Tag Archives: Tom Bevan

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.

Tom Bevan Show (10/21/18) – David Byler / Charles Lipson / Carl Cannon – Midterm Elections and Mob Mentality

David Byler, Staff Writer and Chief Elections Analyst for The Weekly Standard, runs his own regression analysis and tells Tom what the odds are that the Democrats take control of the House of Representatives. David stays for the second segment and shares his most likely scenario for the Senate races.

Charles Lipson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, breaks down the situation with the killing of Jamal Khashoggi. Charles also gives his thoughts on what Trump should do moving forward as details continue to come out.

Washington Editor of RealClearPolitics, Carl Cannon closes out the show talking about the mob mentality in today’s society after Nancy Pelosi was harassed at a Florida restaurant.

Tom Bevan Show (10/14/18) – Sally Persons / Charles Lipson / Carl Cannon / John Della Volpe – President Trump and the Upcoming November Election.

Tom Bevan Show (10/14/18) – Sally Persons / Charles Lipson / Carl Cannon / John Della Volpe – President Trump and the Upcoming November Election.

Sally Persons explains why the President is trying to do everything he can to associate himself with GOP candidates currently running for office. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/sally_persons/

Charles Lipson, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago, lays out the details of the disappearance of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi while visiting the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey.

Carl Cannon reviews the White House visit by singer Kanye West. Is there any chance that minority voters will shift from the typically strong Democrat support because of Kanye recent public comments? https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/carl_m_cannon/

John Della Volpe joins Tom to announce a new service called “Real Clear Opinion Research”. Director of Polling at the The Institute of Politics at Harvard University. https://www.realclearpolitics.com/authors/john_della_volpe/

Tom Bevan: “Parties are looking for their hard core voters, who turn out no matter what.”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have Tom Bevan, co-founder and publisher of RealClearPolitics, on to discuss how Democrats reacted towards Kavanaugh, bringing upon a mod like feeling towards politicians. Plus the push to vote and the latest ad featuring older people who are using scare tactics to get the younger generations out to vote.

Tune in to Tom Bevan Sunday nights at 8 pm, on WLS-AM 890!

Tom Bevan (10/07/2018) – Carl Cannon / John Kass – The Brett Kavanaugh Vote

Tom Bevan (10/07/2018) – Carl Cannon / John Kass

Carl Cannon covers the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court story and the Senate’s vote to appoint him.  Tom updates us on the after vote fallout and what he calls the “Kavanaugh Effect” in the fall elections. The Real Clear Politics “POLL” has some surprising results and more changes might be along the way.  John Kass reviews the Jason Van Dike conviction and verdict announcement, as well as the way this case has and will impact the mayoral election.

Tom Bevan Show (09/30/2018) – A.B. Stoddard / Josh Kraushaar / Bill Whalen – The Wild Week of Brett Kavanaugh plus it’s impact on the upcoming elections.

Tom Bevan Show (09/30/2018) – A.B. Stoddard / Josh Kraushaar / Bill Whalen – The Wild Week of Brett Kavanaugh plus it’s impact on the upcoming elections.

A.B. Stoddard is an Associate Editor at Real Clear Politics.

Josh Kraushaar Political Editor for National Journal.

Bill Whalen is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.

Tom Bevan Show (09/23/2018) – Ford O’Connell/Kyle-Political editor /Charles Lipson/Mark-Author.

Tom Bevan Show (09/23/2018) – Ford O’Connell/Kyle-Political editor /Charles Lipson/Mark-Author. Today Tom speaks with Ford O’Connell the Republican strategist. Also Tom speaks with Kyle the political editor of the National Journal. Then Charles Lipson professor of political science at the University of Chicago joins the show. Finally Mark discusses his new book, “Big Game”.

Tom Bevan Show (09/16/2018) – Sally Parsons / A.B. Stoddard / Adele Malpas

Tom Bevan Show (09/16/2018) – Sally Parsons / A.B. Stoddard / Adele Malpas – On today’s show Sally Persons – White House Correspondent for Real Clear Politics. President Donald Trump created his own storm over a tweet about previous hurricanes and previous administrations preparations for those natural disasters. A.B. Stoddard – Associate Editor for Real Clear Politics. Updating the Brett Kavanaugh appointment to the U.S. Supreme court. An allegation about an incident while Kavanaugh was still in high school has been brought out after the hearings have ended. The decades old incident involves possible sexual misconduct with a female from another high school. The grassroots revolts against a Kavanaugh appointment have now have begun. Adele Malpass – National Political Reporter for Real Ckear Politics. Andrew Cuomo takes the vote in his race to return as Governor of New York. He spent a lot of money to win over challenger over Sex and the City star, Cynthia Ellen Nixon. Also, in New York, Tish James is now virtually guaranteed to become the state’s top legal officer in November. That position will almost immediately make her into a national figure—and perhaps the most influential state official in the country who isn’t a governor.

