This week's panelists – California Attorney General Kamala Harris, CNN Contributor and Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein – discuss party stances on gun control and immigration laws, debating what action Congress should take on these controversial issues.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, CNN Contributor and Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein discuss Republicans' shift in favor of same-sex marriage as DOMA, Prop 8 head to Supreme Court.
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.
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
Mike Duffy, Susan Page, & Ron Brownstein discuss what needs to happen to avert the fiscal cliff.
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
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.
Pollsters, Whit Ayres and Anna Greenberg, and journalists, Susan Page and Ron Brownstein, discuss what the Obama and Romney campaigns need to do to appeal to undecided voters.
“State of the Union” is live from the RNC Convention in Tampa. While there Candy talks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the implications of Todd Akin’s remarks on rape. Will Akin’s position damage Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, and will it help democrats keep control of the senate?
Plus, re-branding the Republican Party with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
Then, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley offers the Democratic rebuttal.
And finally, our political panel with CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty. Plus, the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.
Watch Sunday at 9a & 12p ET.
Ron Brownstein & Dan Lothian weigh in on why Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick and assess how it will affect the 2012 race.