Latest Polls Show Romney Beating “The Anointed One”
Sean kicked off Tuesday's show by discussing three recently released polls which show Mitt Romney pulling ahead of President Obama. In a hypothetical Election 2012 match-up, presumptive Republican nominee Romney earns 46% of the vote, while President Obama attracts support from 45% according to a poll released by Rasmussen Reports. A Fox News poll shows Romney leading the president by two points. Data from Gallup's daily presidential tracking poll shows Obama trailing Romney by 5 percent. Click here to view the latest polling info: Fox News Poll | Gallup | Rasmussen
The Rich And The Rest Of Us
Record unemployment and rampant corporate avarice, empty houses but homeless families, dwindling opportunities in an increasingly paralyzed nation—these are the realities of 21st-century America, land of the free and home of the new middle class poor. Award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West, one of the nation’s leading democratic intellectuals, co-hosts of Public Radio’s Smiley & West, joined Sean in the second hour of the show to discuss their new book. West described that as the middle class disappears and the safety net is shredded building on the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., ask us to confront our fear and complacency with 12 poverty changing ideas. Smiley challenged Sean's listeners to re-examine our assumptions about poverty in America—what it really is and how to eliminate it now. For more on “The Rich and The Rest of Us” please click here.
Secret Service Scandal A National Embarrassment
A prostitution scandal has rocked the United States secret service and has the Obama administration scrambling to contain this national embarrassment. 11 agents assigned to protect the life of the President during the summit of the Americas in Colombia have been suspended amid allegations that they hired prostitutes, some of whom may have been under age. Many of the accused agents are married. Two of them are supervisors and all had to secret clearances raising very serious concerns about whether or not their actions compromised President Obama's security. The President has said, publicly he would be, "angry if these reports are true." Both he and other top administration officials don't seem to understand the gravity of this incident on Saturday night. Just hours after this bombshell story broke; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen partying at a Colombian nightclub, drinking beer, dancing with friends. Sean was joined with reaction to the administration's bizarre response to this developing scandal by the author of "In The President's Secret Service" Ronald Kessler, who actually broke this story. You can watch his interview with Sean by clicking here.