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Tim Constantine

Tim Constantine

Tim Constantine hosts "The Capitol Hill Show" every weekday from Washington, D.C., broadcasting to listeners all across the United States. He combines his background in TV and radio, his experience in public office, his controversial fall from grace and his hard-nose business approach with his understated sense of humor for the most-entertaining radio program anywhere.

Tim has the unique position among talk radio's elite as having been on the other side of the interview microphone almost as much as he's been the one asking the questions. Never mean, but always seeking truth and accuracy, he is a breath of fresh air in today's world of mindless talking points from the left or the right. He is "America's Voice of Reason." He can be reached at

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FILE - An American flag is displayed on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange on June 29, 2022, in New York. Investors had few places to hide in 2022: Stocks and bonds both nose-dived and crypto tanked. Pocketbook issues were front and center for consumers as prices for food, energy and rent jumped. (AP Photo/Julia Nikhinson, File)

Does America actually want socialism?

In the last couple of Presidential elections, many of the pollsters were embarrassingly off the mark in their read of the American public. One pollster, however, has put together an amazing run. After proving to be America's most accurate national poll in the 2004, 2008, 2012 and 2016 presidential elections, IBD/TIPP did it again in 2020. IBD/TIPP has now been the most accurate in each of the last five presidential election cycles. Published January 20, 2023

FILE - Cash is fanned out from a wallet in North Andover, Mass., June 15, 2018. The U.S. economy grew faster than expected in the July-September 2022 quarter, the government reported Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, underscoring that the United States is not in a recession despite distressingly high inflation and interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve. But the economy is hardly in the clear. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Worldwide recession? Where should investors look?

Predictions for the world economy for 2023 are not good. Nearly all economic experts expect an economic recession to engulf the civilized world, causing hardship and new challenges, just as things had begun to recover from the ravages of COVID-19. No one is spared, not Europe, not Asia and not the United States. The only area of disagreement seems to be how deep and how long the recession will be. Published January 17, 2023

President Joe Biden speaks in the South Court Auditorium on the White House complex in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, about the infusion of nearly $36 billion to shore up a financially troubled union pension plan, preventing severe cuts to the retirement incomes of more than 350,000 Teamster workers and retirees across the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Actions have consequences except in Joe Biden’s America

Growing up in yesteryear America, there was any number of simple phrases intended to teach personal responsibility. "Save up for a rainy day" and "work hard to get ahead" were among them. The American dream itself was built on the notion that every American had the opportunity to create a better life for himself or herself and for his or her family. Published December 11, 2022

Belgium forward Eden Hazard (10) plays the ball as Canada defender Alistair Johnston (2) defends during first half Group F World Cup soccer action at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

American media’s embarrassingly self righteous coverage of the World Cup

Soccer isn't the most popular sport in the United States. In fact, it's not even close. Football, baseball and basketball dominate the television viewing habits of Americans. The NFL's Super Bowl is America's largest annual television event with an audience of more than 110 million people each year. Published November 23, 2022

Former President Donald Trump announces he is running for president for the third time as he pauses while speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla., Nov. 15, 2022. Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel on Friday to oversee the Justice Department's investigation into the presence of classified documents at former President Donald Trump's Florida estate as well as key aspects of a separate probe involving the Jan. 6 insurrection and efforts to undo the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) **FILE**

Open letter to Donald Trump

This week you announced your intention to run for President yet again in 2024. Your track record is one of surprises, combative proclamations, bucking the system and in all fairness, some impressive accomplishments. Published November 18, 2022

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2021 file photo, Fulton County Georgia elections workers process absentee ballots for the Senate runoff election in Atlanta.  The seeds of misinformation about next week's 2022 midterm elections were planted in 2020. That's when baseless conspiracy theories about the presidential election took root and festered, helping to spur the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Despite efforts by tech companies to slow their spread, misleading claims about mail ballots, vote tallying and certification never went away. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)

Final prediction for control of the U.S. Senate

The government of the United States has three branches, The Executive, the Judicial and the Legislative. The Executive Branch is made up of the President and the various departments and divisions that fall under his authority. The Judicial Branch interprets the Constitution and its application to all phases of American living. Federal Judges and Supreme Court Justices are appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the US Senate. Published November 4, 2022

