Today, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Congressman Peter King (R-NY) offered sharply different takes on the resignation of David Petraeus. King said he has “questions about the whole matter” and called for a review of the timeline of events. “This was a matter involving a potential compromise of security, and the president should have been told about it at the earliest state,” said King. Menendez dismissed the idea of a conspiracy; adding, “from all the published accounts it seems that the chain of events is pretty clear.”
Dana Bash moderated a panel of prominent republicans who discussed rebranding the GOP. Former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez said the GOP needs to make new inroads with Hispanics. “The insight that I got was that Latinos were scared. You know, it wasn't the economy and - they were scared of the Republican Party, and I think fear is what did us in.”
And California Governor Jerry Brown made a case for why states should be left alone to decide marijuana laws.
Sen. Bob Menendez & Rep. Peter King discuss what needs to be done to prevent a fiscal crisis.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D) New Jersey and Rep. Peter King (R) New York, on General Petraeus's resignation from the CIA.
Rep. Peter King (R-NY) & Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), discuss the relief efforts to help those affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Jon Huntsman, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Carlos Gutierrez & Gary Bauer on the future of the Republican party.
The 2012 race is over, it's time to sit back and ask ourselves...who's gonna run for president in 2016?
With the election in the rearview mirror, we'll be taking a look at the looming fiscal cliff, the resignation of CIA Chief David Petraeus and the lingering aftermath of Superstorm Sandy with New York Rep. Peter King and NJ Sen. Bob Menendez.
A coalition of women, minorities and young people powered President Obama to a second term. California Gov. Jerry Brown on what we can read from the election results.
Plus, the future of the Republican Party with former GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, WA Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, former Commerce Secretary and Romney campaign adviser Carlos Gutierrez and American Values President Gary Bauer.
Watch Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
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How Obama won. President Obama’s 303 (332 if Florida, where Obama leads, is called for him) to Romney’s 206 electoral vote victory was largely a result of the country’s changing demographics that are increasingly favoring the Democratic Party and were a part of Obama’s coalition four years ago. According to exit polls, Hispanics, who made up 10 percent of the electorate, overwhelmingly supported Obama, at 71 percent, compared to 67 percent in 2008. The president also enjoyed 93 percent African-American support and over 70 percent of Asians. These groups allowed Obama to overcome winning only 39 percent of whites, the lowest for a Democrat since 1988. The president also received the support of 60 percent of 18 to 29-year olds and 55 percent of women. Political watchers will be looking to see if Obama’s coalition becomes a permanent Democratic majority in future elections.