Today, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid gave his reaction to this morning’s shooting incident in Afghanistan in which an American soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians. He also discussed his meeting with members of President Obama’s re-election team and expressed confidence that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate in November.
Amid calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican race, Candy also talked to two veterans of the presidential campaign trail, former candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes. They explained what was involved in their decisions to end their campaigns and also gave their opinions on the state of the 2012 race.
Finally, Candy was joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, the Washington Post’s Dan Balz and former OMB Director Alice Rivlin to dissect this week’s unemployment numbers and how the state of the economy is impacting the 2012 presidential race.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina and Sen. John McCain (R) Arizona assess the ongoing unrest in the middle east.
U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker weighs in on the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan and talks about how the U.S. will be impacted.
Gen. Michael Hayden and Fmr. Rep. Jane Harman talk about al Qaeda's relevance amid muslin cleric al-Awlaki's death in Yemen.
Sen. John McCain on tour of Afghanistan discusses the risks of drawdown there and weighs in on Libya and debt ceiling.
First we’ll talk to Sen. John McCain from his trip around the Middle East.
Then a special of State of the Union on "Making it in America." We examine the struggle to achieve the American Dream in today's economic and social environment with some of today's leading voices. First, how to create jobs with AOL co-founder and Chair of the White House Startup America Partnership, Steve Case. Then, have we become a nation of renters? We'll ask Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. Harlem Children's Zone CEO Geoffrey Canada gives us his take on the American education system, and we talk about the challenge parents face today in saving for both retirement and their children's future with personal finance expert Suze Orman. And, we look at the American Dream achieved with entrepreneur Russell Simmons.
Finally, we check in with some lawmakers to ask them: "What does the American dream mean to you?"
President Obama laid out his plans for a troop draw-down in Afghanistan this week. We’ll talk to a dissenting voice in Congress, Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.
Then, with budget talks in Washington officially stalled, how will Congress address the deficit, and an impending deadline for raising the debt ceiling? We’ll speak first with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; then to conservative Sen. Jim DeMint.
Finally, we’ll talk presidential politics with Bill Burton, former deputy press secretary for President Obama, and Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush.