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Ann Coulter Tells True Story of Being Banned from Fox News

Ann Coulter revealed details of how she was banned and subsequently unbanned from Fox News Channel in a Wednesday-aired interview on SiriusXMs Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.

Marlow drew on a recently published New Yorker column referencing Coulters recollection of a conversation she had with President Donald Trump regarding the aforementioned banning.

There was a great anecdote in there where you were banned from Fox and then Trump got you unbanned instantly, said Marlow. That was pretty funny.

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Coulter noticed the anecdote as shared by Anntensity, a fan profile on Twitter dedicated to her.

Coulter replied:

I saw that. It was tweeted on Anntensity, a fantastic Ann fan Twitter site. And only as a point of pride I would like to point out that technically it was during the transition I was telling I was begging the president to hire Kris Kobach at HHS. He said, Murdoch is calling me every day, Im only saying this because its out now, anyway Murdochs calling me every day, and I said, Yeah, he opposed you during the campaign and got me banned from Fox when I supported you. Look, Im giving up my career to get you in the White House. Please, just hire Kris Kobach, and he said, Oh, wait. Youre not allowed on Fox? Want me to call Murdoch?And as a point of pride, Id like to say that I said, No. No, Mr. President-elect. All I care about is that you hire Kris Kobach. Were trying to save the country, here.

Coulter then revealed, It was later when I found out it wasnt Murdoch, at all. It was always Hannity. Turns out it wasnt Murdoch, at all. So I guess he called Hannity.

[Former] Goldman Sachs employees have served Trump so well, mused Coulter sarcastically. Its great that Gary Cohn leaked that thing this week about how Trump ordered him to crush some merger because CNN has been bad to him. Yeah, that was fantastic. It was great that you brought in Gary Cohn. Who wouldve thought that hed be a traitor, Mr. President?

It looks really, really bad, said Coulter of claims that Trump directed former White House economic adviser Gary Cohn to block a merger between AT&T and Time Warner: It may not be against the law, but that looks bad if true.

Who did that [allegation] come from? added Coulter, speculating that Cohn shared the aforementioned allegation with the New Yorker. Just the most loyal person you will ever find: Gary Cohn from Goldman Sachs. Another great hire by Jared, she quipped.

President Kushner, joked Coulter along with other members of Trumps family had brought in all the Never Trumpers, and the RNC; the precise people he was running against in order to win the nomination.

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Ann Coulter: Honey, We Molested the Kids! – Breitbart

I wonder if any liberals are re-thinking their insistence that the Boy Scouts allow gay men to take 13-year-old boys on overnight camping trips.

HEADLINE:Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Face of Thousands of Child Abuse Allegations

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) have long been on the lefts hate list. Any organization that has the temerity to train young men in the virtues of integrity, patriotism, and self-reliance is putting itself on the fighting side of liberals!

At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, a little group of Boy Scouts took the stage as part of the opening ceremony and were promptly booed by the delegates.

For decades, the BSA has fended off lawsuits demanding that they embrace the holy trinity of Gs: girls, gays, and godless atheists. (If only it had occurred to the plaintiffs to start their own organizations! They could have given them names like The Girl Scouts.)

Why would any liberal want to join an organization that was, according to them, sexist, Bible-thumping, and bigoted? They didnt. The lawsuits were kill shots.

For the left, whats not to hate about the Boy Scouts? Their oath is: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Nearly 200 NASA astronauts were Boy Scouts. The great outdoorsman, Teddy Roosevelt, was such a BSA booster than he was made the one and only Chief Scout Citizen, a scout for life.

A Louis Harris & Associates study in 1996 found that men who had been scouts placed a higher value on honesty than those who had not.

But now the lawsuits have killed them. Congratulations, Democrats, the New York Times, and corporate America. (I hope all their future employees steal from them, after being raised on Grand Theft Auto instead of the Boy Scout oath.)

From the beginning, BSA has had to deal with child molesters eagerly signing up to go camping with 13-year-old boys in isolated areas away from all observation.

Within a decade of its 1910 founding, the BSA began keeping internal files on ineligible scouting volunteers, known as the perversion files.

