Tuesday night was a huge night for Rick Santorum. His clean sweep of the Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado contests could translate into some serious momentum for the former senator from Pennsylvania (he’s already claiming to be on a fundraising surge). Mitt Romney, meanwhile, woke up Wednesday morning to a barrage of articles chronicling his losses for the night and a Washington Post piece that took a closer look at his jobs record as Massachusetts governor. Oh, and an op-ed by Donald Trump describing Romney as “No One’s Apprentice.”
But that doesn’t mean the Santorum campaign doesn’t have its own set of problems. Will his endorsement of Romney in 2008 come back to haunt him? And do Tuesday’s results confirm the narrative that the GOP can’t coalesce around one candidate?
Rick Santorum joins us on the program this Sunday. And be sure to check this page for updates on guests for this week’s show!
A sneak peek of some stories we’re following today, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning?
You’re likely to see the headlines slow this week due to the holiday season. But the SOTU staff sure has a lot to work with: the death of North Korea’s Kim Jong Il, the payroll tax cut drama between the House and Senate, Newt Gingrich’s decline in the polls, coupled with President Obama’s poll bump.
We’re still working on building the best Christmas Day show for you, but here’s one preview of what to expect: to end the show with some holiday cheer, we’re bringing the best of our web series “Getting To Know” to your TV screens!
Happy Holidays from all of us here at State of the Union, and stayed tuned for more info!
There is no shortage of stories in the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning?
Today is the Day of Action for the “Occupy” movement, with rallies in New York, Portland, Los Angeles and all across the country. Now marking its two month anniversary, will “Occupy” force real changes at Wall Street and beyond? And with evictions of the camps in many cities, how long will the movement last?
While one certain story has been grabbing the headlines, we here at State of the Union are monitoring all the week's political events.
First, the obvious: Herman Cain's evolving controversy over sexual harassment allegations from the 1990s. It now appears Cain thinks he's found the leak, a former consultant to his 2004 Senate campaign who is now associated with the Perry campaign. The consultant denies the charges, all while Cain is still riding high in the polls. But will he stay at the top if this story continues to grow more legs?
It’s only Wednesday, and it’s already a news-packed week.
There’s the foiled Iranian assassination attempt of the Saudi Arabian ambassador to the U.S. on American soil, a plot the Iranian government denies. What kind of pressure will the U.S. put on Iran in response?
Another GOP debate, and once again Mitt Romney emerges unscathed. Everyone had a new target: Herman Cain and his “9-9-9” plan. His defense of it on our show Sunday apparently did not deter his GOP rivals from taking a few swipes.
President Obama’s jobs plan failed a critical vote in the Senate on Tuesday, and Democrats will likely try to move it forward in pieces. When will a jobs plan pass Congress?
Stay tuned, we’re making calls to get the best names on the most interesting stories.
We’ll also be on air an extra hour this Sunday to bring you a special, “Building the Dream” on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Dedication. We’ll bring you the best of the ceremony, as well as live coverage of President Obama’s speech commemorating the event and the life of Dr. King. That’s this Sunday at 11am ET.
**UPDATE: We'll get former Vice President Dick Cheney's reaction to the death of Anwar al-Awlaki this Sunday on State of the Union.**
A lot going on this week in Washington and the world of politics: Congress comes to a deal to end another threat of a government shutdown, President Obama returns from a West Coast fundraising haul while one of his top campaign strategists calls re-election hurdles “a titanic struggle”, and rumors run wild about who is and isn’t jumping into the presidential race.
But we’re gearing up for our live interview this Sunday with former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter, Liz Cheney, who also co-authored his memoir, “In My Time.” We’ll get their thoughts on the Obama administration and their favorites in the 2012 GOP presidential field. Post your question to the Cheneys here or on our Facebook page.
We’ll keep you updated on SOTU throughout the week, so stay tuned!
This Sunday, CNN presents "9/11: Ten Years Later"
Candy will be joined by Anderson Cooper at Ground Zero to cover this historic and tragic anniversary for the nation. Also joining the coverage: Wolf Blitzer from the Pentagon, John King at the sight of Flight 93's crash in Pennsylvania, and many more as we remember the events of September 11, 2001. We'll also be following President Obama as he travels to all three memorial sites.
Please join us this Sunday, 8am-1pm ET.
**UPDATE** The MLK Memorial Dedication has been canceled, and State of the Union will now be providing you live coverage of Hurricane Irene this Sunday from 9am-1pm ET.