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March 31st, 2013
02:17 PM ET

CT Senator on gun control post-Newtown

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says "any step that will save lives is a step in the right direction."

March 31st, 2013
01:24 PM ET

Graham: "Gang of Eight" bill will pass

Senator Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina, told Candy he expects the bipartisan “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill will pass the Senate.


Filed under: Immigration • Lindsey Graham • State of the Union
March 31st, 2013
01:23 PM ET

Same-sex marriage on trial

Donna Brazile, Kevin Madden, and Jessica Yellin on DOMA and Prop 8 - as well as immigration and gun control.

March 31st, 2013
01:19 PM ET

Graham on "broken" gun control system

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he won’t join a Republican filibuster on gun legislation if it includes a mandate extending background checks to gun sales between two individuals.


Filed under: Gun control • Lindsey Graham • Newsmakers • State of the Union
March 31st, 2013
11:25 AM ET

On Easter, meet congress' chaplains

This Easter Sunday, Candy Crowley talks with the religious pillars of the Senate and House - the chaplains.


Filed under: State of the Union
March 30th, 2013
12:02 PM ET

Meet the chaplains

Candy Crowley introduces you to the men who pray for the people you vote for - the House and Senate chaplains.


Filed under: Finally... • State of the Union
This Sunday...
March 29th, 2013
02:17 PM ET

This Sunday...

A spring triple header is coming to Washington, and we’re not talking about the Nationals. Immigration, Gun Laws, and the Budget are on our minds.

Our guests include Republican Senator Lindsey Graham who says South Carolina is ground zero in the fight for immigration reform as evangelicals join Republicans in pushing for change. Plus, some leading Republican Senators are threatening to filibuster the Democrats attempt at comprehensive gun reform legislation. Will Graham join them?

We’ll also have an interview with Connecticut’s Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal. Has the momentum for comprehensive gun reform legislation dried-up just 100 days after the Newtown tragedy? We’ll also get his take on the President’s budget, which we expect to see on April 10. How much wiggle room will Obama have on entitlements, and does he really think Republicans will get on board with more spending?

Check out the exclusive interview with Prop 8 opponents David Boies and Ted Olson. Find out why the oddball pairing believes they’re on the winning side of history, and why they took up the cause in the first place.

Our political panel includes strategists Donna Brazile and Kevin Madden, along with CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

And on this Easter Sunday we’ll introduce you to the pastors of the most reviled congregation in America – the Congress. Senate Chaplain Barry Black & House Chaplain Patrick Conroy.

We have lots of ground to cover. Join us Sunday at 9am and Noon Eastern.

SOTU Sneak Peek: Painting the town red
March 28th, 2013
07:15 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek: Painting the town red

When you scrolled through your Facebook newsfeed this week, were you seeing a lot of red? Us too. Supporters of same-sex marriage dominated social media with the image of a pink equal sign on a red background – a spin on the Human Rights Campaign’s blue and yellow logo – as two high-profile gay rights cases went to the Supreme Court.

Crowds of supporters swarmed the Court throughout the week, waving American flags and holding up signs supporting gay rights as the Court heard arguments first on the appeal of California’s Prop 8, and the next day on the Defense of Marriage Act.

Before they left for spring recess at the end of last week, Congress began pushing towards new legislation on recently hotly contested issues, including immigration and gun control – we’ll discuss what to expect after they return to work April 8. With Easter Sunday just a few days away, it looks like Washington is finally warming up for spring.

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March 26th, 2013
11:40 AM ET

Why veterans are "fed up"

Tom Tarantino from the IAVA & Peter Gaytan from the American Legion respond to VA Secy. Shinseki's CNN interview.


Filed under: Peter Gaytan • Tom Tarantino
March 24th, 2013
01:44 PM ET

State of the Union Crib Sheet for Sunday, March 24, 2013

Gun violence strikes close to home. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper mourns the death of his close friend the same day he signs broad gun control legislation, including a ban on sales of magazines capable of carrying more than 15 rounds of ammunition.
Plus an exclusive interview with Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki on the bureaucratic backlog facing returning soldiers are facing

Finally, the Supreme Court will hear arguments this week that could change the way the law treats marriage. California Attorney General Kamala Harris and Americans Defending Freedom Vice President Austin Nimocks on the cases that have people already lined up at the Court to witness.

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