Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. State of the Union (link)

Are you hoping for LESS government in your life? Well, you better not watch tonight's State of the Union address. According to the New York Times, President Obama will call for MORE activism.

In a video preview e-mailed to millions of supporters on Saturday, as South Carolina Republicans went to the polls to help pick an alternative to him, Mr. Obama promised a populist “blueprint for an American economy that’s built to last,” with the government assisting the private sector and individuals to ensure “an America where everybody gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share and everybody plays by the same set of rules.”

Everyone playing by the same set of rules. Interesting. Does that mean the end to Affirmative Action? I bet not. The Liberals and this President continue to not understand that in this country we are all born equal. What you do in your life sets you apart from others. Most of those who are wealthy are so because they made the right decisions and sure had some luck on their side. If you work hard and get an education, the chances are you won't be poor. You may not be the richest, but you will be doing just fine. Life isn't fair. We aren't all equal when it comes to wealth. Sorry, it's the truth.

Be sure to take our LFN Poll of the Day today which is more of a fill in the blank. (link)

2. Another GOP debate

Last night we had another big GOP debate in Tampa. Florida is the next big state up for grabs and both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich want to win... bad. We will discuss last night's debate this morning on the show. Romney must have good... no, great performances if he hopes to overcome Gingrich's momentum. I think if Romney wants to gain momentum and win this thing, he must connect with voters. Romney has been Mr. Happy during the debates and the Republican base doesn't want that. They want a fighter. Newt is a fighter, will Romney become one?

3. Dumb story of the morning (link)

Oprah wants Obama to win again.

Oprah Winfrey says she is confident that President Barack Obama will win another four-year term in this year's U.S. election.

The talk show host was addressing a literary festival Sunday in the northwestern Indian town of Jaipur.

Winfrey praised Obama's handling of the presidency. She said his next four years would be even more successful, with people able to get back to work.

Winfrey backed Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign in her first-ever political endorsement.

The good thing is, Oprah is even more irrelevant than ever.

These and many more topics coming up on Tuesday's edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.