Pilot: ‘We’re Going to Be in the Hudson’

Federal officials have released the audio of the conversation the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 had with air traffic controllers as his plane lost power and he had to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River. (Feb. 5)

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Will Democrats Lock Up a Supermajority?

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This is a rush transcript from “Hannity & Colmes,” November 3, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

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SEAN HANNITY, CO-HOST: The Diageo/Hotline polled voters about the congressional election and found that, as of today, 44 percent plan on voting Democratic. Thirty-nine percent will cast their vote for a Republican. The poll indicating Democrats may be losing some support, as their lead is now only 5 percent as opposed to 8 a week ago.

Mike Huckabee - Will Democrats Lock Up a Supermajority?

Mike Huckabee - Will Democrats Lock Up a Supermajority?

Joining us now is the host of the red hot “Huckabee.” By the way, you had Lorne Michaels. You had Bill Maher — who by the way, hates me; I don’t know what it is — on your program. It was a great show this weekend. Mike Huckabee, FOX News contributor, host of “Huckabee” right here on the FOX News Channel.

What do you make of the brand issue, and that is that the Republican brand isn’t as well? But it was like 20 points before, and now it’s down to five. Is that — is that a sign something’s going on? Maybe people not liking Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid?

MIKE HUCKABEE, HOST, “HUCKABEE”: I think when they start thinking about having a Democrat president and then Pelosi and Reid, all being able to virtually do whatever they want to do, I think it gives people pause. What we ought to do is postpone this election for about five more days, and those numbers will get even closer and may surge the other way.

HANNITY: And listen, would you recommend that — that Democrats, by the way, listen to this program to vote Thursday?

HUCKABEE: I think that’s a great idea. What I’ve been trying to tell the Democrats is that the election has been postponed until Thursday or Friday. Tune in to FOX and we’ll tell you exactly where to come.

HANNITY: By the way, the most humorless people that absolutely have zero sense of humor, that is a joke.

HUCKABEE: You know what? I’ve got to tell you something, Sean. When I interviewed Lorne Michaels, he told me that he gets a lot more grief from Democrats and liberals than he ever does from the Republicans and the conservatives. He says the Republicans have a great sense of humor, and this is from a guy who lives off parody and satire. I thought it was a very interesting point.

HANNITY: I thought — I thought that Governor Palin was terrific, on the show. And I thought — I was watching. I thought it was a really good…

HUCKABEE: I thought she did a great job.

HANNITY: And then Senator McCain did a great job this weekend. We’ve always known that about Senator McCain. He’s come on this program for years. He used to call me. He goes, “You and Colmes are doing pretty good for a bunch of former homeless guys.” You know? So he always had a good sense of humor, as you have.

HUCKABEE: Well, let me talk about something that isn’t funny. It’s not funny to think about the Democrats getting total control of the House, the Senate and the White House.

HANNITY: No, that’s frightening.

HUCKABEE: It really isn’t.

COLMES: Hey, Governor, by the way, Hannity has offered to finally give me a ride in that new hybrid car of his Thursday to the polls.

HANNITY: I bought a new — I bought a new hybrid Escalade this weekend. I’m doing my part for the environment.

COLMES: But you said I could get a ride if I go to the poll to vote on Thursday.

HANNITY: OK. It’s a deal.

COLMES: Governor, look, do you really think when people go to the polls they’re thinking of Harry Reid and they’re thinking of Nancy Pelosi? Or are they thinking of their local commerce (ph) person and senators? They’re not thinking of, “OK, I want Obama, but I hate my” — you know, people are not thinking about divided government when they’re going to the polls. They’re thinking about their local races. Right?

HUCKABEE: They are thinking about that, but let me tell you one of the things that’s hurt the Democrats the last few days. I don’t know if there’s time to catch up.

But the fact that these numbers keep changing. You hear 250, 200. Then it’s 150. Now it’s 100. You know, the fact that all the surrogates and the Obama people can’t settle on where the tax break and where the tax increase is going to come. My gosh, Alan, it sounds like an auction, not a proposal.

And it’s very obvious that what ultimately is going to happen is that most of Americans who make money are going to have to give some up to finance this give-away, new welfare institution to other people.

COLMES: But this is a giveaway by a Republican administration. This is a problem that people perceive.

Obama is outpolling McCain on where — who would be better for the economy right now, according to the new FOX poll out today. And so people don’t want to reward the party that they perceive as having gotten us into the mess.

HUCKABEE: Well, there’s a lot of fault. And you know, if Barney Frank and Maxine Waters and some others would have reined in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac when they had the opportunity, but they stonewalled.

But this is not unique to the Democrats. Look, I’ve been as harsh on Republicans, especially on the bailout. Nobody beat them up more than I did, because I think it was a dumb idea. But what we’re talking about is a long-term issue of who’s going to be most likely to raise our taxes. And I think that that’s a pretty evident issue here.

COLMES: All right, Governor.

HUCKABEE: Not going to be the Republicans.

COLMES: I know you’re familiar now with hard breaks. You’re a big TV star, so we’re going to take a quick break.

More with Huckabee after the break. Plus, our final thoughts on the candidates, the campaigns, and what we expect to happen on election day, coming up.


HANNITY: Now, just a reminder: our Freedom Concert tickets are back for the summer of 2009. Now, at all eight performances we’re going to have our good friends, musical stars Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Daniels. And by the way, I may sing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.”

COLMES: Please.

HANNITY: Just for charity. Michael W. Smith, Lee Greenwood and much, much more. Colonel North is going to be there.

And as always, the net proceeds will go to the Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of slain heroes.

