A quick trip around Hannity's America...

No Winner

The president is in Russia and he sat down for an interview with our own Major Garrett. You won't believe his answer to Major's very first question:


MAJOR GARRETT, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: In your speech this morning you said the Cold War reached its conclusion because of the actions of many nations over many years.

Mr. President, are the Russian sensitivities so fragile that you can't say the Cold War was won? The West won it and it was led by a combination of Democratic and Republican American presidents?

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: There were a whole bunch of people throughout Eastern Europe who showed enormous courage and I think that it is very important in this part of the world to acknowledge the degree to which people struggled for their own freedom.

We don't have to diminish other people in order to recognize our role in that history.


Now that's interesting because Lech Walesa, the leader of the Polish Solidarity Movement, said this about the end of the Cold War: "We in Poland took him [Ronald Reagan], so personally. Why? Because we owe him our liberty. This can't be said often enough by people who lived under oppression for half a century."

Mr. President, if I were you, you may want to consider hitting the history books before your next foreign trip.

The Peacemaker

Monday the president also spoke to students at the New Economic School in Moscow and held forth on the topic of U.S.-Russia relations. You'll love this. Take a look:


OBAMA: As I said in Cairo.

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: I love quoting myself.

OBAMA: Given our independence, any world order that — given our interdependence, any world order that tries to elevate one nation or one group of people over another will inevitably fail.

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Ignore the fact that America has been the lone superpower for the past 20 years.

OBAMA: The pursuit of power is no longer a zero-sum game. Progress must be shared.

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: Hey, this community organizing jargon is coming in handy!

OBAMA: That's why I have called for a reset in relations between the United States and Russia.

LIBERAL TRANSLATION: George W. Bush didn't understand any of this complicated stuff.


I'm sure the Russians really appreciated your offer to share power with them, Mr. President. Unreal.


Monday on Capitol Hill, the unthinkable finally happened: Al Franken was officially sworn in as a United States senator. Now aside from appearing on "Saturday Night Live" and hosting a radio show that nobody listened to, you may not know what qualifies Mr. Franken to be a senator.

We thought we'd give you a refresher on Senator Stuart Smalley's very impressive resume:


AL FRANKEN: I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me.

You number 10 G.I., I (EXPLETIVE DELETED) you until tomorrow. I can (EXPLETIVE DELETED) all night long, sighed the pouty sex kitten.

Which is probably why I became kind of a guru of the self-help movement. Darn you, mom!

Hello. I'm Stuart Smalley.

You number 10 G.I., you disgust me.

Well, that's the Smalley family. We're, you know, dysfunctional.


Look on the bright side, Minnesota, only six short years to go.

Elect Alec?

And now that Stuart Smalley is a U.S. senator, more unqualified Hollywood liberals are considering running for office.

Left-wing actor and father of the year Alec Baldwin recently sat down with Playboy magazine and when asked if he had any interest in running for Congress, Baldwin responded, "The desire is there. I have sometimes thought that I could move to New Jersey or Connecticut and run. I'd love to run against Joe Lieberman. I have no use for him."

Keep in mind, this is the man caught on tape calling his 11-year-old daughter a rude, thoughtless little pig just a few years ago. Call me crazy, but I don't think he's the kind of man that America needs in Washington.

Let Them Eat Jell-O

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland criticized lawmakers in his state for being too casual about budget deliberations, saying they should skip July Fourth celebrations in order to work out a deal.

Well it turns out the governor isn't practicing what he preaches, because this is what he was doing on July Fourth: Participating in a Jell-O eating contest.

Maybe those deliberations would be in better shape if he took his face out of Jell-O! I wonder if they had vodka in them.

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