Ann Coulter
author, political commentator
Ann Coulter
Ann Hart Coulter is an American lawyer, conservative social and political commentator, author, and syndicated columnist. She frequently appears on television, radio, and as a speaker at public and private events.
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Bill Maher Helped Normalize Milo Yiannopoulos. Now, He’s Taking Credit For His Fall.
Huffington Post - 2 days
Less than a week after treating alt-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos to a disturbingly jovial interview, Bill Maher is taking credit for the former Brietbart editor’s swift downfall.  Following the emergence of a video that appears to show Yiannopoulos advocating for pedophilia, the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) rescinded his speaking invitation, Simon & Schuster cancelled his book deal and, to top it all off, he was forced to resign from his senior editor position at Breitbart. And in the mind of Bill Maher, he made it all happen. Speaking to The New York Times by phone Tuesday night, Maher made the claim that his decision to book Yiannopoulos on “Real Time” served as the catalyst for the events of the past 48 hours ― events many believed were already long overdue. “What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make a buck off of the left’s propensity for outrage,” Maher told the NYT. “And by the end of ...
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Donald Trump's Supreme Court Pick Came Of Age In A Very Different Republican Party
Huffington Post - 14 days
NEW YORK ― Arguments for boycotting the Soviet Union and funding the Star Wars missile defense program, screeds against the Sandinista constitution ― these are among the late ‘80s conservative talking points featured in The Federalist Paper, the campus publication that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch co-founded and edited as a Columbia University undergraduate. Gorsuch’s paper now seems like a relic of a Republican Party that no longer exists ― the party of politicians like Ronald Reagan and commentators like George Will and William F. Buckley Jr. The telecom ads featuring Charlton Heston extolling the wonders of satellites don’t help that time-warp impression. Listen to the paper’s former writers talk, and it’s easy to imagine that in another universe, Gorsuch would have been a Never Trumper. Instead, the president poised to kill off the Republican Party that Gorsuch grew up in has chosen him for the Supreme Court. The Federalist Paper, which Gorsuch co-founded in 1986 ...
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Milo Yiannopoulos' Upcoming Book Grabs Top Spot On Amazon's Best-Seller List
Huffington Post - 21 days
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Berkeley's Milo Riot, Seen From Ground Zero
Huffington Post - 22 days
See Paul Iorio’s original photos of the Berkeley riot here. The Berkeley protests against the alt-right’s Milo Yiannopoulos ― who offers up a gay version of Ann Coulter on the college lecture circuit ― started out peaceful, but then got violent, scary and volatile on Wednesday night. From ground zero, where I watched it unfold, it looked like protesters were going to burn down the student center building at the University of California at Berkeley at one point. That’s where Yiannopoulos was planning to speak, at the invitation of the student Republicans, and where he had arrived, amidst loud boos, just before six p.m. It was around six that the relatively peaceful demonstration ― full of chanting and inventive signs up to that point ― turned violent. That’s when a group of a few dozen, dressed in black, faces covered, stormed the building, dramatically knocking aside metal barricades, smashing windows and lighting fires. The police did very little to stop it, allowing them to blo ...
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Why I Declined An Invitation To Appear On Fox News
Huffington Post - about 1 month
I don’t know Tucker Carlson personally. I have nothing against him, beyond my low opinion of his professional work-product. In fact, I suspect he and his team work diligently and tirelessly to produce his new program on the Fox News Channel, Tucker Carlson Tonight. So I do appreciate the program’s January 24th invitation to appear live on-air with Tucker and discuss whether or not U.S. journalists should continue to interview one of President Trump’s top advisors, Kellyanne Conway. Even so, I politely declined Tucker’s invitation. While I don’t subscribe to a blanket prohibition against appearing on Fox News, I do think that journalists should avoid, en masse, certain of the channel’s programs as a means of conditioning their hosts to do better than they have thus far at serving the general public. I realize that writing about declining an invitation to appear on television seems ungracious, perhaps even gauche. But I think Tucker will understand—in fact, given the format of ...
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Silencing Milo
Huffington Post - about 2 months
Help! Donald Trump has been elected president! Jeff Sessions is going to be Attorney General! Steve Bannon is getting an office in the White House! Quick, let’s start banning books! Banning books is the iconic act of totalitarianism, from historical images of Nazi thugs burning books from Berlin’s Institute for Sexual Science to the fictional book burnings in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. So who in the world would think that a good response to the Trump moment in US politics would be to ban a book? As it turns out, a lot of people. The book in question is Milo Yiannopoulos’ Dangerous, set to be published in March by the Threshold Editions imprint of Simon & Schuster. The Chicago Review of Books announced they will not review any Simon and Schuster book for a year. Emily Hughes, Penguin Random House’s manager of content development and social media, tweeted “Don’t review. Don’t publicize.” Writing in Elle Magazine, Sady Doyle declared that “there is good reason to believe t ...
