Tears & Laughter: Remembering 41! George H.W. Bush's enormous legacy was honored by a procession of dignitaries and family members at Wednesday's state funeral in Washington, with his former president son, George W., capping off the tributes by delivering an emotional and personal eulogy for "a great and noble man." "We're gonna miss you," the 43rd president said of his father, the 41st president. "Your decency, sincerity and kind soul will stay with us forever." Bush and his family joined all living current and former presidents, as well as world leaders and other distinguished guests at the Washington National Cathedral. He choked up in describing "the best father a son or daughter could have." The 43rd president also drew laughter with anecdotes about his father, revealing how Bush confidant James Baker recently secretly brought vodka and steaks into his hospital suite. "To us, he was close to perfect," he said. "But not totally perfect. His short game was lousy. He wasn't exactly Fred Astaire on the dance floor. The man couldn't stomach vegetables, especially broccoli. And by the way, he passed these genetic defects on to us." A longtime friend, a fellow world leader and a historian also delivered eulogies for Bush, who served as president, vice president and CIA director and fought in World War II. Peggy Grande, joins the show to share her memories. Grande served as Executive Assistant for President Ronald Reagan from 1989-1999. She is the author of "The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years", a memoir of her decade working alongside "The Great Communicator."
21 Million Dollar Mistake! Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was roundly fact-checked this week -- by even liberal-leaning publications -- for suggesting a reported $21 trillion in Pentagon accounting errors could fund most of her proposed "Medicare for all" health care program. Ocasio-Cortez, one of the highest-profile figures among the new wave of liberal Democrats entering Congress in 2019, cited a Nation story about how $21 trillion in "Pentagon financial transactions" between 1998 and 2015 could not be documented or explained. "$21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. "That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon." Multiple fact-checkers gave a clear verdict to Ocasio-Cortez's suggestion that Pentagon accounting errors could largely cover the costs: it wasn't true. Guy discusses.
Big Win! On Monday, the University of California at Berkeley announced a legal settlement granting concessions to the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) and Young America's Foundation (YAF). The settlement was the result of a 2017 lawsuit alleging First Amendment violations by Berkeley after it cancelled scheduled speaking events set to feature conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Ann Coulter and David Horowitz. Berkeley will now modify its Major Events Policy and pay the plaintiffs a one-time settlement of $70,000 to account for legal costs. Spencer Brown, spokesperson for Young America's Foundation, discusses.
Novelist Brad Thor joins Guy to discuss his novels and more. Brad is a number one New York Times bestselling author of eighteen thrillers, including: Spymaster, The Last Patriot, Blowback, The Athena Project, Foreign Influence, and The Lions of Lucerne. Brad has served as a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Analytic Red Cell Unit, and has lectured to law enforcement organizations on over-the-horizon/future threats. He has been a keynote speaker for the National Tactical Officers Association annual conference, the Young America's Foundation, and the Ronald Reagan 100 celebration.
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