Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talks about his role as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee and bringing gun control legislation to the floor.
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) joins us with the latest on the negotiations to avert forced budget cuts.
Plus, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on the effect the forced budget cuts could have on his department and your travel.
Then, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) met with Cuban leader Raul Castro this week, and he’ll be here to discuss the negotiations to release American contractor detained in Cuba since 2009 Alan Gross. We’ll also ask him if there’s any movement on the five- decade-old US Embargo of Cuba.
Watch Sunday 9am and noon.
By State of the Union Intern Vaughn Hillyard
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning?
With one week away from the sequester deadline – or what we prefer to call the start of automatic spending cuts – we’ll look into what we should expect for the week ahead on Capitol Hill. And particularly, if March 1 passes without a deal, is the country truly in for a crisis situation? Or is Congress trying to compete with Lincoln for Sunday night’s Oscars?
There’s little activity around the Capitol, this week. Congress is on recess, leaving the visitor center staff, the interns and us on hand.
Steven LaTourette, Ron Klain, Jeff Zeleny and Dana Bash talk about President Obama's priorities for his second term.
Steven LaTourette, Ron Klain, Jeff Zeleny and Dana Bash discuss gun violence in movies and gridlock in congress.
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) said the Republican Party is not in any way going to trade tax increases for spending cuts.
The pediatrics association supports asking kids about guns. Republican Sen. John Barrasso from Wyoming weighs in.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) talk ongoing sequestration talks, presidential nominees, and drones.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is confident that a bipartisan agreement can be reached on immigration reform despite a recent White House leak which threatened to derail negotiations.