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Fallout continues for democrat candidates after disastrous debates

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Fallout continues for democrat candidates after disastrous debates

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From high atop Fox News headquarters in New York City, always seeking solutions, never sowing division. It's Brian Kilmeade. Hi everyone, Brian Kilmeade here. Thanks so much for listening. I'm excited to be back with you on this Thursday.

Mike Rogers is standing by. I've been watching you since four in the morning and she backed off, but she did have a preference for what's happening with one of my big three. So I'll get to that too. And just got to urge you to download the podcast. I can't tell you how many people say, I didn't even know you had a radio show. I just thought you had a podcast. So Brian Kilmeade show, wherever you get podcasts, just download it. So let's get to the big three. Now with the stories you need to know, it's Brian's big three.

Number three. There is no doubt that Hunter Biden was part of a Chinese intelligence mission that was trying to gather as much information as possible about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the entire Biden family. But now we got specifics and this is going to blow you away. Hunter Hijinks reaches new heights as new Intel reveals one of his assistants or coworkers was a Chinese spy.

And by the way, urged him to get his father to run for president and also offered a Chinese strategy for the presidential candidate turned president. The ripple effects are incalculable, but the question is, why was this Intel given to and not acquired by the FBI? Number two. The spending. Republicans are spending 80% of their money on offense, 20% on defense, the Democrats are the opposite. They're spending 20% of their money on offense and 80% on defense. Over time, that kind of funding difference is going to erode Democratic gains.

Yeah. And that's what's happening right now. Midterm mania reaching new heights as debates, polls and accusations fly.

But could a red wave be stifled? The new congressional generic poll is trending Democrats way. No joke. Number one. We're making serious progress and getting prices close to what they were before the pandemic.

Okay. Joe Biden, President Biden offers a fictional view of the economy in America. What he said and what the numbers show in his blame game strategy, well, it reaches new heights. Or should I say lows? Mike Rogers joins us now. Mike, welcome back.

Brian, it's always good to be back, my friend. Do not feel bad if you did not know this, because as I read this this morning in the New York Post and then watch it on Fox and Friends First, I didn't know this. I mean, this is pretty substantial, don't you think? Well, in the FBI, we would call that evidence a clue. It's pretty, it's pretty shocking just how aggressive the Chinese are and have been. This isn't anything new. This is something that they've been known to do. And so those connections mean that in and of itself is probably not a crime, I mean, unless they absolutely knew him to be an agent.

And candidly, the sunshine is the best sanitation always, boy, it sure does not look good for them if this is in fact true. So Mike, the last thing I want to do is get sidetracked with something that doesn't matter and get into politics. Now she's got dementia. Who knows what she gave up? And I don't say that gladly, but it's a fact, I don't know how she can continue to serve. He is with part of a company that was building the Belt and Road Program, anti-American by its definition and intent.

Does that enhance interest? Well, completely. Listen, again, I'm a big believer in law enforcement being able to decipher to make sure these things are true. But I will say that if you were participating in a company and profiting from a company that is engaged in the Belt and Road Initiative, you are directly working against US interests. Because what the Chinese were doing, and that whole purpose of that program, is to co-opt nations into the sphere of influence of the Chinese Communist Party, pure and simple. That's exactly why they're doing it. And then what happens is some of these countries can't pay it. And so the Chinese say, well, this is no problem. We'll just take over the port or the train rail or the fill in the blank. And we've seen them do it over and over.

And this is all by design. And it's all the Communist Party, again, looking to try to knock the US off of the states. And so are there always going to be greedy Americans who think that it's okay to make a few bucks on that? Probably so. But we need to wake up to what is actually happening by the Chinese Communist Party and their interest, to supplant US interest and influence around the world. It's that serious. And here's the crazy thing, Brian, they've been talking about this for years. Chinese will tell you kind of what they're doing.

And we just kind of merrily whistle by the graveyard here as we're participating in some of these activities. That all needs to be, you got to grab that thread and pull it. So tell me about this Huawei deal. They found an agent, they ended up flipping on him, who tried to compromise an American and get details on the case against Huawei, the famed Chinese telecommunications company.

And instead they able to lay him out and kind of get him as much information of him as possible. This is a tool of the Chinese Communist Party state, and they're going to use data collected on those networks to do bad things both here in the United States to our allies abroad. And so this is not a telecommunications company. We would recognize that it is a tool of the state collection, surveillance state of China.

We'll put your network out in the United States, partly cost you a penny. And if you look at it, no way they were making money, but they weren't interested in making money. They were interested in collecting data off of those networks. And so what happened is this is very typical of Chinese intelligence services.

They found somebody that was close enough that they believed could get into our federal court system. And remember, this is how aggressive they are, which tells you how we need to change our game here in the United States when it comes to pushing back on Chinese malign efforts around the world, including here. And so we have to be aware of this. We know about them buying land around military bases and key farmland to maybe convert it and deny us our own crops. So we have to be aware of this.

The idea is great. We need to be a lot more nimble. We need to get these companies who we know have capability to do high performing chips. And right now, 90% of those high performing chips are produced in Taiwan, which is why China is rattling part of the reason why China was rattling the saber about taking over Taiwan.

And you think we have problems today with supply chain away till China decides they want to go into Taiwan. It will directly impact every one of your listeners in some way, if you're out in the economy in any way. Those chips are so critically important. So it's important. We have to get on it.

We have to do it yesterday. We don't need big government programs to implement it. We need very quick action to get the investment that we need. And again, I'm a free market guy. I think you are too, Brian.

But what this is, is we need to protect our defense industrial base so that if something, God forbid, happens in the world, we are able to produce the things we need to do to keep us safe. And I think chips is a part of that. And look, it's bipartisan. If I'm running for any office of significance, I say, listen, what I'm going to tell you now should be Republican and Democrat.

We should rally around. If you're running on the pro-China stance, it's anti-American. That means you've been bought and sold. And I thoroughly believe that. And if businesses don't understand there's got to be, you have to have a streak of patriotism in you. I'm all for capitalism in free markets, but not at the expense of national security. And the Blackstones of the world and the Nikes of the world have to realize that. And it's a tough sell for them because the market is so big.

And candidly, they didn't want, many of these corporations did not want to understand what the threat was. And that's why you have, there's a whole conversation in America, no, it's not too bad. We shouldn't really worry about it. Those are just people who are, you know, plable rattlers. Well, none of that is true.

It is a real thing. I mean, and the more of these indictments come out, think of this. Every 10 hours, the FBI opens up a new Chinese espionage case in the United States, every 10 hours, which tells you that is an unbelievable number.

It just pales anything we ever had, and even in the Cold War, when it was spy versus spy. And so they're just really aggressive. We are making some headway into understanding that the Chinese just don't have our interests aligned. And by the way, when you put intellectual property in, you have to have a business partner that's affiliated with the Chinese state when you do business in China. And by the way, they will steal your intellectual property. And if it's nailed down, they'll figure they'll steal the nails. They have been very aggressive about trying to do that, because what they want to do is move all that intellectual property to China so that they don't have to depend on the United States or anybody else. And again, they say that, and that's what they're talking about doing. And so we just got to shake ourselves out of it. And as I say, pull our head out of our collective backside here.

Mike, I just want to push back a little on this and tell me if these facts aren't correct. They've ripped out that free market principle that existed for the Jack Maas to emerge with Alibaba. They've thought that was a threat. They have young people who aren't working or refuse to work. They have a housing bubble that's beginning to crash. So they do have some issues over there. Oh, they absolutely have issues.

They also have, because of the one-child policy, something on the order of 30 million marrying age adult males more than marrying age adult females. And so they have some economic problems. And what you just saw with President Xi, who's now going to be leader for life here, is that they were worried that they created this fire, which is based on a semi-capitalist system. And it pulled 650 million some Chinese out of poverty and put them into what we would describe as a bit of a middle class. And they understood they were starting to lose control over the grip on the country. So he has gone after some of that free market tenant that allowed some of these people to build big and successful companies, and he's gone after them. And he's put people in jail and he calls it corruption. So that will have an impact on their economic growth.

Absolutely. And that's a problem. It's very technologically advanced. And so what I worry about is you get all those problems, Brian, and you have a very strong military. And by the way, they just surpassed the United States and the number of ships in their Navy. And they've said that they want to compete with the Blue Water Navy of the United States.

That just tells me, when you have all those problems you listed, sometimes you go to a military solution and that's what worries me. Mike Rogers, thanks so much. Thanks for the coverage. Thanks, Brian. When we come back, I'll take your calls.

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He's so busy, he'll make your head spin. It's Brian Kilmead. It's got to be an outlier. It's a YouGov poll. It says Democrats by four.