And by the way, our cities are Houston, San Diego, Vegas, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Dayton, Atlanta, and Dallas-Fort Worth, and the New York-New Jersey area.

And Governor Huckabee, by the way, is going to be joining us.

And by the way, we have Christmas gift boxes. The only place to get your tickets is at Hannity.com. And we’re only going to sell it definitely this week. I don’t know if we’re going to sell it beyond this week. And – – because demands are pretty strong.

COLMES: But can I just say one thing? It’s great to raise money, and it’s a great cause, but wouldn’t you raise — wouldn’t you raise more money if you didn’t sing?

HANNITY: Governor — Governor, will you sing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” with me with Charlie?

HUCKABEE: I won’t sing, but I’ll play bass on it. How’s that?

HANNITY: You’ll play bass on it?

HUCKABEE: I’ve played with Charlie Daniels, and he’s an amazing human being. I would love to be able to do that.

HANNITY: Well, we’ve got another star in here. I don’t know if I’m allowed to say he’s here. Am I allowed to say you’re here?


HANNITY: Are you sure?


HANNITY: Brad Paisley is sitting out here. He’s a good friend of ours. And hopefully, he’ll come to one of our shows.

But Hannity.com, Freedom Concert, eight cities. Mike Huckabee will be there.

Mike, good to see you.

HUCKABEE: Thank you.

HANNITY: Thanks for being with us.

HUCKABEE: Nice to see you, Sean.

HANNITY: Go vote.

HUCKABEE: Alan, take care.

HANNITY: We’ll see you back here tomorrow for special election coverage.

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Kanjorski: Bailout Bill ‘basically Done’

By Daniel W. Reilly

(The Politico) Democratic Rep. Paul Kanjorski said passage of proposed bailout legislation was “almost an accomplished fact” in an interview on CNBC Thursday morning.

“The package is basically done, the hard issues are resolved and we are going to move on,” Kanjorski said. “Right now, the votes are there for it.”

A member of the House Financial Services Committee, Kanjorski predicted the bill could be sent to the president by Saturday or Sunday.

Kanjorski also made it clear how he felt about the return of the presidential candidates to Washington to work on the bill.

“I have already bought two tickets for the candidates to get back to Mississippi for tomorrow night,” he said. “Let’s get them on their presidential debate and let us tend to the business of government.”

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McCain suspending campaign, wants to delay debate

By Sam Youngman

Republican presidential candidate John McCain said Wednesday he is suspending his campaign, and he is asking Democratic rival Barack Obama to join him in trying to postpone Friday night’s debate so that both candidates and both parties can focus on a solution to the Wall Street crisis.

In prepared remarks for a speech in New York City, McCain said he is calling on President Bush to convene a meeting with leadership from both the House and the Senate, including the two presidential nominees, in order to work toward a solution.

“We must meet as Americans, not as Democrats or Republicans, and we must meet until this crisis is resolved,” McCain said. “I am directing my campaign to work with the Obama campaign and the Commission on Presidential Debates to delay Friday night’s debate until we have taken action to address this crisis.”

Bush is planning to address the nation about the financial crisis and his administration’s proposed $700 billion bailout Wednesday night.

McCain said that after speaking with economic advisers and members on the Hill and listening to Obama’s thoughts, “It has become clear that no consensus has developed to support the administration’s proposal.
“I do not believe that the plan on the table will pass as it currently stands, and we are running out of time,” McCain said.

See You At The Pole: Students Pray at School (Video)

Meeting at the Flag

Meeting at the Flag

Students across the country are expected to gather around their school flagpoles before classes on Wednesday morning to pray for each other, for their schools and for the nation. This will be the 19th annual “See You At The Pole,” an event held on the fourth Wednesday in September. Organizers predict that up to two million students will take part this year. Read more about the event, see photos and a video below.

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The Reverend Doug Clark, national promotion coordinator for See You At The Pole, says it can take alot of courage to be openly Christian in public schools today. And while parents and youth pastors may encourage participation, he says each school’s prayer gathering is student-initiated, student-led and crosses denominational boundaries.

“It’s about students coming together and laying aside all the labels and groups for one day, to simply connect with God in prayer and connect with fellow Christians in unity around the flagpole — whether jocks, preps, geeks, Methodists, Baptists, Catholics, sophomores or seniors.”

Doug Clark said students typically pray for their friends, their schools, teachers, principals, and government officials, and upcoming elections at See You at the Pole. However, it is not restricted to just those subjects; people can pray for anyone or anything, silently or out loud, in groups or alone.

“CONNECT: Speak, for your servant is listening.” based on 1 Samuel 3:10, is the theme for See You at the Pole this year. It really has become a ‘mass movement’ of Christian young people who annually join together as a force of Christian believers across the world. An expected 2 million students is amazing!

See You at the Pole began in 1990 when a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, got together on a Saturday night to pray. They were moved to drive to three different schools that night and gather around the flagpoles and pray for their friends, schools and leaders.

Later that year, the idea was shared with 20,000 students at a youth rally in Dallas, Texas. At 7 a.m. on Sept. 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teens met at school flagpoles to pray before the start of school.

A few months later, youth ministers from all over the country gathered together for a national conference in Colorado. They reported that their students had heard about the prayer movement in Texas and wanted to join in. On Sept. 11, 1991, at 7 a.m., one million students gathered at their flagpoles to pray. Since then, the movement has spread to all 50 states and more than 20 countries, including Canada, Guam, Korea, Japan, Turkey and the Ivory Coast.

Today everything necessary for students to plan and promote a successful SYATP on their campus is available free to them online by event organizers.

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