. The Washington Examiner reports that Haley has gathered advisers and is beginning to raise money well in advance of the race. The 2024 election would … Continue reading Trump’s UN Ambassador Nikki Haley Gunning For 2024 Presidential Run

Rand Paul Joins Senators Who Will Vote Against Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

Rand Paul Joins Senators Who Will Vote Against Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Mar 7, 2019   Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky is perhaps the most conservative senator who will side with Democrats to pass a measure against President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration for a border wall. Paul announced Sunday he will join … Continue reading Rand Paul Joins Senators Who Will Vote Against Trump’s Border Emergency Declaration

Unlikely Supporter? Chuck Schumer: ‘President Trump Did The Right Thing’

Unlikely Supporter? Chuck Schumer: ‘President Trump Did The Right Thing’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Mar 1, 2019   President Donald Trump spent the last few days in Vietnam, engaging in high-stakes talks with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. Back in Washington, Congress hosted hearings smearing the president and criticizing his character. But after President Trump announced he … Continue reading Unlikely Supporter? Chuck Schumer: ‘President Trump Did The Right Thing’

Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College

Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 28, 2019   One good way to tell if someone is considering a presidential run is to listen to their talking points. Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Obama, appears to be making statements indicating he is likely to step into the race … Continue reading Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College

Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump

Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 27, 2019   A new poll about the 2020 presidential election reveals an Independent candidate would take away Democratic votes in a 5-to-1 ratio in comparison to Republican votes. Based on this analysis, an Independent run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz virtually … Continue reading Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump

Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution

Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 26, 2019   Another win for feminists is in the books. Or is it? Two Texas men sued the Selective Service System saying that the military draft unfairly discriminates against women because women are not required to enroll in the draft. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller agreed … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution

The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics

The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics By SHAULI BAR-ON February 26, 2019 in Columns, Opinion Earlier this month, both sides presented their closing arguments in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard before the Massachusetts District Court. Now, it’s all up to Judge Allison Burroughs. She will have to review thousands … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics

Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral

Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 25, 2019   Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) had some tough words for schoolchildren who visited her office Friday in an attempt to be heard about climate change and ask their senator to support Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposal. Click here to read the … Continue reading Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral

Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’

Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 20, 2019   Former Starbucks CEO and political independent Howard Schultz has received criticism from the Democratic Party since the day he announced his bid for the presidency as a third-party candidate. Despite Schultz being a self-proclaimed “lifelong Democrat,” Democrats fear that … Continue reading Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’

In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion

In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 15, 2019   Here’s a story you probably haven’t seen pop up very often in the left-wing cable news: MSNBC is reporting sources say that the Senate Intelligence Committee found no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, as its two-year … Continue reading In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion

Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr

Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 13, 2019   Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was the only Republican to vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday. But it’s not for the reasons one might expect. Paul said his concern with Barr has … Continue reading Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr

Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All

Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All By Shauli Bar-On On Feb 12, 2019   Tech giant Amazon may be backtracking on its plans to build a new office in New York. Plans are still a go in Tennessee and Virginia, but lawmakers in New York appear to have changed their minds about whether they want the … Continue reading Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All

The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need

The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need By SHAULI BAR-ON February 11, 2019 in Columns, Opinion   It’s almost that time of year again. Hundreds of hopeful high school students will soon tour USC, attend Explore USC and ultimately make one of the most important decisions of their academic careers: where to attend college. Naturally, … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need

Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule

Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 11, 2019   The left-wing media got ahold of President Donald Trump’s personal work schedule, and they did what they usually do — they spun it into a negative. Axios reported last week that a source had leaked some three months of President Trump’s schedule. They note … Continue reading Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule

Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site

Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 8, 2019   A Philadelphia non-profit is looking to create the nation’s first “supervised drug injection” site for drug addicts to inject themselves with some of the world’s most dangerous drugs under medical supervision, in an effort to combat the growing death rate … Continue reading Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site

Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad

Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 5, 2019   Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos spent over $5 million on a Super Bowl advertisement promoting journalism. But many Washington Post journalists are not too pleased with the money spent. They believe the money should have been used … Continue reading Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad

Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding

Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 4, 2019   Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is the latest mainstream Democrat who is tossing his hat in for a 2020 run for the presidency. While Booker is second African-American Democratic candidate in the race and claims he intends … Continue reading Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding

Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote

Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 1, 2019   The United States has for several years engaged in a debate as to whether voter fraud is a real problem in elections across the country. While Republicans have tended to bring up the issue in recent times, Democrats have always … Continue reading Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote

Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants To Force Mueller’s Report To Go Public

Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants To Force Mueller’s Report To Go Public By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 30, 2019   A bipartisan bill is in the works to make Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and findings available to the public. The bill, dubbed the Special Counsel Transparency Act, was introduced by Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Republican Sen. Chuck … Continue reading Bipartisan Senate Bill Wants To Force Mueller’s Report To Go Public

Trump Calls Fox News Worse Than ‘Fake News’ CNN On His Wall Negotiations

Trump Calls Fox News Worse Than ‘Fake News’ CNN On His Wall Negotiations By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 29, 2019   Americans are all too familiar with President Donald Trump calling the press the “enemy of the people” and continuously touting certain organizations as “fake news.” But on Sunday, President Trump unexpectedly took a dig at his usual … Continue reading Trump Calls Fox News Worse Than ‘Fake News’ CNN On His Wall Negotiations

The Bar-On Brief: Beyond a designated day, we should never forget the Holocaust

The Bar-On Brief: Beyond a designated day, we should never forget the Holocaust By SHAULI BAR-ON January 28, 2019 in Columns, Opinion   It’s 1942. A man lies in his bunker, fast asleep. His roommate watches him tremble. “He must be having a nightmare,” he thinks. “Maybe I should wake him up and save him from his misery.” But … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Beyond a designated day, we should never forget the Holocaust

Nevada Attorney To Take Covington Students’ Case Pro Bono

Nevada Attorney To Take Covington Students’ Case Pro Bono By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 28, 2019   A Nevada lawyer has decided to take the cases of the Covington high school students whom he claims were defamed by the media across the country — free of charge. Attorney Robert Barnes said on Fox News last Wednesday that he and his clients … Continue reading Nevada Attorney To Take Covington Students’ Case Pro Bono

OPINION: First Amendment rights must outweigh University policy

OPINION: First Amendment rights must outweigh University policy By SHAULI BAR-ON January 23, 2019 in Opinion   Last summer, the University quietly amended its speech code to make it easier for the administration to handle on-campus protests. But there was just one problem. The University’s policy change neglected a higher rule: the First Amendment of the United States … Continue reading OPINION: First Amendment rights must outweigh University policy

ACLU Investigates DOJ’s Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

ACLU Investigates DOJ’s Use Of Facial Recognition Technology By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 23, 2019   The American Civil Liberties Union is looking to find out how the government may be using facial recognition technology on citizens. The ACLU on Tuesday filed a Freedom of Information Act request to the Department of Justice asking for the government to release any … Continue reading ACLU Investigates DOJ’s Use Of Facial Recognition Technology

