Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET

Sunday on State of the Union
May 9th, 2014
07:00 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

The Republicans launch a special committee to investigate Benghazi; but will it have any credibility if the Democrats boycott it?  Plus, surprising new CNN/ORC polls on President Obama’s signature health care law reveal Obamacare may be here to stay. Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann are working moms at the highest levels of government and they join us live.

What is Rick Santorum’s role in a 2016 Republican presidential field? The former Senator and 2012 Iowa Caucus winner gauges the Tea Party’s strength, the role of social issues in politics, and why the Congressional Republican opposition to a minimum wage increase “makes no sense.”

Hilary Rosen, Susan Page, and Ramesh Ponnuru on what Monica Lewinsky in 2014 means to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

And what do women want? In a special Mother’s Day edition of our 12pET show, authors and moms Claire Shipman, Iris Krasnow, and Jennifer Senior join esteemed mom and grandmom Candy Crowley for a frank discussion about women’s role in the world.  If you are a woman or know a woman, you won’t want to miss this one.

Sunday 9am and noon ET.


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Sunday on State of the Union
May 2nd, 2014
06:24 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

UKRAINE: Dozens are dead are many more are wounded in the crisis that has pitted those who support the new government in Kiev and those who want to break away from Ukraine. An exclusive interview with the United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt, live from Kiev.

Plus, Senator Ron Johnson and Congressman Eliot Engel both have recent trips to Ukraine under their belts, they join us live on Sunday.

POLITICS: Donna Brazile, Ana Navarro, and Gwen Ifill on race issues, the scandal offensive against the Obama administration, and mainstream Republicans fighting back in North Carolina.

ECONOMY: April is the strongest month for job growth in two years, but fewer Americans are joining the labor force and fewer people report they're employed. Seizing on a theme for the midterm elections, we’ll have Stephen Moore, Mark Zandi, and Annie Lowrey.

Watch Sunday at 9am & 12pET on CNN.

EXCLUSIVE: In our 12pmET hour, Senator Joe Manchin on the political fights over Benghazi and minimum wage, plus his 2016 options.


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Sunday on State of the Union
April 25th, 2014
06:50 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

It’s been a challenging week for President Obama with foreign policy setbacks in Japan, Vladimir Putin holding firm at the Ukraine border, and Mideast peace talks on hold. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu joins us live on the sticking points with the Palestinians, plus Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the other wrinkles in the President’s foreign policy agenda.

Our political panel of Matt Bai, S.E. Cupp, and L.Z. Granderson on Boehner’s ‘OOOOO’s’ of immigration reform, Democrats running toward ObamaCare, and some conservatives backing away from the anti-government hero in Nevada.

Sunday 9am & 12p ET.


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This Sunday...
April 18th, 2014
05:49 PM ET

This Sunday...

Senate Dems worried about Obamacare: President Obama says “…Democrats should forcefully defend and be proud” of the Affordable Care Act now that enrollment hits 8 million.  Will that help Democrats save the Senate in November? Candy Crowley breaks down the ObamaCare effect with the DNC’s Mo ElleitheeSean Spicer from the RNC, and political handicapper Stu Rothenberg

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: According to Australia’s Prime Minister, searchers using a robotic submarine to look for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have less than one week to find the wreckage.  Prime Minister Abbott says "If we don't find wreckage, we stop, we regroup, we reconsider." Kim Beazley, Australia’s Ambassador to the United States joins us live in studio.

Iraq and a marathon: Among the 36,000 runners at Monday’s Boston Marathon is Lukman Faily, the Iraqi Ambassador to the United States. He’s running to fund-raise and show solidarity with the victims of terror in Boston and Baghdad.  Iraq’s national elections are less than 2 weeks away, but parts of the country are descending further into chaos. Has war fatigue in the U.S. contributed to instability in the Middle East?

Suicide epidemic: 22 U.S. war veterans kill themselves every day. It’s the silent killer resulting from physical and mental health challenges, financial woes, or what some describe as the “daunting task” of re-assimilating to civilian life.  Sen. John Walsh – the first Iraq War combat veteran to serve in the United States Senate and Tom Tarantino of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America are here with a story that defines an entire generation.

Sunday 9am and 12pm ET


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This Sunday...
April 11th, 2014
06:37 PM ET

This Sunday...

They’re determined to get members of their party elected to the House in the upcoming midterm elections. Chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Rep. Steve Israel and Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee Congressman Greg Walden – discuss firing up voters when Congress is as popular as a skunk at a picnic, how race factors into opposition to the Obama administration and whether it would be easier to pass immigration reform if today’s immigrants had freckles, red hair and names like O’Toole.

Plus- a reporter round-up will detail how pings identified potentially from Flight 370’s black box are offering renewed hope that more information will emerge of just what happened to the Malaysian airliner with 239 passengers aboard.

Our political panel this week includes Cornell Belcher, Ron Brownstein and Liz Mair and they’ll dig into the resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Watch Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.


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This Sunday
April 4th, 2014
06:29 PM ET

This Sunday

Her party faces an uphill battle in the 2014 midterms. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi talks about the Democrats’ fight for control of Congress, big money in politics and the double standards women in power face in a Sunday exclusive.

The House Intelligence Committee Republican Chairman Mike Rogers and the committee’s top Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger give their take on a Senate committee’s scathing report about the CIA’s post-9/11 practices.

The Fort Hood shooting is bringing mental health back into the national conversation. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA) join us. Plus, as time runs out for Flight 370’s black box pingers, we get the latest on the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.

