Mornings on the Mall 06.12.19: Cal Thomas, Charlie Spiering, Jack Wilson, Mark Morgan and Guest Co-Host Amber Athey

 

Cal Thomas, Charlie Spiering, Jack Wilson, Mark Morgan and guest co-host Amber Athey joined WMAL on Wednesday 


Mornings on the Mall

Wednesday June 12, 2019

Hosts: Vince Coglianese and Amber Athey

 

5am – A/B/C President Trump vs. Joe Biden

  • Trump, Biden to campaigned in Iowa on the same day
  • President Trump says he would rather run against Joe Biden: “I think he is the weakest mentally”
  • Trump on Biden: “Obama took him off the trash heap”
  • Joe Biden says Iowa farmers have been “crushed” by President Trump’s trade war with China

5am – D ‘You should be ashamed of yourselves’: Jon Stewart tears into Congress over 9/11 victims fund (Washington Post) Comedian Jon Stewart took members of Congress to task on Tuesday, blasting part of the House Judiciary Committee for its low attendance at a hearing about reauthorizing funding for people with diseases linked to the 9/11 crash sites. Congress created the Sept. 11th Victim Compensation Fund after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to help anyone injured or sickened in the attacks or in the response process. “As I sit here today, I can’t help but think what an incredible metaphor this room is for the entire process that getting health care and benefits for 9/11 first responders has come to,” Stewart told a subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee. “Behind me, a filled room of 9/11 first responders, and in front of me, a nearly empty Congress.”

5am – E Virginia Primary Results

6am – A/B/C  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defends pay raises for Congress, calls opposition ‘superficial’ (Washington Times) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defended raises in congressional pay, calling opposition to doing so superficial politicking.Fox News reported Monday that Ms. Ocasio-Cortez blamed low Congressional pay for the Washington revolving door and the power of lobbyists. Raising Congressional pay “may not be politically popular to say but honestly this is why there’s so much pressure to turn to lobbying firms and to cash in on member service after people leave because precisely of this issue,” she said, according to Fox News.

6am – D INTERVIEW –  CAL THOMAS – syndicated columnist 

Topics:

  • John Dean’s “testimony” before Nadler committee and Jim Jordan’s evisceration of him
  • What should we make of the WSJ story that Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother was a CIA informant and that may have been why he was assassinated in 2017

6am – E NATIONAL PARK QUIETLY REMOVED WARNING THAT GLACIERS ‘WILL ALL BE GONE’ BY 2020 AFTER YEARS OF HEAVY SNOWFALL (Daily Caller)

  • Glacier National Park quietly removed a visitor center sign saying its iconic glaciers will disappear by 2020 due to climate change.
  • Several winters of heavy snowfall threw off climate model projections the glaciers would all disappear by 2020, according to federal officials.
  • A blogger first noticed the signage change and noted other signs warning of “impending glacier disappearance have been replaced.”

6am – F More tourists flocking to Chernobyl nuclear disaster site thanks to HBO show (Washington Post) Ukraine’s Chernobyl might be on track to become 2019′s surprise tourism destination, after a widely discussed HBO miniseries resulted in a surge in bookings for trips to the site and the nearby town that were abandoned after a major nuclear accident in 1986. Trip bookings for May 2019 were 30 percent higher than May 2018, and were up over the next three months, as well, said Sergii Ivanchuk, director of SoloEast Travel, which organizes trips to the nuclear power plant and its surrounding areas. Another tour company, CHERNOBYLwel.com, confirmed that its numbers had also increased. On their tours, visitors usually head to the abandoned town of Pripyat, next to the power plant, which was evacuated within hours, and other sites, including the former power plant itself. Radiation levels during the trips are considered to be safe, but the area around the power plant remains largely uninhabited.

7am – A INTERVIEW – CHARLIE SPIERING – White House Correspondent, Breitbart News

Topic – President Trump vs Biden

  • Trump, Biden to campaigned in Iowa on the same day
  • President Trump says he would rather run against Joe Biden: “I think he is the weakest mentally”
  • Trump on Biden: “Obama took him off the trash heap”
  • Joe Biden says Iowa farmers have been “crushed” by President Trump’s trade war with China

7am – B/C – DNC News:

  • Guthrie, Holt, Todd, Maddow, Diaz-Balart: Dem Debate Moderators. The moderators for the first Democratic debate, which starts June 26 and will air on NBC, have been announced: Savannah Guthrie of “TODAY,” Lester Holt of “NBC Nightly News,” Chuck Todd of “Meet the Press,” Rachel Maddow of “The Rachel Maddow Show” and José Diaz-Balart of “Noticias Telemundo.” Holt will appear in both hours, joined by Guthrie and Diaz-Balart in the first hour and Maddow and Todd in the second.
  • Laugh of the day: Bill de Blasio says his not making the DNC debate shows the party isn’t being inclusive and failing to highlight diversity

7am-D/E Bill Maher calls political correctness ‘a cancer on progressivism’ (The Hill) Comedian Bill Maher took aim at left-wing Democrats on Monday night, slamming them for political correctness that he called a “cancer on progressivism.” While often taking Democrats’ side as a vocal critic of President Trump, Maher, who hosts HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” said in an appearance on CNN that Democrats “don’t help themselves a lot.”

8am – A INTERVIEW – JACK WILSON – Chairman of Republican Party of Virginia

Topic – results of Tuesday’s Virginia primary 

8am – B/C Pelosi tells CNN reporter she’s ‘done with’ President Trump, she doesn’t ‘even want to talk about him’ (The Blaze) Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju on Tuesday that she was “done” with President Donald Trump, calling him the “diverter-of-attention-in-chief.”

8am – D/E INTERVIEW – Mark Morgan – Acting ICE Director

Topics : Border Crisis / TSA Allowing Illegals To Fly Without Docs / Fake Families / Mexico Tariffs

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