Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers weigh in on the future of Afghanistan as Afghan troops prepare to take the lead.
FORMER HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH; how fiercely will he fight to get his one-time rival Mitt Romney elected president? Also, will the Tea Party flex its muscles in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP Senate primary?
President Obama’s Strategic Partnership Agreement with Afghan President Karzai relies on Afghan Security Forces taking the lead; will they be ready? And what’s the United States fall-back plan? We’ll talk to the leaders of Congress’s Intelligence committees, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI); they’ve just returned from Afghanistan.
And then, the newly released jobs numbers paint a picture of a staggering economy. The unemployment rate fell, but the pace of hiring did too; and many workers dropped out of the labor force. What does it mean for the 2012 race and President Obama’s approval? National Journal’s Major Garrett and budget experts Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Alice Rivlin weigh in.
Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
Also: Check out the second part of our interview with Sen. Feinstein, in which she talks about her bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. It's available right here.
[Updated Saturday at 4:00 p.m. ET]
Our main focus will be on the last minute negotiations to raise the country’s debt ceiling. We'll ask Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner what the White House's next move is.
We’ll also ask Sen. Feinstein about her bill to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. New York on Sunday becomes the sixth U.S. state to start marrying same-sex couples.
Finally, we caught up with presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty in Iowa. What message does he have for President Obama, and why, with a well-funded campaign and several trips to key states, are his poll numbers still mired in the single digits?