Todd Starnes Show – Dec 20
THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
12:05pm- Shameful! The House is set to vote again on Wednesday on a modified tax bill that has been stripped of several provisions, including part of an amendment proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that would give a tax subsidy to families who homeschool their children. In a late maneuver, Senators Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) successfully argued that the provision could not pass with a simple majority. The amendment called for an expansion of tax-exempt college savings accounts – known as 529s – to cover up to $10,000 per child per year in tuition or expenses for elementary and secondary education in private schools or for homeschooling.
Our next guest says, “That provision is still in there. It’s one of the major elements of this legislation,” “What the Democrats did is they carved out one group, they carved out just homeschoolers, and they cut homeschoolers out. It really was shameful.” 12:10pmET- Guest: Senator Ted Cruz ( R-TX) Ted serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; the Committee on Armed Services; the Committee on the Judiciary; the Joint Economic Committee; and the Committee on Rules and Administration.
12:20pm- Tax Reform! The U.S. Senate passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation’s tax laws in more than three decades early Wednesday, all but ensuring the bill will soon become law. The vote also likely helped hand President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans a major year-end legislative triumph. The final vote, shortly before 1 a.m. EST, was 51-48, with no Democrats voting in favor of the bill and all Republicans supporting it. Only U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who had announced his support for the bill earlier this month, was not present for the vote. His office said he “looks forward to returning to Washington in January” as he recovers from brain cancer treatment. The Senate’s vote meant that Vice President Mike Pence, who had postponed a trip to the Middle East to be at the Capitol if needed, was not required to break a tie vote. Question: Will the tax bill help or hurt you? 888-788-9910
12:30pm– Let America Be America! Donald Trump Jr. declared Tuesday that there are high-level forces in the U.S. government working against his father, President Trump. Speaking at a conservative conference in West Palm Beach, Fla., Trump’s oldest child said there is a movement to not let “America be America.” “There is, and there are, people at the highest levels of government that don’t want to let America be America,” he said at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit. Trump Jr. also said that special counsel Robert Mueller’s federal Russia inquiry is indicative of the sort of “rigged system” that his father complained about during the 2016 campaign.
12:50pm- Rosie O’Donnell Appears to Break Federal Law by Trying to Bribe GOP Senators
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- News Of the Day
1:10pmET: Guest: Monica Crowley, conservative commentator.
1:30pm- Romance At Work? PBS host Tavis Smiley was suspended from PBS in December after the station said “credible allegations” emerged suggesting he sexually harassed his subordinates. He joins a long and growing list of men facing sexual harassment and assault allegations, including fellow PBS anchor Charlie Rose, who was fired from both CBS and PBS. But Smiley says he thinks romantic and sexual relationships with co-workers are perfectly fine—because where else are men going to meet women, anyway? Smiley chatted with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson on Monday night. Smiley criticized PBS, saying the public broadcaster didn’t communicate enough with him while investigating his alleged sexual misconduct. Carlson also asked whether bosses should date their subordinates, and Smiley responded by defending workplace relationships.
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – Guest: Congressman Steve King (R-IA)
2:30pm- Campus talk with our resident Millennial writer, Guest: Caleb Parke, Foxnews.com writer
- A surprise school visit by Ivanka Trump drew ire from parents of a Connecticut academy who wanted to yank their children from class to protest the first daughter and White House adviser’s father, President Trump.
- Gallup Poll: Eight in 10 Americans Afflicted by Stress
2:50pm- Alex Trebek called sexist for asking retired Army Master Sergeant if being a woman made her job difficult