Buzzfeed Sticks To Michael Cohen Story, Despite Mueller Disputing Accuracy

Buzzfeed Sticks To Michael Cohen Story, Despite Mueller Disputing Accuracy By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 22, 2019   Buzzfeed is sticking by a scandalous story published last week that claims President Donald Trump instructed his former attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress regarding the status of a Trump project in Russia. Click here to read the rest of the … Continue reading Buzzfeed Sticks To Michael Cohen Story, Despite Mueller Disputing Accuracy

Dem Presidential Contender Regrets Past Work With Pro-Conversion Therapy PAC

Dem Presidential Contender Regrets Past Work With Pro-Conversion Therapy PAC By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 18, 2019   A Democratic congresswoman from Hawaii, who recently announced she will run for president, is facing criticism for her past work for a political action committee that supported gay conversion therapy. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s work with the Alliance for Traditional Marriage, … Continue reading Dem Presidential Contender Regrets Past Work With Pro-Conversion Therapy PAC

Bar-On Brief: We are the rightful owners of the abbreviation “USC”

Bar-On Brief: We are the rightful owners of the abbreviation “USC” By SHAULI BAR-ON January 15, 2019 in Columns, Opinion   Type in three letters — “U,” “S” and “C” — into a Google search and the vast majority of the search results will lead you to something related to the University of Southern California. If someone talks about … Continue reading Bar-On Brief: We are the rightful owners of the abbreviation “USC”

Michael Cohen To Testify Before Congress, Trump ‘Couldn’t Care Less’

Michael Cohen To Testify Before Congress, Trump ‘Couldn’t Care Less’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 14, 2019   President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, who has already pleaded guilty to a felony, said last week he will agree to publicly telling the country more about his interaction with his client. The House Oversight Committee announced Thursday that … Continue reading Michael Cohen To Testify Before Congress, Trump ‘Couldn’t Care Less’

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s AG Pick Does Not Think Mueller Probe Is A ‘Witch Hunt’

Lindsey Graham: Trump’s AG Pick Does Not Think Mueller Probe Is A ‘Witch Hunt’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 11, 2019   Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general does not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is a “witch hunt.” Click here to read the rest of the article...

California And New York City Want To Give Illegal Immigrants Free Health Care

California And New York City Want To Give Illegal Immigrants Free Health Care By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 10, 2019   In the middle of a federal government shutdown, as Washington cannot agree on a federal budget, the state of California and New York City are moving toward budget talks to include health care costs for all residents — … Continue reading California And New York City Want To Give Illegal Immigrants Free Health Care

Bipartisan Senate Group To Reintroduce Bill To Protect Mueller

Bipartisan Senate Group To Reintroduce Bill To Protect Mueller By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 9, 2019   A bipartisan group of senators is planning to reintroduce a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired by President Donald Trump. The group of four includes two Republicans — Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Thom Tillis of North Carolina. … Continue reading Bipartisan Senate Group To Reintroduce Bill To Protect Mueller

OPINION: California education proposals ignore root causes of high tuition costs

OPINION: California education proposals ignore root causes of high tuition costs By SHAULI BAR-ON January 7, 2019 in Opinion     California Gov. Gavin Newsom took the reigns Monday to head America’s most populous state — to start his tenure, he has some radical changes he hopes to integrate into California’s education system. While many of them lack … Continue reading OPINION: California education proposals ignore root causes of high tuition costs

Dems Do Damage Control After Tlaib Calls For Impeachment, Uses Profanity

Dems Do Damage Control After Tlaib Calls For Impeachment, Uses Profanity By Shauli Bar-On On Jan 7, 2019   The 116th Congress was sworn in last Thursday, featuring dozens of new lawmakers, including Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who made headlines for being the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress. But by Thursday night, she was making headlines … Continue reading Dems Do Damage Control After Tlaib Calls For Impeachment, Uses Profanity

1 Year Later: California’s Marijuana Legalization Is A Tax Failure

1 Year Later: California’s Marijuana Legalization Is A Tax Failure By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Jan 4, 2019   One year ago, California became the sixth state in the union to legalize recreational marijuana despite federal statutes still forbidding the drug’s use and classifying it as a schedule 1 drug. California politicians were so eager to allow its residents … Continue reading 1 Year Later: California’s Marijuana Legalization Is A Tax Failure

Giuliani: ‘Mueller Should Be Investigated For Destruction Of Evidence

Giuliani: ‘Mueller Should Be Investigated For Destruction Of Evidence’ By Shauli Bar-On Rudy Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s lawyer, is calling for an investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller over claims of the destruction of FBI evidence in his probe into alleged collusion between Trump and Russia. Click here to read the rest of the article...

Dem Running On Presidential Platform To Give Every American $1,000 Per Month

Dem Running On Presidential Platform To Give Every American $1,000 Per Month By Shauli Bar-On Businessman and nonprofit founder Andrew Yang announced his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination in February 2018, but hardly anyone knows his name. While his chances of winning the Democratic primary are low, and the odds of him becoming the … Continue reading Dem Running On Presidential Platform To Give Every American $1,000 Per Month

All Eyes On Kavanaugh As Obamacare Case Could Head To Supreme Court

All Eyes On Kavanaugh As Obamacare Case Could Head To Supreme Court By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 18, 2018  15 All eyes are on the newest Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as ObamaCare, will likely makes its way up the appellate system up to the Supreme Court. A federal judge in Texas ruled … Continue reading All Eyes On Kavanaugh As Obamacare Case Could Head To Supreme Court

Trump Calls Former Attorney Michael Cohen A ‘Rat’

Trump Calls Former Attorney Michael Cohen A ‘Rat’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 17, 2018   President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday on Fox News that he would allow the president to sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller “over my dead body.” In other words, there is no way Mueller will interview the president. After seeing … Continue reading Trump Calls Former Attorney Michael Cohen A ‘Rat’

California Plans To Start Taxing Text Messages

California Plans To Start Taxing Text Messages By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 14, 2018   California regulators announced this week that they are working on a plan to tax its residents for sending text messages. The San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday that the state anticipates using the money generated from this tax to support programs that would make phones … Continue reading California Plans To Start Taxing Text Messages

Poll: Beto O’Rourke Is MoveOn Front Runner For 2020 Presidential Race

Poll: Beto O’Rourke Is MoveOn Front Runner For 2020 Presidential Race By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 12, 2018   A MoveOn.org straw poll on Tuesday revealed that Democrats have a new front runner for the 2020 election. Marginally beating out Joe Biden is Beto O’Rourke, the Texas politician who challenged Sen. Ted Cruz for the Senate seat in Texas. The … Continue reading Poll: Beto O’Rourke Is MoveOn Front Runner For 2020 Presidential Race

Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices On Planned Parenthood Decision

Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices On Planned Parenthood Decision By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 11, 2018   The Supreme Court announced its decision Monday to decline to hear cases from states seeking to block Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood. As a result, federal appeals court rulings that stopped Kansas and Louisiana from cutting off Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood will … Continue reading Kavanaugh Sides With Liberal Justices On Planned Parenthood Decision

Opinion: With Government Shutdown Looming, Trump Should Make Border Wall Concessions

Opinion: With Government Shutdown Looming, Trump Should Make Border Wall Concessions By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 10, 2018   President Donald Trump’s promised border wall continues to be a problem for the Republicans. On Friday, Trump signed a budget extension that will avert a government shutdown through Dec. 21. But he is threatening to let a government shutdown happen if … Continue reading Opinion: With Government Shutdown Looming, Trump Should Make Border Wall Concessions

Pelosi: Bipartisan Gun Control Bill Coming ‘Soon’

Pelosi: Bipartisan Gun Control Bill Coming ‘Soon’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 7, 2018   Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi pledged Thursday that when Democrats retain control of the House in January, they will look to pass bipartisan gun control “soon.” “We will pass common sense gun violence prevention legislation soon, and… it will be bipartisan,” Pelosi said at her weekly … Continue reading Pelosi: Bipartisan Gun Control Bill Coming ‘Soon’

Joe Biden: ‘I’m The Most Qualified Person In The Country To Be President’

Joe Biden: ‘I’m The Most Qualified Person In The Country To Be President’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 6, 2018   Former Vice President Joe Biden has amped up his rhetoric regarding a presidential run in 2020. Speaking during a stop on his book tour at the University of Montana in Missoula on Monday, Biden said, “I’ll be as straight … Continue reading Joe Biden: ‘I’m The Most Qualified Person In The Country To Be President’

Dick’s Stopped Selling Guns To People Under 21 And Sales Are Down

Dick’s Stopped Selling Guns To People Under 21 And Sales Are Down By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 4, 2018   Sales are down at Dick’s Sporting Goods following its decision to stop selling guns to people under age 21, according to the company’s third quarter report. The decision came after the Parkland school shooting on Valentine’s Day. The … Continue reading Dick’s Stopped Selling Guns To People Under 21 And Sales Are Down

Trump’s Second Meeting With Kim Jong Un May Come Sooner Than You Think

Trump’s Second Meeting With Kim Jong Un May Come Sooner Than You Think By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Dec 3, 2018   President Donald Trump said Saturday he is planning a second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, according to a press pool report. The president told reporters news aboard Air Force One as he was returning to the … Continue reading Trump’s Second Meeting With Kim Jong Un May Come Sooner Than You Think

Opinion: GOP Should Appease Sen. Flake With Pointless Mueller Bill

Opinion: GOP Should Appease Sen. Flake With Pointless Mueller Bill By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 30, 2018   GOP Sen. Jeff Flake from Arizona has successfully blocked all of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees. Flake said this month that he would oppose all of President Trump’s nominees until a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller is passed. An effort to pass … Continue reading Opinion: GOP Should Appease Sen. Flake With Pointless Mueller Bill

Opinion: Shutting Down Government Over Border Wall Funding Would Backfire For GOP

Opinion: Shutting Down Government Over Border Wall Funding Would Backfire For GOP By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 29, 2018   President Donald Trump said Tuesday he would “totally be willing” to shut down the government over border wall funding in an interview with POLITICO. The Department of Homeland Security previously said they would need to allot $5 billion for the border wall. … Continue reading Opinion: Shutting Down Government Over Border Wall Funding Would Backfire For GOP

Sen. Amy Klobuchar ‘Thinking About’ A 2020 Presidential Run

Sen. Amy Klobuchar ‘Thinking About’ A 2020 Presidential Run By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 27, 2018   Minnesota Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar revealed Sunday she is considering a 2020 run for president. “People are talking to me about this I think in part because I worked really hard to go not just where it’s comfortable but where it’s … Continue reading Sen. Amy Klobuchar ‘Thinking About’ A 2020 Presidential Run

Kasich ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump In 2020

Kasich ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump In 2020 By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 26, 2018   Former presidential candidate John Kasich has hinted he might try his luck again in the 2020 election. Appearing on ABC News’ “This Week,” Kasich told George Stephanopoulos he was “very seriously” considering a third run for president in 2020. Kasich previously sought the Republican … Continue reading Kasich ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Challenging Trump In 2020

Dems Offer Trump Deal On Judicial Nominees

Dems Offer Trump Deal On Judicial Nominees By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 21, 2018   Democrats are attempting to broker a deal that will give them more influence in confirming judicial nominees. The two Democratic California Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, who are both on the Senate Judiciary Committee, revealed Monday they have a proposal for President Donald Trump. … Continue reading Dems Offer Trump Deal On Judicial Nominees

16 Dems Pledge Not To Support Pelosi As Speaker Of The House

16 Dems Pledge Not To Support Pelosi As Speaker Of The House By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 20, 2018   Despite losing control over the House of Representatives, Republicans are sitting back and enjoying the show of Democrats fighting over who the next Speaker of the House will be. Sixteen Democrats signed a letter Monday pledging not to … Continue reading 16 Dems Pledge Not To Support Pelosi As Speaker Of The House

Trump Accuses Democrats Of Collusion With Russia

Trump Accuses Democrats Of Collusion With Russia By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 20, 2018   Conservatives are unhappy with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe investigating the Trump administration and looking the other way despite allegations against the Hillary Clinton campaign. They say there are Democrats who worked with the Clinton campaign should be charged with election interference but … Continue reading Trump Accuses Democrats Of Collusion With Russia

Trump: Countries Must Pay The U.S. For Military Protection

Trump: Countries Must Pay The U.S. For Military Protection By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 20, 2018   The Washington Times reports that defense officials and diplomats engaged in talks with South Korea last week, urging the U.S. ally to front more money in support of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea. The negotiations of what has been dubbed the “Special … Continue reading Trump: Countries Must Pay The U.S. For Military Protection

The Bar-On Brief: Free speech rights must extend to all groups, not just agreeable ones

The Bar-On Brief: Free speech rights must extend to all groups, not just agreeable ones By SHAULI BAR-ON November 20, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   This past weekend, USC’s crosstown rival UCLA hosted a national conference for the Students for Justice in Palestine. Established in 2010, the organization advocates for the rights of Palestinians living in Israel, with over … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Free speech rights must extend to all groups, not just agreeable ones

Poll: 48 Percent Of Americans Think Media Is Biased Against Trump

Poll: 48 Percent Of Americans Think Media Is Biased Against Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 16, 2018   A new poll reveals just how divided Americans are regarding their opinions of the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump. A McLaughlin & Associates media survey released this week found that about half of Americans believe that the media is being … Continue reading Poll: 48 Percent Of Americans Think Media Is Biased Against Trump

