Tom Bevan

Sundays

8 - 9pm

Recent Podcast Episodes

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

Tom Bevan Show (09/16/2018) – Sally Parsons / A.B. Stoddard / Adele Malpas – Today Tom speaks with Sally Persons the White House Correspondent for Real Clear Politics. A.B. Stoddard the Associate Editor for Real Clear Politics. Also Tom speaks with Adele Malpass the National Political Reporter for Real Clear Politics.

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

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

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…

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

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

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?

Tom Bevan Show (07/22/2018) – Steve Cortez / John Kass / Carl Cannon

Tom Bevan Show (07/22/2018) – Steve Cortez / John Kass / Carl Cannon

Steve Cortes – Why President Donald Trump is not a secret agent for Russia. Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass – Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s reaction and response to shootings in the city just might be a prediction of his next election. Carl Cannon – ‘The Deep State’ and how John Brennan and James Comey are pushing Americans to vote for Democrats in the next presidential election. Bret Kavanaughhas been nominated to the U.S. Supreme court, but it appears the Democrats can’t find anything negative in his past.

Tom Bevan Show (7/15/18)

Tom Bevan Show (7/15/18)

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to A.B Stoddard about the wrap up of Trump’s European trip and the preview of Trump-Putin Summit. Charles Lipson joins the conversation with discussion about Peter Strzok testimony. Caitlin Huey-Burns discusses WaPo’s story on the Nat Tix and how the Democrats 2020 candidates are…

Tom Bevan Show (7/8/18)

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 (07/01/18)

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.

Tom Bevan Show (6/24/18)

Tom Bevan Show (6/24/18)

On this weekends episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks about the biggest topic for the past week, immigrant border separation with Real Clear Politics contributor, Steve Cortez.  The battle for U.S. Senate seats heats up, David Byler (Chief Elections Analyst and a Staff Writer for The Weekly Standard) gives us some pre-election insights. Carl…

Tom Bevan Show (6/17/18)

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 (6/3/18)

Tom Bevan Show (6/3/18)

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to Caitlin Huey-Burns (Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics)​ about the upcoming North Korean summit. Also in today’s show Steve Cortes (Fox News contributor and former Trump campaign operative), Bill Wayland (Hoover Institution research fellow), and Dr. Charles Lipson (Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago).

Tom Bevan Show (6/10/18)

Tom Bevan Show (6/10/18)

On a new episode of the Tom Bevan Show, Tom talks to A.B. Stoddard (Associate Editor at RealClearPolitics) about President Trump’s Singapore summit. Also in today’s show John Tillman (Illinois Policy Institute), and, Carl Cannon (Washington Bureau Chief for RealClearPolitics).