Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi was raised in Peoria and attended Princeton and Harvard. Raja, influenced by Barack Obama, now represents the 8th District for Illinois. Can President Trump and his tax reforms be given any credit to the current economic recovery or was the ball already rolling from the Obama administration? Tax cuts have been helpful, but there is a strong possibility that Americans will be paying for these tax cuts for many years to come. Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the Oversight Committee thinks the proposed GOP impeachment of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is just the newest in a long series of Republican attempts to undermine, discredit, and disrupt the Mueller investigation. Close to home, Rep. Krishnamoorthi is concerned about reports Heartland Alliance, which has been accused of abuse of children being sheltered there by the separation of immigrant families by the Trump administration.
In this week’s round table segment, Bill Cameron is joined by Ray Long of the Chicago Tribune, Greg Hinz of Crains, Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, and Heather Cherone of the Daily Line. Topics discussed include: President Trump and his visit to southern Illinois on Thursday to tout his economic re-development and tariffs. Do these new tariffs help or hurt Illinois businesses and residents. 30% of the congressman’s constituents are foreign born, and he says that many of them are concerned about their future and the ability of others to immigrate into the country.
This week’s community spotlight segment is from Jennifer Keiper. Robert Mendez, Organizer, Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society. A group of Peruvian and American health care professionals and volunteers from Illinois make up the Illinois Peruvian American Medical Society, a non-profit organization that has and outdoor event coming up. 5k for Peru Committee Chairman, Robert Mendez, says the August 5th race, in downtown Chicago, helps raise funds for Doctors here in Chicago to go to Peru to offer medical services in impoverished areas. Mendez talks about the groups’ work and the need for volunteers.
The White House announced that President Trump’s embattled Veteran’s Affair pick, Dr. Ronny Jackson, is withdrawing from consideration after days of allegations about professional misconduct that forced senators to postpone his confirmation hearing.
Jon ‘DRJ’ Najarian looks at the current financial market, CNN Correspondent Karin Caifa talks about the White House, Russia, and Trump, PLUS a new Nutella store, what happens after you die, and a look at Late Night talk shows, and more!
Steve Harvey reacts to memo, Trump’s special menu at the White House, Bob’s now knows the word “teetotaler,” Lynn Sweet from the Chicago Sun-Times talks Trump’s tweets to James Comey, Ronnie Woo Woo and more!
Bob and Marianne discover there’s a gym in the building. Airbus is going to test out flying cars. Paul Sullivan from the Chicago Tribune joins the show to talk about the World Champion Chicago Cubs visit to the White House.
(WASHINGTON) The World Series Champion Cubs visited the White House Monday.
“Even I was not crazy enough to suggest that, during these eight years, we would see the Cubs win the World Series but I did say that there has never been anything false about hope,” said President Obama.
Surrounded by the team, President Obama -a White Sox fan- says the drought hasn’t been as long for HIM because there he had the ’85 Bears, the Bulls run, the Blackhawks and, “The White Sox did win eleven years ago with Ozzie and Konerko, and Buehrle. So, I can’t claim that I have the same just visceral joy of some in this White House but FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) is a lifelong Cubs fan.”
The President says for the first time in 8 years , the First Lady she made it a priority to greet a winning team at the White House before heading out to another event on Monday.
The President has been given a Cubs Jersey, a “W” flag and a lifetime pass to Wrigley Field.
(CHICAGO ) The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs are getting ready to visit the White House on Monday, to meet with President Barack Obama.
The Cubs’ quick trip to the White House isn’t as rushed as it might seem. President Barack Obama actually extended the invitation during a congratulatory call to Maddon right after the Cubs clinched. “We had a great conversation,” Maddon said. “He definitely wanted us to come before he left office.”
Asked whether he had any advice for the soon-to-be unemployed president, he quipped, “I’ll just listen.” And Maddon already knows that any useful tips on improving his ballclub aren’t likely to come from the chief executive himself.
“He’s a White Sox fan,” Maddon chuckled. “But Ms. Obama (who grew up in Chicago) is a lifelong fan and so is most of his staff.”
From MLB.com – The Cubs are going to the nation’s capital on Monday to meet President Barack Obama and celebrate the 2016 World Series championship, and everyone on the travel party is eagerly looking forward to the trip. “It’s exciting,“ said Jason McLeod, director of scouting and player development, who will accompany the team. “I [feel] giddy to get invited.“
The World Series champion Cubs will visit the White House on Monday before President Barack Obama leaves office. Obama, a noted White Sox fan, invited the Cubs shortly after they clinched their first World Series title in 108 years, calling manager Joe Maddon.
Clint Hill was a Special Agent on the elite White House Detail of the United States Secret Service and served five Presidents from 1958-1975. He will forever be remembered for his courageous actions during the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 and is credited with saving Jacqueline Kennedy’s life. He joined John Howell to talk about his amazing career and his new book “Five Presidents.”
Demand Release of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Tahmooressi Suffering with PTSD from Mexico Imprisonment
Sgt. Tahmooressi, living in a truck having just arrived San Diego to seek VA assistance with PTSD supported by a Purple Heart veteran Marine; a 2 tour OEF meritoriously promoted Sergeant gets lost at the border and with one wrong turns ends up in the Mexico customs lane with no way to turn back. His truck piled high with possessions as he searched housing including his U.S. legally purchased firearms/ ammunition. Not intending to drive into Mexico he explains he is lost. Arrested since 4/1/2014, since incarceration his life has been threatened; sustained a neck wound requiring hospitalization and chained in a 4-point restraint, 26+days. The affect of this unjust incarceration on a decorated combat Marine is despairing. Tahmooressi supported by U.S. Consular Services yet low hope.