State of the Union Highlights
It was a big morning of breaking news today on State of the Union. After deadly tornadoes swept through the Midwest overnight, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gave Candy an update on the damage done in his state.
Meanwhile, in Afghanistan the Taliban launched a coordinated series of attacks in Kabul and across the country. First on CNN, ISAF Spokesman Jimmie Cummings praised the response of Afghan National Security Forces to the attacks.
Also first on CNN, Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker spoke to Candy while his embassy in Kabul was on lockdown. He said that the attacks showed that the US still needed a military presence in Afghanistan.
After a week in which the “War on Women” was at the forefront of political discourse, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Carolyn Maloney discussed the politics of gender.
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus downplayed the potential impact of the so-called Buffett Rule and questioned President Obama’s priorities in promoting it.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), discuss the battle for women voters in the 2012 campaign and the politics of the gender debate.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA): "The policies that Governor Romney is promoting. They are the policies that are going to help women succeed in this country... President Obama's policies are the ones that are failing Americans, failing women."
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY): "I believe that women will turn out in droves to vote for President Obama in this election because they realize how much is at stake."
DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighs in on whether there truly is a "War on Women."