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Ann Coulter’s Nazi-Like Purity Test Would Even Ban Donald Trump From Voting
Huffington Post - 4 months
The night before Americans choose their next president, Ann Coulter imagined a United States in which Donald Trump would win the election, but also be prohibited from voting in one.  If only people with at least 4 grandparents born in America were voting, Trump would win in a 50-state landslide. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) November 8, 2016 Unsurprisingly, Twitter users pounced, pointing out that her standards wouldn’t even permit the GOP presidential nominee and his children to vote. Trump’s mother and grandparents were immigrants. And both his first former wife and his current wife were born overseas. Just one problem with that... Trump himself wouldn't be able to vote, much less run for president.#Drumpf https://t.co/GQu8cF85ps — Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 8, 2016 @AnnCoulter None of Trump's four grandparents were born in the US. Two in Germany, two in UK. A nation of immigrants! — Doyle McManus (@DoyleMcManus) November 8, 2 ...
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Immigrants, We Get The Vote Won
Huffington Post - 4 months
Do you know who this girl is? You should. We all should. This is Annie Moore, the first immigrant to ever arrive at Ellis Island, which will celebrate its 125th anniversary this upcoming January 1. As its first, this history-making teen became the poster child of immigration in a nation of immigrants and is now celebrated in statue, song and even pub form. You might be surprised to hear that I was reminded of Annie as I read Dan Barry’s thoughtful profile of Celia Menendez Vargas in his article, “Latina Hotel Workers Harness Force of Labor and of Politics in Las Vegas.” What does this 19th century Irish lass have in common with a 57-year-old immigrant from El Salvador? Their courage, to begin with. Celia was “smuggled in a wooden container on a truck bound for Los Angeles,” while Annie traveled across the Atlantic with her little brothers, barely 12 and 15 at the time. The sea-crossing was so rough that their ship’s captain had his leg broken by an enormous wave that smashed ...
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11 DIY Election-Themed Halloween Costume Ideas (Because 2016)
Huffington Post - 4 months
@FuckedUpElection U up? It's October and we all know what that means: pumpkin spiced everything, lots and lots of cuffing, and of course, Halloween. If you're like most, then searching for that perfect costume causes you a good deal of stress. While the 2016 election has been all kinds of messed up, at least it has provided us with a handful of great costume ideas. Now you, too, can bring home some of the greatest moments from the election. Check out these 11 election-themed DIY costumes. Together we can make Halloween great again. 1) HILLARY CLINTON'S SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGY Embed from Getty Images From the beginning it was clear that the Clinton campaign was going to focus on reaching millennials. From selfies to snapchat to emoji-filled tweets, Clinton and her team met millennials on their own turf: Social media. Whether you found it to be successful or unauthentic, any time you can incorporate the poop emoji into a costume is a win in my eyes. What you'll ne ...
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How Being Muslim In America Has Changed Since 9/11
Huffington Post - 6 months
The terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 reverberated around the world long after that fateful morning.  Americans of all stripes grappled with the image of planes crashing into the World Trade Center buildings and the Pentagon, and unfurling a blanket of dust and debris on New York City. They grieved the lives lost, came together to rebuild and sought answers as to why anyone would commit such an act of hatred. Within days of the attacks, many had found a convenient scapegoat. Muslims, Arabs and anyone who remotely resembled the terrorists seen on TV, whether in feature, dress or accent, became targets of retaliation. That stereotyping exists to this day. I hoped they wouldn’t even remember that I was Muslim.” Shawna Ayoub Ainslie “I stopped reading the Qur’an between classes,” wrote Muslim blogger Shawna Ayoub Ainslie in 2015. “I used to wear comfortable, loose clothes that covered my arms and legs. [After Sept. 11], I kept the headscarf I carried for prayer hid ...
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The Art Of The Deception: Trump Disguises Major 'Softening' On Immigration With Ultra-Hardline Speech
Huffington Post - 6 months
Donald Trump's so-called major policy speech on immigration was a deceptive trick. To fool your dog into eating a yucky pill, you wrap it in yummy lunchmeat. The technique is highly deceptive. But it works. The dog is so taken with the outer lunchmeat that it unwittingly swallows the hidden pill. Trump's newly minted campaign managers faced a similar problem. Trump needed to "soften" his position on immigration in order to attract new voters, but how could Trump get his hardline base of supporters to swallow this "softening" pill? Trump's need to "soften" presented a critical problem for the campaign. Trump's poll numbers were in a nose-dive, and if he didn't do something fast his candidacy was facing its bitter end. His managers seemed to reach the conclusion that others have held for a long time that Trump's extreme anti-immigration positions alienate voters and Trump could not possibly win the election with only his core base of rabid supporters. So they decided to float ...