I don't see it anywhere else. We're now the Cook Report has now moved the Arizona Senate race to instead of lean left for Kelly, now between Masters and Kelly, it's a flip of the coin. Wow. That's incredible because Mitch McConnell pulled out money there foolishly and so let Peter Thiel and let Donald Trump fund it, which is idiocy. They'd be there one and only debate between the two, but she's obviously the most vulnerable one. In Nevada and the seat that they wanted to flip, Pat Toomey's seat in Pennsylvania, I'm going to go over this a little bit later, but you've probably seen the clips. This Senator is Fetterman, Lieutenant Governor Fetterman is so ill-equipped because of his physical abilities because of the stroke and stroke in May. He cannot do the job and number two is he's way to the left.

How does Pennsylvania, did Pennsylvania switch that much in six years? The Pat Toomey conservative Republican who won pretty handily is now going to give his seat over to a left-wing activist in Fetterman, no way. Listen and download now at or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Information you want, truth you demand. This is The Brian Kilmeade Show.

Hey, welcome back. I was calling Shimpkis. I don't know, was that picked up, Alison, Carly laughing unprofessionally right before her introduction? All right, Carly Shimpkis, you're the same Carly Shimpkis, who does Fox & Friends first, and Fox & Friends. So they say, yes. I hope I am. I was laughing. Can I tell you why I was laughing? Well, you know why I was laughing. Go ahead. Because right before we go on, you go, I want to talk about Harry's new book. I thought you were serious. Right.

It's like, well, I don't have a lot of information on that one. This is a U-turn. I'm the anti-royalist in your life. Oh, really? Yeah. I mean, you didn't pick that up. Right. You knew that. Yeah.

Aisley balances it out very well, though. So yesterday I was off. And so I missed, I'm trying to catch up on the news, the news, well, you got this great e-packet of all the breaking news in it to try to catch up the one day I lost. And I just said to myself when I'm reading the story, the post, at the same time, I'm watching Brooke Singman deliver it. It's amazing. In the morning about this Hunter Biden story, I'm like, okay, same thing, different angle about the laptop.

Nope. I'm like, okay, same thing. What is going on? Why don't you lay that out? Okay. I think this deserves more attention than it's getting, although lo and behold, America's newsroom was just talking about it.

And we did it on Fox and Friends too. But no, this is new. So there's a woman, her name is Jackie Bao. I had never heard of her before. And she was working with Hunter Biden as either conflicting reports, either his secretary or some kind of like a business partner type thing. Who is she? Well, apparently she, hold on, she is a Chinese woman who received a degree from a college called Sing Hao University.

Why does that matter? Because that college is a recruiting hub for Chinese intelligence service, like their intel service. So then she starts working for the Chinese Communist Party. She works for the government. And then after that, she meets Hunter Biden and starts working with him. And then this is a letter that James Comer, James Comer has been really digging into all of this.

These are his words. He says this to Chris Ray, because he wants more information on this woman. He says, after infiltrating the Biden family, Bao urged Hunter to encourage Joe Biden to run for president months before he announced and then supplied the Biden family campaign advice related to China. And this is the woman that has links to the CCP. And she could help with China relations.

And remember, it's interesting, do you remember when Joe Biden was talking to say, China's a threat to us? Come on, man. Yeah. We're not going to eat there.

We're going to eat there at lunch. Yeah. I wonder if he was getting that information from her or was he using his own interpretation? It's crazy. No, this is crazy stuff. Oh, sorry.

So the other thing that people keep in mind, in case people are at home going, oh, another crazy Hunter story. It isn't because we know this. He invested with a company, got over $4 million from CEFC, a Chinese utility company that's direct links to the government, everything is direct links to the government. And what I think is even worse. It is the engine behind the Belt and Road program, which is created to undermine American interests around the world.

This is exactly right. So here's another line from a Hunter email because he did get the $4 million, Hunter and his uncle got the $4 million from CEFC. And in an email, he referred to the vice chairman of the CEFC, Patrick Ho, as his client and an effing spy chief of China. Are you kidding me? But the big thing is that Hunter was negotiating a deal with this Chinese company to purchase American natural gas. So China wanted to get their foot in the door. They wanted to have greater control over an American natural resource and they were using Hunter Biden, the now president's son, to facilitate this deal.

So take Jackie and all this stuff out of the picture. You still have the vice president's son, now president's son, facilitating this transaction, which undermines national security and a major asset of our country. He said that he handed the FBI hundreds of documents, apparently. Where's he getting it from and who's helping? Here's Matt Whitaker, what he told you this morning, the former attorney general of this country, Cut35. There's a lot of crimes involving national security that I'm sure the FBI and the U.S.

Attorney's Office is looking at. Right. And you have to be careful with this story.

The reason he provided that answer is because I asked him the question. A lot of the stuff looks really corrupt. It could undermine our national security. But is there a crime there? Because keep in mind, this CFC deal went down after Joe was out of office, right? So he wasn't the vice president at the time. But Matt Whitaker did bring up the fact that Hunter Biden failed to register as a foreign agent, the FARA violation. And FARA requires people who are working on behalf of a foreign government to register if they are trying to influence U.S.

politics. And that's something that Hunter Biden never did. Manafort got solitary confinement for basically that. And so did Tom Barak is being prosecuted now for his ties to a Middle East firm. And because he was very tight with Trump, did he use some of that influence? Right.

OK. It's shocking how much money was given to the Bidens are like in an echo chamber. This is a this is a big deal. And if it was if there was a R next to these people's names, it would be all of it. And it was.

He had dozens. It doesn't seem to matter, but it does matter. And I think eventually it will matter if there's any justice at all in this country.

But while this is all happening, he ends up with no money living on the lam out in California with another rich benefactor who's a producer. So this is the issue, even resonating with Jon Stewart. This is what he said about Burisma, the gas company that he served on the board with Cut 36. And as far as like, look, Hunter Biden being on the board of Burisma, to me, that's corruption straight up off the bat. I think it's a huge problem on its face. Yeah.

So yeah, that's an obvious point, but thank you for saying it. We weren't friends then. No, we weren't enemies. We were never enemies, were we? No.

Okay, good. Jon Stewart was doing The Daily Show. He would take shots at Republicans, and damn it, he would take shots at Republicans, yeah.

But he'll just take shots at Democrats, too, when they do things absolutely ridiculous. So this thing would come out, I mean, the reason why this Daily Show failed is because not only was it bad comedy, this version with this comedian, but Trevor Noah, he just never said anything interesting. It was just the same stuff, and what was the point? Just because I guess he's a great stand-up, he sells out arenas, so I imagine he's extraordinary, a handsome man, I might add, but Jon Stewart used to take shots. That's what made him such an effective commentator, and that's just it. Jon Oliver would have been a good substitute for him, because Jon Oliver's right or the left, I get it, but he's very smart. Yeah, he's super smart. Right, super smart, and they got these great resources to get out of great tape. So it was an interesting show. That's what got him on the cover. That's what got Jon Stewart on the cover of these magazines, because the interesting takes, and it would be a thought leader. But what he said about the lab, when he was on Stephen Colbert. Exactly.

That's another example. Do we have it? Right. Do we have it? If not, we'll have it on the break, but to me, there's another thing that I'm going to be doing on One Nation on Saturday. The Hill did a story on it, is that the non-relevance of the late night shows in this comedy cycle, in that comedy cycle, in this news cycle, because nobody really... Listen, I'm not going to Stephen Colbert, I might as well just go to MSNBC.

It's not humorless. Do you remember how Jimmy Fallon, remember when he had Trump on and messed up his hair, and it was like a funny moment, and then he was excoriated. It was all about his freedoms. For normalizing him, and he had to apologize. He apologized.

For the sitting president. Well, I think that they were both running at the time, weren't they? Okay. I think it was Hillary, and obviously he had Hillary on, and then he had Trump on. I think he had an ounce of guts. He would say, no, I'm going to do this. I want Republicans to watch too, if he had an ounce of guts, but maybe his company doesn't want him.

I'll give up Jimmy. What are you apologizing for? It's crazy. I never got enough attention for that reason. The other thing that I find, I miss it, is SNL. I wanted to hear what they were doing with Gore and Bush. I wanted to hear with Kerry and Bush. I wanted to hear with Obama and Hillary. I wanted to hear with Obama and McCain, and that's when it really started switching. They just did old jokes on McCain. I know David Letterman just would open up with, how old is John McCain? Bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, bomb, when he's been a fun guest. I thought to myself, what's going on here? He knows it's not funny, and he's doing it anyway on a comedy show, and now everything's gotten so much worse.

