WASHINGTON (AP) — Outside allies of President Donald Trump have launched a public campaign urging him to nominate former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as his next secretary of Homeland...
A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts:
NOT REAL: 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame': Christmas 2021
This week, we’ll cover one of the little-noticed ways mass Third World immigration is making our country more colorful: elder rape.
Usually the vibrant cultural diversity that immigrants bring runs more along the lines of child rape, drunk driving and food stamp fraud. But our official government policy of importing the Third World also means we’re going to have a lot more elder rape, too.
Thank you, Teddy Kennedy! Something for the seniors.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A free speech lawsuit against officials at the University of California, Berkeley can move forward, although there is no evidence the school discriminated against speakers with conservative views, a U.S. judge ruled.
U.S. District Judge Maxine Chesney said the Berkeley College Republicans and Young America's Foundation could challenge what they said were secret university restrictions on speakers and a $9,000 fee the school charged to host conservative writer Ben Shapiro.
There have been a lot of questions about why Trump fired James Comey, ever since he announced to NBC’s Lester Holt — incomprehensibly — that it was his decision, citing, by my count, at least a half-dozen different reasons.
On Sunday night, that question was answered. We all owe a debt of gratitude to Comey for showing the American people why he was so badly in need of firing.
Ann Coulter: 3-D chess: It only looks like Trump is throwing away his presidency
I can’t wait to see Trump’s next move in his game of “3-D chess”!
You see, it only looks like Trump is The Worst Negotiator God Ever Created. Instead of telling Democrats, “I won’t even talk about DACA until we have the border wall,” Trump has repeatedly given up the wall, aka The Central Promise of His Campaign, Without Which He Would Not Be in the White House.
Ann Coulter: Protecting rights of adults can sometimes hurt rights of kids
Does anyone know why President Trump loves “Dreamers” — i.e.: illegal aliens allegedly brought here before the age of 12 (which no federal judge will ever check) by their parents (which no federal judge will ever check), “through no fault of their own” (which no federal judge will ever check)?
On CBS’s “60 Minutes” Sunday night, Lesley Stahl asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos about the “institutional racism” in school discipline.
It was like neither of them had ever heard of Nikolas Cruz. The Parkland, Florida, school shooter is our most recent case study of what happens when liberals start babbling about “institutional racism.”
President Obama did a lot of bad things, but pound for pound, one of the worst was the January 2014 “Dear Colleague” letter sent jointly by his Education and Justice Departments to all public schools threatening lawsuits over racial discrimination in student discipline. The letter came after years of his administration browbeating schools for their failure to discipline every race of student at the same rate.
With regard to your March 5 editorial on “youthfulness:” Really??!! It’s liberal thinking like yours that has given us a generation of spoiled, selfish, self-centered, disrespectful brats. The days of consequences for actions seem to be over. They are our guests, and should behave accordingly! Not be “cut some slack”. Have you heard the expression about not justifying current bad behavior by referring to past bad behavior?
Alex Jones hit with copyright suit by ‘Pepe the Frog’ creator over MAGA poster
The artist who created the "Pepe the Frog" cartoon character has sued right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for copyright infringement over a poster sold through the latter's Infowars website.
If you’ve been watching MSNBC and, consequently, have no idea what was in the CONTROVERSIAL! DISPUTED! AMATEURISH! memo released by the House Intelligence Committee (the “Nunes memo”), here is a brief summary:
The Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee paid a Trump-hating British private eye, Christopher Steele, to produce a “dossier” on Trump, relying on Russian sources.
Unlike the president, I don’t call everything “incredible,” but Trump’s State of the Union address was incredible, beautifully delivered. (This guy could have a future in television!)
As proof, I cite every single media outlet bitterly complaining after the speech that, as MSNBC’s chyron put it: “TRUMP FAILS TO MENTION RUSSIA’S ELECTION MEDDLING IN STATE OF THE UNION.”
Ann Coulter: The left’s dirty little secret — cleaned by immigrants!
One thing no liberal will ever turn down is the opportunity to get a standing ovation for accusing someone else of racism.
Democrats have placed their opening bid in the immigration talks on Trump’s 10-yard line — a hilariously unbalanced “compromise” that is worse than their original proposal. Now, they are battering him with accusations of racism to force him into an amnesty deal that he was specifically elected to prevent.
I never thought I’d see it, but Al Franken has finally gotten around to calling a moving van.
