Monday, May 1, 2017

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Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (10:06am EST / 7:06am PST)

 

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Monique Marvez, Comedian & host of “The Monique Marvez Show” on KFI AM 640 IN STUDIO, in Hr 3 (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Trump said China may have hacked the emails of Democratic officials to meddle with the 2016 presidential election, countering the view of U.S. intelligence officials who have said Moscow orchestrated the hacks.

 

The Trump administration’s push to overhaul tax laws might soon target a loophole used by some financial managers to lower their tax rates, White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday.

 

Trump was a no-show at the first White House Correspondents‘ Association dinner of his presidency. But that didn’t keep “Daily Show” comedian Hasan Minhaj from addressing “the elephant not in the room” and late night host Samantha Bee from roasting Trump at their respective events Saturday night.

Friday, April 28, 2017

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Ron Placone, comedian and Indie Bohemian, joins us IN STUDIO for Hr 1. (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), joins us in HR2 by phone (10:35am ET/7:35am PT)

 

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Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang, Comedian & Host of ‘Tell Me Everything’ on Sirius XM Insight, Ch 121 calls us in Hr 2 (10:500am EST / 7:50am PST)

 

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Sexy Liberals Frangela, join us LIVE, IN STUDIO in Hr 3 for Fridays With Frangela! (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute.

 

The House will not vote on health care this week, according to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.”We are not voting on health care this week,” McCarthy told reporters.

 

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee knocked former national security adviser Mike Flynn and the Trump administration over his failure to disclose foreign payments he had received.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, via phone in Hr 1 (9am EST / 6am PST)

 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer, comedian, joins us IN STUDIO for HR 2 (10:00am EST / 7am PST)

 

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Dana Goldberg, Comedian, IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

A summary of Trump’s tax plan said the president wants to reduce the number of tax brackets to three from seven, double the standard deduction that Americans can claim on their tax returns and repeal the estate tax and alternative minimum tax.

 

The White House is considering a draft executive order to withdraw the United States from the North American Free Trade Agreement, a senior Trump administration official said on Wednesday.

 

Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday. Nonetheless, members of both parties said they were reassured by the hour-long administration update.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Bob Cesca of Bob & Chez podcast & The Daily Banter (among others); Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

CIA and terrorism expert Malcolm Nance joins us by phone in HR 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Carlos Alazraqui of Fox’s ‘Bordertown’ & ‘The Sexy Liberal Show’ IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

A judge blocked President Donald Trump’s executive order that sought to withhold federal funds from so-called sanctuary cities for immigrants.

 

Trump is proposing to slash the corporate income tax rate and offer multinational businesses a steep tax break on overseas profits brought into the United States, officials said late on Tuesday.

 

Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn likely broke the law by failing to get permission to be paid for a trip to Russia in 2015, the leaders of a House of Representatives committee.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Charlie Pierce of Esquire.com calls in for Hr 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Jody Hamilton of the ‘From The Bunker’ podcast & more LIVE in studio (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

 

TOP STORIES

Trump indicated an openness on Monday to delaying his push to secure funds for his promised border wall with Mexico, potentially eliminating a sticking point as lawmakers worked to avoid a looming shutdown of the federal government.

 

Senate Committee’s Russia probe flounders amid partisan bickering: Sen. Burr won’t sign letters requesting docs from Trump campaign.

 

A U.S. State Department website on Monday took down an article it published this month about President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort which had prompted criticism from prominent ethics experts that the piece represented use of public office for private gain.

Monday, April 24, 2017

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Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (10:06am EST / 7:06am PST)

 

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Monique Marvez, Comedian & host of “The Monique Marvez Show” on KFI AM 640 IN STUDIO, in Hr 3 (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

According to officials, no House vote on health care is expected this week. Despite talk last week, there is no expectation of a vote actually happening before next Friday.

 

Top administration officials explained to the President this weekend that the most likely scenario is a short-term fix that would last a week or so until a deal is reached. “There’s no interest in a shutdown,” an official says, adding they will “do what it takes” to avoid one.

 

A number of executive orders are coming this week. There will be at least four, and possibly as many as six, as the West Wing tries to show action. Orders are expected on veterans’ issues, energy, agriculture and trade.

