BRIAN'S OPENING THOUGHTS
The charm offensive continues! Brian is eager to hear how the President's dinner went last night with Republican leaders. PLUS: Brian gives the low-down on immigration reform progress, and analyzes the bipartisan agreement with gun control legislation.
Former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush and author of Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in the Fight, KARL ROVE, stopped by Kilmeade & Friends and talked to Brian and Steve Doocy. Rove weighed in on immigration reforms and whether or not both sides are actually coming together. Rove explained precisely what reforms are needed, and said that they are implementing, "an exit system so we know who is coming, who's left and who's still here."
FOX News Sunday host Chris Wallace talked to Brian about the President's dinner with Republican leaders last night. He also weighed in on immigration reform, and explained what the big deal is: "40 percent of the 11 million illegals that are here came through legally - had a visa - but then overstayed their visa. And there's no system to see whether somebody leaves. We check them in but we don't check them out," Wallace said.
FOX's Chief Congressional Correspondent, Mike Emanuel, talked to Brian about how President Obama's budget was received by congressional leaders. "Not well at all," Emanuel said. He explained, "There's a bit of a turf war here on Capitol Hill because Congress takes a lot of pride in having the power of the purse. It's one of the key things that makes Congress, Congress." Emanuel also told Brian what is going to happen today in the Senate.
Doug Holt Eakin, American economist and former Director of the Congressional Budget Office, talked to Brian about the budget negotiations. "I think the thing that's gotten the most attention is the Social Security proposal, but if you look past that, it's just really more of the same. This is a budget that's built on some pretty optimistic economic assumptions," Eakin said.
Renowned Psychiatrist and FOX News Medical A-Team member, Dr. Keith Ablow, talked to Brian about the psychology behind sports. "We've become addicted to sports in such a way that it's replacing one's own passion. Get out there. Play a game," Ablow said. He went onto explain that too many individuals settle to be fans and not players, and take watching sporting events too seriously. "These games are crowding out the other headlines. I don't think sports should be covered in daily newspapers at all," he exclaimed.