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Donald Trump: How to Negotiate
“In your book, “ Art of the Deal”, you have always said you need to always be willing to walk away from a deal at any point,” praised Sean, “The Republicans went into these negotiations with exactly the opposite attitude of fear.” “I’m not happy with the deal that the Republicans made,” shot back Hannity, “The worst part of the deal was that this issue isn’t coming due again until after the election so they’re doing the lame duck thing again.” Hannity pressed Sean again, “Have you ever negotiated against yourself?” Trump laughed and offered this, “The Republicans say there won’t be any tax increases but what’s going to happen to the Bush tax cuts?” It’s pretty clear that the GOP should’ve consulted Mr. Trump on negotiation tactics before closing the deal o n the debt ceiling talks.

Tea Party Massacre
Sean was joined by Congressman David Schweikert to discuss recent House leadership movements that were made this week that adversely impacted certain Republican members. “Apparently House leaders used a secret criteria list to decide which members to purge from various committees,” began Hannity as Congressman Schweikert joined the show, “Why are you, Congressman Schweikert, losing your coveted committee assignment?” “On occasion there’s a price to be paid but I voted my principles,” quickly responded Schweikert, “Look, Washington DC is a rough place but hey, there’s no crying in baseball.” “My instinct is that this is complicated,” continued Schweikert, “There are a number of folks who have stood up to the spending bills and those are the members who’ve gotten spanked here.” “So these are mostly Tea Party members,” pressed Hannity, “Is that true?” “I&rs quo;m going to go beyond Tea Party,” explained Schweikert, “There are a bunch of conservatives.” “This is more than a committee assignment,” continued Schweikert, “I’d be happy to be tossed aside if I could convince the American people that we care about Medicaid, debt spending and all but their growth is unsustainable.” “I’m not looking for a carbon copy of the liberals,” expanded Hannity. To listen to Sean’s entire interview with Congressman Schweikert and to find out more information on what’s happening to House conservatives, click here.

Senator Marco Rubio
Sean was joined by Senator Marco Rubio who made headlines earlier this month with his remarks to the Jack Kemp Foundation at their annual award dinner. “I don’t think this is the time to be talking about 2016,” laughed Hannity, “There is usually a time of governing after an election but I don’t see that from President Obama, he’s out on the campaign trail.” “I think the President is viewing this as an opportunity to continue his campaign,” agreed Rubio, “But the biggest concern is that his public policy is just bad, I don’t care much about polls, his policy is just bad.” “I wish Republicans would articulate this message,” positioned Hannity, “When you look at the numbers, and the wealthy were forced to pay their ‘fair share’, the government would be funded for an extra eight days.” “What’s the point,” agreed Rubio, “Is this just another trophy in the liberal trophy case?” It does seem, as Washington continue to battle over the fiscal cliff, that certain parties are more concerned with the victory than the cause. You can view Senator Rubio’s remarks from earlier this month, here.

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Marco Rubio

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 >

Donald Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate , socialite, author and television personality . He is the Chairman and CEO of the Trump Organization , a US-based real-estate developer . Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts , which operates numerous casinos and hotels across the world. Trump's extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, a status amplified by the success of his NBC reality show , The Apprentice (where he serves as host and executive producer ). Donald was the fourth of five children of Fred Trump , a wealthy real estate developer based in New York City. Donald was strongly influenced by his father in his eventual goals to make a career in real estate development, [3] and upon his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Donald Trump joined his father's company, The Trump Organization .