As America celebrates it’s 235th birthday, we take the time to reflect on the document declaring our freedom from British rule. Greg Corombos reads the Declaration of Independence
Archives for June 2011
The Capitol Steps have fun with the new House Republican majority, and especially with House Speaker John Boehner.
Bret Winterble of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are happily surprised to hear someone from the main-stream media take a shot at President Obama. They weren’t as excited to hear the president go after corporate jets but think the conservative movement might have found their version of John Stewart.
President Obama says he wants to jumpstart the immigration debate and legalize millions of people who have been in the U.S. illegally for a number of years. But as the challenge of dealing with illegals continues, what is the impact on American business – especially for those trying to play by the rules? How do those who hire illegals gain a major financial advantage? Who really pays the bill? And is there already one simple step that could greatly limit the illegal immigration problem? Radio America’s Heather Isringhausen reports.
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell explains how the path to American recovery can be found through Constitutional conservatism. What aspects of the Constitution are most critical to getting America back on the right track? Why might the Republicans be headed for a party split? What can prevent it? How are we one heartbeat away from a very dangerous Supreme Court? We discuss it all with Ken Blackwell, co-author of “Resurgent”. We also ask him about reports that he may soon seek a U.S. Senate seat in Ohio.
Brett Winterble of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are excited about republicans possibly gaining two more seats in the House, giving them a cushion. They rip Damascus Dennis Kucinich for traveling to Syria and saying President Assad was loved and appreciated by his people. And they mock a commercial trying to link Al Qaeda and gun control.
Longtime FBI Special Agent Bob Hamer is with us to discuss his latest reality-based thriller in “Targets Down”. Hamer draws from his decades of service in the bureau to take us into the operations of some of the world’s most nefarious criminals and show us how our government tries to infiltrate drug gangs. sex trafficking rings and other forms of organized crime.
In recent elections, the influence of the evangelical vote has been clear — especially in Republican politics. But in an election cycle when the economy is expected to dominate the conversation, how critical will the evangelical vote be? How actively are they in gearing up for 2012? Will GOP candidates be smart to appeal to Chriatian conservatives or will that message turn off everyone else? Radio America’s Brittany Brady has the story.
Four governor’s races highlight a pretty quiet election schedule this year before the mayhem of the 2012 race begins. By nearly all accounts, the tightest race in the nation this November will be in Kentucky, where Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear is facing Republican State Senate resident David Williams. Why is Williams looking to unseat Beshear? What would he do to stimulate job creation? What financial headaches await Kentucky if many more residents are enrolled in Medicaid under the Obama health plan? And how does Williams intend to shrink a double-digit deficit in the polls? We discuss all these issues with David Williams, Kentucky’s Republican nominee for governor.
Brett Winterble of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are amused at the huge tax hike proposal made by House Democrats. We question the legality of President Obama’s fund raising event at the White House. And we rip former Rep. Anthony Weiner for confronting the Queen ‘s Party Chairman with recommendations of who the Democrats should pick to replace him.