Neil Munro Explains His Exchange With Obama
Neil Munro, a reporter from The Daily Caller joined Sean in the show's final hour and shared his position on the incident during the President's press conference last Friday. Munro admitted that he mistimed his question, and that his intent was to get the question in prior to him leaving the Rose Garden, as the President was ending his speech. Unfortunately, the reporter explained, there is no clear indicator of when the President will actually finish any speech, so it's a guessing game. Neil concedes that his timing was poor, but unfortunately tough questions don't normally get through to the President, so you have to take chances and do your best to get in the questions that the American people want to hear. Part of the problem is that this President is so protected, Munro explained, that when a real question gets in for him the main stream media will hang their fellow colleagues out to dry. Sean also discussed the comparisons being drawn between Munro's encounter with Obama and the incident with Sam Donaldson and Ronald Reagan on the Iran Contra Scandal.
White House Leak Scandal Worse Than Watergate?
On 'Hannity' Sean discussed the national security implications of the White House leak scandal, which cannot be overstated. Sean invited Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, Congressman Pete King and Fox News National Security analyst KT McFarland to the program to discuss the scandal. Pete King believes the damage the scandal could cause might be worse than Watergate. "Watergate basically was internal. At its least it was an attempt to seal campaign documents and even the related activities never went to national security issues. It was an abuse of the political process. Here, we are talking about the most sensitive, classified secrets that we have, leaked openly by the administration. Even Dianne Feinstein said, it's an avalanche of leaks. I don't know if any time in our history, where so much has been leaked, so much devastating information has been leaked at one time and it's obvious it comes from some people close to the president," King explained. KT McFarland explained that American lives have been put at risk because of these leaks. To watch Sean's entire discussion with King and McFarland please click here.
An American Son
Few politicians have risen to national prominence as quickly as Marco Rubio. At age forty-one he’s the subject of widespread interest and speculation. But he has never before told the full story of his unlikely journey, with all the twists and turns that made him an American son. Rubio joined Sean on the NewsMaker Hotline to discuss his latest book, "An American Son." Rubio's journey began when his parents first left Cuba in 1956. After Fidel Castro solidified his Communist grip on power, Mario and Oria Rubio could never again return to their homeland. But they embraced their new country and taught their children to appreciate its unique opportunities. Every sacrifice they made over the years, as they worked hard at blue-collar jobs in Miami and Las Vegas, was for their children. Rubio was very close to his grandfather and was devastated after his death. Rubio received poor grades and struggled to fit in at his high school, where some classmates mocked him as "too American." But then he buckled down for college and law school, driven by his twin passions for football and politics. He played football at a small college in Missouri, then came back to Florida to attend Santa Fe Community College and the University of Florida. He went on to earn his law degree from the University of Miami and took a job at a law firm, which paid him a handsome salary that allowed his father to retire. Now Rubio speaks on the national stage about the challenges we face and the better future that’s possible if we return to our founding principles. As he puts it, "Conservatism is not about leaving people behind. Conservatism is about allowing people to catch up." In that vision, as in his family's story, Rubio proves that the American Dream is still alive for those who pursue it. For more on Rubio's new book, please click here.
From 2000-2008, Rubio served in the Florida House of Representatives. During this period, he served as Majority Whip, Majority Leader and Speaker of the House, effectively promoting an agenda of lower taxes, better schools, a leaner and more efficient government and free market empowerment. During his legislative career, Rubio also promoted efforts to develop a world-class public school curriculum, increase performance-based accountability, enhance school choice and target the socio-economic factors affecting chronic academic underperformance. At the end of his tenure as Speaker, Rubio resumed his law practice as a sole practitioner. He has also served as a visiting professor at Florida International University's Metropolitan Center, worked as Florida Chairman of GOPAC and as a political analyst for Univision during the 2008 election cycle. Senator Rubio currently serves on the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation , the Committee on... More >