While it is true that Franken was given virtually no chance to defend himself against multiple groping allegations (your side made those rules, not us), remember, it was never his practice to give that chance to anyone else.
On CNN and MSNBC, they were thunderstruck by Franken’s magnanimous response to the charges: UNLIKE ROY MOORE, HE ADMITTED IT AND APOLOGIZED!
When the Titanic struck an iceberg, the crew might have rushed to the storeroom, grabbed the materials and spruced up the ship with a shiny new coat of paint.
Women in their beautiful fur coats could stand on deck, admiring the lustrous sheen, as everyone pointed to it saying, “What a thing of beauty!”
The new paint job would have “succeeded” to the extent that it would make the Titanic more lovely, but today we would recognize that it might have been kind of beside the point.
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WASHINGTON - Stoking the same anti-Islam sentiments he fanned on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted a string of inflammatory videos from a fringe British political group purporting to show violence being committed by Muslims.
I am not nearly so coldhearted and unsympathetic toward the mainstream media as some of my conservative friends, such as Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante and
Ann Coulter. In fact, my heart goes out to them. As evidence of the same, if I had President Donald Trump's ear, I would have urged him to declare Nov. 7 a day of remembrance and order that flags be flown at half-staff on all federal buildings.
Coulter is illogical, seeks attention
This weekend I finally had an opportunity to catch up with last week’s papers. Apologies for the delay in responding to a Thursday column.
Ann Coulter is such a predictable mischief-monger I have to laugh every time I read one of her ridiculous columns. She loves to stir the pot even if what she’s saying is totally illogical. She’s definitely not stupid, but she’s certainly not wise. I believe she’d say anything to get a little attention.
Please, no more columns by Ann Coulter. She makes so many gross misstatements (TGI, National View, Sept. 30). It takes too much work to refute them all.
Coulter off target regarding immigrants
Former corporate lawyer Ann Coulter’s fulmination against immigration and her argument that a Mexican border wall is essential (9/23/17) is largely factually untrue, and misleading otherwise. The following (until the penultimate paragraph) is quoted or paraphrased from government and private studies.
Ann Coulter says she won’t attend Berkeley free speech event
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — When computer science major Lindsay Nichols considers the possibility of a "Free Speech Week" featuring right-wing firebrands at the University of California, Berkeley, the first word that comes to her mind is "annoyance."
Biology student Kyeong Kim agrees. She's all for free speech but the prospect of more political clashes and the disruptions they bring draws a big shrug.
The Latest: Right-wing commentator says Berkeley event is on
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on plans for a "Free Speech Week" at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
Right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos says he is still planning to hold a "Free Speech Week" at UC Berkeley, despite reports it might be cancelled.
Yiannopoulos posted a message Friday on Facebook saying: "Contrary to press reports, Free Speech Week is not cancelled."
He said he plans to hold a news conference Saturday to explain how the event will proceed.
Coulter column quite illuminating – not
The cost of free speech isn’t cheap at UC Berkeley
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — There is a price to pay for free speech, and the University of California, Berkeley forecasts inflation.
It cost the famously liberal university an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
That's on top of another $600,000 spent in April to secure the campus during the planned visit of right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, which was ultimately canceled.
The Latest: Cost of free speech isn’t cheap at UC Berkeley
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a speech by conservative commentator Ben Shapiro at the University of California, Berkeley (all times local):
There is a price to pay for free speech.
It cost the University of California, Berkeley an estimated $600,000 to put the campus on virtual lockdown as conservative commentator Ben Shapiro spoke Thursday night.
“At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” — Ann Coulter tweet, 7:05 a.m., September 14, 2017
“If reports true 100%. I blame R’s. They caused this. They wanted him to fail and now pushed him into arms of political suicide — IF TRUE.” — Sean Hannity tweet, 12:11 a.m., September 14, 2017.
“Flounder, you can’t spend your whole life worrying about your mistakes! You (fouled) up ... you trusted us! Hey, make the best of it!” — Eric “Otter” Stratton, “Animal House,” 1978.
Conservative publisher wants nothing more to do with Times
NEW YORK (AP) — A company that publishes books by Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin, Ann Coulter and other conservative authors says it wants nothing to do anymore with The New York Times and its best-seller list.
Regnery Publishing said on Monday it will no longer recognize the Times' accounting of book sales, meaning its writers can no longer claim to be "New York Times best-selling authors." That's a big deal in the book business.
Conservative provocateur and alt-right author Milo Yiannopoulos is reportedly searching for venues in the Midwest, including Rochester, to hold a speaking event.
