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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.

The Chris Plante Show 05-28-2018HR2

Chris Plante was shocked when he learned from New York Governor Andrew Quomo that Jews can’t dance. In an address to members of Harlem’s Mount Nebo Baptist Church, the Governor announced, “Catholics basically believe the same thing that Baptists believe. We just do it without the rhythm. But we try. We try. We are not as without rhythm as some of our Jewish brothers and sisters.”

Chelsea Manning announces Senatorial campaign platform which includes changes to healthcare, including closing down prisons and releasing transgender prisoners. Manning wants to, “…restructure and dismantle the justice system…” as a part of her reform plan.

The Steve Dahl Show – April 12, 2018 – Sample

In an effort to get the most out of Florida life, Steve treats himself to a bike ride and a gym session this morning! As a reward, grouper tacos and iced tea follow. Brendan meets a former President outside the building today and Janet shares advice on dogs and more, its Ask Janet!

Most memorable lines from Barack Obama’s farewell address

By Theodore Schleifer, CNN
President Barack Obama bid farewell on Tuesday night in a formal address to the nation from his adopted hometown of Chicago, calling on the country to be “anxious, jealous guardians of our democracy.”
The speech centered on the values of the democratic system despite challenges he perceives from his successor, Donald Trump, though he was only named once.
Here’s a look at the night’s most memorable lines:
On democracy
“Democracy can buckle when it gives in to fear,” he said.
On Michelle
“You have made me proud, and you have made the country proud,” he said of his wife as he at one point wiped back tears.
On believing in America
“Yes, we can. Yes, we did. Yes, we can,” he said, repeating his catchphrase from his 2008 campaign as he concluded his address.
On the lack of common ground
“It’s not just dishonest, this selective sorting of the facts; it’s self-defeating,” he said. “Because as my mom used to tell me, reality has a way of catching up with you.”
On race in America
“After my election, there was talk of a post-racial America,” Obama said. “Such a vision, however well-intended, was never realistic.”
On American exceptionalism
“Not that our nation has been flawless from the start, but that we have shown the capacity to change, and make life better for those who follow.”
On setbacks
“For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back,” he said. “But the long sweep of America has been defined by forward motion, a constant widening of our founding creed to embrace all, and not just some.”
On bipartisanship
“Only if all of us, regardless of our party affiliation or particular interest, help restore the sense of common purpose that we so badly need right now,” he said.
On political discourse
“We weaken those ties when we allow our political dialogue to become so corrosive that people of good character aren’t even willing to enter into public service; so coarse with rancor that Americans with whom we disagree are not just misguided, but as malevolent,” he said.
“We weaken those ties when we define some of us as more American than others; when we write off the whole system as inevitably corrupt, and when we sit back and blame the leaders we elect without examining our own role in electing them.”
On “four more years” chants
“I can’t do that,” he said when the crowd of Obama fans begged him to run again, which is not allowed by the Constitution.

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George H.W. Bush for Hillary? A spokesman isn’t saying

By Jeff Zeleny and Daniella Diaz, CNN

A daughter of Robert Kennedy, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, said in a Facebook post that former Republican President George H.W. Bush told her he’s voting for — wait for it — Hillary Clinton.

Townsend, a Democrat who served as Maryland lieutenant governor for eight years and goes by Hartington online, posted a photo with the former president to Facebook: “The President told me he’s voting for Hillary!!” wrote Kennedy Townsend, a niece of President John F. Kennedy.

Jim McGrath, a spokesman for Bush, did not confirm nor deny the claim.

“The vote President Bush will cast as a private citizen in some 50 days will be just that: a private vote cast in some 50 days,” McGrath told CNN. “He is not commenting on the presidential race in the interim.”

Ever since former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush dropped out of the Republican primaries, the Bushes have remained silent about the 2016 election.

Jeb Bush has repeatedly denounced Trump and said he’s not planning to vote for him in the general election, but has fallen short of saying that he would support the Democratic nominee.

