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December 22nd, 2013
12:12 PM ET

Sen. Manchin is still hopeful to pass gun control

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is still hopeful to pass gun control next year, but says people don't trust government to protect gun rights.


Filed under: Newsmakers • State of the Union
SOTU Scoop
December 20th, 2013
05:21 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, December 20, 2013.

1. Goodbye to a horrible year. Before heading off to Hawaii for Christmas vacation, President Obama held his final news conference of 2013.  The first question out of the gate was whether this has been the worst year of his presidency.  In a nutshell, the President said he may be down, but not out. "A lot of our initiatives in Congress have not moved forward as rapidly as I would like.  I completely understand that.  Which means that I'm going to keep at it," Obama said.

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Sunday on State of the Union
December 19th, 2013
06:57 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

He’s bucked his party as many times as he’s supported it. He’s a centrist Democrat in an ever-deepening red state. And he has an affinity for the middle ground. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin sits down with Candy for an exclusive interview about getting a budget deal out of Congress, the future of ObamaCare, the chances of passing gun legislation in the next term and what he thinks of his party’s leadership in the Senate.

Then, they’re the Young Turks in the House of Representatives – the Millennials who are tired of waiting their turn to take the reins of Congress. Meet the leaders of the Congressional Future Caucus – Hawaii Democrat Tulsi Gabbard and Illinois Republican Aaron Schock – and what they have in mind for getting things done on Capitol Hill.

And, for the last minute shopper with a political junkie on their Christmas list – the members of our political roundtable are also best-selling authors of this year’s hottest political books. The Washington Post’s Dan Balz, New York Times’ Mark Leibovich, Mark Halperin of Time Magazine and CNN “Crossfire” host Newt Gingrich will look at the political landscape in 2013 and what it means for the midterm elections in 2014 and beyond. We’ll also be giving away autographed copies during the show.

State of the Union airs Sunday at 9am and 12noon ET.


Filed under: State of the Union • This Sunday...
SOTU Scoop
December 19th, 2013
06:52 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, December 19, 2013.

1. Hillary Clinton: Check back with me next year. Hillary Clinton says she will decide in 2014 whether she'll make a White House run in 2016.  In an interview with ABC's Barbara Walters, the former Secretary of State called the decision to run for president a "difficult" one that she was not going to rush into.  "Obviously, I will look carefully at what I think I can do and make that decision sometime next year," Clinton said.

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SOTU Scoop
December 18th, 2013
05:32 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, December 13, 2013.

1. Reining in the NSA. An outside review panel appointed by President Obama is recommending changes in the way the National Security Agency conducts surveillance. Among the panel's 46 recommendation, is a call to end the mass storage of Americans' phone records by the government. The group instead wants to see that information turned over to and kept by private third-parties. The review panel also wants greater judicial review and more public transparency of NSA actions. Both President Obama and the NSA have been under fire since Edward Snowden leaked documents detailing the wide scope of the agency's snooping. The President is expected to announce a series of reforms in the way the NSA does business in January.

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Filed under: IRS • NSA • State of the Union • What we're watching
December 15th, 2013
12:16 PM ET

Is Obama's "lie of the year" award a GOP win?

The President's promise on Obamacare is called "the lie of the year." State of the Union's political panel discusses the political implications of Obamacare, jobs, and the economy.


Filed under: Obamacare • Republicans • State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
11:42 AM ET

The Speaker, the Tea Party, and the GOP

The Speaker of the House lashes out at Tea Party Republicans who opposed a budget deal. SOTU's political panel discusses.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • John Boehner • State of the Union • TEA Party
December 15th, 2013
10:56 AM ET

Colorado gov laments another school shooting

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper visited school shooting victim Claire Davis & says she remains in critical condition.


Filed under: State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
10:32 AM ET

Ex-CBO directors: Budget right on basics

Former Congressional Budget Office directors Peter Orszag & Douglas Holtz-Eakin on the hits & misses of the budget deal.


Filed under: State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
10:07 AM ET

McCain: We must not shut down the government again

Sen. John McCain says he will vote for the Senate budget deal brokered by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray.


Filed under: State of the Union
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