Scout leaders were not to be alone with boys and, starting in 1988, all adult applicants were subjected to aggressive background screening. The organization promptly removed any scout leaders based on mere suspicion and alerted law enforcement in about a third of the cases.

Nonetheless, between 1970 and 1991, up to .04 percent of Boy Scouts may have been molested. Thats about 2,000 out of several million boys.

Given all of this, what sort of escaped mental patient would demand that the Boy Scouts admit openly gay scout leaders?

Yes, we know most gays arent child molesters. How could we not? Its part of our secular catechism, along with the one about most Muslims not being terrorists and most immigrants not being criminals.

But men who molest boys are a small slice infinitesimal really! within a larger category known as gay. Its not two totally different things, like an architect and a dentist. Some men like blondes. Some like brunettes. But theyre all within the category of heterosexual.

No parent is going to send their young sons camping alone in the woods with an openly gay man for the same reason they wouldnt send their adolescent daughters to be alone in the woods with an openly heterosexual man.

And now the BSA has been whiplashed into bankruptcy by liberals demanding, on one hand, that the scouts allow gays to be troop leaders and, on the other hand, filing lawsuits accusing the scouts of not taking strong enough measures to prevent gay troop leaders from molesting boys.

Couldnt liberals get together and decide for themselves whether the Boy Scouts should have been more aggressive in preventing child molestation or less?

For their defense witnesses, the Boy Scouts should call New York Times editors, Democratic politicians, and corporate CEOs.

Back in 1980, when a gay guy lost his lawsuit against BSA for dropping him as a scout leader, Wells Fargo, the United Way of San Francisco, Levi Strauss, and the Bank of America cut off funding to the organization. San Francisco and Oakland schools prohibited the scouts from using their facilities on weekdays.

After the Supreme Courts disturbingly narrow 5-4 decision in 2000 holding that the Boy Scouts could not be forced to admit gay scout leaders, the Times denounced the decision in an editorial, calling the courts ruling one of its lowest moments of the term.

The following month, the Times ethicist, Randy Cohen, advised a reader to pull her son out of the Cub Scouts, saying it was the ethical thing to do. The ethicist explained: Just as one is honor bound to quit an organization that excludes African-Americans, so you should withdraw from scouting as long as it rejects homosexuals.

Also in response to the Supreme Courts decision, Chase Manhattan Bank, Textron Inc., and dozens more United Way chapters withdrew millions of dollars in contributions. More cities dropped their support of the Boy Scouts.

In his pre-Super Bowl TV interview in 2013, President Barack Obama was still harping on the Boy Scouts refusal to allow gay scoutmasters: Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does.

On CNN, host Carol Costello haughtily informed a guest opposed to gay scoutmasters, Well, Ill just say that the American Psychological Association has studied the issue that you just mentioned. Homosexuals arent any more likely to molest kids than straight men.

The defense rests.

Throughout the lefts 30-year assault on the Boy Scouts for discriminating against gays, the Catholic Church was embroiled in its own molestation crisis. More than 80 percent of the molester priests were accused of victimizing teenage boys.

Instead of saying, Oh I see what the Boy Scouts are doing, liberals responded to the gay sex-abuse crisis in the priesthood by blaming celibacy!

Isnt it a thought crime to question whether sexual preference is determined at birth? But liberals not only believed gayness was the result of an adult lifestyle choice celibacy but they knew how to cure it: Allow priests to marry!

Since the one thing we know is that men molesting boys has nothing to do with being gay, I guess this time its camping that causes sodomy.

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ANN COULTER:The Boy Scouts have long been on the left’s hate list – MDJOnline.com

HONEY, WE MOLESTED THE KIDS!

I wonder if any liberals are re-thinking their insistence that the Boy Scouts allow gay men to take 13-year-old boys on overnight camping trips.

HEADLINE: Boy Scouts Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in the Face of Thousands of Child Abuse Allegations

The Boy Scouts of America have long been on the lefts hate list. Any organization that has the temerity to train young men in the virtues of integrity, patriotism and self-reliance is putting itself on the fighting side of liberals!

