Washington’s week of scandals. CNN is in the field surveying what Americans think. The president says his team has come clean. Republicans might be over-playing their hand. We’ll release the results of CNN’s new poll and get reaction from White House Senior Adviser Dan Pfeiffer.
Plus, response from one of President Obama’s toughest critics, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on the IRS targeting conservative groups, the Justice Department probe of AP phone records and the Benghazi investigation.
Then, the lasting impact of the controversies on the president’s legacy and what it means for his second term agenda with USA Today’s Susan Page, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, and CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.
Tune in Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.
We’ll have the latest on the Boston bombing investigation. House Homeland Security Committee member, Peter King (R-NY), tells us what questions he wants answered at next week’s hearings on the attacks.
Plus, the impact of the Boston tragedy on the President’s second term agenda. Is the push for immigration reform and gun control stalled? We’ll talk to the Senate’s number two Democrat, Dick Durbin (D-IL).
Then, examining the roots of radicalization with an expert panel. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies; Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, Founder and President of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy; Jessica Stern, former member of the National Security Council under President Clinton and author of DENIAL: A Memoir of Terror; and Suhail Khan, a Senior Fellow for Christian-Muslim understanding at the Institute for Global Engagement.
On State of the Union, the latest on the Boston bombing investigation. Does the left hand know what the right hand is doing on homeland security? Apparent gaps still exist after the 9/11 inspired intelligence shakeup. Why were warnings from Russia missed? We’ll talk with a Senator and Congressman who got classified briefings: Sen. Dan Coats (R-Intel Cmte) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Intel Cmte). Plus analysis from two experts: former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns.
Watch us at 9am & Noon ET.
John Negroponte, Jim Johnson and Candice DeLong on the radical roots of the killers, profiling a motive and the role of technology in tracking down the killers.
We’ll have the latest on the Boston bombings with Massachusetts Senator William “Mo” Cowan.
Then, the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), former Congressman & 9/11 Commission member Tim Roemer, former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and former FBI profiler Candice DeLong on the national security implications.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) & Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) also join us to discuss what comes next.
We’ll be live at 9am and NOON ET.
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An Exclusive interview with Senator John McCain (R-AZ) on the continuing standoff with North Korea as its leader Kim Jong-Un threatens to fire a ballistic missile.
Then, Republican Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Democrat Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) draw the ire of the NRA after forging a compromise that expands background checks to gun shows and internet sales. Will their bill help give House members political cover to do the same?
And, hurry up and wait. Protestors take to the National Mall, demanding that members of Congress act fast on an immigration bill, but Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is urging his colleagues to take their time. We’ll find out what’s in his bill, and its chances for success.
Plus, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, Republican Strategist Ana Navarro and the Wall Street Journal’s Washington Bureau Chief Gerald Seib on President’s budget landing with a thud and Senator Rand Paul landing in some hostile territory.
Watch Sunday at 9am & NOON ET.
Could the next World War come through your computer? We have an exclusive interview with the Leaders of the House Intelligence Committee – Republican Mike Rogers of Michigan and Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger of Maryland. We’ll also address North Korea’s ramped up rhetoric and the narrowing window of opportunity to talk Iran from the nuclear ledge.
From the battlefields in Iraq to the battles on Capitol Hill, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR) join us to discuss how their experiences in combat shape their policy positions today, ten years after Shock and Awe.
Speaking of shock and awe, Republicans are still reeling from their election losses in 2012. As the conservative wing of the party gathers in DC to rally the faithful, the Republican Party chairman readies his election autopsy. Can the Grand Ol’ Party recover and court new voters before the next race? Plus, Rand Paul sounds presidential, Marco Rubio doesn’t sound off on immigration and Paul Ryan’s budget proposal sounds very familiar. Our political panel sounds off – Al Cardenas of the American Conservative Union, Democratic Strategist KiKi McLean, Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and a new face in the political world, Dr. Ben Carson.
Watch it Sunday at 9am & NOON ET.
An Exclusive interview with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on gridlock in Congress, the President’s meetings with Republicans, and what it will take to get her to sign off on a budget deal and entitlement reform.
Then, House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) joins us exclusively to discuss the spring thaw between President Obama and Congressional Republicans, and on if he’s leaving the GOP leadership out in the cold.
Speaking of coming in from the cold, he’s been laying low the past couple of years, but a new book is bringing Jeb Bush back in to the national spotlight. He may be talking immigration between the pages, but he’s got tongues wagging with his open talk of a potential 2016 run. We sit down with former Florida Governor – and presidential brother and son – Jeb Bush about political dynasties, Bush fatigue, and his upcoming pow-wow with top Republican donors.
Plus, former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, former Speaker of the House and Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich, former Bush and Romney adviser Alex Castellanos and Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile on the long road to 2016, Rand Paul’s long talk on the Senate floor, and why you won’t be seeing any more long lines for White House tours any time soon.
Sunday at 9am & NOON ET.
We’ll get a pre-buttal to President Obama’s State of the Union in an exclusive interview with Kentucky Republican Senator Rand Paul – the leading voice of the Tea Party movement. We’ll talk to him about the tensions between Karl Rove and Tea Party groups. We’ll also get his take on fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell. The Senator Minority Leader is up for reelection in 2014 and several Tea Party groups are seeking to defeat him. If they don’t get the job done, maybe Ashley Judd will?
We also have an exclusive interview with Maine’s Independent Senator Angus King. He argues that drones are a humane method of war, but has reservations about the executive branch being the judge, jury and executioner.
And check out our interview with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. The defense department faces severe cuts and new leadership. We’ll give him a chance to add his voice to the debate.
And our always-lively Political Roundtable includes Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Democrat from Illinois; Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Former Republican Senator from Texas; Amy Walter, the National Editor of the Cook Political Report, and CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta.
All that, plus the latest updates on the Northeast Snowstorm at 9am and Noon on Sunday.
On State of the Union, we’ll look at the Pentagon’s decision to lift its ban on women in combat, and North Africa as a breeding ground for militants who threaten the U.S. with retired Gens. Stanley McChrystal and Michael Hayden.
Then, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) on her push to ban assault weapons and the Algeria terrorist attack.
Plus, the Republican Party’s new outreach to minorities with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Saratoga Springs, Utah Mayor Mia Love and former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez.
Watch Sunday at 9a & Noon Eastern.