With the death of a top, U.S. born, al Qaeda leader, Anwar Al-Awlaki, we’ll be joined by former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, a former State Department official and national security advocate, Liz Cheney.
And to wrap things up, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour weighs in on the 2012 presidential race. Barbour, a major figure in the Republican Party seriously considered running for president this year.
It’s all happening this Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union at 9am/12pm ET.
**UPDATE: We'll get former Vice President Dick Cheney's reaction to the death of Anwar al-Awlaki this Sunday on State of the Union.**
A lot going on this week in Washington and the world of politics: Congress comes to a deal to end another threat of a government shutdown, President Obama returns from a West Coast fundraising haul while one of his top campaign strategists calls re-election hurdles “a titanic struggle”, and rumors run wild about who is and isn’t jumping into the presidential race.
But we’re gearing up for our live interview this Sunday with former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, who also co-authored his memoir, “In My Time.” We’ll get their thoughts on the Obama administration and their favorites in the 2012 GOP presidential field. Post your question to the Cheneys here or on our Facebook page.
We’ll keep you updated on SOTU throughout the week, so stay tuned!
Candy on the potential for a government shutdown over funding of emergency government services.
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Mark Warner D-Va., weigh in on the chance the government will again shut down.
USA Today's Susan Page and Time Magazine's Michael Crowley discuss who they think will come out on top in the 2012 race.
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe talks about President Obama's re-election strategy.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels talks about the GOP presidential candidates and shares his thoughts on President Obama's re-election campaign.
(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar this morning: Cain's big win in Florida, President Obama's new re-election strategy, and the Congressional call for bipartisanship.
Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch our interview with Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe today at 9am/12pm ET.
Is President Obama’s jobs plan a good-faith effort to spark the economy or the opening salvo to his reelection? We’ll ask White House senior adviser, David Plouffe
The search for bipartisanship continues as the House and the Senate gridlock over federal funding; with the clock running out Friday night; will a centrist position emerge? We’ll ask Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Then the Republicans’ 2012 field debates and two candidates stand out for different reasons. Does the party need to broaden its appeal? We’ll ask Indiana’s Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, who flirted with the idea of challenging President Obama.
And a new poll shows a majority of Americans blame President Obama for the country’s teetering economy. Is this a watershed moment in Obama’s presidency? USA Today’s Washington bureau chief Susan Page and TIME Magazine’s deputy bureau chief, Michael Crowley will join us.
It’s still early but these are some of the things we are looking at for this Sunday:
World leaders gather in New York for the United Nations General Assembly. Tensions are high as the Palestinian Authority makes a bid for statehood to the U.N. Security Council. The U.S. has said they will veto – President Obama telling the UNGA that it is the wrong forum for the request and peace must come before statehood.