Friday, April 21, 2017

 

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Ron Placone, comedian and Indie Bohemian, joins us IN STUDIO for Hr 3. (10am EST / 7am PST)

 

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Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang, Comedian & Host of ‘Tell Me Everything’ on Sirius XM Insight, Ch 121 calls us in Hr 1 (9:00am EST / 6:00am PST)

 

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Sexy Liberals Frangela, join us LIVE, IN STUDIO in Hr 3 for Fridays With Frangela! (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

President Donald Trump expressed confidence Thursday in Congress’ ability to pass legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare as well as a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown next week.

 

A French policeman was shot dead and two others were wounded in a shooting in central Paris before the gunman himself was killed by officers.

 

U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz, the Republican chairman of a House committee with broad investigative powers, said on Thursday that it is possible he could leave office before his term finishes next year.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, via phone in Hr 1 (9am EST / 6am PST)

 

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Dana Goldberg, Comedian, IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.

 

Rep. Adam Schiff says the House investigation into the Trump campaign’s connections to Russia is going in the right direction again.

 

Bill O’Reilly will no longer be employed at Fox News, the network’s parent company 21st Century Fox said in a statement Wednesday. The decision comes after allegations of him sexually harassing female colleagues prompted protests outside network headquarters and a mass exodus from advertisers.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Bob Cesca of The Bob Cesca Podcast & The Daily Banter; Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

Actor and voice comedian Rick Overton joins us In Studio in HR3 (11:00am EST/8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

When U.S. President Donald Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the aircraft carrier strike group he spoke of was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction.

 

Democrat Jon Ossoff fell just short Tuesday of capturing a House seat in a longtime conservative stronghold in Georgia, serving a reminder to Republicans of President Donald Trump’s unpopularity. Ossoff received 48.1% of the vote, shy of the 50% he needed to win outright.

 

A well-placed source said Tuesday afternoon that representatives for Fox and O’Reilly have begun talking about an exit. But this prompted a denial from sources in O’Reilly’s camp.

 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Dean Obeidallah of The Dean Obeidallah Show weekdays on SiriusXM Insight (Ch. 121) in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Charlie Pierce of Esquire.com calls in for Hr 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Comedian and voice artist Carlos Alazraqui IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

“It’s the same thing that was discussed during the campaign: The president is under audit,” White House Press Secretary Spicer said Monday when asked if Trump would release his 2016 returns. The IRS deadline for Americans to file is Tuesday.

 

While the president and has administration may be sending strong messages to Kim Jong Un, he continues to decline to reveal how exactly he plans to deal with the dictator and his military.

 

Tomorrow brings us the high-profile special congressional election in Georgia to fill the seat vacated by Republican HHS Secretary Tom Price. If no one gets more than 50% of the vote in the 18-candidate field, the race heads to a June 20 runoff.

Monday, April 17, 2017

CIA and terrorism expert Malcolm Nance joins us in-studio for the full show! (9:00AM EST/6:00AM PST)

 

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Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (10:06am EST / 7:06am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

The Trump administration will not make public White House visitor logs, the records that detail who has visited President Donald Trump and his staff on official business, his office confirmed, in a departure from a practice that was established under former President Barack Obama.

 

Tens of thousands of people marched through midtown Manhattan and dozens of U.S. cities on Saturday to demand that President Donald Trump release his tax returns and to dispute his claim that the public does not care about the issue.

 

North Korea’s failed test of a medium-range ballistic missile that blew up almost immediately Sunday did not provoke a U.S. military response.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Comedian Chris Bonno joins us In Studio in HR1 (9:00am EST/ 6:00am PST)

 

Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang, Comedian & Host of ‘Tell Me Everything’ on SiriusXM joins us in HR 1 (9:30AM EST/6:30AM PST)

 

Standup comedian and self-described “Liberal Redneck” Trae Crowder joins us in-studio for HR2 (10:00AM EST/7:00AM PST)

 


Sexy Liberals Frangela, join us LIVE, IN STUDIO in Hr 3 for Fridays With Frangela! (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

 

TOP STORIES

The United States dropped a massive GBU-43 bomb, also known as the “mother of all bombs,” in eastern Afghanistan, targeting a series of caves used by Islamic State militants, the Pentagon said.

