Max Eden, Former Rep. Mike Rogers, Mercedes Schlapp, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, and Larry Kudlow joined WMAL on Tuesday!
Mornings on the Mall
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Hosts: Mary Walter and Vince Coglianese
5am – A/B/C State of the Union Preview and News on Andrew McCabe resignation
5am – D ABORTION BAN: Senate rejects bill banning abortion after 20 weeks. (Washington Examiner) – The Senate on Monday defeated a bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The result was expected because the bill needed 60 votes in favor of ending debate, which would have set up a vote to pass it. But even with all 51 Republicans in support, the bill needed nine Democrats, and those votes weren’t there — the bill fell in a 51-46 vote. Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska joined all but three Democrats in voting against the bill. Democrats voting for the bill were Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania and Joe Donnelly of Indiana. President Trump said in a statement Monday night that “it is disappointing” that the bill was rejected. “We must defend those who cannot defend themselves. I urge the Senate to reconsider its decision and pass legislation that will celebrate, cherish, and protect life.” The bill would have made it a crime for doctors to perform abortions after 20 weeks of gestation. Under the bill, those who break the law would face a fine, up to five years in prison, or both. The legislation contained exemptions in cases of rape, incest and a pregnant woman’s life. It did not contain exemptions for fetal abnormalities. Proponents of the legislation, the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, say that a fetus can feel pain at 20 weeks, but opponents argue with that assessment and say that women who have abortions late in a pregnancy tend to be faced with test results that reveal when a baby is born it with die or face lifelong disabilities. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., accused Republicans of wanting to “score political points at the expense of women and their families.” “This unconstitutional bill would put women’s health and women’s lives at risk,” she said. “Almost every country in Europe that limits late-term abortions allows for exceptions for the physical health of the woman,” she said. “Like these European countries, states … provide an exception for the physical health as well as the life of the woman.”
5am – E Cleveland Indians will abandon Chief Wahoo logo next year
(Fox News) – Bowing to pressure by critics who have called it culturally offensive, the Cleveland Indians will remove the Chief Wahoo logo from its jerseys and caps beginning in the 2019 season. After discussions with Major League Baseball and Commissioner Rob Manfred, the Indians will no longer sport the red-faced, smiling caricature during games. The logo, which had been used by the team since 1947, has been deemed racist and offensive by critics. Manfred told the Associated Press that the team conveyed to him that some fans have a “long-standing attachment” to the logo, but the Indians agreed that it’s “no longer appropriate” to use on the baseball field. Under pressure, the team has been transitioning away from Chief Wahoo in recent years. The Indians introduced a block “C” insignia on their caps and have removed stadium signs with the Wahoo logo. As recently as 2015, online readers of the Plain Dealer voted two to one to keep the Wahoo logo. “When people look at Chief Wahoo, they think baseball,” Bob DiBiasio, the Indians’ senior vice president of public affairs, told the Cleveland Scene in 2012. But it has long been criticized by some as insensitive to Native Americans. A 2005 American Psychological Association paper on the topic said that the mascots “undermine the ability of American Indian nations to portray accurate and respectful images of their culture, spirituality and traditions” and “are a contemporary example of prejudice by the dominant culture.”
6am – A Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Stepping Down.
- Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down, Breitbart News has confirmed. He will remain on “leave” until spring, when he can officially retire from the FBI. According to Fox News, McCabe was “removed.” A source told the news outlet that this was the earliest date possible for the FBI to remove him and still leave him fully eligible for his pension. A CNN reporter has also shared this version of events
- McCabe’s departure has been expected for months. (The Federalist) – ABC News reported last year that McCabe planned to retire in March 2018, when he becomes fully eligible for pension benefits. McCabe involved in this fake news leak that spawned Russia hysteria.
- FBI Director Chris Wray hints to FBI staff that a government watchdog investigation played a role in FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s departure, sources who have seen the memo say. (CNN)
6am – B STATE OF THE UNION PREVIEW: Trump Released His Full List of State of the Union Guests — Folks Are Cheering One Name In Particular
6am – C Democrats plan at least five responses to Trump’s first State of the Union. (Washington Examiner) — Democrats and Independents are planning at least five responses to President Trump’s inaugural State of the Union address Tuesday night, a sign of a healthy appetite among the left to rebut Trump on his big night. On Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said that he is planning a response of his own on various social media platforms soon after the speech. It is the second year in a row Sanders has given his own response to the speech. While Sanders delivers his response, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., is slated to give the official Democratic Party response to Trump. Kennedy was chosen last week for the official response by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The two Democratic leaders also announced that Delegate Elizabeth Guzman of Virginia will give the official Spanish-language response to Trump. Additionally, two progressive figures within the party plan to give responses to the president. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a chief proponent of impeaching the president, is set to deliver a response on BET.
