Candy Crowley sits down in her office to review this week's packed edition of "State of the Union" including an exclusive interview with CA Gov. Jerry Brown,
Anita Dunn and Fmr. Rep. Tom Davis debate who, if anyone, comes out ahead after an ugly week in politics.
Republican Steve Forbes and Democrat Larry Summers both slammed S&P's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating.
Forbes: "Well, I think in a narrow sense, it is a political move, and I think it's really - it'll sound strange for me to say it, an outrageous move. ... In a larger sense about the economy, I think the U.S. economy is in a perilous state. This recovery has been the worst from a severe recession since the Great Depression, but I am surprised S&P would play politics."
The US and Cybersecurity: Fmr. Dir. of Nat'l Intelligence Mike McConnell on the danger of cyber attacks on the US. "The nation does not even practice good - what I would call cyber security hygiene. We could eliminate much of it if we just did the basic things, be aware, change passwords, configure our systems appropriately, but we don't."
Above, watch part one of Candy's extensive interview with Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Then, click here to watch the second half of it in which Brown says he'll "erode the university [of California], the safety net, the roads, the firefighting, the prisons, the jails" if his state's residents aren't willing to pay more in taxes.
(CNN)-It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar: A downgraded U.S. credit rating, the threat of cyber attacks, and the latest in Syria.
Check out what we're reading, and watch the show today at 9am/12pm ET with our economic panel: Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Forbes CEO Steve Forbes.