I know. It is sad. Now we're getting into this situation where there's comedy for conservatives and comedy for liberals, and then everything is so split. There's the Babylon B, and then there's the Onion, and there are certain stand-up comedians that lean more to the right, and everybody else. It's just like, do we really want a country that divided? Alistair, I don't know if I told you, but Pat O'Rourke said he's been doing stand-up.

He opens up all those shows with us, my friend since high school, and he's going to be there on December 2nd with you. He opens up with us a half hour, and he says he was reluctant to do a lot of Trump stuff in the beginning. He's not against, he just thinks what's happened to this country is not even ripe for comedy. Somebody come off as pro-Trump or not Democrat, and at the beginning he was reluctant. He said, I all of a sudden open up with two or three jokes, and the laughs are so loud, and they ripple.

It's almost as if people are letting it out now, and he says, forget it, I throw caution to the wind. I don't even think about it. That's great. You went to high school with the stand-up comedian? Pat O'Rourke, yeah. Oh, cool. Afterwards, yeah, afterwards he started getting involved in it.

He's really good. He knows, well, we'll talk about it in the break. When we come back, we're going to talk a little bit more about this, also by the fact that $6.3 million has been poured into New York and New Jersey.

Why? By Democrats, because they are beginning to panic about losing congressional seats. This is the Brian Kilmeach Show. We will not talk about Harry. Brian Kilmeach's New York Times bestseller, The President and the Freedom Fighter, is now out in paperback and has a brand new afterword.

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That is true. I'm going as Brian Kilmead. Just gonna go. Just walk around and cry. Gotta get some lifts in your shoes.

Put a lift in, put a backpack on, and cry. What is that? Greg Gutfeld, who's obsessed with me, right? I think he mentions you maybe two or three times, every time I do. Do you have other people, like in your life, do you have other people in a healthy way that are obsessed with you, that always keep mentioning you? No.

I know no one that can really give me worthy advice of how to have this guy meet other people to remove the target. I think he should be flattered. He doesn't just do it to you, though.

He does it to all of Fox and Friends, because I think he's more fascinated by... Getting up early. Yeah. And the fact that we're happy.

Right. It bothers him. Well, he once said that he... Did you know that once he filled in as an anchor on Fox and Friends, and he said it was the worst job he's ever had to take? I mean, he's the most talented person ever. You can't say anything bad about Greg, but it's just not... Everybody has their lane, and that's just the opposite of anything he'd ever want to actually do. Right.

Is wake up early and be cute and fun. By the way, have I ever cried that you know him? Not in front of me. Right. So why would he even refer to that? I don't know. I'm not sure.

All right. So as I mentioned before, I could not believe the generic poll, the congressional generic poll is actually four points for the Democrats. I don't even... I would throw this out.

What poll, though? It was a YouGov poll. Oh, whatever. It was in today. Okay. Sorry.

I'm sorry. For that one, when you make a comment, I'm going to go, oh, whatever. That wasn't directed at you. That was directed at YouGov. I don't know.

Yeah. I mean, I can't believe that that is indeed the case. So yesterday, you have a situation where a half a point separates Warnock and Walker. Out comes another woman with an accusation that he paid for an abortion. Here's Herschel Walker's answer to the accusation.

Despite the fact that she was there answering questions and says that she has voicemail from him, cut 24. Well, that's a lie. And I've said that's a lie and I hope people can see right now that Raphael Warnock and the left would do whatever they can to win this seat bite. But I don't think they realize that they messed with Jerome George in here, that I'm not going to stop.

This seat is too important for me to stop thinking that they can try to scare me or force me out of this seat because of... So what are your thoughts? It's a lie. She has voicemail, a press conference. Ainsley was saying this morning, he's like, I don't think people care anymore. Yeah. She's crying.

She's saying all he cares about is power and he ran over my foot. And then there's some allegations with... Reverend Wright? Yeah. The housing for low income folks and all that stuff. That the Ebenezer Church owns these buildings and the minute they fall behind, they just throw these people out in the street.

So I think it's all salacious. I think that if you're a Republican, you're voting for, if you're a Democrat, you're voting for Raphael Warnock. If you're a Republican, you're voting for Herschel Walker. And I don't know, I do think that some independent voters could be swayed by these types of things. After the first abortion allegation came out, Herschel Walker's poll numbers did go down. Right. And then they seem to be come back up after the debate. Carly, imagine if this is a runoff.

How much more... I think it's going to be. And if especially the balance of the Senate, if you don't get 50%, you got to run it off in December. Can you imagine how many people and how many speeches for Warnock and how many people are going to come out for Walker? It'll be insane. But it will not be ignored.

I know that. Last time Republicans were told by the former president, stay in, it's all corrupt and Republicans were fighting with Republicans. So Loeffler and Perdue lost. Don't you think they're all going to get into this? Yeah. Without a doubt, especially if it's 49, 49, and that one seat is it.

We could be talking about the midterm elections until 2023. Thanks, Carly. Thanks so much for being here, everybody. It's the Brian Kilmeach Show coming to you from 48th and 6th in Midtown Manhattan. Heard around the country, heard around the world.

Big hour coming your way. Mark Thiessen, we're rounding him up. And Congressman Greg Stube, the great athlete from Florida, is going to be talking about a lot of...

I don't know. DeSantis got about a 10-point lead, but there's a lot of focus on his race because they think he's a presidential candidate. And number two, Marco Rubio, a tough fight with Val Demings. She's a...her and her husband are big political heavyweights on the left, and she has the law enforcement background.

But she was not strongly for law enforcement, and she's trying to rewrite her past. But Rubio's got about a 6-point lead there, and the president announced he's going to have a rally. He's also going to have a rally with J.D. Vance. I think tonight I did WHIO, did a hit with them this morning, and it looks like he's going to be rallying with J.D. Vance today. I hope the president gives him a plug without a hit.

She's saying, well, this guy used to hate me, now he likes me. But J.D. Vance, about a two or three-point lead, that's estimated. But let's get to the big three. Now with the stories you need to know, it's Brian's Big Three. Sponsored by Crunch Fitness.

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Number two. The spending. Republicans are spending 80% of their money on offense, 20% on defense, and Democrats are the opposite.

They're spending 20% of their money on offense and 80% on defense. Over time, that kind of funding difference is going to erode Democratic gains. Mid-term mania reaching new heights as debates, polls, and accusations fly. But could a red wave be stifled? A new congressional generic poll trending Democrats way? I'm talking about a poll that needs to be looked at, but I don't know if it would. It's based on.

Number one. We're making serious progress in getting prices close to what they were before the pandemic. That is Joe Biden coming up with some interesting takes on the economy, which did grow at a respectable 2.6%. President Biden offers a fictional view of the economy in his America, what he said and what his numbers show as his blame game strategy reaches new heights, or dare I say, new lows. So with the president said yes, say it's just crazy. For example, on the price of gas.

Cut one. And by the way, the price of gasoline continues to fall. It's down for the third week in a row. We're down $1.25 a gallon from the beginning of the summer and gas prices in the decade before the pandemic were averaging $3.30 before the pandemic, before I got here. So it's $3.76, number one. It was going up over the last two weeks, dropped over the last two days by about a penny. When he took over February 17, 2020, gas was $2.51, but he just says stuff that's not based in any fact. Furniture is up 10%, coffee is up 15%, women's apparel, which I don't buy, but my wife sells up 7.3%, sports equipment up 6.5%. So this is roughly what's going on, eggs up 30%, we know about the food. So the president's got to decide, last week, kind of a dumb move, saying that abortion rights were first and foremost, he wants to codify Roe. Really? Okay.

That was good in July, Mr. President, who's advising you. He is pro-life, but the state isn't. So he will honor that. So people know that, which is why it's not resonating and the economy is. So the president comes up with it. I know he didn't come up with it himself, but listen to what his focus was yesterday. Cut three. One of the key things I've asked the council to take on was the unfair hidden fees known as junk fees that are taking real money, real money out of your pockets, real money out of the pockets of American families. That's dancing on the edges.

I mean, you could do that. Is that your big grandiose? You have Nancy Pelosi running the country around going, I'm tough on crime. And even though it's desperate and it's got no sincerity in it, she sincerely does know that they're getting killed because the number two issue or number one issue is crime in cities and suburbs.

That really constitutes a lot of America. So now you're making enemies of industry again. So the American Hotel and Lodging Association responded to President Biden's claims that hotels are jamming in fees. It says hotels strive to create memorable experiences for old guests every day. That means delivering amenities and services that meet our guests' expectations and evolving tastes, offering real, tangible value, and ensuring that booking transactions are transparent. The Hotel Association, most recent data shows that 93% of hotels do not change resort fees. Also, as I welcome in Mark Teason, Mark, check this out from the Washington Post Fox News contributor, check this out.

President Biden says, well, I should let you hear it. Here's what he said about airlines and resorts, come for it. Last week, the Federal Trade Commission started work on a rule to crack down on unfair and deceptive fees across all industries.

Fees that were never disclosed, never disclosed, and there was no way to avoid the fee, like processing fees for concert tickets or like resort fees. When you think you're paying one price to book a hotel, you only find out after checking out that there's a resort fee you've never heard about that's added to your bill. Right. Thanks, Mr.

President. He goes on to say when it comes to airlines, he says, if you want six inches extra room, they charge you for it. No, you're paying for more room. It's called extra leg room if it's jet blue.

He wants to get rid of it. He says it's really unfair to, drum roll please, people of color. So now, if you ask for more leg room and get charged for it, it's unfair to people of color. Where did these junk fees make the priority list? What do you think about that, Mark? I don't understand why he's focused on this. When we've got the worst inflation in four decades, the worst collapse in real wages. I mean, in 40 years, if people's wages were going up and people didn't have a problem, they wouldn't have a problem paying an extra 25 bucks for extra leg room.

Like, why is this your... Seriously, like 14 days before a red tsunami hits, he's talking about leg room fees? What... I mean, what on... How about this, do you have to bring race into everything? I've been on Air Force One, there's plenty of leg room there, but good Lord.

Yeah, it's unbelievable. And are they trying to say that people of color are heavy? They need more room and they're getting charged for it? I don't even know, but people just had a field day with this. And here's the Daily Wire, Frank Fleming says, things are looking really bad for Democrats, but will message on airline charging extra fees for more leg room hurt minorities. Will that turn things around for them? I don't think so. And when you see Nancy Pelosi traips in the country desperate to let everybody know that she's tough on crime, that shows desperation. What about $6.3 million pointing to congressional races in New York and New Jersey because they're panicking? Put it in perspective, Mark. I mean, they're flailing. And now he's running around saying, well, Republicans will make things worse. I mean, could it get a get worse? The bar is pretty low for that. I mean, we're just in a mess. The Democrats are, they know that this is coming, they know they can't stop it, and they're just flailing. So we saw Lee Zeldin do fine in a debate. It clearly won. Governor Hochul's comment, well, why are you so obsessed with penalties for criminals, I think is going to ring an end for me.

I believe it's 50-50, Mark, from 30,000 feet. You're outside New York. I'm in the middle of it. What do you think? Well, I'm a New Yorker. I grew up in New York City. I remember when Rudy, the last time we had a crime wave like this was in the 1990s and New Yorkers turned to Rudy Giuliani, who was a great Republican mayor, just to clean it up. You would think that, I mean, even when they elected Eric Adams, the reason they elected him is because he promised to crack down on crime and he hasn't done it. So maybe they're frustrated enough at this point to turn to a Republican. It's really hard.

New York is very different. The electorate is very different than it was in the 1990s, but if they really want to fix this problem, you can't do it by turning to a Democrat who pretends to be cut off on crime like Eric Adams does. You have to elect a Republican who's really going to do it and end up with exactly that. So maybe it'll happen.

This is the moment that I think works for Lee Zeldin, Cut28. The first day that I'm in office, I'm going to declare a crime emergency and suspend Castle's Bail and these other pro-criminal laws because there is a crime emergency. My opponent thinks that right now there's a polio emergency going on, but there's not a crime emergency. Different priorities that I'm hearing from people right now, they're not being represented from this governor, who still to this moment, we're halfway through the debate. He still hasn't talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes.

Anyone who commits a crime under our laws, especially with the change they made to bail, has consequences. I don't know why that's so important to you. All I know is that we could do more. I don't know why that's so important to you. Yeah, that's devastating. And here's the thing that we learned and why this is probably affecting this race in a way that it wouldn't otherwise.

It's not happening anymore. The fact that there was a drive-by shooting outside Zeldin's home, which is a leafy suburb in Long Island that doesn't have a high crime rate, it shows that it's spreading everywhere and everyone feels endangered. I think there was a poll, the New York Post had a poll that over 70% of New Yorkers personally are afraid that they're going to be the victim of violent crime. And I think New Yorkers feel unsafe and when people feel unsafe, they turn to Republicans even if they don't like them on other issues. I don't think there's any doubt about it. The other big story is Fetterman.

What he did the other night when he opened up and said, hello, good night everybody, I said this is going to be a long night for him, it got even worse. And the fact is that people are saying their takeaway is who let him debate. I absolutely support fracking. You have made two conflicting statements regarding fracking. In a 2018 interview, you said, quote, I don't support fracking at all, I never have. But earlier this month, you told an interviewer, quote, I support fracking.

I do support fracking and I don't, I don't, I support fracking and I stand and I do support fracking. I mean, we're going to elect this guy. Number one, he's lying.

Number two, he never did and he probably will and never will. So here's the problem. So if John Fetterman was elected, he would not be the most cognitively impaired senator ever to serve in the United States Senate. And he clearly has trouble reading, I mean, hearing and processing information, he clearly has trouble speaking.

Right. That's what's what's so devastating. It's not just that he it's not that he has a disability because lots of people with disabilities have served in office, it's that he has been not been transparent about his health. And so people look at those quotes and they have to assume that that represents his cognitive ability, not just not just a motor processing issue. So it's the fact that he's been not been transparent, that he's covered up his, he hasn't released his medical records. He won't let anyone interview his doctor and ask tough questions.

People are not going to take a risk that he's not capable of doing the job. Let alone reveal that he's got a left wing Bernie Sanders like series of philosophies on issues that matter most, changing them without without acknowledging that they're changing. He didn't say, you know, I've come to light on this.

I've talked to people in Pennsylvania. I've changed my mind on this. I just said, no, I never said that.

What do you mean you never said that? So it's maddening. Mark, thanks so much. Always great to talk to you. All right. One eight six. So you got it.

One eight six six four oh eight seven six six nine. When we come back, we'll be able to open up the phones and expand on this. Other Senate races, they just moved a key race in Arizona to now toss up.

It's devastating for Democrats. Don't move. Hi.

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Just there's something about the end. The school bus takes us there. Yellow school bus, right? Yellow school bus.

Right. What is wrong with her? What an embarrassment. So many people wrote me and said, yeah, my yellow school bus, that's where I got beat up.

That's where I got bullied. Alex with WABC. Hey, Alex. Hey, good morning, Brian. Was that Kamala Harris? Yes.

Yeah. She sounded just insane. She's also different than regularly, but I called about your fantastic interview with Donald Trump that you had on Friday. But I first wanted to say at the beginning of this hour, you mentioned that eggs are up 30%. I don't know where you bought your eggs, but two years ago, I would buy in the same store I buy today, today's days for eggs, one dozen for one Oh five. Two weeks ago, I bought five dozen eggs. It was $25.

That means it's $5 a dozen eggs. So it's absolutely crazy. But about your interview with Donald Trump, you asked him if this election is going to affect whether he runs in 2024, and he's, and I think he's going to run regardless of whatever happens. But the question is, are we going to allow him to run in 24? Because if we lose this election now, this midterm, it's all because of president Trump.

We'll see. A lot of these candidates are ended up much better than anyone thought, including Blake Masters are making serious progress in getting prices close to what they were before the pandemic. The most common price right now in America is $3.39 a gallon. He's again trying to vilify. He's trying to vilify those who actually are making a profit in this country. And without even knowing anything about the business, because a barrel of oil is a certain price and the gas, the pump is not going down as quick as you want it to. It doesn't mean someone is trying to collect profits or it doesn't mean someone is gouging. He keeps saying the same thing over and over again while not listening to the response.

It drives me nuts. Joining us now is Congressman Greg Stube of Florida. Congressman, he continues to always try to find somebody to blame. Have you noticed that? Saudi Arabia, they're the blame.

We're going to reevaluate their relationship. The Putin price hike, he's the cause of all this. Now it's the gas companies. That's what's causing the pain for Americans, not him. Yeah, and it's been like that his entire administration because he can't take responsibility for the actions that they are directly doing from gas prices to inflation, you name it. They are actions that this administration has taken with their war on domestic production of oil and gas, which are causing the prices where they are. They're almost double what they were when Trump left office, all because of the decisions that they're made. For the first year that Biden was in office, they just blamed Trump for everything. It was all Trump. He's not doing it.

So far in these debates, we're finding some things going on. I don't know if you're following it, but so many New Yorkers have gone to Florida. There might be telling you the story. What's happened with Lee Zeldin in New York.

