Senator Rand Paul's Breaking News
Sean was joined by Senator Rand Paul and made immediate headlines with a crushing announcement. "I have news straight from sources close to the Super Committee that the Democrats have walked away from the table and they're refusing to talk to the Republicans about a deal, announced Paul referencing the joint committee on deficit reduction, "They will not counter any offers and basically there's an impasse and it's starting to look like they don't want any deal at all." "They want to say that because Republicans will not raise taxes they are rigid," an angry Hannity mentioned, "I think the democrats are just gonna be happy gutting the defense department, which is part of this deal." Paul agreed saying, "The President doesn't care about anything other than his election and any deal would not be good for his election." To hear the latest on this breaking news, click here or visit Hannity.com.
The Gift of Rest
Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman stopped by to talk with Sean about US-Israeli relations and the release of his new book, "The Gift of Rest," which is in stores now. "I'm reading this report about this gaffe by French President Nicolas Sarkozy who allegedly told President Obama at the G20 summit that he 'can't stand' Netanyahu," began Hannity, "Then there's Obama who says 'You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him every day.'" Lieberman had heard the story and said, "It's totally unacceptable and I wish that, in some measure, he had come to the defense of Netanyahu." To read details of this developing story, click here. Though Sean didn't have a lot of time to get into the details of Senator Lieberman's new book, you should definitely check it out. In it, the soon-to-be retired statesman details the value he's gathered in observing the Sabbath and how he's applied those values to his daily life and leadership. For more details, click here.
Gingrich Gaining Ground
Sean was joined by former White House Speaker Newt Gingrich to get an update on his rising poll numbers. "I spoke with Karl Rove and I asked him this question," began Sean, "What about Newt Gingrich and he said that he's hearing on the ground that Newt is really smart." Gingrich laughed, "I'm sixty eight years old and I'm much more mature but I think that, when people watch me in debates without any editing they suddenly see a different image of me than what the elite media's image of me was." According to Real Clear Politics, that image of Speaker Gingrich isn't as bad as he might think. In polls by Rasmussen Reports , Gingrich trails President Obama in a head to head race by six points and is gaining in national polls. While it remains to be seen who pulls ahead in the race for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, it appears that there are only three candidates who're rising to the top and Speaker Gingrich happens to be one of them. If you haven't yet, you should click here to watch this interview with Speaker Gingrich.
Randal Howard "Rand" Paul (born January 7, 1963) is an American ophthalmologist and politician who describes himself as a "constitutional conservative". He is the third child of Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas. Paul is the chairman and founder of Kentucky Taxpayers United. In August 2009, Paul officially announced his candidacy for the United States Senate seat held by retiring Senator Jim Bunning of Kentucky. Paul, a lifelong Republican, won the party's primary election on May 18, 2010. He then defeated Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway in the general election on November 2, 2010.