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November 3rd, 2013
12:48 PM ET

Gingrich: Romney lacked personality to beat Obama

CNN Crossfire Host Newt Gingrich and State of the Union panelists reflect on the 2012 presidential election and Romney's campaign.

Gingrich: "We fought a very hard fight. I was very clear about what I thought about his tactics. And I think in the absence of an enormous financial advantage, he wouldn't have been nominee. And he ended up in the end about as we said he would. He didn't have the personality and he didn't have the ability to take on a guy of the caliber of Barack Obama and win the campaign."

Filed under: Newt Gingrich • State of the Union
November 3rd, 2013
12:13 PM ET

Ayotte: Benghazi Brush-off

GOP Senator dodges blocking nominees over Benghazi, says “we’ve been brushed off many times”.

Senator Kelly Ayotte today did not say specifically whether she will block every presidential nominee Obama puts forward until every survivor of the attack last year in Benghazi testifies on Capitol Hill.


Filed under: Benghazi • Kelly Ayotte • Newsmakers • State of the Union
November 3rd, 2013
11:42 AM ET

Gingrich: McAuliffe has 'Clinton machine'

Newt Gingrich, Neera Tanden and David Maraniss talk with Candy about the Va. governors' race and predictions for 2014.

November 3rd, 2013
11:09 AM ET

Ayotte: 'Call a timeout' on Obamacare

In an exclusive interview with Candy Crowley today, Republican New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte called on President Obama for a “time-out” and convene a bipartisan group of Congressional leaders to fix Obamacare. She said that the ACA was passed on party lines and that Congress needs to work together to stop the bleeding. Ayotte said that the President should “Convene a group of bipartisan leaders to address health care concerns in this country because this is not working. I'm hearing it from my constituents and let's do this right as opposed to way this was passed in the first instance.”

Filed under: Kelly Ayotte • Newsmakers • State of the Union
November 3rd, 2013
10:12 AM ET

McCaul: Shooting suspect planned to die

Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX) told Candy Crowley that LAX shooter Paul Anthony Ciancia was suffering from mental illness, as demonstrated by the suicide note that he left behind. The Chairman also said that the suspect’s family had alerted local New Jersey authorities about Ciancia earlier that morning, who then, passed this warning on to L.A. police but they “missed him by literally probably 45 minutes,” said McCaul.

Filed under: Mike McCaul • Newsmakers • State of the Union
November 3rd, 2013
10:11 AM ET

Rep.: 'Difficult' to stop airport attacks

Homeland Security Chairman Michael McCaul reveals new details about LAX shooting rampage

The gunman who shot TSA officer Herardo Hernandez dead Friday in a rampage that injured seven others left a suicide note, and mental illness was a chief reason behind the shooting, said the Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.


Filed under: Mike McCaul • Newsmakers • State of the Union