I do see it. I see it every single day here in Florida. I was in Charlotte County last night, everywhere I go in my district, I can't tell you how many people will come up to me and say, hey, I moved here from New York. I moved here from California. I had three people come up to me that said they just recently moved here from L.A. and at the news, it pales in comparison to what's actually happening on the ground in L.A. and in California, and it was so bad that they moved to Florida.

Our district is booming. The state is booming because they know there's freedom in Florida. They know that there's going to be law and order in Florida, and that's what Americans want.

Yeah, well, yeah, they just can't. Overall, there seems to be a trend in this country right now away from Democrats, and that is why they've changed their stance on it comes to crime and punishment in particular. They still haven't taken a real interest in the border and claiming that they never looked to defund the cops. And then there's this thing called debates, and it's just flat out earned respect that people like Tudor Dixon, Zeldin, and others are getting, and Fetterman is losing.

Here's Kellyanne Conway, cut 19. I see the Democrats right now, meet as Hochul was so terrible last night against Zeldin. Whitmer was so terrible against Tudor Dixon. Obviously, John Fetterman was the worst against Oz. They're now going to tell us debates aren't even important because they need to run Joe Biden and Kamala Harris in debates next time.

So watch for that, everybody. It's not just that this wasn't a good format for John Fetterman, that why are we even doing debates? They're not important. Yes, they are. They are central to democracy.

So that is true, and Tudor Dixon, Blake Masters are in the middle of a surge. Even Don Bulldog, even though he's getting almost no support from the Republican Party, he's within five points of Senator Hassan. And it's that moderate woman, it's that independent voter that drives these general elections, and it shows you that they're going towards Republicans.

Then if you look deeper, who do they trust on those issues, crime, immigration, border security? They trust Republicans by like 20 points. So far it seems that here's the president though, he thinks he's got the sweet spot, cut three. One of the key things I've asked the council to take on was the unfair hidden fees known as junk fees that are taking real money, real money out of your pockets, real money out of the pockets of American families. So he says it's hidden fees he's going to crack down on. The hotel business who immediately put a press release out saying, we don't have any hidden fees.

93% of the people say that everything that they thought they got, they were going to get, and just explain themselves. He vilifies these areas and they got to defend themselves. Bill of Gas can't get at the statements quick enough because he keeps acting like they're the bad guys. And now he's got it with these hidden fees with banks and hotels. And get this, airlines, who basically are racist if they charge you for extra legroom. Yeah, it's insane that we're going to constantly, the Biden administration constantly is going to blame corporations and businesses and the people that make America run, the people that actually employ America.

And that's not the problem. That's what's affecting the lives of everyday people and inflation alone. Do away with all these so-called hidden fees. That's nowhere compared to what a family of four, I think the number I saw was $6,000 additional a year that inflation has laid on them because of the policies of the White House and the Biden administration. There's no way that people can recover from that with so-called hidden fees that corporate America is putting on people.

It's just not the case, but they have to point the figure somewhere else other than their policies. So what is, the IRS is about to get 87,000 more agents. That's not stopping them for rejecting loan applications for thousands. What's going on here? We have people in my district who are filing FEMA claims and SBA claims. But because the IRS has been so backed up for so many years, because for two years, they didn't even show up for work.

They didn't even come into the office because of COVID. They're still using COVID as a reason why all of these returns are delayed. We have millions of Americans whose returns have not been returned all the way back to 2021. So now when my constituents go to file a FEMA claim or go to file an SBA claim because their house has been destroyed by Hurricane Ian, they're being rejected because the IRS hasn't done their return yet. It's not to any fault of their own.

They haven't done anything illegal or inappropriate. It's not that they haven't filed their taxes. The IRS just hasn't gotten around to doing their taxes.

And so now they're being penalized because they're filing for FEMA and SBA assistance and they're getting denied because the IRS isn't doing their job. So that's why we need 87,000 more agents? No, and that's an interesting point. You would think that they would take those 87,000 new agents and actually push them towards the backlog. But only 3.2 billion of the 80 billion that was earmarked for the IRS is actually going towards taxpayer services. Everything else is going to enforcement. So 95% of the $80 billion to hire 87,000 more IRS workers, it isn't to help the American people to deal with the backlog. It's to go after the American people and small businesses and conservatives with a political ideology for enforcement proceedings. It has nothing to do with helping everyday Americans to ensure that they do their job and get their returns completed on time.

Interesting. Now we're talking to Congressman Greg Stube. Congressman, you have that military background.

You and the airborne infantry officer, a JACOR officer from 2004 to 2008. And we see right now that Republicans seem to be questioning a little bit of their support to a degree of over 50 voted against the latest to aid package to Ukraine and a handful of senators. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin stated that Ukraine has lost its sovereignty, reestablished that in the 2016s.

He's looking to take the whole country too. And in Russia, as the occupation, this is a good news for Ukrainians, of Kirsan is about to end as they're being pushed back gradually. Do you believe it's in America's best interest to support Ukraine? The first aid package was $45 billion. The overwhelming majority of Congress supported them.

There's no guardrails on it. And quite frankly, I support the America first agenda. And that's where the focus of the American taxpayer dollars should be.

We spent $65 billion in Ukraine, which is more than any other country in the world and more than we've given anybody else in the last 20 years, including Afghanistan. A couple of things to follow through. How could they reject you? That makes no sense. That's not constitutional. The Pentagon says I'm not telling you where the money is, where the weapons are going. I've had classified briefings and without, you know, obviously disclosing the details of that where we have not been provided answers to the questions that I just asked. See, I think finding the follow through works against their interests.

If you're not going to tell people where it's going, they're going to say, I'm out. So that we have oversight, you're not providing us that information. Will that change if you guys are in the majority? Yeah, because now we have subpoena power, we have the gavel power, and we can do those classified briefings. But subpoena the information and get the information if we don't get the answers, put it before the American people.

See, I think as foreign policy, I believe you can enforce your border and you can have a foreign policy. And that's important to taxpayers, certainly in my district and to this country to ensure that the money that we are spending and that they say are going to help Ukrainians and going to weapons. And I asked this question and I didn't get a response. What happened to all, so Blinken recently made public the whole list of weapons and ammunition and stingers and artillery and all that that we gave to the Ukrainians. They couldn't even answer for me where that is at.

Right. And if those things are answered, you might change your view on the need to support Ukraine. If you see that they're going right to the people on the front lines and if we force our allies to do the same because they seem to be falling way short in their support. Oh, that's another thing to this whole mess is the Europeans, the people that are closest to this war in Eastern Europe need to start coming up with the resources. They have spent nowhere near what America has spent, $65 billion to Ukraine, which is way more than any other country. And the other European allies and NATO allies have to start stepping up if America's going to take a larger role in this.

I do. I agree with that, but I definitely see a need to stop Russia. They take Georgia. They take Crimea.

They're going to move in on the Baltic. It's going to be a much bigger problem in years to come. That's going to undermine the whole operation. And I remember the same thing with the Iraq War, but I felt like Bush was being more responsible and saying exactly where the war was going and the and the arms were going. Give us answers and give Congress the oversight ability that Congress has.

The Democrats aren't going to do that. We'll see if it stays that way. Congressman, always great. Thank you. Yeah, thanks for having me.

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Hey, good morning Brian, it's great to talk with you. I wanted to talk about the John Sederman and the whole debate thing. When someone campaigns for office, it's a job interview.

It's a vetting process for the American public. And the fact that he didn't want to really have a debate or had one late in the game just shows they're trying to hide from the issues. I think that Sederman voluntarily, he's got enough cognitive ability that he understands that he's running for Senate, okay? He understands the office that he's trying to aspire to. That means that everything is on the table, his cognitive abilities, his past policy positions, his past performance.

And I think that the right should stop being apologetic about trying to say, well, everybody's empathetic to an individual that has had a stroke, of course we all are and wish him a full recovery. But that doesn't mean that he's aspiring to a position in the Senate, the world's greatest deliberative body. I hear you. I know. I 100% agree. I thought that before the debate.

The answer isn't, why did he debate? No, it's like, why is he still running? And also, if I wanted to expand on what I said before for the Brian Kilme tour, just go to, click on book tour. I'm probably going to be in the city right near you. Thanks so much for being here, everybody. It's the Brian Kilmeach Show. We've got a busy hour coming your way.

You don't want to have any tax breaks for any companies opening up and possibly having jobs. So that goes to Syracuse. Let's get to the big three. Now with the stories you need to know, it's Brian's big three. Number three. There's no doubt that Hunter Biden was part of a Chinese intelligence mission that was trying to gather as much information as possible about Joe Biden, Hunter Biden, and the entire Biden family. You concerned about that, you should be.

