EP 49: Brian Kilmeade, Co-Host of Fox & Friends, on Thomas Jefferson & America's 1st War

Today on KickAss Politics, I talk with Brian Kilmeade, co-host of Fox & Friends, about his thrilling new book THOMAS JEFFERSON & THE TRIPOLI PIRATES: THE FORGOTTEN WAR THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY. Brian talks about Thomas Jefferson's bold move to stand up to terrorism and radical Islam in America's earliest days and a defining moment that set America on course to one day become a world super-power. Plus Brian talks about the first U.S. covert op, our first attempt at regime change, & the birth of the U.S. Marines. You can purchase Brian Kilmeade's book THOMAS JEFFERSON & THE TRIPOLI PIRATES on Amazon or you can even order it personally signed and inscrived by Brian if you order at www.bri

EP 48: The Young Turks - Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian & John Iadarola

With over 2 billion views on YouTube, The Young Turks has become the largest online news show in the world. Every day, an average of a million and a half people watch The Young Turks or one of many programs from The Young Turks Network. On today's podcast, I visit the Young Turks Studio in Culver City, California to talk with TYT founder Cenk Uygur as well as Ana Kasparian (co-host of The Young Turks) and John Iadarola (co-host of TYT's Think Tank). We'll talk about the future of news in the digital age and why TYT's irreverent mix of political news and entertainment has caught on with millennials. Plus will talk about TYT's 99 hour filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee, Trump on SNL, the

EP 47: The Rise & Reign of Vladimir Putin w/ guest Steven Lee Myers

Forbes Magazine recently announced their annual list of the most powerful people in the world, and for the third year in a row, they chose Russian President Vladimir Putin as #1. In explaining why Putin was picked as the most powerful person in the world for the 3rd year in a row, Forbes said “Russia's president continues to prove he's one of the few men in the world powerful enough to do what he wants --and get away with it.” Putin has been described as cold, enigmatic, calculating, ruthless, and even megalomaniacal, but in this episode we go beyond the comic book villain idea of Vladimir Putin with my guest Steven Lee Myers. He’s been a reporter for the New York Times for 26 years, spendin

Rebroadcast: Ronald Reagan's "A Time for Choosing" speech w/ Dr. Steven F. Hayward

This is a rebroadcast of an episode that aired in November 2014 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's famous "A Time for Choosing" speech. In the final days of the 1964 Presidential election, actor Ronald Reagan gave a 30 minute televised speech in support of Republican Barry Goldwater. Goldwater lost by a landslide, but Reagan's "A Time for Choosing," later known simply as "The Speech," put Ronald Reagan on the road to the White House and defined the Conservative movement ever since. On the 50th anniversary of Reagan's "A Time for Choosing," I'll talk with political scholar and Reagan biographer Dr. Steven F. Hayward about the lasting impact that "The Speech" had on Ronald Rea

EP 46: Bob Woodward on Nixon & The Last of the President's Men

My guest on this podcast is Bob Woodward. Together with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein, he tied the Watergate break-in to the Nixon White House in 1972, bringing down President Richard Nixon and earning the first of two Pulitzer Prizes for the Washington Post. Today he remains associate editor at the Washington Post and has authored a dozen #1 Best-Sellers on the New York Times Nonfiction list. He comes on the show to talk about his new book THE LAST OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN which chronicles the White House career of Alexander Butterfield, who served as deputy assistant to President Nixon. Through countless documents and hours of interviews, Butterfield gave Bob Woodward a revealing glimpse

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