By Mary C. Rydzeski
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Brian on Russia: “Who cares about nuclear missile reduction? We have way too many missiles… The Russian nuclear arsenal is not the problem. The problem is Vladimir Putin’s role in Syria. The problem is Vladimir Putin’s role and Russia’s role in propping up Iran and not going along with any of the sanctions.”
KARL ROVE, former Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush, talked to Brian about how the issue of immigration reform has divided the Republican Party and where he stands in all of it. “I believe we have to get this issue resolved,” Rove said, “We have de facto amnesty. We have people in our country who are enjoying the benefits of living in our great country and being able to be here because we a system that’s .”
Later, he weighed in on Marco Rubio’s immigration reform stance: “I think we’ve got to be careful about assuming that Marco Rubio is over here and the Tea Party is over there. Marco Rubio is Tea Party,” Rove explained.
Brian’s co-host on FOX & Friends, STEVE DOOCY, weighed in on the shocking death of James Gandolfini. Doocy said he is in shock: “I saw him not too long ago just across the street. He was walking down 48th street at 6th avenue,” Doocy exclaimed, “He looked fine.” He also remembered what a great American success story Gandolfini was: “His parents came over from Italy, Italian the only language spoken in their house in Westwood, New Jersey. father was the custodian at the high school on the mother was the lunch lady.”
DAN SENOR, former advisor to the Romney-Ryan campaign, sounded off on President Obama’s actions in Syria, and said that what has been done so far will not be sufficient.
He went on to explain that we need to show more support to the Secularist and Moderate Islamist factions in Syria, both of which our interests are aligned with. “The Secularists and the Moderate Islamists are basically Syrian nationalists, meaning their agenda is about the future of Syria; it’s not about the future of the region… So what are we doing to strengthen them? Up to now, nothing,” Senor said.
KEN ILGUNAS, author of Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom, talked to Brian about the debt he accumulated during his undergraduate college, how he paid it all off, and how he managed to stay debt-free with his unstoppable determination. Ilgunas explained that after getting turned down by dozens of jobs, he moved up to northern Alaska and became a tour guide.
“After two and a half years of working on and off in Alaska, I pay off my $32,000 student debt, and I have about $4,000 left in the bank,“ Ilgunas explained.
With all his debt cleared, Ilgunas was determined to never go into debt again, but he wanted a graduate education. After getting accepted into all three programs he applied to, he chose to attend Duke University. “The climate would be more agreeable living in a van compared to some of the other schools,” he explained.
LISA G, reporter for Howard 100 News and author of Sex, Lies, and Cookies: An Unrated Memoir, talked to Brian about what it has been like to work for Howard Stern. “Howard’s a true professional, he treats everyone with respect. He’s a great boss, and the guys that I work with are the funniest people,” Lisa said.
Later, she talked about her new book. “In Sex, Lies and Cookies, you go on the journey with me of learning how to get a life, and then each chapter has a cookie recipe reflecting all the craziness that was going on in my life,” she said.
Co-host of America’s Newsroom, MARTHA MACCALLUM, stopped by for a repeat performance today! The duo talked about President Obama’s lackluster speech yesterday in Berlin. “He’s standing up there talking about freedom from tyranny and all that I could think about was Syria,” MacCallum said, “I mean, if you’re going to talk about these examples of Communism and Nazism and how they were overcome by the world, you’ve just agreed to send a few small arms to Syria and you have an ongoing current situation, I think that’s pretty tough.”