FDA Announces Sweeping Regulations On Tobacco Industry

FDA Announces Sweeping Regulations On Tobacco Industry By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 16, 2018   The Food and Drug Administration announced a proposal for new policies and regulations against the tobacco industry and e-cigarettes on Thursday. Among the regulations will be a ban on menthol cigarettes and a restriction on the sales of flavored e-cigarettes to convenience stores. Click here … Continue reading FDA Announces Sweeping Regulations On Tobacco Industry

Judge Calls Florida ‘The Laughingstock Of The World’ Over Recount Troubles

Judge Calls Florida ‘The Laughingstock Of The World’ Over Recount Troubles By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 16, 2018   It has been over a week since ballots were cast, yet Florida residents still do not know who their new senator for the upcoming term will be in the race between Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic incumbent Sen. … Continue reading Judge Calls Florida ‘The Laughingstock Of The World’ Over Recount Troubles

McConnell Denies Request To Vote On Mueller Protection Bill

McConnell Denies Request To Vote On Mueller Protection Bill By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 15, 2018   A bipartisan effort in the Senate to speed up a vote on legislation to protect Robert Mueller from being fired failed Wednesday. The legislation, called The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in April and awaits a … Continue reading McConnell Denies Request To Vote On Mueller Protection Bill

Tucker Carlson Admits He Agrees With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Tucker Carlson Admits He Agrees With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 15, 2018   It looks like Fox News host Tucker Carlson and self-declared Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez actually agree on something. On his Tuesday show, Carlson admitted that Ocasio-Cortez “has a very good point” in criticizing New York for granting Amazon millions of dollars in … Continue reading Tucker Carlson Admits He Agrees With Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Fox News To File Amicus Brief In Support Of CNN Lawsuit Against Trump

Fox News To File Amicus Brief In Support Of CNN Lawsuit Against Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 15, 2018   Fox News said Wednesday it would file an amicus brief in support of CNN and Jim Acosta’s case against President Donald Trump and his administration. “FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s … Continue reading Fox News To File Amicus Brief In Support Of CNN Lawsuit Against Trump

Woodward: CNN Took Trump’s Bait By Suing Over Jim Acosta

Woodward: CNN Took Trump’s Bait By Suing Over Jim Acosta By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 14, 2018   CNN announced Tuesday they are suing President Donald Trump’s administration for revoking the press pass of their White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Esteemed Watergate investigative journalist Bob Woodward described CNN’s actions on Tuesday as “taking [Trump’s] bait.” Click here to … Continue reading Woodward: CNN Took Trump’s Bait By Suing Over Jim Acosta

Opinion: The Left Stays Silent When Israel Is Terrorized

Opinion: The Left Stays Silent When Israel Is Terrorized By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 14, 2018   Palestinians in Gaza launched over 400 rockets Monday and Tuesday in an act of terrorism against the State of Israel. But the left-wing media and Democratic lawmakers have barely devoted any time to these acts of clear anti-Semitism. This is because covering the … Continue reading Opinion: The Left Stays Silent When Israel Is Terrorized

Former Clinton Adviser: Hillary Will Run Again

Former Clinton Adviser: Hillary Will Run Again By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 14, 2018   A Wall Street Journal op-ed published on Monday is confident that Hillary Clinton will run for president again, despite her despite her recent claims that she does not want to. “Get ready for Hillary Clinton 4.0,” the op-ed, c-authored by former Clinton senior adviser Mark Penn and Democratic strategist … Continue reading Former Clinton Adviser: Hillary Will Run Again

Karl Rove Warns About GOP Loss In The Suburbs

Karl Rove Warns About GOP Loss In The Suburbs By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 13, 2018   Karl Rove, Republican guru and former chief adviser to President George W. Bush, has some alarming news for Republicans in his analysis of the midterm election results. “We’ve got to be worried about what’s happening in the suburbs. We get wiped … Continue reading Karl Rove Warns About GOP Loss In The Suburbs

Kellyanne Conway: Shutting Down Mueller Investigation Would Be A Mistake

Kellyanne Conway: Shutting Down Mueller Investigation Would Be A Mistake By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 13, 2018   Counselor to President Donald Trump Kellyanne Conway said Sunday that it would be a mistake to shutdown Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian collusion. “It would be a mistake to try to shut down the Mueller investigation in the … Continue reading Kellyanne Conway: Shutting Down Mueller Investigation Would Be A Mistake

Tucker Carlson Protest Witness Says Group Aims To ‘Unsettle And Frighten’

Tucker Carlson Protest Witness Says Group Aims To ‘Unsettle And Frighten’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 13, 2018   A witness to the protest who gathered outside Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s house published an article Friday in which he describes the group’s intention. The protest, which was condemned by members of the media on both side of the political … Continue reading Tucker Carlson Protest Witness Says Group Aims To ‘Unsettle And Frighten’

Larry King: ‘CNN Stopped Doing News A Long Time Ago’

Larry King: ‘CNN Stopped Doing News A Long Time Ago’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 9, 2018   Larry King, who hosted CNN’s longest-running program “Larry King Live” for 25 years, has some harsh criticism for the current content of his former employer. “CNN stopped doing news a long time ago,” he said Wednesday on RT America. “They … Continue reading Larry King: ‘CNN Stopped Doing News A Long Time Ago’

Dems Could Target Trump’s Tax Returns Or Threaten Impeachment

Dems Could Target Trump’s Tax Returns Or Threaten Impeachment By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 9, 2018   Now that the Democrats control the House of Representatives, America officially is in a phase of divided government. While some are hopeful the divisions will force bipartisan efforts, others look to Democratic rhetoric to fear otherwise. President Donald Trump will be … Continue reading Dems Could Target Trump’s Tax Returns Or Threaten Impeachment

New Acting Attorney General Will Not Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

New Acting Attorney General Will Not Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 9, 2018   Following Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general on Wednesday, President Donald Trump has asked Sessions’ chief of staff Matt Whitaker to assume the role as acting AG. President Trump openly criticized Sessions on Twitter repeatedly. A great deal of … Continue reading New Acting Attorney General Will Not Recuse Himself From Mueller Probe

Trump Claims His Endorsement Of Pelosi Is Not ‘Sarcastic’

Trump Claims His Endorsement Of Pelosi Is Not ‘Sarcastic’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 8, 2018     Following the Democrats taking control of the House in Tuesday’s election, President Trump took to Twitter to endorse Pelosi for the Speaker of the House role on Wednesday, saying that she “deserves” to be chosen by Democrats.   Click here … Continue reading Trump Claims His Endorsement Of Pelosi Is Not ‘Sarcastic’

Over 3,200 Caravan Migrants Give Up On Entering US

Over 3,200 Caravan Migrants Give Up On Entering US By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 8, 2018   President Trump’s pressure is working. Over 3,200 caravan migrants traveling from Central America through Mexico en route to the United States have given up on their plan to enter the U.S., applying for refugee status in Mexico instead, the Mexican government … Continue reading Over 3,200 Caravan Migrants Give Up On Entering US

