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Three Martini Lunch is a funny, edgy and fast-paced podcast of the day's major political stories, hosted by Radio America's Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty

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Washington, DC

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Three Martini Lunch is a funny, edgy and fast-paced podcast of the day's major political stories, hosted by Radio America's Greg Corombos and Jim Geraghty

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English


Episodes

Biden Mulls Border Orders, Debt Interest Exceeds Defense Spending, Labeling Biden as 'Great'

2/20/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they break down what Biden is reportedly considering on the border, the interest on our debt rapidly spiraling out of control, and an ex-GOP campaign figure telling Dems to declare Biden a "great" president. First, they assess an Axios story about how Biden is considering executive action that could significantly reduce the number of people illegally flooding into our country. He allegedly wants to claim that he taking action on the issue while Republicans just talk about it. Taking this action would not only confirm what conservatives have been screaming this for years about executive action, but, if done right, would actually do some good - even if it's only an election year ploy. Then they fume at the news that paying off the quickly accumulating interest on our $34 trillion+ national debt will cost more than defense spending this year. Higher interest rates are the reason for the higher payments, but reckless spending is the reason that higher interest rates were needed. And neither party has any interest in even discussing possible remedies for our debt. Finally, they get a big laugh out of former Republican campaign official turned Lincoln Project figure Stuart Stevens pleading with Democrats to go beyond arguing that Biden is preferable to Trump and start declaring Biden to be a "great" president. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. BIOptimizers https://magbreakthrough.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com Use code MARTINI to save an additional 15% off.

Duration:00:21:04

Red States & the Economy, State Dept. IG Probes Biden's Iran Envoy, Egypt Fed Up with Hamas

2/19/2024
Please pause your celebrations of Benjamin Harrison and James Buchanan on this Presidents Day and join Jim and Greg for good, bad, and crazy martinis. First, after a few opening thoughts on how celebrating Washington and Lincoln has now been diluted into recognizing all presidents and how we can reverse this, Jim and Greg dig into an ABC News report on how the strongest states economically are predominantly red states. However, the story spends much more time asserting that better weather and progressive cities in red states are the key to success and attracting more businesses and employees. However, the real reasons are simple: lower taxes, right to work laws, and less regulation. They also welcome a more formal State Department Inspector General investigation into the rather abrupt dismissal and stripping of security clearance for Biden's Iran envoy, Robert Malley. The Semafor story breaking the news also lays out red flags concerning Malley before Biden even took office. Finally, they welcome Egypt's foreign minister getting fed up with Hamas for refusing to recognize Israel and failing to renounce its genocidal tactics in order to bring a ceasefire to the area. And please enjoy the Presidents Day special Jim and I did about four underappreciated presidents back in 2020. https://www.spreaker.com/episode/america-s-underappreciated-presidents--22780285 Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now. BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! Fast Growing Trees https://fastgrowingtrees.com Use code MARTINI to save an additional 15% off.

Duration:00:24:20

Fani's Crumbling Credibility, Biden's Denial Debunked, Chicago's Criminal Incompetence

2/16/2024
Jim Geraghty is back today as he and Greg serve up three compelling martinis to close out the week! First, they take a look what seems to be the devastating case exposing the lying and corruption of Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis. She is now in serious legal danger after lying about the details of her personal relationship with a man she hired to prosecute former President Trump on racketeering charges. Even more serious, her lover paid for their lavish vacations on the office's credit card. He and Willis claim she reimbursed him in cash so there no way way to confirm it. They also groan as President Biden is either caught in another lie or another senior moment. Just days after Biden denied forgetting when his son died and claimed to remember being angry that he was even asked about it, NBC News reports that the special counsel did not ask about it. Biden brought it up and got it wrong. They also discuss how Biden's enraged tough guy act is pathetic and tiresome. Finally, they highlight the criminal incompetence of Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. This week, Johnson said he was ending the city's contract with ShotSpotter, the audio technology that alerts police when and where gunshots are fired. Johnson also said he planned to keep the technology until after this summer's Democratic National Convention. But the company says without a contract, it's shutting down the service today. Please visit our great sponsors: BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:24:49

