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Sean spent the first part of Wednesday’s show supporting the Cut, Cap and Balance plan which passed the House earlier this week. “I want to give you my perspective because this plan is serious about spending and avoids anything that resembles a tax increase,” offered Hannity, “It’s amazing how many people aren’t available this week to come on the program because they know we’re going to hold their feet and their promises to the fire.” Hannity continued his thoughts by encouraging people to call their Senate representatives after it's becoming increasingly clear that the Senate won't pass Cut, Cap and Balance. Visit Hannity.com for more information on how you can message your support for Cut, Cap and Balance.

Presidential Candidates Do Battle on Twitter?
We’ve reached a never-before-seen point in our lives where more is being asked of potential presidential candidates than ever before. Earlier this spring, the Washington Post published an article that suggested President Obama is hopeful to raise $1 Billion for his re-election campaign. On the heels of that targeted goal, candidates throughout the GOP are rushing to meet the demands. Today, though, Fox News contributor S.E Cupp moderated the first ever debate on Twitter which included the Gingrich, Bachmann, Cain, Santorum, Johnson and McCotter campaigns. For one full hour representatives from each campaign debated public policy while fans could show their support by retweeting and mentioning candidates. According to Townhall.com, Michele Bachmann came out the winner with the most mentions and most new followers added to her twitter account. It’s amazing how technology has advanced the debate and added a new level of complexity to the process of becoming president. Click here for a transcript of the debate.

Tom Coburn: Gang of Six
The “Gang of Six”, a group of bipartisan senators who’re working together to find a bi-partisan way of controlling national debt made waves this week by proposing legislation that would not implement Cut, Cap and Balance legislation while allowing the President to raise the debt ceiling. One of the six, Senator Tom Coburn, called Sean to discuss the controversial plan. “I’m glad you were brave enough to join us even though I disagree with you,” applauded Hannity, “I’ll give you the floor so you can tell us what’s going on.” Coburn explained his position saying, “We have a compromise position but we’re not going to get more with this President.” Hannity, disagreeing, said, “I think your plan took the pressure off the President to have a balanced budget.” You can read more about the proposal here but suffice it to say Sean’s analysis is pretty spot on.

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Tom Coburn

Thomas Allen "Tom" Coburn, M.D. (born March 14, 1948), is an American politician, medical doctor, and ordained deacon. A member of the Republican Party, he currently serves as the junior U.S. Senator from Oklahoma.

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