Michael Gerson, Bush Speechwriter 2001 – 2006, & Don Baer, former Clinton Speechwriter preview President Obama's inaugural speech.
It’s inauguration weekend and we are live on the National Mall as President Obama prepares to take the oath of office. From looming budget battles, to immigration reform and a push for tighter gun laws, what is possible in this polarized political environment? Candy talks to White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe, and Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyoming) gives the Republicans' take.
Then, what makes a memorable Inaugural speech? We get insight from two men who have written them, Former Clinton Speechwriter Don Baer, and Former George W. Bush Speechwriter Michael Gerson.
Plus, the next four years; does President Obama risk getting nothing done because he’s trying to do too much? We ask Former Democratic Senator Russ Feingold, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, USA Today’s Susan Page and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.
Sunday 9a Eastern.
President Obama laid out his plans for a troop draw-down in Afghanistan this week. We’ll talk to a dissenting voice in Congress, Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Then, with budget talks in Washington officially stalled, how will Congress address the deficit, and an impending deadline for raising the debt ceiling? We’ll speak first with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; then to conservative Sen. Jim DeMint.
Finally, we’ll talk presidential politics with Bill Burton, former deputy press secretary for President Obama, and Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush.