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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Paladino Threatens To ‘Take Out’ Reporter
Sean opened Thursday’s show by discussing a videotaped confrontation between Tea Party candidate Carl Paladino and a reporter. Paladino threatened to “take out” Fredric Dicker after the New York Post State Editor asked him to prove his accusation that Democratic challenger Andrew Cuomo cheated on his ex-wife. “What evidence do you have for something most people would consider a smear?” Dicker asked. Paladino countered by accusing Dicker of sending a “goon” to photograph his daughter, who was born to a mistress and kept secret from his wife for ten years. You can watch the entire heated exchange between Paladino and Dicker by clicking here.

Star Parker, CA 37th Congressional District
Republicans have an opportunity to make history by electing a record number of black conservatives to Congress in November. Fourteen black Republicans have received the GOP’s nomination in their respective congressional districts. If just three of them win, it would be the first time since Reconstruction that more than two African-Americans from the GOP have served in Congress. One of those candidates, Star Parker, joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss her race in California’s 37th district. Parker is the founder and president of the Center for Urban Renewal and Education. Parker, running against incumbent Democrat Rep. Laura Richardson, vowed to help the urban communities within her district. “Richardson has no new answers – just the same old story we’ve heard forever. She’s a political insider, if re-elected, she’ll continue to sell the same agenda - big government - which has already destroyed every inner city and rural community in this country,” Parker explained.

Obama Disappoints At Town Halls
Sean welcomed “The Architect” Karl Rove to the show and talked about Obama’s recent town hall meetings in which he hopes to drum up support for Democrats. Supporters, once brimming with excitement during Obama’s presidential campaign, have become demoralized by the ongoing economic turmoil. “A lot of people expected him to change the tone of Washington, but instead he’s turned out to be a hyper, partisan attack dog. These [town halls] have come off as being whiney,” Rove told Sean. Mr. Obama has three other major rallies planned, in Philadelphia, Las Vegas and Ohio.

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Sarah Palin

Sarah Louise Palin ( ˈpeɪlɨn ( help · info ); née Heath ; born February 11, 1964) is an American politician who served as Governor of Alaska from 2006 until her resignation in 2009 . She was the Republican candidate for Vice President of the United States in 2008. Palin was a member of the Wasilla, Alaska , city council from 1992 to 1996 and the city's mayor from 1996 to 2002. After an unsuccessful campaign for Lieutenant Governor of Alaska in 2002, she chaired the Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission from 2003 until her resignation in 2004. She was elected Governor of Alaska in November 2006. Palin became the first female governor of Alaska and the youngest person ever elected governor of that state. In 2008, Republican presidential candidate John McCain chose Palin as his running mate in that year's presidential election , making her the second female candidate and the first Alaskan candidate of either major party on a... More >

Karl Rove

Karl Christian Rove (born December 25, 1950) was Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff to former President George W. Bush until his resignation on August 31, 2007. He has headed the Office of Political Affairs, the Office of Public Liaison , and the White House Office of Strategic Initiatives . Since leaving the White House , Rove has worked as a political analyst and contributor for Fox News , Newsweek and The Wall Street Journal . For most of his career prior to his employment at the White House, Rove was a political consultant almost exclusively for Republican candidates. Rove's campaign clients have included Bush (2000 and 2004 presidential elections, 1994 and 1998 Texas gubernatorial elections), Senator John Ashcroft (1994 U.S. Senate election), Bill Clements (1986 Texas gubernatorial election), Senator John Cornyn (2002 U.S. Senate election), Governor Rick Perry (1990 Texas Agriculture Commission election), and Phil Gramm (1982... More >