The Unemployment Rate Heads In The Wrong Direction
Special guest host Peter Johnson, who filled in for Sean who is out on a special assignment, discussed the July jobs report released by the Labor Department earlier today. While in July the U.S. economy added more jobs than it did in June, the all important unemployment rate, which comes from a separate survey, ticked higher, to 8.3% from 8.2%, as employment declined by nearly 200,000 and the ranks of the jobless rose 45,000. In an even more troubling sign, the unemployment rate rose even though America's population grew and more citizens left the labor force - both things that for government statisticians push down unemployment. Mitt Romney, responding to today's jobs numbers at a campaign event in Las Vegas, said the 8.3 percent unemployment rate is an example of President Obama's "extraordinary record of failure." "It's another hammer blow to the struggling middle-class families of America," Romney added. "This is the longest period of time we've had unemployment above 8 percent in American history." For more on today's job's announcement, please click here.
Hermain Cain Discusses Chick-Fil-A Controversy
Former Presidential candidate Herman Cain joined Peter Johnson in the first hour of the show and touched on the recent controversy surrounding Chick-Fil-A. Cain praised those who showed up at the fast food chain Chick-Fil-A yesterday to show support for the restaurant after its CEO Dan Cathy stated in an interview two weeks ago his preference for traditional marriage. "First of all, Dan Cathy stated that he favored traditional marriage, he didn't attack gays or that side at all," said Cain, resident of Atlanta where Chick-Fil-A is headquartered. "And secondly, I am thrilled that the American people voted with their feet and they went to Chick-Fil-A to say they will not be bullied by politicians or threats. So this was a huge public statement on behalf of free speech and free choice (...). I am thrilled at how the public reacted." To listen to Johnson's entire discussion with Herman Cain, please click here.
Obama's Cutthroat Campaign History
With only 95 days remaining until the most important election of our time, Governor Mitt Romney is showing Americans that he is not taking the attacks against him, his wife and even his deceased father sitting down anymore. Early this week Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told the Huffington Post "[Romney's] poor father must be so embarrassed about his son." That disgusting comment was during the same interview in which Harry Reid claimed that an unnamed Bain executive told him that Romney had not paid any taxes for 10 years. And yesterday, he took that unsubstantiated rumor to the floor of the United States Senate. Sean was joined in studio on 'Hannity' by author Ann Coulter who came out of her bunker where she's writing her new book, to react to these outrageous examples of the left's rhetoric and a whole lot more. To watch Coulter's comments, please click here.
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