Number two. The spending. Republicans are spending 80% of their money on offense, 20% on defense, the Democrats are the opposite. They're spending 20% of their money on offense and 80% on defense.

Over time, that kind of funding difference is going to erode Democratic gains. And that's what's happening. Mid-term many are reaching new heights in debates, polls and accusations we'll discuss. Number one. We're making serious progress and getting prices close to what they were before the pandemic.

We'll see. President Biden offers a fictional view of the economy in his America, what he said and what the numbers show as the blame game strategy reaches new heights. I mean, new lows. Matt Schlapp, welcome back. How are you feeling less than two weeks into the midterm elections? Matt Schlapp, Chairman of CPAC, host of CPAC and former political director for President George W. Bush, are you there? Okay.

We'll try to get him back online. So here's what the president said, I'm kind of astounded. So when prices go up, he blamed Vladimir Putin, when two million barrels of oil are taken off OPEC plus out of production, now he blames Saudi Arabia, said they'll be punished. When we have inflation, he says blame the pandemic. That's the president's attitude. That's his approach. And I'm not really sure why, what experts are telling him this is a good move. Here he is yesterday.

Cut one. And by the way, the price of gasoline continues to fall. It's down for the third week in a row. We're down $1.25 a gallon from the beginning of the summer and gas prices in the decade before the pandemic were averaging $3.30 before the pandemic, before I got here. It was $2.51 a gallon. It is now $3.76 a gallon. That is substantially up. You just empty the strategic oil reserves, it's just over 50% fall to get maybe a dime off the top.

It makes no sense. If you want any type of food stuff like eggs, pay 30% more. Furniture, embedding 10%, coffee 15%, and it goes down from there, from sports equipment to women's apparel to another, everybody's paying more for everything, including gas and oil. Instead of the president saying maybe it's stuff I did or here's what I'm going to attack it, he's not doing that. He's blaming other people and he's saying things are better than they are. Look, he looks at the economy grew at 2.4%, slightly better than anyone thought, but that is not making people feel better because the first time in many of their lifetimes, their dollar is worth less. Their paycheck is not going as far.

Here is Matt Schlapp to join us now. Matt, the president of the United States is blaming Saudi Arabia. We know he's been blaming Republicans. We also know he's been blaming Vladimir Putin for what's going on right now, and now he's also blaming the oil and gas companies.

He says, I want the number at the pump to reflect the number of the barrel, the cost decreasing by the barrel to be reflected at the pump. Your thoughts on this strategy? Well, he's also blaming airline companies for being racist by not giving people enough legroom. What the fact is, is Joe Biden is grasping at anything he can, including name calling to people who disagree with him politically, semi-fascist, et cetera. The scary thing is, Brian, the Democrats have this wrong. They keep saying, well, the reason why we have high inflation is it's a global phenomenon. What they don't get is America drives the global economy, and America made a lot of mistakes. We reduced our economy, we were in this pandemic, but Biden used it to pass trillions of dollars of emergency spending. At the same time, he started sending the message that he was going to cancel every fossil fuel project. He said, we're going to get off fossil fuels. That sent a message to everybody running a fossil fuel company, got a diversified, got to get out of fossil fuels. What happened with that? Prices started to skyrocket. On the first day, he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline extension, canceled it.

Now he's running around trying to beg Venezuela and Iran and the Saudi prince for oil. It makes America look weak and defensive. Joe Biden has no answers for the economic woes that the American people are going through.

Matter of fact, they've all figured it out. The Biden policies are making it worse. It does seem to be that way.

The one thing that's pretty clear is that he always finds somebody to vilify. The oil and gas companies that you mentioned, also the hotel industry. He says there's too many hidden fees and people are being surprised about how much they're paying.

You spend a lot of time on the road. I thought it was an interesting thing to go after the hotel industry, who's been basically put on a respirator over the last two years, is everyone stopped traveling. Now, if he wants to go for junk fees, he wants to go after that. They are pushing back the whole industry and says 93% of the people say the hotels do not charge resort. They say, number one, 93% of the people are satisfied with the bill they have.

Why is he taking aim at industries all the time? Dear oil and gas companies, dear hotel companies, dear airlines, dear all big companies. You all went woke. You all said that voter ID was racist. You all want to pay for nine months of abortion for your employees. You signed on to Black Lives Matter and defunding cops and now we have disaster in our society. The Democrats hate you and the Republicans used to defend you and the conservatives for your action troops. The Democrats want to nationalize them. They're in a bad spot. They better change. They better get back to neutral because actually it's the red America that says airlines should charge what they want and they should charge the fees that they need to.

Oil and gas companies should drill, baby, drill and get those prices lower. Where are your allies quit fighting us? The biggest story is the Republicans were in fear of having that Pat Toomey's seat flipped in Pennsylvania. Again we're watching John Fetterman refuse to campaign, refuse to talk, refuse to do interviews. Finally he agrees to debate and it was an absolute disaster because he clearly is failing since his stroke and his policies he's reversing that are so unpopular from fracking on down. Here's Fetterman trying to explain his way out of it in Pittsburgh with Dave Matthews. He's going to be joined on the stump by the President and former President Obama. Listen to him yesterday.

Cut nine. Not only are we still standing, we are still winning. It's still up in the polls. I'm running to serve Pennsylvania. He's running to use Pennsylvania and here's the right also about that debate. I may not get every word the right way, but I will always do the right thing in Washington D.C.

Feel better? I was just in Pennsylvania, I've been talking to Dr. Oz every little bit while he's on the campaign trail. Matt is really a dynamic son. He's in medical school. It's a nice family.

Dr. Oz is going to win that race and why do I say that so confidently? The American people are sick and tired of this war on America and Pennsylvanians love their country. They believe cops are important.

They think parents should raise kids and they don't like all this animosity and this anti-Americanism that the Democrats have brought in. Fetterman is about the weirdest candidate I've ever seen try to win state-wide. What happens in a big red wave, Brian, people don't get this, is that the close ones go red and Oz has brought this thing to a tie, he's going to win that race. But you know what? It's never too late to blame Dr. Oz for something, even though he never brought up the stroke and never mocked him on the closed captioning, which this guy, Fetterman only practiced once.

He could have been practicing all day to get it down to be smoother. And twice Dr. Oz practiced with it, I don't think he needs any practice, nor did he need closed captioning. Here's what this CNN, Dr.

Jonathan Reiner said on CNN, I should add, cut 12. I take care of people like Mr. Fetterman who have had atrial fibrillation, which is where we think his stroke came from, how it originated, and I admire his courage to go on that debate last night. He had to know that he was facing basically a fast-talking TV doctor who at times seemed to be talking almost intentionally faster in the face of Mr.

Fetterman's difficulty speaking. Sometimes it appeared almost cruelly faster. He had to know that he would get the kind of reception that he got from that cruelly faster.

How dare Dr. Oz talk cruelly fast? I never heard that before. You watch this, and Donald Trump runs for the President, and I think he will, they'll all talk about, oh my God, he's too old, he's too old. They never talk about Joe Biden being too old. They say Joe Biden is trying to unify us. Look, I just think the American people have figured this out, Brian. They don't hate the Democratic Party. They understand that there's two major parties, but in the end, the Democratic Party turned full woke, full left, full anti-American.

I don't think that means the voters are in love with the Republican Party. We're just more practical. We try to do things that work.

We try to do things that make sense. Matter of fact, I don't know if Fetterman has ever even accomplished anything in his life. When you look at his bio, he's a rich kid who wears a hoodie, and if that's what they want in the Senate, go for it, but I don't think that's what Pennsylvania wants.

Yeah, I don't think so either. I'm fascinated. I've been following the New York race, and most people on the outside said, why does it matter? Lee Zeldin doesn't have a shot, 24 down, 12 down, 10 down, 8 down, 6 down. And then on Sunday, he was within a point and then up half a point, and then they had the debate on Tuesday. I'm a believer.

I think Lee Zeldin pulls this out. A lot of reasons, but in New York, my parents are New Yorkers. I grew up outside of New York for four years. In the 70s, it was a dangerous place to go, and everyone who remembers that time now thinks we're right back there again.

By the way, it took decades to get that out of that, and New York's going to be in a bad spot, and Lee Zeldin's going to pull this off. And by the way, she says, why do you care about crime? She said that. That's one of her statements in a living infamy. So the view took on this topic in New York City, as left as it gets. Alyssa Farah Griffin, who's become a big critic of Donald Trump and used to work for Donald Trump. But listen to her here with Sonny Houston, as well as Joy Behar. You'll recognize the voices. Cut 31. I think the plan is fear-mongering.