Putin Prefers Biden, Is U.S. Ammo Dependent on the Ukraine Bill? The War on Coffee Rages On

2/15/2024
Undisputed King of Stuff, columnist, and longtime Ricochet Editor-in-Chief Jon Gabriel is in for Jim today. Today, Jon and Greg react to Russian President Vladimir Putin saying he prefers President Biden over former President Trump, calling Biden "more experienced and more predictable." Trump calls it a compliment while Biden supporters say Putin is trying some reverse psychology. They also recoil as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell tells National Review he doesn't know how U.S. ammunition and ordnance will get replenished unless the Ukraine aid bill gets passed. Regardless of what anyone thinks of assistance for Ukraine, why in the world is our own national security dependent on this legislation? Finally, Jon takes an extra shot of espresso as he flays the latest efforts to urge people to stay away from coffee. Last time, the fun police said coffee was harming the planet. Now they claim caffeine is dangerous to your health. Jon isn't buying that for a second. Please visit our great sponsors: BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:19:45

Mayorkas Impeached, Dems Gain House Seat, $50 Minimum Wage?

2/14/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they tackle two big stories involving the House of Representatives and an absurd idea from a California U.S. Senate candidate that would plunge us into economic disaster. First, they're pleased to see the Republicans muster just enough votes to impeach Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas. It would have been much better to get this done right the first time and Mayorkas will undoubtedly be acquitted in the Senate, but the impeachment is richly deserved and it gives Republicans a chance to highlight the Biden border chaos during an impeachment trial. Then they sigh as the Democrats comfortably pick up another House seat as former Rep. Tom Suozzi wins the seat vacated by the expulsion of Republican Rep. George Santos. Donald Trump says the GOP candidate didn't embrace him enough. Other critics suggest the party is too closely identified with Trump and dysfunction in Washington. So what does this tell us might be coming in in November? Finally, they shake their heads as California Rep. Barbara Lee calls for a $50 per hour minimum wage in the latest California U.S. Senate debate and explain why her plan would create an economic catastrophe. Please visit our great sponsors: BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:23:22

Three Martinis with Dana Perino

2/13/2024
Today, Jim and Greg once again take the rare step of bringing a special guest to the 3 Martini Lunch. Today, they welcome in former White House Press Secretary Dana Perino, who is now co-host of "The Five" and "America's Newsroom" on the Fox News Channel. She was also a moderator for one of the Republican presidential primary debates. They begin with a discussion of the White House press office, how Perino approached the job during the final years of the George W. Bush administration, how Karine Jean-Pierre is handling the duties, and where the blame properly lies for the communications problems within the Biden White House. Next, they turn to the 2024 presidential campaign and why Perino believes the report from Special Counsel Robert Hur amounts to the "death knell" for the Biden re-election campaign. They also examine how to maintain viewer interest when the major party primaries are very one-sided, and her thoughts after seeing the results of the Nevada GOP primary. Finally, they reflect upon Perino's opportunity to co-moderate one of the Republican primary presidential debates, what it was like to be in the middle of the fray, and why she believes the current format of debates no longer serve the public well. Please visit our great sponsors: BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:34:30

Scandal-Free Super Bowl, Rep. Gallagher Calls It Quits, Biden's Bogus 'Shrinkflation' Argument

2/12/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they share some thoughts on the Super Bowl and dive into two big political stories. First, they have generally positive reviews of the Super Bowl, other than the fact that the game seemed to last forever. They were pleased there was no officiating controversy that played a huge role in deciding the game like there was last year and we didn't seem to be inundated with too much woke indoctrination in the ads. Then, they wince as Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher surprisingly announces he will retire from Congress at the end of this year. While clearly disagreeing with Gallagher's decision to vote against impeaching Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, they point out Gallagher is usually a very reliable conservative vote and he is doing good work exposing the threat that the Chinese Communist Party poses to the United States. Finally, they hammer President Biden's low-energy, mumbling nonsense about how he is fed up with "shrinkflation" and companies charging the same amount for less product. Not only does Biden pretend this isn't directly related to his inflationary policies but Jim points out that this exposes his own false narrative about the supposed success of "Bidenomics." Please visit our great sponsors: BIOptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martinifree Get your Free 14-day supply of Magnesium Breakthrough today! 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:25:02

