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Vince Coakley is a talk radio host on WBT Sunday mornings and on 106.3 WORD in Greenville, SC weekday mornings during the week.  

Vince Coakley Podcast

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    Donald Trump announces he is running for President in 2024

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2022 58:35

    What will it take for Donald Trump to win the nomination for the 2024 Presidential election? Politico has more on the recent announcement:  Donald Trump, who lost the 2020 election and left the White House under the cloud of impeachment for his role in the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill, is running for president again.  The 45th president announced his bid for a second term during a primetime event at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida. He filed a statement of candidacy as well.  “In order to make America great and glorious again I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” he declared, to thunderous applause in the room.  It is an extraordinary — although long anticipated — move for Trump, one certain to reshape his party's trajectory, raise complicated legal questions and alter the presidency for the man who defeated him, Joe Biden. He explicitly discussed his campaign as an effort to restore the presidency he had.  “There has never been anything like it, this great movement of ours… And perhaps there will never be anything like it again,” Trump declared. “America's comeback starts right now.” See for privacy information.

    It's time for a leadership change in the GOP

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2022 58:35

    With the GOP likely to win the House, they look to change leadership. Could Andy Biggs be the next Majority Speaker? FOX News has the story:   Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is planning to challenge House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for the GOP nomination to be speaker of the House when the caucus convenes Tuesday to choose its nominee, GOP sources said Monday evening.  "Andy Biggs will be a candidate," said Rep. Bob Good of Virginia. "He will announce tomorrow." Good, like Biggs, is a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, which has been divided on whether McCarthy deserves their support. Good said he would support Biggs' candidacy.  Biggs is "planning on challenging McCarthy tomorrow," a House Republican aide confirmed.  Also, Transformation Tuesday and much more on the Vince Coakley Radio Program.See for privacy information.

    Democrats keep control of the Senate. What's next for Republicans?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 58:32

    The Dems have kept control of the Senate after the midterms. What should be the next move for Republicans? NBC News has more:   Democrats defied historical trends and defeated several candidates backed by former President Donald Trump to keep control of the Senate, providing enormous relief for President Joe Biden.  The battle for the House, meanwhile, remains too close to call.  The picture in the Senate became clear late Saturday after Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada narrowly defeated Republican Adam Laxalt to win re-election, putting her party over the threshold, NBC News projected Saturday.  Also, Donald Trump endorses McCarthy for Speaker of the House.  See for privacy information.

    It's time for Donald Trump to step aside

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2022 57:34

    After Donald Trump's latest comments, it's clear that he needs to step down and support another Republican for President in 2024.See for privacy information.

    More fallout from the 2022 midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2022 59:14

    American politics may be ugly right now, but it could get worse after the 2022 midterms. Donald Trump looks for someone to blame for the Republicans underwhelming performance at the polls.  Breitbart breaks down the numbers from the 2022 midterms:    In five additional Senate races, Republican candidates' numbers were also overstated in the polls, as seen in the difference between polling averages and projected outcomes. Those include Ohio (1.4 points), North Carolina (2.6 points), Arizona (5.3 points), Georgia (2.3 points), and Nevada (0.7 points).  Not all voting tabulations are finalized. Nevada and Arizona remain undetermined, and Georgia will head to a runoff. Republicans need to win two out of three to retake the Senate.  Though polling overstated Republican support in the Senate races, House Republican candidates earned nearly six million more votes nationwide than Democrats, overperforming in the generic congressional ballot polling.  The overperformance, however, did not directly translate to a red wave flipping many seats from Democrat to Republican.  Also, Richard Lewelling of The Weather Channel joins the broadcast to talk about Tropical Storm Nicole making its way through the Carolinas today and tomorrow. See for privacy information.

    Recapping the 2022 midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2022 58:27

    Vince recaps the 2022 midterms and what it means for the Democrat and Republican parties. BBC has a breakdown of the races:   The US Congress is made up of two parts - the House of Representatives and the Senate. All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate were up for grabs. Members of the House represent their local populations and Senators represent the interests of their states.  Although President Joe Biden, a Democrat, is not on the ballot, the midterms will shape the fate of his agenda. If Democrats lose control of either the House or the Senate, Republicans will be able to block his plans.  Former president Donald Trump warned Florida's Republican governor Ron DeSantis not to launch a presidential bid following his landslide victory on Tuesday. He called the rising Republican star "Ron DeSanctimonious" at a rally over the weekend.  Also, more of the top stories of the day. See for privacy information.

    Election day in key states

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2022 58:45

    Vince talks about the midterm races that are key for Republicans. More on the Walker/Warnock race. Nancy Pelosi calls out Trump supporters for standing behind a “thug” and says that they are in a cult. Many Republicans will not support Mitch McConnell as Senate Majority Leader. Also, Transformation Tuesday.See for privacy information.

    Breaking down the 2022 midterms

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 58:02

    There should be cautious optimism among republican voters as we're one day away from the 2022 midterms.  A new poll shows J.D. Vance is gaining traction in Ohio polls. Breitbart has the story:   The poll sampled the 1,123 likely general election voters from November 3 to 5, with a 2.9 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level. The poll's respondents were 45.1 percent Republican, 40.6 percent Democrat, and 14.3 percent had no party or other affiliation.  Sunday night's Ohio poll indicated that Vance had gained ground since the Trafalgar poll from roughly three weeks ago when the Buckeye State Republican had support from 47.3 percent, leading Ryan by 3.5 points when the congressman had 43.8 percent support.  Congressman Ted Budd joins the program just before election day.  WBT's Brett Winterble joins Vince to break down the midterms.  Also, after Donald Trump's comments on Ron DeSantis, is the Trump-DeSantis relationship souring?  See for privacy information.

