Not much is expected to happen in Washington this year with the White House and Congress are focused on midterms. So the action is in the states. Govs. Mike Pence (R-IN), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Rick Perry (R-TX), and Jay Nixon (D-MO) join Candy to talk about what’s going on with Obamacare, the minimum wage, same-sex marriage and the death penalty.
President Obama tables the idea of Social Security cuts as House Speaker Boehner throws cold water on immigration reform. We’ll look at how the President and congressional Republicans are playing to their bases, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s reemergence and Ted Nugent’s explosive remarks on the Republican campaign trail with our panel Robert Costa of the Washington Post, Democratic Strategist Penny Lee, and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru.
Plus, actor Joe Morton of ABC’s “Scandal” talks with Candy about whether the hit show reflects the realities of Washington, Hollywood’s depiction of the African American experience, and what he thinks about President Obama.
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By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 21, 2014.
1. The governors. The nation's governors are in D.C for a three-day winter meeting that begins Saturday. With both the White House and Congress looking to the midterms, not much is expected out of Washington this year. That means any action on the country's pressing domestic issues is more likely to happen in the states. So what's going on out there on minimum wage, health care, same-sex marriage and the death penalty? And what do governors want from Washington? We'll talk with Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, Gov. Dan Malloy, D-Connecticut, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, and Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Missouri, on State of the Union Sunday.