 

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday called WikiLeaks a non-state “hostile intelligence service” often abetted by state actors, such as Russia during last year’s presidential campaign.

 

Britain’s spy agencies played a crucial role in alerting their counterparts in Washington to contacts between members of Donald Trump’s campaign team and Russian intelligence operatives, the Guardian has been told.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, via phone in Hr 1 (9am EST / 6am PST)

 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer, comedian, joins us IN STUDIO for HR 3 (11:00am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Russian President Vladimir Putin said trust had eroded between the United States and Russia as Moscow delivered an unusually hostile reception to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a face-off over Syria.

 

President Donald Trump took credit Wednesday for steering NATO’s focus toward terrorism, declaring the military alliance is no longer outdated after castigating its focus and financing on the campaign trail last year.

 

Paul Manafort’s lawyers have been in discussions with the Justice Department and he is expected to register as a foreign agent in a bid to resolve questions about his past work for Ukraine, according to sources briefed on the talks.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Bob Cesca of The Bob Cesca Podcast & The Daily Banter; Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

CIA and terrorism expert Malcolm Nance joins us by phone in HR 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

Actor and comedian Suli McCullough joins us in-studio in Hour 3 at (11:00am EST/8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

The White House accused Russia of trying to shield Syria’s leader from blame for a deadly poison gas attack last week, as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson brought a Western message to Moscow.

 

The FBI secured a court order in 2016 to secretly surveil the communications of Carter Page, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, as the agency investigates possible ties between the campaign and Russia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

 

North Korean state media warned on Tuesday of a nuclear attack on the United States at any sign of American aggression, as a U.S. Navy strike group steamed toward the western Pacific – a force U.S. President Donald Trump described as an “armada”.

 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Tina Dupuy, freelance journalist – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (6:30am EST / 9:30am PST)

 

Attorney Lisa Bloom of Avvo.com on the line in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am EST)

 

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Charlie Pierce of Esquire.com Calls in for Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

 

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Jody Hamilton of the ‘From The Bunker’ podcast & more LIVE in studio (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson carried a unified message from world powers to Moscow, denouncing Russian support for Syria and taking up America’s traditional role as leader of the West.

 

A Southern California man fatally shot his estranged wife inside an elementary school classroom attended by special needs children before killing himself on Monday in San Bernardino, California.

 

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said twice Monday that the Trump administration will respond if the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad uses barrel bombs against his own people, something that’s been a regular occurrence in the six-year civil war.

Monday, April 10, 2017

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Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

Actor and voice comedian Rick Overton joins us In Studio in HR3 (11:00am EST/8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s visit to Moscow this week will be an early test of whether the Trump administration can use any momentum generated by striking a Syrian air base to craft and execute a strategy to end the Syrian war.

 

This weekend, Trump grew frustrated with the clear tensions and divisions between Bannon and Kushner, his ascendant senior adviser, he insisted they work out their differences. Bannon has told associates an extended battle with Kushner — and by extension Ivanka Trump — is “unwinnable”.

 

Alex Baldwin returned as Bill O’Reilly, whose Fox News program has lost several prominent advertisers after an investigation by The New York Times revealed multiple settlements over allegations of sexual harassment or other inappropriate behavior by Bill O’Reilly.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Sexy Liberal John Fugelsang, Comedian & Host of ‘Tell Me Everything’ on SiriusXM Insight, Ch 121 calls us in Hr 1 (9:00am EST / 6:00am PST)

 


Ron Placone, comedian and Indie Bohemian, joins us IN STUDIO for Hrs 1 & 2. (9am EST / 6am PST)

 


Sexy Liberals Frangela, join us LIVE, IN STUDIO in Hr 3 for Fridays With Frangela! (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Karl Frisch, Executive Director of Allied Progress, via phone in Hr 1 (9am EST / 6am PST)

 

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Suzanne Westenhoefer, comedian, joins us IN STUDIO for HR 2 (10:00am EST / 7am PST)

 

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Dana Goldberg, Comedian, IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

President Donald Trump accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government of going “beyond a red line” with a poison gas attack on civilians and said his attitude toward Syria and Assad had changed, opening a rift with Moscow.

