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Tom Bevan – Beto on the Ballot, College Admissions Scandal, and the New Zealand Tragedy

In today’s show Tom discusses the presidential candidacy of Beto O’Rourke, shares the latest updates about the New Zealand mosque shooting and the local response to Chelsea Clinton’s vigil attendance. Also in today’s show Tom highlights the growing situation with the college admissions scandal where actors and business executives paid to have their kids admitted to top-end colleges. Guests include Reed Galen, Joe Concha, and Carl Cannon.

Tom Bevan – North Korea Summit Failure, the Michael Cohen “Trump Dump,” and the Chicago Mayoral Election

In today’s show Tom gives an investigative look into the breakdown of the summit earlier this week over nuclear aspirations between President Trump and Chairman Kim. Plus the Michael Cohen ‘Trump Dump’ in congressional hearings this past week, and a look at the fiercely contested Chicago mayoral race. Guests include Dr. Charles Lipson, A.B. Stoddard, Phil Wegman, and John Kass.

Tom Talks the Tough Truth Behind Government Shutdown

Tom Bevan (12/23/18): In this week’s episode, Tom investigates the causes, and interprets solutions to the latest partial government shutdown and its effects on the economy. Also in today’s show Tom explains some of the reasoning behind the surprise resignation of General Mattis and a retrospective look at 2018. Guests include AB Stoddard, David Craig, Steve Porter, and Charlie Hurt.

Tom Bevan Remembers President George H.W. Bush

Tom Bevan (12/02/18): Tom explores the historical narrative of late President Bush, his life, and legacy. Also in today’s show Tom explains the significance of President Trump’s meeting at the G20 Summit, the Illinois budget crisis, and the latest from the swamp. Guests include Carl Cannon, AB Stoddard, Sarah Chamberlain, and Adam Schuester.

A.B. Stoddard: “The fact that [Nikki Haley] only told her staff yesterday morning, it’s all very mysterious.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray cover the resignation of Nikki Haley with A.B. Stoddard from RealClearPolitics, and the possible reasons as to why she’s leaving.

Tom Bevan Show (9/9/18) John Kass / Carl Cannon / Charles Lipson

Tom Bevan Show (9/9/18) John Kass / Carl Cannon / Charles Lipson –

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to Carl Cannon (Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics) about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. Also in today’s show Dr. Charles Lipson (Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago) joins the program to talk about the media frenzy surrounding excerpts from Bob Woodward’s scathing new book. John Kass (Columnist for the Chicago Tribune) joins the show to talk about his candidacy for Chicago mayor.

Tom Bevan Show (7/8/18)

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to Carl Cannon (Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics) about EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s resignation and the 213,000 new jobs created under the Trump administration. Also in today’s show Peter Berkowitz (Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution).

Tom Bevan Show (6/17/18)

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to Dr. Charles Lipson (Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago) about President Trump’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un. Also in today’s show John Kass (Columnist for the Chicago Tribune), and Carl Cannon (Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics).

Tom Bevan Show (05-20-18) – Guests: Sean Davis, A.B. Stoddard, Peter Berkowitz, and John Kass.

Tom Bevan (05-20) GUESTS: Sean Davis – The Federalist – TOPICS – New evidence shedding light into Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian collusion. A.B. Stoddard – Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics​ – TOPICS – The conference hosted by The Weekly Standard and how Republicans are creating and implementing for the midterm elections. Peter Berkowitz – RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – President Trump’s populist conservative coalition. John Kass – Chicago Tribune – The recent increase in deadly school shootings.

Tom Bevan Show (05-06-18) – Guests: Toby Harnden, Kyle Trygstad, Joel Kotkin, and Carl Cannon.

Tom Bevan (05-06) GUESTS: Toby Harnden – Washington Bureau Cheif for Sunday Times – TOPICS – The fallout in Washington following Rudy Giuliani’s candid television interview. Kyle Trygstad – Political Editor for National Journal – TOPICS – The Senate primaries in Indiana and West Virginia. Joel Kotkin – Columnist for the Orange County Register – TOPICS – Joel’s Sunday column ‘Looking Beyond One Party Rule In California’. Carl Cannon – Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – Robert Mueller’s perjury trap.