At the 2000 Democratic National Convention, a little group of Boy Scouts took the stage as part of the opening ceremony and were promptly booed by the delegates.

For decades, the BSA has fended off lawsuits demanding that they embrace the holy trinity of Gs: girls, gays and godless atheists. (If only it had occurred to the plaintiffs to start their own organizations! They could have given them names like The Girl Scouts.)

Why would any liberal want to join an organization that was, according to them, sexist, Bible-thumping and bigoted? They didnt. The lawsuits were kill shots.

For the left, whats not to hate about the Boy Scouts? Their oath is: On my honor I will do my best to do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; to help other people at all times; to keep myself physically strong, mentally awake, and morally straight.

Nearly 200 NASA astronauts were Boy Scouts. The great outdoorsman, Teddy Roosevelt, was such a BSA booster than he was made the one and only Chief Scout Citizen, a scout for life.

A Louis Harris & Associates study in 1996 found that men who had been scouts placed a higher value on honesty than those who had not.

But now the lawsuits have killed them. Congratulations, Democrats, The New York Times and corporate America. (I hope all their future employees steal from them, after being raised on Grand Theft Auto instead of the Boy Scout oath.)

From the beginning, BSA has had to deal with child molesters eagerly signing up to go camping with 13-year-old boys in isolated areas away from all observation.

Within a decade of its 1910 founding, the BSA began keeping internal files on ineligible scouting volunteers, known as the perversion files.

Scout leaders were not to be alone with boys and, starting in 1988, all adult applicants were subjected to aggressive background screening. The organization promptly removed any scout leaders based on mere suspicion and alerted law enforcement in about a third of the cases.

Nonetheless, between 1970 and 1991, up to .04% of Boy Scouts may have been molested. Thats about 2,000 out of several million boys.

Given all of this, what sort of escaped mental patient would demand that the Boy Scouts admit openly gay scout leaders?

Yes, we know most gays arent child molesters. How could we not? Its part of our secular catechism, along with the one about most Muslims not being terrorists and most immigrants not being criminals.

But men who molest boys are a small slice infinitesimal really! within a larger category known as gay. Its not two totally different things, like an architect and a dentist. Some men like blondes. Some like brunettes. But theyre all within the category of heterosexual.

No parent is going to send their young sons camping alone in the woods with an openly gay man for the same reason they wouldnt send their adolescent daughters to be alone in the woods with an openly heterosexual man.

And now the BSA has been whiplashed into bankruptcy by liberals demanding, on one hand, that the scouts allow gays to be troop leaders and, on the other hand, filing lawsuits accusing the scouts of not taking strong enough measures to prevent gay troop leaders from molesting boys.

Couldnt liberals get together and decide for themselves whether the Boy Scouts should have been more aggressive in preventing child molestation or less?

For their defense witnesses, the Boy Scouts should call New York Times editors, Democratic politicians and corporate CEOs.

Back in 1980, when a gay guy lost his lawsuit against BSA for dropping him as a scout leader, Wells Fargo, the United Way of San Francisco, Levi Strauss and the Bank of America cut off funding to the organization. San Francisco and Oakland schools prohibited the scouts from using their facilities on weekdays.

After the Supreme Courts disturbingly narrow 5-4 decision in 2000 holding that the Boy Scouts could not be forced to admit gay scout leaders, the Times denounced the decision in an editorial, calling the courts ruling one of its lowest moments of the term.

The following month, the Times ethicist, Randy Cohen, advised a reader to pull her son out of the Cub Scouts, saying it was the ethical thing to do. The ethicist explained: Just as one is honor bound to quit an organization that excludes African-Americans, so you should withdraw from scouting as long as it rejects homosexuals.

Also in response to the Supreme Courts decision, Chase Manhattan Bank, Textron Inc. and dozens more United Way chapters withdrew millions of dollars in contributions. More cities dropped their support of the Boy Scouts.

In his pre-Super Bowl TV interview in 2013, President Barack Obama was still harping on the Boy Scouts refusal to allow gay scoutmasters: Gays and lesbians should have access and opportunity the same way everybody else does.

