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The Tapes

The Tapes
On Monday, Ed Klein, author of the book, “The Amateur,” who revealed a behind-the-scenes look at President Obama’s controversial relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, joined Sean. Among the controversies was Klein’s allegation that a close ally of President Obama offered Rev. Wright $150,000 if he’d agree to be quiet until after the 2008 election. Now, has the interview tapes highlighting some of the conversations with Rev. Wright. “Doesn’t this sound a lot like what John Edwards is on trial for,” suggested Hannity, “Seriously, is this an offer to buy the silence of someone that could’ve hurt his campaign?” This is just the beginning of what could be a brewing controversy and Sean has the latest coverage on Click here to check out video and hear the exclusive interview between Ed Klein and Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Freedom From Washington
Senator Joe Lieberman joined Sean to update his friend on his plans for the last few months in Washington. “The greatest thing that happened to you, I think, is when you won re-election as an independent,” laughed Hannity, “Seriously, it was like a weight lifted off you, you never seemed more free.” “It’s true,” laughed Lieberman, “It was a pretty rough day when I lost that primary but when I won re-election in November, that was the most proud I’ve been in my political life.” Sean pressed Senator Lieberman on who he’ll be voting for in this year’s Presidential. “You won’t tell us who you’re going to vote for will you,” laughed Sean, “I think you should announce on this program who you’re going to be voting for.” “No, that’s the beauty of leaving Washington,” quickly shot back Lieberman, “I’m just a regular voter in November and I’m honestly undecided. “ Senator Lieberman’s endorsement would definitely be valuable in this year’s battle but it’s clear that Senator Lieberman is enjoying his new-found freedom and seems genuinely excited to leave Washington. To hear this interview with Senator Lieberman, click here.

Stuart Varney and Juan Williams
Is the economy really that bad? Sean thinks so. “The economy is definitely the number one, two, three and four issues,” began Hannity, “I think the issue is all about the economy.” “What’s going to happen in Europe,” offered Varney, “The Greeks are going to leave the Euro and we’re going to get worse and President Obama has no plan to grow America’s economy.” “I’m so glad to hear you say that the threat is coming from Europe and nothing that is controlled by anything that President Obama or any other president could do,” offered Williams, “Greece is nothing that President Obama can control.” “I’ll clarify exactly,” countered an angry Varney, “Europe is learning they can’t pay for all the entitlements they want and that’s exactly the position President Obama has put us in.” It’s true, the economy will be a big part of th e conversation this November. Let the debates continue.

Show Guests

Stuart Varney

Stuart Varney is a conservative British-American economic journalist, currently working for the Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network in the United States. Varney joined Fox News in January 2004 as a business contributor on many shows, such as Your World with Neil Cavuto. Varney will also occasionally serve as guest host for Your World and the shows on the Cost of Freedom business block.

Juan Williams

Williams regularly appears on major radio and television programs, notably National Public Radio and the Fox News Channel. He also writes for leading newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, and has been published in magazines including The Atlantic Monthly and Time.

Joe Lieberman

Joseph Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is the junior United States Senator from Connecticut. First elected to the Senate in 1988, Lieberman was elected to a fourth term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 United States presidential election, Lieberman was the Democratic nominee for Vice President, running with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate on a major American political party presidential ticket. The Gore–Lieberman ticket won the popular vote but ultimately failed to gain the electoral votes needed to win the controversial election. Lieberman ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate while he was also Gore's running mate, and he was re-elected by the voters of Connecticut. He was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in the 2004 presidential election.