This morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP had a 50-50 chance of winning the control of the Senate in November. McConnell blamed Obama administration policies for “slowing the economy down.” President Obama’s Senior Campaign Adviser, Robert Gibbs, told us the president was 100 percent committed to ending the so-called Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Regarding the economy, Gibbs admitted, “we are not growing fast enough and we're not adding enough jobs.” Finally, we talked about the weak jobs numbers with economists Mark Zandi, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and CNN Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash.
Former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley on what he thinks needs to be done to “fix” Washington’s problems, putting people back to work, and his thoughts on the role of government.
Bradley: "We've faced difficult problems in the past, and we've overcome them. I wanted to remind them our political institutions have capacity to deal with the situation and also remind them of something we frequently forget, and that is there's a goodness in the American people and that selflessness is all around us and we could find the foundation upon which policy could be built."
Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, on last month's so-so jobs report, and what can be done to fix the economy.
Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, on last month's so-so jobs report.
Obama Campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday defended the Obama campaign and Super PAC ads against Mitt Romney's record while at Bain.
Senior Obama Campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said Sunday there is still a lot of work left to do to bring the economy back from "near collapse."
Gibbs: "We have made progress, but we have got a long way to go, and this is going to be an election about two different visions."
"We have to grow this economy like we did for years and years and decades from the middle- class out. Let's continue to add opportunity, let's bring this American dream back, let's guarantee that if you work hard and play by the rules, you will have a chance to get ahead, that your children will have a chance to get ahead."
Sen. Mitch McConnell said Sunday he is not "sorry" he voted to confirm Chief Justice John Roberts in light of his vote for healthcare last month.
McConnell: "I was extremely disappointed. The chief justice, however, did make it clear that the mandate is a tax."
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell discussed on Sunday the odds of the GOP winning the senate in 2012 and addressed senate races in Massachusetts and Virginia saying, “we expect to win them both.”
Crowley: Sitting here today and looking at the landscape, do you believe you will be the majority leader next year?
MCCONNELL: 50-50. I think it is going to be a very close, competitive election. There are a number of places where we have opportunities for pickups, not many places where we have much chance of losing a seat. I think at the end of the day, we will have a very narrow Senate one way or the other.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke about jobs and the economy, what he referred to as a “tepid recovery.”
McConnell: "We have got 41 straight months now of unemployment above 8 percent, 41 straight months. Candy, this is the most tepid recovery - if it is a recovery - from a deep recession in American history."
"The economy is just sputtering along and the reason for that, in my judgment, is because of what the administration chose to do: spend, borrow, pass this new ObamaCare law with its penalty tax in it, its mandate tax. All of this is slowing the economy down."