The high-stakes negotiations between Russia and the U.S. and deep divisions over setting a timetable for diplomacy to play out in Syria. Can Assad be trusted to give up his chemical weapons or will he hide them? We’ll ask the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Mike Rogers (R-MI), and a panel of lawmakers: Congressmen Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Adam Schiff (D-CA).
Then, the president puts it all on the line with Syria but what does it mean for upcoming battles with Congress over the budget and Obamacare? We’ll talk to Crossfire hosts SE Cupp and Newt Gingrich, plus the President of the Center for American progress, Neera Tanden, and CNN Political Commentator Cornell Belcher.
Watch Sunday at 9a ET.
And at noon, we’re live with reaction to President Obama’s remarks on Syria with Senate Foreign Relations Committee members Bob Casey (D-PA) and Ron Johnson (R-WI). We have all angles covered with our national security experts Former Chief Weapons Inspector David Kay, Fmr. CENTCOM Commander in Chief Gen. Anthony Zinni, and Former U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Nicholas Burns. Plus, AEI’s Danielle Pletka, Former Chief of Staff to Leon Panetta Jeremy Bash and CNN Political Commentators Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro on the national security politics.
Watch Sunday at 12p ET.
President Obama makes the case on Syria to a skeptical congress and country. We’ll talk to the man leading the push, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough. Then, we’ll hear from three likely “No” votes in the House from both parties. Joining us are Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA).
Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from the region on the two million refugees who have fled Syria.
Plus, the political costs of a military strike and the president bracing for fall clashes over his domestic agenda with our panel including Crossfire Co-Hosts Stephanie Cutter and Van Jones, and CNN Political Commentators Ana Navarro and David Frum.
At noon we’ll get opposing viewpoints on Syria from Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).
Sunday at 9a & 12P ET
(CNN) - U.S. President Barack Obama said Saturday that the United States "should take military action against Syrian targets" over its alleged use of chemical weapons, but added that he will seek congressional authorization for the move. Secretary of State John Kerry joins us to discuss President Obama's response to the situation in Syria.
In a televised address from the White House Rose Garden, the president appealed for congressional leaders to consider their responsibilities and values in debating U.S. military action over Syria's alleged chemical weapons use. "Today I'm asking Congress to send a message to the world that we are united as one nation," he said.
Obama said he had spoken with top congressional leaders, and that they had agreed to schedule a debate when Congress returns to Washington on September 9.
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We'll also have Insight from former Centcom Commander General Anthony Zinni, Middle East analyst Robin Wright and Jeremy Bash, former Chief of Staff to Leon Panetta.
A number of members of the President's own party are skeptical about U.S. missile strikes. We'll speak with one of them, Senator Chris Murphy.
Plus, from challenges abroad to headaches at home, the President braces for a fall of fights with Congress, including over his signature piece of legislation. Our political panel of Donna Brazil, David Frum, Cornel Belcher and Ross Douthat weighs in on whether Bill Clinton can save Obamacare.
Watch us Sunday 9 A.M. Eastern and Pacific.
CNN's Tom Watkins contributed to this report.
In an exclusive interview, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) talks to Candy about the buzz surrounding his potential presidential bid in 2016 and the “grassroots tsunami” he says will bolster support to throw out Obamacare.
Then, the president hops on a bus in an effort to shore up the base. He tells CNN the GOP just doesn’t get it. Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Howard Dean and Former Republican Senator Jim DeMint tell us why it all points to 2014 politics.
Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) reflects on race relations 50 years after he gave a keynote address at the March on Washington.
Then, our panel debates the president’s plan, or lack thereof, in Syria and why some republicans keep floating the idea of impeaching him. We’ll talk to CNN Political Commentator Cornell Belcher, New York Times columnist and CNN Political Commentator Ross Douthat, Chairman of Good360 Carly Fiorina, and President & CEO, of The Center for American Progress Neera Tanden.
Watch Sunday at 9a & 12p ET.
Days of rage in Egypt, as hundreds are killed in clashes between the country’s military forces and supporters of ousted president Mohammed Morsy. Should the U.S. cut its military aid to Egypt? Senator John McCain shares his thoughts in our Sunday exclusive. Plus, insight from former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt Ned walker and Middle East analyst Jon Alterman.
