The Obama Administration promised that HealthCare.gov will begin to work by this weekend, but could the website be the least of the Affordable Care Act’s problems? In the latest twist, the Supreme Court accepted an appeal concerning mandated contraception coverage, and the site will be unable to enroll small businesses online for another year, making the new deadline November 2014… in other words, AFTER the midterm elections. Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean and Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum are our guests.
Congress’ top two intelligence chairmen tell us you’re not as safe as you think you are. Senator Dianne Feinstein and Congressman Mike Rogers on terror threats- domestic and abroad.
And our panel includes CNN Contributors Kevin Madden and Donna Brazile plus Corey Dade of TheRoot.com.
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By Tracey Webb Follow @WebbWriterguru
Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, November 29, 2013.
1. The moment of truth. With the administration-imposed November 30th deadline to fix the troubled Obamacare website one day away, questions abound. Will things go smoothly or will President Obama face yet another embarrassing setback for his signature legislative accomplishment? The president and officials in charges of Healthcare.gov say they expect the "vast majority" of people who go to the site to have a much better experience than the crashes and delays experienced during its launch last month. Is this Obamacare's sink or swim moment? Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and former Vermont governor and Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean debate the health care law's fate this Sunday on State of the Union.
By Tracey Webb Follow @WebbWriterguru
Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, November 27, 2013.
1. Open minds on Obamacare. Despite the Affordable Care Act's disastrous rollout, there appears to be a silver lining. While the new CNN/ORC poll finds that 58 percent oppose Obamacare compared to 40 percent who support it, 54 percent also believe that problems facing the law will eventually be solved, including seven out of 10 younger Americans. In addition, 53 percent say it's too early to judge if the law a success or failure. Also, behind the health care law's opposition numbers, 14 percent say it's not liberal enough and doesn't go as far as it should.
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We’re launching this week with the theme: Thanksgiving.
Rep. Mike Rogers (R) Chairman of the House Intelligence Commitee says the Iran nuclear deal may encourage more violence in the future.
John Negroponte and Gen. Michael Hayden (Ret.) weigh in on the foreign policy Implications of the Iran nuclear deal.
AB Stoddard, Bill Burton, and Alex Castellanos join Candy Crowley to debate the Iran nuclear deal, Obama's legacy and more.
AB Stoddard emphasizes that "sanctions brought us to this point," and says that if Democrats join the GOP in opposition to the Iran deal then Republicans should have a leg to stand on politically. Castellanos calls President Obama's legacy a "weaker America."
"Al Qaeda would disagree," says Burton.
Candy talks with Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) about the Iran nuclear deal.
Candy talks with Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) about the Iran nuclear deal. Engel said, "I don't think you make [Iran] bargain in good faith by going squishy."
Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Candy after world leaders reach a nuclear deal with Iran. "We do that with eyes absolutely wide open," Kerry said. "We have no illusions. You don’t do this on the basis of somebody’s statements to you, you do it on the basis of actions that can be verified. And, moreover, we have kept the basic architecture of the sanctions is staying in place."