By CNN's Tara Kangarlou
There have been some major developments in regards to Iran’s controversial nuclear program since last Friday, when the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) sent a comprehensive report to its member states and the Security Council that presents significant steps in Iran’s on-going nuclear negotiations—a report that was immediately followed by a surprise meeting between Iran’s Foreign Minister Zarif and High Representative Ashton, which were followed by President Obama’s foreign policy speech on Wednesday at West Point Academy.
Candy talks with Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) about the Iran nuclear deal.
Candy talks with Congressmen Ed Royce (R-CA) and Eliot Engel (D-NY) about the Iran nuclear deal. Engel said, "I don't think you make [Iran] bargain in good faith by going squishy."
Secretary of State John Kerry talks with Candy after world leaders reach a nuclear deal with Iran. "We do that with eyes absolutely wide open," Kerry said. "We have no illusions. You don’t do this on the basis of somebody’s statements to you, you do it on the basis of actions that can be verified. And, moreover, we have kept the basic architecture of the sanctions is staying in place."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on disagreements with the U.S. over an Iran nuclear deal and sanctions.
"I’m the prime minister of Israel and I have to care for the survival of my country. And Iran maintaining its nuclear weapons capability that is the capacity to produce nuclear weapons threatens directly the future of the Jewish state."
Our political panel discusses a possible thaw in U.S.-Iran relations. Is Obama getting duped by Iran, or is this the real deal?
Al Cardenas, Kevin Madden, Joe Lockhart and Donna Brazile discuss U.S. relations with Syria and Iran.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continues to press the U.S to set a clear red line for Iran’s development of nuclear weapons, and responds to criticism that he’s trying to inject himself into the election between Obama and Romney.
State of the Union Highlights
On today’s show, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire about foreign policy and GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s overseas trip. In the separate interviews, the senators also sparred over the impending 'fiscal cliff’ and when to deal with the issue in Congress. We also discussed the recent rash of negative campaign ads and their effectiveness with Ken Goldstein, Ron Brownstein and Michael Scherer. We were live in the noon hour with coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem, and got reaction from the Obama campaign’s foreign policy adviser, Tim Roemer.
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.
The Race Rages On. Mitt Romney averted disaster by winning a Tuesday two-fer, picking up wins in Arizona and his home state of Michigan. But he just narrowly eked out a 16-14 delegate victory over Rick Santorum in Michigan, who raised $9 million in February and is making a strong push to Super Tuesday. Some say it’s a two man race, but Newt Gingrich is fighting on. He’ll join us to discuss the way forward.
Mitch McConnell’s tough week. When a moderate Republican senator from a moderate Democratic state announces she’s retiring, GOP leaders may start to worry. When the GOP is a mere four seats from capturing a majority, GOP leaders may inch toward the panic button. What are the GOP’s prospects for 2012 now that Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe has announced her retirement?