Tonight on Hannity we will have an exclusive interview with author and journalist Bob Woodward. Woodward, as you may know, has been the source of controversy over the last few days for his reporting on sequestration, which apparently got him into some hot water with the White House. Yesterday morning, Woodward went on MSNBC where he said that Obama's decision not to deploy an aircraft carrier to the Persian Gulf because of the looming cuts was "a kind of madness that I haven't seen in a long time," prompting additional outrage. Later yesterday evening, Woodward told CNN that a "very senior person" at the White House - which we now know was Gene Sperling - sent him an email saying that he would "regret doing this." This set off a firestorm online, outrage over the believable claim that the White House was threatening reporters who dare to question the White House's messaging or policies. For a complete timeline of events between Bob Woodward and the White House as well as a highlight of tonight's interview, please click here.
The Fox News Treatment
The Obama White House has launched a full-scale war against Bob Woodward and, it’s nice to see that others are getting the Fox News treatment. Some are fighting back and others are trying to suck up and it’s funny to watch. There are many who didn’t care when the Obama White House was attacking Fox News but now perhaps many will start to pay attention. There are others who have been intimidated by President Obama and his staff including my friend Lanny Davis and has gone largely unchecked. This is all proof that this Administration is in far more disarray than anyone thought and this is proof that pride proceeded the fall and I think we’re beginning to see just that. For more on this story, click here.
Suddenly, We'll Survive
First let's set the stage. Over the last week, President Panic has been saying that if Republicans didn't agree to close tax loopholes and deductions for rich people, then the following catastrophic consequences would occur: We're going to have to choose between cutting support for poor children and disabled children. Our military readiness would be jeopardized. Job-creating investments in education, energy and medical research would be "eviscerated." After all of that, suddenly President Panic has changed his tune. Last night, Barack Obama painted a very different picture for The Business Council in Washington. He is now saying, "This is not a cliff, but it is a tumble downward." That's a far cry from the apocalyptic doom that he and his Democrat cohorts have been screaming. Even the New York Times reports, "President Obama's team concedes that the almost certain arrival of across-the-board budget cuts on Friday will not immediately produce the politically dramatic layoffs and airport delays that the administration has been warning about for days." So what happened? The answer may or may not surprise you - click here.