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The Moral Case Against Eliminating Student Loan Debt

Who owes the majority of student debt? If Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wipe out student loan debt, what happens to those who already paid off their loans? Are college tuition costs a trap for middle class families? Professor of Economics at the College of William and Mary, David H. Feldman joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Mueller Punts To Congress

Do the Republicans want Mueller to testify more than the Democrats do? Is Mueller wrong in claiming that he couldn’t make a decision on whether Trump obstructed justice or not? Why is Biden the presumptive frontrunner when he’s neck and neck with Bernie Sanders in Iowa? Is there a chance for the Republicans to take back the House? Editor of the Washington Free Beacon, Matthew Continetti joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Socialism Light

Will Bernie Sanders’ trip to Russia and criticizing the United States while there backfire on him? How do the Democrats run against the sizzling economy? How nasty will the 2020 election get? Will the Democrats go with a fresh face or stick with “Sleepy” Joe? Editor at National Review, Rich Lowry joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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How Will Democrats Blow It In 2020?

What’s the real problem for the Democrats heading into 2020? Is the longer Biden delays his presidential run the less likely he’ll be successful? How do mainstream Democrats feel with Bernie Sanders becoming a leader in their party? Former intelligence analyst and longtime Democrat party activist, Ted Van Dyke joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Star Power And Progressivism

Is Twitter vital to American political involvement? If so, would that subject it to government regulation? Is Kamala Harris going to run right up the middle between Bernie, Biden and Beto? Are Democrats frustrated that Bernie is still the frontrunner? Associate Editor at Commentary Magazine, Noah Rothman joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Beto, Biden, And Bernie, Oh My

Is Beto the candidate with the most star power and will it win him the nomination? What do the Democrat candidates need to do to be successful amongst a weak field? Are they anything more than the “anti-Trump” party? Author at The Spectator and Fellow for the Fund for American Studies, Daniel McCarthy joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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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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Educating Politicians

It’s that time of year again.

Politicians are on your TV screen and in your mailbox inundating with you promises they don’t intend to keep. While, under the influence of their misplaced faith in magical words, the kids head back to college to accrue debt they’ll finance into their 40's.

Comrade Bernie & The Socialists have re-released their Siren song of tuition-free college.

They’ll make college debt disappear much like Bernie’s dutiful wife Jane made an entire college disappear.

Of course, that debt will reappear in the form of increased government taking from you to finance schools your children didn’t attend and pensions you won’t receive.

The Socialists are offering a free lunch with you on the menu.

Make your own lunch.

Not only should you send your kid to a school that promotes free markets, you should apply the fundamental tenet to the financing: work.

One way is through income-share agreements like Purdue University’s “Back a Boiler” program, where a student’s education is paid for up front and paid back through an agreed upon percentage of his post-graduate income over a defined term.

This aligns the interests and the responsibilities of both the student and university: both want the students to get good-paying jobs at companies or in sectors with upward mobility.

Let’s make financing a college education a teachable moment for the students and the politicians.

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Hillary Sends Out Distress Call Over May Day Democrats

To paraphrase Lenin, in 2018 America, a socialist is a Democrat in a hurry.

Just ask Hillary who said when asked if labeling herself a capitalist hurt her in 2016, “Probably. I mean, you know, it's hard to know but if you're in the Iowa caucuses and 41% of Democrats are socialists…”

Setting aside the merits of what she calls capitalism, Hillary effectively conceded that Democrats are in a hurry to exile her and embrace Comrade Bernie’s guarantee of a federal paycheck in every mailbox and a Tesla in every garage.

Instead of being on defense over the personal chaos that follows Trump around like the cloud of dust that did Pig-Pen, Republicans should restrain themselves from spending like socialists and get on offense over Democrats’ wholesale embrace of a gutter ideology whose main feature is a body count.

The electorate that gave control of two-thirds of governors’ mansions and state legislatures to Republicans along with the House, Senate and White House, is not on board with the Venezuelan model of shared misery and imposed orthodoxy of thought.

Democrats may or may not be overplaying their hand on Trump. But they most certainly are on Karl Marx.

Republicans would be wise to answer Hillary’s distress call over May Day Democrats.

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Have You Seen The Other Guys

The idea-free, identity-obsessed Democrat Party launched their new slogan: "Have You Seen The Other Guy." Has the left lost its mind? Is the Democrat Party lurching left? Is Bernie Sanders the new face of the Party? What are President Trump's chances for reelection? Dan and John Kass posed these questions and more to Rich Lowry, editor of National Review, Fox News contributor and author of “Lincoln Unbound.”

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What's Left Of The Left

If we learned one thing from Obama, speechifying doesn’t bring the country together, create jobs or reverse barbaric cultural trends.

And so Trump’s unity-signaling Inaugural Address was quickly followed by a protest march of grumpy old women and their wives to which Susan B. Anthony would not have been welcome.

