Watch: ‘Pawn Stars’ Star Rick Harrison Just Revealed Why He’s Endorsing This 2016 Presidential Contender

In the age of reality television, politicians have a new field of influential voices from which to attract endorsements. One such star, Rick Harrison of History’s Pawn Stars, is an already outspoken personality who recently finished a campaign ad for 2016 White House hopeful Marco Rubio.

Sean Hannity aired the commercial to begin a recent segment of his eponymous Fox News Channel program.

“When people see for themselves,” Harrison said of his own position as a pawnbroker, “I don’t have to convince them it’s a good investment. I don’t have to show them the value for their family, their business or their future – they get it.”

The same was true when he first met Rubio, Harrison continued.

“When this guy walked into my shop,” he recalled, “I knew he was the real deal.”

Harrison joined Hannity to elaborate further on his decision to back the Florida senator.

“I met with him a few times,” he explained, “and he gets it. He understands … the number one thing in this world that has brought people out of poverty is the ease of doing business – and it’s getting harder and harder and harder.”

Hannity chimed in that, considering Hillary Clinton’s many campaign missteps and scandals, the White House seems to be “there for the taking” for any Republican able to resonate with voters.

He said he is looking for a candidate with an “inspiring vision to solve our problems that can articulate that vision and win.”

Harrison agreed, suggesting that Rubio fits that bill.

“He’s an incredible speaker,” he said. “He doesn’t need a teleprompter for everything.”

There are several other reasons – education reform, for example – Harrison thinks Rubio would be the best choice for America’s future. As a businessman, however, the economic invigoration he believes Rubio would bring to the White House is a central factor.

Are business-friendly policies the key to economic prosperity? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: Levin Dares To Ask The One Question About Hillary That NEEDS To Be Asked

Radio host Mark Levin rarely makes a TV appearance without dropping a line or two that’s well worth noting. In a discussion Thursday night with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Levin said what many millions of conservative Americans are certainly thinking: “I don’t know how Hillary Clinton hasn’t at least served some time in prison, given her background and what she’s done.”

Levin also said that whoever becomes the Republican nominee for president needs not only to keep attacking Hillary for emailgate and other scandals, but also must embrace a “principled, conservative message…to connect with the American people…because now’s the time to promote our position and to contrast it with the left.”

Just this morning, the government released disappointing economic news that provides strong evidence for what Levin contended last night on Hannity — that the Obama economy has been “a complete and utter disaster.” The Washington Post reports that the U.S. economy “shrank at an annualized pace of 0.7 percent in the first three months of the year” — a disturbing quarterly tumble that experts say is “raising questions about underlying strength” of the nation’s economic engine.

By clicking on the video above, you can watch Mark Levin’s passionate discussion with Sean Hannity about Hillary Clinton as well as the GOP’s path to victory in 2016.

h/t: The Daily Caller

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Mark Levin: U.S. Gives Terrorists More Consideration Than Cops

During a recent appearance on Fox News Channel’s Hannity, syndicated radio host Mark Levin responded to the controversial move by prosecutor Marilyn Mosby to bring charges against six police officers in connection with the death of suspect Freddie Gray. The state’s attorney has been criticized for reacting hastily to riots in Baltimore and the call for legal action against the police who took part in Gray’s arrest.

“Where are the civil libertarians?” Levin asked. “Where is the ACLU? Where are the real lawyers in America?”

He said attorneys should be protesting what he described as a “travesty of justice” regarding the officers charged in the incident. While the initial response was a protest that soon turned violent and destructive, Levin concluded that the anti-police movement is currently flourishing in Mosby’s office.

“This is a disgrace,” he continued, “and the entire legal community should be rising up over this. Whatever happens in the courtroom, whatever happens with the judge and jury, so be it. But the way this prosecutor has conducted herself is outrageous.”

Levin later addressed an expected Justice Department-led civil rights investigation in Baltimore.

“I can support that,” he said, offering an important caveat. “Investigate this state’s attorney. Investigate what’s taken place here – her comments, her politicization of a prosecution.”

