Washington’s week of scandals. CNN is in the field surveying what Americans think. The president says his team has come clean. Republicans might be over-playing their hand. We’ll release the results of CNN’s new poll and get reaction from White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer.
Plus, response from one of President Obama’s toughest critics, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on the IRS targeting conservative groups, the Justice Department probe of AP phone records and the Benghazi investigation.
Then, the lasting impact of the controversies on the president’s legacy and what it means for his second term agenda with USA Today’s Susan Page, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.
Tune in Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.
Jobs that prepared me for CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley:
I’m currently a Senior Producer for State of the Union. I started at CNN as an intern in the summer of 1998 (The summer of Monica Lewinsky—an awful year to be an intern!). I’ve worked my way up the ladder here, first at various jobs in Atlanta, and then I moved to D.C. in 2005 to launch The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. I left Wolf in January 2012 to join Candy’s team for the Election Year. I use my various experiences at CNN every day, but it’s my earlier work that shaped who I am and how I got here.
ON STATE OF THE UNION
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) talked to Candy about the Benghazi hearings saying "clearly politics was at play" in the editing of the talking points after the attack and revelations that the IRS targeted some Tea Party groups for extra scrutiny: “It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review. And I think that it's very disappointing that the president hasn't personally condemned this and spoken out.”
Senator Susan Collins talks to Candy about her recent wedding, her favorite books and love of cooking and why August is so integral.
CNN's State of the Union panel weighs in on the IRS targeting Tea Party groups controversy.
Amb. Thomas Pickering, Chair of the Benghazi Accountability Review Board, responds to the ongoing Benghazi hearings.
Sen. Susan Collins (R) Maine said "It is absolutely chilling that the IRS was singling out conservative groups for extra review." She also said it was "disappointing" that Pres. Obama hasn't condemned the IRS action yet.
Sen. Susan Collins (R) Maine, weighs in on the ongoing Benghazi hearings.