I really do. No, this is a response to Democrats saying defund the police. New York is one of the safest cities in the country. It has a $5 billion budget. Do you feel that, though? I don't feel safe in New York.

We've got a budget for the police. I live in the city of streaming. You're very young. You are.

You're 32 years old, was it? You know, I've been around, and there were worse crime rates in the 80s and the 70s. I agree. But we shouldn't settle.

I was afraid to leave my house at some point. But we shouldn't settle for that. You're too young to comment on crime. Yes, to comment on sucker punches. Now that we have so many cameras, people being shoved in front of subways, maybe Lee Zeldin Shots fired through his house, not through his house, but by his house, being attacked on a platform.

But you're too young. New York is fine. Yeah, and Brett Kavanaugh having a man abducted right outside his house where his daughters are.

Yeah. And where are the Democrats calling out the violence? They never called out the violence of Black Lives Matter until much later, and it was pretty sheepish. Kamala Harris tried to get those people back out on the streets the next day. This embrace of violence is wrong, and this idea that somehow the Republicans are fomenting violence out there is terribly wrong. It's the Democratic Party that is normalizing this idea. Let me just tell you, as you know, the FBI has delayed putting out a lot of the state-based data on violent crimes because it would hurt the Democrats. It's part of the politicization of the FBI and DOJ. It's having a devastating impact. And by the way, Brett, who are the victims? It's not a bunch of white people.

It's a lot of people of color, and that's why Hispanics and people of color are going to be voting Republican in historic numbers. They know that their kids are born boys and girls. They want their girls to compete in sports. They think parents matter. They fled socialism. They know it doesn't work, and they want to be safe.

Yeah, I think that that is it. And Governor Hogan is saying the numbers say we should be fine, but if you don't feel that way, that's really on you. Now they're trying to crack down on crime. Nancy Pelosi is doing it.

Lastly, $6.3 million has been spent in New York, New Jersey on congressional races by Democrats, and that shows panic in those blue states. Matt, it's an exciting time. Thanks so much for joining us. Thanks, Brian. Great to be with you. We'll be following him at M. Schlapp.

When we come back, your calls. Brian Kilmeach, Joe. Hi.

Good night, everybody. Expanding your knowledge base. It's The Brian Kilmeach Show. If you're interested in it, Brian's talking about it.

You're with Brian Kilmeach. You know, the campaign was opaque at the very beginning. They didn't really disclose the degree of his illness. We don't really know how sick he was. In fact, his treating physicians were never made available to the press or the public, so we don't really know how much Mr. Fetterman has actually recovered. In fact, at the debate, he was asked if he would release his medical records, and he basically said no. So he might have had a massive event, and if people who had seen him originally might now say, oh, my God, he looks remarkably better, and I bet he does. But not knowing how far he's come, it's very difficult to know how far he can go. It would be good for the people who care for him to be made available to the press.

There is no sin in having a stroke. There's a lot of honor in the dogged determination that it takes to recover, and I admire that. What I don't admire is the way sort of the campaign has handled the disclosure of his illness.

You think they should have been more upfront and transparent about it? Absolutely. Of course. It's disrespectful. Mike, listen on the Fox News Radio app in Glendora, California. Mike. Brian, good night. I'd like to say real quick, tomorrow, of course, is going to be the Freedom of Information Day, you know, with Twitter.

We should rename that day to Freedom from World Tuesday. But I'm calling because what this is with Federman and the election, this is classic bait and switch. Now, he's just a placeholder. I know. I know what you're saying, Mike. They think it's going to be his wife that takes over.

That's the rumor. The first day that I'm in office, I'm going to declare a crime emergency and suspend castles bail and these other pro-criminal laws because there is a crime emergency. My opponent thinks that right now there's a polio emergency going on, but there's not a crime emergency. Different priorities that I'm hearing from people right now, they're not being represented. From this governor, who still, to this moment, we're halfway through the debate, she still hasn't talked about locking up anyone committing any crimes. Anyone who commits a crime under our laws, especially with the change they made to bail, has consequences. I don't know why that's so important to you.

All I know is that we could do more. I don't know why it's so important to you. It's the foundation of all the lawlessness in this city and almost every major city that's adopted this same crazy go-to-town with your criminal behavior.

Same thing in Chicago, same thing in Philadelphia, same thing in San Francisco, same thing in Los Angeles. And it's almost as if the Democrats have just removed themselves from any type of danger that the average American is feeling, the average New Yorker is certainly feeling. Laura Curran joins us now, former Nassau County executive, a Democrat and host of Cut to the Chase with Laura Curran. Laura, you were somebody almost a year ago who said the Democrats are in for an awakening of the midterms because it happened to you in the off-year election, right? Right. I came on your show on Fox to talk about this, and it was January 2nd, and I got a lot of, shall we say, anger directed my way from some of my brethren in the party.

But I really wanted to serve this as a wake-up call. I think sometimes politicians spend a lot of time listening to the consultants, looking at the polls, when really you have to listen to the people. And one thing that we had a very good record on when I was counting the exec was public safety, famous community in America three years in a row, according to U.S.

News & World Report. But the crime issue really hurt the Democrats in that off-year. And as I say, kind of a canary in the coal mine, let's look at this, let's take it seriously. And I feel any chance I get, I'm screaming from the rooftops, do not underestimate this issue. It's a primal, visceral need to be safe. And if that's threatened, you know, people are going to look to their leaders and maybe look to dump the ones they don't think are keeping them safe. But it just, you know, I think the Democrats in general kind of got seduced by, ooh, Trump's numbers are terrible, let's talk about that.

Or Roe v. Wade, which, you know, was, let's face it, good to the Democrats, it's not the only issue that people are thinking about. So it's funny that here we are. I don't want to be right, but I fear that perhaps I will be. We'll see in a couple of weeks. Right.

I mean, absolutely. So now you have Nancy Pelosi running around the country saying I'm for law and order. And you have other people say I was never for to fund the police, but we seem to know better. And I remember Commissioner Ryder, Nassau County Police Commissioner, you worked so well with, was beside himself about the disaster of the bail reform. He said, you know, Stan, we cannot get cases together quick enough in order to keep this guy or mostly men behind bars until a case can be built. The time turnaround time is just not practical or possible. So now the result is a lot of people aren't even making the arrest because it's not worth it for them to put themselves on the line to make the arrest about somebody that's going to be let out again. You know, when we talk about bail reform, the focus is often on cashless bail. But you point to the other aspect, one of the other aspects, which is the discovery time that prosecutors and other law enforcement have time to get their cases together.

It's so short. And I think that's part of the reason it's making it very frustrating and very difficult to bring cases and do it in a timely manner. And I think that's why we're seeing a lot of prosecutors, a lot of line prosecutors, ADA, looking to do something else with their lives.

And that's, you know, that's not good either. Right. And a lot of people were looking forward to the debate to make up their mind. And usually people have already made up their their mind by the time the debate comes along. I don't know if either candidate changed anybody's mind.

I don't know if anyone in the middle thought, you know what, I'm going to go one way or the other. I thought they both did what they had to do. I do feel, you know, Hoch, Zeldin was very amped.

He seemed extremely caffeinated and really passionate and excited about what he was talking about in a way that some people found a little bit off-putting. And I think Hochul was perhaps a little too cautious in talking about her concerns about crime. I think in her heart she is a moderate Democrat.

Democrats have more than two to one advantage in registration to Republicans. And I think everyone just assumes Zeldin was going to lose. Obviously that conversation has changed. There's a lot more excitement and money coming into him right now. And I don't know if those folks in the middle of Hochul actually worked to change their minds. I mean, when asked about Alvin Bragg, she was, you know, he was duly elected and then pivoted to January 6th.

Understood. Laura Curran with us, former Nassau County executive. Laura, give people a perspective around the country how big Nassau County is. So Nassau County, if we were a state population wise, there would be about a dozen states smaller than us.

So it's the size of a respectively sized state. And it kind of mirrors the demographics of the rest of the country in terms of racial, ethnic, religious backgrounds. We got a little bit of, not really rural, but, you know, very sort of woodsy, lovely. We have sort of urban vibes. We definitely have suburbia. It kind of reflects the country. And, you know, I think what we saw in Nassau County is something we could see writ large in a couple of weeks. We'll see. Because it's almost a purple area, right? It's not too red.

It's not too blue. It can go either way. Bruce Blake can beat you this time. You won last time. And it was a Republican store for a long time, but the corruption got so thick and white.

Bruce was able to upset you. So, Laura, you're sitting here as somewhat of a moderate. Governor Hochul's from Buffalo. No one's really from the city. So when you talk to Governor Hochul, do you think she understands the diversity of the state? I think she does. I think being from upstate is helpful for that. She's not locked into the city bubble.

