As the Senate gets closer to a deal on immigration reform, the House moves further away. We’ll talk to the leader of the Gang of 8, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY). Then, he’s at odds with the administration over almost everything, but will the 2016 presidential hopeful get on board with immigration reform? Our Sunday exclusive with Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) .
Plus, the president is losing the support of his base. We’ll sort it out with our panel: Dan Balz of The Washington Post, Dana Bash, Chief Congressional Correspondent for CNN, and CNN contributors Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden.
Dana Bash, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Dan Balz preview the presidential debate.
Dana Bash, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Dan Balz on what the candidates need to do to win over the women's vote.
Mitt Romney and Barack Obama head to their final debate on Monday night. And with the focus on foreign policy, each man will get the chance to draw a clear policy distinction. We’ll get perspective from the Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Bill Richardson and Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich.
Polls show a tight race in the new battleground of Virginia. Can Obama recapture the Commonwealth as he did in 2008 in this reliably republican state? We’ll talk to Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) and Former Congressman Tom Davis (R-VA)
Winning the women’s vote. President Obama and Mitt Romney know the women's vote will tip the balance in the race to the White House. We’ll talk to Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), CNN Sr. Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.
Watch Sunday at 9 a.m & 12 p.m. ET.
“State of the Union” is live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Candy has three high profile democrats to discuss how the party can keep the White House and drive the national dialogue in the wake of a successful Republican Convention:
We’re also joined by Obama Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs. He’ll push back against the Republican criticism that Obama’s policies have failed. We'll also get the Republican rebuttal from from Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
Then, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.
Sunday 9a & 12p ET
State of the Union Highlights
It was a big morning of breaking news today on State of the Union. After deadly tornadoes swept through the Midwest overnight, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gave Candy an update on the damage done in his state.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan the Taliban launched a coordinated series of attacks in Kabul and across the country. First on CNN, ISAF Spokesman Jimmie Cummings praised the response of Afghan National Security Forces to the attacks.
Also first on CNN, Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker spoke to Candy while his embassy in Kabul was on lockdown. He said that the attacks showed that the US still needed a military presence in Afghanistan.
After a week in which the “War on Women” was at the forefront of political discourse, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Carolyn Maloney discussed the politics of gender.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus downplayed the potential impact of the so-called Buffett Rule and questioned President Obama’s priorities in promoting it.
A preview of the general election with Matt Bai from the New York Times Magazine and Dan Balz from the Washington Post.
Today, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid gave his reaction to this morning’s shooting incident in Afghanistan in which an American soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians. He also discussed his meeting with members of President Obama’s re-election team and expressed confidence that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate in November.
Amid calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican race, Candy also talked to two veterans of the presidential campaign trail, former candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes. They explained what was involved in their decisions to end their campaigns and also gave their opinions on the state of the 2012 race.
Finally, Candy was joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, the Washington Post’s Dan Balz and former OMB Director Alice Rivlin to dissect this week’s unemployment numbers and how the state of the economy is impacting the 2012 presidential race.
Alice Rivlin, Stephen Moore, and Dan Balz, weigh in on the state of the economy and how it will affect the GOP and WH race.
We’ll discuss the democrats’ agenda in congress and the 2012 presidential campaign with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
Plus, the intersection of politics and the economy: How will an improving economy influence the presidential race? We’ll get perspective from the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, and Former Office of Management and Budget Director Alice Rivlin.
Then, the lessons learned from two former Republican Presidential candidates. Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes offer their assessment of the 2012 presidential field.
State of the Union airs Sunday at 9 a.m. & noon ET.