Tag Archives: President Trump

Eli Lake: The Saudis need to provide the U.S. with answers.

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Eli Lake, columnist for the Bloomberg View, where they talk about his article ‘What Trump Can Do About Saudi Arabia‘, which is about the reporter Jamal Khashoggi who went missing. Now the Turkish police allege murder, and the Saudi government denies foul play.

What did you learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-15-18)

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray get into last nights ’60 Minutes’ interview with President Donald Trump, then go into SNL’s open with President Trump and Kanye West.

Learn about the celebrity couple that called off their engagement and the Chicago Bears. Plus did Ray’s ancestry test really show that he’s related to John?

“The media has stopped playing a mutual referee and taken sides”

Big John and Michael Goodwin, from the New York Post,  cover two of his latest articles, Trump dishes on ‘lowlife’ Eric Holder, Hillary and the 2020 race and Where’s the outrage over Hillary’s call for a ‘civil’ war?, in light of what’s been going on with mob-like attacks on political leaders from Democrats.

What have you seen the Presidential Alert changed to say?

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray read the various photos of what people have changed the Presidential Alert to say.

Here are a few:

What have we learned today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (10-3-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have Chicago Sun-Times Rick Morrissey on to cover the Chicago Cubs season after their loss and his article A season without a World Series appearance by the Cubs is a disappointment‘. 

Plus ‘What have we learned today?’, from President Trump’s message being sent out today and why you should be wearing pink today.

President Trump, never had a glass of alcohol?


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray dive into their own history with drinking as President Trump makes statements about how he doesn’t drink. This all comes from Bret Kavanaugh saying how he feels about beer. Plus more on President Trump commenting on Kavanaugh’s case.

‘Contempt: A Memoir of the Clinton Investigation’ by Ken Starr


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray have American lawyer, former United States circuit judge and former United States Solicitor General Ken Starr, discuss his new memoir regarding the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal as well as President Trump’s numerous scandals and controversies.

Twenty years after the Starr Report and the Clinton impeachment, former special prosecutor Ken Starr finally shares his definitive account of one of the most divisive periods in American history.

You could fill a library with books about the scandals of the Clinton administration, which eventually led to President Clinton’s impeachment by the House of Representatives. Bill and Hillary Clinton have told their version of events, as have various journalists and participants. Whenever liberals recall those years, they usually depict independent counsel Ken Starr as an out-of-control, politically driven prosecutor.

But as a New York Times columnist asked in 2017, “What if Ken Starr was right?” What if the popular media in the 1990s completely misunderstood Starr’s motives, his tactics, and his ultimate goal: to ensure that no one, especially not the president of the United States, is above the law?

Starr — the man at the eye of the hurricane — has kept his unique perspective to himself for two full decades. In this long-awaited memoir, he finally sheds light on everything he couldn’t tell us during the Clinton years, even in his carefully detailed “Starr Report” of September 1998.

Contempt puts you, the reader, into the shoes of Starr and his team as they tackle the many scandals of that era, from Whitewater to Vince Foster’s death to Travelgate to Monica Lewinsky. Starr explains in vivid detail how all those scandals shared a common thread: the Clintons’ contempt for our system of justice.

This book proves that Bill and Hillary Clinton weren’t victims of a so-called “vast right-wing conspiracy.” They played fast and loose with the law and abused their powers and privileges.

With the perspective we’ve all gained over the past two decades, Starr’s story and insights are more relevant than ever.

Get your copy of ‘Contempt’ on Amazon!

Big John, Ramblin’ Ray, and Chris Plante on President Trump’s speech at the 9/11 Memorial Service


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by mid-day host Chris Plante in talking about President Donald Trumps speech for September 11th, as well as Chris Plante’s experience on September 11th while he was working for the Pentagon, and how he feels about that day’s events today.