    Concerns over political violence

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2022 59:40

    In a recent poll, many Americans are worried there could be more political violence on the horizon. ABC News has more:   Broad, bipartisan numbers of Americans are concerned that political divisions are increasing the risk of politically motivated violence in this country, with majorities across the board highly concerned about it in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.  Who gets the blame, however, differs sharply among partisan and ideological groups.  Overall concern is striking for how it crosses political lines, with rare levels of partisan agreement. Ninety-five percent of Democrats, 87% of Republicans and 86% of independents are concerned about the risk of political violence. So are 95% of liberals, 89% of moderates and 84% of conservatives.  That said, there are gaps as to the degree. About three-quarters of Democrats and liberals are very concerned about the risk, dropping to 58% of conservatives and 56% of Republicans -- albeit still majorities in all cases. See for privacy information.

    Biden's divisive speech

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2022 58:03

    After his latest speech, President Biden is taking some heat from Democrats and Republicans. National Review has more on the speech:   Rich observes that Biden's speech this evening was “abysmal.” “Stylistically,” he submits, “the speech was meandering, cliched, and repetitive, and Biden's delivery was notably lifeless.” Jim describes it as “the same old stuff, served many times before, zapped in a microwave.” I agree. Moreover, I think that this was probably inevitable. The president has convinced himself that claiming to represent democracy is a winning message, but he also knows that, last time around, he looked absolutely ridiculous while doing so. The resultant compromise yielded the worst of both worlds: Biden eschewed the Star Wars aesthetic that so excited his partisan fans, while delivering a dull, partisan, self-serving address that anyone with a brain could see straight through. It'll be forgotten by tomorrow morning — if not sooner.  Also, Vince talks about the upcoming midterms and which races you should pay close attention to. See for privacy information.

    More on the potential “Red Wave” and what it means for GOP candidates

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 59:34

    Breitbart reports that GOP congressional candidates are pulling ahead in 10 different congressional districts but will we see the red wave that many are predicting?  The story of Emmett Till is making the rounds again as a new film outlines the tragedy and unanswered questions surrounding the murder of Emmett Till. Mercury News has more:   Carolyn Bryant Donham was never held legally responsible for her alleged role in the horrific kidnapping and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in Mississippi, and, at 88, has reportedly lived out her final years in relative tranquility in Kentucky.  In her unpublished memoir, however, Donham said she “always felt like a victim as well as Emmett” and “paid dearly with an altered life” for what happened to him.  The acclaimed new film, “Till,” makes the case for why Donham deserves no sympathy and instead should have been prosecuted for the lynching, one of the most brutal moments in America's history of racial segregation. Donham set the tragic events in motion after she accused the boy from Chicago of making improper advances to her when he stepped into her rural grocery store on Aug. 24, 1955 to buy bubble gum. See for privacy information.

    Shaw University traffic stop spurs conversation about racism

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2022 59:03

    A Shaw University bus full of students was pulled over. Some students believe it was racially motivated and want the traffic stop investigated. has more on the story:   The Spartanburg and Cherokee Sheriff's Offices released the body camera footage of an Oct. 5 traffic stop of a bus containing Shaw University students and staff on Monday morning.  Shaw University is a historically Black university located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright and Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller dismissed allegations of racial profiling and targeting the Shaw University personnel in the traffic stop.  The stop occurred in Spartanburg County, but the search was conducted by Cherokee County deputies as part of Operation Rolling Thunder, an escalated week-long operation by the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, along with other agencies, to seize illegal contraband, including narcotics, illegal weapons, and cash, along Interstates 85 and 26. This year's operation seized almost $1 million in currency.  A new Gallup poll says the state of the economy and inflation will be top of mind for voters in the upcoming elections.   Plus, Transformation Tuesday. See for privacy information.

    Democrats using “scare tactics” to drive voters to the polls

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 59:03

    CBS News reports that many voters feel things are “out of control” and it could lead to republicans winning in key states:  Republicans today remain in good position to win a majority of seats in the House. However, voters' current intentions suggest anything from a sizable GOP majority to a bare Democratic one possible. Our latest model indicates a range of possibilities, which you can explore using the interactive tool below.  In our baseline model, Republicans lead in 228 seats. It represents a slight shift their way from a few weeks ago, with the party recapturing some of the leads that slipped from them in the summer.  That would constitute a 15-seat gain — lower than average for a party challenging a first-term president in recent history. At that level, the majority line is just on the lower edge of the margin of error for our model.  Vince discusses the attack that occurred on Friday involving Paul Pelosi.   Also, Musical Monday. See for privacy information.