And our political panel this week includes Penny Lee, Corey Dade and Ross Douthat.

Watch Sunday at 9am and 12pm ET.


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Sunday on SOTU
March 28th, 2014
05:50 PM ET

Sunday on SOTU

The riddle of MH Flight 370. Famed compensation attorney Kenneth Feinberg joins us to discuss what the victims’ families can expect. Plus, pilots and investigators on what the mystery means for the future of aviation, and experts in the field of satellites and sonar will help us understand the vastness of the shifting search and recovery efforts.

Senator Dianne Feinstein will tell us what the U.S. intelligence community is saying about the missing jetliner. And, as Russian troops gather along Ukraine’s border, the senator will discuss if anything can be done to diplomatically deal Vladimir Putin. Plus, reactions to the NSA reforms and the ramifications of the CIA removing classified documents from her staff’s computers.

Former U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte will talk about military and economic support for Ukraine.

Governor Jay Inslee joins us from Arlington, Washington where rescue workers are losing any hope of finding dozens of people still missing after a deadly mudslide.

And our political panel this week includes Bill Burton, Kevin Madden, Darlene Superville.

Watch Sunday 9am and 12pm ET.


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Sunday on SOTU
March 21st, 2014
07:12 PM ET

Sunday on SOTU

The long wait for answers about what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight 370 pushes into its third week. We’ll take a look at what went wrong, plus the potential for new technology to make finding a missing plane easier, from streaming black boxes to real time cockpit audio. We’ll talk with lawmakers – Rep. Patrick Meehan and Rep. Adam Schiff - who have studied the issue and think it’s high time to move beyond the 1960s technology. Plus, we’ll talk with a pilot about what hesitations there may be to the new technology.

With a search area over two million square miles, questions persist if the plane will ever be found. We’ll talk with experts in ocean drift pattern and tide currents to find out what goes into figuring out the clues that can lead to where the plane went down. Plus, underwater search and rescue expert Curt Newport, who helped find the Challenger Space Shuttle and TWA Flight 800, on how they retrieve vital information if and when the plane is found.

And turning our attention to the family members whose loved–ones are missing, we’ll talk with the Reverend Earl Johnson, former National Disaster Spiritual Care Manager for the Red Cross, about what the families of the missing go through during these events.

Then, the breakdown in U.S.- Russia relations may just be starting. We’ll talk with the White House Deputy National Security Adviser, Tony Blinken, about whether there’s a diplomatic way to reset the relationship. Plus, Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright on what the Crimea annexation means for Russia’s cooperation with ending the war in Syria and sealing a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

And our panel political panel - Newt Gingrich, USA Today’s Susan Page and Neera Tanden – on the White House’s big push to get people enrolled in ObamaCare, and what the March 31st numbers could mean for the numbers in Congress on November 4th.

State of the Union airs Sundays at 9am and noon ET.


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Sunday on SOTU
March 14th, 2014
07:20 PM ET

Sunday on SOTU

What happened to Malaysia Airlines flight 370? John Negroponte, the former Director of National Intelligence helps us separate facts from suspicions.  Plus, in a world where we can find our IPhones on any corner of the planet, why can’t we find a massive passenger jet equipped with the most sophisticated technologies available? Colleen Keller helped find Air France Flight 447, Steven Wallace investigated crashes for the FAA for eight years, and Richard Aboulafia is an expert on the 777. All join us live.

Plus, Commander William Marks joins us on the search and rescue efforts aboard the USS Blue Ridge in the Indian Ocean.

And on the day when Crimea votes to join the Russian Federation or become independent, Arizona Senator John McCain, joins us exclusively hours after he arrives back home from Ukraine.

On this busy Sunday, we’ll also speak with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on the one-year anniversary of the GOP’s 2012 election ‘autopsy.’

Plus, our political panel of Charles Blow, Ana Navarro and Ron Brownstein.

And exclusively at 12pm, has the West run out of options? The British, German, and French Ambassadors to the United States tell us what the West intends to do if Crimea votes to rejoin Russia, and how they think Putin will respond.

State of the Union airs at 9am and Noon Eastern.


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Sunday on State of the Union
March 7th, 2014
03:26 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Will she stay or will she go? The Russian parliament says it supports Crimea in their quest to separate from Ukraine, despite the threat of sanctions and travel bans, and Russia’s Foreign Ministry warns that Russia will retaliate if sanctions are imposed. Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Obama both say they want to preserve the Russian-American relationship, but with Russian troops pouring into Ukraine, and US fighter jets entering the region, how will the standoff end?  We’ll get the latest from the White House’s Deputy National Security Adviser, Tony Blinken.

Plus, with neighbors like these…as Russia moves in to Ukraine, its neighbors to the west worry about the possibility of the same thing happening to them, and beef up their defense systems. The Ambassadors from two former eastern bloc countries – Lithuania and Estonia – join us for a look at security in the region, and if their countries could be next.

Then, Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist says the Republican party has been hijacked by the extreme right. Our Sunday exclusive with the man who went from party insider to persona non grata, on why he supports raising the minimum wage, what he thinks of ObamaCare and why the party’s over for the GOP.

And, our political panel – Donna Brazile, AB Stoddard and Ben Ferguson – on the annual gathering of the Conservative Political Action Committee, who is making it clear that the party has only just begun.

State of the Union airs at 9am and 12noon Eastern on CNN.

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