Jerome Powell announces the Fed will raise target interest rates to 3.00%-3.25% by end of year in an aggressive move that will last through fiscal year 2022 and beyond to beat down inflation. That will hurt U.S. consumers. Right on cue to distract from the devastating financial news, New York Attorney General Letitia James announces a civil suit against former President Donald Trump and his family business. Chris sees through all of it and asks listeners not to get distracted from the midterms.
JOHN HAYWARD – National Security Deputy Editor at Breitbart | @Doc_0 | Putin on Wednesday morning announced a “partial mobilization” in Russia to replenish the ranks of a “special military operation” in the Ukraine; vows to use "all the means at our disposal" to protect Russia
Biden speaks at the U.N.
GUY RESCHENTHALER – U.S. Congressman (R-14, Washington, Fayette, Greene, and portions of Westmoreland Counties) | @GReschenthaler | House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy visits outside of Pittsburgh this upcoming Friday
McCarthy reaches for a unifying agenda; Leader McCarthy is modeling his party blueprint on 1994's Contract With America and aiming for conservative buy-in -- Framework to echo the eight-point document that Republican lawmakers released on the Capitol steps ahead of their 1994 House takeover
CHERYL CHUMLEY - Online Opinion Editor for The Washington Times, author of The Devil in DC: Winning Back the Country From the Beast in Washington | @ckchumley | American Exceptionalism at risk as Christianity losing ranks -- If recent religion trends continue, the population of self-professing Christians in America will fall below the 50% level by the year 2070, Pew Research Center predicted in a newly released report. And there goes America’s freedoms. There goes American Exceptionalism. Why? If America’s exceptionalism comes from the idea that individual rights come from God and government is only in place to protect those birth rights - and it does; that’s American exceptionalism defined - then it’s common sense that the more secular America grows, the less reliant on God Americans become, and ultimately, the wider the door opens for Big Government to swoop in and serve as savior to humanity. You can’t have God-given without God…”