    “Red Wave” gaining momentum with midterms right around the corner

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2022 59:06

    Republicans are gaining the support of voters ahead of midterms. USA today has more:   Republicans are resurgent as the midterm campaign heads into its final stretch, an exclusive USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll finds, amid angst about President Joe Biden's leadership and the nation's economy.  As Americans feel the bite of inflation in their daily lives, from eating out less often to canceling vacations, voters overwhelmingly view the election as a way to send a message to the White House – and by double digits, that message is to change course.   On a generic ballot, one naming parties but not individual candidates, those surveyed now support the Republican congressional candidate over the Democratic one by 49%-45%, a turnaround since the USA TODAY poll taken in July, when Democrats led 44%-40%. The findings stoke GOP hopes of gaining control of the House of Representatives in the Nov. 8 elections, and with that, new powers to confront the Democratic White House.  Elon Musk officially takes over Twitter and he has already relieved some top executives of their duties  Also, Faith Focus Friday. See for privacy information.

    Economic News and Election Panic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2022 58:47

    Vince is live at the Mallard Creek Barbeque.  Bill Wood, Co-Chairman of the barbeque joins to give a history of the barbeque and explains how the money goes to a charity or charities every year. This year it is a drive through or walk up only. This is the 91st year.   The economics news continues to be mixed. The GNP is growing after some retraction in the previous quarter. The bad news is that the mortgage rates are going up to the highest number in 20 years. Interviews with some of the patrons in line to get barbeque..   Discussion about voting and specifically the Georgia election.  There is a new accuser of Herschel Walker.  Played excerpts of a news conference with Herschel Walker on all the accusations.   The politicians regardless of how bad they are cannot ruin the country. The country is about the people, and despite the reports the people are still doing well.  Hillary Clinton is giving a warning about what the right wing extremists are planning to give state legislatures the power to overturn presidential elections.    See for privacy information.

    New York Supreme Court backs workers fired for not taking the Covid vaccine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2022 58:16

    In the latest NY Supreme Court ruling, New York City has been ordered to bring back workers that were fired due to refusal to get the Covid vaccine. Bloomberg reports:   New York City was ordered to reinstate a group of sanitation workers fired for refusing to get a Covid-19 vaccine after a state court judge ruled the mandate was unlawful.  In an order dated Monday, a judge in Staten Island said the city health commissioner has the authority to issue public health mandates but cannot create a new condition of employment for municipal employees, cannot prohibit them from reporting to work and cannot terminate employees.  “Being vaccinated does not prevent an individual from contracting or transmitting Covid-19,” Justice Ralph J. Forzio wrote. “As of the day of this decision, CDC guidelines regarding quarantine and isolation are the same for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. The petitioners should not have been terminated for choosing not to protect themselves. We have learned through the course of the pandemic that the vaccine against Covid-19 is not absolute.”  Also, Vince breaks down the Pennsylvania senate debate between Dr. Oz and John Fetterman.  See for privacy information.

    U.S. deploys troops near Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2022 57:57

    The 101st airborne division has been deployed near Ukraine. CBS News has more:   The U.S. Army's 101st Airborne Division has been deployed to Europe for the first time in almost 80 years amid soaring tension between Russia and the American-led NATO military alliance. The light infantry unit, nicknamed the "Screaming Eagles," is trained to deploy on any battlefield in the world within hours, ready to fight.  CBS News joined the division's Deputy Commander, Brigadier General John Lubas, and Colonel Edwin Matthaidess, Commander of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, on a Black Hawk helicopter for the hour-long ride to the very edge of NATO territory — only around three miles from Romania's border with Ukraine.  From the moment Russian President Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, his forces have advanced northward from the Crimean Peninsula, a Ukrainian region that Moscow illegally seized control of in 2014. For more than seven months, Russian troops have tried to push along the Black Sea coast into the Kherson region, aiming to capture the key Ukrainian port cities of Mykolaiv and Odesa.  Also, Transformation Tuesday.  See for privacy information.

    School test scores dropping nationwide after pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 59:16

    A recent study by the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows that test scores across the country have dropped after the Covid-19 pandemic. NBC News has the story:   The Covid-19 pandemic spared no state or region as it caused historic learning setbacks for America's children, erasing decades of academic progress and widening racial disparities, according to results of a national test that provide the sharpest look yet at the scale of the crisis.  Across the country, math scores saw their largest decreases ever. Reading scores dropped to 1992 levels. Nearly four in 10 eighth graders failed to grasp basic math concepts. Not a single state saw a notable improvement in their average test scores, with some simply treading water at best.  Those are the findings from the National Assessment of Educational Progress — known as the “nation's report card” — which tested hundreds of thousands of fourth and eighth graders across the country this year. It was the first time the test had been given since 2019, and it's seen as the first nationally representative study of the pandemic's impact on learning.  Also, Chris McClain from WFNZ joins the program to talk about the Panther's surprising win over Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. See for privacy information.

    Can Conservatism Survive

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2022 51:04

    Conservatism is under attack across the world. Liz Truss resigns as prime minister of Great Britain. How would this country handle a system like this. Mike Pence said at the Heritage Foundation that we need to unify while maintaining our core values. Phone calls and texts on Mike Pence.  The second hour opened with comments on the text line about government spending and the state of the democracy. BMW will produce electric cars in Spartanburg and build a new battery plant. Vince feels that current groups representing blacks have strayed from the goals of Martin Luther King. More text comments on cannabis, and the Consumer Finance Protection Agency.See for privacy information.

