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Obama Official On Cory Booker: ‘He’s Dead To Us’

Obama Official On Cory Booker: ‘He’s Dead To Us’
Cory Booker's relationship with President Barack Obama has soured to the point that a top administration official says that the Newark mayor is 'dead to us,' the New York Post reported today. Booker was trying to position himself for a cabinet position in Obama's administration if the President wins a second term. The job was certainly a possibility, given Booker's work in New Jersey's biggest city, according to administration and Democratic Party sources. Thinking highly of Booker, Obama's campaign asked him to appear on "Meet the Press" on May 20, but he proceeded to ripped apart one of the president's key campaign themes. Booker went way off script criticizing the President over his attack ad on Mitt Romney's record at private-equity firm Bain Capital. "Dead to us?" asked Sean. "Ooh, that's pretty ugly. Cory Booker is actually a good guy and he was just being honest on Meet The Press. He is a Democrat, but I've just sensed in the times that I've met him that he is passionate about solutions for Newark, NJ and his town. I don't agree with everything that he says, but he just spoke honestly," said Sean. For more on the New York Post story about Cory Booker please click here.

Patriot Voices
Senator Rick Santorum joined Sean in the show's final hour to announce a brand new organization he is helping form called "Patriot Voices." Santorum told Sean that this new organization will help American get back to the values that our country was founded on. The group will help "mobilize one million conservatives around this country who are committed to promoting faith, family, freedom, and opportunity," said Santorum. The Senator said he wanted to serve "people left behind by both parties" and promised to "hold campaigns accountable." The group also would help presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and "make sure Mitt is the next president of the United States and that we get rid of the scourge that has been the bane of the economy and the country, which has been Barack Obama and his administration," added Santorum.

White House's Top Secret Scandal?
A major scandal threatens the very future of the Obama administration as a senior United States senator is now accusing the White House of leaking classified information. Arizona Senator John McCain says that members of the president's own staff have leaked sensitive national security secrets to media outlets, on numerous occasions. What makes matters worse, he argues that the goal of these targeted leaks was to depict President Barack Obama as a strong commander-in-chief, ahead of the November election. There are at least three specific examples of articles in which sensitive data was in fact discussed by unnamed administration officials, including the following -- information involving the use of drones in Yemen, classified details regarding the so-called Obama kill list and a highly secretive cyber warfare program that the U.S. is implementing against Iran's nuclear program. A number of Democrats happen to agree with the senator, including the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Carl Levin, who has agreed to open hearings on the matter and California liberal, Dianne Feinstein, has called this, "Avalanche of leaks very, very disturbing." The White House is denying all these accusations and has called Senator McCain's comments, "Grossly irresponsible." Sean was joined by the man himself, Senator John McCain to respond to this growing controversy. You can watch the entire interview with McCain by clicking here.

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Rick Santorum

Richard John "Rick" Santorum (born May 10, 1958) is a former United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Santorum is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the Senate Republican Conference. Santorum is considered both a social and fiscal conservative. He is particularly known for his stances on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Social Security, intelligent design, homosexuality, and the Terri Schiavo case. In March 2007, Santorum joined the law firm Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC. He was to primarily practice law in the firm’s Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C. offices, where he was to provide business and strategic counseling services to the firm's clients. In addition to his work with the firm, Santorum also serves as a Senior Fellow with the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and was a contributor to Fox News Channel. Santorum is a prospective presidential candidate in 2012. He formed a presidential... More >

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