The security lines at Chicago airports aren’t going to get better any time soon. American Airlines says it had to provide cots for passengers overnight.
According to a confidential TSA document, the TSA has a list of body language signs that it believes indicates a greater likelihood that a passenger is a terrorist, which include “fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms …arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture.”
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the board in charge of police accountability has lost “credibility” and needs to be replaced by a civilian agency. Emanuel announced that he would ditch the Independent Police Review Authority. Kelly Bauer from DNA Info Chicago joined John with the latest on Emanuel’s plan for police reform. (Listen here)
Donald Trump’s past was front an center in the news cycle over the weekend. On Friday the Washington Post broke the story that during the 1990’s, Trump would pose as a PR spokesperson named John Miller during some interviews. Then on Sunday the New York Times ran a piece examining Trump’s professional relationship with women. Bret Baier the host of Special Report on Fox News Channel joined John to talk about what, if any, impact the revelations will have on the Presidential race. (Listen here)
Ben Carson says Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz are both on the short list to be Donald Trump’s running mate. Palin has already said she might be too much of a divisive figure. Wall Street Journal columnist Stephen Moore joined John to talk about the running mate search. (Listen here)
With National Police Week set to start Sunday, Ald. Anthony Napolitano (41st) urged Chicagoans to show their support for the Chicago Police Department. Residents can pick up a blue balloon, ribbon or porch light from the 41st Ward office, 7442 N. Harlem Ave.
Two lawmakers in Springfield were caught on camera playing video games while bills were being debated. One claimed he had already done all of the work he planned on doing that day, and other basically had no response, although she did say she’s “focused on working to end the budget impasse.”
A South Carolina man refused to cut a customers hair because he’s black… then he decided it was a good idea to pull a gun on him. The barber said he felt threatened by the man.
John Howell Book Recommendations:
- “Then Everything Changed: Stunning Alternate Histories of American Politics” by Jeff Greenfield
- “Uncommon Carriers” by John McPhee