    Is mainstream media the biggest threat to democracy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2022 58:32

    In a recent poll, many Americans believe they can't trust the mainstream media and that it's a major threat to democracy. Gallup has more:   At 34%, Americans' trust in the mass media to report the news "fully, accurately and fairly" is essentially unchanged from last year and just two points higher than the lowest that Gallup has recorded, in 2016 during the presidential campaign.  Just 7% of Americans have "a great deal" of trust and confidence in the media, and 27% have "a fair amount." Meanwhile, 28% of U.S. adults say they do not have very much confidence and 38% have none in newspapers, TV and radio. Notably, this is the first time that the percentage of Americans with no trust at all in the media is higher than the percentage with a great deal or a fair amount combined.  Congressional candidate, Tyler Lee, joins the program to discuss the important issues voters are facing as the midterms approach.  Plus, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Todd Bowles shares his thoughts on racism in the NFL. See for privacy information.

    Democrats look to push abortion issue amid economic woes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2022 57:51

    With midterms fast approaching, democrats are pushing the issue of abortion to mask the economic issues that they have created. The New York Times has more:   Armed with polling data that shows that the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the constitutional right to an abortion has moved independent voters in their direction, they have reoriented their campaigns around the issue in the crucial final weeks before the election.  The strategy is built around the hope that in the handful of close races that will determine control of the House, the demise of federal abortion rights has energized independent voters and conservative-leaning women so intensely that it could allow otherwise vulnerable Democrats to eke out victories that previously seemed out of reach.  Also, Transformation Tuesday. See for privacy information.

    Politics has an “atmosphere of denial”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 57:27

    Despite what some democrats may think, the state of the economy is the #1 issue for voters in the upcoming midterms.  Piers Morgan slams President Biden on his handling of the American economy. The New York Post has more:   The eye-boggling irony of this absurdly disingenuous statement would not have been lost on America's ice cream vendors who are suffering a terrible year as the price of making it has soared by 13%, driven by higher milk costs caused by higher dairy farming costs.  And what is behind those higher dairy farming costs?  Inflation.  The worst inflation, at 8.2%, for 40 years.  The same catastrophic inflation that has led to a 30% increase in the cost of eggs, 17% for chicken, 14% for bread and 18% for gasoline. And so on.  Also, the top stories from over the weekend. See for privacy information.

    Raleigh shooting leaves people searching for answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 59:15

    The shooting that occurred in Raleigh yesterday is just the latest tragic event after five people were left dead while two more were shot and injured. BBC News has more:   Five people including an off-duty police officer were killed and two were injured in a shooting spree that unfolded Thursday night.  The suspect is in critical condition in hospital.  The shooting occurred in a residential neighborhood near the Neuse River Greenway, a popular trail on the outskirts of the state capital.  A motive is yet to be established, but Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson said the investigation remains ongoing.  "My heart is heavy, because we don't have answers as to why this tragedy occurred," Chief Patterson said at a Friday morning news conference.  The latest on the January 6th hearings and the vote to subpoena Donald Trump.   Plus, Faith Focus Friday. See for privacy information.

    Inflation and "woke" policies are crippling America

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 57:24

    In a recent story by Yahoo, Core U.S. inflation has risen to a 40 year high:  A closely watched measure of US consumer prices rose by more than forecast to a 40-year high in September, pressuring the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates even more aggressively to stamp out persistent inflation. The core consumer price index, which excludes food and energy, increased 6.6% from a year ago, the highest level since 1982, Labor Department data showed Thursday. From a month earlier, the core CPI climbed 0.6% for a second month. The overall CPI increased 0.4% last month, and was up 8.2% from a year earlier. Also, Woke policies are having a major impact on the military's ability to attract new recruits. The Hill reports:  Members of the hard-line conservative House Freedom Caucus are calling on Republican leaders to delay passage of the annual defense authorization bill until after the new year if its demands, like repealing the military's COVID-19 vaccine mandate, are not met. In January, a new Congress may include GOP majorities in either the House or Senate that can “rework” the legislation, the group said.  See for privacy information.

    Is Tulsi Gabbard just a trojan horse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 58:00

    Former congresswoman and 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard announced she is no longer part of the Democratic Party. NPR has more:   "I can no longer remain in today's Democratic party," she said on an episode of her podcast. "It's now under the complete control of an elitist cabal of warmongers, driven by cowardly wokeness..."  Gabbard additionally accused the party of "stoking anti-white racism," being contemptuous toward religion and police and driving the country closer to nuclear war.  Gabbard was first elected to her native state of Hawaii's legislature in 2002 as a Democrat, at the age of 21. She has identified as a Democrat ever since, she said.  Vladimir Putin meets with UAE President. Aljazeera reports:  Russian President Vladimir Putin has hailed his country's ties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) during a meeting with the Gulf state's leader, and welcomed a recent decision by oil-producing nations to limit production as key to stabilizing the global energy market.  Plus, Wellness Wednesday. See for privacy information.

