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The Mincing Rascals 06.21.19: Separating families at the border, Elizabeth Brackett, J.B. Pritzker vs. Bruce Rauner

6/21/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio, and Kristen Mcqueary and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals start this week’s episode by discussing the week’s most divisive topic: the separation of children from their families during immigration. Plus, the group judges the coverage of the week’s most debated topic. The Rascals go on to remember Chicago area reporter Elizabeth Brackett, dead at 76 on Sunday. And, they debate whom they are considering voting for between Pritzker...

Duration:00:26:31

The Mincing Rascals 06.14.18: Chicago Mayor term limit, pardoning Blagojevich

6/14/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the former governor Pat Quinn’s petition to limit the mayoral term to two in Chicago. Then, they go on to weigh in on the letter from seven Republican Illinois congressmen (LINK HERE) who plead with the president not to pardon Former Governor Rod Blagojevich. Eric provides a simple explanation for why Blagojevich ought to stay in prison. Eric and John go on […]

Duration:00:36:39

The Mincing Rascals 03.29.18: Chicago Tribune series “Betrayed”, Bill Clinton & James Patterson, more presidential pardons and a voice that will move you

6/7/2018
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This week the Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand, Justin Kaufmann and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the outstanding Chicago Tribune series “Betrayed” and the assaults taking place in Chicago Public Schools. The gang goes over the most recent pardons by President Trump and the similarities with former governor Rod Blagojevich. Plus, the Rascals question Trump’s honesty and the recent events with the Philadelphia Eagles....

Duration:00:47:21

The Mincing Rascals 06.01.18: Presidential pardons, Roseanne Barr, Memorial Day shuttles to the South Side, Kim Kardashian

6/1/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn, Kristen McQueary and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They start off by addressing President Trump’s tweets announcing his pardoning of Dinesh D’Souza and consideration for the commutation of Former Governor Rod Blagojevich. They go on to evaluate the cancellation of “Roseanne,” a decision by ABC President Channing Dungey. Plus, the Rascals rate the decision of the Chicago Police Department to...

Duration:00:37:47

The Mincing Rascals 05.24.18: Trump cancels North Korea Summit, NFL protest policy, Balbo to Wells

5/24/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. They begin this week’s episode by deciding whether or not President Trump’s Summit cancellation letter to North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was a screw-up. Then, they disagree on NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement of the league’s new policy on protesting. And, the Rascals move on to debate the value of renaming Balbo Drive to Wells Drive,...

Duration:00:30:22

The Mincing Rascals 05.17.18: Impeachment, Immigrants are “animals,” Manhattan customer threatens to call ICE, the death penalty

5/17/2018
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The Mincing Rascals, John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio, and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune ask if the president will be impeached, a question that has long been asked since the election. And, they wonder the value of other recent issues involving the president. Then, they discuss the level of egregiousness of President Trump’s most recent name-calling. The Rascals go on to debate how in his right the complaining customer and area attorney at a […]

Duration:00:40:08

The Mincing Rascals 05.10.18: Disabled Chicago Tribune comments section, “sick and bad,” “Be Best,” sanctuary gun counties

5/10/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn, Scott Stantis and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. They begin by weighing in on the disabling of Chicago Tribune’s comments section. Then, the Rascals discuss President Trump’s definition of a “sick and bad” Obama in an interview with John Dickerson. Plus, the Rascals review Melania Trump’s “Be Best” anti-bullying campaign announcement Monday. Finally, the group moves on to question gun sanctuary...

Duration:00:29:54

The Mincing Rascals 05.03.18: Rudy Giuliani and hush money, Mueller probe questions leaked, Kanye West on slavery, renaming Douglas Park

5/3/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals begin by debating the truthfulness in President Trump’s statement about Michael Cohen’s $130,000 in hush money. Then, they list their questions for Trump, in light of the list of the Mueller probe questions leaked to the New York Times. Plus, they weigh in on Kanye West’s questionable comments on slavery. And, they discuss the initiative taken […]

Duration:00:32:40

The Mincing Rascals 04.26.18: Ronny Jackson withdraws, Trump on Fox & Friends, Kanye West marketing, Waffle House Hero, Metra snitches

4/26/2018
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On today’s Mincing Rascals, Justin Kaufmann from WGN Radio’s “The Download” sits in for John Williams. He’s joined by Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, Kristen McQueary, Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of Chicago Tribune. They begin by discussing Ronny Jackson’s withdrawn nomination for Veterans Association Secretary, after negative allegations leveled against him. Then, they ponder how Sarah Huckabee Sanders will respond to questions surrounding today’s appearance on “Fox & Friends” by President...

Duration:00:32:26

The Mincing Rascals 04.19.18: “A Higher Loyalty,” Sean Hannity and Michael Cohen, babies on the Senate floor, baseball season

4/19/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of Chicago Tribune. They discuss certain obscure details in James Comey’s newly released A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership. The Rascals also debate the value of Sean Hannity’s defense of his relationship with Attorney Michael Cohen. They debate on the vote for babies to be allowed on the U.S. Senate floor. Plus, they discuss Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony...