Tom Bevan Show (04-08-18) – Guests: A.B. Stoddard, David Byler, and Dr. Charles Lipson

Tom Bevan (04-08) GUESTS: A.B. Stoddard- Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – The ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. David Byler – Elections Analyst at Weekly Standard – TOPICS – The approval rating of President Trump and the impact it could have on November elections. Dr. Charles Lipson – Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and contributor to RealClearPolitics – TOPICS –  President Trump’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria.

Tom Bevan Show (03-25-18) – Guests: Reed Galen, Kyle Trygstad, and Carl Cannon

Tom Bevan (03/25) GUESTS: Reed Galen – Chief Strategist for Serve America Movement – TOPICS – President Trump’s begrudging approval of the $1.3 Trillion Omnibus Bill. Kyle Trygstad – Political Editor for National Journal – TOPICS – Kyle and Tom share insight into the results from the Illinois primary elections. Carl Cannon – Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – The Parkland student march in Washington and similar events taking place across the country.​

Tom Bevan Show (01-21-18) – Guests: Caitlin Huey-Burns, Byron York, Sean Davis, and Carl Cannon.

Tom Bevan (01/21) Guests: Caitlin Huey-Burns – Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics​ – TOPICS – discusses the current Government shutdown, who is to blame, and what will come from this shutdown. Byron York – Washington Examiner – TOPICS – updates the multiple investigations into the Trump administration and possible Russian influence in the 2016 election. Sean Davis – The Federalist – TOPICS – Trump’s ‘Fakie’ Awards were given out this past week. President Trump announced his Top 11 list of media missteps outgoing Arizona Senator, Jeff Flake took to the floor in opposition of the Trump attack on the media and offered his own points of light which included a comparison of Trump to Russian dictator, Joseph Stalin. Carl Cannon – Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – President Trump was given a clean bill of health by the same Navy doctor that reviewed President Obama’s annual health checkup. Some members of the media have expressed concern that the results are not entirely accurate, President Trump has been listed as just one pound under the official obese mark, which has caused this newest scandal to be known as “The Girther Movement.”

Tom Bevan Show (12-31-2017)

Tom Bevan is joined by Carl Cannon, Washington Bureau Chief of RealClearPolitics, as they look back on the top 20 stories of 2017.

20 – The California fires
19 – Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
18 – The mass shootings
17 – The shooting of Steve Scalise
16 – The Houston Astros winning the World Series
15 – The year in football
14 – Donald Trump’s tweets
13 – Trump’s innaguration followed by the women’s march
12 – The Democrats’ resistance
11 – Donald Trump firing James Comey
10 – Robert Mueller’s investigation
9 – The war between Trump and the media
8 – Charlottesville and the “monument wars”
7 – Roy Moore
6 – Steve Bannon
5 – Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation into the Supreme Court
4 – The “Me Too” movement
3 – North Korea
2 – The Defeat of ISIS
1 – Donald Trump’s first year in office

Tom Bevan (12/24) Guests: A.B. Stoddard, Caitlin Huey-Burns, Reed Galen, and Kristen McQueary

Tom Bevan (12/24) Guests: A.B. Stoddard – Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics​ – TOPICS – Donald Trump and his Christmas miracle of signing into law his GOP tax reform. Caitlin Huey-Burns – National Political Reporter for RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – The Democrats unification against President Trump and the assessment of the successes and failures from a political standpoint. Reed Galen – Chief Strategist of the Serve America Movement – TOPICS – A cumulative assessment of the first year of the Trump Presidency. ​Kristen McQueary – Chicago Tribune Editorial Board – TOPICS – Kristen gives an in depth evaluation of Gov. Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.

Tom Bevan (12/17) Guests: A.B. Stoddard, Dr. Charles Lipson, Steve Cortes, and James Arkin.

Tom Bevan (12/17) Guests: A.B. Stoddard – Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics​ – TOPICS – Alabama elected Democrat, Doug Jones in a tight race against scandal plagued republican candidate, Roy Moore. Dr. Charles Lipson – Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and contributor to RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Wednesday he has seen no reason to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller thus far. James Arkin ​- Congressional Reporter for RealClearPolitics – TOPICS – The Tax Bill – Will it happen? Will it Work? What does it mean to Americans? Steve Cortes – Fox News contributor and former Trump campaign operative – TOPICS – Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel took to the Steven Colbert show this past week to launch what some have described as a “distraction” to the problems in the city of Chicago.