We're back! Tonight's live episode of The Independents (Fox Business Network, 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT, repeats three hours later), picks up on some of the controversies that were bubbling forth during the Christmas break, including:
* The New York Police Department vs. Mayor Bill De Blasio. Party Panelists Katie Pavlich (co-host, Outnumbered) and Nomiki Konst ("TV Pundit. Podcast Host. Arizonan. NYer. Politico. Feminist. Veggie. Yogi. Founder: Alliance Hollywood. Ex-Congressional Candidate") discuss.
* The National Security Agency's heavily redacted Christmas Eve document-dump. The co-hosts will sift through.
Also on tonight: Beloved Reason.com contributor Lenore Skenazy will talk about some of her "10 Outrageous 'Zero Tolerance' Follies of 2014." And you, the big people, get to vote on what Pavlich & Konst & co. will talk about in their second panel: President Barack Obama threatening his veto-pen on a GOP-led Congress, or Jeb Bush topping the latest GOP presidential polls. Go to our Facebook page to vote!
No aftershow tonight, as Kennedy will be hosting L.A.'s KFI 640 AM for three hours just following the broadcast (listen live here). As long as we're pimping appearances, I'll be on Fox & Friends tomorrow morning at the ungodly hour of 6:15 a.m., to talk about the state of Montana's new one-stop shop for welfare benefits.