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Gary Johnson wins Libertarian presidential nomination, Weld chosen for VP

By Eli Watkins, CNN
Libertarians on Sunday selected former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson as their party’s presidential nominee and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Bill Weld as the vice presidential nominee, at their party convention in Orlando, Florida.
Johnson was the party’s nominee in 2012 and once again won the position despite backlash from the party’s more radical Libertarian wing.
In the first round of voting, Johnson reached 49.5 percent of the vote, according to the official party total, just shy of the majority needed for victory. His nearest opponents, Austin Petersen and John McAfee, reached 21 and 14 percent respectively. On the second round of voting, Johnson clinched the nomination with 55.8 percent of the vote. But his preferred choice for the vice-presidential nomination, Weld, also came up just short of 50 percent on the first round of balloting, leading to a second vote, which he won with just over 50 percent of the vote.
Thanking the Libertarian delegates after his victory, Johnson played up his general election chances.
“At a minimum, I think we’re in the presidential debates,” Johnson said to cheers.
Many Libertarian activists were skeptical of Weld, arguing his 1991-97 gubernatorial tenure saw too much growth in government and new gun control measures. But Johnson argued Weld could bring momentum and fundraising power to the Libertarian ticket, and the delegates obliged him.
“I pledge to you that I will stay with the Libertarian Party for life,” Weld said before the vice presidential nominating contest.
The convention at times got rowdy. Many candidates issued lengthy protests and changed strategies throughout the day.
Delegates stormed through the halls with signs and chants. At one point, a man did a striptease on stage until he sat before the audience — and live television — in nothing but his underwear.
“Never underestimate the ability of Libertarians to shoot themselves in the foot,” said Christopher Barber, a delegate from Georgia, said before and after the display on stage.
Libertarian National Committee chair Nicholas Sarwark spoke to press following the nomination process, discussing the Libertarian Party’s outreach and fundraising efforts. Sarwark said the party had established a “back channel” to the Koch brothers, in the hopes the wealthy libertarian-leaning funders donate to the Libertarian Party. Sarwark also said he had been speaking to Matt Kibbe, former president of conservative advocacy group Freedomworks, about supporting the party’s nominee.
Johnson blasted the “rigged nature” of the general election debate process and repeatedly called for inclusion in more national polling surveys. Strong showings there would increase his chances of inclusion in the official presidential debates.
“This is another voice at the table,” Johnson said. “How about some skeptic at the table when it comes to these military interventions?”
Johnson received almost 1 percent of the general election vote in 2012, but said that in a year of unpopular offerings from the Democratic and Republican parties, he stands a chance of breaking through.
A recent national poll had Johnson receiving 10 percent of support from registered voters, drawing his strongest support from respondents under 35. Another national poll showed 44 percent of registered voters would want a third party to run against Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, and Hillary Clinton, the likely Democratic nominee.
The Libertarian Party is the only third party with ballot access in 50 states. This means Johnson will be the only alternative to Trump and Clinton available to all voters in this election.
When it came to Trump, Johnson got fired up and said the presumptive Republican nominee’s immigration policies are “just racist.”
The billionaire real estate mogul has been a frequent target of criticism across the convention. Convention-goers have taken issue in particular with Trump’s stated positions on immigration, international trade and national security — all of which stand in firm opposition to a party that tends to favor lax immigration restrictions, free trade and is skeptical of military intervention. Petersen, one of the presidential candidates who lost to Johnson, called Trump a fascist, a term regularly echoed throughout the convention.
At one point on Sunday, an announcer told the convention that Trump had begun attacking Johnson and Weld. The audience roared in approval at the news. It was not immediately apparent what attacks the announcer was referring to, but in a statement to the New York Times about Weld, Trump said, “I don’t talk about his alcoholism.”
Just before the nomination vote, Johnson said if he were to win the nomination, he would head to New York on Monday for media opportunities.
Johnson, who served as New Mexico governor as a Republican from 1995-2003, said too few people knew what a Libertarian is, and that his job is to change that.


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Breaking: Biden Out, Rahm Backs Clinton


By Bill Cameron, WLS News

(CHICAGO) Vice President Joe Biden has announced today that he will not be running in the Democratic presidential primary. In his announcement, Biden referenced the passing of his son, but said it wasn’t holding him back, rather, he feels there is not enough time to mount a good campaign.

“I hope there would come a time…that sooner rather than later, when you think of your loved one it brings a smile to your lips before it brings a tear to your eyes. Well that’s where the Biden’s are today, thank God,” Biden said. “Bo is our inspiration. Unfortunately I believe we’re out of time.”

Meanwhile, at City Hall the media-savvy mayor was doing not react, but pre-act to Biden’s big announcement. Ten minutes before Biden announced his decision not to run, Rahm said this.

Listen to Bill Caermon’s report for WLS radio news:

“He is a dedicated public servant who has served the president loyally, served the constituents of Delaware when he was a senator loyally and has moved major legislation,” Emanuel said. “In any format, whether he is a vice president or a candidate, he has a lot to offer. I do want to note though, I support former-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and what I would just say is that I think in the debate she showed both her policy and political chops.”

And for that reason, Rahm’s got to be relieved Biden’s not running.

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