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December 15th, 2013
10:06 AM ET

McCain slams Obama for Castro handshake

Sen. John McCain slams President Obama for shaking Raul Castro's hand at Nelson Mandela's memorial.


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December 15th, 2013
09:45 AM ET

McCain: Actions of North Korean leader are "very dangerous"

Sen. John. McCain says the actions of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are very dangerous.


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December 15th, 2013
09:26 AM ET

McCain says he's disturbed the CIA apparently misled Congress about Levinson

Sen. John McCain says the CIA misled Congress about Bob Levinson who is believed to have been caputered in Iran.


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December 15th, 2013
09:25 AM ET

McCain backs Ukrainian protesters

Sen. John McCain talks to Candy about his support for the anti-government protesters in the Ukraine.


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This Sunday...
December 13th, 2013
05:35 PM ET

This Sunday...

Upheaval around the world. In North Korea, Kim Jong Un orders his uncle executed as a traitor. In Iran, claims that an American captive, Bob Levinson, was really working for the CIA. And in the Ukraine, protestors brave freezing temperatures and take to the streets against their President. We’ll look at all the global hot spots with Arizona Senator John McCain.

The old adage holds that a successful compromise is an agreement that no party is happy with. Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray crafted a deal that made it through the House, but will the Senate follow suit? We’ll talk to two former directors of the Congressional Budget Office – Peter Orszag and Doug Holtz-Eakin – and  Time Magazine Assistant Managing Editor Rana Foroohar about the good and bad in the deal.

And, Speaker John Boehner’s “Are you kidding me?” moment, Vice President Biden’s latest guarantee, and PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year, with our panel Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank, Cook Political Report National Editor Amy Walter and National Review Senior Editor Ramesh Ponnuru.

Watch “State of the Union” Sunday at 9amET and NoonET.


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SOTU Scoop
December 13th, 2013
05:12 PM ET
SOTU Scoop
December 12th, 2013
05:45 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 12, 2013

1. The budget deal.  The bipartisan agreement covering spending over the next two fiscal years looks like it will get approval by the House.  The deal appeared to have enough Republican and Democratic support for passage in advance of a vote Thursday night. The measure still has to clear the Senate.  Republican Senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have already announced their opposition.  And some Senate Democrats have expressed concerns about the legislation as well. FULL POST

Millennial women are closing pay gap, but they’re still pessimistic about workplace equality
December 11th, 2013
04:07 PM ET

Millennial women are closing pay gap, but they’re still pessimistic about workplace equality

By Rachel Rosen [twitter-follow screen_name='RayRo77']

A study out Wednesday from the Pew Research Center says younger women-ages 25-34– are earning 93 cents for every dollar a man earns. Still, 75% of Millennial women say more changes are needed to give men and women equality in the workplace.

The debate over equal pay was a hot topic on the 2012 presidential campaign trail.  At the town hall debate at Hofstra University moderated by Candy Crowley, a questioner asked Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, “In what ways do you intend to rectify the inequalities in the workplace, specifically regarding females making only 72 percent of what their male counterparts earn?” Mitt Romney’s response that as the Governor of Massachusetts he requested “binders full of women” to fill positions in his cabinet went viral.

Next week we'll ask two members of the Future Caucus, Reps. Aaron Schock and Tulsi Gabbard, about the significance of this survey.

The Pew report is based on a Pew Research Center survey of 2,002 adults, including 810 Millennials (adults ages 18 to 32) from  Oct. 7-27, 2013.

SOTU Scoop
December 11th, 2013
03:43 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 11, 2013

1. The end of governing by crisis? The budget agreement brokered by Sen. Patty Murray (D) Washington and Rep. Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin, sets spending at a trillion dollars for the next two fiscal years and would avoid another government shutdown.  The deal also eliminates $63 billion in forced spending cuts that were set to kick in early next year and aims to reduce the deficit by $23 billion.  But the agreement still has to get through Congress.  While many Democrats are concerned the deal doesn't include an extension of unemployment benefits and some Republicans don't think the spending cuts go far enough, overall opposition from lawmakers has been muted. Perhaps the first sign in a long time that compromise is actually possible in Congress. FULL POST

December 9th, 2013
01:52 PM ET

Does the GOP need help with women?

DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee, Former Ohio Secy. of State Ken Blackwell and USA Today's Susan Page on the GOP tutoring its male candidates on issues that are sensitive to women.


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