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Ann Coulter gets skewered at "The Roast of Rob Lowe"
CBS News - 6 months
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Burned! The 'Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe' May Be The Most Confrontational Roast Ever
Huffington Post - 6 months
Trump. Clinton. Nasty culture clashes. What the hell happened to 2016? It makes a Kardashian scandal seem like a fairy tale. Let's face it: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world of late, so when levity arrives, there's no shame in savoring a good vibe. Even at the expense of a film and television darling? Enter "The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe." (Labor Day, 10 p.m. ET.) Lowe, the '80s dreamboat ("The Outsiders," St. Elmo's Fire," "About Last Night") cum Emmy-nominated actor ("The West Wing") turned TV comedy star ("The Grinder") was amped about the roast weeks prior to its taping last weekend. Still, few could have predicted how much buzz this roast would produce. The show goes where no roast has gone before--from raunchy revelations about hung libidos and '80s sex tapes to use of the C-word and extreme racist references--the latter two directed at conservative Ann Coulter, who showed off her new book on the show. (She and the book were met with much brouhaha.) Meanwhile, c ...
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Ann Coulter Is Singled Out And Mercilessly Destroyed At Rob Lowe Roast
Huffington Post - 6 months
On Saturday night, Comedy Central taped the “Roast of Rob Lowe,” and even though the actor experienced the brunt of the burns, Ann Coulter was targeted with some of the most brutal. SNL’s Pete Davidson went as far as referring to Coulter as a “racist c**t,” and comedian Jimmy Carr did not hold back, calling Coulter “one of most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face bitches alive.” “It’s not too late to change, Ann,” said Carr. “You could kill yourself!”  Ouch! Here are just a few of the other gems from the night: “If you are here, Ann, who is scaring the crows away from our crops?” — Pete Davidson of “SNL” “Ann, you’re awful. The only person you will ever make happy is the Mexican who digs your grave.” — Comedian Nikki Glaser “She seems stiff and conservative, but Ann gets wild in the sheets. Just ask the Klan.” — Comedian David Spade “I do want to say as a feminist that I can’t support everything that’s been said tonight. But as someone who ha ...
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Ann Coulter told to 'kill yourself' at Comedy Central Rob Lowe roast
Fox News - 6 months
Ann Coulter was encouraged to commit suicide during Saturday’s taping of “The Comedy Central Roast of Rob Lowe.” “Ann is one of the most repugnant, hateful, hatchet-face b----es alive,” British comedian Jimmy Carr declared, as audience members cheered.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Ann Coulter
    FIFTIES
  • 2016
    Age 54
    In the 2016 Republican Party presidential primaries, she endorsed Donald Trump.
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  • 2015
    Age 53
    Coulter again sparked outrage in September 2015, when she tweeted in response to multiple Republican candidates' references to Israel during a Presidential debate, "How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?" The Anti-Defamation League referred to the tweets as "ugly, spiteful and anti-Semitic."
    More Details Hide Details In response to accusations of anti-Semitism, she tweeted "I like the Jews, I like fetuses, I like Reagan. Didn't need to hear applause lines about them all night." Coulter is a conservative columnist. She is a registered Republican and member of the advisory council of GOProud since August 9, 2011.
    In 2015, Coulter had a cameo as the Vice President in the made for TV movie Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
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    Coulter published her eleventh book, Adios, America: The Left's Plan to Turn Our Country Into a Third World Hellhole on June 1, 2015.
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    On April 1, 2015, in a column, Ann Coulter expressed support for Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act and said it was an "apocryphal" assertion to claim the Religious Freedom Restoration Act would be used to discriminate against LGBTs.
    More Details Hide Details She has also endorsed the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act and opposes transgender individuals to use bathroom usage corresponding to their gender identity. Since the 1990s, Coulter has had many acquaintances in the LGBT community. She considers herself "the Judy Garland of the Right." In the last few years, Coulter has attracted many LGBT fans, namely gay men and drag queens.
    In an April 1, 2015, column, Coulter declared that liberals had "won the war on gay marriage (by judicial fiat)".
