By Mary C. Rydzeski
Brian on the follow-up for Edward Snowden: "The follow-up was key: Why didn't he get picked up? We're working on that. What about giving all these people top security clearance? We're revisiting that. No kidding you're revisiting that! That's the key."
SENATOR RON JOHNSON (R-WI) sounded off about the scope of the NSA. "I am concerned about an all-powerful government," Senator Johnson explained, "Not only in terms of the NSA, but a government that can take 45 percent of your income and then what's left over take 40% of your estate; can tell you what doctor you can go to; what medical treatments you're going to be qualifying for. Americans need to have that healthy distrust of government across the board."
ED HENRY, FOX News' Chief White House Correspondent, weighed in on today's test vote for the border security amendment put forward by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). Henry explained that the White House is willing to throw their support behind this amendment because "they want to get the overall victory."
Henry went on to say that this does not make much sense because Obama has said on many occasions that the border is "more secure than it's ever been." "If the President's been telling the truth on that for the last couple of years and the numbers back it up, why then would we need to double the number of border patrol agents?" Henry asked.
DAVE IGNATIUS, columnist for the Washington Post, weighed in on what scenario would work best for America right now in Syria. "I think we have only bad choices now," Ignatius said, "But that doesn't mean we don't have to make one of them. I think what the President is doing is probably about right, assuming he follows through." Ignatius went on to explain that in the short run, we need to work on building up the moderate forces in Syria that can fight President Bashar al-Assad.
CAROL ALT, supermodel, actress and author of Easy Sexy Raw, weighed in on Edward Snowden. " just doesn't know how bad it can be other places," Alt exclaimed about Snowden taking refuge in Hong Kong and Russia. She went on to say that it's only a matter of time for Snowden to want to come back into the U.S. PLUS: Alt shared some good news to all of the Kilmeade & Friends listeners! To find out what the good news is, sign up and become a premium podcast subscriber!
Brian sat down with the one and only SIMON COWELL! The two talked about the rumors that Justin Bieber is headed to rehab, which prompted Cowell to give Brian some important advice about fame: "Just remain rounded, okay? Like me." Cowell went on to jokingly say that all of Brian's fame has made him change, and that Brian used to be "quite humble" when he first met him!
Host and Executive Producer of Hollyscoop, DIANA MADISON, gave Brian the latest celebrity gossip. First, she weighed in on Kim Kardashian and Kanye West naming their newborn daughter North West and rumors that the two are newly engaged. "I spoke to her camp and it's not true," Madison said.
Later, Madison weighed in on the Paula Deen scandal and said that this is, "a huge deal. She got dropped from the Food Network, two shows there," Madison said, "If you're a celebrity chef and you want to have a show, you want to have it on the Food Network."
JAMES ROSEN, Chief Washington Correspondent and host of The Foxhole, talked to Brian about the latest news coming out of Washington about Edward Snowden. Rosen said, "We heard this morning from the head of the State Department, Secretary of State John Kerry... who said it would be 'deeply troubling' if the Chinese authorities in Hong Kong... made the decision to ignore the extradition treaty that we have with Hong Kong and as put it, 'not live by the standards of the law'."
Brian did a simulcast with STUART VARNEY on Varney & Co. on the FOX Business Network! The two talked about the spat between tennis stars Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova. Brian explained that the spat started with Williams talked about Sharapova's boyfriend, which prompted Sharapova to fire back about Williams' boyfriend. Varney said that all he wants is for Maria Sharapova to stop grunting every time she hits the ball! "I'm pro-grunting," Brian replied!