Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Friday criticized New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for advocating security over privacy rights when it comes to national security, further exposing a rift among Republicans in the debate over the nation’s surveillance efforts.
Chris returns from a trip to St, Louis to discuss the Phillies struggles against the Cardinals, President Obama’s falling poll numbers, and the circus surrounding Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign in New York City. He also talks to Chris Butler on Finance Friday, Dick Yuengling from the Yuengling Brewery, and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece.
The Quinnipiac University poll indicates that, if the election were held today, Clinton would beat either of two possible Republican challengers, Jeb Bush and Rand Paul, by eight points.
Chris is suspicious of Senator Pat Toomey’s secret negotiations of gun control legislation as well as the media coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial. He talks to Tom Fitton from Judicial Watch, Frank Gaffney from the Center for Security Policy, Author Richard Miniter about his book, Leading from Behind, and President of the Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint.
Chris examines excerpts from a documentary featuring Jerry Sandusky, the collapse of the Today Show, New Jersey’s decision to take over the Camden School District, and Jim Carrey’s video mocking gun rights advocates. He talks to Author Zev Chafets about his book on Fox News President Roger Ailes and to Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick about his work to reinstate veterans tuition benefits cut by sequestration.
Chris reviews Mayor Michael Nutter being shouted down during his budget address, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul’s speeches at CPAC, and the fate of two more Carnival Cruise ships. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about the state of Phillies in the final weeks of Spring Training.
Chris reviews the aftermath of Rand Paul’s filibuster, including the attacks on him by John McCain and Lindsay Graham as well as Keith Olbermann’s potential return to ESPN and Joy Behar’s exit from the View. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about Phillies Spring Training, and Kevin Connolly about his new show on the Travel Channel.
Chris celebrates Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Obama’s CIA Director nominee John Brennan. He also discusses a dinner last night hosted by the President with key Republican Senators. He talks to Kathy Orr about the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Harlem Globetrotter TNT Maddox.
Chris explains why the sequester cuts will not have the negative impact the President insists and discusses them with Senator Pat Toomey. He also talks to Republican communication and digital strategist Ian Spencer about combatting the Democrats significant online edge, and preview’s the OSCAR Awards with Entertainment Tonight’s Nancy O’Dell.
One thing is certain: when the President talks, the Democrats will cheer, the Republicans will be polite. It’s how many times that both sides applaud that will tell you if real compromise is possible.
Chris assesses the latest ads released by the White House featuring children calling for action on gun violence and Lance Armstrong’s confessions with Oprah Winfrey last night. He talks to Steve Cordasco on Finance Friday, Actress Jenna Elfman about her new show 1600 Penn, and CBS 3’s Beasley Reece about the Eagles hiring of Chip Kelly.
Chris talks to Gregg Trautmann, a New Jersey lawyer challenging a law requiring teen drivers to place decals on their license plates and to Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu on his support for Mitt Romney.
Chris talks to Philadelphia Mayor Candidates Milton Street and John Featherman as well as State Senator Richard Alloway about the castle doctrine and financial analyst Chris Butler about the U.S. long term outlook.
The world reacts to the earthquake in Japan and tsunami warnings. Chris has a man crush on Rand Paul for calling out government bureaucracy and Jeff Greenfield stops by to talk about his new book ‘Then Everything Changed’