On CNN, host Carol Costello haughtily informed a guest opposed to gay scoutmasters, Well, Ill just say that the American Psychological Association has studied the issue that you just mentioned. Homosexuals arent any more likely to molest kids than straight men.

Throughout the lefts 30-year assault on the Boy Scouts for discriminating against gays, the Catholic Church was embroiled in its own molestation crisis. More than 80% of the molester priests were accused of victimizing teenage boys.

Instead of saying, Oh I see what the Boy Scouts are doing, liberals responded to the gay sex-abuse crisis in the priesthood by blaming ... celibacy!

Isnt it a thought crime to question whether sexual preference is determined at birth? But liberals not only believed gayness was the result of an adult lifestyle choice celibacy but they knew how to cure it: Allow priests to marry!

Since the one thing we know is that men molesting boys has nothing to do with being gay, I guess this time its camping that causes sodomy.

Ann Coulter is the writer of 12 best-selling books,

including In Trump We Trust.

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Letter: Anyone as tired of this as me? | Letters to the Editor – Arizona Daily Star

Childish bickering and name calling without debating or an end in sight. Only a few I recall. Friends Republicans and Candidates: Little Marco Rubio, Lyin Ted, The Three Stooges; Mark Sanford, Joe Walsh, Bill Weld, Sloppy Steve Bannon, Wacky nut job Ann Coulter, Mr. Magoo and Dumb Southerner Jeff Sessions. Foreign leaders: My favorite dictator President of Egypt, Little Rocket Man North Korean, Britain Trump Boris Johnson, Juan Trump Mexico President.

The enemy list goes on and on: Little Michael Bloomberg, Crazy Hillary, Crooked Hillary, Heartless Hillary, Lyin' Hillary, SleepyCreepy Joe, Very slow sleepy Joe, etc. and the long media list.

Way beyond sophomoric our President, our World Leader continues his tweets, antics, name calling and embarrassing behavior while fear keeps the adults that should call him out for it cringing in the corners. Im so tired of it, please give a ballot, Mickey Mouse is looking really good.

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Mick Mulvaney Says America Is Desperate For More Immigrants – The Ring of Fire Network – The Ring of Fire Network

During a speech this week, Donald Trumps acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney admitted that the United States is desperate for more immigrants to enter this country, though he admits that they only want the legal kind of immigrants. The problem is that the U.S. has become so angry towards immigrants that they simply dont want to come here, and it is going to be devastating for our economy. Ring of Fires Farron Cousins discusses this.

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*This transcript was generated by a third-party transcription software company, so please excuse any typos.

Earlier this week at a private meeting in England, MickMulvaney, Donald Trumps acting chief of staff, told the people there at thatmeeting that the United States is actually desperate for more immigrants. MickMulvaney coming from one of the most anti-immigrant administrations in recenthistory telling a crowd in private, obviously, yeah, we actually need moreimmigrants coming into the United States. Now, he did preface it by saying,obviously Im talking about the legal kind of immigrants, you know, not theillegal immigrants, but either way, we really need these people coming intothis country. And the reason Mick Mulvaney said is because, we are running outof people to fuel the economic growth that weve had in our nation over thelast four years. We need more immigrants. Those are his exact words, accordingto the people in attendance. And that just kind of hits on what we have beensaying since the start of the Trump administration.

And that is you cannot have sustainable economic growth ifwe do not have these immigrants coming into our country. Believe it or not,folks, there actually are jobs that American citizens do not want to do andthose are the jobs that typically get filled by these immigrants. Great case inpoint, many years ago, about seven or eight years ago, state of Georgia enacteda tough immigration policy that actually limited and in many instances outrightrestricted the use of temporary guest workers coming into the state of Georgia.What happened that year was that farmers didnt have anyone to go out there andharvest their crops. You had fruit rotting in trees, vegetables rotting in thefields, farmers losing tons of money because they couldnt find anybody elsewilling to do it. So when I say that, yeah, sorry, there are jobs someAmericans just simply refuse to do or theyre physically not able to do.