    Gavin Newsom attacks oil companies and accuses them of price gouging

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2022 52:16

    California Governor Gavin Newsom is accusing oil companies of price gouging. Politico reports:   Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday he would call a special session of the Legislature to consider a windfall profit tax on oil companies in response to the “outrageous and unconscionable” price of gas in California.  The governor told reporters the session would start Dec. 5, far enough away for his administration and lawmakers to prepare for what would likely be a tough fight to impose a new tax even with a Democratic super-majority in the Legislature. It would also take place after the November election, sparing candidates from having to take a difficult vote in the heat of campaign season.  The Carolina Panthers have parted ways with head coach Matt Rhule, Steve Wilks will step in as the interim head coach.   Plus, Transformation Tuesday See for privacy information.

    Americans are more united than they are led to believe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 57:44

    The mainstream media would like Americans to believe that they are much more divided than they really are. Vince discusses why that is not the case.   Russia launched a counterattack in Ukraine over the weekend after an attack on the Crimea bridge. NBC News has the story:   Russia unleashed a barrage of deadly attacks on cities across Ukraine on Monday, hitting the heart of the country's capital, Kyiv, as part of a wave of strikes against civilians and infrastructure not seen since the earliest days of the war.  From Lviv in the west to Kharkiv in the northeast, missiles tore through rush-hour traffic and into energy facilities, in apparent retaliation for a blast that damaged a key bridge to the annexed Crimean Peninsula over the weekend.  Russian President Vladimir Putin announced in a televised address that his military had launched a "massive strike" on Ukraine's "energy, military command and communications facilities," telling his security council it was revenge for what he called Kyiv's long track record of "terrorist" actions, including the bridge blast. See for privacy information.

    Russian forces falling back in war against Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2022 57:43

    Russia continues to fall back as Ukraine army presses on in their fight to take back territory occupied by Russian forces. FP reports:   For weeks, Ukraine had been using U.S.- and European-provided multiple launch rocket systems and artillery to systematically cut the bridges in Russian-occupied Kherson and wear down its troops with short, probing attacks. Once the Russians were pinned down and cut off, Ukrainian forces went in for the kill. Between Sunday and Tuesday, Ukrainian forces recaptured at least 10 villages, pushing south toward Kherson, the heart of one of Russia's so-called annexed areas.  Hunter Biden could be charged with tax crimes and gun charges. CNBC has more:   Federal agents believe they have enough evidence to support charging Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden, with tax crimes and making a false statement in connection with the purchase of a gun, The Washington Post reported Thursday.  It is now up to U.S. Attorney for Delaware David Weiss, an appointee of former President Donald Trump, to decide whether to prosecute Hunter on those charges, noted the Post, which cited people familiar with the investigation.  Also, Faith Focus Friday. See for privacy information.

    OPEC+ is cutting oil production by 2 million barrels per day

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 58:25

      OPEC+ is cutting oil production which could lead to major spikes in oil prices. CNN has the story:   On Wednesday morning, OPEC+ oil ministers' meeting in Vienna agreed to an even larger production cut than the White House had feared — 2 million barrels per day, beginning in November, according to a readout of the meeting released on Wednesday. The ministers said the cuts were necessary “in light of the uncertainty that surrounds the global economic and oil market outlooks.”  More on the recent Herschel Walker story. The Daily Beast reports that Walker has a child with the woman who alleged he paid for her abortion.   Plus, Saudi Arabia and Russia are strengthening ties. NPR reports:   A dramatic cut in oil production could also help Russia, which is co-chair of OPEC+. Its economy is based on energy revenues, now critical to its war effort in Ukraine. Despite sanctions, Russia hasn't experienced a huge decline in production. See for privacy information.

    Americans feel they can only trust one party to address important issues

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 57:56

    There's a new Gallup poll on which political party Americans think can better handle the issues that are most important to them. CNN reports:   This 11-point Republican edge is one of the best they have ever had. Looking at 20 midterm elections since 1946 when this question was asked, only once has the Republican Party had a larger advantage on this question. That was in 1946 when Republicans had a 17 point lead on the Democrats.  Republicans had a net gain of 55 House seats in the 1946 election. And while the correlation is far from perfect (+0.7 on a scale of -1 to 1) between House seats won by the Republican Party and how they stood against the Democrats on the most important issue question, it is very much existent.  Take a look at all elections since 1946 in which there was a Democratic president. Republicans ended up with 230 seats on average in the five elections when they led on the question of who Americans trusted more on the issue most important to them. This included 1946 when they won 246 seats.  Americans are dealing with a recession and inflation. What else could go wrong?  Also, Vince discusses why we need to have higher standards for those we elect to represent us. See for privacy information.

    Elections have consequences

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 57:26

    A recent Heritage Foundation study says that Americans have lost $4200 annual income under the Biden administration.   Heritage experts calculated this shocking number based on different sets of data. Consumer prices have risen 12.7% since January 2021, significantly faster than wages, so that the average American worker has lost $3,000 in annual purchasing power. Further, as the Federal Reserve implements tighter monetary policy to reduce inflation, interest rates are rising. Higher rates have in turn increased borrowing costs on mortgages, vehicle loans, credit cards, and more. The higher interest rates and borrowing costs have effectively reduced the average American's purchasing power another $1,200 on an annualized basis.  Also, Vince discusses the latest article on U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker. The Daily Beast reports that Walker paid for an abortion in 2009:  A woman who asked not to be identified out of privacy concerns told The Daily Beast that after she and Walker conceived a child while they were dating in 2009 he urged her to get an abortion. The woman said she had the procedure and that Walker reimbursed her for it.  She supported these claims with a $575 receipt from the abortion clinic, a “get well” card from Walker, and a bank deposit receipt that included an image of a signed $700 personal check from Walker. See for privacy information.

