On today’s “State of the Union,” with 44 days until Election Day, we got an assessment of the state of the race from two stalwarts of the Senate, Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Lindsey Graham. House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, joined Candy to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya. Finally, a panel of pollsters and reporters; Whit Ayres, Anna Greenberg, Susan Page and Ron Brownstein discussed how the presidential candidates can appeal to that most desirable of demographics: the undecided voter.
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.
Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger (D) Maryland and Rep. Mike Rogers (R) Michigan, assess the unrest in Syria and around the world.
Fmr. U.S. Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad and fmr. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair discuss the tense relationship.
Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S. Eklil Hakimi discusses Afghan-U.S. relations.
Condoleezza Rice Former Secretary of State looks back on iraq and reflects on what she would have done differently.
Sen. Dick Lugar (R) talks about the presidential GOP candidates, the future of North Korea and what that death of Kim Jong Il means for the U.S.