Considering the fact that those being charged are split evenly between black and white officers, Levin concluded that the prosecution “has nothing to do with race,” insisting that this is simply the latest example of activists “projecting as usual their radical, their leftwing agenda, on top of these events.”

He went on to assert that the officers are “being railroaded,” noting that they are not even receiving the same legal protection America affords terror suspects.

“How can it be,” he wondered, “that terrorists in Guantanamo Bay have more due process rights … that they are treated one way and police officers another?”

He concluded that America as a nation is increasingly hostile toward the law enforcement community, suggesting many hold police to a higher standard than others in society.

“Well, law enforcement isn’t perfect,” he acknowledged. “Reporters aren’t perfect. Obama’s not perfect. That’s not the test. The fact of the matter is if we lose order, we lose liberty and we lose the society.”

Did this prosecutor rush to file charges against these six officers? Sound off in the comments section below.

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SHOCKING: Watch This Radical Imam Call For The Death Of Muhammad Cartoon Event Organizer

After watching what a radical imam said about the woman who organized the Muhammad cartoon event that became a terror target in Texas, one has to ask whether authorities will now go after this Sharia-promoting Islamist for making what was essentially an on-air death threat.

Ever since the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) hosted the contest inviting depictions of the Muslim prophet, the group’s president, Pamela Geller, has reportedly received a number of death threats. Certainly, Geller lit a firestorm of controversy and fiery debate over First Amendment protections and the boundaries of free speech; and on Wednesday’s Hannity show, that firestorm grew even hotter.

Fox News host Sean Hannity invited AFDI’s Geller and radical London-based imam Anjem Choudary onto his program to react to those threats as well as to the event that prompted them — the contest in Garland, Tx., that drew two Islamic terrorists who were shot dead by police before they could kill anyone. The imam argued that Geller is asking for an attack by faithful Muslims who believe in Sharia and its demand that those who insult the Prophet Muhammad be killed.

“She should be put before Sharia court and tried,” Choudary stated. “And of course she would face capital punishment.”

Geller didn’t sit still for that assertion and passionately defended her position and the right of Americans to engage in free speech without having to deal with the threat of being targeted by Muslim extremists.

You can watch the extraordinary, eye-opening segment from Hannity by clicking on the video above.

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Fox’s Hannity Expertly Shuts Down Muslim Guest Trying To Control The Conversation

In a recent on-air conversation with Islamic leader Hassan Shibly, Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity sought details about the case of a young American woman, Hoda Muthana, who left her family last year to join forces with ISIS. Shibly, who heads the Council on American Islamic Relations in Florida, explained that his organization is advocating on behalf of Muthana’s family and shared his thoughts on the story.

“Words can’t describe the utter shock and trauma and horror that the family is facing,” he said, “and the pain and anguish they’re facing at having lost their daughter to brainwashing and recruitment by this terrible extremist violent gang of monsters, really.”

Hannity wondered why CAIR, which he described as a “controversial group,” would be involved. This prompted Shibly to accuse the host of changing the subject.

“I’ll ask any question I want,” Hannity shot back, “this is my show. But you are a controversial group.”

Shibly ultimately answered the question.

“The reason we’re involved is because we have been working in that community for a long time; and her father actually attended a lecture I gave to counter extremists and to delegitimize ISIS,” he stated. “So, when he heard I gave a lecture at his mosque delegitimizing ISIS and condemning that terrorist organization, he reached out to me when Hoda first left; and the first thing I told him is, ‘We have to contact authorities and we have to do the best we can to make sure no other child is lost in the way your daughter was lost.’”

Hannity then pivoted to another topic, asking Shibly if he believes Hamas is a terrorist organization. After some back-and-forth between the two men, the guest ultimately conceded that the group is classified as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department.

He then attempted to castigate Hannity, though, for daring to ask such a question.

“Shame on you for asking every Muslim what he thinks of terrorist organizations,” he responded.

“No shame on me,” Hannity said. “I’m allowed to ask any questions I want.”

Though it was fairly clear Shibly had more he wanted to say, Hannity opted to move on, cutting that interview off and introducing his next guest.

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