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Friday, January 7th, 2011

Carville: Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation
Political commentator James Carville joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline and was jokingly grilled about a book {Read about book here} he’d written in 2009 claiming Democrats would rule the White House for forty years. In the book, Carville proclaimed that the Democrats would “easily defeat the opposition for years to come. Republicans have sealed their current fate by persisting in ignoring the political middle and appealing to their ultraconservative base,” Carville wrote. When confronted on today’s show with his own words, Carville tried to back pedal. “I think the premise of the book is still on track,” he argued. “Democrats have still won four out of the last five Presidential elections. I would be willing to make a good size wager that Obama will be re-elected,” said Carville. After the landslide Republican victory this past November, we’re sure there are plenty of conservatives who would be willing to take you up on your wager Mr. Carville.
Alec Baldwin’s Brother Angry At Sean
Alec Baldwin’s brother, Stephen, is boiling mad at comments Sean said jokingly on his radio program that Hannity was “Alec Baldwin’s favorite radio talk-show host,” referencing a 2006 radio blowout between the two {Listen to the exclusive audio here}. Shortly thereafter, Alec Baldwin posted on the Huffington Post that,“Hannity is the Larry Flynt of talk-radio. And he has about as much influence in the world of American public affairs as Flynt. It must be hard for these rabid right-wing types to watch their heroes fall.” On Tuesday’s radio show Sean played several clips from Alec’s notorious expletive-laced voicemail messages to his eleven year old daughter, to the horror of a steaming Stephen Baldwin. Stephen fired off a quote to The New York Posts’ Page Six stating, “This behavior by Hannity is the stupidity that people often refer to when they think of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin. If he needs to lower himself to petty stupidity, then he needs to get off the radio.” Sean fought back telling his radio audience on Wednesday that Alec Baldwin needs to fight his own battles and not have brother Stephen do his dirty work. “Alec trash-mouths all the time, including me, and it’s too bad he needs his little brother to defend him,” Hannity said. “I don’t need lectures from any Baldwin on conservatism, religion, politics or anything else. That’s one screwed-up bunch.” For more on this duel click here.

Lynda McLaughlin Ready For The Big Time
Sean Hannity Show producer Lynda McLaughlin is also a very successful singer and song writer. Sean played several pieces of Lynda’s work, most of which can be found right here. Lynda has been recording music for over a decade with her best friend in a group called “LYVA.” You can check out Lynda’s own website by visiting lyva.com.

Show Guests

James Carville

James Carville (born October 25, 1944) is an American political consultant , commentator, educator, actor, attorney, media personality , and prominent liberal pundit . His book titles include "We're Right, They're Wrong: A Handbook for Spirited Progressives"; "And the Horse He Rode In On: The People vs. Kenneth Starr"; "Buck Up, Suck Up… and Come Back When You Foul Up"; "Had Enough? A Handbook for Fighting Back"; his children's book, "Lu and the Swamp Ghost"; and 2006's "Take it Back." Carville gained national attention for his work as the lead strategist of the successful presidential campaign of then- Arkansas governor Bill Clinton . Carville was a co-host of CNN 's Crossfire until its final broadcast in June 2005. Since its cancellation, he has appeared on CNN's news program, The Situation Room . As of 2009, he hosts a weekly program on XM Radio titled 60/20 Sports with Luke... More >

Newt Gingrich

Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich (born Newton Leroy McPherson ; June 17, 1943) is an American politician who served as the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. In 1995, Time magazine selected him as the Person of the Year for his role in leading the Republican Revolution in the House, ending 40 years of the Democratic Party being in the majority. During his tenure as Speaker, he represented the public face of the Republican opposition to Bill Clinton . A college history professor, political leader, and author, Gingrich twice ran unsuccessfully for the House before winning a seat in the election of November 1978. He was re-elected 10 times, and his activism as a member of the House's Republican minority eventually enabled him to succeed Dick Cheney as House Minority Whip in 1989. As a co-author of the 1994 Contract with America , Gingrich was in the forefront of the Republican Party's dramatic success in that... More >

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