One week after President Obama promised to make the country’s national surveillance program more transparent, an explosive new report that the NSA repeatedly broke privacy rules has surfaced. We’ll talk with Rep. Justin Amash, who led the unsuccessful fight to defund the program and Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
Plus, is the Republican Party expanding its tent or doubling down on conservative stances? Our political panel of Grover Norquist, Donna Brazile, Mo Elleithee and Cheri Jacobus tell us what they think about GOP’s way forward.
Watch us Sunday at 9am ET and PT.
Members of Congress may be enjoying a break from Washington, but at home they are facing tough questions on Obamacare in town hall meetings across the country. We’ll talk to the Chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus.
Then, before heading on a week-long family vacation to Martha's Vineyard, the President held a press conference and announced proposals to reform NSA surveillance. Democratic Congressman James Clyburn voted with Republican Congressman Justin Amash to defund the NSA surveillance program. Rep. Clyburn (D-SC) will join us to discuss the President’s proposal.
Then, why doping may ruin America’s pastime. We’ll talk about the future of baseball with retired Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks, USA Today Sports Columnist Bob Nightengale, and documentary filmmaker Ken Burns.
Plus, our political panel on the President’s press conference, and the fallout over the latest NSA snooping revelations. We’ll get perspective from CNN Crossfire host Stephanie Cutter, CNN Political Commentator Kevin Madden, CNN Political Commentator Ben Ferguson, and CNN Political Commentator Errol Lewis.
CNN Sources say al Qaeda is in the final planning stages of an unspecified plot, prompting the United States to close almost two dozen embassies in the Middle East and North Africa. Senator Lindsey Graham joins us to discuss these new threats, as well as his impending trip to Egypt at the request of President Obama.
Unemployment dropped slightly this month, but the numbers show an economy still struggling to find good, high paying jobs for many Americans. We’ll ask the man in charge of getting more Democrats elected to the House if he sees a winning strategy running on Jobs, Middle Class, and Growth in 2014. Congressman Steve Israel joins us exclusively.
Plus, in their final act before August break, Congress held its fortieth vote to repeal or gut ObamaCare. Our Political Panel of Anita Dunn, Artur Davis, Donna Brazile, and Alex Castellanos tell us if they think Republicans are overplaying their hand or if Obama’s signature piece of legislation will go down as his signature failure.
And Candy heads down to the Bayou for a chat with the woman who’s poised to become the first full-time female ref in the NFL. Breaking the NFL’s “Grass Ceiling” with Sarah Thomas. See a preview of our interview here.
Watch us Sunday 9am Eastern and Pacific.
As a new battle brews over government spending and debt, President Obama goes on campaign-style road swing to sell his economic plan. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew joins us.
The father of Edward Snowden makes a personal plea to the White House for his son’s freedom. A conversation with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein about the fate of the NSA leaker.
Plus, New York Republican Congressman Peter King on GOP split over immigration and his potential 2016 white house run.
Then the sexting saga surrounding New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner and the wife who is sticking by his side. Our power panel weighs in: Radio Talk Show host Chris Plante and CNN Political Commentators Paul Begala, Cornell Belcher, and Ana Navarro.
Sunday at 9am and 12pm eastern.
Black, brown and white in America. President Obama speaks out on Trayvon Martin, the Zimmerman verdict and race. Congressional Hispanic Caucus member Xavier Beccerra and Congressional Black Caucus member Cedric Richmond join us.
Plus, does race tip the scales of justice with the New York Times columnist Charles Blow, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund president Sherrilyn Ifill and conservative commentator Crystal Wright.
And as the nation sizzles, the military brass feels the heat on Capitol Hill. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), offers his take on sexual assaults in the military, U.S. involvement in Syria, and the path to immigration reform in an exclusive interview.
Sunday at 9a & 12p ET.
One governor hangs up his hat, and another wrestles with what Washington won’t.
Our Sunday exclusive with Texas’s longest serving Governor, Rick Perry. Is he riding into the sunset, or is getting ready for the next presidential rodeo?
And in the Land of Lincoln: An exclusive interview with Governor Pat Quinn, who stopped sending paychecks to state legislators until they can reform the state’s worst-in-the-nation pension crisis. He’s also battling the same legislature on guns, abortion, and same-sex marriage.
Six months into President Obama’s second term, he meets with members of the Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus. We’ll get the readout on those meetings with two members of Congress who were there: Congressman Raul Grijalva and Congressman Chaka Fattah.
And finally, we’re waiting with the rest of you for a verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. NAACP President Ben Jealous joins our panel to discuss.
Watch Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.