According to Rochester Civic Theatre interim executive director Teresa Waldof, a Twin Cities booking agent called her earlier this week inquiring about venues to rent for the conservative firebrand. The booking agent told Waldof that Yiannopoulos was looking for six locations in the Midwest.
Ann Coulter calls Delta ‘the worst airline in America,’ and Delta isn’t having it
Delta fires back at conservative author Ann Coulter after weekend tweetstorm that bashed the airline
NEW YORK (AP) — Delta Air Lines has pushed back at Ann Coulter after the conservative commentator berated the carrier on Twitter over a changed seat assignment.
Coulter began tweeting about the episode Saturday in which she said the airline gave away an "extra room seat" she reserved before a flight from New York to Florida departed. Coulter had booked an aisle seat, but got a window seat.
NEW YORK (AP) — Conservative commentator Ann Coulter took to Twitter to express her displeasure with Delta Airlines about a seating dispute.
The Huffington Post reports (http://bit.ly/2tsI9V9 ) Coulter posted a series of tweets after she said the airline gave away an "extra room seat" she had purchased before a flight from New York to Florida had departed on Saturday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Free speech on college campuses attracted congressional attention on Tuesday as a Senate panel questioned students, academics and lawyers after the abrupt cancellation of several high-profile speeches from California to Texas.
Students and academics insisted the golden rule is for the speech to go on as long as violence can be prevented, dismissing the idea of intolerance.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them won final passage Tuesday from state lawmakers, but only after its punishment provisions were watered down.
If President Donald Trump has acted as his own worst enemy in the Russia controversy, as everyone says, he’s been baited into it.
Rush Limbaugh a couple of weeks ago said he was laughing over Trump’s “epic troll” of the Democrats by firing FBI Director James Comey (and meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the next day). It was really the other way around. Trump wasn’t the troller; he was the trollee.
If President Donald Trump has acted as his own worst enemy in the Russia controversy, as everyone says, he’s been baited into it. Rush Limbaugh a couple of weeks ago said he was laughing over Trump’s “epic troll” of the Democrats by firing FBI director James Comey (and meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov the next day). It was really the other way around.
If President Donald Trump has acted as his own worst enemy in the Russia controversy, as everyone says, he's been baited into it. Rush Limbaugh a couple of weeks ago said he was laughing over Trump's "epic troll" of the Democrats by firing FBI Director James Comey (and meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov the next day). It was really the other way around. Trump wasn't the troller; he was the trollee. An internet troll lobs bombshells to get a rise out of the other side, for his...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal seeking to protect controversial speakers' appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to punish students who disrupt them won support from House lawmakers on a second try.
Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the House Republican Delegation, says his bill is a response to university decisions to scrap events like Berkeley's canceling of conservative commentator Ann Coulter's speech.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal calling on Louisiana's public colleges to punish students who disrupt free speech on campus narrowly failed to win the support Thursday of House lawmakers.
Neal H. Hutchens, University of Mississippi and Brandi Hephner LaBanc, University of Mississippi
Because the California National Guard couldn’t be mobilized in time, Ann Coulter had to withdraw from giving a speech at Berkeley.
If you take it seriously, that’s the import of UC Berkeley’s decision to do everything it could to keep the conservative provocateur from speaking on campus over safety concerns.
The opening scene of the first episode of HBO’s “The Wire” provides an accurate and bizarre picture of how Americans view our rights, real or imagined.
A young man is dead on the ground and a Baltimore detective is asking a witness what prompted the shooting.
The man being questioned was unsure but explained that the victim was often guilty of grabbing the pot of money and running off whenever they were shooting dice, something he did nearly every time they played.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans have introduced another bill that would allow University of Wisconsin System and technical college officials to expel students who inhibit free speech rights.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana House GOP leader said he's so worried about university decisions to jettison appearances from controversial speakers that he wants to enact a new free speech law for his state's campuses.
I agree with Leonard Pitts Jr.'s column on Monday, " Coulter was right about 'sad day for free speech'," about Ann Coulter not being able to speak at the University of California-Berkeley.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Two of three psychiatrists who examined a University of California, Berkeley student charged with murder say the suspect is sane enough to stand trial.
A judge scheduled a May 18 hearing for Pablo Gomez to enter a plea after the doctors' final report was filed in court Monday. The 22-year-old is charged with stabbing to death a young school teacher and severely wounding another woman earlier this year in Berkeley.