    More Details Hide Details During a night out with John Phillips, Coulter told John's gay friends she said that she knew they really did not want to get married and they were more interested in promiscuous sex than in traditional family structures. In a view very similar to radical queers' opposition to same-sex marriage, Coulter argued that same-sex marriage would ruin gay culture, because gays value promiscuity over monogamy. "That's the whole point of being gay, so stop the bullshit," and "I know at least half of you are totally against gay marriage." she said. By the end of the dinner, they agreed with her. She also opposes civil unions and privatizing marriage. When addressed with the issue of rights granted by marriage she said "Gays already can visit loved ones in hospitals. They can also visit neighbors, random acquaintances, and total strangers in hospitals—just like everyone else. Gays can also pass on property to whomever they would like". She disagreed with the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 Lawrence v. Texas because she claims there is no right to sodomy in the Constitution, however she doesn’t actually want to ban same-sex sexual activity.
  • 2014
    Age 52
    During the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Coulter continuously criticized the growing interest of the Americans in the national team's campaign at the competition held in Brazil and in soccer as a whole, claiming that it represents the country's "moral decay".
    More Details Hide Details Coulter has been a contributor to VDARE since 2006. VDARE is a right wing website and blog founded by anti-immigration activist and paleo-conservative Peter Brimelow. VDARE is considered controversial because of its alleged ties to white supremacist rhetoric and support of scientific racism and white nationalism.
  • 2013
    Age 51
    In March 2013, Coulter was one of the keynote speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where she made references to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's weight ("CPAC had to cut back on its speakers this year about 300 pounds") and progressive activist Sandra Fluke's hairdo. (Coulter quipped that Fluke didn't need birth control pills because "that haircut is birth control enough.") Coulter advocated against a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants because such new citizens would never vote for Republican candidates: "If amnesty goes through, America becomes California and no Republican will ever win another election."
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  • 2012
    Age 50
    On October 22, 2012, following a presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Coulter published the following tweet from her official Twitter account: "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," drawing stiff criticism for her use of a word which some find offensive to describe the president of the United States.
    More Details Hide Details The Special Olympics condemned Coulter in a tweet shortly after Coulter's. On The Alan Colmes Show, Coulter stated that she does not regret her use of the word, saying, "'Retard' had been used colloquially to just mean 'loser' for 30 years. But no, these aggressive victims have to come out and tell you what words to use." After the election, in which Barack Obama won, Ann Coulter wrote a column titled "Romney Was Not the Problem". In it she argued against the idea that Mitt Romney lost because he failed to get his message across. She also said that Mitt Romney lost because he was running against an incumbent.
  • FORTIES
  • 2011
    Age 49
    On March 16, 2011, discussing the Fukushima I nuclear accidents, Coulter, citing research into radiation hormesis, wrote that there was "burgeoning evidence that excess radiation operates as a sort of cancer vaccine."
    More Details Hide Details Her comments were criticized by figures across the political spectrum, from Fox News' Bill O'Reilly (who told Coulter, "You have to be responsible. in something like this, you gotta get the folks out of there, and you have to report worst-case scenarios") to MSNBC's Ed Schulz (who stated that "You would laugh at her if she wasn't making light of a terrible tragedy.") During the Republican Party presidential primaries, she supported Mitt Romney over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. On an interview during The O'Reilly Factor on Fox News, she compared Newt Gingrich's attacks on the media to Jesse Jackson "accusing people of racism". On her website, she posted a column titled, "Re-elect Obama: Vote Newt!" arguing that if Newt Gingrich won the Republican nomination, Barack Obama would win re-election. When asked to respond about her criticism, Newt Gingrich dismissed them as "the old order" and cited recent polls showing him ahead of Mitt Romney.
    At the 2011 CPAC, during her question and answer segment, Coulter was asked about GOProud and the controversy over their exclusion from the 2011 CPAC.
    More Details Hide Details She boasted how she talked GOProud into dropping its support for same-sex marriage in the party's platform and said that "The left is trying to co-opt gays, and I don't think we should let them. I think they should be on our side" and "Gays are natural conservatives". Later that year, Coulter joined advisory board for GOProud. On Logos The A-List: Dallas she told gay Republican, Taylor Garrett, that "The gays have got to be pro-life," and "As soon as they find the gay gene, guess who the liberal yuppies are gonna start aborting?" Coulter strongly supports continuing the War on Drugs. However, she has said that, if there were not a welfare state, she "wouldn't care" if drugs were legal. Coulter spoke about drugs as a guest on Piers Morgan Live, when she said that marijuana users "can't perform daily functions".
  • 2010
    Age 48
    In March 2010, Coulter announced that she would be embarking on a speaking tour of three Canadian universities, The University of Western Ontario, the University of Ottawa and the University of Calgary.
