Happy Friday! Join Jim and Greg as they welcome moderate Democrats stiff-arming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on her $3 trillion liberal wish list. They also defend CBS News reporter Catherine Herridge after a Biden campaign figure, other Democrats, and liberal media attack her for getting scoops on the Michael Flynn and Obama administration unmasking stories. And they shudder to think what four years of watching Joe Biden fail to complete a coherent paragraph would be like.
Archives for May 2020
Join Jim and Greg as they react to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr stepping down from his committee post as the FBI investigation deepens into his coronavirus-related investment decisions. They also assess why Joe Biden keeps moving far left even though he has the Democratic nomination wrapped up. And they recoil as those quick-response COVID tests used by the White House and other places are found to deliver false negatives anywhere from 33-48 percent of the time.
This week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new coronavirus relief bill with the eye-popping price tag of nearly $3 trillion.
One trillion of that is designated as financial assistance for cash-strapped states and localities, but is taxpayer money the best way to deal with this challenge?
Openthebooks.com CEO Adam Andrzejewski joins us to explain why he thinks Pelosi has the wrong idea and he uses Illinois as just one example of the states that were in a fiscal mess even before the virus hit.
Andrzejewski also details how a number of ostensibly charitable hospitals are just sitting on many billions of dollars in endowments but instead of using that money to respond to the crisis, they are taking money from taxpayers…and so are the wealthiest colleges and universities.
Finally, Andrzejewski discusses the mushrooming debt brought on by trillions in emergency spending, what the impact of that will be, and whether fiscal discipline still has a pulse in Washington.
Join Jim and Greg as they cheer one certain Republican win in a congressional election on Tuesday and a likely win in another, but also wonder what a national election based mostly on voting by mail will look like. They also slam officials in Los Angeles County for announcing the stay-at-home order is being extended for another three months. And they blast CNN for booking Greta Thunberg to be an expert guest for its coronavirus town hall.
Join Jim and Greg as they’re glad to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo finally changing the rule that required nursing homes to accept recovering, yet contagious, COVID-19 patients. They also cringe as Dr. Fauci confirms there will be no vaccine or treatment in time for the start of the new school year, sparking all sorts of discussion about what school might look like in the fall. And while the media focus on Trump’s clash with the media on testing and blame for China, Jim says the real story is China’s actions and it’s aggressive propaganda efforts.
Join Jim and Greg as they cheer good news on coronavirus immunity, testing, and treatment. They also break down German intelligence accusing China and the World Health Organization of hiding human-to-human transmission for weeks. And they groan as Dr. Fauci says the close contact required in football would make the sport a prime activity for spreading the virus.
Two good martinis and one very bad one as we head into Mother’s Day weekend. Join Jim and Greg as they marvel at how well Florida has done thus far in warding off virus that’s particularly rough on the elderly. They also shudder deeply as the U.S. lost a stunning 20.5 million jobs in April and the unemployment rate soared to 14.7 percent. And they welcome news that the percentage of positive COVID tests is declining at testing ramps up.
On Thursday, the Justice Department announced it’s desire to drop the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, a move that does not come as much of a surprise following last week’s revelation that FBI agents went to interview him in the White House with the intent of getting him to lie or to admit something that could get him fired or prosecuted.
In a statement, the DOJ said the January 2017 interview was “untethered to, and unjustified by, the FBI’s counterintelligence investigation into Mr. Flynn” and that the interview was “conducted without any legitimate investigative basis” and that it was dropping the case “after a considered review of all the facts and circumstances of this case, including newly discovered and disclosed information.”
So how did this case move from a Flynn guilty plea to the Justice Department wanting to dump the matter? Was Flynn the victim of a very shoddy process or are other lawyers right that the FBI used standard tactics in speaking with Flynn?
Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Andrew C. McCarthy says the FBI conduct towards Flynn was highly improper and amounted to little more than an effort to get him to lie without any underlying criminal predicate.
McCarthy and Radio America’s Greg Corombos also discuss whether most Americans will see this as a decision made on the facts and the law or through their partisan lenses.
In addition, McCarthy discusses Ventura County, California, officials announcing that COVID-infected patients may be forced to leave their homes if others in the residence test negative and there is only one bathroom. Is that constitutional? And what does it say about how governments are responding to this crisis?
Don’t miss McCarthy’s insights on these two critical issues.
It’s all crazy again today! Join Jim and Greg as they slam Ventura County, California, for telling residents they won’t be allowed to stay home if they test positive for COVID and share a single bathroom with anyone not infected. They also hammer Joe Biden for proclaiming his innocence in the Tara Reade allegations but also vowing to deny due process to college students accused of sexual assault. And they throw up their hands as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says doctors and nurses who flocked to New York to help save lives will have to pay taxes for the time they were in the state.
As the coronavirus restriction ease faster in some places than others, stories are emerging of disturbing confrontations between police and the public.
In recent days, police in Texas brought out an MRAP and deployed a SWAT team after a bar owner defied the governor’s order to stay closed and recruited some armed citizens to help her. NYPD officers were filmed tackling social distancing violators to the sidewalk. Multiple parents have been arrested for playing with their kids in closed parks.
Rutherford Institute President John Whitehead says the lockdown orders and how they are being enforced ought to be a wake-up call for all Americans that our first, fourth, and fifth amendment rights.
Whitehead explain why he thinks we’re moving uncomfortably close to martial law in parts of the country and that heavy-handed police tactics are now used to stop people from doing anything the government doesn’t like, regardless of whether it’s constitutional.
Whitehead also details what role he believes police should be playing in our communities and what citizens can do to improve things.