I know what Im talking about because weve seen it happenwithin the past decade. We have seen reports over the last three years of smallbusinesses across this country, typically in the landscaping industry, losingmoney, some of them having to shut down because Donald Trump has actuallyclamped down on legal immigration. Limited the number of those temporary guestworker visas that were distributing every single year. And because of that,our economy is suffering and at least Mick Mulvaney understands that, which isactually a more classical Republican approach to immigration. They understandthat, yeah, we have to have these people coming over. They do jobs, theycontribute to the economy, but if were ever pressed on the issue, of coursewere going to say that these people are evil, that we need to keep them out,that theyre taking your jobs, even though we know thats a lie. And thatsessentially what Mick Mulvaney was admitting in that private room in England.

Thats what happened. The truth is that the United Stateseconomy is dependent upon immigrants, and as long as Donald Trump is serving aspresident of the United States, and hes got Stephen Miller whispering in hisear, were going to continue to suffer because this man knows that he cantgive an inch on the issue of immigration. He has backed himself into a cornerbecause of Stephen Miller. If he were to allow more guest workers to come overhere to the United States, Miller would erupt. Ann Coulter would erupt as wehave seen her do in the past. His base would go into a frenzy, claim that heconned them on the issue of being tough on immigration, and he simply wontrisk that. So he would rather see the economy suffer because were not bringingin enough immigrants, as Mick Mulvaney says, than half to anger his base byletting a few more people come in.

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The Five Best Things to Do in South Florida This Weekend – New Times Broward-Palm Beach

It is party time! Mardi Gras is here and this weekend you are invited no, expected to go to at least one carnival season shindig.

If you're feeling the need for beads, New Times has scoped out a few events sure to offer plenty of fantastical fun.

Of course, there are more and sometimes more fun things to do than party. February is Black History Month, with 29 days this year full of interesting events and activities.

Check out this weekend's top things-to-do picks.

If you've ever been to Mardi Gras, on Bourbon Street, you know what a crazy and pretty much adults-only good time it can be. This weekend, that side of New Orleans comes tothe Wharf Fort Lauderdalewith the events venue's first Mardi Gras Riverfront Festival. The three-day party, running Friday through Sunday, will have Mardi Gras-style entertainment and musical performances it wouldn't be Mardi Gras without brass bands along with specialty New Orleans-inspired cocktails, contests and prizes, and more beads than you need. RSVP online, and you will receive complimentary Mardi Gras swag at check-in. Noon to 3 a.m. on Friday, February 21, and Saturday, February 22; noon to midnight on Sunday, February 23, at the Wharf Fort Lauderdale, 20 W. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale; whartftl.com. Admission is free.

Jimmie Walker and Michael Winslow bring their comedy stylings to Pompano Beach this weekend.

Courtesy of Pompano Beach Cultural Center

Pompano Stand-Up Liveon Friday night will feature comedians Jimmie JJ Walker and Michael Winslow. Walker, who gained fame on the 1970s hit show Good Times, and Winslow, who starred in the Police Academy franchise, team up to reprise their comedy special We Are Still Here."

Walker burst into America's living rooms playing JJ on Norman Lear's iconic black-focused sit-com that debuted in 1974, and is often remembered using his signature catchphrase "Dyn-o-mite!" Walker has been outspoken some would say out there in recent years, criticizing former President Barack Obama, dating right-wing blond bomb-thrower Ann Coulter, and for his vocal support of Donald Trump. Walker still tours nationwide. He became such a major celebrity in the 1970s that Time named him Comedian of the Decade. Winslow is an actor, beatboxer, and comedian known for his ability to make realistic sounds using only his voice. He is best known for his role as Larvell Jones in all seven Police Academy films. If you haven't attended a Pompano Stand-Up Live show before, just know there's a two-drink minimum. 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, at Pompano Beach Culture Center, 50 W. Atlantic Blvd.; pompanobeacharts.org. Tickets are $40 via tickets.ccpompano.org.

As the comedians' appearance coincides with Black History Month, Walker will also hold a "Live on the Set" session from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Tickets are $10 via eventbrite.com.