FILE - President Joe Biden drives a Cadillac Lyriq through the showroom during a tour at the Detroit Auto Show, Sept. 14, 2022, in Detroit. Biden, a self-described “car guy,'' often promises to lead by example by moving swiftly to convert the sprawling federal fleet to zero-emission electric vehicles. But efforts to help meet his ambitious climate goals by eliminating gas-powered vehicles from the federal fleet have lagged. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Electric travel fantasyland

Have you ever observed a circumstance that seemed doomed to certain failure? Perhaps it was the nuptials of a friend when he or she was romantically enamored with someone who no one else believed had your friend's best interest at heart. Maybe it was your teenager's first used car purchase, which seemed like a great road to independence to your child but seemed clear and obvious to you would run very little and cost a lot. Published October 10, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks outside Independence Hall, Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s fascism folly fosters fear but ignores reality

President Joe Biden, facing historically low Presidential approval ratings and in serious danger of dragging his party down during the 2022 Congressional elections, has recently taken to describing Republicans as fascists and semi-fascists. Published September 2, 2022

Attorney General Merrick Garland listens to a question as he leaves the podium after speaking at the Justice Department Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) ** FILE **

Welcome to the Banana Republic of America

In 2010 the West African country of Ivory Coast held an election. Their then-incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo was unhappy with the outcome, a loss to his challenger, current President Alassane Ouattara. Published August 12, 2022

Former President Donald Trump speaks during an event with Joe Lombardo, Clark County sheriff and Republican candidate for Nevada governor, and Republican Nevada Senate candidate Adam Laxalt, on July 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The GOP’s impending Trump disaster

President Joe Biden's polling numbers from a wide variety of sources tell us beyond any shadow of a doubt that he and any hopes to push his agenda are both in deep trouble. Published July 15, 2022

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. After the U.S. Supreme Court revoked the federal right to an abortion that's been in place for half a century, companies like Amazon, Disney, Apple and JP Morgan pledged to cover travel costs for employees who live in states where the procedure is now illegal so they can terminate pregnancies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The Supreme Court and baseball: You can’t just make up the rules

I have been an avid Kansas City Royals fan since boyhood. It has not always been easy, as the Royals have made the playoffs only twice since 1985. This year is sadly typical by Royals standards. They currently have the third-worst record in all of Major League Baseball (MLB). My love for the organization continues nonetheless. Published July 6, 2022

Anti-scaling fencing is seen outside the Supreme Court, Thursday, June 23, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Supreme Court: Worst case scenario

Nine Justices sit on the United States Supreme Court. Whenever a sitting justice either voluntarily retires or passes away, a vacancy on the court is recognized. The President of the United States nominates someone to fill the vacant seat, with the advice and consent of the US Senate. A nomination to the Court is considered to be official when the Senate receives a signed nomination letter from the President. Once the Senate has held hearings and investigated the qualifications of the nominee, they vote and if a majority is in favor, the person is approved and takes his or her place on the highest court in the land. Published June 23, 2022

FILE - This Jan. 11, 2020 file image made from video shows Oman's Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said in Muscat, Oman. Oman's sultan on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, named foreign and finance ministers for the first time, putting officials in positions long wielded by his late predecessor. (Oman TV via AP)

Vacation in the Middle East? Absolutely yes.

When many Americans hear a generic reference to "The Middle East" their immediate impression may be one of war and/or challenging circumstances. The last two U.S. generations have heard endless tragic stories of American hostages, "death to America" chants from Iran, the war in Iraq and a never-ending dispute between the Israelis and Palestinians. The impression of trouble in the region runs deep. Published June 6, 2022

President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Biden's six-day trip to South Korea and Japan aims to build rapport with the Asian nations’ leaders. Biden will also be trying to send an unmistakable message to China that Russia’s faltering invasion of Ukraine should give Beijing pause about its own saber-rattling in the Pacific. Biden departs Thursday and is set to meet newly elected South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

When Biden and Pelosi served in Congress during the Roosevelt administration

When I was a child my parents knew a woman who would come and stay with my brothers and sisters and me on the extremely rare occasion that both my Mom and Dad were away at the same time. Mom was a full-time Mom so this nearly never occurred, but once in a blue moon, my parents would allow themselves a romantic getaway from their five children. The woman who watched us went on to her eternal reward long ago but out of respect, I will not call her by her real name. For this column, she will be Margaret. Published May 19, 2022