Joe Biden's Damage Control Disaster

2/9/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they break down many aspects of what may be one of the most damaging days to Joe Biden's presidency. First, they begin with the news that Special Counsel Robert Hur is recommending no charges against Biden despite his conclusion that Biden "willfully retained and disclosed classified material.” But Biden's day got much worse very fast when Hur said one of the reasons there would be no charges is because a jury would likely see Biden as "a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory," who could not remember when exactly he was vice president or when his son, Beau, died. That left the Biden team crowing about the absence of charges but denouncing one the of the key arguments about why there should be no charges. Then they break down the disastrous Biden press conference, in which he denied disclosing any classified material, blamed any improper storage of classified documents on his staff, and then wrongly said Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was president of Mexico instead of Egypt. Finally, they shake their heads at assertions that the reporters at the press conference were behaving in an "awful" and "revolting" manner and wonder what Biden's communications team was thinking setting up this press conference in the first place. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:26:19

Dems vs. Biden on Natural Gas, Sen. Murphy's Stunning Admission, Biden's Chats with Dead People

2/8/2024
Join Jim and Greg for three very revealing martinis today. First, they welcome Democrats from Pennsylvania and Ohio begging President Biden to reconsider his pause on liquefied natural gas exports to some countries because it's bad for their states' economies - not to mention an obvious effort to pander to environmental activists. Then they're stunned to see Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy admit on national television that "undocumented Americans" are the "people we care about most" in the immigration debate. But as as absurd as that thinking is, Jim thinks Murphy just handed Republicans a huge gift for this election cycle. Finally, they chronicle how President Biden's verbal stumbles, lapses in memory, and overall mental decline are now obvious multiple times per day. The latest examples include forgetting the name of Hamas and repeated telling a story from 2021 and referencing leaders from France and Germany who not only haven't held office this century but have been dead for years. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:19:41

Ronna Resigning from RNC, House GOP Humiliation, Trump Wants Bud Light Truce

2/7/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they document the potential good news and definitely bad and crazy news for the Republican Party. First, they react to the news that Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel will reportedly resign following the GOP South Carolina primary later this month. They chronicle her very unimpressive record on elections, fundraising, and leadership, and how tough the job will be for whoever follows her. Then, they grimace as House Republicans fail to pass two very high-profile pieces of legislation on Tuesday, namely the impeachment of Homeland Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and military aid for Israel. It is a very slim majority for the GOP, but knowing whether you have the votes to pass things is should be obvious. Finally, they're unimpressed as Donald Trump suddenly says it's time to let bygones be bygones with Bud Light after the Dylan Mulvaney fiasco from last year, because he thinks Anheuser-Busch is a good company. But there seem to be other reasons for this sudden declaration. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:19:57

Dartmouth Reconsiders the SAT, Iran Not Fazed by U.S. Response, Left's Laughable Border Talk

2/6/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they dive into three big martinis today! First, they welcome Dartmouth's decision to once again use the SAT as a factor in admissions. Not only is it one of several valuable tools when considering an application, but Jim's reporting also shows that efforts to get rid of the SAT actually hurt minority applicants. Next, they groan as the U.S. military response of warning Iran when and where our airstrikes would happen obviously did nothing to correct Iran's antagonistic behavior - as evidenced by another attack that killed six people working alongside the U.S. Finally, they get a good laugh from Democrats pretending they care about having a secure border and trying to position themselves as the hawks and Republicans as obstructionists if the GOP opposes one particular bill. The latest example is MSNBC's Al Sharpton suddenly calling the illegal immigration crisis an "invasion." Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:17:14

Biden Trounced on Key Issues, Horrible Border Bill, Dem Voters Ignore Alternatives

