On Wednesday’s show, Ed gives commentary on numerous Democratic Senators calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign amid sexual harassment allegations.
On Thursday’s show, Ed gives commentary and takes calls on the political news of the day.
Apple has pledged to create 20,000 new jobs and invest over $30 billion in American facilities over the next five years. They will also give employees a $2,500 stock bonus in response to recent tax reforms. But as Bart Chilton, host of “Boom Bust,” joins “News with Ed” to explain, the downside may be the deficit itself, and we should “be cautious” about “giving the benefit of the doubt to companies who say they’re doing only good and valorous things.”
Democrats agreed to fund the government and postpone immigration reform because they “felt it wasn’t worth it” in the face of eroding public confidence, according to former Representative Jim Moran (D-Virginia). He tells “News with Ed” that while Democrats tend to flatly support immigration, Republicans need to “decide where they stand” on the issue.
What are the political repercussions for Congressional Democrats, after they agreed to end the 3-day government shutdown? Will their base forgive them for “caving in” if they deliver on DACA and immigration reform? Civil rights attorney Robert Patillo and Republican strategist Scottie Nell Hughes join “News with Ed” to weigh in.
Republican lawmakers demand the public release of a classified memo detailing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) abuses under the Obama administration. Meanwhile, the FBI reportedly lost five months of text messages between staffers who worked on probes into Hillary Clinton’s emails and the Russia investigation. Conservative commentator Steve Malzberg joins “News with Ed” to discuss.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-UL, on Sunday said the House will pass a stopgap spending bill that will fund the government through the 6th of February if the Senate can pass the legislation. (more…)
As the Government begins its first working day of a shutdown, the Senate is working feverishly to pass a three-week spending bill. (more…)