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. One thing Big Bad Voodoo Daddy has is plenty of swing. Formed in 1989 in Southern California as a two-man lounge act, the now 12 or so member band brings its swing and jazz revival show to Parker Playhouse on Friday. Their catchy, often bluesy tunes include "Save My Soul" and fast-paced swing hits like Why Me? Mr. Pinstripe Suit will get you on your feet even if you don't know a thing about swing. One of my favs is Daddy's cover of Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher. They have played venues ranging from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center and have appeared with symphony orchestras, in a Super Bowl Halftime Show, and Dancing with the Stars. If you dig that crazy music, then this is the show for you. Heck, don't take my word, just go daddy, go. 8 p.m. Friday, February 21, Parker Playhouse, 707 NE Eighth St., Fort Lauderdale; parkerplayhouse.com. Tickets cost $26 to $56 via ticketmaster.com.

"Hued Songs" is among the featured events that are part of the Norton's celebration of Black History Month.

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"Celebrating Black Florida" at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach showcases the art and cultural histories of black Floridians through the Nortons growing collection of works by artists of African descent.

The West Palm Beach showcase museum will have a range of interesting performances, talks, and activities on Saturday's Community Day so many that some are scheduled as pop-ups and stop-bys. Special tours are part of the plan, along with workshops, artist talks, performances, a documentary film screening, and a teen art studio. Mr. Trombone Wayne Perry will serve as opening Master of Ceremonies.

Among the highlights of the day-long event is a retrospective of the Sunset Lounge, often called the Cotton Club of the South. The historic jazz venue in northwest West Palm Beach counted among itshabitussome of America's greatest performers, including Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington. The Norton will feature images and music from the era.

The fun and vibrant Sunshine Junkanoo Band will perform, and you can also join a conversation with R.L. Lewis, a Florida Highwayman and art teacher in Brevard County. He will create one of his signature paintings while discussing his art, life, and the story of the Florida Highwayman. There will be a "Hued Songs" performance that illuminates the works of black composers and works inspired by black history, culture, or text. This work highlights musical and theatrical work by African-American artists and explores black history through dance, song, and spoken word.The museum restaurant also gets in on the action by offering island favorites like jerk chicken over dirty rice, Caribbean slaw, Jamaican beef patties, and coconut jerk shrimp and grits. Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, February 22, Norton Museum, 1450 S. Dixie Hwy., West Palm Beach; norton.org. Admission is free.

There is no place like home and nothing better than your own backyard. So come on over to America's Backyard where Damn Good Hospitality presents the fourth annual Fort Mardi Gras Festival on Saturday. There will be authentic New Orleans food, drinks, live music by Big Chief Band and the Rock N Jake Band. You can also look forward to seeing street performers, which include stilt walkers, jugglers and fire dancers. Then have your face painted, and check out the Indy crafts. Grown-ups, stick around and, at 10 p.m., join the Y100 After Party. 4 p.m. Saturday, February 22, America's Backyard, 100 SW Third Ave., Fort Lauderdale; fortmardigras.com. Admission is free.

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Opinion: How our politicians talk to each other matters – UI The Daily Iowan

It might just seem like petty politics, but the lack of respect from our nations leaders needs to be addressed.

U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a rally against child poverty on April 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.

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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi speaks during a rally against child poverty on April 9, 2017, in Los Angeles, Calif.

Ally Pronina, Columnist February 16, 2020

Our politicians need a refresher on the Golden Rule.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped the presidents speech during the State of the Union address. Some might say its not a big deal because thats how politics works. But this sort of disrespect matters.

During the address, President Trump surprised a military family in attendance with their service member coming home. Imagine having a family member come back from being deployed, a nonpolitical moment, and then the Speaker of the House rips the speech, sending the message that your story does not matter.

Americans should agree a soldier coming back from the army to surprise his or her family is a moment to cherish.

After 9/11, Democrats and Republicans held hands in prayer. Why is a national tragedy needed for that to happen? Now, the president and House speaker cant even shake hands after the State of the Union address.

Again, maybe thats just how politics works. What kind of message does that send to the American people? Its OK to not be civil to someone on the opposing side of the political spectrum. It leads to minorities and majorities, along with people on the opposing end of the political spectrum, being at each others throats instead of respecting each other.

Conservatives can be disrespectful too. Trump has mocked a reporter with a disability. Trump claims he did not know this, but what difference does that make? More bluntly, conservative media pundit Ann Coulter has called Barack Obama a retard.

I dont approve of calling anyone the r-word as a derogatory term even if the person you say it to does not have an intellectual disability. Im not sure how much Obama cared about the name calling, but people who actually have cognitive delays probably did not like how their mental disability was used as an insult.

I realize politicians have freedom of speech. Pelosi, Trump, and Coulter all had the constitutional right to act the way they did. But just because you can do something, does not mean you should. Regardless, you should not make fun of people, especially those with the platforms that come with being a politician or media figure; youre held to a higher standard of conduct.

Im sure the majority of politicians are good people, but politicians need to realize their actions and words have consequences beyond politics. Their actions shape public opinion.

I dont disagree a lot with Trump or Coulter on the issues, but if they thought before they spoke, they would be better people.

I dont agree with Pelosi politically, but other than the fact I wouldnt vote for her if she ever ran for president, I couldnt care less about that. However, I do care whether she is the kind of person who cares more about politics than taking a moment to respect a little girl who survived being born prematurely.

Awareness of politics is needed for current and future voting members of our country. A persons character matters more than making a political point.

Columns reflect the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily those of the Editorial Board, The Daily Iowan, or other organizations in which the author may be involved.

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Hope Hicks Is Back as a ‘Senior Counselor’ to President Trump – The National Interest Online

The White House announced today that Hope Hicks will be returning to the administration as an aide to Jared Kushner and senior counselor to President Trump. This is after an almost two-year absence where she worked as an executive vice president and chief communications officer at Fox News. Hicks is expected to start in March.

Prior to 2015, Hicks had no experience in politics. She performed public relations for Ivanka Trumps fashion line and promoted Trump-brand resorts. Then, in January of that year, she was ushered into Donald Trumps office, one floor up from her workspace in Trump Tower. Mr. Trump looked at me and said, Im thinking about running for president, and youre going to be my press secretary. I think its the year of the outsider. It helps to have people with outsider perspective, Hicks recalled to New York magazine in 2016.

Hicks served as press secretary for the remainder of Trumps successful campaign, acting as a gatekeeper for media requests. In August 2017, she filled a vacuum to become the White House Director of Communications, a position she departed In March 2018.

She was unassailable in terms of her relationship with the president; and no one even tried, an official told Jonathan Swan of Axios at the time. Shes one of the very few people here that you could say without fail had the best interests of the president at heart. She was a true believer, not an ideologue, but a true believer in Donald Trump.

Hicks longtime relationship with the president, her distaste for the limelight, and her loyalty to his campaign agenda made her a popular figure among national conservative influencers. There were recommendations that Hicks should have replaced John Kelly as Trumps Chief of Staff, including by Ann Coulter. The announcement of her return has received numerous plaudits from this crowd.

The original reason for Hicks leaving the administration was her unhappiness with Washington life, including national focus on her private life. She has had relationships with both Corey Lewandowski, Trumps original campaign manager, and Rob Porter, the White House staffer who resigned amongst domestic abuse allegations. When Hicks testified in front of the House Judiciary in June 2019 regarding the Mueller report, Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) repeatedly addressed her as Ms. Lewandowski. She corrected him and he apologized.

There is speculation that Hicks return is part of a move to reinstate loyal officials now that impeachment is over.

There is no one more devoted to implementing President Trumps agenda than Hope Hicks," Jared Kushner, who she will ostensibly be working under, said in a statement. "We are excited to have her back on the team."

Current White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham referred to Hicks as one of the most talented and savvy individuals I have come across.

Hunter DeRensis is the senior reporter for theNational Interest. Follow him on Twitter@HunterDeRensis.

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One of Joe Rogan’s Latest Guests Really Rubbed Some Fans the Wrong Way – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

In a world of celebrities and politicians leading the news headlines, its not often that newspaper writers get some media attention of their own.

Bari Weiss, Op-Ed writer for The New York Times does just that. Once a writer for The Wall Street Journal as well as Tablet, an online magazine for Jewish politics and culture, Weiss ruffles more than a few feathers with her controversial writing, and the opinions she expresses in interviews.

