Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review praise the state of Ohio for having a referendum on Obamacare. They are frustrated about Jay Carney’s latest tortured explanation about why Obama still hasn’t produced a written plan for the debt crisis. And they are outraged that the Lockerbie bomber is alive and well two years after he was supposedly facing imminent death.
Archives for July 2011
No to Obama, No to Boehner
On Monday evening, President Obama made another push for a debt ceiling solution that includes tax increases. Moments later, House Speaker John Boehner rejected the Obama plan and offered a new plan that he says is reasonable and can pass the House. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert is unimpressed with both ideas. What choice words does he have for Obama’s push for more taxes? Why can’t he support the Boehner plan? And how does he expect this all to be settled? Listen here for a frank discussion with Rep. Gohmert.
Finding the Founders
Millions of Americans yearn for a return to the founding principles of the United States and the values of the Founders themselves. What would that mean, particularly in terms of religious freedom and Judeo-Christian principles? Radio America’s Heather Isringhausen investigates.
Three Martini Lunch 7/25/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review feel that an extra martini is necessary after the recent debt debate speeches. A good one for Speaker Boehner’s comments, two separate bad martinis for the President’s thoughts and a crazy martini that answers Mr. Obama’s question: What are American’s fed up with the most?
Not So Fast, New York
In June, after much-closed-door wrangling, the New York State Senate voted to legalize gay marriage. On Sunday, the law went into effect. But was the law approved legally? Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel says the process was deeply flawed and illegal on multiple fronts – from the public and activists being barred from the Capitol to lawmakers being locked in the Capitol to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg promising to contribute to any Republican supporting the bill. So what are Staver and his clients asking? Why do they believe these actions are worthy of shelving the law? Why did the Republican majority allow all these things to happen? And what happens now? We discuss it all with Mat Staver.
Mortgage Deduction Debate
As part of the debt ceiling debate, some lawmakers have suggested altering or eliminating the mortgage interest deduction, a deduction that began in 1913. Why shouldn’t it be eliminated? What is the case for taking it away? Would its removal harm the housing industry? What does it do for homeowners? Brittany Brady of Radio America has the story.
Three Martini Lunch 7/25/11
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review are happily surprised that the markets did not react negatively to the still-absent debt ceiling plan. But they are scratching their heads at President Obama’s refusal of a bipartisan plan offered by Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Harry Reid. Also, tiger suits and sex scandal: what is going on with Congressman David Wu?
No Amendment Necessary
Congressional Republicans are virtually united in support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. They see it as the only tool that can keep rampant federal spending in check. But National Review Editor Rich Lowry says passing the amendment would actually be a huge mistake. Why would it be a mistake? What events in American history does Lowry cite to back up that claim? What else would he recommend to enforce spending discipline? And what does he expect Republicans to pursue since the amendment does not have the support needed to advance in Congress? We discuss it all with Rich Lowry.
Not So Fast on Perry Campaign
John Gizzi of Human Events says despite all the signs that Texas Gov. Rick Perry will run for president, he suspects Perry will ultimately stay on the sidelines. We’ll ask him why. We’ll also ask if Jon Huntsman’s campaign is already imploding and what we’ll see next week in the debt ceiling debate.
Hole in the Center of the Ozone
Temperatures in Washington are well into the triple digits at week’s end and much of the nation is sweltering. Can we chalk this up to global warming? The Capitol Steps and Al Gore weigh in as we visit with Steps star Elaina Newport.