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 (09/02/2018) – Carrie Severino / Carl Cannon / A.B. Stoddard

Tom Bevan Show (09/02/2018) – Carrie Severino / Carl Cannon / A.B. Stoddard

The final hurdles for the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court as nearly a half million documents on Kavanaugh’s background aren’t enough for supporting his background. The White House is citing ‘executive privilege’ as reason for withholding approximately 100 thousand records about Kavanaugh. Senator Chuck Schumer says the Trump administration is hiding something.

Now that Senator John McCain has been buried, who will take his place? McCain planned his own funeral and memorial services and excluded President Trump, but did invite former Presidents Bush and Obama.

With the final primary races in the can, Florida had a shocking outcome as Tallahassee Mayor, Andrew Gillum took the Democrats gubernatorial primary election from expected winner Gwendolyn Graham. He will now face Republican Ron DeSantis in the fall election.

Tom Bevan Show (08/19/2018) – Steve Cortes / Charles Lipson / Carl Cannon

Tom Bevan Show (08/19/2018) – Steve Cortes / Charles Lipson / Carl Cannon

Trump’s war on the media has been non-stop since the campaign began and there are no signs of it coming to an end. Now a planned protest of articles by members of the media have only pushed the battle further.

John Brennan wants to sue President Donald Trump after the revocation of Brennan’s security clearance and claims the action was a retaliatory action and an attempt to silence complaints about Trump.

New York’s Governor, Andrew Cuomo made a statement last week in which he said, “We’re not going to make America great again; it was never that great.” Was that a mistake and will it hurt his future political career?

Tom Bevan Show (08/12/2018) – Caitlin Huey-Burns / A.B. Stoddard / Kristen McQueary / Carl Cannon

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Tom Bevan Show (08/12/2018) – Caitlin Huey-Burns / A.B. Stoddard / Kristen McQueary / Carl Cannon

Seg #1 – Caitlin Huey-Burns – A tight runoff election in Ohio’s 12th District between Republican Troy Balderson who had 50 percent, (101,574 votes), while Democrat Danny O’Connor had 49 percent (99,820 votes). With the decision still awaiting a final tally, the outcome is a strong alarm to GOP leaders who need to save the seat when it comes up again in the fall general election. Can Democrats find enough votes to take the seat away after 35 years of Republican control.

Seg #2 – A.B. Stoddard – The successor for Speaker of the House, currently held by Wisconsin Representative, Paul Ryan heats up as expected successor Kevin McCarthy confronts President Donald Trump’s support of Ohio Representative, Jim Jordan who added his name into the consideration list last week. On the other side of the aisle, can Nancy Pellosi keep her seat as Minority Leader and who (if anybody) could take her place?

Seg #3 – Kristen McQueary – Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel has a gang and crime problem and while he acknowledges the situation, it appears that he can only push the blame to others, including Governor, Bruce Rauner. With calls for his resignation from religious leaders and challenges from nine declared candidates currently running against him; Emanuel has several battles to fight in addition to ramping up his re-election campaign.

Seg #4 – Carl Cannon – Infowars and it’s mouthpiece, Alex Jones has has several social media accounts (Facebook, iTunes, YouTube, Pinterest, MailChimp, and more) suspended or postings pulled because of their content which have been classified as “hate speech” and “misinformation”. Where do these organizations draw the line between free speech and censorship and are they playing by the same rules? The first few pre-season games in the NFL’s new season have taken place and player protests during the National Anthem continued… as did President Trump’s comments about it.

Tom Bevan Show (08/05/2018) – Carl Cannon / Charles Lipson / Joel Kotkin

Tom Bevan Show (08/05/2018) – Carl Cannon / Charles Lipson / Joel Kotkin

President Trump insists that “Fake News” is the downfall of the enemy of the American people.  Sarah Sanders had her speech ready during a White House press briefing this past week.  Is the media animosity against the Trump administration anything new?  Trump thinks the fake news from negative press might actually cause a war.

Ohio will be holding a special election on Tuesday to determine the future of a longtime GOP held seat in Congress.  Poll results say the contest is a tie; can President Trump help keep the seat?

Is there a new “McCarthyism” growing in the United States and the journalistic threats to free expression in the country?  With the Internet archiving just about everything someone says and posts, we are seeing a dramatic increase of past political commentary and opinion being dredged up in efforts to take down business leaders, politicians, and even respected Hollywood elite.

Tom Bevan Show (07/29/2018) – Ford O’Connell / Kyle Trygstad / A.B. Stoddard

Tom Bevan Show (07/29/2018) – Ford O’Connell / Kyle Trygstad / A.B. Stoddard

GDP (Gross Domestic Product) numbers came out and they exceeded expectations.  Do voters realize how this economic growth translates to more job opportunity and bigger paychecks?

Primary elections are almost over and campaigns are taking shape for the fall elections.  State Governors and politicians on Capitol Hill are preparing for big fights this fall.

Another incident in the White House created by a media member who wouldn’t follow the rules, lands them banned from future events.  Will the media screamers learn patience, obedience, and decorum?