Chad Benson, host of “The Chad Benson Show,” fills in for Jim, who will be back on Tuesday. Today, Chad explains what the loss of Kobe Bryant means to the people of southern California before he and Greg dive into three crazy martinis. First, they react to the news that former National Security Adviser John Bolton apparently wrote in his forthcoming book that President Trump ordered him to hold off on releasing military aid to Ukraine until Ukraine launched the investigations he wanted. Is this a major wrinkle in the impeachment saga, a book-selling gimmick, or something in between? They also discuss the Des Moines Register endorsing Elizabeth Warren and the Union Leader in New Hampshire backing Amy Klobuchar and ask whether endorsements really matter anymore. While on the topic they also explore whether Warren still has a chance or whether her campaign is out of gas but media insist on propping her up. Finally, they get a kick out of a Fox 5 poll in Washington, showing the nation’s capital is either bored by the impeachment trial or just not interested in it.
Chad Benson grabs a stool for today’s Three Martini Lunch while Jim is away. Today, Chad and Greg briefly discuss the significance of President Trump becoming the first sitting president to address the March for Life. Then they get a kick out of learning that the House impeachment managers are successfully alienating the group of senators they can least afford to lose – GOP moderates. They also richly enjoy watching a dad who scrimped and saved to pay for his daughter’s college education dissect the progressive lunacy of Elizabeth Warren’s college debt forgiveness plan right to her face. And as Democrats and their media allies dig for dirt on a strengthening Bernie Sanders, they brace for a riveting fight over whether Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders was more racially insensitive in the 1970’s.
During an interview with Fox Business Network this week, President Trump promised a middle class tax cut within the next ninety days, but what does he have in mind and what is politically possible?
In this podcast, National Taxpayers Union President Pete Sepp tells Greg Corombos what Trump can do by executive action and what would require the cooperation of Congress. He also explains what unilateral action would do the most good for middle class families and what sort of tax relief might actually do more good than income tax cuts.
Finally, Sepp responds to arguments from Democrats that the 2017 tax cuts are largely responsible for the trillion-dollar deficits the nation now faces.
Rob Long of National Review Online is here in Jim’s absence. Join Rob and Greg as they cheer a major step in the Brexit process in the UK and apply the lessons of that odyssey to American politics this election year. They’re also a bit stunned to see Bernie Sanders not only leading in a nationwide poll but also jumping out to a double-digit lead in New Hampshire. And they have a field day with former Clinton Press Secretary Joe Lockhart tweeting out a conversation he overheard of GOP senators panicked over the impeachment case presented by Democrats, only to admit many retweets later that he just made it up.
On January 22, 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationwide through the Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions. The plaintiff in the second case was known as “Mary Doe.” Her real name was Sandra Cano. Only Sandra Cano had no idea she was the plaintiff.
Cano passed away in 2014, but in this interview from 2013, she explains how she got entangled in the fight to legalize abortion, how she found out she was the unwitting plaintiff in the case, the reaction of the pro-abortion attorneys when they realized she knew what they did, and her pro-life advocacy ever since.
While Washington focuses on the impeachment process, President Trump is taking another step on immigration policy, this time targeting what’s known as “birth tourism.”
Current U.S. law, through the 14th amendment to the Constitution, confers citizenship on anyone born in the United States.
Center for Immigration Studies Executive Director Mark Krikorian says this is not just a matter of people timing vacations in order for mothers to give birth in the U.S. He says nations like China, Russia, Turkey, Nigeria, and others have active operations to transport, house, and care for mothers until the passports arrive for their children born as U.S. citizens.
In this interview with Greg Corombos, Krikorian explains how many babies become U.S. citizens through this process, what can actually be done about it, and what the future of birthright citizenship looks like.
More Democratic infighting means more popcorn on today’s Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they get a kick out of Tulsi Gabbard suing Hillary Clinton for defamation after Hillary indirectly accused Gabbard of being a Russian asset. They’re also very puzzled as to why Joe Biden would insist on not deporting illegal immigrants guilty of drunk driving, especially given his own family’s story. And they discuss the House impeachment managers’ odd tactic of accusing the jurors in the Senate of assisting President Trump in a cover-up if they reject any efforts by Democrats to subpoena documents or witnesses.
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Grab a stool and have some martinis with us! Today, Jim and Greg applaud the powerful and peaceful protest for second amendment rights in Richmond and wonder if Gov. Northam’s fears of chaos were way overblown to try to portray responsible gun owners as extremists. They also get a kick out of Hillary Clinton attacking Bernie Sanders and marvel that this may be one of those rare instances where she appears to be telling the truth. And they roll their eyes as Washington becomes transfixed on a debate over the rules for the Senate impeachment trial.
Back to the usual format day with good, bad, and crazy martinis. Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Sen. Perdue for pointing out how stunningly weak the Democrats’ charge of obstruction of Congress against President Trump truly is. They also hammer the media for horribly biased coverage of Monday’s pro-second amendment rally in Virginia, including CNN’s assertion that gun rallies are fertile ground for white supremacists to recruit new members. And they have fun with the New York Times ending its insanely hyped endorsement process by backing two different candidates before Jim explains why they probably did it.
On Thursday, President Trump issued nine rules designed to protect religious organizations from discrimination by the federal government. He’s also taking steps to protect free religious expression in the public schools.
What is the current law concerning religious expression in government-funded schools? How closely are those laws currently being followed? What are Trump’s orders designed to do? And what leverage does the government have against schools that refuse to accommodate that expression?
Family Research Council Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs Travis Weber joins Greg Corombos to address those questions and more.