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Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter & columnist writing from the frontlines of Chicago's rough & tumble politics. Hanania writes a syndicated column on politics, media, and a wide range of topics including seniors and humor. He also writes and host a radio show on Middle East issues for the prestigious Arab News Newspaper at ArabNews.com/rayradioshow. You can subscribe to his 4-Times Weekly Syndicated columns by visiting https://RayHanania.com

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Ray Hanania is an award-winning former Chicago City Hall reporter & columnist writing from the frontlines of Chicago's rough & tumble politics. Hanania writes a syndicated column on politics, media, and a wide range of topics including seniors and humor. He also writes and host a radio show on Middle East issues for the prestigious Arab News Newspaper at ArabNews.com/rayradioshow. You can subscribe to his 4-Times Weekly Syndicated columns by visiting https://RayHanania.com

    07-12-24 Ray Hanania on Radio in Michigan on the Biden-Trump presidential election

    07-12-24 Ray Hanania on Radio in Michigan on the Biden-Trump presidential election

    07-12-24 Ray Hanania on Radio in Michigan on the Biden-Trump presidential election

    Columnist Ray Hanania talks about the challenges facing President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, the AbandonBiden movement, the challenges the nation faces from economy to crime, and what might happen in the presidential election as aguest host on WNZK AM 690 radio.

    Good morning everyone ... it is Friday July 12, 2024 ... I am Ray Hanania ... and this is the 4th Friday of the month here at Radio Baladi on WNZK AM 690 Radio

    I here on the 2nd Friday of every month ... during my off-season from Arab News Radio ... which should begin the six month season on August 1 ... overlapping the presidential elections

    We are broadcasting live on WNZK AM 690 radio and streaming live on the US Arab Radio Network at facebook.com/USArabRadio... check it out and share your comments there

    Make sure to check out my opinion and analysis columns at Hanania.com and my news stories and op-eds at ArabNews.com... And follow me on Tiktok ,Twitter -- @RayHanania -- to keep up with my political reports and my standup comedy bits ...

    Today I want to talk to listeners about President Joe Biden and his gaffs, the AbandonBiden campaign, Arabs and Chaldeans for Trump ... I was there at the debate last month when Biden looked like he was lost ... and then i listened to his speech at NATO ... he can't get away from the gaffs calling Zelensky Putin and Kamala Harris Vice President Trump

    What do you think about it all ...
    Visit https://www.Hanania.com to read all of Ray Hanania's syndicated columns

    • 59 min
    6-29-24 Can Robert F. Kennedy Jr win in wake of the destructive Biden-Trump debate?

    6-29-24 Can Robert F. Kennedy Jr win in wake of the destructive Biden-Trump debate?

    06-29-24 Can Robert F. Kennedy Jr win in wake of distasrous Biden-Trump debate?

    Hosts Bill Lipinski and Ray Hanania Biden's poor debate performance with Trump and if Biden should drop out for someone like Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

    The Biden-Trump debate was a complete disaster for the Democrats and a growing number of the public are feeling Biden cannot survive. Should Biden drop out of the presidential. race and should Democrats slate someone else? Or, can a third party candidate like Robert F. Kennedy Jr., run against turmoil plagued Trump and a  very confused Biden and win?

    Should Democrats support someone else like Michelle Obama and abandon vice president Kamala Harris, who has been roundly criticized during Biden's first term in office? 

    Hanania was in Atlanta covering the Debate and discusses how the news media, CNN, tried hard to use the debate to strengthen Biden and undermine Trump, but in the end forced Trump to be "tempered" and controlled better leaving Biden to stumble, fumble and bumble in a terrible way undermining Democratic Party unity.

    You can read Ray Hanania's column urging Biden to step down gracefully or be replaced and analyzing how CNN caused Biden's political demise by their intentional effort to help him overcome their nemesis Trump.⁠⁠https://hanania.substack.com/p/biden-should-step-down-and-finish⁠⁠

     

    “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest.



    Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman / Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at ⁠⁠BillLipinski.com⁠⁠

    Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group.

    Subscribe to his syndicated columns by visiting ⁠⁠https://www.Hanania.com⁠⁠

    Hanania also writes Middle East columns and news for the Arab News Newspaper ⁠⁠https://www.ArabNews.com⁠⁠

    Our web address is ⁠⁠www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com⁠⁠

    Our Facebook page is: ⁠⁠https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics⁠⁠

    • 35 min
    A look back at D-Day; Giving VA benefits to Americans serving in a foreign country, Trump's legal challenges and the Lewinsky scandal, and Illinois election restrictions

    A look back at D-Day; Giving VA benefits to Americans serving in a foreign country, Trump's legal challenges and the Lewinsky scandal, and Illinois election restrictions

    06-06-24 S3E16 A look back at D-Day; Giving VA benefits to Americans serving in a foreign country, Trump's legal challenges and the Lewinsky scandal, and Illinois election restrictions

     

    Hosts Bill Lipinski and Ray Hanania discuss the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion and the sacrifice that American soldiers made to defeat the Nazis during World War II. Lipinski, a historian on World War II, discusses the challenges or soldiers faced that brutal morning on June 6, 1944 at Normandy, France.

