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‘Rogue billionaires are giving the GOP and Democrats a migraine.’ by Adam Wollner

 

Big John and Ramblin Ray discuss Adam Wollner’s article ‘Rogue billionaires are giving the GOP and Democrats a migraine’, and money in politics. Adam Wollner is a Correspondent for Politics and Special Projects for McClatchyDC.com.

 

Tom Bevan Show (07/01/18)

Tom Bevan and the Real Clear Politics team of contributors discuss the retirement announcement made by U.S. Supreme Court Judge, Anthony Kennedy earlier this week. Ford O’Connell (Political analyst, Republican strategist and conservative activist) weighs in with speculation about replacement candidates.  A.B. Stoddard (Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics​.com) notes that President Trump might be picking as many as four (4) replacements in this term.  Eric Kohn (Marketing Manager at the Illinois Policy Institute) covers a decision in the Illinois Supreme Court covering “Fair Share” fees for public sector union employees.  The decision allows non-union members to avoid paying the union for it’s work.  Caitlin Huey-Burns (National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics.com) updates the congressional primaries held last week where one notable name was bounced by a novice candidate.  Incumbent democrats are apparently being slowly replaced by younger and more socialist thinkers.

House Speaker Paul Ryan won’t seek re-election

House Speaker Paul Ryan has told confidantes he is not seeking re-election and will soon announce his decision, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told CNN Wednesday.

He is expected to address his decision in a closed-door GOP conference meeting Wednesday morning, the sources said.
Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, has been in Congress since 1999 and became House speaker in 2015.
Some of Ryan’s close friends previously told CNN that he might leave office after the 2018 midterms. Ryan said in a January interview with CBS News that re-election was a decision he and his wife were planning to make together in late spring, and in March he denied a rumor that he wouldn’t seek re-election.
Article Credit: CNN

Big John & Ray 60: “Goodbye Director Flynn”

Michael Flynn gets the boot from the President Trump administration. White Sox pitchers and catchers report. Plus, did racism keep Beyonce from winning more Grammy’s?

Ed Henry from FOXNews talks about the dismissal of Michael Flynn from President Trump’s cabinet

Ed Henry from FOXNews joins the show to talk about the first firing of the Trump Administration.

Kristen McQueary from the Chicago Tribune talks about Illinois’ financial health

Kristen McQueary from the Chicago Tribune joins the show to talk about Chris Kennedy joining the race for Governor and the fiscal health of the state of Illinois.

James Arkin from Real Clear Politics talks about the resignation of Michael Flynn

James Arkin from Real Clear Politics joins the show to talk about the resignation of Michael Flynn from President Trump’s Cabinet.

Jonathan Hoenig from Capitalist Pig Management talks about Valentine’s Day economics

Jonathan Hoenig from Capitalist Pig Management joins the show to talk about greeting card sales going up and chocolate sales going down for Valentine’s Day.

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow talks about President Trump’s court battle over his travel ban

CNBC’s Larry Kudlow joins the show to talk about President Trump’s threats to take a ruling on his Executive Order permitting people from certain countries to come to the United States to court.

Eric Segall is a constitutional expert and talks about President Trump’s court battle over his travel ban

Eric Segall is a constitutional expert and joins the show to talk about the appeals court ruling over President Trump’s executive order.

Olivia Nuzzi from New York Magazine talks about the relationship between Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus

Olivia Nuzzi is the Washington correspondent for New York Magazine and joins the show to talk about her article on the relationship between Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus.

Big John & Ray 60: “How Not To Make Friends with the Police”

Rahm Emanuel tells Democrats to focus on winning, not whining over losing to Trump. Two cases of what not to do to police officers. Plus, Brian Urlacher’s battle with a Florida hair restoration company.

National Review’s Rich Lowry talks about President Trump’s travel ban

Rich Lowry from the National Review joins the show to talk about his article on the travel ban signed by President Trump where he says the ban is legal.

U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski talks about his proposal to make politics more transparent

U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski joins the show to talk about his proposed bill that will require the government to disclose when they buy things not made in the USA.

Juan Williams from the Hill talks about the battle over Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing

Juan Williams from the Hill joins the show to talk about the Mitch McConnell-Elizabeth Warren battle in the Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing.

David Drucker from the Washington Examiner talks about the Mitch McConnell-Elizabeth Warren battle

David Drucker is a Senior Correspondent on Capitol Hill for the Washington Examiner and joins the show to talk about Mitch McConnell and Elizabeth Warren battling over the confirmation of Jeff Sessions.

Tim Calkins from the Kellogg School of Management talks about the Super Bowl ads

Tim Calkins is a professor at the Kellogg School of Management joins the show to talk about the Super Bowl ads.

Bill Gertz from Washington Free Beacon talks about President Trump’s effect on national security

Bill Gertz from the Washington Free Beacon joins the show to talk about President Trump’s effect on national security in his first few weeks in office.

Former Atlanta Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith talks about Super Bowl LI

Chuck Smith is a radio host in Atlanta and former defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons and joins the show to talk about the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Former Bears kicker Robbie Gould talks about Super Bowl LI

Former Bears and current Giants kicker Robbie Gould joins the show to break down Super Bowl LI.