BRIAN'S QUOTE OF THE DAY
"They are not caving. If Republicans were going to cave it would have been this weekend. If Senate Democrats were allowed to go with what they thought they would have had a deal this weekend, but instead Harry Reid is going for the kill. If you want to unite Republicans do something that is way too far left and that is what he did by getting rid of the spending caps. Republicans like sequester--wholly, not just tea party all of them, were concerned about spending, so are a lot of Democrats. I hate sequester for one reason--it destroys the military! That is why you need some flexibility within sequestration to alleviate the pressure and the cuts on the military and spread them out."
Dr. Larry Sabato joined Brian for a rare in-studio visit to discuss his new book, 'The Kennedy Half-Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy.' In his book, Sabato, who is the director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, takes apart the findings from the 1979 House Select Committee on Assassinations report. The committee concluded Kennedy was "probably assassinated as the result of a conspiracy" because an audio recording captured the sound of four gunshots being fired. Well Sabato had the tapes re-analyzed using state-of-the-art technology and he concluded that they do not capture gunshots at all, but the sounds of an idling motorcycle and the rattling of a microphone.
He also studied his legacy, saying, "Clearly, without the assassination, he would not be the top rated president. People remember Kennedy as a moderate and his presidency ended so quickly."
The New York Post's Michael Goodwin joined Brian and expressed his complete frustration with what's going on in Washington. He said it's time we take responsibility for our government now because our president sure isn't. "I applaud the vets who demand the memorials be open and that's the spirit of the Tea Party, it's about the individual, not groups, not ethnic or gender identity, but individuals and we have gotten so far away from that in America. The result is that we are losing individual liberty and trading it for group identity - we have to get back to the individual."
Deals with Dictators: Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM), also known as "Undersecretary of Thugs" joined Brian in-studio to discuss his new book, 'How to Sweet-Talk a Shark: Strategies and Stories from a Master Negotiator,' Richardson ran through some highlights from his fascinating career in which he made face-to-face negotiations the world's most infamous dictators. He explained how he insulted Saddam Hussein during a meeting in 1995 by accidentally crossing his legs and showing him the bottom of his dirty show, which is quite the insult to an Arab. He also revealed how Mullah Omar started cutting his toenails with a big knife right in the middle of their meeting.
FOX's Bret Baier & Ed Henry joined Brian for their weekly Monday hits. In addition to the headlines of the day, Bret talked about going back to his alma matter (DePaul University) and admitted he took school "relatively" seriously! Later in the hour Ed revealed the real reason he walked out of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's briefing on Friday. It wasn't because he was frustrated with Carney, but rather because he had to run to do a live hit on The Five!
Brian was also joined in-studio by Steve Russell Boerner, certified archivist, who played a vital role in helping Brian gather facts and information for his book, George Washington's Secret Six. The two discussed their journey in uncovering one of the most fascinating stories from the Revolutionary War.