    More Details Hide Details The tour was organized by the International Free Press Society. On the eve of Coulter's first speech at the University of Western Ontario, an e-mail to Coulter from François Houle, provost of the University of Ottawa, was leaked to the media. The e-mail warned that "promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges." Coulter released a public statement alleging that by sending her the e-mail, Houle was promoting hatred against conservatives. During her speech at the University of Western Ontario she told a Muslim student to "take a camel," in response to the student's question about previous comments by Coulter that Muslims should not be allowed on airplanes. On March 22, the University of Ottawa made international news when liberal protesters conspired to prevent Coulter from speaking. The event was canceled in spite of a massive security presence; Alain Boucher of the Ottawa Police Service said there were ten officers visible at the scene, "plus other resources" nearby. Boucher alleged that Coulter's security team decided to call off the event, saying, "We gave her options," including, he said, to "find a bigger venue." But "they opted to cancel... It's not up to the Ottawa police to make that decision." Boucher claimed there were no arrests. CTV News reported, "It was a disaster in terms of just organization, which is probably one of the reasons why it was cancelled," citing the small number of students tasked with confirming who had signed up to attend Coulter's talk.
    Coulter attended the 2010 HomoCon of GOProud, where she commented that same-sex marriage "is not a civil right".
    More Details Hide Details On February 9, 2011, in a column, Coulter described the national Log Cabin Republicans as "ridiculous" and "not conservative at all." She did however describe the Texas branch of Log Cabin Republicans, for whom she's been signing books for years, as " real conservatives."
    In 2010, she made an estimated $500,000 on the speaking circuit, giving speeches on topics of modern conservatism, gay marriage, and what she describes as the hypocrisy of modern American liberalism.
    More Details Hide Details During one appearance at the University of Arizona, a pie was thrown at her. Coulter has, on occasion, in defense of her ideas, responded with inflammatory remarks toward hecklers and protestors who attend her speeches. Coulter is the author of eleven books, many of which have appeared on The New York Times Best Seller list, with a combined 3 million copies sold as of May 2009.
  • 2008
    Age 46
    Regarding then-presidential-candidate Barack Obama in an April 2, 2008 column, she characterized his book Dreams from My Father as a "dimestore Mein Kampf."
    More Details Hide Details Coulter writes, "He says the reason black people keep to themselves is that it's 'easier than spending all your time mad or trying to guess whatever it was that white folks were thinking about you.' Here's a little inside scoop about white people: We're not thinking about you. Especially WASPs. We think everybody is inferior, and we are perfectly charming about it."
    On the January 31, 2008 broadcast of Hannity and Colmes, Coulter claimed that if McCain won the Republican nomination for president, she would support and campaign for Hillary Clinton, stating, "Clinton is more conservative than McCain."
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    On January 16, 2008, Coulter began endorsing Governor Mitt Romney as her choice for the 2008 Republican nomination, saying he is "manifestly the best candidate" (contrasting Romney with Republican candidates John McCain, Mike Huckabee, and Rudy Giuliani).
    More Details Hide Details By contrast, Coulter was critical of eventual Republican nominee John McCain.
    As the 2008 presidential campaign was getting under way, Coulter drew criticism for statements she made at the 2007 Conservative Political Action Conference about presidential candidate John Edwards:
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    Coulter supported George W. Bush's presidency. She endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Republican presidential primary and the 2012 Republican presidential primary and presidential run.
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  • 2007
    Age 45
    In October 2007, Coulter made further controversial remarks regarding Arabs—in this case Iraqis—when she stated in an interview with The New York Observer:
    More Details Hide Details In a May 2007 article looking back at the life of recently deceased evangelical Reverend Jerry Falwell, Coulter commented on his (later retracted) statement after the 9/11 attacks that "the pagans, and the abortionists, and the feminists, and the gays and the lesbians who are actively trying to make that an alternative lifestyle, the ACLU, People For the American Way, all of them who have tried to secularize America... helped this happen." In her article, Coulter stated that she disagreed with Falwell's statement, "because Falwell neglected to specifically include Teddy Kennedy and 'the Reverend' Barry Lynn." In October 2007, Coulter participated in David Horowitz' "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week," remarking in a speech at the University of Southern California, "The fact of Islamo-Fascism is indisputable. I find it tedious to detail the savagery of the enemy... I want to kill them. Why don't Democrats?"