Dan Crenshaw, Mocked On ‘SNL,’ Wins House Race In Texas

Dan Crenshaw, Mocked On ‘SNL,’ Wins House Race In Texas By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 7, 2018   Dan Crenshaw, the veteran who lost an eye from an IED blast in Afghanistan and whose appearance was ridiculed on “Saturday Night Live” last weekend, has won his House race for Texas’ 2nd Congressional District. In his victory speech Tuesday night, he … Continue reading Dan Crenshaw, Mocked On ‘SNL,’ Wins House Race In Texas

Ratio Of Unemployed Americans To Available Jobs Hits Record Low

Ratio Of Unemployed Americans To Available Jobs Hits Record Low By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 7, 2018     The ratio of unemployed Americans compared to the number of available jobs has hit a record low, the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced Tuesday. The data reported in the Bureau’s Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey, which boasts the record-low ratio, … Continue reading Ratio Of Unemployed Americans To Available Jobs Hits Record Low

Trudeau Denies Trump’s Tariffs Played A Role In Trade Negotiations

Trudeau Denies Trump’s Tariffs Played A Role In Trade Negotiations By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 7, 2018   Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denied claims that United States-imposed tariffs contributed to his decision to sign a new North American trade agreement in an interview Monday with CNN’s Poppy Harlow. “Did tariffs force Canada’s hand here?” Harlow asked. “On the contrary, … Continue reading Trudeau Denies Trump’s Tariffs Played A Role In Trade Negotiations

Lindsey Graham: Jeff Sessions Will Probably Resign

Lindsey Graham: Jeff Sessions Will Probably Resign By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 6, 2018   According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is likely to resign after the midterm election. “Jeff will probably step down. We’ll have a new attorney general most likely early next year,” Graham (R-S.C.) said on Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Monday. Neither … Continue reading Lindsey Graham: Jeff Sessions Will Probably Resign

Trump Admin Reinstates Pre-Nuclear Deal Sanctions On Iran

Trump Admin Reinstates Pre-Nuclear Deal Sanctions On Iran By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 6, 2018   The Trump administration has reinstated sanctions on Iran, the same sanctions that were in place before President Obama brokered and signed the Iran Nuclear Deal in 2015. The move was announced by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in an Op-Ed for the Financial … Continue reading Trump Admin Reinstates Pre-Nuclear Deal Sanctions On Iran

The Bar-On Brief: Ad hominem attacks must be avoided in political debates

The Bar-On Brief: Ad hominem attacks must be avoided in political debates By SHAULI BAR-ON November 6, 2018 in Columns, Opinion   President Donald Trump announced last week that he intends to use an executive order to get rid of birthright citizenship in the United States. In other words, he wants to change the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Ad hominem attacks must be avoided in political debates

47 Percent Of Americans Feel Like ‘Strangers In Their Own Country’

47 Percent Of Americans Feel Like ‘Strangers In Their Own Country’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 2, 2018   According to the 2018 American Values Survey released this week by PRRI, 47 percent of Americans feel as if they are “strangers in their own country.” The survey revealed that Democrats and Republicans have radially different visions of what a better America … Continue reading 47 Percent Of Americans Feel Like ‘Strangers In Their Own Country’

Poll: Voters Disagree On What ‘Medicare For All’ Means

Poll: Voters Disagree On What ‘Medicare For All’ Means By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 1, 2018   “Medicare for All.” It’s a phrase Democrats have been championing Obamacare was passed. But a new pollreleased Wednesday reveals that Americans are not exactly united on what that phrase means. Click here to read the rest of the article...

Creators Say It’s Okay For White Children To Dress Up As ‘Black Panther’ For Halloween

Creators Say It’s Okay For White Children To Dress Up As ‘Black Panther’ For Halloween By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 1, 2018   Debate about cultural appropriation on Halloween resurfaced this year with an added twist: Is it acceptable for white Americans to dress up as heroes from the popular Marvel movie “Black Panther”? While the debate ensued, the … Continue reading Creators Say It’s Okay For White Children To Dress Up As ‘Black Panther’ For Halloween

Kanye West: ‘I’ve Been Used To Spread Messages I Don’t Believe In’

Kanye West: ‘I’ve Been Used To Spread Messages I Don’t Believe In’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Nov 1, 2018   President Donald Trump’s outspoken fan Kanye West is criticizing “Blexit” founder Candace Owens for using his name in the Blexit campaign urging black Democrats to leave the Party. West took to Twitter Tuesday, where he said he has no involvement … Continue reading Kanye West: ‘I’ve Been Used To Spread Messages I Don’t Believe In’

China Hides Military Affiliation Of Students Who Study ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ In US

China Hides Military Affiliation Of Students Who Study ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ In US By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 31, 2018   A report conducted in part by the Australian defense ministry shows that military scientists from China enrolling in American and Western universities have been “obscuring” their military affiliation to travel to these countries “where they work in areas such as … Continue reading China Hides Military Affiliation Of Students Who Study ‘Hypersonic Missiles’ In US

Survey: College Students Believe Violence Is Justified To Prevent Hate Speech

Survey: College Students Believe Violence Is Justified To Prevent Hate Speech By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 31, 2018  44 According to a new survey, one out of three American college students believes “physical violence can be justified to prevent someone from using hate speech.” The results come from an online survey of 800 full-time undergraduates conducted by McLaughlin … Continue reading Survey: College Students Believe Violence Is Justified To Prevent Hate Speech

Columbia University Email On Pittsburgh Shooting Failed To Mention Jews, Anti-Semitism

Columbia University Email On Pittsburgh Shooting Failed To Mention Jews, Anti-Semitism By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 31, 2018   Following the horrific shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday, communities across the country have stood with the Jewish community and reminded them that they stand united against anti-Semitism. Even Facebook launched a campaign where users could change their … Continue reading Columbia University Email On Pittsburgh Shooting Failed To Mention Jews, Anti-Semitism

Kanye West Designed ‘Blexit’ Shirts To Urge Black Americans To Leave The Democratic Party

Kanye West Designed ‘Blexit’ Shirts To Urge Black Americans To Leave The Democratic Party By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 30, 2018   Outspoken Trump supporter Kanye West has thrown his support behind a new movement called “Blexit” — which urges black Americans to leave the Democratic Party — by designing the logo and T-shirt. Blexit founder Candace Owens revealed … Continue reading Kanye West Designed ‘Blexit’ Shirts To Urge Black Americans To Leave The Democratic Party

Michael Avenatti: Dems Must Commit To A ‘Gender Balanced Cabinet’

Michael Avenatti: Dems Must Commit To A ‘Gender Balanced Cabinet’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 30, 2018     Stormy Daniels lawyer and 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Avenatti is trying to remain in the positive spotlight after being criticized for his commentary that the next Democratic presidential candidate should be a “white male.” On Monday, Avenatti tweeted … Continue reading Michael Avenatti: Dems Must Commit To A ‘Gender Balanced Cabinet’

