Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET

October 7th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Breaking down the latest economic figures

Breaking down Friday's economic report and its potential impact on the election with Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi, Former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, The New York Times' White House Correspondent Jackie Calmes and CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

This Sunday...
October 6th, 2012
02:11 PM ET

This Sunday...

Previewing the Vice Presidential debate with two men who know the candidates well; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, a close ally and confidant of Paul Ryan and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Vice President Joe Biden's long time friend.

Then, the road to the White House goes through Ohio; we'll talk to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland about the battle for their state.

Plus, we'll break down Friday's economic report and its potential impact on the election with Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi, Former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, The New York Times' White House Correspondent Jackie Calmes and CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

Watch Sunday at 9 a.m & NOON ET.

July 8th, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Analyzing another weak jobs report

Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, on last month's so-so jobs report.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Douglas Holtz-Eakin • Mark Zandi
This Sunday...
July 6th, 2012
04:18 PM ET

This Sunday...

Sunday exclusive #1: Arguably, nobody stands more to gain more from Mitt Romney’s success than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell He really wants that Senate Gavel, and he’s hoping a mobilized base will propel his party to the White House and a majority in the Senate.

Sunday exclusive #2: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs is here.  With four more jobs reports to go before the general election and a continuing battle over healthcare – Gibbs will tell us how President Obama plans to play it.  And the Independence Day holiday gives us a chance to talk about the battle for Independent Voters. A recent CNN/ORC poll found that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney leads President Obama 51% to 43% in 15 battleground states.

Friday’s so-so jobs report brought lots of press releases from both sides of the aisle, but it did little to clear up the confusion on the economy’s recovery. We’ll talk to Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics about what the latest economic figures mean and how they will impact the 2012 race.  President Obama reacting to the jobs numbers said; “We’ve got to grow the economy even faster. And we’ve got to put even more people back to work. The problem is we’ve got a stalemate in Washington. This election is about how we break that stalemate.”  

Mitt Romney on the other hand said the President is to blame. “The president’s policies have clearly not been successful, in reigniting this economy, in putting people back to work, in opening up manufacturing plants across the country.”

And finally, we’ll talk to former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley about what he thinks needs to be done to “fix” Washington’s problems, putting people back to work, and his thoughts on the role of government.

Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET. 

May 6th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet for Sunday May 6th

Another jam-packed show this week. Leading off, the now-former Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich talked to Candy about his victorious opponent, Mitt Romney and how he plans to help him in his general election campaign. He also discussed Tuesday's Indiana GOP Senate primary. Former Republican Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis and Ohio’s former governor, Democrat Ted Strickland joined Candy to discuss the politics of the crucial battleground states. Following their meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Candy talked to Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees about the challenges the United States still faces in Afghanistan. Finally, National Journal correspondent Major Garrett and economists Alice Rivlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin dissected the April unemployment numbers and their impact on the 2012 campaign.

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May 6th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

Politics and the economy

Economists Douglas Hotlz-Eakin, Alice Rivlin and National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett weigh on how the economy will affect the 2012 race.

This Sunday...
May 4th, 2012
04:18 PM ET

This Sunday...

FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH; how fiercely will he fight to get his one-time rival Mitt Romney elected president? Also, will the Tea Party flex its muscles in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP Senate primary?

Plus, the road to the White House passes through Ohio and Virginia. Former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) and former Rep. Tom Davis (R-VA) discuss how to win these two battle ground states.

President Obama’s Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghan President Karzai relies on Afghan Security Forces taking the lead; will they be ready? And what’s the United States fall-back plan? We’ll talk to the leaders of Congress’s Intelligence committees, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); they’ve just returned from Afghanistan.

And then, the newly released jobs numbers paint a picture of a staggering economy. The unemployment rate fell, but the pace of hiring did too; and many workers dropped out of the labor force. What does it mean for the 2012 race and President Obama’s approval? National Journal’s Major Garrett and budget experts Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Alice Rivlin weigh in.

Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.

February 5th, 2012
10:13 AM ET

What's holding the economy back?

Alice Rivlin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Ron Brownstein analyze the state of the economy in the U.S.

February 5th, 2012
09:59 AM ET

Is the economy bouncing back?

Alice Rivlin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Ron Brownstein analyze the state of the economy in the U.S.


Filed under: Alice Rivlin • Douglas Holtz-Eakin • Economy • Ron Brownstein
This Sunday...
February 3rd, 2012
05:05 PM ET

This Sunday...

The battle for 2012 rages on to Nevada, then off to Colorado and the Midwest.  All the GOP presidential candidates are vowing to stay in until the convention, so every state matters.  We talk strategy with the heads of each party’s governors associations:  Virginia Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Bob McDonnell and Maryland Governor and Democratic Governors Association Chair Martin O’Malley.

Then, coalescing around a candidate; The Tea Party, the religious right…do they support one candidate in the race?  We’ll ask Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.

Plus, big news in the economic world this week: New jobs number, a shocking CBO report, and President Obama’s new economic initiatives.  We break down the numbers and the political spin that goes with them with our expert panel:  Former CBO Directors Alice Rivlin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.

And finally, we end the show looking outside the U.S.:  Is war between Israel and Iran a real possibility, and how does this impact the U.S.?  We talk to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI).

It's all this Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.

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