    Similarly, in an October 2007 interview with the New York Observer, Coulter said:
    More Details Hide Details Coulter first became a public figure shortly before becoming an unpaid legal adviser for the attorneys representing Paula Jones in her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton. Coulter's friend George Conway had been asked to assist Jones' attorneys, and shortly afterward Coulter, who wrote a column about the Paula Jones case for Human Events, was also asked to help, and she began writing legal briefs for the case. Coulter later stated that she would come to mistrust the motives of Jones' head lawyer, Joseph Cammaratta, who by August or September 1997 was advising Jones that her case was weak and to settle, if a favorable settlement could be negotiated. From the outset, Jones had sought an apology from Clinton at least as eagerly as she sought a settlement. However, in a later interview Coulter recounted that she herself had believed that the case was strong, that Jones was telling the truth, that Clinton should be held publicly accountable for his misconduct, and that a settlement would give the impression that Jones was merely interested in extorting money from the President.
    In Coulter's 2007 book If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans, in the chapter "Gays: No Gay Left Behind!", she argued that Republican policies were more pro-gay than Democratic policies.
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    At the 2007 CPAC, Coulter said, "I do want to point out one thing that has been driving me crazy with the media—how they keep describing Mitt Romney's position as being pro-gays, and that's going to upset the right wingers," and "Well, you know, screw you!
    More Details Hide Details I'm not anti-gay. We're against gay marriage. I don't want gays to be discriminated against." She added, "I don't know why all gays aren't Republican. I think we have the pro-gay positions, which is anti-crime and for tax cuts. Gays make a lot of money and they're victims of crime. No, they are! They should be with us."
    Coulter was accused of anti-semitism in an October 8, 2007 interview with Donny Deutsch on The Big Idea.
    More Details Hide Details During the interview, Coulter stated that the United States is a Christian nation, and said that she wants "Jews to be perfected, as they say" (referring to them being converted to Christianity). Deutsch, a practicing Jew, implied that this was an anti-semitic remark, but Coulter said she didn't consider it to be a hateful comment. In response to Coulter's comments on the show, the Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee and Bradley Burston condemned those comments, and the National Jewish Democratic Council asked media outlets to stop inviting Coulter as a guest commentator. Talk show host Dennis Prager, while disagreeing with her comments, said that they were not "anti-semitic", noting, "There is nothing in what Ann Coulter said to a Jewish interviewer on CNBC that indicates she hates Jews or wishes them ill, or does damage to the Jewish people or the Jewish state. And if none of those criteria is present, how can someone be labeled anti-Semitic?" Conservative activist David Horowitz also defended Coulter against the allegation.
    Coulter has been engaged several times, but she has never married and has no children. She has dated Spin founder and publisher Bob Guccione, Jr., and conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza. In October 2007, she began dating Andrew Stein, the former president of the New York City Council, a liberal Democrat. When asked about the relationship, Stein told the paper, "She's attacked a lot of my friends, but what can I say, opposites attract!" On January 7, 2008, however, Stein told the New York Post that the relationship was over, citing irreconcilable differences.
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    As the campaign waged on, she continued to insert her commentary regarding the candidates, both Democrats and Republicans. In a June 2007 interview, Coulter named Duncan Hunter as her choice for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination, highlighting his views on immigration and specifically his anti-abortion credentials, saying "this is a winning issue for us, protecting little babies."
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    On March 5, 2007, she appeared on Hannity and Colmes and said, "Faggot isn't offensive to gays; it has nothing to do with gays.
    More Details Hide Details It's a schoolyard taunt meaning 'wuss.'" Gay rights advocates were not convinced. "Ann Coulter's use of this anti-gay slur is vile and unacceptable," said Neil G. Giuliano, president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, "and the applause from her audience is an important reminder that Coulter's ugly brand of bigotry is at the root of the discriminatory policies being promoted at this gathering." A spokesman for Sen. John McCain, a Republican presidential candidate, called Coulter's comments "wildly inappropriate."
  • 2005
    Age 43
    Coulter owns a house, bought in 2005, in Palm Beach, Florida, a condominium in Manhattan, and an apartment in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details She votes in Palm Beach and is not registered to do so in New York or California. She is a fan of several jam bands, such as the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band, and Phish. Some of her favorite books include the Bible, Mere Christianity, Wuthering Heights, Anna Karenina, true crime stories about serial killers, and anything by Dave Barry. Coulter is a Christian, and belongs to the Presbyterian denomination. Her father was Catholic and her mother was a Protestant. At one public lecture she said, "I don't care about anything else; Christ died for my sins, and nothing else matters". She summarized her view of Christianity in a 2004 column, saying, "Jesus' distinctive message was: People are sinful and need to be redeemed, and this is your lucky day, because I'm here to redeem you even though you don't deserve it, and I have to get the crap kicked out of me to do it." She then mocked "the message of Jesus according to liberals", summarizing it as "something along the lines of 'be nice to people,'" which, in turn, she said "is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity".
    In August 2005, the Arizona Daily Star dropped Coulter's syndicated column citing reader complaints that "Many readers find her shrill, bombastic, and mean-spirited.