2/5/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they dissect horrible polling numbers for President Biden, an easy win for him in the South Carolina primary, and the absolute non-starter of a border security bill. First, they dig through an NBC poll showing Biden not only trailing Donald Trump but getting trounced by large margins on issues ranging from border security to the economy to crime to America's standing in the world. And the approval numbers for Vice President Kamala Harris are even worse than Biden's. They also shudder as the early warnings about the contents of a border security bill are proven accurate - from allowing nearly 5,000 illegal entries per day in perpetuity to liberally issued work permits for those waiting to have their alleged asylum claims ruled upon. Finally, polling regularly shows that Democrats are leery about having President Biden as their nominee again in 2024 but you'd never know it by how easily he crushed his low-profile rivals in Saturday's South Carolina primary. Turnout may have been exceedingly low, but it's obvious that neither of his challengers provide much appeal for the base. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Stay connected with the Patriot Power Solar Generator 2000X on sale now.

Duration:00:23:08

Strong January Jobs Report, Racism vs. Reality Over Walgreen's, RNC's Financial Disaster

2/2/2024
Join Jim and Greg for good, bad, and crazy martinis to wrap up the work week! First, they're impressed as the U.S. economy added 353,000 jobs in January - nearly double the amount expected. They also discuss the potential political impact of reports like this on the 2024 campaign and some additional caveats to the strong numbers. Then they sigh as squad member and Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley accuses Walgreen's of racial discrimination for closing a second store in her district instead of exploring what other reasons the company would have for shutting down that location. Finally, they fume after a shocking report from Red State shows how the Republican National Committee recklessly spent of money on flowers, limousines, consultants, and office supplies, while the Democratic National Committee focused expenditures on Get Out the Vote campaigns, maintaining voter files, and helping other Dem organizations. And the news only gets worse from there. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:19:52

Biden & Palestinian Statehood, Tlaib Rejects Ban on Hamas Entering the U.S., D.C. Officials Flunk Crime 101

2/1/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they serve up three alarming martinis today. First, they fume as the Biden administration is reportedly considering public recognition of a Palestinian state, possibly with no conditions whatsoever. Whether it's really under consideration or just a diplomatic tool to pressure Israel, Jim and Greg explain why this is a terrible idea. Then they groan as far left radicals Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush are the only two House members to oppose a resolution barring members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad from coming to the U.S. - as well as anyone else proven to be part of the October 7th attacks against Israel. Finally, they shake their heads as District of Columbia Attorney General Brian Schwalb says arrests and prosecutions are not going to solve the rampant carjackings and other crimes engulfing our nation's capital. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:19:09

House Nears Mayorkas Impeachment, Iran Militia Says No More Attacks, Turning Humans Into Blank Slates?

1/31/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they dish up three big martinis today and update one from Tuesday. Before the first martini, they respond to unnamed Trump advisers suggesting a "holy war" against Taylor Swift if she publicly endorses Biden. Instead of just ignoring it if that happens, the former president's team seems committed to the worst possible strategy. Then it's on to the good martini as the House Homeland Security Committee approves two articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Sec. Alejandro Mayorkas, who has incessantly lied to the American people about the border being secure and under control - and has done nothing to stem the tide of people entering the U.S. ilegally. Next, they get a kick out of an Iran-backed militia group, that was likely behind the deadly attack on U.S. forces in Jordan, saying it won't attack any more so there's no need for a U.S. military response. Sorry terrorists, it doesn't work that way! Finally, they recoil at prominent Silicon Valley figure Bryan Johnson not only trying to stay alive for hundreds of years, but now saying he wants us to "divorce from all human norms, all human customs, and all human thought" and turn us into "blank slates." Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:23:15

Trump Tax Leaker Imprisoned, Biden Donors Get First Iran Thoughts, A Swift-Kelce Psy-Op?

