The Talk of Connecticut
Show Rundown for Wednesday, November 16th 2016
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IAN TUTTLE - (writer at the National Review (Fox calls us)


Before embarking on the last foreign trip of his presidency, President Obama spoke to the press stating that it will not be so easy for President-elect Donald Trump to roll back regulatory policies already in place. Donald Trump has vowed to repeal and replace Obamacare while also cancelling “every unconstitutional executive action, memorandum and order issued by President Obama.” This could preview a long fight ahead between President Obama’s allies and the majority Republicans taking control over the House and Senate next year. The President-elect has also pledged to sharply increase oil and gas drilling on federal lands while also repealing the Clean Power Plan, President Obama’s strategy to limit carbon pollution from coal-fired power plants, a big part of the President’s plan to fight global warming. President Obama is warning that unraveling these policies is not as easy as some say.

State Senate GOP leader LEN FASANO

MORE TENSION AT THE STATE CAPITOL Len will respond to remarks from Governor Malloy yesterday criticizing his predecessors for -- in his mind -- creating the state's current budget mess. Following Tuesday’s State Bond Commission meeting at the Capitol, the Governor appeared to be rebutting the Republican narrative that helped them make tremendous gains in legislative elections last week adding, “I get blamed for tax increases. You know who should get blamed? My predecessors.” Malloy says that because Republican Governor Jodi Rell, and Republican Governor John Rowland before her, went along with the Democrats that have controlled the Assembly in not fully funding the State’s employee pension obligations; and that is the real reason the state continues to face enormous deficits.

SIMON OWEN - (Fox News Radio / live from London)

POTUS IN GREECE President Barack Obama issued a warning Tuesday against "crude nationalism" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory, saying during a news conference on his final overseas trip that the President-elect had tapped into a "troubling" strain of rhetoric playing on Americans' fears of globalization to win the presidency. Speaking in Athens, Obama said he recognized an "anger and fear in the American population" over threats of mechanization and globalization, but that Republican officials didn't use facts when making their case about the US economy.


Senator Blumenthal will talk about his opposition to STEPHEN BANNON being selected at President-elect DONALD TRUMP's senior White House adviser.

JESSICA GOLLOHER - (Fox News Radio / live from Jerusalem)


U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he hopes Donald Trump will shift course on global warming and "understand the seriousness and urgency" of addressing the problem. "As president of the United States I'm sure that he will understand this, he will listen and he will evaluate his campaign remarks," Ban said Tuesday. Trump has called global warming a "hoax" and pledged during his campaign to "cancel" the landmark Paris climate agreement adopted last year. Speaking to reporters at his last U.N. climate conference as secretary-general, Ban said he's sure the president-elect "will make a good, wise decision and I'm going to discuss this matter more in person." French President Francois Hollande says the Paris deal to fight climate change is "irreversible" and says the United States must respect the decision by the Obama administration to join the deal.

ANDY MARKOWSKI (Connecticut state director for the National Federation of Independent Businesses)

Andy will join us to chat about the NFIB's outlook for the coming holiday shopping season.

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