Our State of the Union web exclusive – a look the U.S.-Russia relationship and the sometimes contentious Obama v. Putin.
Govs. Mike Pence (R-IN), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Rick Perry (R-TX), and Jay Nixon (D-MO) weigh in on their possible 2016 future.
Governors Dan Malloy (D-CT), Jay Nixon (D-MO), Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rick Perry (R-TX) on gun control and gun rights. Malloy talks about the need for gun control after Newton and Perry discusses the second amendment in Texas.
Governors Dan Malloy (D-CT), Jay Nixon (D-MO), Mike Pence (R-IN) and Rick Perry (R-TX) talk to Candy about the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana.
Governor Dan Malloy (D-Connecticut) talks to Candy Crowley about his Irish roots, overcoming adversity and the best Connecticut pizza.
By Paige Hymson
Evident from historic terror attacks, protests, and more, the Olympic Games have been used as a tool for political discourse for many years. An international event intended as an athletic competition, often turns into a political competition by the participating nations. Boycotting the games has been a common pattern of opposition toward the host country in the past. Women’s rights and racial matters are among some of the many issues that have engaged the political agenda in a number of past Olympic events.
Not much is expected to happen in Washington this year with the White House and Congress are focused on midterms. So the action is in the states. Govs. Mike Pence (R-IN), Dan Malloy (D-CT), Rick Perry (R-TX), and Jay Nixon (D-MO) join Candy to talk about what’s going on with Obamacare, the minimum wage, same-sex marriage and the death penalty.
President Obama tables the idea of Social Security cuts as House Speaker Boehner throws cold water on immigration reform. We’ll look at how the President and congressional Republicans are playing to their bases, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s reemergence and Ted Nugent’s explosive remarks on the Republican campaign trail with our panel Robert Costa of the Washington Post, Democratic Strategist Penny Lee, and the National Review’s Ramesh Ponnuru.
Plus, actor Joe Morton of ABC’s “Scandal” talks with Candy about whether the hit show reflects the realities of Washington, Hollywood’s depiction of the African American experience, and what he thinks about President Obama.
Watch Sunday at 9 am and Noon ET.
By Tracey Webb
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 21, 2014.
1. The governors. The nation's governors are in D.C for a three-day winter meeting that begins Saturday. With both the White House and Congress looking to the midterms, not much is expected out of Washington this year. That means any action on the country's pressing domestic issues is more likely to happen in the states. So what's going on out there on minimum wage, health care, same-sex marriage and the death penalty? And what do governors want from Washington? We'll talk with Gov. Mike Pence, R-Indiana, Gov. Dan Malloy, D-Connecticut, Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, and Gov. Jay Nixon, D-Missouri, on State of the Union Sunday.
Joe Morton of ABC's "Scandal" talks to Candy Crowley about whether the show reflects the realities of Washington, D.C.
Watch the interview Sunday on State of the Union.
By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']
Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 20, 2014.
1. Ukraine's truce collapses. At least 100 people are reported dead and 500 more injured from violent clashes after Ukraine's hours-long truce with anti-government demonstrators crumbled. Demonstrators claim they're being targeted by snipers, while the government is accusing protesters of taking some police officers hostage. European Union officials are in Kiev for talks with both sides and Russia is sending a mediator for negotiations even as it blames the unrest on demonstrators. A senior Obama administration official says U.S. sanctions against Ukraine are being "fast-tracked" and President Obama has warned the Ukrainian government of "consequences" if the bloodshed continues. Could the Ukraine crisis be turning into a proxy war between the U.S. and Russia?