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Monday, August 1
President Bush sidestepped the Senate this morning and installed John Bolton (search) as his next U.N. Ambassador. The president used a recess appointment to tap Bolton for the powerful diplomatic post. Mr. Bush's actions ended a five-month impasse with Senate Democrats who accused Bolton of abusing subordinates and twisting intelligence to fit his conservative ideology.
Reaction to the Bolton announcement has already been fast and furious from Democratic quarters. Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy (search) had this to say in a statement: "The abuse of power and the cloak of secrecy from the White House continues. ... It's a devious maneuver that evades the constitutional requirement of Senate consent and only further darkens the cloud over Mr. Bolton's credibility at the U.N."
Is there any truth to what Senator Kennedy is saying? Is reaction from the Democrats unseemly? Should Senators on both sides of the aisle be working to support the president's foreign policy? We'll discuss these questions and more with New Mexico Governor and former U.N. Ambassador Bill Richardson!
Plus, speaking of the Senate... More questions are being raised by Democrats about Supreme Court nominee Judge John Roberts and his record on civil rights. Is this just a fishing expedition by the Dems or part of the vetting process? We'll debate it!
Then, the latest on the search for Natalee Holloway (search) in Aruba. We'll talk with the missing Alabama teen's father Dave Holloway and her uncle Paul Reynolds. And, we'll also speak with Harold Fulton from the Texas Equusearch group.
These stories and much more... Don't miss YOUR chance to join the debate tonight!
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Fast-paced and hard-hitting, "Hannity & Colmes" brings viewers a heated discussion in a nightly face-off. Relishing in controversial topics, personalities and social issues, conservative radio commentator Sean Hannity and liberal radio personality Alan Colmes offer their points-of-view in an often animated, always compelling debate.
But, unlike similar debate shows — which often appear scripted — "Hannity & Colmes" conducts a live, spur of the moment deliberation on politics and social topics. Also, differentiating the show is its dedication to "move away from the Beltway," bringing audiences an alternative discussion program without the "in" comments.
Adding fuel to the fire, several high-profile guests have joined the program on a wide-range of topics.
"With guests who are 'in the middle of the fight,' we're able to hear their point-of-view on the topics, as well as advance our own feelings," said Hannity.
"Believe it or not, I agree with that statement," quipped Colmes.