WHIP LIST: The Democrats boycotting Trump’s first State of the Union. (The Hill) – A growing number of Democrats are boycotting Tuesday’s State of the Union address, underscoring the depth of disdain the Democratic lawmakers hold for President Trump. Only two Democrats — Reps. Maxine Waters (Calif.) and Al Green (Texas) —skipped Trump’s joint address to Congress last year, though more than 60 Democrats boycotted Trump’s inauguration. This year, boycotts appear to be spiking.
6am – D Tom Brady blasts WEEI, threatens to ‘evaluate’ future at station after personality calls daughter a ‘pissant’ (Fox News) — Tom Brady blasts WEEI after calling his daughter a ‘pissant’. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady abruptly canceled his weekly WEEI radio spot on the ‘Kirk & Callahan Show’ after host Alex Reimer called his daughter ‘an annoying little pissant.’ NFL star Tom Brady blasted a Boston radio station and abruptly cut short an interview Monday after a station personality made a disparaging remark about Brady’s 5-year-old daughter. Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback who’s headed to his eighth Super Bowl on Sunday, said he was re-evaluating his association with local sports radio station WEEI after Alex Reimer on Friday called Brady’s daughter “an annoying little pissant.” Reimer’s remark Thursday came during a discussion of a documentary series about Brady, “Tom vs. Time.” The station announced on-air Monday that Reimer had been suspended for the entire Super Bowl week.
6am – E House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release the FBI Memo. (Breitbart) – The House Intelligence Committee voted Monday to release a classified memo to the public detailing alleged abuse by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in their investigation of the Trump campaign. The committee voted on a party line — all 13 Republicans for and all nine Democrats against, according to the Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), who gave a press conference after the decision. *President Trump now has five days to approve the memo’s release to the public, or object to it, per a review process.* The committee voted on a party line, according to the Ranking Member Adam Schiff (D-CA), who gave a press conference after the decision. President Trump now has five days to object to it.
6am – F QUITE A STRETCH Bizarre moment woman performs yoga in the middle of a passenger jet aisle mid-flight. Dressed in sporty leggings and hoody she appears in no rush to finish the routine, which involves backward stretches and even a downward dog.
7am – A Recap the People’s State of The Union
7am – B/C INTERVIEW _ MAX EDEN – Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute – discussed DC schools audit highlighting corruption in the attendance and graduation of DC students.
- Books Cooked at DC Schools: Will Star Chancellor Answer?
- That one-third of DCPS students graduated last year despite attendance issues is likely to raise a lot of questions about former chancellor Kaya Henderson’s tenure, since current chancellor Antwan Wilson only started in Feb. 2017.
- Audit: More than a third of DC Public Schools students failed to meet graduation requirements. More than a third of the D.C. Public Schools class of 2017 graduated high school against the district’s grading and attendance policies, according to a report released Monday by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. The investigation by consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal found attendance policies were rarely followed and credit recovery programs, which allow students to retake courses they’ve failed, were misused at most DCPS high schools. Some students were allowed to pass courses even though they missed a majority of the class.
7am – D INTERVIEW – REP. MIKE ROGERS – Former House Intelligence Chairman and former FBI Special Agent and host of CNN show “Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies.”
- BIO: Michael J. Rogers is a former U.S. Representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district. A member of the Republican Party, Rogers served from 2001 to 2015. From 2011 to 2015, he was Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Rogers has a contract to speak on national-security topics on CNN. In June 2016, he presented a six-part series on CNN, titled Declassified: Untold Stories of American Spies.
- Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Stepping Down
- House Intelligence Committee Votes to Release the FBI Memo
7am – E Scott Baio Denies Sexual Assault Allegations By Former Co-Star.
(Smokeroom) — Scott Baio strongly denied claims on Saturday that he molested his former “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert when she was a minor following her now deleted tweets, according to Fox News. “I’m here today to talk about some allegations that have been made against me that aren’t true by somebody named Nicole Eggert,” the 57-year-old actor explained in a video posted on YouTube. “The reason I’m doing Facebook Live is because nobody can edit me, nobody can change what I said. These are my words. And what I’m telling you is the truth.”
8am – A INTERVIEW – MERCEDES SCHLAPP – friend of the morning show and currently the White House Director of Strategic Communications – previewed the State of the Union.
8am – B/C INTERVIEW – DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA – FOXNews National Security Strategist, NYT Bestseller author of “DEFEATING JIHAD” and Fmr deputy assistant to President Donald Trump – discussed Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe Stepping Down, FISA memo and President Trump’s immigration policy.
8am – D INTERVIEW – LARRY KUDLOW – CNBC Senior Contributor and host of The Larry Kudlow Show on WMAL Saturdays at 7 pm and author of “JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity” @larry_kudlow – discussed what the president should say about the economy at the State of the Union.
8am – E #GrammysSoMale:
- TV Ratings: 2018 Grammys Tumble to All-Time Demo Low, Pull 19.8 Million Viewers
- Recording Academy Boss Says Women Need to ‘Step Up’ After ‘Grammys So Male’ Backlash