THE FIRST HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
12:05pm- New Year New State! California became a “sanctuary state” Monday, as a bill that Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in October officially took effect. The law bars police in the nation’s most populous state from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases, Fox News reported. The Golden State is home to an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants. “These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety, while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” Brown said on the day he signed the bill. But the measure has drawn a rebuttal from an unidentified source, as signs mocking the law have appeared below the “Welcome to California” signs that greet motorists as they enter from Arizona and Nevada. “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY STATE,” the signs declare. “Felons, Illegals and MS13 Welcome! Democrats Need The Votes!”
12:20pm- Nothing But Love! President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Democrats are not doing anything to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, adding that activists and Hispanics will start “falling in love” with Republicans. “Democrats are doing nothing for DACA – just interested in politics. DACA activists and Hispanics will go hard against Dems, will start ‘falling in love’ with Republicans and their President!” Trump tweeted. 12:20pmET Guest: Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), chairman of the House Freedom Caucus
12:30pm- Mine’s Bigger! President Donald Trump boasted Tuesday that he has a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The president’s Tuesday evening tweet came in response to Kim’s New Year’s address, in which he repeated fiery nuclear threats against the United States. He said he has a “nuclear button” on his office desk and warned that “the whole territory of the U.S. is within the range of our nuclear strike.” Trump mocked that assertion, writing, “Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!” Earlier Tuesday, Trump sounded open to the possibility of an inter-Korean dialogue after Kim made a rare overture toward South Korea in a New Year’s address. But Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations insisted talks would not be meaningful unless the North was getting rid of its nuclear weapons. Plus: As the political world reacted with shock to President Donald Trump’s series of gob smacking tweets on Tuesday — which included bragging about the size of his “Nuclear Button” and attacking the media — CNN’s Brian Stelter called into question the commander in chief’s fitness for office.
12:50pm- Is Justin Timberlake rebranding himself as a white man?
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
1:05pm- The Worst! After a year of calling out the mainstream media, President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday that he will be presenting “awards” Monday to what he considers to be the worst of the worst. “I will be announcing THE MOST DISHONEST & CORRUPT MEDIA AWARDS OF THE YEAR on Monday at 5:00 o’clock. Subjects will cover Dishonesty & Bad Reporting in various categories from the Fake News Media. Stay tuned!” It is unclear how the president intends to carry out the unprecedented gesture against the news media. But in November, Trump floated the idea of awarding a “fake news trophy” to media outlets to mark their “distorted” coverage of his presidency. “We should have a contest as to which of the Networks, plus CNN and not including Fox, is the most dishonest, corrupt and/or distorted in its political coverage of your favorite President (me),” he tweeted. The president has frequently lambasted the media for what he has cast as biased reporting, routinely dismissing damaging reports about his administration as “fake news” and accusing journalists of being tied to the Democratic Party.
Statement from the President of the United States
Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind. Steve was a staffer who worked for me after I had already won the nomination by defeating seventeen candidates, often described as the most talented field ever assembled in the Republican party.
Now that he is on his own, Steve is learning that winning isn’t as easy as I make it look. Steve had very little to do with our historic victory, which was delivered by the forgotten men and women of this country. Yet Steve had everything to do with the loss of a Senate seat in Alabama held for more than thirty years by Republicans. Steve doesn’t represent my base—he’s only in it for himself.
Steve pretends to be at war with the media, which he calls the opposition party, yet he spent his time at the White House leaking false information to the media to make himself seem far more important than he was. It is the only thing he does well. Steve was rarely in a one-on-one meeting with me and only pretends to have had influence to fool a few people with no access and no clue, whom he helped write phony books.
We have many great Republican members of Congress and candidates who are very supportive of the Make America Great Again agenda. Like me, they love the United States of America and are helping to finally take our country back and build it up, rather than simply seeking to burn it all down.
1:20pm- Guest: Joe Concha, Media reporter/columnist for The Hill
1:30pm- Toasted! CNN stood for the Cannabis News Network on New Year’s Eve with an on-going “hits” from Denver, where marijuana is legal, but the network’s biggest star and the evening’s co-host Anderson Cooper claims he was “surprised” by the segments. Cooper appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday to discuss the situation.
1:50pm- “The View” host Joy Behar suggested Tuesday that the U.S. is on the verge of stoning gay people in the streets during a conversation on Iran that went off the rails, saying “not yet” when a co-host said it was silly to compare America to Iran.
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – Politics!
- Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah, the longest-serving Senate Republican, announced Tuesday that he would retire at the end of the year, rebuffing personal pleas from President Trump to seek an eighth term and paving the way for Mitt Romney, a critic of Mr. Trump’s, to run for the seat. Plus: Is Mitt a never Trumper? RNC head says no!
- Former U.S. representative Michele Bachmann recently announced on a televangelist’s show that she is mulling a run for Al Franken’s U.S. Senate seat. Franken officially resigned Tuesday over allegations of sexual misconduct that emerged in late 2017.
2:30pm- You Better Work! Drag clubs are nothing new in New York City — but it took a 10-year-old to dream up the first drag club for children. Desmond Napoles from Brooklyn in New York City is better known by his drag name, Desmond is Amazing. Though still quite young, he first expressed an interest in dressing up in drag as a toddler and has become somewhat of a celebrity on the drag circuit. And he is convinced that there are more kids out there just like him. So now, the precocious youngster is launching Haus of Amazing, the ‘first and only drag club for kids,’ where no adults are allowed.
2:50pm- ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Loses $3,200 For Pronunciation Of ‘Gangster’ Vs. ‘Gangsta’