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Misleading jobs report?

Misleading Jobs Report?
Liberals across America were chomping at the bit to talk to Sean today after the latest jobs report showed unemployment dropped from 9% to 8.6%. The left-leaning media was quick to splash that headline across websites and newspapers but left out several important facts that Sean pointed out. "It sounds counter-intuitive, but how can unemployment go down if the economy is getting weaker? How can this month's jobless report be worse than last month but still have the unemployment rate go down? The answer can be found in the number of people who have dropped out of the labor market. While they're touting the fact that they've created 120,000 jobs, 315,000 dropped out of the labor market in November," Sean explained. "After a person's 99 weeks of unemployment runs out, they are still not working but we don't count them anymore!" There are over 4.8 million people not being counted in the official unemployment rate, in other words counted as employed or unemployed, who probably need a job and can't find one. That's in addition to the official 13.303 million unemployed.

Sarah Palin on Cain Controversy
Sean, broadcasting live from Pittsburgh, PA, the site of tonight's first Hannity Holiday Concert for the Troops, was joined by FoxNews contributor Sarah Palin. The former Alaskan governor weighed in on Sean's interview with embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain. "A lot of people just don't know what to believe Sean," said Palin. "There have been some pretty sketchy dismissals and rationale on both sides of this affair allegation. Character counts and if these allegations are true that doesn't speak well for their character," Palin added. You can listen to Sean's entire radio interview with Palin by clicking here.

Cain Addresses Affair Allegations, Future of Campaign
The buzz today on the campaign trail surrounds presidential candidate Herman Cain and whether or not he intends to continue his bid for the White House. Earlier this week a woman surfaced claiming that she had had a 13-year extramarital fair with Cain, an allegation that he flatly denies. However, Cain has acknowledged that this relentless media frenzy has taken its toll on his family and as a result he plans to discuss the status of the campaign with his wife Gloria at their home today. Cain joined Sean on 'Hannity' to and explained what he meant by 'reassessing his campaign'. "As you know, my family, that's important. You know with the media frenzy coming out of the media every day and all the publications, you know, it's not like my family is isolated from that, and it has taken an emotional toll. It's that all of the media frenzy and all of the speculation and all the twisting and the turning that never stops, it takes a toll on your family. And so, like a businessman, Sean, when you have a bump in the road, you reconsider and re-evaluate, and it's as if some people in the media don't want to give me that opportunity, but I'm going to take that opportunity to re-asses and re-evaluate so we can decide where do we go from here," Cain explained. You can watch Sean's entire interview with the presidential hopeful by clicking here.

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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 >

Brigitte Gabriel

Brigitte Gabriel is one of the leading terrorism experts in the world providing information and analysis on the rise of global Islamic terrorism. She lectures nationally and internationally about terrorism and current affairs. Her expertise is sought after by world and business leaders. She has addressed the Australian Prime Minister, members of The British Parliament/House of Commons, members of the United States Congress, The Pentagon, The Joint Forces Staff College, The US Special Operations Command, The US Asymmetric Warfare group, the FBI, and many others. In addition, Gabriel is a regular guest analyst on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, and various radio stations daily across America. She serves on the board of advisors of the Intelligence Summit. Ms. Gabriel was Keynote speaker for Homeland Security Certification annual conference in 2009 in Las Vegas. Ms. Gabriel is founder, president and CEO of ACT! for America, the largest national security grassroots... More >

Bob Beckel

Bob Beckel is an American political commentator and an analyst on the Fox News Channel. He is also a columnist for USA Today. Beckel was the campaign manager for Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign. He became known as the man who wrapped the Wendy's slogan "Where's the Beef?" around Mondale's opponent Gary Hart so effectively. While Beckel was still in college, he worked for Robert F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1968. Early in his career, Beckel joined the U.S. Department of State and became the youngest Deputy Assistant secretary of state for the Carter administration. He was co-host of Crossfire Sunday on CNN alongside Tony Snow and later Lynne Cheney and went on to Fox News Channel as a political analyst and commentator, regularly appearing on such shows as Hannity & Colmes, Hannity, and America's Newsroom.