Bernie Sanders: ‘I’m Not Going To Sit Here And Blame The President’ For Synagogue Shooting

Bernie Sanders: ‘I’m Not Going To Sit Here And Blame The President’ For Synagogue Shooting By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 30, 2018  50   Following the attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, several Democratic leaders and members of the left-wing media were quick to blame President Donald Trump for the shooting. Click here to read … Continue reading Bernie Sanders: ‘I’m Not Going To Sit Here And Blame The President’ For Synagogue Shooting

Steve Bannon Says Don’t Trust The Polls

Steve Bannon Says Don’t Trust The Polls By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 29, 2018   President Donald Trump’s former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon says the polls claiming Democrats are certain to win a majority in the House of Representatives come the November midterm elections are not to be trusted. Click here to read the rest of … Continue reading Steve Bannon Says Don’t Trust The Polls

Migrant Caravan Rejects Mexico’s Benefit Offer, Continues To US

Migrant Caravan Rejects Mexico’s Benefit Offer, Continues To US By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 29, 2018   On Saturday, thousands of Central American caravan migrants rejected an offer by Mexico to provide benefits such as shelter, medical care, schooling and jobs if they applied for refugee status in the country.   Click here to read the rest of the article...

Michael Avenatti: Only A White Male Can Beat Trump In 2020

Michael Avenatti: Only A White Male Can Beat Trump In 2020 By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 29, 2018   Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti, potential Democratic nominee for president in 2020, may have blown his chance at winning the nomination. In a Time Magazine interview published on Thursday, Avenatti revealed his thoughts on whom the Democratic Party should nominate … Continue reading Michael Avenatti: Only A White Male Can Beat Trump In 2020

NYT Publishes Fiction Piece About Trump Assassination 1 Day Before Pipe Bombs Target Dems

NYT Publishes Fiction Piece About Trump Assassination 1 Day Before Pipe Bombs Target Dems By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 26, 2018   The New York Times published a fictional story about President Donald Trump being assassinated by a Russian agent with the help of a Secret Service agent on Tuesday, one day before pipe bombs sent to Democrats including Barack Obama and … Continue reading NYT Publishes Fiction Piece About Trump Assassination 1 Day Before Pipe Bombs Target Dems

Big Pharma Hates Proposed Trump Rule To Display Prices In TV Ads

Big Pharma Hates Proposed Trump Rule To Display Prices In TV Ads By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 26, 2018   The Trump administration is stepping up its attack against Big Pharma, proposing a rule to require pharmaceutical companies to publish the price of their drugs on every advertisement they air on television. The rule would affect any drug that … Continue reading Big Pharma Hates Proposed Trump Rule To Display Prices In TV Ads

Ted Cruz And Kamala Harris Co-Sponsor Civil Rights Cold Case Bill

Ted Cruz And Kamala Harris Co-Sponsor Civil Rights Cold Case Bill By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 26, 2018   Looks like Ted Cruz and Kamala Harris actually agree on something. In a time where political bipartisanship is ever so rare, Sen. Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. Harris (D-Calif.) have co-sponsored a bill to release information that will help law … Continue reading Ted Cruz And Kamala Harris Co-Sponsor Civil Rights Cold Case Bill

Left-Wing Media Targets Trump’s ‘We Don’t Have Tariffs’ Comment

Left-Wing Media Targets Trump’s ‘We Don’t Have Tariffs’ Comment By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 25, 2018   President Donald Trump in a Tuesday interview with the Wall Street Journal discussed his policy regarding trade tariffs. As part of the interview, the president called out business owners who blamed him for their declines in revenues. Click here to read the … Continue reading Left-Wing Media Targets Trump’s ‘We Don’t Have Tariffs’ Comment

Giuliani: Manafort Has Not Said Anything Damaging About Trump

Giuliani: Manafort Has Not Said Anything Damaging About Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 25, 2018   Despite the investigation into President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, his trial and his guilty plea, nothing has come out from him to implicate or incriminate President Trump. Reuters reported on Tuesday Manafort’s attorney has agreed to keep the president informed … Continue reading Giuliani: Manafort Has Not Said Anything Damaging About Trump

Trump Tweets ‘I Agree With President Obama 100%!’ On Illegal Immigration

Trump Tweets ‘I Agree With President Obama 100%!’ On Illegal Immigration By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 25, 2018     On Tuesday, President Donald Trump trolled Barack Obama supporters and immigration activists on Twitter by retweeting a video of Obama, when he was the senior senator from Illinois, speaking about illegal immigration in 2005, writing “I agree with President … Continue reading Trump Tweets ‘I Agree With President Obama 100%!’ On Illegal Immigration

SCOTUS Blocks Deposition Over Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

SCOTUS Blocks Deposition Over Citizenship Question In 2020 Census By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 24, 2018   In a partial victory for the Trump administration on Monday, the Supreme Court granted its request to block a deposition of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in a lawsuit challenging the inclusion of a question about citizenship in the 2020 census. However, … Continue reading SCOTUS Blocks Deposition Over Citizenship Question In 2020 Census

Texas Investigating Dems For Voter Registration Mailers With Citizen Status Pre-Checked

Texas Investigating Dems For Voter Registration Mailers With Citizen Status Pre-Checked By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 24, 2018   Reports indicate the Democratic Party in Texas may have sent voter registration applications to non-citizens ineligible to vote, with questions regarding legal citizenship status and voting age pre-checked. Texas Secretary of State Rolando Pablos said in a statement Monday he has asked … Continue reading Texas Investigating Dems For Voter Registration Mailers With Citizen Status Pre-Checked

Nancy Pelosi Is Way Too Confident On Her Speaker Chances

Nancy Pelosi Is Way Too Confident On Her Speaker Chances By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 23, 2018   Before the midterm election ballots have even been cast, much less counted, Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi insists she will be the next Speaker of the House. While Pelosi previously said her priority is ensuring her Party regains a … Continue reading Nancy Pelosi Is Way Too Confident On Her Speaker Chances

The Bar-On Brief: Registering to vote is only the most basic of your civic duties

The Bar-On Brief: Registering to vote is only the most basic of your civic duties By SHAULI BAR-ON October 23, 2018 in Columns, Opinion     Shideh Ghandeharizadeh | Daily Trojan Monday was the last day to register to vote for the midterm elections in California. For months, USC students have been encouraged to take steps to register to … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Registering to vote is only the most basic of your civic duties

Trump To Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty With Russia

Trump To Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty With Russia By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 22, 2018   Tensions between the United States and Russia took a turn for the worse on Saturday afternoon when President Donald Trump announced he would be withdrawing the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, signed between the United States and Russia in the Cold … Continue reading Trump To Withdraw From Nuclear Treaty With Russia

Mueller Expected To Deliver Report On Russia Probe By Christmas

Mueller Expected To Deliver Report On Russia Probe By Christmas By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 22, 2018   Special Counsel Robert Mueller is in the final stages of his investigation and should be wrapping up his findings into a report to be released to the DOJ after the midterm elections, two U.S. officials have revealed to Bloomberg. Former Harvard … Continue reading Mueller Expected To Deliver Report On Russia Probe By Christmas

Trump On Budget: ‘Get Rid Of The Fat, Get Rid Of The Waste’

Trump On Budget: ‘Get Rid Of The Fat, Get Rid Of The Waste’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 18, 2018   President Donald Trump, championing the Reagan conservative ideal of small government, has asked his cabinet secretaries in a full cabinet meeting Wednesday to cut 5 percent of their budget. “Get rid of the fat, get rid of … Continue reading Trump On Budget: ‘Get Rid Of The Fat, Get Rid Of The Waste’

FBI Official Who Lied Will Not Be Prosecuted; Why The Double Standard?

