Do You Know Your Representative?
They often say that knowledge is power and nothing could be truer this year. As Sean has often displayed on his famous, “Man on the Street” interviews, the American people are often disconnected from those who represent us in Washington. During the Occupy Wall Street movement, Sean had some great segments where protestors shared just how little they knew about their government. Some of the classics you can listen to on Hannity.com. Sean has always thought it was important to share information with you, his listeners, and now he’s doing more. Starting today, Sean has launched his new Political Map, which lists the names and contact information for each and every representative throughout the country. As the election season continues, Sean and his staff will continue to update with relevant information about the candidates. To find your representative and the political makeup of your state, click here.
New Hampshire’s primary battle has been settled and Governor Mitt Romney ran away with a commanding 39% of the vote. Speaker Gingrich squeaked out a fourth place victory by forty nine votes over Iowa’s second place finisher, Rick Santorum. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich joined Sean to discuss his battle in New Hampshire and share his thoughts about the future of his campaign. “I don’t have any problem offering people a choice, I think it’s a healthy debate in the end,” began Hannity, “Whoever gets this nomination is going to have $1 Billion in mud thrown at them.” “We have a real opportunity to make a big difference,” responded Gingrich, “I’m prepared to defeat Barack Obama and I think the people who watch the debates think that I can defeat Obama.” As this race winds down, the battle will intensify for awhile and the candidate who rises to the top will find themselves fully tested and ready for the race to the White House. For more on New Hampshire's results, click here.
Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity
Sean was joined by his friend Tavis Smiley to discuss his new CSPAN special, “Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity” which is being taped at George Washington University this Thursday. “We don’t agree a lot on politics but we’ve always gotten along,” began Hannity, “We’ve always been friends.” “I say the same thing,” laughed Smiley, “I believe, with your friends, you can agree to disagree without being disagreeable and I celebrate your success.” Smiley continued, “In the 2008 presidential cycle McCain and Obama didn’t mention the word poor or poverty one time and now, fast forward four years, and now one out of two Americans are at or near poverty.” “Do you believe the President could’ve done more,” Sean asked bluntly. “I do,” an equally blunt Smiley replied, “To my mind there is a bi-partisan consensus in Washington that the poor don’t matter and I don’t see anybody stepping up on this issue like they ought to.” For more on Smiley’s new project, click here.
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 >