Rick Wilson: “There’re a lot of folks who are gonna have a wake up call in November”

Big John and Ramblin’ Ray talk with Rick Wilson, a Republican strategist and best-selling author of ‘Everything Trump Touches Dies’ joins the show to talk about Florida’s governor race between Ron DeSantis, a young conservative who ran unapologetically as the candidate of President Donald Trump, and the Democrats pick Andrew Gillum, the progressive Tallahassee mayor who drew support from Senator Bernie Sanders. Before talking about his book ‘Everything Trump Touches Dies’ and his book signing in Chicago, as well as the Trump administration.

Lincoln Forum present Rick Wilson, Republican Strategist and best-selling author of “Everything Trump Touches Dies”, September 19th from 5:30 pm – 7: 30 pm

Omarosa: “Extremely concerned not just for him, for the White House but also for the country.”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray speak with Omarosa Onee Manigault Newman, an American reality television show participant, writer, and former political aide to President Donald Trump. They ask her about the tapes that she had released, who she suspects who might have written the NYT’s article, and more than anything about her relationship with President Donald Trump. Her book, ‘Unhinged: An Insider’s Account of the Trump White House’, is out now based on her time working for President Donald Trump.


Attorney Randy Zelin: What is next for Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort?

Ramblin Ray is in for Big John and Lauren Cohn is in for Rambin Ray, where they ask leading trial Attorney Randy Zelin, about the legalities of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, and how it will affect the Trump legacy.

Pearl Jam under fire over poster depicting Trump’s corpse, burning White House

Grunge rockers Pearl Jam are in hot water over a concert poster depicting a burning White House with an eagle picking at a skeleton that has hair like President Donald Trump.

The poster also features an endorsement of Democratic Sen. Jon Tester and a note from the bassist on the back that calls him “the real deal.”

Tester is depicted as an Evel Knievel figure, leaping over the flaming White House on a tractor. But the part of the image getting the most attention is the skeleton on the front lawn. It has a Trump-life coif and holds a briefcase bearing a Soviet hammer and sickle.

We never saw the poster before the show, and we don’t like it,” Tester spokesman Chris Meagher told the Washington Post. “And we don’t condone violence of any kind. Period.”

Learn more from the Huffington Post.

Omarosa’s secret recordings with Chief of Staff John Kelly and President Trump


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray break down Omarosa’s recorded conversations between her and Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. Plus a recorded call between her and President Trump where he speaks upon how he didn’t want her to be gone.


What did we learn with Big John & Ramblin’ Ray? (8-13-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray comment on what they learned on today’s show with their ‘What did we learn today?’ segment. Asking Executive Producer Tony Lossano, Technical Producer Michael Garay, and Associate Producer Kimberly Kaczmarek what they’ve learned. Today’s show covered the airplane that was taken by one of its employees, Omarosa and her taped conversations with President Trump, and the remembrance of Stan Mikita over the weekend at the United Center.

President Trump blames the violence in Chicago on ‘bad leadership’

President Donald Trump slammed political leaders in Chicago on Thursday, blaming city officials for the weekend violence that left 12 people dead.

“I guess you have to take it from the leadership,” Trump said in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was holding a meeting on prison reform. “It’s called bad leadership.”

In his remarks Thursday, the president did not name Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who served as President Barack Obama’s first chief of staff. Trump instead spoke broadly about the “bad stuff” happening in the city, and blamed its leaders.

“There’s no reason in a million years something like that should be happening,” Trump said.

The Emanuel administration, which has been repeatedly attacked by Trump during his nearly 20 months in the White House, chaffed at the barb from Trump.

“Bob Mueller’s investigation and Paul Manafort’s criminal trial must be getting to the president,” said Adam Collins, a spokesman for Emanuel. “We’re too busy working to continue reducing crime with police, community leaders, ministers and federal prosecutors to pay attention to his musings.”

The mayor said this week that “we as a city, in every corner, have an accountability and responsibility.”

