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Sen. Murphy: Trump Is Making Us More Vulnerable To Terrorists

Democrat Senator Chris Murphy says Trump is making us more vulnerable to terrorist attacks by suggesting there's an element within Islam that is at war with the West. There isn't? Leftist luminary Cory Booker thinks the Soviet Union still exists. Former Obama CIA Director concedes the Obama regime did nothing about Russian collusion concerns. Dan & Amy discuss these geopolitical matters and more with former US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.

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Where Do We Stand With Tax Reform?

What is the House’s blueprint for tax reform? Will the new CBO numbers cause enough anxiety-ridden Republican Senators to scuttle the Obamacare replacement? What can D.C. Republicans learn from Governor Scott Walker’s approach to reform in Wisconsin? Dan & Amy pose these questions to Congressman Peter Roskam, 6th Congressional District.

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Trump Vs. The DC Press Corps

Can President Trump win his war with the D.C. press corps? The last couple of weeks have demonstrated just how hostile the media is to Trump. The media will put the worst possible spin on everything the President does. There is no room for error. How can Trump respond? Should Trump be more disciplined with his message? Dan & Amy ask Mollie Hemingway, senior editor at The Federalist and author of “Trump vs. the Media”.

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Graduated Income Tax

Wanna-Be Governors Dan Biss, Ameya Pawar and J.B. Pritzker all endorse a graduated income tax. Pat Hughes shows why this isn't a solution in this edition of Dollars and Sense.

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Accusation + Allegation + Speculation = Fake News

If there is no there there on the Russia investigation, why does Trump keep acting like the there is everywhere? Is Trump making the situation worse by appearing to cover up something that doesn't need to be covered up? Is Hillary Clinton's description of Trump's proposed budget as " an unimaginable level of cruelty" accurate? Did the Pope fat-shame President Trump? Have Diamond and Silk been tapped for a position on the Trump Administration's communication team, yet? Dan and Amy's favorite pundits weigh in.

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Ives: It's Immoral To Put That Much Debt On Other People's Backs

IL Senate Dems voted to increase the state's income tax by 32% with no reforms on the spending side. What will the bill's fate be in the House? Why would Republican Jeanne Ives sponsor a bill that increases taxes? How does she plan to proceed with the bill as House Sponsor? Is there anything Republicans in the ILGA can do to push back against tax-and-spend Democrats? Are IL House Republicans ready to stand and deliver against demagoguery from their colleagues on the left?

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Democrats Are Hysterical Over Trump's Budget

Is a 2% cut in non-defense spending the end of civilization as Democrats claim? Is Trump's proposed budget a great budget? Will it grow the economy and drain the swamp? And what of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's claim that the budget contains "an unimaginable level of cruelty"? Dan & Amy are joined by Steve Moore, Wall Street Journal Columnist; Senior Economist for CNN & former Donald Trump advisor, for reaction to President Trump's budget proposal.

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Can We Prevent Terrorist Attacks?

Do the old methods of terrorism prevention still work? How can security agencies anticipate terrorist attacks? Is there a way to prioritize threats so we can better respond? Dan & Amy discuss the latest news on the Manchester bombing with Col. Cedric Leighton, military intelligence expert and security consultant who served on the Joint Chief’s Staff and the National Security Council.

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3,500 Suspected Terrorists In UK

What is the latest on the Manchester concert bombing? How should the United States respond? Did the terrorist act alone? What should authorities do with the 3,500 potential terrorists they are monitoring? And what message is President Trump sending by calling terrorists "evil losers"? Dan & Amy talk counterterrorism with Khalil Marrar, Terrorism Expert, Professor & Researcher of Public Policy, Administration & Middle East Politics at Governor’s State University. 

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What Is The Alleged Crime?

What specifically is the alleged crime that the special counsel is looking into? And what is the evidence of said alleged crime? Are leakers doing the real damage to national security? Is Mike Flynn just being judicious by pleading the fifth? Dan & Amy are joined by Alan Dershowitz, Former Professor at Harvard Law School, to discuss.

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Addicott: They Will Kill Anyone Who Doesn't Pledge Allegiance To Their Version Of Islam

Was the terrorist attack in Manchester a response to increasing pressure on Radical Islam from the Trump Administration? What do we know about the planning and the larger networks involved in the attack? What is the political purpose of targeting children? Why do people have a hard time understanding that Jihadists don't respond to empathy or reason the way Westerners do? What can be done to reduce the number of attacks in the future? Is there anything the Trump Administration should be doing or considering with regard to terrorism? Lt. Col. Jeff Addicott, Director of the Center for Terrorism Law and Former Army Officer in the Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corp, joins Dan and Amy to discuss the tragic attack at Ariana Grande's Concert in England.

