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Chris Plante on the Caravan: Who does it benefit come election day?

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by mid-day host Chris Plante in talking about the caravan making it’s way to the U.S, where Chris Plante explains how he thinks it will affect the polls. Why Plante thinks the Democrats will use this as a reason to make President Trump look terrible, and how the Republicans can use this to prove that we need stricter border laws.

Bill Cameron: “their spending on the campaign so far is over $100 million, it’s just insane.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Bill Cameron, from Connected to Chicago, where they talk about the latest polls between Bruce Rauner and J.B. Pritzker. Plus who Bill Cameron has on for this weeks episode of Connected to Chicago.


Listen to Bill Cameron on Connected to Chicago, Sunday nights at 7 pm.

John Ziegler -“Here’s How Democrats Could Take Back the House, if They Weren’t So Bad at Politics”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by John Ziegler, a podcast host, documentary film writer/director, and journalist, where he speaks about a column he wrote on mediaite.com

Chris Plante: “If this kind of harassment is acceptable.. then we’re in a horrible place as a country”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined with mid-day host Chris Plante, who comments on what has been happening to political figures lately, that Chris says is because of the Democrats. From protesters harassing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to Corey Lewandowski’s comments on a 10-year-old with down syndrome who was taken away from her mother.

Allegations threaten Ronny Jackson nomination

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Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are reviewing them to determine if they are substantial enough to upend his nomination.

Trump: ‘I believe we’re winning’

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Fifteen days before the election, Trump is trying to change the course of the race. The ‘Inside Politics’ panel weighs in on his playbook.
By Julia Manchester, CNN
Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls.
“Some great polls have just come out. I believe we’re actually winning,” Trump said, slamming the mainstream media.
The GOP presidential candidate went on to cite two polls, which he said show him leading Clinton.
“The Investors (Business) Daily poll, which was the single most accurate poll for the last three cycles. The last three presidential races. We’re up. We just went up. We were down three. We were down five. We’re now two up in Rasmussen. Just came out this morning. We’re up in another couple of polls,” Trump said.
Neither the IBD/TIPP nor the Rasmussen polls meet CNN’s polling standards, for different reasons. IBD/TIPP poll does not disclose critical pieces of its methodology and Rasmussen uses a blend of online and telephone polling without live interviewers.
However, the majority of national polls show Trump trailing Clinton by wide margins. A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Clinton with a 12-point lead over Trump among likely-voters. According to the most recent CNN Poll of Polls, which averages the results from the four most recent publicly released national polls, Clinton leads Trump by 8-points among likely voters.
The businessman-turned-politician also told the crowd he was leading in the key swing states.
“We’re up in Ohio, we’re up in Iowa. We’re doing great in North Carolina,” he said. “I think we’re doing great in Florida. I think we’re really — I think we’re going to win Florida big.”
Trump and Clinton are deadlocked in North Carolina and Ohio. A new Monmouth University poll shows Trump trailing Clinton by just one point in North Carolina, while polls from Quinnipiac University and Suffolk University show both candidates at 45% support among likely voters in Ohio. Clinton leads by a wider margin in Florida, where she leads with 48% support to Trump’s 44% according to a Quinnipiac University poll.
Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Sunday Trump was behind, about two weeks before Election Day.
“We are behind. She has some advantages,” Conway told NBC’s “Meet the Press,” adding that Clinton “has a former president, happens to be her husband, campaigning for her; the current president and first lady, vice president — all much more popular than she can hope to be. And she’s seen as the incumbent.”
Jason Miller, Trump’s senior communications adviser, told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on the “Situation Room” Monday that the campaign is doing “fantastic.”
“Let me tell you where he’s behind. He’s behind in Pennsylvania, slightly. He’s behind slightly in Michigan. There’s these blue states Mr. Trump is putting into play where we get zero credit for doing so,” he said. “We’re leading in places like Iowa, which has been blue the last couple of cycles. We’re leading in Ohio. We’re probably a tied race in North Carolina. We might be slightly ahead there. In Florida, I believe we’re within the margin in that state. We’re ahead with absentees at this moment.
He added: “We believe we’re winning this race. Mr. Trump said that in his very last rally that he was in. That’s the real reflection of where we are as a campaign.”


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Outgoing State Rep: Springfield is “dysfunctional” and “broken”

By John Dempsey, WLS-AM 890 News

(CHICAGO) An outspoken suburban Democratic state representative is talking to WLS about why he is not going to run for re-election.

Marengo Democrat Jack Franks tells “The Big John Howell Show” on WLS he’s running for McHenry County board chairman instead of seeking re-election, because nothing is getting done in the severely divided Illinois Legislature.
“Today I’ve never seen it so polarized.  It’s almost like Washington D.C. or even worse.  We can’t get anything done.   You know, both parties, it’s not just one, both sides suffer under the delusion that it’s OK that real people suffer, as long as the other side gets blamed.”
Franks first took office in 1999 and has often clashed with his own party.  He told WLS the days of cooperation among Republicans and Democrats in the Legislature are long gone.

“It used to be that we’d work together for the good of the people. Now it’s only what’s good for the politicians and who gets to keep the power.  And I didn’t sign up for that.  I want to do what’s best for the citizens, and I realize that right now Springfield is so dysfunctional and so broken, that’s it’s gonna take a long time for the pendulum to swing back.”
The State of Illinois is still without a budget that should have been passed last July 1st, because of a deadlock between Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan.
Rauner has refused to negotiate with Democrats on a budget unless they first pass his pro-business reforms, which Democrats say would weaken unions and hurt the middle class.
McHenry County Democratic Party officials chose Franks last weekend to fill a ballot vacancy for board chairman.
Given his bleak view about the future in the Springfield, Franks says that he believes he can do more good in McHenry County.
“I had to do a real gut check to say ‘where can I do the best for the citizens of McHenry County’, and I thought I could make a much bigger change coming home to fix the corruption and the waste and the fraud, and to really work on property tax relief and the things that are important to my constituents, and I think I can get that done in McHenry County.”
Republican Mike Walkup is also running for McHenry County Board Chairman.