     

    The efforts of two members of congress to pass legislation that would grant full veteran benefits to Americans who serve in Israel's military. State Reps. Max Miller (R-OH) and Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA), said they want Congress to provide protections and benefits to Americans who serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), regardless of whether or not they first served in the U.S. Military.

     

    Click here to read my column on the topic:

    ⁠https://hanania.substack.com/p/pro-israel-pac-recipients-urge-benefits⁠

     

    A look at former President Donald Trump's legal challenges and a comparison to challenges former President Bill Clinton faced. Clearly, Democrats made a great effort to prevent Clinton from being charged or convicted of felony perjury or felony influencing a witnesses' testimony in the Monica Lewinsky affair. Clinton manipulated the system and lied, and yet his lies were treated with sympathy from the mainstream news media. Clinton's purpose was to lie to survive so that his wife, Hillary Clinton, could seek higher office including the presidency at a later date. His perjury denying he had sexual relations with Lewinsky was a crime that if Trump had made would have resulted in a felony conviction.

     

    The impact of a new law that changes the election dates and procedures in Illinois's elections. Now, if a party fails to run a candidate in a primary election contest for state or local office in Illinois, then the party would be prohibited from slating someone from their party to run in the general election. The real purpose is to strengthen the Democratic Party's control of Illinois politics. Illinois is one of the most "Blue States" in America with the strongest control by Democrats. It is almost a one-party state undermining the election process. That might explain why the last election had one of the worst and lowest voter turnouts in the country, less than 20 percent.

     

    “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest.

     

    Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at ⁠BillLipinski.com⁠

     

    Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group.

     

    Subscribe to his syndicated columns by visiting ⁠https://www.Hanania.com⁠;

    Hanania also writes Middle East columns and news for the Arab News Newspaper ⁠https://www.ArabNews.com⁠


    Our web address is ⁠www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com⁠

    Our Facebook page is: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics⁠

    • 30 min
    05-30-24 Trump Trial, Kennedy censored by media and Sam Alito's upside down flag

    05-30-24 Trump Trial, Kennedy censored by media and Sam Alito's upside down flag

    05-30-24 Trump Trial, Kennedy censored by media and Sam Alito's upside down flag

    Hosts Bill Lipinski and Ray Hanania discuss former President Donald Trump's trial on 34 charges of allegedly falsifying business records, the bias of the news media engaging in the trial and the Democrats doing everything they possibly can to prevent Trump from returning to the White House.Lipinski and Hanania questioned the validity of the charges noting how a conviction will only increase and strengthen Trump's popularity in the upcoming election, and throw American into further disarray.

    As they discussed the issue, the jury found Trump guilty on all 34 charges.

    Click this link read story.https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2024/may/30/trump-hush-money-trial-verdict

    Lipinski and Hanania also talk about how the Democrats and the News Media are doing everything to prevent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., from becoming president. Kennedy, a conservative, could take votes away not only from Trump but also from President Joe Biden. But even if he does not win, he can prevent both Biden and Trump from winning enough of the Electoral College Votes to become president.The media is more desperate and has compromised their ethics and professionalism to twist and distort facts. The New York Times refused to run a full page paid Advertisement from Kennedy demanding that he be included in the Presidential Debates which so far are being restricted to Kennedy and Trump.

    And, Lipinski and Hanania discuss the fake accusations against Republican Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito whose wife raised an upside down flag in front of their home in protest of her fight with a neighbor. The neighbor called the media and the media has been demanding that Alito resign.

    Their deception is clear however. They don't care about the American Flag. They care about removing a conservative from the Supreme Court in order to make it more difficult an option for the Supreme Court to intervene in any appeals Trump might make.Ironically, it has always been the liberals and Democrats who have defended the right of citizens to abuse the American flag, burning it, tearing it, wearing it as clothing or turning it upside down as a form of protest in a Free Country. Now the liberal media asserts that Alito's upside down flag is a crime.

    Lipinski and Hanania also discuss the growing problems America continues to have, problems that have protrayed this country as weak and vulnerable to tyrants like Russia, North Korea, Iran and China.As a side note, both Hanania and Lipinski had hospital procedures last week (which is why we missed one show) and Lipinski was not able to be on camera.

    Ray Hanania on Politics and “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest.

    Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com

    Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group.

