Exclusive: Senator John McCain. He debated both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, and gives us a unique perspective as Camp Romney tries to manage expectations. We’ll also ask him about the Obama campaign contemplating a play for his home state of Arizona, and we’ll get his take on the investigation into the Libya attack and Syria’s Chemical Weapons.
Exclusive: Obama Campaign Senior Adviser David Axelrod drops in to answer questions about debate preparations, swing state strategy, and Obama’s promises
Exclusive: Governor Martin O’Malley & Senator Roy Blunt on what voters want to hear from the candidates during the home stretch. We also expect to talk about the looming fiscal cliff, what Senator Blunt is doing to avoid it, and how it will affect jobs and the economic recovery.
And we’ll round it out with Republican Consultant Alex Castellanos, Pollster and Democratic Strategist Celinda Lake, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. We’ll talk about Campaign Ad strategy and how it’s changed in the face of so much early voting. And Dana will give us a preview of her forthcoming documentary on Paul Ryan.
Sunday 9am and 12p ET
Congress begins a 5-week vacation, leaving a long list of unresolved issues. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham says Republicans need to revisit their anti-tax pledges and embrace bipartisanship in an effort to solve the country’s debt crisis. He’ll join us live for an exclusive interview.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid doubled down on his accusation that Mitt Romney failed to pay taxes for ten years. Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs is here to tell us what’s behind this elusive claim.
There’s mixed news on the economy as employers added 163,000 jobs in July, but unemployment rose to 8.3%. A Gallup poll this week indicated that only 35% of American business owners approve of President Obama. Many say federal regulations are stifling economic growth. BET Founder Bob Johnson and former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina are here to discuss.
Watch Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
Former CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics, and CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash, on last month's so-so jobs report.
CNN"s Dana Bash and The New York Times Michael Shear on the politics of the week.
CNN's Dana Bash and The New York Time's Jeff Zeleny discuss politics and the 2012 campaign.
CNN's Dana Bash and the New York Times' Jeff Zeleny discuss the politics of the week with Candy Crowley including Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a freshman Democrat, who says he's not all that sure that he's going to vote for President Obama this year and Sen. Orrin Hatch being forced into a runoff by the right side of his party.
David Axelrod is the president’s top campaign strategist, and he is our guest this Sunday on State of the Union. I’ll ask him if the Secret Service scandal will distract from the President’s re-election message, and what the latest economic warning signs mean for the President’s chances in November.
We also have an exclusive interview with Florida’s Republican Senator Marco Rubio. We’ll talk about his party’s outreach to the Hispanic community and speculation that he might be Mitt Romney’s pick for Vice President.
Rep. Elijah Cummings will be here to give us the latest developments in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. He’s the ranking democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform committee, and although they’re letting the Secret Service take the lead on the investigation, they DO want answers.
It promises to be a great show. Tune in Sunday at 9AM & NOON ET.
Jeff Zeleny from the New York Times and Dana Bash CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent, assess the 2012 race and weigh in on possible V.P. candidates.