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Joel B. Pollak

Joel B. Pollak

Politico: Joe Biden ‘Supercharged’ America’s Opioid Crisis

Former vice president Joe Biden “supercharged” America’s devastating opioid crisis through policies he backed as a U.S. Senator, cracking down on overdose prevention sites and making it riskier to call 911 if someone overdosed.

Joe Biden Senate (Marcy Nighswander / Associated Press)

California Sues Trump to Keep $1 Billion for Ghost Train to Nowhere

The State of California sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over the Federal Railroad Administration’s decision to cancel a nearly $1 billion grant for a high-speed railway that the state admits it no longer intends to build as planned.

Gavin Newsom Getty

San Francisco Homeless Population Rises 17% in Two Years

San Francisco continues to struggle with homelessness, with a population count revealing last week that the local homeless population had risen by 17% since 2017 — though youth and veteran homelessness had dropped.

Andrew Loy begs along a sidewalk in downtown San Francisco on June, 28, 2016. Homelessness is on the rise in the city, which has some of the highest housing costs in the nation.

Boston Globe: Pete Buttigieg Wants to Pack the Courts

Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has endorsed a plan crafted by one of his former Harvard classmates to reverse the conservative shift of the Supreme Court by packing it with five additional justices.

2020 Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (C) campaigns in New York April 29, 2019 meeting Rev. Al Sharpton (L) for lunch to discuss 'the need to confront homophobia in the faith community', and Mayor Buttigieg's policy agenda for the black community in Indiana and around …

Kamala Harris Makes Pitch for Latino Vote in Nevada

With former vice president Joe Biden making an aggressive pitch to black voters in South Carolina — the fourth state on the primary calendar — Harris is working hard to shore up her support among minority voters.

Kamala Harris (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Pollak: Alabama Abortion Law May Be a Strategic Mistake

Alabama lawmakers, with the noblest intentions, sought to promote the pro-life cause by passing a law that establishes personhood within the womb. Unfortunately, in practical terms, they may achieve the opposite.

WASHINGTON - JANUARY 22: Local pro-choice activist Lisa King holds a sign in front of the U.S. Supreme Court as a pro-life activist holds a rose nearby during the annual "March for Life" event January 22, 2009 in Washington, DC. The event was to mark the anniversary of the 1973 …

Justice: Trump Pardons Conrad Black

President Donald Trump granted a full pardon Wednesday to former publisher Conrad Black, a Canadian who embraced the U.S., only to find himself the target of what many observers considered a wrongful prosecution and conviction in 2007.

Conrad Black (Lawrence Lucier / Getty)

Kamala Harris Trolls Joe Biden: ‘A Great Running Mate’

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) turned the tables on speculation that she might be Joe Biden’s running mate next year, telling reporters in New Hampshire on Thursday that Biden might be her own pick for the bottom of the ticket instead.

Kamala Harris and Joe Biden (Kevin Wolf / Associated Press)

Media Silent as Elizabeth Warren Incites Hatred Against Fox News

The mainstream media have accused President Donald Trump of endangering journalists and press freedom by criticizing “fake news” — but were largely silent as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) launched an attack on Fox News on Tuesday.

Elizabeth Warren (Matt Rourke / Associated Press)