A new poll indicates that US senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) has scored points with Pennsylvania voters for his stance on background checks for gun purchases.
Chris reviews his appearance at yesterday’s Homeruns for Hearts fundraiser at Citizens Bank Park, Senator Pat Toomey’s assessment of why his gun legislation failed to pass, and Kermit Gosnell’s lawyer’s decision not to call a witness in his defense. He talks to Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Melissa Henson from the Parents Television Council, Comedian Gilbert Gottfried, and the founder of Retro Fitness, Eric Casaburi.
Chris discusses the dismissal of some charges in the trial against Kermit Gosnell, Pat Toomey’s response to the delays caused by FAA furloughs, Pennsylvania Democrats efforts to get Governor Tom Corbett to accept the Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act, and the reported motivation of the Boston Marathon bombers. He also talks to J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier-Times.
Chris gives updates on the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas and discusses the failure of the Toomey-Manchin compromise to pass in the Senate, as well as, CNN’s wrongly reporting an arrest in the case of the Boston Marathon bombing. He talks to David Keene, the President of the NRA, J.D. Mullane from the Bucks County Courier Times, former Secret Service Agent Dan Bongino, and body language expert, Dr. Lillian Glass.
Chris discusses the latest news from Boston after the bombing attack on Monday and Planned Parenthood inviting Gloria Steinem to Philadelphia. He talks to former Eagle Brian Dawkins and Nick Keller from Beyond Sport, Jeffrey Lord from the American Spectator, Tom McGrath from the Philly Post, and Actress Roma Downey, who plays Mary in the Bible Series on the History Channel.
Chris details the events of the explosions at yesterday’s Boston Marathon. He talks to Police Chief Charles Ramsey about Philadelphia’s readiness to deal with such an attack, and Malvern resident Will Mullen, who ran in the race. He also talks to Andrew McCarthy, from National Review, about the media jumping to conclusions and also to James Hirsen from Newsmax about Saturday Night Live’s handling of the debate over gun control.
Chris expands the show to four full hours this morning by discussing the ongoing debate on gun control and media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial. He talks to Governor Tom Corbett from Chile, Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel from Miami, Michael Bronstein and Jeff Roe on the Monday Morning Matchup, and Dick Morris before he begins his new show on Talk Radio 1210.
Chris concludes his week of broadcasts from the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC with Pennsylvania Congressman Jim Gerlach and New Jersey Congressman Scott Garrett. He also talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and reviews the first full week of the Phillies season with CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
Chris talks to Senator Pat Toomey about his compromise with Democrats for background checks on gun purchases and Senator Paul Ryan about President Obama’s latest budget proposal. He also talks to Tim Goeglein from Focus on the Family about the latest trends on abortion and out-of-wedlock births.
If approved, Toomey’s measure would expand the scope of background checks on gun purchases to include sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
Chris is suspicious of Senator Pat Toomey’s secret negotiations of gun control legislation as well as the media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial. He talks to Tom Fitton from Judicial Watch, Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy, Author Richard Miniter about his book, Leading from Behind, and President of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint.
“No reasonable person can object to universal background checks,” Rendell said outside Sen. Toomey’s Philadelphia office.
About a dozen people came quietly into the lobby of the office building, carrying signs and stacks of petitions, where they were met by a representative from Sen. Toomey’s office.
Housed in a nondescript building with an unpublicized address, Mission Kids allows children ages 3 to 17 the chance to deal with investigating detectives in a friendly environment.
Chris welcomes the day of sequestration and analyzes the response to the White House “threat” against Bob Woodward. He also discusses the Obama Administration urging the Supreme Court to strike down Proposition 8 in California. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about Phillies Spring Training, and CBS News Reporter Sharyl Atkisson.