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ATC: Dan Proft & Fox News National Security Analyst K.T. McFarland

Against the Current with Dan Proft 11/24/2015

Veteran Cold Warrior KT McFarland began her career in government and national security policy while still an undergrad at George Washington University. She became a key advisor to Henry Kissinger and later Cap Weinberger.

In recent years, in part as a Fox News Channel National Security Analyst as well as a regular guest on Chicago’s Morning Answer with Dan Proft and Amy Jacobson (5-9am, M-F, AM 560), McFarland has emerged as one of the nation’s most respected voices on geopolitical matters including counterterrorism. She sat down with Dan Proft on the night of the Paris attacks to discuss the realities the next President will face, the choices to be made, and the paradigms that need to be shifted. We span the globe with KT McFarland on this edition of Against The Current.

Source: Will County News

Tonia Khouri Files with Three Times the Amount of Signatures Needed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
November 23, 2015
Tonia Khouri Files with Three Times the Amount of Signatures Needed 
AURORA – Tonia Khouri of Aurora filed her petition signatures for Congress, 11th district in Springfield this morning with approximately 2800 signatures, more than three times the required amount, securing her name on the ballot. Khouri only needed 867 signatures to get her name on the ballot, but Khouri wanted to make sure she received early support from thousands of voters throughout the district.
“I will bring needed change to Washington. Meeting with thousands of residents throughout the district, I heard time and time again that people want change. They want real leadership with political courage to get the big things done. The only way to bring needed change to Washington is to change who’s in Washington.”
“Republican primary voters want to know that the campaign they are supporting is organized and capable of winning,” said Khouri. “Our campaign put together an incredible petition gathering drive, gathering over three times the amount of required signatures. I am grateful for the tremendous help from volunteers and GOP Precinct Committeeman who have been working hard since September. There is no doubt we have the team and the momentum that can win not only in March, but in November, bringing needed change to Washington.”
Aurora Business United Vice President, small business owner and real estate investor, Peter Aguilera was one of Khouri’s earliest supporters who spent countless hours over the past six months campaigning to help gain local support throughout the district. Peter is honored to have done his part to share in the excitement of today’s filing to ensure Khouri’s place on the Republican Primary ballot.
“Bill Foster hasn’t done anything to help spur job growth and create a business friendly climate in Illinois, said Aguilera. “I know Tonia Khouri and her proven leadership fighting for small businesses. Being a small business owner herself, she understands what we are going through when we talk about being overtaxed, over regulated, and overburdened by the federal government. She’s going to Washington to get things done, not just talk about it.
Naperville Township Republican Organization Chairman, Matthew Carlyle offered his congratulations to Tonia Khouri.
“I congratulate Tonia Khouri for gathering approximately 2800 signatures securing her place on March 15, 2016 Republican Primary ballot. The Naperville Township Republican Organization has proudly endorsed Khouri for this important position,” said Carlyle. “I trust that the voters will come to appreciate Khouri’s grassroots approach and common sense ideas that will enhance the quality of life of the citizens of the 11th Congressional District.”

Source: Will County News

Ted Cruz Gives Epic Speech on Senate Floor Exposing Republican Leadership

Ted Cruz Gives Epic Speech on Senate Floor Exposing Republican Leadership

The video below is of Ted Cruz on the Senate floor two days ago. The senator from Texas (and Republican presidential candidate) exposed the way Washington works: the games that are played, by both parties, and the lack of principles among Republicans. As Mark Levin puts it on Twitter: it’s a real “must watch.”

You won’t see many senators taking on their own party like this, but Cruz isn’t your average politician. He has made a name for himself because of his willingness to stand alone: “Fiat justitia ruat caelum” (“Let justice be done though the heavens fall”).

This speech is a great example of that principled attitude: he’s taking on President Obama, the Democrats and — perhaps even mostly — the GOP’s leadership, who are more interested in playing games than doing what they promised voters they’d do. Note how he exposes John Boehner’s strategy to announce his resignation but to use his remaining weeks in Congress (he’ll be gone in a month) “in order to fund President Obama’s priorities.”

Source: Will County News

Turkey ‘shoots down Russian warplane on Syria border’

Source: Will County News