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Archive for January 2018

The State of the Union coming plus Mrs. Clinton at the Grammy’s

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We will look at President Trump’s State of the Union speech……..Mrs. Clinton and the Grammy’s……….DACA and the immigration debate……Peter Paul & Mary signed their first contract in 1962………..MLB Hall of Fame 1936……..plus other stories………..

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Source: The State of the Union coming plus Mrs. Clinton at the Grammys 01/29 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 29, 2018 at 9:00 pm

Schumer caught between reality and the left

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We understand that Senator Charles Schumer rejected President Trump’s “2 million” plan, the idea being discussed in public:   

The New York Democrat on Friday accused President Donald Trump of using a proposed path for citizenship for young undocumented immigrants as cover for making sweeping — and damaging — changes to the legal immigration system.     

“This plan flies in the face of what most Americans believe,” Schumer said on Twitter. While Trump “finally acknowledged that the Dreamers should be allowed to stay here and become citizens, he uses them as a tool to tear apart our legal immigration system and adopt the wish list that anti-immigration hard-liners have advocated for for years.”

The one-page proposal released by the White House on Thursday would allow as many as 1.8 million young immigrants to become citizens, while also calling for $25 billion in spending on a border wall and security as well as sharply restricting family-based immigration and eliminating a visa lottery system. White House officials are hoping the Senate will put it up for a vote, but it appears doomed to fail.

What do Americans really believe Senator Schumer? Did you forget what happened last weekend with your shutdown? 

I like President Trump’s proposal, even if I was surprised by the 2 million. At the same time, legalizing 2 million who are already here may be a very small price to pay for getting all of the other stuff, specially updated immigration laws.

It amazes me that Senator Schumer is not jumping on this plan. It must be because he is getting an earful from the left.    

President Trump is winning this battle and Senator Schumer can chat with Senator Manchin about it.

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January 29, 2018 at 6:45 am

Sunday’s video: The Challenger 1986

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January 28, 2018 at 9:00 pm

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The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda

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Guest: Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda…….we will look at President Trump’s week: the victory over Democrats over the shutdown, good economic news and a wonderful speech in Davos…………….Democrats keep struggling with a message………….maybe that wave won’t be so blue after all…………..and other stories…………

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Source: The week in review with Bill Katz, the editor of Urgent Agenda 01/28 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 28, 2018 at 8:00 pm

The Challenger and President Reagan’s greatest speech

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We think of President Reagan as “the great communicator.” Indeed, he communicated conservative ideas better than anyone. Many of his speeches are memorable, from “the evil empire” to “tear down this wall”.    

However, his best speech may not have been political at all.    

it happened on the day that he spoke to the nation about the terrible Challenger explosion of 1986:   

At 11:38 a.m. EST, on January 28, 1986, the space shuttle Challenger lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, and Christa McAuliffe is on her way to becoming the first ordinary U.S. civilian to travel into space. McAuliffe, a 37-year-old high school social studies teacher from New Hampshire, won a competition that earned her a place among the seven-member crew of the Challenger. She underwent months of shuttle training but then, beginning January 23, was forced to wait six long days as the Challenger‘s launch countdown was repeatedly delayed because of weather and technical problems. Finally, on January 28, the shuttle lifted off.

Seventy-three seconds later, hundreds on the ground, including Christa’s family, stared in disbelief as the shuttle broke up in a forking plume of smoke and fire. Millions more watched the wrenching tragedy unfold on live television. There were no survivors. 

I was driving to a lunch date when I heard the news. I walked into the restaurant and everyone was watching the television. It was one of those moments when nothing else mattered.

Later, President Reagan spoke to the nation about the tragedy, and specially to the children who had seen their teacher blown up in space. Suddenly, you realize why it matters to have a president who can can speak from the heart:

And I want to say something to the schoolchildren of America who were watching the live coverage of the shuttle’s takeoff. I know it is hard to understand, but sometimes painful things like this happen. It’s all part of the process of exploration and discovery. It’s all part of taking a chance and expanding man’s horizons. The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave. The Challenger crew was pulling us into the future, and we’ll continue to follow them.

It is a wonderful speech and we should watch it in full. It was an awful day but we had a man in the Oval Office who could bring us together.

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January 28, 2018 at 7:36 am

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Saturday’s video: A big week for President Trump

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January 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm

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The political climate in Washington with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor

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Guest: Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor………we will look at the state of US politics…………..and other stories………

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Source: The political climate in Washington with Barry Casselman, The Prairie Editor 01/27 by Silvio Canto Jr | News Podcasts

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January 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm

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