THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
12:05pm- Compromise OR Caving? The Trump White House said Tuesday that a lengthy bipartisan immigration meeting with lawmakers — which played out in front of the cameras for nearly an hour — has yielded a framework for future negotiation, covering everything from border security to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “President Donald J. Trump just concluded a successful bipartisan and bicameral meeting on immigration reform,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. Sanders said participants reached “an agreement to negotiate legislation” that would tackle four key areas: border security, the diversity visa lottery, DACA and so-called “chain migration,” through which an immigrant’s family members can enter the U.S. because their relative got in. Question: Did Trump abandon his campaign promise? 888-788-9910
12:30pm– Pay Up! A new civil rights act has come into force in Switzerland that prevents residents who have been on welfare in the past three years from becoming citizens unless they pay back the money they received to the state. The new regulations will make it impossible for asylum seekers and migrants who have lived off state handouts in the last three years to become citizens even if they have lived in Switzerland as permanent residents for the required time to make a citizenship application.
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- A Fool’s Errand! Our next guest has blasted opponents of President Trump for bringing up the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office saying that “the amendment was created to be a mechanism by which an incapacitated president could be removed from office.” Guest: Alan M. Dershowitz is professor emeritus at Harvard Law School and author, most recently, of “Trumped up! How Criminalizing Politics Is Dangerous to Democracy.”
1:30pm- Sue Happy! A University of California, San Diego student, Maria Ana Carrola Flores, is suing the school for failing to stop her from protesting President Donald Trump, a decision she says led to her being hit by a car on California’s I-5 freeway. Flores was one of a number of students, the College Fix reported, who spent the day after election day in 2016, wandering around campus shouting anti-Trump slogans. At some point the “Library Walk” event became a larger protest and the group of students stormed a freeway on-ramp in an attempt to block traffic to make a statement against the president. Flores was one of the students who locked arms on the freeway, but a car swerved around the blockade and hit her, breaking her leg and pelvis. Now Flores is saying her injuries are the school’s fault because the school knew about the protest and supported it, and failed to tell Flores and her fellow students to rethink their idea of blocking traffic on one of the San Diego area’s busiest thoroughfares, as though the idea wasn’t clearly terrible from the beginning.
1:50pm- Todd talks Oprah
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – Happy Anniversary? Michael Cohen, a longtime personal lawyer for President Trump, has sued BuzzFeed News and Fusion GPS over the infamous Steele dossier. “Enough is enough,” Cohen wrote on Twitter in announcing the defamation suits. According to Bloomberg News, Cohen is suing BuzzFeed, its editor in chief Ben Smith and three reporters who shared bylines on the Jan. 10, 2017 article revealing the dossier. He is also suing Fusion GPS and its founder, Glenn Simpson. The move comes on the eve of the one-year anniversary of BuzzFeed’s decision to publish the controversial document, which was written by former British spy Christopher Steele. Guest: Rep. Matthew Gaetz (R-Fl)
2:30pm- When You’re Here, You Get a Raise! Darden Restaurants Inc., the owner of Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse, expects the federal corporate tax cut to fatten profits, and it promised to pass along some of the money to employees. The company is now planning for an effective tax rate of 18 percent this year, down from 25 percent earlier. That will bring a windfall of about $70 million, or 56 cents a share. The legislation known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which was passed last month, is poised to lower the restaurant chain’s rate, though it also expects other changes to help as well. With its financial outlook brightening, the company pledged to spend about $20 million on employees. Question: Will this encourage you to eat there more? 888-788-9910