FBI Official Who Lied Will Not Be Prosecuted; Why The Double Standard? By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 18, 2018   An FBI official accepted sports tickets from a reporter, lied about it to the office and will leave his position without prosecution, the Justice Department’s inspector general revealed in a report Tuesday. The senior official’s name has not been disclosed. … Continue reading FBI Official Who Lied Will Not Be Prosecuted; Why The Double Standard?

Trump In Twitter War With Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti

Trump In Twitter War With Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 17, 2018   A federal judge in Los Angeles on Monday dismissed Stormy Daniels’ defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump and ordered her to pay for the presidents’ legal fees. Judge S. James Otero of the U.S. District Court said in his opinion that … Continue reading Trump In Twitter War With Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti

O’Rourke Trails Cruz But Won’t Share His $38M Campaign Fund With Dems

O’Rourke Trails Cruz But Won’t Share His $38M Campaign Fund With Dems By Shauli Bar-On On Oct 17, 2018   On Monday, Texas Democratic candidate for Senate Beto O’Rourke announced he will not share the record-making $38 million he raised for his campaign with Democratic candidates from other states who stand a better chance of defeating their opponents. CNN reported Tuesday … Continue reading O’Rourke Trails Cruz But Won’t Share His $38M Campaign Fund With Dems

Saudi Stock Market Plummets After Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Saudi Stock Market Plummets After Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 16, 2018   Following success in returning pastor Andrew Brunson to American soil after being detained in Turkey for two years, President Donald Trump is determined to find justice for Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, who disappeared in a Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on … Continue reading Saudi Stock Market Plummets After Trump’s ’60 Minutes’ Interview

Michelle Obama Has Words For Dem Who Said ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’

Michelle Obama Has Words For Dem Who Said ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 12, 2018   Michelle Obama came out against prominent Democrats’ angry comments toward Republicans Thursday on NBC’s ‘Today,’ particularly those who have been twisting her famous maxim “When they go low, we go high.” Click here to read … Continue reading Michelle Obama Has Words For Dem Who Said ‘When They Go Low, We Kick Them’

Trump Signs Bipartisan Ocean Bill, Says ‘See, We Can Shake Hands’

Trump Signs Bipartisan Ocean Bill, Says ‘See, We Can Shake Hands’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 12, 2018   President Donald Trump has thrown bipartisanship a life preserver, signing a bipartisan piece of legislation Thursday to keep oceans clean. The bill was sponsored by Alaska Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan; among the 21 co-sponsors were 12 Democrats, including Sen. … Continue reading Trump Signs Bipartisan Ocean Bill, Says ‘See, We Can Shake Hands’

Trump On Jeff Sessions: ‘I Make The Decision, He Doesn’t’

Trump On Jeff Sessions: ‘I Make The Decision, He Doesn’t’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 12, 2018   While prison reform is more closely associated with a Democratic Party agenda, President Trump has made clear that his administration does not look at the issue through a partisan lens. In fact, the president even announced Thursday he will overrule attorney general … Continue reading Trump On Jeff Sessions: ‘I Make The Decision, He Doesn’t’

Melania Trump: ‘I’m The Most Bullied Person In The World’

Melania Trump: ‘I’m The Most Bullied Person In The World’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 11, 2018     ABC has released footage from its upcoming special featuring Melania Trump’s first TV interview as first lady. The interview, dubbed “Being Melania: The First Lady,” was conducted by ABC’s chief national affairs correspondent Tom Llamas during the first lady’s … Continue reading Melania Trump: ‘I’m The Most Bullied Person In The World’

Children Trick-Or-Treating Over Age 12 Could Face Up To 6 Months In Jail In Virginia City

Children Trick-Or-Treating Over Age 12 Could Face Up To 6 Months In Jail In Virginia City By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 11, 2018   The city of Chesapeake, Virginia has passed an ordinance banning anyone over the age of 12 from participating in the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating.   Clicker here to read the rest of the article...

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group To Spend $2M Backing Dems In Fla.

Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group To Spend $2M Backing Dems In Fla. By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 11, 2018   An initiative founded and largely funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg is seeking to elect pro-gun regulation candidates throughout the state of Florida. Bloomberg’s group, Everytown For Gun Safety, will be spending $2 million to support Democrats … Continue reading Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group To Spend $2M Backing Dems In Fla.

U.S. Army Misses Recruitment Goal For First Time In Over A Decade

U.S. Army Misses Recruitment Goal For First Time In Over A Decade By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 10, 2018   With the economy reaching record levels and maintaining a strong stock market numbers, enrollment in the United States Army has decreased, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley said Monday at a conference in Washington D.C. Milley said … Continue reading U.S. Army Misses Recruitment Goal For First Time In Over A Decade

Ivanka Trump To Be The Next U.N. Ambassador?

Ivanka Trump To Be The Next U.N. Ambassador? By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 10, 2018   Following Nikki Haley’s resignation Tuesday as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, there is speculation as to whom President Donald Trump will nominate to replace her. Among the names being floated around social media is the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump.   Click … Continue reading Ivanka Trump To Be The Next U.N. Ambassador?

