After months of failing to find a way to gain ground in the presidential campaign, Mitt Romney has hit the reset button by picking Paul Ryan as his running mate, but once the dust has settled and the Conventions are over, it is hard to see how Romney will have changed the direction of the 2012 presidential campaign.
The Philadelphia School Reform Commission is now searching for a way to close a $54 million deficit because of the City Council decision to only add $40 million in new funding for the cash-starved district.
Chris reviews the Congressional Deficit Supercommittee’s failure to reach a deal to reduce the deficit. He talks to former FBI Agent Jeff Lanza about the appointment of former FBI Director Louie Freeh being appointed to investigate the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, and John O’Hurley about hosting the Philadelphia Dog Show
Chris discusses liberals in the media turning away from President Obama. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about Mike Patterson and Hunter Pence and former Chairman of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, Jonathan Newman, about privatizing the state stores.
Chris says the created crisis around the debt ceiling was never the end of the world. He also talks to Seth Everett about the Phillies series in Colorado and the Hunter Pence trade.
Chris discusses the latest in the negotiations over the debt ceiling. He talks to Chris Butler about what default would mean, Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about how close a deal is and to CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about the Eagles trade of Kevin Kolb.
Chris thinks Republicans should rally around John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. He examines the cases of a police officer fired for going to a bar while on duty and a teacher reinstated after posting comments about students on her blog. Finally, he talks to Senator Jim Demint about his oppostion to Boehner’s plan.
Chris doesn’t want Republicans to play into President Obama’s hands during the dispute over raising the debt ceiling. He reviews the assault of a TV reporter by and animal hoarder and talks to Phillies Play-by-Play Announcer Scott Franzke and FOX Business Host Gerri Willis
Chris returns from his vacation with the latest on the debt ceiling negotiations and Amy Winehouse’s death over the weekend. He talks to Comcast Sportsnet’s Ray Didinger about the NFL Lockout and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about playing through the heat.