An Exclusive interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on his meeting with the President and whether Congress and the White House can come to an agreement to minimize the impact of the forced spending cuts.
White House Economic Director Gene Sperling joins us to discuss his dust-up with Bob Woodward, and on minimizing the political and economic fallout from Washington’s latest so-called “manufactured crisis.”
Speaking of lurching from crisis to crisis, much of what is happening in Washington right now has its roots in what some would call the perpetual campaign – members more interested in politicking than legislating. We’ll talk to the two guys responsible for electing Democrats and Republicans to Congress: Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) and Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR)
Watch it Sunday at 9am & NOON ET.
So, what's next?
That's the question on the minds of everyone here in Washington as we head into the weekend.
Over the past week, we saw Congress struggle with how to avoid the looming automatic budget cuts, Catholics worldwide flock to the Vatican to hear Pope Benedict XVI say farewell in his final public address, and the House pass the Violence Against Women Act in a rare bipartisan push. The most pressing issue in our minds? $85 billion in government spending cuts is at stake if Congress and the president fail to deal with the budget crisis by... well, today. With all this uncertainty going on in Washington and abroad, we are wondering – where do we go from here?