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The weekend of October 27th on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the weekend of October 27th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis can be found on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida. Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repairextreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am Eastern Time with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm Eastern Time, Saturday’s at 6pm and Sunday’s at 8pm on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 21,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

Winter is Coming: Donald Trump claims to have an October Surprise for Barack Obama


Real estate mogul, reality television star, de facto leader of the “birther” movement, and proxy for Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, is planning a “big announcement” about President Barack Obama.

“I have something very, very big concerning the President of the United States,” Trump toldFox & FriendsMonday morning during a phone interview.  “I will be announcing it sometime on Wednesday and it’s going to be very big.”

“Will it change the election?” co-host Gretchen Carlson asked Trump.

“Possibly,” replied Trump. “It’s very big–bigger than anybody would know.”

The Donald – who has live-tweeted during the presidential debates – said he would likely make his announcement on “the Twitter” @realDonaldTrump.

The “Celebrity Apprentice” host was scheduled to deliver a “big surprise” at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, but Hurricane Isaac forced the GOP to cut his appearance from the truncated schedule. 

Predictably so, the video featured an Obama impersonator that was fired by Trump.

According to The Cleveland LeaderTrump’s pre-announcement comes on the same day another alleged bombshell is scheduled to drop.  

The Octsurprise.com website has a running countdown set to expire at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time but offers few details.

“One of your presidential candidates isn’t being honest with you,” the website’s Twitter bio reads. “Stay tuned to find out which one it is.”

Similar to the term “Winter is Coming,” October Surprise is a term in political jargon referring to a late-in-the-campaign-season news event with enough potential to influence an election result.

Tune in at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the surprise announcement @OctSurprise.

First Lady Michelle Obama to visit Davie ahead of Presidential Debate


As President Barack Obama prepares for his third and final presidential debate against former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at Lynn University on Monday, First Lady Michelle Obama will be rallying supporters at Broward College in Davie.

The First Lady will speak to grassroots supporters Monday afternoon in the George Mayer Gymnasium on Broward College’s Central Campus in Davie.  Tentatively scheduled for 3 p.m., Michelle Obama’s speech will take place just hours before President Barack Obama squares off against Mitt Romney in the decisive third debate.

Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis Friday from 12 noon until 9:30 p.m. at the below locations.  Any remaining tickets will be available Saturday from 9 a.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Organizing for America – Hollywood
2001 Tyler Street
Hollywood, FL 33020

Organizing for America – Miramar
6750 Pembroke Road
Miramar, FL 33023

Organizing for America – Pembroke Pines
2104 N. Flamingo Road
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Monday’s debate between Obama and Romney at Lynn University in Boca Raton will focus on foreign policy.  Bob Schieffer – moderator of the third 2012 presidential debate – has selected the topics.

Subject to possible change, Schieffer has revealed the topics for the third and final debate:

* America’s Role in the World
* Our Longest War – Afghanistan and Pakistan
* Red Lines – Israel and Iran
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – I
* The Changing Middle East and the New Face of Terrorism – II
* The Rise of China and Tomorrow’s World

The format calls for six 15-minute time segments, each of which will focus on one of the topics.  Schieffer will open each segment with a question.  Each candidate will have two minutes to respond.  Following the response, Schieffer will use the balance of each 15-minute segment to facilitate a discussion on the topic.

The Lynn University debate will start at 9:00 p.m. ET and run for 90 minutes.

The debate will be the third and final time that President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney share the stage before the November 6 general election for president.

Presidential Debate: Local station AM 740 WSBR broadcasting from Lynn University


 

Interesting guests and election related topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis as they broadcast live Monday from Lynn University and the final presidential debate before Decision 2012.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis can be found on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida. Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Over 5,000 credentialed members of the media have begun pouring onto the Boca Raton campus for Monday’s third and final debate.

Several weekend talk shows, including CBS News’ “Face the Nation” — whose host, Bob Schieffer, is moderating— are also expected to broadcast live on or near the campus.

And Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross is not one to brag about the attention.

“We’ve been waiting for a moment like this,” Ross told reporters Tuesday, on the eve of the Hofstra University debate between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. “We’ve been wanting to tell our story at Lynn for a long time.”

Lynn University now has the opportunity to shine in a nationwide spotlight.

According to Ross, Lynn University has seen a substantial rise in visits to the school website since the announcement was made that they would stage one of the highly coveted debates.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what we think will be intense interest,” Ross stated, although he also added that he wanted to keep an intimate atmosphere at Lynn and not expand much.

“I want people to know about the great teachers and teaching going on here.”

A relative unknown even among some Palm Beach County residents, Lynn University is home to over 2,100 students and faculty.

Lynn University last made major news in 2010 following the earthquake in Haiti, where four students and two faculty members were killed.

Ross noted Tuesday that the families of the earthquake victims were invited to all debate-related events, stating “we promised those families those stories would always be told.”

Abuzz with activity from workers and Secret Service personnel, Lynn University is spending almost $5 million – including more than $1 million in technology infrastructure – to successfully host the debate.  Ross said the university raised about half of the $5 million and will absorb the remainder while considering it an “investment” in the university’s future.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Connie Mack, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians, attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Carlos Gimenez, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am Eastern Time with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm Eastern Time, Saturday’s at 6pm and Sunday’s at 8pm on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 21,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

Was the Vice Presidential debate really a draw?


Vice President Joe Biden took to the debate stage Thursday night in Danville, Ky., to square off against the man who may one day replace him as second in command.

That man was Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

It was clear from the start that Biden’s real mission was to undo President Barack Obama’s lackluster debate performance last week against Mitt Romney, the Republican nominee.

The vice president was also seeking to repair Obama’s image, which – in taking a beating – has moved poll numbers in the direction of the GOP ticket.

