Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET

This Sunday...
June 29th, 2012
02:20 PM ET

This Sunday...

We’ll talk to Jack Lew, President Obama’s Chief of Staff, about the landmark, 5-4, Supreme Court ruling upholding “ObamaCare.” Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote in favor of the law that makes it a requirement for most Americans to carry insurance, or pay a tax penalty, as authorized by Congress’s power to levy taxes.

After two years of heated debate by Tea Party activists and Republican lawmakers against the law.   The ruling is a major victory for Congressional democrats and President Obama who supported it.  How will the ruling play out on the campaign trail?

Then, in a historic vote the House finds Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. Is the investigation and corresponding vote a “politically motivated” effort against the administration – as Holder has said it is?

Plus, how will the Affordable Care Act impact small businesses, state budgets, and individuals not covered by their employers, as unemployment remains high, and as states continue to face budget shortfalls? We’ll talk to Jennifer Granholm, the former Michigan Governor and current Obama supporter – and Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett Packard CEO and California Senate Candidate, about the law and its implications.

Also, how good, or how bad, is the U.S. economy really doing? We’ll sort through the confusing and contradictory economic headlines and assess where it really stands.

CNN”s White House Correspondent Dan Lothian, and USA Today’s Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, join us to discuss the political fallout from the Supreme Court ruling on Health Care and other political stories of the week.

And finally, as the Colorado fires take a deadly turn – Gov. John Hickenlooper joins us with the latest on the monster fires that have come roaring down his state.

Watch Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.


Filed under: Dan Lothian • Jacob Lew • Susan Page
SOTU Sneak Peek: SCOTUS Edition
June 28th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek: SCOTUS Edition

There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.

The wait is over. On their last day in session, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld President Obama’s signature legislation, commonly referred to as “ObamaCare.” In a 5-4 landmark decision, with Chief Justice John Roberts as the swing vote, the Supreme Court ruled the entire law will be upheld and that the mandate is in fact a legitimate operation of Congress’s power to tax. “Because the Constitution permits such a tax, it is not our role to forbid it, or to pass upon its wisdom or fairness,” said Roberts. Thursday’s ruling is clearly a victory for the Obama administration and has left Republicans saying that they will repeal the law.
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June 24th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

Battling over the Latino vote

Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D) Illinois, weigh in on the battle over the Latino vote in the 2012 race.


Filed under: Carlos Gutierrez • Luis Gutierrez
June 24th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

Gillespie on Romney's record while at Bain

Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie weighs in on Mitt Romney's record while at Bain Capital.


Filed under: Ed Gillespie
June 24th, 2012
10:01 AM ET

Gillespie on Romney's immigration plan

Romney campaign senior adviser Ed Gillespie on Mitt Romney's plan for immigration reform should he win the race.


Filed under: Ed Gillespie
This Sunday...
June 22nd, 2012
02:15 PM ET

This Sunday...

What’s keeping the Romney campaign off message and how will they get back on track? Candy talks exclusively to Romney campaign senior adviser, Ed Gillespie.

Then, courting the Hispanic vote. Mitt Romney and President Obama deliver dueling speeches to Hispanic leaders. Whose message will resonate? Candy talks to Former Bush Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL).

Plus, the political news of the week with Susan Page of USA Today, and Peter Baker of The New York Times.

Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.


Filed under: State of the Union
June 17th, 2012
01:52 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet for June 17

Today on “State of the Union” President Obama’s senior adviser David Plouffe insisted the White House shift on immigration policy was not a political move. Pressed on the timing and the political impact of the decision, Plouffe said, “who knows how the politics will turn out.” Meanwhile, Former Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum told us Mitt Romney’s response to the new immigration policy shows he’s “trying to walk a line as not to sound like he’s hostile to Latinos.” Santorum also told us he’s not interested in serving in a Romney administration. On the looming Supreme Court decision on health care, neither Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), nor Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) articulated a definitive plan for what their parties would do if the Supreme Court strikes down the law.

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Filed under: State of the Union
June 17th, 2012
10:44 AM ET

40 years of "gate" scandals

40 years after the Watergate – the word "gate" has become a synonym for scandal. We take a close look at some of them.


Filed under: Finally... • State of the Union
June 17th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

On Point: Analyzing the health care law before the supreme court rules on its legality

Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Sen. John Barraso analyze Obama's healthcare law as the Supreme Court prepares to release its ruling.

June 17th, 2012
10:28 AM ET

Politics of the week

The New York Times Magazine Matt Bai and CNN's Jessica Yellin break down the politics of the week.


Filed under: Jessica Yellin • Matt Bai
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