But my concern is that her consultants have given her bad advice. And I think, you know, the Zeldin had a zinger about, you know, the Rose Garden strategy. How's that working out? And that's kind of inside baseball. The Rose Garden strategy has been, you know, she's been going to ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings and doing, you know, regular governor stuff to show that she is the governor. When perhaps being more of a campaigner, really being out there having rallies, getting labor going, getting the base going might have been a better decision.

Of course, it's easy for me sitting on the sidelines. It's 2020 hindsight. But sometimes you can get locked into that consultant bubble and that pollster bubble. And I think that's what's happened here.

Well, I think that's that's 100 percent right. The other thing is you let the mayor and governors fight. And when he left those when he's telling the Arizona governor to get those containers off the border, that's helping them block and funnel illegals to at least one one area. You understand where he stood in that. And I think a lot of a lot of city dwellers are upset because their lives are a mess because so many illegals and homeless are overwhelming the shelters and are all over the streets.

And it's not look at what was me. They can't make rent. This is a lot of violent people who should be in jail or institutionalized are now open season on the average American. So when Governor Hochul in particular, do you sense within the Democratic ranks, there's a Cuomo faction working against the Hochul faction because they seem to hate each other. Yeah, I think there is some bitterness there from what I've gleaned. The other interesting thing is the role of Mayor Adams. So it seemed in the debate both Zeldin and Hochul were trying to claim BFF status, you know. And I get the sense with Mayor Adams who's going to help him more, who's been with him more, who's more supportive of him. But I feel in reality Adams has kind of been left on his own to deal with a lot of these issues. He was handed a bag of crap when he got into that office from the previous administration and, you know, the crime issues.

And then he's got this federal problem. You know, people are looking for local leaders to fix the immigration problem, but that's really a federal issue, which a lot of people I speak to think that the Biden administration has just failed at. And there is the Cuomo faction.

I think, you know, I don't know if there would be schadenfreude. I don't think any Democrats want Hochul to lose. But maybe, you know, hey, maybe if Cuomo was still here, maybe he could be tough enough to squelch the Zeldin guy. So you remind me a little of Tulsi Gabbard, a little of the type of person, the moderate, that's trying to get people's attention. These so-called progressives did a very simple thing that apparently can appear to be brave in Washington these days. In that letter to President Biden, they just told the truth about how this ongoing proxy war with Russia is increasing in cost and consequences both on the Ukrainian people. But also the American people here at home and how it's negatively impacting gas prices, increasing inflation, and so on.

So they got rebuked by the party. There's people in the Republican Party who are against continuing to fund this conflict. Where do you stand, Laura? When it comes to Ukraine? I think we have to stand for democracy. I think it's really important to support Volodymyr Zelensky and the people of Ukraine against this bully, this thug, who for some crazy messianic reason thinks that this country is his and it's not.

And I think our role still is to defend democracy home and abroad. I agree with you. I'm with it. It's going to be inter-split, especially after the election.

We'll see what happens. President Biden's got an interesting take about a handle on inflation. Blame Saudi Arabia for the price of oil. Blame Vladimir Putin for the price of energy. Blame Republicans for not going along with anything. And now he's got somebody else to go after. People with fees.

Cut three. One of the key things I've asked the council to take on was the unfair hidden fees, known as junk fees, that are taking real money, real money out of your pockets. Real money out of the pockets of American families. The hotel industry is pushed back. Obviously, they've been through hell through the pandemic. They basically, so many went out of business and so many major corporations still haven't recovered, saying that they're not hiding fees.

They're all transparent. What about this strategy? I think everyone can relate to these fees, who reads their utility bills and cable bills and all this small print. But I'm a little bit concerned about the need to constantly blame. When you are a leader in business or in your household or in government, you're it.

You're the one in charge. So casting the blame here and there, I guess it's appropriate sometimes, but you can't always do that. It's not always somebody else's fault. Sometimes things are your responsibility and you have to have to talk about what you're doing. In my fairness, Biden is pointing at a problem. He's saying what he wants to do about it. But I do see, and this is with both parties.

I mean, this is a lot of elected officials. It's casting blame saying, oh, it's not me or it's this one's fault and that's one's fault. So let's hate this person or that person. This culture of blame is not helpful.

I don't think it's very healthy either. Prediction? In which one overall? First in the Senate, do you believe this momentum going a certain direction? Yeah, you know, if you asked me a week ago, two weeks ago, I would have said 50-50. Now I think we're going to be 41, excuse me, 5149. For Republicans or Democrats? I'm going to say for Republicans. And you know, one thing that I would caution voters, there's really big differences when you're voting for your legislator, for Senate or Congress or for a governor.

Governor is the one who's actually going to be running things, who's actually going to be operating the government. And that's incredibly important. Absolutely. Vote one, come one, come all. If there's anything good about the passions people have right now in politics, everyone's voting more than ever.

Thank God. When you vote, you have accountability. So I don't care who you vote for, but let your voice be heard and you will be listened to.

The former Democratic Nassau County executive Laura Kern. Thanks so much for joining us. Check out our podcast, Cut to the Chase with Laura Kern. Thanks, Laura. Thanks, Brian. When we come back, we'll finish up with your calls. You'll listen to the Brian Kilmeade show. So don't forget, by the way, you could see me in person.

It is a thrill. Just ask Allison and Eric in Bayshore, Barnes & Noble, tonight at Long Island. Bayshore, New York. Go to Barnes & Noble. You can actually get tickets ahead of time.

But I'll be able to personalize, sign and speak. And then on Saturday, be in Rochester, New York. And don't forget, check out my website, I'm going to be in Scranton, Pennsylvania, too, one week from this Saturday. This is the Brian Kilmeade show. Here it all on the Brian Kilmeade show. Hey, welcome back, everybody. I'll see you tonight in Bayshore, Long Island, Barnes & Noble. In the meantime, I was just thinking to myself, I know a lot, but I think I need to know more.

More to know. All right, here we go. Halloween canceled 52%. Won't give trick or treaters candy this year. Many blame inflation. They've surveyed a thousand people.

52% say what I just said. Out of these Americans, one in four blame inflation. That shouldn't come as much of a Halloween shocker since inflation rose 40 to a 40-year high. Previous days, they found that three in four Americans feel inflation interfered with their 2022 financial goals. Six in 10 small businesses also fear that ongoing costs of living will ruin them. Also, I keep in mind the fentanyl thing is a problem. People are afraid that it looks like nerds or Skittles.

So we will adapt. Another time, you know what? Halloween's run out of gas. I think it should just be canceled.

Oh, my gosh. You're so just anti-Halloween. But I think this might also be.

It's like a flashy headline. But let's be honest. The neighborhood you live in depends on how many trick or treaters you get. Right. Some neighborhoods you get tons. Others you don't. So when we live places where you didn't get trick or treaters, you might just not be buying it this year anyway because you don't get them anyway.

So why spend the money? Good point. It's hard to know what the trick or treater influx will be ahead of time. You get a lot of trick or treaters in your neighborhood.

Never seem to be home. Conveniently. I do. Absolutely.

That's good then. Next, turkey prices are 73% higher than last year. The ongoing spread of bird flu will likely affect the price.

Right now, per pound, 8 to 16 pound turkey, $1.99 up from $1.15. Typical bird flu spreads from colder months. But this year, commercial turkey producers reported cases of avian flu in July, the time when farmers are raising fox in order to behead them and kill them just for you. Already, 46 million birds have been affected by the bird flu. I didn't even know the birds got the flu. You didn't hear about bird flu? I feel like people are using any headlines.

This is the reason why things are more expensive. Next, Elon Musk's Twitter takeover. Close at hand as banks begin to turn over $13 billion of cash. Banks have handed that over because they promised to finance this Twitter takeover. The latest sign, the $44 billion deal for the social media company is on track to close. Meanwhile, he is expected to attend a variety of meetings this week at the social media company and fire a whole bunch of people. And did you see the video he tweeted of him bringing in the sink? I love it.

Yeah, he brought in the sink. Get it sinking in. Next, Queen Elizabeth's sweet note to Prince William revealed. The correspondence composed by Buckingham Palace said, William, I hope you enjoy opening this each day from Granny. The Queen's note was shared on Twitter by the Royal Household Mail Company. So what does it say? The show reads, I hope you enjoy opening this each day. I don't know how many letters did she give him.

Because in the first bullet point there, she gave him an advent calendar. And that was the note that. That's it? It's just a sweet note. It's something small. I thought it was like something more substantial. I couldn't wait to get past the headline. I know. I think it's just a point that they still valued the small things. Right.

Harry got nothing, right? The spare. Yes. . . .
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