Today, the NRA’s National Director of the National School Shield Program Asa Hutchinson speaks to Candy about the aftermath of the Newtown shooting and how to protect our children in schools. Connecticut’s Senator Joe Lieberman gives his different take on the shooting, the NRA, and a possible nomination of Chuck Hagel as defense secretary. Then, the split amongst Republicans in the House of Representatives. Congressmen Steve LaTourette of Ohio – an ally of Speaker Boehner – and Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina – a leader of the conservative wing of the party – discuss why the speaker’s “Plan B” failed and the chances of going off the fiscal cliff. Finally, Ron Brownstein, Susan Page, and Mike Duffy are no longer optimistic that we’ll avoid the fiscal cliff. FULL POST
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) said that if nominated for Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel would face a tough confirmation hearing.
Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I) Connecticut on what needs to be done to prevent the next Sandy Hook.
House Speaker John Boehner's civil war. The two sides of the fiscal cliff showdown within the Republican Party with Congressmen Steven LaTourette and Mick Mulvaney.
Plus- a culture of violence – with Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman.
And the NRA breaks its silence with a plan to keep schools safe. We have their point man, Asa Hutchinson.
Then the politics of it all with USA Today Wshington Bureau Chief Susan Page, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein, and Time's Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy
Sunday: 9am and Noon ET
Between them they have over a century of service in Congress. Retiring Senators Jon Kyl, Kay Bailey Hutchison, Joe Lieberman and Rep. Barney Frank reflect on their careers, their accomplishments, and their disappointments; and they offer advice to members of the 113th Congress.
They're yielding their time, once more, this Sunday on State of the Union.
A dead heat between President Obama and Governor Romney as they go back and forth over jobs and the economy. And President Obama puts Congress on the spot with a lengthy to-do list, so is he using the Senate floor to road-test his fall campaign strategy?
We’ll also look at the President’s evolution on gay marriage and how it will play in the battleground states. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is pushing for Civil Unions in his state. He’ll join us with the details.
Plus, Mitt Romney delivers the commencement address at Liberty University. Will he use the opportunity to build bridges to Christian conservatives? Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer will be here to judge Mitt Romney’s evangelical tightrope.
And the nation’s spy chief wants to know who leaked the existence of an undercover agent working for the U.S. in Yemen, and a POW’s parents reveal the U.S. has been negotiating with the Taliban. We’ll talk about that and more with the leaders of Congress's Homeland Security committees Independent Senator Joe Lieberman and Republican Congressman Peter King.
Check it out Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman says a coalition should form and offer arms support to the Syrian rebels fighting Assad.
As President Obama announces a compromise in the contraception insurance debate, Candy talks to White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew about it. Has the White House put the issue behind them? And Is the controversy dominating the news cycle as the Obama team prepares to release its budget?
Then, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has momentum on his side and his campaign coffers are bulging. Is he the frontrunner?
Plus; what role should the United States play in ending the blood bath in Syria? Sen. Joseph Lieberman said "we should rule out no option." We'll get his take on Syria and other Middle East hotspots.
Watch this Sunday at 9 a.m. & noon ET.
Will Republicans embrace any part of President Obama’s jobs plan? We’ll ask Tea Party favorite, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Plus, we’ll get a sneak preview of his presidential Labor Day forum with appearances by Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
And Jim Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, will join us. He said last week that President Obama needs to “fight harder” for American workers.
Then we turn to the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. We live in different times, but are we safer? We’ll speak with Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. They’re also in a position to weigh in on the ouster of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the increasing pressure on Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to leave power.
And finally, we’ll talk politics ahead of a big week for both the president and the Republicans seeking to replace him. Joining us: Time Magazine’s assistant managing editor Michael Duffy and New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker.