Her party faces an uphill battle in the 2014 midterms. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi talks about the Democrats’ fight for control of Congress, big money in politics and the double standards women in power face in a Sunday exclusive.
The House Intelligence Committee Republican Chairman Mike Rogers and the committee’s top Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger give their take on a Senate committee’s scathing report about the CIA’s post-9/11 practices.
The Fort Hood shooting is bringing mental health back into the national conversation. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) join us. Plus, as time runs out for Flight 370’s black box pingers, we get the latest on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.
And our political panel this week includes Penny Lee, Corey Dade and Ross Douthat.
Watch Sunday at 9am and 12pm ET.
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1. Women in power. Hillary Clinton thinks the media covers women and men who are in power differently. "The double standard is alive and well and I think in many respects the media is the principle propagator of its persistence," the former Secretary of State told a women's forum. Congress' top Democrat says while the double-standard is unfortunate, she expected to be treated differently. "From my own standpoint, I never expected anything but a double standard. I don't know if it's the media or whether people say things that's news that you have to cover," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said in an exclusive interview with CNN's Candy Crowley. See the full interview with Pelosi this Sunday on State of the Union.
Minority Leader and former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says in an exclusive interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley that she’s developed a “very thick skin” to combat negativity in the media and to deflect political opponents. Even as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laments of a media double standard for powerful female politicians verses their male counterparts, Pelosi says although the landscape is changing, she’s never expected anything else except a double standard.
From Pelosi’s placing of responsibility for the CIA’s questionable “enhanced interrogation techniques” with former Vice President Dick Cheney to her stance on the recent Supreme Court decision on political donations, tune in to CNN on Sunday at 9am and 12pm for the full interview.
Here’s a sneak peek of our one on one with Nancy Pelosi only on State of the Union.