Looking through Weiss long list of headlines, a pattern emerges. She takes on topics that range from Jewish culture and Israel, to the #MeToo movement, to politics around the world.

Despite being left-leaning, her writing seems to attract ire from the left and the right as she often makes statements that seem overly critical of the left, and over-forgiving of the right.

Its often hard to tell if she is expressing firmly-held beliefs or just vying for attention over controversial statements. This has led her to being compared to right-wing pundit Ann Coulter.

In her pieces, she has defended free speech, questioned the #MeToo movement, and overall takes an extremely hard-line stance when it comes to her opinions on Israel.

Her support of free speech is so extreme, in fact, that she seems to share more in common with the far right because of her hatred of political correctness and any attempts to keep spaces free of hate speech. She also has a firm stance on cultural appropriation that is mostly unheard of on the left.

In one of her most controversial pieces, Three Cheers for Cultural Appropriation, she goes so far as to say cultural partitioning is beloved by Neo-Nazis.

In addition to her articles, she also recently released her first book, How to Fight Anti-Semitism.Yehudah Mirsky, reviewer forThe Guardian described it positively: This passionate, vividly written, regularly insightful book is her pained, fighting elegy.

When it comes to Weiss, opinions are mixed, at best. Vanity Fair writer Evgenia Peretz wrote a piece on her entitled Mad About Bari Weiss: The New York Times Provocateur the Left Loves to Hate.

In it, she made mention of the controversy surrounding Weiss, and how she has been called everything from fascist to the Jewish, female version of Kanye West but largely comes out on Weiss side, a fan even.

Nathan J. Robinson wrote a piece for Current Affairs called Why We All Hate Bari Weiss So Much in response to Peretzs conclusions, that is decidedly against Weiss. He goes over in detail just how problematic he believes her views of Israel and Palestine are, among her other problematic views.

As part of the piece, he states: Weiss is irritating because she portrays herself, and those like her, as martyrs who are purged for their opinions, when instead they all receive book deals and profiles in liberal newspapers and magazine.

Joe Rogans podcast is known for having guests from all over the political spectrum, but even so, fans were not pleased with Weiss interview. One fan commented: This is about to be the most disliked Joe Rogan episode since The last time she was on.

Another fan wrote: What a Disingenuous Hack, shes the worst journalism has to offer. Another joked: Shes not Bari Weiss, a play on very wise.

Joking aside, many had astute observations on her hypocrisy when it comes to her nationalistic view on Israel, but how she is anti-nationalism when it comes to everywhere else in the world.

Other topics of discussion ranged from her views on circumcision to the current Democratic candidates. Weiss is a fan of Yang, while Rogan is in support of Sanders.

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Ann Coulter Torches Epsteins Lawyer Ken Starr During Trump Trial Presentation: His Strategy is to Torture the Senate – Mediaite

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Conservative author Ann Coulter torched President Donald Trumps defense team, Monday, claiming Epsteins lawyer Ken Starr was trying to torture the Senate by boring them.

Oh look! Its Jeffrey Epsteins lawyer defending Trump! declared Coulter in one Twitter post.

At first, it wasnt clear which of Jeffrey Epsteins former lawyers Coulter was referring to, since two of them sit on the presidents legal defense team (Starr and Alan Dershowitz), but Coulters next post revealed she was talking about Starr.

Ken Starr litigation strategy: Torture the senate with such an excruciatingly boring presentation that they cannot take another minute of this trial, she proclaimed.

As reported by theWashington Post, In the mid-2000s, Starr and Dershowitz were part of Epsteins legal team when the wealthy investor was under investigation on suspicion of child prostitution.

Epstein was facing charges for sex trafficking when he died in his jail cell in August 2019.

Despite originally being one of President Trumps most vocal supporters and writing a book titled In Trump We Trust, Coulter has since become one of the fiercest critics of the president holding him responsible for his broken promises.

Earlier this month, Coulter trolled President Trumps lack of progress on a wall along the southern border by announcing a fictional Trump Border Wall 4k race which could take up to 7 minutes.

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