 

More than a year of tension over an empty Supreme Court seat comes to a dramatic climax Thursday, when both parties in the Senate are poised to take action leading to an outcome neither party wants.

 

Louis C.K. regrets sending a scathing letter to fans last year about then-candidate Donald Trump. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

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Bob Cesca of Bob & Chez podcast & The Daily Banter (among others); Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

CIA and terrorism expert Malcolm Nance joins us by phone in HR 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Carlos Alazraqui of Fox’s ‘Bordertown’ & ‘The Sexy Liberal Show’ IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES
Sen. John McCain said Tuesday the Trump administration’s decision to no longer prioritize ending the Syrian civil war is “another disgraceful chapter in American history.”

 

A U.S. appeals court, for the first time ever, on Tuesday ruled that federal civil rights law protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace.

 

In an interview taped Tuesday with CBS News’ Gayle King, Ivanka Trump responded to critics who say she and Jared are complicit: “I don’t know what it means to be complicit, but I hope time will prove that I have done a good job and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

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Dean Obeidallah of The Dean Obeidallah Show weekdays on SiriusXM Insight (Ch. 121) in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Charlie Pierce of Esquire.com calls in for Hr 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

Comedian Helen Hong joins us in-studio for Hour 3 (11:00AM EST/8:00AM PST)

 

TOP STORIES
A suspected gas attack, believed to be by Syrian government jets, killed at least 58 people including 11 children in the northwestern province of Idlib, a war monitor and medical workers said.

 

Carter Page, a former Donald Trump campaign adviser, met with a Russian spy in New York City in 2013 and handed over documents to the foreign official.

 

Top White House officials met moderate and conservative Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday in an effort to revive a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.

Monday, April 3, 2017

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Lee Papa aka Rude Pundit – BY PHONE, in Hr 1 (9:30am EST / 6:30am PST)

 

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Eric Boehlert, Senior Fellow at Media Matters – BY PHONE, in Hr 2 (10:06am EST / 7:06am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

A Senate panel is expected to advance President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week, setting up a political showdown as Democrats seek to block his confirmation.

 

Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, flew into Iraq on Monday with the top U.S. military officer to get a first-hand assessment of the battle against Islamic State from U.S. commanders on the ground and to meet Iraqi officials.

 

Former FBI Agent Clint Watts joined Meet the Press to talk about the methods that Russian intelligence operatives used in an attempt to influence the 2016 election.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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Bob Cesca of Bob & Chez podcast & The Daily Banter (among others); Call in Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

CIA and terrorism expert Malcolm Nance joins us by phone in HR 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Carlos Alazraqui of Fox’s ‘Bordertown’ & ‘The Sexy Liberal Show’ IN STUDIO for Hr 3 (11:00am EST / 8:00am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Surrounded by coal miners, President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday rolling back regulations that have dogged coal executives but have also provided them a convenient scapegoat for layoffs and bankruptcies that had little connection to environmental rules.

 

Trump told a group of senators that he expected lawmakers would be able to reach a deal on healthcare, without offering specifics on how they would do it or what had changed since a healthcare reform bill was pulled last week for insufficient support.

 

A Republican-controlled congressional panel rejected a bid by Democrats on Tuesday to obtain Trump’s tax returns, despite warnings that Trump’s business holdings could pose conflicts of interest as Congress turns to tax reform.

 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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Charlie Pierce of Esquire.com Calls in for Hr 2 (10:00am EST / 7:00am PST)

 

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) joins us by phone for HR 2 (10:30am EST / 7:30am PST)

 

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Jody Hamilton of the ‘From The Bunker’ podcast & more LIVE in studio (11am EST / 8am PST)

 

TOP STORIES

Key House Democrats are calling on Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes to recuse himself from an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, widening a stunning partisan split over the probe.

 

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations, a move meant to bolster domestic energy production but which environmentalists have vowed to challenge in court.

 

Former Vice President Dick Cheney said in a speech Monday that Russia’s alleged involvement in the election could be considered “an act of war.”