Trump To Lift Ethanol Ban, Eco-Activists Complain

Trump To Lift Ethanol Ban, Eco-Activists Complain By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 10, 2018   President Donald Trump announced plans to remove restrictions on selling Ethanol into the gasoline supply on Tuesday. The plan would permit E15, or 15 percent ethanol fuel bends to be sold year round instead of the status quo summer season restrictions. Currently, ethanol can be … Continue reading Trump To Lift Ethanol Ban, Eco-Activists Complain

Blue Wave? New Midterm Poll Reveals Problem For Dems

Blue Wave? New Midterm Poll Reveals Problem For Dems By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 9, 2018   Democrats have long talked about the “blue wave” they think is all but certain to come in the 2018 midterm elections, where Democrats expect to win back the House and the Senate. But recent polls should have Democrats on edge.   … Continue reading Blue Wave? New Midterm Poll Reveals Problem For Dems

Trump’s Swift Backlash: ‘I Like Taylor’s Music About 25 Percent Less Now’

Trump’s Swift Backlash: ‘I Like Taylor’s Music About 25 Percent Less Now’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 9, 2018   President Trump has responded to Taylor Swift’s first political endorsement, telling DailyMail.com on Monday, “Let’s say that I like Taylor’s music about 25 percent less now, okay?” Pop icon Taylor Swift, 28, broke her political silence Sunday in an Instagram post … Continue reading Trump’s Swift Backlash: ‘I Like Taylor’s Music About 25 Percent Less Now’

Trump: ‘No’ Plans To Fire Rosenstein Following New York Times Allegations

Trump: ‘No’ Plans To Fire Rosenstein Following New York Times Allegations By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 9, 2018   President Donald Trump on Monday told reporters “No,” he does not plan to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, ahead of his 30-minute meeting with Rosenstein aboard Air Force One. Rosenstein accompanied the president on his flight to Orlando, … Continue reading Trump: ‘No’ Plans To Fire Rosenstein Following New York Times Allegations

The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate

Link -- The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate Photo by Adriana Sanchez | Daily Trojan By SHAULI BAR-ON October 9, 2018 in Columns, Opinion On Sept. 30, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 826, a measure that will mandate a gender quota on the boards of directors of California-based companies. Essentially, … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Equality on company boards shouldn’t be a government mandate

Inside Trump’s Ingenious ‘Poison Pill Provision’ For Dealing With China

Inside Trump’s Ingenious ‘Poison Pill Provision’ For Dealing With China By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 8, 2018   Trade deals signed between the United States, Canada and Mexico include a provision that helps the United States in its trade war with China, the Washington Examiner reports. Dubbed the “poison pill provision” by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, a key … Continue reading Inside Trump’s Ingenious ‘Poison Pill Provision’ For Dealing With China

NBC Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally

NBC Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 8, 2018     A reporter was fired for covering a Trump rally while wearing a Make America Great Again hat last week. The reporter, James Bunner of southern Minnesota’s NBC affiliate KTTC-TV, was fired Friday after a photo of him wearing the … Continue reading NBC Reporter Fired For Wearing MAGA Hat At Trump Rally

Left-Wing Media Criticize Melania Trump’s Hat In Africa

Left-Wing Media Criticize Melania Trump’s Hat In Africa By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 8, 2018   First Lady Melania Trump visited Kenya over the weekend only to find the hat she wore criticized by the Left Saturday. Her white hat was called into question because it supposedly “evokes a colonial comparison,” according to a tweet sent out by CNN … Continue reading Left-Wing Media Criticize Melania Trump’s Hat In Africa

It’s Time For Dems To Condemn Violence Against GOP

It’s Time For Dems To Condemn Violence Against GOP By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 5, 2018   Following a spate of attacks on GOP politicians, Republicans are calling on the Democratic Party to condemn the violence. Maryland’s only Republican congressman, Rep. Andy Harris, was attacked in his congressional office Tuesday by liberals who oppose his stance of anti recreational marijuana. … Continue reading It’s Time For Dems To Condemn Violence Against GOP

First Trailer Released For Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ Starring Christian Bale

First Trailer Released For Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ Starring Christian Bale By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 5, 2018   The first trailer for the upcoming Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” was released Wednesday. Starring Christian Bale as former Vice President Dick Cheney and Sam Rockwell as former President George W. Bush, the film tells the story of how Cheney … Continue reading First Trailer Released For Dick Cheney Biopic ‘Vice’ Starring Christian Bale

Dems Go Crazy After Trump Tests Emergency Alert System

Dems Go Crazy After Trump Tests Emergency Alert System By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 5, 2018   Democrats went crazy on social media after President Donald Trump’s administration tested its emergency alert system Wednesday. Cell phone users across the country all received the following message at 2:18 p.m. ET, “THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency … Continue reading Dems Go Crazy After Trump Tests Emergency Alert System

Trump Slams ‘Babies Out There Who Keep Talking About Tariffs’

Link -- Trump Slams ‘Babies Out There Who Keep Talking About Tariffs’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 2, 2018   President Trump credits his tariffs policy for pressuring Canada to reach a trade deal in the 11th hour Sunday night. The agreement needed to be reached by midnight in order to qualify for the fast track deadline for Congress … Continue reading Trump Slams ‘Babies Out There Who Keep Talking About Tariffs’

Trump’s Goal For Syria: ‘Enduring Defeat Of ISIS’

Link -- Trump’s Goal For Syria: ‘Enduring Defeat Of ISIS’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 2, 2018   The Trump administration announced a new three-point strategy for Syria last week that aims to maintain diplomatic influence in the region while withdrawing American troops. The goals are the “enduring defeat of ISIS; the reinvigoration of the political process; and thirdly, … Continue reading Trump’s Goal For Syria: ‘Enduring Defeat Of ISIS’

USCIS: Illegal Immigrants Who Apply For Welfare Will Receive NTAs

Link -- USCIS: Illegal Immigrants Who Apply For Welfare Will Receive NTAs By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 2, 2018   If you apply for welfare and are discovered to be an illegal immigrant, you will receive a Notice to Appear (NTA) before an immigration judge to commence removal proceedings, according to a new policy being implemented by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration … Continue reading USCIS: Illegal Immigrants Who Apply For Welfare Will Receive NTAs

Trump Wins As Canada Signs New Trade Deal At 11th Hour

Link -- Trump Wins As Canada Signs New Trade Deal At 11th Hour By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 1, 2018     The United States, having already put pen to paper with Mexico, managed to reach a trade deal with Canada that effectively renegotiated NAFTA with more favorable terms to the United States. Canada refused to sign when … Continue reading Trump Wins As Canada Signs New Trade Deal At 11th Hour

Kanye West Bullied For Wearing MAGA Hat On ‘SNL’

Link -- Kanye West Bullied For Wearing MAGA Hat On ‘SNL’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 1, 2018 Kanye West appeared as musical guest on the 44th season premiere of “Saturday Night Live” wearing the iconic “Make America Great Again” hat President Donald Trump released in his 2016 campaign for president. “SNL,” a show that historically has … Continue reading Kanye West Bullied For Wearing MAGA Hat On ‘SNL’

Millhiser: ‘Confront Republicans Where They Eat, Where They Sleep, And Where They Work’

Link -- Millhiser: ‘Confront Republicans Where They Eat, Where They Sleep, And Where They Work’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Oct 1, 2018   Last week, Leftist journalist Ian Millhiser tweeted that liberals should “confront Republicans where they eat, where they sleep, and where they work,” prompting a debate from outraged conservatives. Ian Millhiser ✔@imillhiser Tell me again why we shouldn't … Continue reading Millhiser: ‘Confront Republicans Where They Eat, Where They Sleep, And Where They Work’

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”