If we learned one thing from the confirmation hearings of Trump Cabinet nominees, the ungracious, vituperative Left plans to scold, shame and bigot-bait its way back to power.

Comrade Bernie insinuated that Betsy DeVos was too rich to be Education Secretary whereas he resisted such class envy politics when billionairess Penny Pritzker was up to be Obama’s Commerce Secretary.

Massachusetts Sen. Fauxcahontas Crockagawea (H/T Mark Steyn) was so insulted by DeVos’ commitment to educating poor minority children that she waved off an attempted handshake so she could rush over to harangue Dr. Tom Price at his confirmation hearing.

Speaking of Price, Comrade Bernie used his allotted time with the incoming HHS Secretary to explain that America lacks the compassion of Brunei because the government hasn’t formally nationalized the health insurance industry.

And these are the leading lights of the Left.

If that remains the case, it’s lights out for the Democrats.

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Kathleen Murphy discusses the results of the Illinois primary on FOX Chicago

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Fox 32 Anchor: We're joined now by Attorney Sam Adam Jr. and Communications Director for the Illinois Opportunity Project, Kathleen Murphy. Thanks for coming in to analyze the results here. Sam Adam Jr.: Thank you. Kathleen Murphy: Thank you. Fox 32 Anchor: We want to start with the GOP race. We've got Donald Trump with big wins, 'Huge' wins I should say, but losing in Ohio, he's got a substantial delegate lead over his closest republican challenger Ted Cruz. So how do you see this panning out? Can Cruz and Kasich catch up before the convention in July? Kathleen Murphy: Donald Trump doubled his lead last night. It was a huge night like you said. I don't think Kasich winning in Ohio, I mean it's nice to win in your home state, but he has won 1 state out of 29. Mathematically he can't do it. Ted Cruz has multiple wins over Donald Trump but the establishment hates him. Right now the GOP establishment needs to decide what they are going to do. Are you going to come in for the guy you hate, but has proven he can win and beat Donald Trump, or are you going to go with the guy you like and feel you can work with but hasn't been able to win anywhere but in his home state. And Governors always win in their home states. They need to make up their minds what they are going to do and they need to do it right now. Fox 32 Anchor: I'm going to throw another question at you Sam. With the winners we say last night, we have Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presumably as well, what does that say about what Americans want as their next President? Sam Adam Jr.: That's a very good question. We are in a time that I have not seen in my entire lifetime which is so polarizing, so opposite. You have those on the left that really seem to want change, but for government to come in. You have those on the right who really now have moved even more conservative to the idea that government is not going to be part of our lives. We're going to get rid of it as much as possible. IF that means we're going to call people names, we're going to keep people out of the country, so be it. That's where we're at in this country. It's going to be a very interesting race come November if it is Clinton vs Trump. Because you're going to see two polar opposites come head-to-head. With Donald's money and the Clinton name, it's going to be one heck of a fight. Fox 32 Anchor: Talk about an interest contest because we have the republicans declaring Donald Trump the winner in Missouri, still no declared winner for the democrats. Basically a margin on both sides of .2% between the first and second place winners, so it's really interesting in that state. Lets talk though very quickly the democrats as well and the delegate count because we did with the republicans. Kathleen, do you think there's anyway that Bernie Sanders can catch up to Hillary Clinton? Kathleen Murphy: He's giving her a run for her money which I like. I mean who would have thought a 74 year old socialist would challenge Hillary Clinton. I think that is the nature of their race. It's the enthusiasm gap. People are looking for something that is from outside of Washington and we see it on both sides of the isle. It's been a major factor in this race. So I wouldn't count him out yet. I think he can do it. I don't think he could overcome Hilary, but I think he could give her a very strong run for her money. Sam Adam Jr.: He's never going to be able to overcome Hillary at this stage. But what he can do is change the message. He can say 'Listen, this is what American seems to want, at least on the left, and I'll stay in this race and keep my message going, and you need to start coming more toward where we are. You have to understand, once you get in that general election, these people want to hear more of Bernie Sanders out of Hillary.' If he can start changing that message, we're going to have one heck of a democratic side. Fox 32 Anchor: That would be a win for him even if he isn't the nominee, right? Alright we're going to talk about the Cook County States Attorney with you too coming up in the next half hour. Another interesting race here. ------- Fox 32 Anchor: We're joined now by Attorney Sam Adams Jr. and Kathleen Murphy, communications for the Illinois Opportunity Program. Thanks again for joining me. We didn't scare you off the first time. Sam Adam Jr.: No, no, no. Fox 32 Anchor: Ok. Lets start with the race for the Cook County States Attorney. Unbelievable numbers here. Kim Foxx beating incumbent Anita Alvarez in the democratic primary. 