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A “Great Left Hope” lawyer for Kate Steinle’s killer now wants gun possession charge tossed

Lloyd Billingsley, Last week, a San Francisco jury acquitted seven-time felon Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a repeatedly deported Mexican national, of all murder and manslaughter charges in the July 1, 2015, fatal shooting of Kate Steinle as she walked with her father and a friend on Pier 14. The jury found the confessed shooter guilty

Jeff Sessions: Sanctuary Cities Protect Child Rapists and Murderers

Michelle Moons, WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made an appearance at Monday’s White House press briefing to warn sanctuary jurisdictions in the country that they could lose their portion of $4.1 billion in grants from the Department of Justice if they continue to protect murderers, child rapists, and drug traffickers illegally present

SF lawmaker proposes bill to penalize companies that seek to build Trump border wall

A San Francisco lawmaker proposed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit the city from doing business with construction companies that seek to work on President Trump’s border wall during the bidding process. Supervisor Hillary Ronen said doing business with such companies would be out of line with the city’s values, according to KTVU. “Stick to

San Francisco’s withdrawal from national terror intelligence network hikes risks

San Francisco has taken its defiance of the feds to a new level, ending its cooperation with the FBI in an anti-terror initiative begun after 9/11 – a move crtitics say could get innocent people killed. Critics say the sanctuary city by  the bay’s latest decision to forego cooperation with Washington, by dropping out of

The Real American Majority

Joseph Klein, Clear majority of Americans support President Trump’s policies against sanctuary cities. Americans overwhelmingly approve of President Trump’s efforts to clamp down on so-called sanctuary cities, according to the results of a Harvard–Harris poll. The Hillreported the poll’s finding that “80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting

Revised travel ban targets same seven countries, exempts green card holders

President Trump’s revised travel ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who have already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven’t used it yet. A senior White House official said the order will target only those same seven Muslim-majority nations, Iran, Iraq,

California Governor Jerry Brown Asks President Trump for Help

AWR Hawkins, On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown sought federal help from President Trump by asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to declare “a major disaster” in California in light of the damage done by recent storms. The East Bay Times reports: “Brown formally requested the declaration for the series of storms striking the state between

“We Are A Nation of Laws”, But “Sanctuary Cities” Are OK?

Helen Raleigh, Right after the 9th Circuit Court ruled against President Trump’s executive order on immigration and refugees, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson said, “We are a nation of laws, and as we have said those laws apply to everybody in our country.” When he was uttering these words, he seemed to ignore the fact

Trump seizes on omission in court’s travel ban ruling, plots next move

President Trump got to work early Friday picking apart a federal court’s decision not to reinstate his controversial travel ban, noting that the detailed 29-page order did not include one mention of the statute he claims gives him broad authority on immigration. “A disgraceful decision!” Trump tweeted, while quoting an analyst who flagged the omission

Riots in the Streets—the New Normal?

Jerry Newcombe, One of the greatest milestones in world history was March 4, 1797. Why? What happened then? America, under the guidance of the Constitution, transitioned from our first president to our second. George Washington stepped down, and the recently-elected John Adams stepped in. No bloodshed. No rioting in the streets. No town-hall meetings cancelled

California governor, Trump ratchet up war of words

Barnini Chakraborty, Tensions between the Trump administration and California leaders are escalating into an all-out political war, as Gov. Jerry Brown and his allies vow to fight the president tooth-and-nail over everything from sanctuary cities to environmental policies.  President Trump fired the latest shot when he threatened to “defund” unspecified programs over California’s push to