Big John and Amy - 6/28/13 Hour 4
Friday, June 28, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
The phrase "Crazy Ass Cracker" came up repeatedly during Thursday's testimony during the George Zimmerman trial. Jennifer Keiper with Fox News Radio joined John and Amy live from downtown with the latest on the preparations for the Blackhawks celebration in Grant Park. Clark Webber checked in with John and Amy. Plus, usually mild-mannered Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam got a little heated with IRS chief Daniel Werfel during a House hearing yesterday.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
The phrase "Crazy Ass Cracker" came up repeatedly during Thursday's testimony during the George Zimmerman trial. Jennifer Keiper with Fox News Radio joined John and Amy live from downtown with the latest on the preparations for the Blackhawks celebration in Grant Park. Clark Webber checked in with John and Amy. Plus, usually mild-mannered Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam got a little heated with IRS chief Daniel Werfel during a House hearing yesterday.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Bret Baier the host of Special Report on the Fox News Channel joined John and Amy to recap a big week in Washington, specifically yesterday's passage of the immigration reform bill in the Senate. Usually mild-mannered Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam got a little heated with IRS chief Daniel Werfel during a House hearing yesterday. Pat Camden the spokesperson for the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police joined John and Amy to talk about the preparations for today's Blackhawks celebration in Grant Park. Plus, QVC has become the latest company to drop Paula Deen's endorsement.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Texas Governor Rick Perry took a jab at State Senator Wendy Davis for having been a teenage mother, after she filibustered an anti-abortion bill. Police departments around the country are using license plate scanners to track down scofflaws as they drive by. Is that fair or an over-reach? The phrase "Crazy Ass Cracker" came up repeatedly during Thursday's testimony during the George Zimmerman trial. Plus, say goodbye to junk food in the vending machines in school cafeterias. Under new federal rules it will replaced by healthier options such as granola bars, trail mix and baked chips.
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Friday, June 28, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Discovery network has released a new ad for Shark Week featuring "Snuffy the Seal" which is either advertising genius or in poor taste. The Top 5 @ 5. Father Tom Hurley joined John and Amy to talk about the World's Largest Block Party this weekend at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago. Plus, the U.S. Park Police has lost track of thousands of handguns, rifles and machine guns.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Emily Wither with Fox News Radio joined John and Amy live from Senegal, where she is traveling with President Obama on his Africa trip. Amid controversy over her admission of using racial slurs in the past, Paula Deen appeared on Today on Wednesday, sitting down with Matt Lauer for a tear-filled interview. Sean Trende the Senior Elections Analyst joined John and Amy to talk about the debate over immigration reform in the Senate. Plus, former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has lost his bid for a new trial. So, the racial make up of a jury doesn’t have any bearing on your ability to get a fair trial.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Rep. Tammy Duckworth hammered a contractor who leveraged his connections with IRS officials to score contracts set aside for the businesses of service-disabled veterans. He claimed disabled veteran status because of an ankle injury while he was in high school ROTC. Attorney Joe Lopez joined John and Amy to talk about the latest developments in the George Zimmerman trial in Florida. Plus, back in 2011 President Obama signed an executive order requiring government agencies to ”implement an insider threat detection and prevention program.”
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Rebecca Sinderbrand the Deputy White House Editor for Politico joined John and Amy to talk about what the Supreme Court rulings on DOMA and California's Prop. 8 will mean for the gay marriage debate in the United States. President Barack Obama called the plaintiffs in California's Proposition 8 case live on the air on MSNBC. Chicago Alderman Tom Tunney has issued a list of demands for the Ricketts family's plan to renovate Wrigley Field. Plus, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are giving away a free funeral to one “lucky” fan. The prize is valued at $10,000, including a casker, burial or cremation and a headstone.
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Former Cook County Commissioner William Beavers has lost his bid for a new trial. So, the racial make up of a jury doesn’t have any bearing on your ability to get a fair trial. The Top 5 @ 5. Amid controversy over her admission of using racial slurs in the past, Paula Deen appeared on Today on Wednesday, sitting down with Matt Lauer for a tear-filled interview. Do we have to go through these interviews every time someone says something stupid? Plus, a federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $675,000 fine issued against a former Boston University student for illegally music.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Larry Bodine the Editor in Chief at Lawyers.com joined John and Amy with reaction to the Supreme Court ruling that struck down parts of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Republican state Sen. Bill Brady will officially launch his bid for governor on Wednesday, setting the stage for a four-way GOP primary. Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett joined John and Amy to talk about the end of the school year, and also reacted to our interview with Karen Lewis last week. Plus, polling shows disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is leading the race to succeed Michael Bloomberg as the Mayor in New York City.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
President Obama spoke on Climate Change yesterday, calling for new taxes on carbon. Obama also suggested that the Keystone pipeline could be approved if it does not add carbon to the atmosphere. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis filibustered an anti-abortion long enough to keep the bill from passing. Plus, Amy toured the damage from the Blackhawks celebrations Monday night. She thinks the team should help pay to repair the damage. Do you agree?
