Today, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid gave his reaction to this morning’s shooting incident in Afghanistan in which an American soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians. He also discussed his meeting with members of President Obama’s re-election team and expressed confidence that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate in November.
Amid calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican race, Candy also talked to two veterans of the presidential campaign trail, former candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes. They explained what was involved in their decisions to end their campaigns and also gave their opinions on the state of the 2012 race.
Finally, Candy was joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, the Washington Post’s Dan Balz and former OMB Director Alice Rivlin to dissect this week’s unemployment numbers and how the state of the economy is impacting the 2012 presidential race.
Former Presidential Candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes weigh in on how the economy will play into the 2012 race.
Former GOP Presidential Candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes analyze the effect of a prolonged GOP race.
Steve Forbes tells CNN's Candy Crowley that Rick Santorum's recent ascendancy will contribute to an extended battle.
We’ll discuss the democrats’ agenda in congress and the 2012 presidential campaign with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada).
Plus, the intersection of politics and the economy: How will an improving economy influence the presidential race? We’ll get perspective from the Washington Post’s Dan Balz, The Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, and Former Office of Management and Budget Director Alice Rivlin.
Then, the lessons learned from two former Republican Presidential candidates. Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes offer their assessment of the 2012 presidential field.
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Steve forbes weighs in on whether Mitt Romney can become the GOP nominee in 2012.
Republican Steve Forbes and Democrat Larry Summers both slammed S&P's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating.
Forbes: "Well, I think in a narrow sense, it is a political move, and I think it's really - it'll sound strange for me to say it, an outrageous move. ... In a larger sense about the economy, I think the U.S. economy is in a perilous state. This recovery has been the worst from a severe recession since the Great Depression, but I am surprised S&P would play politics."
With a plunging stock market and woeful unemployment numbers, are we heading toward a double dip recession? Where does the economy go from here? We’ll ask Steve Forbes, the CEO of Forbes Incorporated and Pres. Obama’s former top economic adviser, Larry Summers.
Then, Candy sits down with California Gov. Jerry Brown in his first national interview since his election last year. He says he’s “alarmed” at the state of the country. What is he doing to turn things around in California, and what does he think President Obama should be doing for the country?
We’ll also break down the last minute deal to avert a fiscal crisis and raise the country’s debt ceiling. Which side—if any—came out ahead, and where do things go from here? The so-called “super committee” of members from both bodies of Congress will have less than three months to reach a compromise. Is that possible? We’ll ask former White House communications director Anita Dunn and former Republican congressman Tom Davis.
And finally, we’ll discuss the brutal violence taking place inside Syria and alleged cyber attacks emanating from China with Vice Adm. Mike McConnell, former director of national intelligence.
And check out our pre-show rundown here.