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Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

State Of The Union: What To Expect
Sean kicked off Tuesday’s show by previewing Obama’s State of the Union address. Sean wasn’t expecting the “Anointed One” to announce anything new. “He’s not going to touch entitlements. He’s not going to have the courage to deal with social security or any other new deal great society programs. There is nothing in his history to suggest that he’s going to suddenly change his view of government or his ideology. So let me put it this way. The day after Obama’s speech he’s not going to be reversing course on anything. In fact, the majority of the things Obama is going to promise he’s promised before. He said it all throughout his campaign in 2008 where he promised to ban all earmarks – now we’re gonna hear the same promises again.”

George Allen Announces 2012 Senate Bid
Former Virginia Senator George Allen announced yesterday that he will run for his old seat setting up a potential rematch against former rival Sen. James Webb (D). Sean told his listening audience that he believes this will be one of the most-watched Senate races of 2012. Allen explained to Sean that he is a tea party-friendly candidate who would help rein in spending, repeal the health-care overhaul, and reform government through a balanced federal budget and a line-item veto requirement for the president. “The pivotal elections in 2012 are going to determine the trajectory of our country, will the American dream continue to decline or begin to ascend again? Friends, it’s time for an American comeback,” said Allen. To watch Sean’s interview with George Allen and to read more about his comeback, please click here.

Santorum, Guyot Debate
Civil rights activist Lawrence Guyot and Senator Rick Santorum joined Sean and clashed over the topics of race and abortion. Santorum made comments to criticizing President Obama’s stance on abortion. Obama believes a fetus is not a person under the U.S. Constitution. Santorum drew a parallel between denying an unborn child rights to those of African Americans when they were denied similar rights. “My comment was that Barack Obama should be sensitive, more so than probably most people -- as a civil rights and constitutional lawyer, should be sensitive to how we define people in the Constitution,” Santorum explained. Guyot disagreed. “Obama is supporting the existing law determined by the Supreme Court.” Santorum also squared off with the Rev. Al Sharpton last night on “Hannity.” You can watch the fireworks from that debate by clicking here.

Show Guests

Dana Perino

Dana Perino was White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush from September, 2007 to January, 2009 and before that Deputy Press Secretary. Before joining the Bush administration, Perino covered the state assembly of Illinois as a television journalist and worked in the private sector in San Diego, including at Porter Novelli. She attended graduate school at the University of Illinois-Springfield, where she obtained her masters in public affairs reporting. She then worked in Washington, DC, for Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) as a staff assistant before serving nearly four years as the press secretary for Rep. Dan Schaefer (R-CO), who then chaired a House Commerce subcommittee on Energy and Power. After the 9/11 attacks, Perino served as a spokesperson for the Department of Justice. She later worked as director of communications at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) where she provided strategic counsel on message development, media relations, and... More >

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.