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April 8th, 2012
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SOTU Crib Sheet for April 8th

ON STATE OF THE UNION

Today, Candy talked to Democratic Party Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) on the latest jobs numbers, gas prices and the political gender gap.

Then, Democratic Strategist Mark Penn and Republican Strategist Linda DiVall dissect what the polls say about the battle for the White House and what groups could sway the election.  Who are the soccer moms of 2012?

Insight into the Supreme Court's deliberations and upcoming cases with two former solicitors general Ken Starr and Neal Katyal.

And an Easter Sunday conversation about the role of religion in politics with Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed, Congressional Black Caucus Chairman and United Methodist pastor Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) and the Christian Broadcast Network's Chief Political Correspondent David Brody.


STATE OF THE UNION HIGHLIGHTS
Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP is rooting for economic failure

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Is the GOP waging a “War on Women”?

Our Strategists break down the critical voting blocs of 2012

Who will be the soccer moms of 2012?

Outside influences on the Supreme Court

Who should be the next Supreme Court Justice

Faith in Politics Panel on the Republican charge that President Obama is waging a war on religion

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), Democratic National Committee Chair:
"It almost seems like my Republican colleagues in Congress and Mitt Romney are rooting for economic failure."

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Florida), Democratic National Committee Chair:

“The policies that have come out of the Republican Party, saying that we should have to have a debate again over contraception and whether we should have access to it and it should be affordable, saying that like Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, you know, he tried to quietly repeal the equal pay act. Women aren't going to stand for that. … The focus of the Republican Party on turning back the clock for women really is something that's unacceptable and shows how callous and insensitive they are towards women's priorities.”

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri), Congressional Black Caucus Chair on the role of religion in politics:
“Every two years and then, for sure, every four years.  We try to put God on the ballot. And I think that the American public is tiring of it.”

On Republican charges of President Obama’s ‘war on religion’

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri), Congressional Black Caucus Chair
"We have got to quit exaggerating our political differences. If you believe that [Obama] is a Christian, why would you still come to the belief that he's trying to destroy religion in this country? ...”

Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman:
“Congressman, is it similarly wrong, then, for Democrats to say that the Republican Party is engaged in a war on women?”

Ralph Reed, Faith and Freedom Coalition Chairman on Republican charges of President Obama’s ‘war on religion’:

“This administration has shown either a total insensitivity to, if not outright hostility, to the religious beliefs... of millions of Americans.”

 

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