    Surprising 2022 and 2024 election predictions

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 53:57

    Many Americans are not happy with Biden's agenda, and it could lead to a big shift in the political landscape when November midterms roll around.   James Carville, longtime democratic political consultant, makes some surprising 2024 political predictions. Breitbart has the story:   During a talk, part of Alabama-based PARCA's Speaker Series, held at the Red Mountain Theatre in Birmingham, Carville said he did not expect former President Donald Trump nor President Joe Biden to be on the 2024 presidential election ballot.  Chris McClain joins the program to talk about the Carolina Panthers, where does this team go from here?  While streaming and ticket prices have contributed to lower box office numbers, “woke” movies continue to flop at the box office.  Plus, another verbal gaffe by Vice President Kamala Harris. Her latest comments on helping those affected by Hurricane Ian:  "It is our lowest-income communities and our communities of color that are most impacted by these extreme conditions," Harris said. "We have to address this in a way that is about giving resources based on equity, understanding that we fight for equality, but we also need to fight for equity." See for privacy information.

    Hurricane Ian's impact on Florida has been devastating

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 58:16

    Vince welcomes Richard Lewelling from The Weather Channel to the program to discuss the damage from Hurricane Ian and the effects its now having on the Carolinas. ABC says Ian could end up costing $65 Billion:  In all, the economic damage wrought by the hurricane could reach up to $65 billion, according to a projection released on Thursday by data firm Enki Research, which studies the financial impact of storms. The estimate put the best-case scenario for storm damage at $55 billion, Enki Research said. The projected costs for Hurricane Ian would amount to less than half of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, which totaled $161 billion. The government will also be providing support to people with destroyed or damaged homes More than 8,700 people have registered for aid from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA. On Wednesday, the then-Category 4 hurricane sustained wind speeds of 150 mph as it made landfall on Florida's west coast. Also, with the cost of living rising steadily, those that live paycheck to paycheck are especially financially vulnerable.  Plus, Faith Focus Friday.See for privacy information.

    Vince talks Ukraine aid, mask mandates and the latest Biden gaffe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 58:48

    Richard Lewelling from The Weather Channel joins the program to discuss Hurricane Ian and its impact on the Carolinas.   The U.S. just announced that it will provide more aid to Ukraine to the tune of $1.1 billion. PBS has more on the story:   The U.S. will provide an additional $1.1 billion in aid to Ukraine, with funding for about 18 more advanced rocket systems and other weapons to counter drones that Russia has been using against Ukrainian troops, the Biden administration announced Wednesday.  The latest package is being provided under the Ukraine Security Assistance Initiative, which funds contracts to purchase weapons and equipment. And it brings the total of U.S. aid to Ukraine to nearly $17 billion since the Biden administration took office.  Also, Vince discusses into the latest Joe Biden gaffe.  See for privacy information.

    Jason Lewis in for Vince Coakley: Biden, covid and climate change

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 56:46

    Jason Lewis fills in for Vince Coakley. Jason discusses President Biden's comments on a potential Russia invasion and what effects that it may have. Also, Don Lemon attempts to connect Hurricane Ian to climate change.See for privacy information.

    Jason Lewis in for Vince: Out of control crime is a reflection of public policies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:36

    Jason Lewis fills in for Vince Coakley. The fact that crime is out of control is a direct reflection of failed public policies. The liberal media continues to try and be an extension of the law. The current state of the economy. Also, Jason takes your calls. See for privacy information.

    J.D. Hayworth in for Vince: This election, people will vote with their wallets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 58:14

    J.D. Hayworth fills in for Vince Coakley. Donald Trump visited Wilmington, NC this weekend to continue his endorsement of Ted Budd. Wilmington Star-News has more on the rally: Trump spoke on a number of issues, including border security, the Jan. 6 insurrection investigation and the 2020 election results. He also addressed North Carolina issues, criticizing Gov. Roy Cooper for vetoing a bill that would require sheriffs to obtain immigration status of jail inmates. He also called Cheri Beasley, Ted Budd's opponent in the race for US Senate, a “Marxist, radical” leftist. J.D. discusses President Biden's recent 60 Minutes interview. Also, Americans will vote with their wallets in the upcoming election.See for privacy information.

    Stacey Abrams claims there is no fetal heartbeat at 6 weeks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 58:32

    In recent comments, Stacey Abrams says there is no such thing as a fetal heartbeat before 6 weeks and that it is a “manufactured sound.” Fox News has the story:  Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams said Wednesday there is "no such thing" as a fetal heartbeat at six weeks of gestation.   At an event at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center in Atlanta, Abrams claimed that the sound of such fetal heartbeats is "manufactured" by men seeking to "take control" of women.  "There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks," Abrams, who is running against incumbent Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, told the audience. "It is a manufactured sound designed to convince people that men have the right to take control of a woman's body."  At what age is it appropriate to expose children to certain books in school?  Also, Vince shares a personal story as well as Faith Focus Friday. See for privacy information.

