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Gingrich On America's Need For Energy Independence
The U.S. is constantly referred to as the wealthiest country in the world. Yet we've accumulated a $15 trillion deficit, the unemployment rate is too high and 12.8 million people are without jobs. With gas prices climbing at an alarming rate throughout the country, this does not help those millions of Americans struggling to make ends meet. Newt Gingrich joined Sean to discuss his plans for energy independence. Under Newt, the country would be committed to becoming an energy-independent nation through common-sense initiatives and polices under the big idea of drilling. Additional drilling in this country would help jump-start the economy and in the process create thousands of jobs. Additionally, Gingrich said that he would also extend the Keystone pipeline. Gingrich also took some time to clear up any confusion about the support he has for Mitt Romney, explaining that whoever was opposing the incumbent President would get his vote. The former Speaker of the House said that he will vote and stand behind Romney if he does become the candidate. You can listen to Sean's entire conversation with Newt Gingrich by clicking here.

Dick Morris
Sean started the show's second hour by detailing several key steps he feels are paramount to becoming a successful nation again. First, we need Obama to be defeated in November. Secondly, real conservatives need to keep Romney honest and to pressure him to pursue real reform if he becomes the president. "People can't just vote on Election Day and then run and hide. We need to remain focused," Sean stressed. Sean brought on Dick Morris to discuss what seats are at stake in both the House and the Senate and what it would mean if Republicans were able to gain the majority. Morris and Sean also discussed the latest polls which show Romney leading Obama. Morris was careful to point out that things can change drastically as we have seen in previous elections right up until October. To listen to the entire discussion between Sean and Dick Morris, please click here.

Recycled Rhetoric
With the president struggling in the polls, he rushed to the podium yesterday in an attempt to divert attention away from the key issues of the day. And to do so, he decided to unload on one of his favorite punching bags - big oil companies. "We can't afford a situation where speculators artificially manipulate markets by buying up oil, creating the perception of a shortage and driving prices higher only to flip oil for a quick profit," Obama said. "This is not the first time the president has promised to do something and not followed through. Particularly on oil speculation," Sean countered. Sean welcomed Karl Rove to 'Hannity' who provided his analysis of Obama's attempt to divert attention away from the key issues of the day. "The president has adopted the philosophy that if anything goes wrong it's somebody else's responsibility. Presidents become bigger and stronger in the minds of the American people when they take responsibility on themselves. They become weaker and smaller when they are constantly pointing the finger and blaming somebody else," Rove explained. "[Obama's speech yesterday] sounds like more recycled rhetoric from an administration that is running on empty." You can watch Sean's entire conversation with Karl Rove by clicking here.

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Dick Morris

Dick Morris (born November 28, 1948) is an American political author and commentator who previously worked as a pollster , political campaign consultant , and general political consultant . Morris became an adviser to the Bill Clinton administration after Clinton was elected president in 1992. Morris encouraged Clinton to pursue third way policies of triangulation that merged traditional Republican and Democratic proposals, rhetoric, and issues to achieve maximum political gain and popularity. He worked as a Republican strategist before joining the Clinton administration, where he helped Clinton recover from the 1994 midterm elections by convincing the President to adopt Republican policies. [1] The president consulted Morris in secret beginning in 1994. [2] Clinton's communications director George Stephanopoulos has said that "Over the course of the first nine months of 1995, no single person had more power over the president". [2] Morris... More >

Newt Gingrich

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 >

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