On issue after issue, Biden attempted to defend the Obama administration and painted the Romney/Ryan ticket as out of step with the needs and concerns of average Americans.

“A bunch of malarkey,” responded the vice president when Ryan warned that cutting defense spending would make the country weak.

Turning to the economy – and referring to the Romney/Ryan presidential ticket – Biden stated: “I’ve never met two guys who are more down on America across the board.”

Ryan erred on the side of caution and avoided mistakes.   Displaying a mastery of fiscal policy gained as chairman of the House Budget Committee, he assured swing voters that the policies of a Romney presidency would not decimate social programs.

While Biden has a well earned reputation for making gaffes, his worst moments came when he was not actually speaking but remained under the unblinking gaze of the camera.

As Ryan spoke, the split television screen picked up the vice president’s smirks, smiles, grins, scorn and general dismissiveness for the views of an opponent he repeatedly called “my friend.”

At one point, it clearly appeared that Biden was giving Ryan his middle finger.

In failing to suppress his feelings, the vice president came across as an immature, rude, insensitive and quirky person – an individual too unstable to be a heartbeat away from the presidency.

While Biden’s frequent interruptions probably helped revive the Democratic Party faithful, they may have been too much for the less partisan viewer.

“Mr. Vice President, I know you’re under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground, but I think people would be better served if we don’t keep interrupting each other,” stated Ryan.

Where President Obama failed in his first debate against Mitt Romney, the vice president tried making up for lost ground.

Biden raised the Republican presidential nominee’s controversial comment, in which Romney casually mentioned that 47 percent of Americans do not pay income taxes and are government-dependent freeloaders who consider themselves victims.

“These people are my mom and dad, the people I grew up with, my neighbors,” said Biden. “They pay more effective tax than Governor Romney pays in his federal income tax. They are elderly people who, in fact, are living off of Social Security. They are veterans and people fighting in Afghanistan right now.”

Ryan defended Romney, drawing laughs from the audience when he responded, “The vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don’t come out of your mouth the right way.”

Biden retorted: “But I always say what I mean. And so does Romney.”

One of Ryan’s missions was to provide Americans with a softer side of Romney, a son of privilege whom many have viewed as being out of touch with the average voter.

Ryan told a story of how the GOP presidential nominee had come to the aid of a family whose children were hurt in an automobile accident.

He also praised Romney for giving 30 percent of his income to charity.

“Stop talking about how you care about people,” Biden retorted. “Show me something. Show me a policy.”

Biden came to the debate with far more experience than Congressman Ryan. He was elected to the U.S. Senate when Ryan was only 2 years old, has twice run for president and was matched up against then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in a vice-presidential debate four years ago.

Instant polls following the debate suggested that viewers considered the matchup a draw.  This does not bode well upon Biden, a U.S. Senator for 36 years and an experienced debater.

As history has proven, vice-presidential debates rarely change the course of a campaign.  Any impact this debate may have will certainly be superseded when Obama and Romney for their second debate next Tuesday at Hofstra University. Audience members will get to ask most of the questions in this town-hall style debate.

A third and final debate between President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will be held Oct. 22nd at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.   I will be there.

The weekend of October 12th on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis


Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the weekend of October 12th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis.

As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and cutting edge issues, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis can be found on AM 740 WSBR in south Florida. Hosted by Bill Lewis, the show broadcasts live weekdays at 7am.

Originally launched on AM 1400 WFTL in 2004, as the “Credit Restoration Consultants Hour,” Bill Lewis provided self-help tips and advice regarding credit repair, finances, and related topics. Throughout the years, Bill’s show strayed from the original concept of providing financial awareness to his listeners.

In an effort to strengthen his listener base and to broaden the topics hosted, Bill launched The Credit Report with Bill Lewis upon moving to AM 1470 WWNN within the Beasley Broadcasting group.

Listeners were searching for help regarding a myriad of topics from credit repair, extreme coupon shopping, and foreclosure matters, but welcomed the political format that Bill introduced locally to a south Florida audience.

Since the show’s inception, Bill Lewis has interviewed some of the country’s leading politicians, including: Rudy Giuliani, John McCain, Herman Cain, Chris Christie, Jon Huntsman, Allen West, Rick Scott, George LeMieux, Jeff Atwater, Pam Bondi, Marco Rubio, Sharon Day, Alex Sink, Adam Putnam, Charlie Crist, Bill McCollum, Jeff Kottkamp, Jennifer Carroll, Christine O’Donnell, among others.

In addition, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis has hosted a number of politicians as well as attorneys and financial experts in the south Florida area. Among the dozens that have appeared on the show are Carlos Reyes, Al Lamberti, Chip LaMarca, Adam Hasner, Ellyn Bogdanoff, Tom Rooney, Roger Stone, Bob Davids, Lori Parrish, Richard Denapoli, Rico Petrocelli, Jamie McDonnell, Jim Lewis, Tom Lauder, and John Contini.

The Credit Report with Bill Lewis airs live, Monday through Friday from 7am-8am Eastern Time with an encore presentation Saturday’s at 3pm on AM 740 WSBR. Streaming audio is available at http://www.wsbrradio.com and on air participation is welcome at (888) 721-0074.

If you miss the early broadcast, The Credit Report with Bill Lewis is still available weeknights at 9pm Eastern Time, Saturday’s at 6pm and Sunday’s at 8pm on AM 1470 WWNN by streaming audio at http://www.wwnnradio.com.

Going head-to-head against Steve Kane and Jimmy Cefalo, Bill Lewis promises more “talk” and fewer commercials.

For daily updates on The Credit Report with Bill Lewis, you can join Bill’s 21,950 plus fans on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/thecreditreportwithbilllewis.

William E. Lewis Jr.

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