THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
12:05pm- Booming! President Trump on Tuesday predicted the already-humming U.S. economy is about to get a big boost, as the final version of the $1.5 trillion Republican tax bill heads to the floors of the House and the Senate. “Stocks and the economy have a long way to go after the Tax Cut Bill is totally understood and appreciated in scope and size,” Trump tweeted. “Immediate expensing will have a big impact. Biggest Tax Cuts and Reform EVER passed. Enjoy, and create many beautiful JOBS!”
12:30pm– Guest: Rep. Matthew Gaetz (R-Fl)
12:50pm- Kicker: University Of Colorado – Denver Professors Say They Must Use Their Classrooms To Combat Trump’s Rhetoric
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- Guest: Kayleigh McEnany, the newest RNC Spokesperson, former CNN Commentator
- Tax reform: The House is scheduled to vote on the final version of the Republican tax overhaul on Tuesday, kicking off a frantic rush to cement the bill into law before Christmas. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, first introduced in the House just fewer than seven weeks ago, has been pushed through Congress at lightning speed to meet a self-imposed end-of-year deadline.
- The Republican Party is losing the millennial vote, according to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. During a “Meet the Press” segment on Sunday discussing the state of the Republican Party, Kasich bemoaned the Republican Party’s failure to align itself with millennial values. “There’s some in the party that look at problems and they’re negative and they’re angry and they’re small. And there’s other people that look at the problems and say, ‘We can fix them,'” the 2016 presidential candidate said. “So instead of losing the future, which is what we’re doing today, turning off millennials,” he said, trailing off. Kasich went on to explain that the GOP may need to reposition itself on issues such as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, healthcare, and trade. “Millennials believe we have a global place in the world and we’re losing them,” said Kasich.
1:30pm- Send in The UN? Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin headed to the United Nations in New York Thursday to ask for help fighting violence in Chicago. “I’m hoping to appeal the UN to actually come to Chicago and meet with victims of violence and maybe even possibly help out in terms of peace keeping efforts,” Boykin said. Boykin boarded a plane to New York City for a meeting with an Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations. It’s a meeting that’s been planned for more than a month and stems from disconcerting violence numbers seen this year in Chicago. Violence which is felt particularly hard in many African American communities. “We’ve had over 600 people killed by gun violence already this year alone. That is a huge number, in my community of Austin we’ve had 450 people shot and 80 people killed this year alone 18 so we have to do more to protect these communities,” Boykin said. The mayor’s office says the call for UN peacekeepers is a political stunt. The police superintendent said it’s a nice idea, but it’s not the answer to Chicago’s violence.
1:50pm- Kicker: U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Calls The Security Council Vote To Withdrawal Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration ‘An Insult’… And Puts The U.N. In Its Place
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – Un Resign? At least four senators are urging Al Franken to reconsider resigning, including two who issued statements calling for the resignation two weeks ago and said they now feel remorse over what they feel was a rush to judgment. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who urged Franken not to step down to begin with — at least not before he went through an Ethics Committee investigation — said the Minnesota senator was railroaded by fellow Democrats. Plus: A New York cosmetics executive who publicly alleged Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s repeatedly solicited the future president to become his campaign makeup artist and to pitch her new product line in the months before her story roiled the 2016 race, according to the woman and her contemporaneous emails.
2:30pm- Abortions for illegals? A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to stop blocking two immigrants in the U.S. without legal permission from obtaining abortions. The judge granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) request for temporary restraining orders that would stop officials from preventing the women from having the procedures, but put the ruling on a 24-hour hold to allow the government time to file for a stay in appeals court. The ACLU had sought to protect the two young women’s ability to get abortions after immigrations officials initially blocked another immigrant here without legal permission from having the procedure earlier this year. The immigrant in that case, known only as Jane Doe, did eventually obtain an abortion.