The Obama administration and its European allies are praising an interim nuclear deal reached with Iran, but tougher sanctions being proposed in Congress could complicate matters. We talk with House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul and House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff about whether the deal represents progress or a threat to the United States and the Middle East region.
The economy added 203,000 jobs in November, pushing the unemployment rate down to 7%, its lowest level in five years. We’ll get the story behind the numbers with economist Mark Zandi, Annie Lowrey of the New York Times and the American Enterprise Institute’s Kevin Hassett.
President Obama goes on offense over the health care law, Bill Clinton defends some public advice he gave to the President and the Republicans try a reset with women. Our panel DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee, Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell and USA Today’s Susan Page weighs in.
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Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, December 6, 2013.
1. Nelson Mandela mourned and celebrated. One day after his death, tributes to the anti-apartheid leader and South Africa's first black president continue to pour in. A 10-day mourning period has officially begun in South Africa. White House Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will travel to the country next week "to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate in memorial events." Mandela's state funeral is scheduled for December 15th.