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12:05pm- Oprah For President! Oprah Winfrey’s moving speech at the Golden Globes has some fans and fellow celebrities calling for her presidential run. The actress accepted the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at Sunday’s ceremony, and it didn’t take long for Twitter to start lighting up with the hashtag #Oprah2020. Comedian Sarah Silverman tweeted “Oprah/Michelle 2020.” Leslie Odom, Jr., who played Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical “Hamilton” tweeted “She’s running. A new day is on the way.” Winfrey brought the typically rowdy crowd to silence and tears with her speech. She spoke of seeing Sidney Poitier win an Academy Award when she was a girl, and weaved it into the #MeToo movement. She says “speaking your truth is the most powerful tool you all have.” Question: Would you vote for Oprah? 888-788-9910
12:30pm– Stable? Seeking to launch a 2018 agenda that ranges from upgrading infrastructure to confronting North Korea over nuclear weapons, President Trump and his aides instead find themselves in an unprecedented debate — one over the president’s basic mental fitness. In the wake of a high-profile tell-all book — and President Trump’s own tweets — critics, lawmakers, and other observers are openly questioning Trump’s mental fitness for a job that includes control of the nation’s nuclear weapons.
Question: Would you buy the book? Do you question Trump’s mental state? 888-788-9910 Plus: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday shot back at a blockbuster new book that claims West Wing staffers worry about President Trump’s intellect and fitness for office, saying she’s never heard anyone question his “stability.”
12:50pm- Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy. While appearing on Viceland’s talk show “Desus and Mero,” the 30-year-old sports talker called POTUS a “f—ing stupid person.”
THE SECOND HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
The NAACP and other far-left groups are planning massive protests tonight in Atlanta – before the College Football Championship. I sincerely doubt Southeastern Conference football fans will be taking a knee. They are among some of the most patriotic fans in America. Meanwhile, an ESPN reporter called President Trump a “f***ing stupid person.” Call Todd with your opinion – right now 888 788 9910.
1:05pm- Unloading! White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller unloaded on CNN host Jake Tapper on Sunday — trashing Michael Wolff as a “garbage author of a garbage book,” calling Steve Bannon an “angry and vindictive person” and accusing CNN of “sticking knives” into President Donald Trump’s allies. The explosive 12-minute interview on “State of the Union” devolved into a shouting match between Tapper and Miller, who accused the network of running “24 hours of negative anti-Trump hysterical coverage” and perpetuating falsehoods from Wolff’s explosive new book, “Fire and Fury.” Trump himself was apparently watching, tweeting after the interview: “Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!”
1:30pm- Shutdown! President Donald Trump’s proposed border security measures are undermining bipartisan negotiations on Capitol Hill — and could potentially lead to a government shutdown, a top Senate Democrat said Friday. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the second-ranking Senate Democrat, called Trump’s plans — including $18 billion for a border wall — at the expense of months of bipartisan efforts, “outrageous.” Republicans countered that the Democrats’ proposals for immigration were just as “ridiculous.” As U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., tweeted Friday, “The only thing that’s not serious is the Gang of Amnesty’s ridiculous proposal: amnesty in the millions, no end to chain migration, use diversity-lottery green cards for TPS aliens (T = temporary!), & pittance for phony border security. Get real!” Question: Will Democrats risk a shut down over a group of people who aren’t citizens? 888-788-9910
1:50pm- Chris Christie thinks he’d be president if Trump hadn’t run
By order of Florida Gov. Rick Scott, UCF is the national champions (in Florida). Really. pic.twitter.com/5X7WjRCe9P
— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) January 8, 2018
THE THIRD HOUR OF THE TODD STARNES SHOW
2:05pm – 2:10pm Guest: Coach JD Vick, Nutley High School coach and creator of the Patriot club. Click here to read the story.
2:30pm- Drink Up! People are feeling sticker shock over Seattle’s sugary drink tax. You might’ve seen a picture circulating on social media that shows a more than $10 tax on a $15.99 case of Gatorade at Costco. On Friday, shoppers were taking their own pictures, stunned by the new prices. Advocates of the tax held a press conference on Friday, to explain how the city plans to use the $15 million expected to be raised from the tax in 2018. One Costco shopper loaded a case of Coca-Cola into her cart, not noticing the new price until KIRO7 pointed it out. “That much!” said Vilma Villagran, who was buying the case for her family. The regular case of Coke is now $7.35 more expensive than the Diet Coke or Coke Zero. “I knew it was going to be high, but not that crazy high,” Villagran said. Other shoppers closely read the sign, which explains that as of Jan. 1, Seattle shoppers are paying 1.75 cents per ounce on sugar-sweetened beverages – something shoppers are really noticing when buying in bulk. Question: Would this persuade you to stop drinking soda or at least cut back? 888-788-9910