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Double Standard Applied To Republicans

If you thought the Kavanaugh confirmation hearing was a disgraceful circus, what should we expect for the next hearing? Should this hearing even be happening? What are the consequences if Kavanaugh doesn’t get confirmed? Would Republicans be retreating from one fight and setting themselves up for the next one? Senior Editor at TheFederalist.com, David Harsanyi joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Is America Warming Up To Socialism?

Democratic Socialists' “It Girl” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez still can’t figure out where the $40 trillion needed for all her programs is going to come from. Is the reason healthcare and college are so expensive because they are subsidized by the government? Fox News Contributor, Juan Williams joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Breaking Down The Chicago Mayoral Field

The Chicago mayoral field is taking form. Toni Preckwinkle and Bill Daley are in. Luis Gutierrez is out. And of course, numerous other candidates are still making a push. But does anyone offer a new vision for Chicago? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes ask that question, and break down the field with expert analysis from longtime Chicago political reporter Charles Thomas. Proft and Hughes also take a look at a particular suburban legislative race where Mike Madigan is pouring tons of campaign cash. And they discuss how Illinois' out-of-control property taxes are hurting even the state's biggest companies.

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Fascism And The Left

Jim Carrey is encouraging Democrats to fully embrace Socialism heading into the 2018 Midterms. Do Democrats understand where fully embracing Socialism leads? We asked Trump Tower Protestors to Follow The Logic.

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Moylan Stays Silent When It Counts

If Marty Moylan keeps his head down in the spotlight of the year’s most prominent moral issue, then what do you think he does when his leaders present bills that quietly tax you out of your home? Pat Hughes Moylan, #MeToo and moving forward on this episode of Two Minute Warning.


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Sen. Donnelly Another Puppet For Schumer

How's the Indiana GOP nominee for Senate fairing on the trail? Is this race a referendum on Trump or Joe Donnelly’s record? How has Trump’s trade policy affected Hoosier businesses? Mike Braun is currently leading in the polls, but how will he win over the undecideds? U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana, Mike Braun joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Who Could Defeat Trump In 2020?

Could JP Morgan boss Jamie Dimon beat Trump? Is the return to law and order still a driving issue for the GOP in the midterms? Do sanctuary cities declare everyone else second class citizens? Why is keeping the violence in Chicago “contained” a sense of accomplishment? Former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and speaker at Freedom Summit joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Pelosi’s “Crumbs” Adding Up To Real Dollars

So far this week, California has decided to begin eliminating fossil fuels, regulating the composition of corporate boards, and putting barbershops out of business. Should Illinois start following their lead? Is having six million jobs to fill but not enough workers a good problem to have in a booming economy? CNN Chief Economist, Steve Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss this plus rising incomes for families.

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Does The Left Embrace Diversity Or Tribalism?

Tucker Carlson sparked a renewal of the diversity debate with much flack from those on the left. Does the left’s favorite saying “diversity is our strength” mean anything more than mindless tribalism? Why does diversity need to be given oversight by the federal government if it’s our “strength?” Why should non-behavioral characteristics define us? Isn’t categorizing people by gender, race, religion, etc. fanning the flames even more? Dan and Amy discuss what truly holds America together.

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Anti-Intellectualism On College Campuses

Why are we coddling the American mind? Is the big lie that college campuses are the beacon of the free marketplace of ideas? Is the future of higher education salvageable? Why are we setting up the current generation for failure? CEO of FIRE, Greg Lukianoff joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Huckabee: Trump Is The Most Pro-Life President We’ve Ever Had

Is Obama breaking the norms of past presidents because Trump is rolling back everything he spent the last eight years doing? Do the Congressional Republicans lying to voters promising they would defund Planned Parenthood need to go home? What’s the real story behind the Red Hen incident involving Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and her family? Governor Mike Huckabee joins Dan and Amy to discuss Trump’s presidency and his upcoming visit to Chicago as keynote speaker at the benefit dinner for Aid for Women on October 3. 

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Honor Flight Chicago, A Hero’s Welcome

Honor Flight Chicago makes its 88th trip to DC today. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to our veterans for their dedicated service to our country. Who’s on the flight this year and what do the veterans experience? CEO of Honor Flight, Mary Pettinato joins Dan and Amy to discuss the special trip. For more info and how to donate visit honorflightchicago.org

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Spare Us, Chuck Todd

With illegal border crossings up, should Trump work around Congress and scramble the military to build The Wall? Does the GOP have subpar Senate candidates? How has Chuck Todd become the ringmaster of politics in the beltway? Would the NYT have granted anonymity to an Obama White House staffer criticizing the then President? Senior Political Columnist for the Washington Examiner, Tim Carney joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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White House Insider On The Anonymous Op-Ed And Woodward Book

Does the Woodward book provide any balance or context? What are the clues in the anonymous op-ed that makes the author sound disgruntled and dishonest? Is the focus on foreign affairs a hint that it could be someone in the State Department? Ronald Kessler, who had more access to Trump and the White House than Woodward ever had, joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Kavanaugh: Exceptional And Unflappable

How did Kavanaugh perform in the circus like atmosphere during his confirmation hearing? Does it make sense to hold these hearings anymore? Is Sasse’s frustration with the Republican Party and the Trump White House shared amongst his colleagues? Why is Obama taking credit for the economic success we are experiencing now? Columnist for Bloomberg View and senior editor for National Review, Ramesh Ponnuru joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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What Comes After Tiny Dancer?

After a disastrous seven years in office, Rahm Emanuel stunned the Chicago political world when he announced he wasn't going to run for re-election. But looking ahead now, what – and who – is next for the city? On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Pat Hughes take a prospective look at the Chicago mayoral race, from both political and policy perspectives. They also reflect on Emanuel's damaging two terms, and how other politicians are reacting to his departure.

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Where’s The Crime?

Is the release of the anonymous op-ed a signal that the Mueller investigation has nothing on Trump? Will Mueller release a report with no prosecutable crimes but not flattering details about the President and others that he surrounded himself with? Is Trump out of line suggesting an investigation into who wrote the anonymous op-ed? Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney and Contributing Editor at National Review, Andrew McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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The Left Keeping The Panic Level High

Is the imagination the only place where socialism and the banning of fossil fuels works? Was sports a once unifying tradition for all Americans now becoming increasingly more divisive? Is the commentariat and those in the beltway losing sight of why Trump won? Is Trump too obsessed with finding the anonymous op-ed writer? Essayist and Hollywood screenwriter, Andrew Klavan joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Catholic Church Playing Damage Control

Who is Cardinal Cupich’s curious house guest? Has there been a culture of cover-up for decades in the Church? How can the integrity of the leadership in the Church be restored? Catholic Women's Forum Director, Mary Rice Hasson joins Dan and Amy to discuss why lay people need to step up.

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Dez Clark On Politics In Sports, Financial Literacy, And Family

Former Chicago Bear, Desmond Clark has had his fair share of ups and downs. From growing up in a single parenthood household and witnessing things a young kid shouldn’t have to, to his successful 12 year career in the NFL, Desmond Clark’s journey serves as an inspirational example of what a solid work ethic and good head on your shoulders can create. On this edition of Against the Current with Dan Proft, Desmond Clark shares a cautionary tale of how he was scammed out of $750k, his mission to steer young professional athletes on a path of financial prosperity, his new book on how you create success, and most importantly his role as a father.