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Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for Showtime series

(CNN) Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin lashed out at the comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, claiming he tricked into an interview for his upcoming TV show.

Palin said she was lured in under the auspices of doing an interview for what she thought was a legitimate historical documentary for a US TV network, Showtime. She sat for a long interview with someone she “presumes” to have been Cohen — disguised as a disabled U.S. military veteran.
“I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen,” Palin wrote in a Facebook post.


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“Sign my waterboard,” says Sacha Baron Cohen to Dick Cheney. CNN’s Jeanne Moos reports Cohen’s back with a new show.

Trump supporter Sarah Palin calls Carrier deal ‘crony capitalism’

By Eugene Scott, CNN
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin — an early supporter of Donald Trump who is under consideration to serve in his Cabinet — is criticizing the use of subsidies to keep an Indiana-based air conditioning company from sending jobs to Mexico, a move the President-elect has spotlighted as one of his first victories since being elected.
“When government steps in arbitrarily with individual subsidies, favoring one business over others, it sets inconsistent, unfair, illogical precedent,” she wrote Friday in a “Young Conservatives” column. “Meanwhile, the invisible hand that best orchestrates a free people’s free enterprise system gets amputated. Then, special interests creep in and manipulate markets.”
“Republicans oppose this, remember? Instead, we support competition on a level playing field, remember? Because we know special interest crony capitalism is one big fail,” Palin added.
Trump helped broker the deal with Carrier that gave them $7 million in financial incentives over the next decade to keep 1,000 jobs at an Indianapolis plant, though some jobs are still going to Mexico. Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who is governor of Indiana, toured the site Thursday.
But Palin said when the government chooses companies to favor, the American economy is “doomed.”
“Politicians picking and choosing recipients of corporate welfare is railed against by fiscal conservatives, for it’s a hallmark of corruption. And socialism,” the former Republican vice presidential candidate said. “A $20 trillion debt-ridden country can’t afford this sinfully stupid practice, so vigilantly guard against its continuance, or we’re doomed.”
Palin — who endorsed Trump early in the campaign — is reportedly being considered to be Trump’s secretary of veterans affairs or for interior secretary.
“However well meaning, burdensome federal government imposition is never the solution. Never. Not in our homes, not in our schools, not in churches, not in businesses,” she wrote.
“Gotta’ have faith the Trump team knows all this. And I’ll be the first to acknowledge concerns over a deal cut by leveraging taxpayer interests to make a manufacturer stay put are unfounded — once terms are made public.”

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Big John Howell Show Notes 5-16-16

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.

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Sarah Palin Targets Paul Ryan

Sarah Palin tore into Paul Ryan on CNN Sunday morning for saying he’s not quite ready to get behind Donald Trump. She declared to Jake Tapper that “Paul Ryan is soon to be Cantored” (referring to House GOP leader Eric Cantor‘s surprise midterm primary defeat). Who is Paul Ryan’s primary opponent? Should he be worried? Brian Fraley, the President of Edge Messaging and the official Big John Howell Show Cheddar Curtain Correspondent joined John with the lay of the land in Wisconsin.