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Trump: Heroes Don't Kill Innocents; They Save Them

What is President Trump's message in the Middle East? Will his trip be a success? And should the Administration welcome the Special Counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the election? Steve Cortes, Fox News Contributor and former Trump Hispanic Advisory Council member, joins Dan & Amy to answer these questions and argue that we need to be prosperous at home to be secure abroad. 

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Gonzales: We're Gonna Find Out What Happened

Was the appointment of Robert Mueller to special counsel for the Russia investigation appropriate in this case or was it unnecessary "backside covering" by Rod Rosenstein and the Trump Administration? What was really behind the Comey firing? What are the odds that a Special Counselor, who has more freedom to go where evidence leads him, will uncover some of the additional illegalities - including the source of intelligence leaks? If Jim Comey felt he was being pressured by the White House, what should he have done? Alberto Gonzales, Former U.S. Attorney General, former Counsel to the President, Dean of Belmont University School of Law, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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An Excellent First Step

President Trump did not mince words on the topic of terrorism in his remarks to the Assembled Royal Leaders in Saudi Arabia over the weekend. What should we make of the speech and the President's disposition toward the complicated world of Islamic Theocracy in general? Were there any missed opportunities? How did President Trump manage the delicate balance between the need to deliver a strong message about the future to the old guard in the Islamic Republics and the need to forge a political alliance to help deal with the Houthi's in Yemen and the Iranians after 8 years of Obama foreign policy? What is the prescription for defeating Radical Islam long-term? Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, President, American Islamic Forum for Democracy, Co-Founder, Muslim Reform Movement, Former US NAVY Lieutenant-Commander & Author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam” gives Dan and Amy his reaction to the pivotal address.

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Lawmakers' Mad Dash To Pass A Budget

With Spring legislative session ending, Springfield lawmakers are in a hurry to pass a budget – regardless of what's in it or how it affects taxpayers. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Pat Hughes and Illinois Policy writer Joe Kaiser talk to Wirepoints.com founder Mark Glennon about what to expect from the General Assembly in the next few days. They also talk to Manhattan Institute Senior Fellow Dan DiSalvo about how pension costs are making higher education unaffordable for students and families.

And they discuss how two Democratic frontrunners for governor – J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy – are cheating the property tax system in Illinois.

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A Death Warrant With A Temporary Stay Of The Execution

You pay the highest property taxes in the nation, but politicians want to temporarily freeze them at their unsustainably high rate. We know property taxes will spike again as soon as the freeze expires. For homeowners, it is a death warrant with a temporary stay of the execution. Pat Hughes explains in this week's Two Minute Warning.

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Responding To Madigan's Own Words

Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan gave a rare interview to WGN News in which he discussed his opposition to economic reforms, bragged about his relationship with failed former governors and pinned all the blame for the state's troubling economic condition on Gov. Bruce Rauner. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes respond to Madigan's claims and correct the spin coming from the 17-term House Speaker.

Proft and Hughes also go in-depth on the possibility of Illinois going the way of Puerto Rico with CNBC analyst Jim Iuorio. And they discuss the need for real property tax reform with state Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton. 

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Perrin: You Become Like What You Behold

Perrin: Can the re-introduction of a Liberal Arts (Classical Education) revive our  K-12 system? What great books and text should kids be reading in school? How has the effort to return to a Classical Education been received? Chris Perrin, CEO and Publisher at Classical Academic Press talks to Dan and Amy about his effort to re-introduce Liberal Arts to elementary schools.

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Prove Up Or Shut Up

With all of the leaks from the intelligence community, we have not had a single leak with hard evidence of collusion. If the Trump Administration wants to bring the Russia investigation to a conclusion, why not just kick it to the Judiciary Committee? On the healthcare side, Obamacare is imploding as predicted by everyone who ever took Econ 101. What is Senate GOP's plan for passing the Healthcare bill out of the Senate. Bret Baier, Anchor of Special Report on FNC, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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They Know They're Misleading People

Springfield Democrats are trying pass a bill to put gun shops out of business. How does the legislation work? What can business owners do to protect themselves? What kind of licensing and oversight does a federally licensed firearms dealers have to go through? What kind of paperwork and background checks do customers go through? Dan Eldridge, Owner of Maxon Shooter’s Supplies and Indoor Range in Des Plaines, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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