Duration:00:32:09

The Mincing Rascals 04.12.18: Paul Ryan retires, Facebook CEO testifies, Trump acts on Syria, Chicago Tribune

4/12/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn, Kristen McQueary and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals debate possible reasons for why Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is not running for re-election. Then, they air out their feelings on Facebook’s compromising the data of 87 million people. Some roll their eyes, wondering why President Trump is acting hypocritically, in issuing a tweet about plans to strike Syria. And, some are […]

Duration:00:33:50

The Mincing Rascals 04.06.18: The Chicago Tribune logo, warrior mascots, Scott Pruitt, White House Correspondents Dinner

4/6/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals begin by debating who has the rights to the Chicago Tribune logo on the side of the Tribune Tower following the sale of the building. Then, they discuss cultural appropriation in school mascots. Plus, the Rascals discuss the situation that prompted the door of Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Scott Pruitt to be kicked down as he napped. […]

Duration:00:29:16

The Mincing Rascals 03.29.18: Sister Jean, Scott’s Twitter following, CPR, Heineken

3/29/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Patti Vasquez of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They discuss the popularity of Sister Jean, thanks to Loyola Ramblers success in the NCAA March Madness tournament. Scott discloses a significant, new detail about the 5,000 followers bought under his account on Twitter. The gang goes over the most recent firing in the Trump administration, and the Stormy Daniels “60 Minutes” interview. Plus, the...

Duration:00:38:17

The Mincing Rascals 03.22.18: Andrea Raila election day disaster, marijuana legalization, nondisclosure agreements

3/22/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals discuss how likely it is that Andrea Raila will get an election do-over. That’s after many voters across Illinois were incorrectly told her place on the ballot for Cook County Assessor was no longer eligible. Then, they wonder about the likelihood of the legalization of marijuana in the state of Illinois. And, they weigh the value […]

Duration:00:32:45

The Mincing Rascals Bonus Episode 03.21.18: Primary Election Results

3/21/2018
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The Mincing Rascals record a bonus episode to discuss the results of the Illinois primary election Tuesday. They are John Williams, Steve Bertrand and Justin Kaufmann of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. Check back tomorrow for another drop of this podcast. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3481880/3481880_2018-03-21-134520.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D4191.mp3

Duration:00:28:35

The Mincing Rascals 03.15.18: Governor Rauner’s veto, offshore accounts, Rex Tillerson, Pennsylvania

3/15/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio, and Kristen McQueary, Scott Stantis and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. They debate best ways to regulate gun purchases, in light of Governor Rauner’s veto of the gun bill Tuesday. They decide how truthful J.B. Pritzker is on his offshore accounts. And, they wonder what drove the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Finally, the Rascals consider the turnout of voters in Pennsylvania’s special election.Be sure...

Duration:00:33:20

The Mincing Rascals 03.08.18: Stormy Daniels, CityKey and voting, House Speaker Madigan, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

3/8/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis of the Chicago Tribune. They decide how the Stormy Daniels lawsuit ought to be handled, and whether or not this issue is as harmful as some of the president’s others. And, the Rascals discuss the CityKey card, reportedly enabling all its users to register to vote. The group talks about the most effective gubernatorial ads, from those that target House Speaker House […]

Duration:00:35:47

The Mincing Rascals 03.01.18: Trump and the NRA, Janus v. AFSCME, Obama Library, White Sox

3/1/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn, Scott Stantis and Kristen McQueary of the Chicago Tribune. This week, they begin by discussing what reported “white lies” have been told by the former White House communications director Hope Hicks. Then, the Rascals dissect President Trump’s words in meeting with a bipartisan group of Senators Wednesday. The group disagrees on which side has the best argument in the Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 union fees case. And, […]

Duration:00:29:40

The Mincing Rascals 02.22.18: White House listening session, Speaker Madigan and harassment, rude Blackhawks fans, Mark Konkol’s cover

2/22/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Eric Zorn and Kristen McQueary of Chicago Tribune. The Rascals judge President Trump’s handling of the White House listening session, which he held for survivors of the Florida shooting. And, they discuss the validity of National Rifle Association contributions to lawmakers. The group goes on to discuss what they believe to be the House Speaker Mike Madigan’s position following two harassment cases under his watch....

Duration:00:34:36

The Mincing Rascals 02.15.18: Florida school shooting and gun control, Melania Trump’s silence, harassment case in Madigan’s office turns discrimination case

2/15/2018
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The Mincing Rascals are WGN Radio’s John Williams and Steve Bertrand, and Chicago Tribune’s Eric Zorn and Scott Stantis. The shooting in Florida once again brings gun control into the national dialogue, a topic that the Rascals are tired of seeing the government repeatedly and deliberately circumventing. Amid Stormy Daniels’ continuing prevalence, the Rascals question First Lady Melania Trump’s silence. They then go on to discuss the discrimination case former campaign worker Alaina...

Duration:00:32:11