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Republican state Sen. Bill Brady will officially launch his bid for governor on Wednesday, setting the stage for a four-way GOP primary. Is he the sort of candidate that the GOP should nominate for the big chair? The Paula Deen rehabilitation tour has begun, with Jamie Deen and Bobby Deen speaking out to clear their mom’s name. Jamie Deen says that his mom couldn’t be racist, because when he was a kid she gave him Hank Aaron pajamas. Former US Ambassador to the UN John Bolton joined John and Amy with reaction to the latest news on NSA leaker Edward Snowden's world tour. Plus, Richard Clarke has suggested that journalist Michael Hastings could have been killed by someone else controlling his car.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Polling shows disgraced former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner is leading the race to succeed Michael Bloomberg as the Mayor in New York City. The Top 5 @ 5. Amy toured the damage from the Blackhawks celebrations Monday night. She thinks the team should help pay to repair the damage. Do you agree? Former Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood discovered a body floating in Belmont Harbor on Monday afternoon.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
The George Zimmerman trial began in Florida, with the defense attorney starting his opening statement with a knock-knock joke and the prosecutor dropping an f-bomb. The Blackhawks scored two goals seventeen seconds apart in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins to win their second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons. This morning, Amy ran into some rowdy Blackhawk fans who were still celebrating the win. Shannon Bream the Supreme Court Correspondent for Fox News Channel joined John and Amy with reaction to the Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action. Plus, a driving lesson in China didn't turn out as planned.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Matthew Cooper the National Correspondent for National Journal joined John and Amy to talk about the conflict between the US, Russia and China over NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The IRS is changing the way they screen non-profit organizations, by allowing them to self-certify. A Georgia college student is suing her former high school for $2 million after they used one of her Facebook pictures as an example of the dangers of posting potentially damaging pictures on Internet. Plus, Mike North joined John and Amy to talk about the Blackhawks Stanley Cup win over the Boston Bruins.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Rebecca Sinderbrand the Deputy White House Editor for Politico joined John and Amy with reaction to the Supreme Court decision on Affirmative Action. The owner of a Welsh bar in New York has been fined for race discrimination after trying to hire staff with a 'knowledge of British culture'. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has ordered flags in the Garden State to be flown at half staff to honor James Gandolfini. Do you think that's appropriate? Plus, the Blackhawks scored two goals seventeen seconds apart in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins to win their second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
The Blackhawks scored two goals seventeen seconds apart in a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins to win their second Stanley Cup victory in four seasons. This morning, Amy ran into some rowdy Blackhawk fans who were still celebrating the win. The Top 5 @ 5. Paula Deen's fans are showing their support for the embattled TV chef by crowding into her restaurant in Savannah, GA. Plus, the White House is expression some anger towards both China and Russia over their roles in the escape of NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
Ronald Kessler the author of Secrets of the FBI joined John and Amy with reaction to James Comey's nomination as the new head of the FBI. A Kansas dad decided it was a good idea to have his son stand by the road with a sign reading “I Like to Steal and Lie About It!” Apparently his son stole a video game console and games from a nearby home, then lied about it. Child abuse or just good ole fashioned parenting? Former Rep. Joe Walsh the host of the Joe Walsh Show on AM 560 The Answer joined John and Amy with reaction to both Edward Snowden and Paula Deen. Plus, President Obama will give a speech on Climate Change on Tuesday at Georgetown University.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
The Food Network said Friday it's dumping Paula Deen after she admitted in a deposition that she had used the n-word, barely an hour after the celebrity cook posted the first of two apology videos. Why do you think there is so much more outrage about Paula Deen but not NSA leaker Edward Snowden? Attorney Joe Lopez joined John and Amy to talk about the start of opening statements in the trial of George Zimmerman in Florida. Plus, a Dollar General employee in Georgia talked an armed robber out of robbing his store.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
NSA leaker Edward Snowden flew from Hong Kong to Moscow with the help of Wikileaks, and has sought asylum in Ecuador. Do you think it's worth the time and effort to track him down. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul announced yesterday that he will not support the Senate immigration reform bill. Robert Vicino the owner of the Vivos Survival Shelter outside of Kansas City joined John and Amy to talk about their underground doomsday shelter. Plus, President Obama will give a speech on Climate Change on Tuesday at Georgetown University.
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Monday, June 24, 2013
John Howell and Amy Jacobson
A non-stop flight from San Francisco to London took off without toilet paper. The flight was ten hour long. Luckily the flight had plenty of cocktail napkins, so they elected to not delay it or make any unscheduled stops. The Top 5 @ 5. A pair of high school seniors in Texas are upset after their service dogs weren’t allowed to walk across the stage at graduation with them. Actually, the school didn’t have a problem with the dogs per say, it was the fact that they dressed both of the dogs in caps and gowns. Plus, Bristol Palin and Melissa Rivers were featured on the ABC show Wife Swap on Sunday night.
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