“If you know who did this, be a neighbor,” Emmanuel said. “Speak up.”

Read more at USA Today.

Mayoral candidate McCarthy backs away from Trump criticism, says Emanuel’s ‘not doing his job’

Mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy went to Fox News again Tuesday morning, where he withdrew from his earlier criticisms of President Donald Trump while continuing to pound Mayor Rahm Emanuel for his manipulation of the Chicago violence.

During the morning segment, McCarthy was asked for a statement released on Monday in his campaign in response to recent support tweets from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

In his statement on Monday, McCarthy said he was a “proud Democrat” and he did “I do not agree with the political views of Mayor Giuliani and I certainly remain opposed to the misleading and contradictory tone and policies by Donald Trump, I can not say how much it saddens me to see the “mayor of America” being with a president with whom I am diametrically opposed. ”

But Tuesday asked the cable TV station why it was so opposite to Trump, McCarthy said it was against political bias, not Trump’s politics.

“Well, it is not so much about the policies, but about the polarization that is happening in this country and in this city,” said McCarthy. “Rahm Emanuel is a polarizing figure and we have to reunite this city, and I think that the same problem is happening at the national level and we have to go after the president, we have to be together, we have policies that reflect our values. And it’s not so much that I’m against the president and his policies ̵  it’s more about the division that’s happening in this country – it’s heartbreaking for me. ”

Read more at remonews.com

Rosie O’Donnell believes Trump ‘is loathed in America’

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Actress Rosie O’Donnell talks to CNN’s Chris Cuomo about why she has turned a feud with President Donald Trump into activism in leading a nightly protest at the White House since Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
O’Donnell and Trump have a longstanding feud, dating back to O’Donnell saying on The View in 2006 that he was a “snake-oil salesman.” She was on Cuomo Prime Time to discuss the Monday night protest she organized with anti-Trump demonstrators, featuring 60 current and former Broadway performers singing in front of the White House. She told Cuomo the purpose of the protest was to “remind people of the truth that lives inside them, so when they’re so confused and lied to by our president and this administration, they’re able to find that thing about America that they love.”

President Trump and ‘New York Times’ Publisher clash after private meeting


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Joe Concha, Media reporter/columnist for The Hill, where they talk about President Trump and ‘New York Times’ Publisher, A.G. Sulzberger, and their clash that was had over their private meeting.

They also talks about Leslie Moonves, the longtime CEO of CBS, who was accused of sexual misconduct.

Read more from his article on thehill.com. 


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?

Sanders: President Trump may pull ex-CIA directors’ clearance

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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says President Trump is considering Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) suggestion to pull former CIA director John Brennan’s security clearance as well as the security clearance for former CIA director Michael Hayden and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. Former Obama officials Susan Rice and form FBI director James Comey.

What did we learn today with Big John and Ramblin’ Ray? (7-19-18)


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray comment on what they learned on today’s show with their ‘What did we learn today?’ segment. Asking Executive Producer Tony Lossano, Technical Producer Michael Garay, and Associate Producer Kimberly Kaczmarek what they’ve learned. Today’s show covered spanky the monkey who caused a ruckus in Florida, and a study on beer goggles.

Dennis Miller: “If he had been conciliatory, who do you think would be president?”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray talk with American comedian, talk show host, and political commentator Dennis Miller, where they talk about President Trump and the recent misspoken statements that he’s made and the meeting with Putin.

Chris Plante on President Trump: “The media is completely unforgiving”


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined Chris Plante, where they talk about President Trump and Putin meeting, Hillary Clinton, and Obama speaking yesterday.

Listen to Chris Pante on WLS-Am from 9 am till Rush!



Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the potential future of the Supreme Court. 


Big John and Ramblin’ Ray are joined by Eric Segall, a Professor of Law at Georgia State. He talks about President Trumps SCOTUS pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Speaking about the reactions of conservatives and liberals, and the potential future of the Supreme Court.