    Donald Trump faces another lawsuit in New York

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 57:40

    Donald Trump is currently facing a lawsuit in New York due to reported fraud. The Washington Post reports:   The lawsuit accuses Trump, the Trump organization and three of his children — Trump Jr., Eric and Ivanka — of business fraud and misrepresenting their finances for personal gain. It also names Trump's longtime chief financial officer, Allen Weisselberg, who recently pleaded guilty to tax crimes, and Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney. It seeks to recover $250 million and severely restrict the defendants from conducting business in the state moving forward.    An anti-groomer group, Gays Against Groomers, has recently been banned from using Venmo and PayPal. Fox Business has the story:   "We've never gotten a violation before. They said that we violated, though, their user agreements, which, we're not sure what in the agreement we violated," Mitchell said. "There was no really detailed message to that. Just the notification that we have been banned."  PayPal and Venmo did not answer questions about what agreements Gays Against Groomers violated or whether it would be eligible to have its accounts restored.  "PayPal has a long-standing and consistent Acceptable Use Policy," PayPal and Venmo wrote in a statement to FOX Business. "We take action when we deem that individuals or organizations have violated this policy. Per company policy, PayPal does not disclose specific account information for current or former customers."  Also, Vince reads texts from the text line and takes your calls. See for privacy information.

    With another interest rate hike expected, a recession could be looming

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 57:56

    With the interest rate hike set to be announced today, Politico reports that the Federal Reserve has waged a war on inflation, but it could lead straight to a recession:  “Fed Chair Jerome Powell has pledged to do whatever it takes to curb inflation, a point that he will punctuate on Wednesday when the central bank raises interest rates for the fifth time this year. The job seems nowhere near done, with the costs of everything from health care to rents soaring even as gas prices fall. But the Fed's policies take time to feed through the economy, meaning the central bank could end up depressing economic activity more than necessary before realizing it, given the sheer speed at which it's jacking up rates — the fastest pace in three decades.”    Chris McClain from WFNZ joins the program to discuss the ACC's decision to move from Greensboro, NC to Charlotte NC.  Also, Vince discusses the racial divide in America as well as the ideas and philosophies that are rooted in victimology. See for privacy information.

    Illegal immigration is quickly becoming America's biggest problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2022 56:49

    Vince discusses inflation and Joe Biden's latest comments on the latest inflation figures.   Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is now under criminal investigation after the latest Martha's Vineyard stunt. The Washington Post reports:   A Texas sheriff will investigate the flights arranged by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to transport dozens of Venezuelan migrants from Texas to Martha's Vineyard, allegedly after making false promises of work and other services.  The Bexar County Sheriff's Office announced that it had opened an investigation into last week's incident, in which migrants were “lured from the Migrant Resource Center” in their county — which covers greater San Antonio — and flown to Florida and later on to Martha's Vineyard, where they were “left to fend for themselves.”  More on the recent comments from President Biden on the state of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Plus, Transformation Tuesday. See for privacy information.

    Is the pandemic finally over?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 57:03

    Is the Covid pandemic finally over? According to President Biden, it is. An article from Politico outlines the Presidents conversation on 60 Minutes:   President Joe Biden said, “the pandemic is over” in discussing Covid during an interview that aired on Sunday evening on CBS' “60 Minutes.”  “The pandemic is over,” the president told Scott Pelley as they talked last week at the Detroit Auto Show. “We still have a problem with Covid. We're still doing a lot of work on it ... but the pandemic is over. if you notice, no one's wearing masks. Everybody seems to be in pretty good shape. And so, I think it is changing.”    More on the migrants sent to Martha's Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Democrats now accusing the Florida Governor of “kidnapping.”  Plus, former President Bill Clinton comments on the current state of American politics.See for privacy information.

    The biggest threat to democracy? Big Government.

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 57:03

    For all the overreaching of big government, they are neglecting their intended duties, like watching the southern border.   Christianity could be a “minority” religion by the year 2060 according to a new report by The Daily Mail:   “America's majority faith has an uncertain future — the share of Christians is set to fall to as low as 35 percent by 2070 as millions become agnostic, atheist or unaffiliated, a study of religious trends shows.  Pew Research Center says the number of U.S. adults identifying as Christian has dropped from 90 percent in the 1990s to 64 percent now and will likely trend downwards into a minority faith over the coming decades.  The decline is due to Christians switching to ‘nones' — a secular mishmash of atheists, agnostics and those with no religious identity — which is set to grow from about 30 percent nowadays to as much as 52 percent by 2070.”    Should the Patriot Act be repealed? Vince discusses. Plus, Faith Focus Friday. See for privacy information.

    We can't continue to live in fear

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 57:12

    Freight rail companies and unions have reached an agreement to avoid a strike that could have been catastrophic. The New York times reports:  “Talks had stalled over a push for companies to improve working conditions, including allowing workers to take unpaid leave to visit physicians. The agreement grants that ability, giving workers one additional paid day off and an ability to attend medical appointments without penalty, labor unions said.”  Also, republicans have a real opportunity to capture the young vote before the 2024 election. But will they take advantage of the opportunity?  The current administration continues to deny the invasion happening at the southern border. Kamala Harris says the border is “secure.”  Plus, more news of the day See for privacy information.

