On today’s “State of the Union,” with 44 days until Election Day, we got an assessment of the state of the race from two stalwarts of the Senate, Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Lindsey Graham. House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Mike Rogers, joined Candy to discuss the Obama administration’s response to the attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya. Finally, a panel of pollsters and reporters; Whit Ayres, Anna Greenberg, Susan Page and Ron Brownstein discussed how the presidential candidates can appeal to that most desirable of demographics: the undecided voter.
“State of the Union” is live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Candy has three high profile democrats to discuss how the party can keep the White House and drive the national dialogue in the wake of a successful Republican Convention:
We’re also joined by Obama Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs. He’ll push back against the Republican criticism that Obama’s policies have failed. We'll also get the Republican rebuttal from from Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
Then, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.
Sunday 9a & 12p ET
Candy breaks down the ins and outs of political conventions. Why are they important? Who gets to speak? Who exactly are the delegates?
In an announcement Monday by the Commission on Presidential Debates, CNN chief political correspondent and anchor Candy Crowley was named as moderator of the second of the 2012 general election presidential debates. Her selection as moderator makes her the first woman in two decades to be chosen for this prestigious role.
Crowley will moderate the only town hall-style presidential debate between President Barack Obama and the presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The debate will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the campus of Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY. The town hall debate will be the only format that allows undecided voters to ask questions of the candidates directly on foreign policy and domestic issues.
“As someone who is in awe and grateful every day to be in a country where freedom of the press, free speech and free elections are a way of life, I am wowed, amazed and excited by the opportunity to moderate a 2012 presidential debate," said Crowley. "Congratulations are in order as well to Martha, Jim and Bob. I am so proud to be in their company.”FULL STORY
Candy reports on the dormant state of the gun control debate, and why it's likely to remain so.
(CNN) – Former Virginia Govs. George Allen and Tim Kaine, both candidates for a U.S. Senate seat, will face off in a debate Saturday moderated by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley.
CNN's State of the Union will air excerpts of the debate Sunday morning at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
Bravo's Andy Cohen shares a very special message for Candy Crowley from his interview with Randi Kaye.
By Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
It was probably only a matter of time - about 365 days, in fact - before the death of Osama bin Laden got into the political groundwater of 2012.
In a campaign ad for President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton praises Obama for approving the risky raid into Pakistan and suggests Mitt Romney wouldn't have.
"He took the harder and more honorable path, and the one that produced, in my opinion, the best result," Clinton says.
Which path, the silent screen asks, would Romney have taken? It quotes his criticism of candidate Obama's promise to strike inside Pakistan if needed to go after terrorists. It quotes Romney in 2007 questioning whether the pursuit of bin Laden was worth moving heaven and earth.
Where to begin in what can best be described as situational politics?