58% to 29%. What does this indicate to you both about what voters are thinking here in Cook County? Sam Adam Jr.: Obviously they sent a very strong message here that they did not want Anita Alvarez. I said yesterday, if people come out in strong numbers, big numbers, that Kim Foxx was going to win this race, and she did. I think it sends a very strong message that says 'We need to be heard, we need to have fairness, we are going to make sure everyone is held accountable.' They sent that message to Kim and I think she got it. Fox 32 Anchor: : The endorsements helped as well that she received. Kathleen Murphy: Yes, absolutely. This was a bad night for Rahm Emanuel actually. This was a referendum on him. 2019 is not that far away. It was a proxy war between the establishment and the anti-establishment and the anti-establishment won. Fox 32 Anchor: Kathleen can you tell us a little bit about who Foxx is going to be facing in November? Her republican challenger. Kathleen Murphy: Of the 4 who were in the field, I think he was the most qualified. He's a 31 year criminal prosecution attorney. He has a background as a teacher, he's a certified teacher. I think republicans should advance the guy. Clearly there's an appetite for reform in the city with this victory and I think republicans should start to advance the case for something that is substantially different. Fox 32 Anchor: Something to keep in mind, Kim Foxx did not win it all outright. She still has a republican challenger in November. We want to transition to the race for US Senate. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth beating her democratic challengers Andrea Zopp and Napoleon Harris. Incumbent Senator Mark Kirk beats his challenger James Marter on the republican side. So we have a Kirk vs Duckworth battle for November. I know you guys went all out on this yesterday, but I'm asking you the question today: who wins? Sam Adam Jr.: Oh, definitely Duckworth at least in my opinion. She's going to pull that out. I think voters cannot get behind Mark Kirk anymore. I think they don't want to be behind him. Tammy Duckworth is coming in, adding a fresh face. She has a message. She's run a very clean campaign. I think it's going to continue to be a very clean campaign. I think the Senate needs to be definitely diverse and she's going to be bring some of that as well. I think she's going to be able to get all of the voters behind her. She's going to Washington. Fox 32 Anchor: Kathleen, I know that Mark Kirk saying in his victory speech last night that he's been consistently underrated in the polls. So can he pull out a win? Kathleen Murphy: No. He has done nothing for his face. He voted against defunding Planned Parenthood. He voted against school choice. He's anti 2nd Amendment. What is the difference between him and Tammy Duckworth? Why would anyone who is interested in policy agenda that he is advancing vote for someone with an R behind their name? He can't beat her. ------- Fox 32 Anchor: Now we're joined by Attorney Sam Adam Jr. and Communications Director for the Illinois Opportunity Project, Kathleen Murphy to talk about what's going on politically, especially at the national level right now. Thanks for coming in guys. Sam Adam Jr.: Appreciate it. Fox 32 Anchor: Lets start with you Kathleen. Is there anyway of stopping Donald Trump right now. Certainly the idea that he can't capture the delegate count he needs to secure the nomination before the convention suggests that the stop Trump folks have some hope to get something done at the convention. Is that realistic? Do you see that happening? Kathleen Murphy: He seems unstoppable. He doubled his delegate lead last night. The story out of last night was that the Washington establishment is lost. They have been beaten badly. Washington politicians, republican politicians, have been weak, they have been cowardly, they have broken promises immigration, on Obamacare, on spending. The people who are looking at this race, who's quality of life has been declining for years now who have supported them, want something substantially different. Donald Trump is substantially different. I don't like him, but he makes people like, with him in the White House, they can take control of their lives again and they can improve their futures. That is a very attractive message right now. Fox 32 Anchor: Sam, talk to me about Bernie Sanders. The Michigan magic was saw last week was not in evidence last night. Why? Sam Adam Jr.: I think that people believe Hillary can win an overall election. Bernie is resonating, don't get that mixed up here. Exactly what she's talking about on the republican side is happening on the democratic side. There are people who want to feel as if their politicians are about them. That it's no longer about Washington and doing things for themselves. Bernie makes you feel that way when you listen to him. He says 'Look, I know who to blame, which is the 1%, and we can make your lives better by taking from them and moving it down.' That's resonating. Now what I think is going to end up happening here, is he's going to be able to shape the message for the democrats going forward. He's not going to to probably be able to pull this out and win. It's going to end up being mathematically impossible. But if he can take his delegates and he can take his people that back him and change the message, and make Hillary move further to the left, that is a victory for him. Fox 32 Anchor: Kathleen, question about John Kasich. Finally won a state. His home state of Ohio last night. Staving off Donald Trump. Lot of excitement with the Kasich folks. Folks who support him. Mathematically though he's got no chance to win the delegate count. But he says he's in it to the end. What is he hoping for? What is his path to the nomination? Kathleen Murphy: I don't think he has one. But you know what's interesting, we started this race with 9 republican governors and last night was the first win for any of them. The GOP needs to decide right now what they're going to do. Are you going to come in behind the guy who you hate? But has won, has beaten Trump. Or are you going to come in behind the guy you like and think you can work with but hasn't won anywhere but his home state.

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