An exclusive interview with Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). He’ll weigh in on the blame game over rising gas prices and what president Obama’s improving poll numbers mean for campaign 2012.
Then, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on his Republican-backed budget, his decision to endorse Mitt Romney, and Tuesday’s Republican Primary in Wisconsin.
It promises to be a great show. Tune in Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET.
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.
The GOP establishment appears to be coalescing around Mitt Romney. Last night he got backing from Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and today from former President George H.W. Bush. Despite speculation about a possible VP role, Rubio told CNN, "Yeah, I'm not going to be the vice president."
Plenty of developments on today's show. While he won’t endorse a candidate in the 2012 race, South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham declared “the primary’s over." He thinks Mitt Romney will end up facing President Obama in November. Graham said he's "comfortable" with Romney and expects him to get the delegates necessary to capture the nomination.
The president's senior adviser David Plouffe did not mince words when talking about the reaction by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to President Obama's comments on the Trayvon Martin shooting. Plouffe called the remarks "reprehensible" and "irresponsible."
Time Magazine's Mike Duffy and USA Today's Susan Page weigh in on who will become the eventual GOP nominee.
A unique look at the props used in the election cycle.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) SC assesses the state of the 2012 race and predicts that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee.
Senior WH Adviser David Plouffe weighs in on the healthcare mandate, the 2012 race, and whether it was appropriate for President Obama to speak out about Trayvon Martin.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) Florida weigh's in on the economy, healthcare, and his approval ratings going into election season.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) Florida weighs in on Trayvon Martin's death and reveals more about the state's investigation.
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: The latest on Dick Cheney's condition after undergoing heart transplant surgery on Saturday; the status of Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law; the state of the GOP race after another decisive victory for Rick Santorum in the south; and the biggest test of all for President Obama's health care reform law: a Supreme Court challenge.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interviews with Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham. We'll also speak with White House senior adviser David Plouffe. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.