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August 17th, 2012
01:50 PM ET

Clips from Last Night: Tony Horton on Paul Ryan's P90X plan; Race team details surviving their horrifying car crash

On Thursday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed P90X creator Tony Horton to the program, talking with the exercise instructor about his informal role as Paul Ryan's "fitness guru."

Like many members of Congress, the GOP vice presidential candidate is a fan and devotee of Horton's famously intense exercise program, having recently revealed the workout to be the means to his suddenly infamous physique.

During the face to face interview, Horton revealed details of his trips to Capitol Hill where he trains politicians – from both sides of the aisle – at the congressional gym:

"When I'm there, it's a very bipartisan affair," said the 54-year-old. "We talk about what to do on the road or what are modifications if I can't do an exercise. So we'll get in a big circle. Dems. and Republicans hanging out together, just talking about what we can do to make it easier for us to do our job. It's really - it's kind of fun to see."

Thursday's show also saw Yuri Kouznetsov and Jeremy Foley stop by for a primetime exclusive. The driving partners compose a race car team and their recent crash has quickly become the stuff of digital, and viral, legend:

"The entire race has treacherous offs like this where if you do go off the course then death or severe injury is basically imminent," said Foley of Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, one of the oldest car races in America. "You always think about that in the back of your mind, but you never think it's really going to happen to you."

Also on the program Thursday, author Dinesh D'Souza and comedian and author Penn Jillette engaged in a lively debate centered around D'Souza's theory that Barack Obama aims to move Americans deeper into debt:

"If American citizens and if our children and grandchildren are saddled with more debt, at some point they're going to have to pay that money back," said D'Souza, the man behind the book "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream." "So debt becomes a way of settling America's global colonial debts in Obama's mind."

"You sound like you have a conspiracy to bring America down," Jillette fired back in response. "And of all the things you could say about Obama, that's just not true. And I'm not an Obama supporter, but what you're saying is insane and wrong."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Thursday's wide-ranging show touched upon everything from politics and pundits, to car crashes and conspiracy.
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  1. Beth

    America is about to fall off a financial cliff and the focus is on Ryan's physique. What a bunch of intellectuals. I can't imagine why the country is in such a mess.

    August 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Annette

    As much as the publicity of Tony Horton's workouts abound...before there was a '90' Day-P90X. The Original FIRM Rotation was 90 Days. The Originial FIRMs vhs/DVDs and in the book, "FIRM for Life" also mentioned, 'muscle confusion' 'and 'interval training'-this is nothng new. Plus the Original FIRM was started by Anna Benson, Cynthia Benson and Mark Hendriksen that were scientifically tested and before their time!

    August 18, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. NOBAMA2012

    A provision of ObamaCare is set to punish roughly two-thirds of U.S. hospitals evaluated by Medicare starting this fall over high readmission rates, according to an analysis by Kaiser Health News.

    Starting in October, Medicare will reduce reimbursements to hospitals with high 30-day readmission rates - which refers to patients who return within a month - by as much as 1 percent. The maximum penalty increases to 2 percent the following year and 3 percent in 2014.

    Why isn't MSDNC and CNN not reporting this!

    obamacare is throwing the seniors and middle class under the bus!

    obama wants seniors to die!

    August 23, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. FEDUPWITHLIBERALS

    There is no recovery. Dont let the numbers fool you... they have been cooked for a long time now. Obama has wrecked the economy and added over 5 trillion to the deficit with nothing to show for it. In the first two years he could have passed any bill he wanted but didnt even think about jobs. His "laser like" focus was on the golf course and lavish vacations while Americans lost their jobs. He is the biggest clown to ever sit in the Presidency... and he is done come November. I just hope there is something left to recover.

    August 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. JohnKelly

    There are no links . You need to watch CNN and msnbc. Also, the Huffington Post along with the Washington Post. I also read the Chicago republican rag Tribune. McCain, Graham, and Kirk have all recommended the troops on the ground strategy that mimics Cheney. Look at what they are saying now. Romney has surrounded himself with neo- cons who are the architects of the Bush/Cheney wars. We still don't know what Romney said to Netan-yahoo but it probably promised that he would attack Iran even though he is an extreme chicken hawk they was a draft dodger during theVietnam war.
    JAK

    August 24, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Jose

    i think they are mest up i do not greed about sending more tnpooard us. should not go into iragyears ago . i think it's irag jobto fright there on own war notus they need money for schools in mass state and others states and other things and not war? i world not vote for bush and roney. and i think it's a misstake .and i am sick of watch war on iraq on tv . i think people are Tieor of think about war and watch on tv

    September 10, 2012 at 12:58 am | Report abuse | Reply

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