1/30/2024
Join Jim and Greg today for the return of the good martini, a very important bad one, and a highly-spirited crazy martini that either indicates a sinister left-wing plot, the rescue of Western Civilization, or just maybe, something in between. First, they are pleasantly surprised to see a serious prosecution and sentencing for the IRS contractor who leaked President Trump tax returns to the media. Then, they're a bit puzzled as to why the Pentagon is so sure that Iran doesn't want war with the U.S. But Jim also fumes as President Biden refuses to make any public statement on American forces being killed by Iranian proxies but will likely address it and the U.S. response to donors at a private dinner tonight in Florida. Finally, Jim and Greg address the notion that the Taylor Swift-Travis Kelce relationship is a psychological operation orchestrated by Democrats and is designed to help Biden get re-elected. They explain why the psy-op theory doesn't hold up, which cynical theory makes more sense, and what to conclude if the relationship is genuine. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:26:56

Iran Proxies Kill U.S. Forces, Jean-Pierre's Incompetence, Ilhan Omar's True Allegiance

1/29/2024
Join Jim and Greg as they kick off the week with three difficult martinis! First, they're furious over Iranian-backed militia forces targeting, killing, and wounding American troops in Jordan. What is the best way to punish Iran now since President Biden's "proportionate" approach did not deter the first 150 attacks? Then they cringe as White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre completely mangles a short message of condolences for the families of the American personnel killed in Jordan and even suggests our military fights for the Biden administration. Finally, they dissect the latest insanity from Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar after she says her first loyalty is to Somalia followed by Islam. Is America anywhere on her short list? Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:21:26

UN's Kangaroo Court Hits Israel, Biden's Natural Gas Nonsense, Originalism & Trump on the Ballot

1/26/2024
Former Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney and National Review Contributing Editor Andy McCarthy is in for Jim today, and he and Greg serve up three lousy martinis. First, they roll their eyes as the United Nations' irrelevant International Court of Justice orders Israel to stop committing acts of genocide in Gaza, must allow aid to flow in, and must not destroy evidence of alleged genocide. The court did not demand an immediate ceasefire, which South Africa had requested. They also groan as President Biden suspends liquefied natural gas exports to certain nations due to climate change concerns. Andy explains how this is a major giveaway to Russia and they both shake their heads over how Biden appears to be caving to environmental activists in pretending that natural gas is bad for the planet. Finally, they get a kick out of a Yale University law professor arguing that the self-described originalists on the Supreme Court must boot Donald Trump from the ballot or they will be hypocrites and...of course...the legitimacy of the Supreme Court will be damaged. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:26:42

Abbott vs. Biden at the Border, Zero Palestinians Reject Hamas Attacks, Trump Warns Haley Donors

1/25/2024
There are no good martinis today but there are two very important bad ones and a crazy one too! First, they dive into Texas Gov. Greg Abbott insisting that Texas will keep defending the border because the Biden administration has chosen not to, and he says the Constitution is clearly on his side. Meanwhile, some Democrats want President Biden to take federal control of the Texas National Guard because Abbott is allegedly defying an order from the U.S. Supreme Court. Then they recoil at a new poll out of the West Bank. They expected a disturbingly high percentage of residents there to consider the October attacks by Hamas against Israel to be "legitimate resistance." They were not ready for zero percent of them to say it was "illegitimate resistance." How do you hope to ever reach any sort of stability when virtually all people there think what Hamas did was OK. Finally, they scratch their heads as Donald Trump lashes out at Nikki Haley donors and says that, going forward, anyone who donates to her is banished from MAGA forever. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:19:15

Phillips' Surprising Showing, Nikki Haley & Non-Republican Votes, Does Putin Want Alaska Back?

1/24/2024
The New Hampshire primaries are in the books and we've got two martinis reviewing the votes and one other truly crazy idea. First, they applaud Minnesota Rep. Dean Phillips for getting nearly 20 percent of the vote on the Democrats' side even though the primary was non-binding. They also appreciate him being only one of the few Democrats bothering to speak with Trump supporters and not writing them off as unredeemable like President Biden often does. Then they react to Donald Trump's double-digit win over Nikki Haley in the Republican primary. And with Haley winning a large majority of unaffiliated voters, does this indicate that these voters are gettable for the GOP or were they just creating mischief? Finally, they react to conflicting reports that Vladimir Putin is seeking to restore additional territory that once belonged to Russia - including Alaska. Please visit our great sponsors: 4Patriot https://4Patriots.com/martini Catch the deal of the day before it is gone! Bioptimizers https://bioptimizers.com/martini Use promo code MARTINI for 10% off your order.

Duration:00:18:48