Oprah's Mom

“Lots of people would’ve told you to abort that baby. You didn’t do that. I know that was hard. I want you to know that no matter what, I know that you always did the best you knew how to do. And look how it turned out.”

Those are the touching words Oprah Winfrey used to say goodbye to her mother who passed away on Thanksgiving Day this year.

Look how it turned out indeed. Vernita Lee’s daughter is now a billionaire instantly identified the world over by the mere utterance of her first name.

Oprah may not preach what her mom practiced but thankfully more Americans are choosing Vernita Lee’s example over her daughter’s.

In the last decade abortions in the U.S. have declined by 25%, according to the CDC.

Even as secular humanism has poisoned so many American institutions, sacred and civic, prayer warriors, Planned Parenthood defectors and the pregnancy centers who tend to families in crisis are winning hearts and minds.

As we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, we should also celebrate that the culture of life is beating back cultural Marxism.


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Is Trey Gowdy right in his assessment that he’s more troubled about what Comey never knew rather than what he can no longer recall? If the Special Counsel was as focused on the other side as they're focused on Trump, would there be more action? Is Trump’s principled realism foreign policy approach at odds with Congress? Will Christie become chief of staff even though he put Jared Kushner’s father in jail? Anchor of Special Report on Fox News, Bret Baier joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Border Wall Or Bust

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Cohen’s Day Of Reckoning

Was Trump’s hush money a political contribution per the statute despite what Cohen is alleging? Will Trump be unable to have a trial to clear himself and continue to have the issue cloud over his presidency? Are politically ambitious prosecutors overrunning the normal relationship between the FEC and Department of Justice? Former FEC Commissioner, Bradley Smith joins Dan and Amy to discuss. 

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Has DePaul freshman, David Krupa, already provided more public service than Madigan and Quinn have in their combined 55 years in office? What does who Krupa supported for president have to do with the validity of the signatures on his petitions? Candidate for 13th Ward Alderman, David Krupa joins Dan and Amy to discuss the obstacles he’s faced to even get on the ballot against the Chicago Democratic machine.

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There is no question Illinois' crippling pension debt is the state's biggest hinderance. But Illinois' broken pension systems aren't the only debts weighing the state down. On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft and Wirepoints President Ted Dabrowski discuss Illinois' other unpaid bill backlog: state retiree health insurance benefits. They also talk to an incoming state lawmaker about why he is rejecting his legislative pension, and they discuss Chicago Mayoral candidate Bill Daley's plan for a city commuter tax.








“No Smocking Gun"

If Andrew McCarthy is right and Trump gets indicted, then what happens? Would the Southern District of New York have to get sign off from the Justice Department to get an indictment? What will William Barr’s perspective be on this? Does Comey have selective amnesia when it comes to certain investigations he was in charge of while head of the FBI? Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney and Contributing Editor at National Review, Andrew McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Is Trump his own chief of staff? How much credit does General Kelly deserve? Is Comey getting away with too much in the public view? Is it time for Trump to have a national address to tout his accomplishments and discuss what needs to be done the next two years? What does Trump need to do or say to expand his base? How does the Left use their dominance in popular culture as a weapon against their political opponents? Podcaster and Hollywood screenwriter, Andrew Klavan joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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What is the difference between process crimes and comparing and contrasting them with respect to the Mueller investigation and Ken Starr’s investigation of Clinton? Will Trump be indicted regarding campaign finance laws? Should there be concerns of a culture of “give me the man and I’ll give you the crime” happening in the FBI? Should Trump’s AG pick, William Barr, dive deep into the IG report surrounding the Hillary Clinton investigation and FISA abuses? Former U.S. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Has the economy been growing organically or only doing well at the moment due to a bunch of temporary juicing? Have deregulation and the tax cuts done enough to propel the economy? Is the current trade war not looking so easy to win? How important is the outcome of Brexit in the UK and protests in Paris for the global economy? Does junk science breed junk economics? CNBC Contributor and AEI columnist James Pethokoukis joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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DNC Boss: God's In The Way

The path to putting a Democrat in the White House runs through God.

That’s not me saying God favors Republicans.

That’s potty-mouthed DNC Chairman Tom Perez saying God’s faithful disapprove of Tom’s faithful because of Biblical instruction on pesky issues like life and death.

Quoting from Perez’s comments on the clergy, “…that person on the pulpit is saying ‘ignore everything else that this person (Trump) has done and is doing, we have to focus on one issue of Roe v. Wade.’ And people buy it because that’s their only source.”

Perez is at once troubled by Americans who think checks and balances apply to the Judicial Branch and life is a gift from God not to be easily discarded.

Perez is additionally unnerved by churchgoers who lean on spiritual leaders working from western civilization’s source material rather than finding their righteous footing from Sister Maddow’s jeremiads.

The short of it is Tom Perez would like you to stop attending church because it puts a real crimp in the ability of Democrats to make the state your god. 


Consumer Centric

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Slow Growth

Will we see slow economic growth in the coming months? What is causing the whiplash in the stock market? What message should we take from the stock market? Will President Trump soften his hard-line stance on tariffs? Is all of Europe going the way of France? Dan & Amy talk with Scott Shellady, Fox Business Contributor on the November unemployment numbers and the economy.


Climate Alarmism

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A Life Enjoyed

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Not Bothered By Heavy Traffic

Was George H.W. Bush the same person in private as he was in the public eye? How is Bush remembered by those who saw him every day as part of his security detail? What were some of the differences between working for President Bush and President Clinton? Dan & Amy talk with Former Secret Service Agent Tom Kasza who shares his memories of President George H.W. Bush.