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The humbling of America

The Humbling Of America
Sean kicked off Wednesday's show by discussing the attacks on two American embassies by Islamic extremists. Gunmen attacked and set fire to the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi while another assault was mounted on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. The U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three embassy staff were killed in the attack on the Benghazi consulate, stormed by Islamist gunmen blaming America for a film they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. "This is the humbling of America. It's weakness for all to see, and it's all because of Barack Obama," Sean said angrily. "Obama does not have an understanding of what is going on. We are living through the rise to power of radical Islamists - and we're doing nothing! We're even afraid to say anything! We're apologizing for things we ought never apologize for. These events, as I have been predicting on this show for a long time, will have tremendous consequence. This will do enormous damage to the U.S. and our position in the world," Sean exclaimed. To listen to Sean's entire opening monologue about the embassy attacks, please click here.

Newt Gingrich On Embassy Attacks
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich joined the program to discuss the embassy attacks. As our President has meetings with Jay Z. and Beyonce, Benjamin Netanyahu has been left to deal with the real threat of Islamic extremists Gingrich described to Sean. Newt felt the attacks in Egypt and Libya are acts of war, and it would be beyond foolish to think anything otherwise. "The Obama administration is completely confused and misguided as to what our position is in the world on radical extremists and their behavior in opposition to the "supposed beliefs" of our nation," Gingrich explained. Gingrich was mystified as to why the U.S. didn't intervene sooner, and the absence of protection from the host countries of Egypt and Libya are at fault and at the core of this issue. Newt also pointed out that this attack is particularly insulting to the American people because the president just donated 1.5 million dollars to Egypt - essentially the Muslim Brotherhood. Newt believed that it is irresponsible for the President to have time for David Letterman and not our ally Israel, who is facing a nuclear threat from Iran.

Exposing 'The Price of Politics'
Bob Woodward is the author of a brand-new book that has all of Washington talking. It's called "The Price of Politics" and it takes you, the reader, behind closed doors into the negotiating rooms of the Capitol and the White House, and it exposes how the president tried but ultimately failed to restore the American economy. This book raises some very serious questions about the president's ability to look beyond politics and lead the nation during times of great consequence. Woodward joined Sean on 'Hannity' to discuss "The Price of Politics." Woodward explained that many Americans aren't aware of how dangerously close the U.S. economy was to "the edge of a cliff." "President Obama, when I interviewed him for the book, said they were days away from having $5 billion in the U.S. Treasury. That's it. Now, that's half a day's federal spending," Woodward explained. "This was last year. And they fixed it by postponing everything. No cuts, no tax increases, no sensible alignment of the federal budget. And so, we are going to in December or January be back in the same mess and the federal government is going to be in the position where there is no Congressional authorization to pay its bills." To watch Sean's entire interview with Bob Woodward please click here.

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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 >