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Friday, July 9th, 2010

DOJ And The New Black Panthers Case
J. Christian Adams, an ex-Department of Justice Official, testified Tuesday before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that his former employer ignored cases that involved black defendants and white victims. Last year, the Department of Justice abandoned a case against the New Black Panthers. It arose from an incident on Election Day in 2008 in Philadelphia, where members of the party were videotaped in front of a polling place, dressed in military-style uniforms and allegedly hurling racial slurs while one brandished a night stick. Adams, who joined the program in the show’s second hour, told Sean that "over and over and over again," the department showed "hostility" towards similar cases. He described the Black Panther case as one example of that -- he defended the legitimacy of the suit and said his "blood boiled" when he heard a Justice official claim the case wasn't solid. "We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citi zens," Adams said. The Civil Rights Commission has been probing the incident since last year and it’s currently unclear how far the commission might get.

Financial Advice Friday With Stuart Varney
Sean welcomed Stuart Varney to the last hour of the program to discuss the ongoing economic malaise in America. Varney startled Sean earlier this week in an article he wrote in which he detailed patterns in today’s stock market that are eerily similar to those seen before The Great Depression. “Do you think it’s possible that we could hit a depression?” Sean asked Varney. “I think we’re very likely to see, given the current administration and its policies, a lost decade - a decade of very, very weak growth, high unemployment and a rising risk of a debt crisis,” Varney replied. Varney is not very optimistic about our economy’s future and is afraid there won’t be any good news on the horizon “unless there is a major change in the House of Representatives in November.”

Sportscaster Sean?
Like most of America, Sean watched the LeBron James special last night intently. Sean described that when he was a kid he went through an “NBA phase.” “I loved the New York Knicks. They had Walt Frazier, Willis Reid and Earl The Pearl – at that point in my life I just loved basketball.” Thousands of Cleveland fans burned LeBron jerseys today after watching James announce on ESPN that he was going to leave the Cavaliers and play for the Miami Heat { Video}. Sean pointed out a possible reason for LeBron’s choice to play in Miami instead of a city like New York. “One of the things you have to consider is that he would have to pay over $12 million dollars in New York State income taxes and none in Miami. You’re not going to lure great players when they do the economics of this.” Sean agreed with most fans that the hype surrounding LeBron’s choice was over the top. Sean may have disagreed with the way in which LeBron decided to make his announcement, but he agreed LeBron needed to make a decision that was right for him. “He didn’t need to be as public as he made this, but in the end his legacy is probably going to be measured by how many championships he wins, not how many points he scores,” Sean said.

Show Guests

Allen West

Lieutenant Colonel Allen West (US Army, Retired) was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is third of four generations of military servicemen in his family. His parents instilled in him a very basic principle, love of God and Country. In 2004, when it was time to retire from more than twenty years of service in the US Army, he brought his wife and two young daughters to Broward County, Florida, where he taught high school for one year. He then returned to Afghanistan as an advisor to the Afghan army, an assignment he finished in November 2007.

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.