    Subscribe to his syndicated columns by visiting https://www.Hanania.com; Hanania also writes Middle East columns and news for the Arab News Newspaper https://www.ArabNews.com

    Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics

    • 25 min
    5-03-24 Should Kennedy be part of the Trump-Biden debates? And, comparing student protests today with 1968

    5-03-24 Should Kennedy be part of the Trump-Biden debates? And, comparing student protests today with 1968

    5-03-24 Should Robert F. Kennedy Jr. be part of the Trump-Biden debates? And, comparing student protests today with 1968

    S3E14 Two Guys on Politics:

    Hosts Bill Lipinski and Ray Hanania discuss

    “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Lipinski and Hanania explore the upcoming presidential debates. Should RFK Jr be included.

    And Lipinski and Hanania discuss the student protests at Universities and colleges over the Israel-Hamas in Gaza. They compare the student protests today over the Israel-Gaza war and the protests that divided America during the Vietnam war and how the protestors disrupted the 1968 Democratic Convention and had a negative impact on the candidacy of Democrat Hubert H. Humphrey. Assertions of outside influence today reflect the same assertions of outside influence in 1968, and the brutality used against student protestors then and now are compared.

    Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com

    Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group.

    Subscribe to his syndicated columns by visiting https://www.Hanania.com;

    Hanania also writes Middle East columns and news for the Arab News Newspaper https://www.ArabNews.com
    Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com
    Our Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/TwoGuysOnPolitics

    • 36 min
    04-24-24 Israel, Ukraine & Taiwan Aid; Tiktok influence; Hollywood's anti-Trump movie "Civil War," & Robert F. Kennedy Jr's challenge to become president

    04-24-24 Israel, Ukraine & Taiwan Aid; Tiktok influence; Hollywood's anti-Trump movie "Civil War," & Robert F. Kennedy Jr's challenge to become president

    04-24-24 S3E13 Israel, Ukraine & Taiwan Aid; Tiktok influence; Hollywood's anti-Trump movie "Civil War," & Robert F. Kennedy Jr's challenge to become president


    Two Guys on Politics Episode


    Hosts Bill Lipinski and Ray Hanania discuss

    “Two Guys on Politics” Podcast presents a Reagan Democrat Perspectives from Chicagoland’s Southwest Side and the Midwest. Lipinski and Hanania explore the impact of movies and Hollywood on American politics, including a look at the film "Civil War" which some call an anti-Trump propaganda film; and also GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson juggling his leadership and party politics; and updates on the RFK Jr candidacy.

    Lipinski and Hanania also discuss the role of GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson and his role in passing the 95 billion aid package for Israel Ukraine and Taiwan.

    Lipinski and Hanania talk about how American politics is being manipulated by the pro-Israel community to push through without challenge funding for Israel, one of the world's most powerful and wealthy nations, without much debate, but had to struggle to get support for funding for Ukraine which is on the verge of being destroyed by Russia, an opponent of Democracy and America. In recent months we have seen more and more American protesting against Israel's government actions in Gaza, and part of the discussion involves the influence of Tiktok which is today's version of "Television" for many young people.

    Ironically, it was the rise of television videos in the late 1960s that turned the American people against the American-backed war in Vietnam. Tiktok is doing the same in the Israel-Gaza conflict, which is one reason why members of the US Senate and Congress have approved legislation assaulting Tiktok threatening to shut it down.

    Lipinski and Hanania then discuss the Hollywood movie "Civil War" which is playing into fueling a. wider divide, growing the polarization of American society between pro-Trump and anti-Trump Americans. The film portrays an unnamed president who is clearly based on Trump who is authoritarian and who has issued a shoot-to-kill order against any journalist, who takes over government and is serving his third term in office in violation of the U.S. Constitutions 22nd Amendment limiting presidents to two full terms. Eventually, the Trump-like President is captured by "Western Forces" led aby an African American female Unit commander dragged out from under the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office and after being questioned by a journalist is executed at point blank range by the soldiers.

    Finally, Lipinski and Hanania discuss the continued candidacy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and his need to become more focused on the issues and topics of most interest to the mainstream American people. Is Kennedy the candidate who can bring the country together? Certainly neither Trump not Biden ar ecapable of bringing the American people together and bridging the growing polarization and political divide.

    Bill Lipinski served as Democratic Committeeman/Alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Lipinski was elected to Congress in 1983 and served through 2005. He currently writes the “Right from the Center” opinion column at BillLipinski.com

    Ray Hanania covered Chicago City Hall from 1976 through 1992 and writes mainstream opinion columns for The Southwest News Newspaper Group.

    Subscribe to his syndicated columns by visiting https://www.Hanania.com;

    Hanania also writes Middle East columns and news for the Arab News Newspaper https://www.ArabNews.com

    Our web address is www.TwoGuysonPolitics.com

    Our Facebook page is:   / twoguysonpolitics  

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