    More Details Hide Details And those are the words used by readers who identified themselves as conservatives". In July 2006, some newspapers replaced Coulter's column with those of other conservative columnists following the publication of her fourth book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism. After The Augusta Chronicle dropped her column, newspaper editor Michael Ryan explained that "it came to the point where she was the issue rather than what she was writing about". Ryan also stated that "pulling Ann Coulter's column hurts; she's one of the clearest thinkers around". She has criticized former president George W. Bush's immigration proposals, saying they led to "amnesty". In a 2007 column, she claimed that the current immigration system was set up to deliberately reduce the percentage of whites in the population. In it, she said: Overall, Coulter's columns are highly critical of liberals and Democrats. In 2006, she wrote:
    On the edition of February 18, 2005 of Washington Journal, Coulter justified her statement by referring to the thousands of Canadians who served in the American armed forces during the Vietnam era, either because they volunteered or because they were living in the United States during the war years and got drafted.
    More Details Hide Details She said, "The Canadian Government didn't send troops... but... they came and fought with the Americans. So I was wrong. It turns out there were 10,000 Americans who happened to be born in Canada." (There were actually between 5,000 and 20,000 Canadians who fought in Vietnam itself, including approximately 80 who were killed.) John Cloud of Time, writing about the incident a few months later, said, "Canada sent noncombat troops to Indochina in the 1950s and again to Vietnam in 1972". Coulter appeared in three films released during 2004. The first was Feeding the Beast, a made-for-television documentary on the "24-Hour News Revolution". The other two films were FahrenHYPE 9/11, a direct-to-video documentary rebuttal of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 911, and Is It True What They Say About Ann?, a documentary on Coulter containing clips of interviews and speeches.
    In an interview with Bob McKeown on the edition of January 26, 2005 of The Fifth Estate, Coulter came under criticism for her statement, "Canada used to be one of our most most loyal friends, and vice versa.
    More Details Hide Details I mean, Canada sent troops to Vietnam. Was Vietnam less containable and more of a threat than Saddam Hussein?" McKeown contradicted her with, "No, actually Canada did not send troops to Vietnam."
  • 2004
    Age 42
    Coulter contracted with USA Today to cover the 2004 Democratic National Convention.
    More Details Hide Details She wrote one article that began, "Here at the Spawn of Satan convention in Boston " and referred to some unspecified female attendees as "corn-fed, no make-up, natural fiber, no-bra needing, sandal-wearing, hirsute, somewhat fragrant hippie chick pie wagons". The newspaper declined to print the article citing an editing dispute over "basic weaknesses in clarity and readability that we found unacceptable". An explanatory article by the paper went on to say "Coulter told the online edition of Editor & Publisher magazine that USA Today doesn't like my "tone", humor, sarcasm, etc., which raises the intriguing question of why they hired me to write for them.'" USA Today replaced Coulter with Jonah Goldberg, and Coulter published it instead on her website.
  • 2002
    Age 40
    Coulter's age was disputed in 2002 while she was arguing that she was not yet 40, yet Washington Post columnist Lloyd Grove cited that she provided a birthdate of December 8, 1961, when registering to vote in New Canaan, Connecticut prior to the 1980 Presidential election.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2001
    Age 39
    On September 14, 2001, three days after the September 11 attacks (in which her friend Barbara Olson had been killed), Coulter wrote in her column:
    More Details Hide Details Responding to this comment, Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American-Islamic Relations remarked in The Chicago Sun Times that before September 11, Coulter "would have faced swift repudiation from her colleagues," but "now it's accepted as legitimate commentary." David Horowitz, however, saw Coulter's words as irony: One day after the attacks (when death toll estimates were higher than later), Coulter asserted that only Muslims could have been behind the attacks: Coulter has been highly critical of the U.S. Department of Transportation and especially its then-secretary Norman Mineta. Her many criticisms include their refusal to use racial profiling as a component of airport screening. After a group of Muslims was expelled from a US Airways flight when other passengers expressed concern, sparking a call for Muslims to boycott the airline because of the ejection from a flight of six imams, Coulter wrote:
    In 2001 as a contributing editor and syndicated columnist for National Review Online (NRO), Coulter was asked by editors to make changes to a piece written after the September 11 attacks.
    More Details Hide Details On the national television show Politically Incorrect, Coulter accused NRO of censorship and said that she was paid $5 per article. NRO dropped her column and terminated her editorship. Jonah Goldberg, editor-at-large of NRO, said, "We did not 'fire' Ann for what she wrote... we ended the relationship because she behaved with a total lack of professionalism, friendship, and loyalty the editing disagreement."
  • 1998
    Age 36
    Coulter also wrote exclusive weekly columns between 1998 and 2003 and with occasional columns thereafter for the conservative magazine Human Events.
    More Details Hide Details In her columns for the magazine, she discusses judicial rulings, Constitutional issues, and legal matters affecting Congress and the executive branch.
    Coulter's first book, High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton, was published by Regnery Publishing in 1998 and made the New York Times Bestseller list.
    More Details Hide Details It details Coulter's case for the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Her second book, Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right, published by Crown Forum in 2002, reached the number one spot on The New York Times non-fiction best seller list. In Slander, Coulter argues that President George W. Bush was given unfair negative media coverage. The factual accuracy of Slander was called into question by then-comedian and author, and now Democratic U.S. Senator from Minnesota, Al Franken; he also accused her of citing passages out of context. Others investigated these charges, and also raised questions about the book's accuracy and presentation of facts. Coulter responded to criticisms in a column called "Answering My Critics". In her third book, Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism, also published by Crown Forum, she reexamines the 60-year history of the Cold War — including the career of Senator Joseph McCarthy, the Whittaker Chambers-Alger Hiss affair, and Ronald Reagan’s challenge to Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall"—and argues that liberals were wrong in their Cold War political analyses and policy decisions, and that McCarthy was correct about Soviet agents working for the U.S. government. She also argues that the correct identification of Annie Lee Moss, among others, as communists was misreported by the liberal media. Treason was published in 2003, and spent 13 weeks on the Best Seller list.
  • 1994
    Age 32
    After law school, Coulter served as a law clerk, in Kansas City, for Pasco Bowman II of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. After a short time working in New York City in private practice, where she specialized in corporate law, Coulter left to work for the United States Senate Judiciary Committee after the Republican Party took control of Congress in 1994.
    More Details Hide Details She handled crime and immigration issues for Senator Spencer Abraham of Michigan and helped craft legislation designed to expedite the deportation of aliens convicted of felonies. She later became a litigator with the Center for Individual Rights. In 2000, Coulter considered running for Congress in Connecticut on the Libertarian Party ticket to serve as a spoiler in order to throw the seat to the Democratic candidate and see that Republican Congressman Christopher Shays failed to gain re-election, as a punishment for Shays' vote against Clinton's impeachment. The leadership of the Libertarian Party of Connecticut, after meeting with Coulter, declined to endorse her. As a result, her self-described "total sham, media-intensive, third-party Jesse Ventura campaign" did not take place. Shays subsequently won the election, and held the seat until 2008. Coulter's career is highlighted by the publication of eleven books, as well as the weekly syndicated newspaper column that she publishes. She is particularly known for her polemical style, and describes herself as someone who likes to "stir up the pot. I don’t pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do". She has been compared to Clare Boothe Luce, one of her idols, for her satirical style. She also makes numerous public appearances, speaking on television and radio talk shows, as well as on college campuses, receiving both praise and protest. Coulter typically spends 6–12 weeks of the year on speaking engagement tours, and more when she has a book coming out.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1984
    Age 22
    While attending Cornell University, Coulter helped found The Cornell Review, and was a member of the Delta Gamma national sorority. She graduated cum laude from Cornell in 1984 with a B.A. in history, and received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1988, where she was an editor of the Michigan Law Review.
    More Details Hide Details At Michigan, Coulter was president of the local chapter of the Federalist Society and was trained at the National Journalism Center.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1963
    Age 1
    Meanwhile, a driver's license issued several years later allegedly listed her birthdate as December 8, 1963.
    More Details Hide Details Coulter will not confirm either date, citing privacy concerns.
  • 1961
    Born
    Ann Hart Coulter was born on December 8, 1961 in New York City, to John Vincent Coulter (1926–2008), an FBI agent of Irish-German heritage, who was a native of Albany, New York, and Nell Husbands Coulter (née Martin; 1928– 2009), a native of Paducah, Kentucky.
    More Details Hide Details All eight of her paternal great-great-grandparents were immigrants. Her family later moved to New Canaan, Connecticut, where Coulter and her two older brothers, James and John, were raised. She was raised in a conservative household in Connecticut by Republican parents, with a father who loved Joseph McCarthy. Coulter says she has identified as a conservative since kindergarten. To prep for arguments, she read books like Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative. At age 14, she visited her older brother in New York City where he attended law school. While he was in class, he had his little sister read books by Milton Friedman and William E. Simon. When he got home from class, he quizzed Coulter. As a reward, he and his friends took her out to bars on the Upper East Side. Reading Republican books made Coulter dream about working as a writer. She graduated from New Canaan High School in 1980.
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