    The current administration is full of criminals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 57:12

    Mike Lindell is the latest example of the FBI's overreaching power after having his phone seized in connection to the 2020 election. In a recent article by Bloomberg:  “Lindell is the latest Trump confidant to have his phone taken: last week the Justice Department seized phones from Trump's lawyer Boris Epshteyn and Mike Roman, a campaign strategist who directed Election Day operations for the Trump campaign in 2020, according to the New York Times. In addition, subpoenas were recently sent to dozens of campaign operatives and Trump allies, including former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik.”    Biden or Trump in 2024? A recent poll shows that most Americans would rather have a new face in 2024.   The latest comments from White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, on border security.   And more of the latest news.See for privacy information.

    Dems continue to gaslight Americans

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 56:49

    While gas prices are falling slightly, inflation is still at an all-time high. The consumer price index has reported an 8.3% increase, leaving many Americans struggling to afford necessities.  The DOJ continues its probe into former President Donald Trump. They have recently subpoenaed 30 more people who have had ties to the former President.   Vice President Kamala Harris had a recent meeting with Reverend Al Sharpton to talk about the overturning of Roe v. Wade.  According to National Review:   Vice President Kamala Harris promised “more action” on abortion during a meeting with a coalition of civil rights and reproductive rights groups on Monday, according to a new report.  The meeting came two months after the groups pressed President Biden for a meeting with them as well as “continued leadership” after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.  The Reverend Al Sharpton told Politico Playbook that Harris didn't go into specifics during a 90-minute closed-door meeting with the group leaders but said “there would be more action, and it would be a priority.”    Vince dives into this week's Transformation Tuesday. Plus, the latest on the war in Ukraine. See for privacy information.

    IOS approves new code for firearm sales. Also, more on the war in Ukraine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 57:24

    A recent story in South Carolina shows that Daniel's Law gives parents a choice other than abortion.   A highly religious university in New York makes the case that having an LGBTQ group on campus would contradict their religious convictions. One Supreme Court Justice speaks out in favor of the university.   The International Organization for Standardization approves a new code allowing major credit card companies to categorize firearms sales as a way to “push for transparency.” This looks to be a win for gun control activists. The NRA says this is meant to erode the rights of law-abiding Americans.  Ukraine is “achieving the unachievable” as they make advances in their war against Russia. President Zelensky says, “more tough fights are ahead.”   Gas prices are dropping throughout the U.S., down 25% since the June peak.  Also, Vince reads your texts from the text line. See for privacy information.

    Queen Elizabeth II passes away at age 96

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 58:33

    Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at age 96. On the throne for 70 years, she worked with 15 different Prime Ministers, starting with Winston Churchill in 1952.  With Prince Charles next in line, he will now become King Charles III. A FOX news article outlines the scene at Buckingham Palace: He got out of the car to greet well-wishers and look at some of the huge pile of floral tributes left to honor his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. Some called “Thank you Charles” and “Well done, Charlie!” as he shook hands with the crowd. Several shouted “God save the King!” A few broke into a rendition of Britain's national anthem, which is now titled “God Save the King.” Also, Vince reads texts from the text line and talks about the importance of transparency.  See for privacy information.

    Joe Biden continues his attack on American values and ideas

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 56:32

    Hour 1   In this hour, Queen Elizabeth II is currently under medical observation due to health concerns, The royal family will travel to the Queens residence to be by her side. Joe Biden continues his attack on American ideas and values. A recent poll by Reuters shows that a majority of Americans view MAGA republicans as a threat to democracy. Also, Vince reads your tests from the text line.    Hour 2  In this hour, Therapeutic Thursday. The first Chief Anchor at CNN, Bernard Shaw, dies at 82 due to Pneumonia complications. More on the suicide of Bed, Bath and Beyond CFO, Gustavo Arnal. One Black Lives Matter founder is accused of syphoning over $10 million into a personal account. Plus, Vince reads more of your texts from the text line.  See for privacy information.

    What does the future of energy look like?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 56:48

    Hour 1   In this Hour, it is time for genuine leadership when it comes to energy. Michael Shellenberger joins the Megyn Kelly Show to talk about the future of energy supply and consumption. California has declared an energy emergency after facing rolling blackouts amid heatwaves. So, the state of California is asking its residents to try and save as much energy as they can.     Hour 2   In this hour, South Carolina Senate committee votes to remove abortion exceptions in the event of rape or incest. Joe Biden continues to divide rather than unify the American people. The White House press secretary's most recent response to FOX reporter Peter Doocy's question on election integrity. Also, in South Carolina, death by firing squad and electric chair is now outlawed and considered cruel and unusual punishment. Vince takes your calls and reads texts from the text line  See for privacy information.

    Does Joe Biden know the true definition of fascism?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2022 57:59

    Hour 1   In this hour:   The importance of relaxing and unwinding  “Non-woke” movies, Top Gun and Spiderman top the box office, proving that people want an escape from politics.  Donald Trump made a visit to Pennsylvania and commented on President Biden's speech from last week. Calling Biden and “the people who control him,” enemies of the state.  We must abolish the income tax  Biden and Democrats continue to insist that Donald Trump and MAGA republicans have fascist goals.  Vince reads your texts from the text line  Hour 2  In this hour:  Transformation Tuesday  The true definition of fascism   The disintegration of church in America  1/3 of senior pastors believe that good people can earn their way to heaven   Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot takes aim at Texas Governor Greg Abbott's faith and patriotism   Vince reads your texts from the text line  See for privacy information.

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