Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) & Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on what it's going to take to strike a deal on the fiscal cliff.
Senators Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin on the shifting campaign momentum in the 2012 election.
Sen. Dick Durbin: "The momentum has shifted in Obama's direction and that's a good thing from our point of view."
Sen. Lindsey Graham: "I think if history holds here and undecided voters break against the incumbent as they generally do, this is a very close race, and quite frankly, I like our position."
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.
Sens. Dick Durbin & Lindsey Graham discuss Mitt Romney's tax returns and the effect they'll have on the presidential race.
State of the Union Highlights
On today’s show, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois and Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire about foreign policy and GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s overseas trip. In the separate interviews, the senators also sparred over the impending 'fiscal cliff’ and when to deal with the issue in Congress. We also discussed the recent rash of negative campaign ads and their effectiveness with Ken Goldstein, Ron Brownstein and Michael Scherer. We were live in the noon hour with coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem, and got reaction from the Obama campaign’s foreign policy adviser, Tim Roemer.
Sen. Dick Durbin talks to Candy about President Obama's foreign policies amid Mitt Romney's overseas trip to Israel.
Sen. Dick Durbin assistant Majority Leader on how the economy will affect the 2012 presidential campaign.
Sunday on “State of the Union,” Mitt Romney tries to bolster his foreign policy credentials on an overseas strip that began with a series of missteps. We’ll discuss the candidates’ foreign policy plans with top Romney campaign surrogate Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Democratic Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL).
Plus, the air wars are underway. We’ll look at the barrage of negative ads and how they are shaping voters’ impressions of the campaign. We’ll talk to Ken Goldstein, President of Kantar Media/CMAG, Ron Brownstein, CNN’s Senior Political Analyst and Michael Scherer of Time Magazine.
And we’ll have live coverage of Mitt Romney’s speech in Jerusalem.
Tune in Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
A dead heat between President Obama and Governor Romney as they go back and forth over jobs and the economy. And President Obama puts Congress on the spot with a lengthy to-do list, so is he using the Senate floor to road-test his fall campaign strategy?
We’ll also look at the President’s evolution on gay marriage and how it will play in the battleground states. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is pushing for Civil Unions in his state. He’ll join us with the details.
Plus, Mitt Romney delivers the commencement address at Liberty University. Will he use the opportunity to build bridges to Christian conservatives? Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer will be here to judge Mitt Romney’s evangelical tightrope.
And the nation’s spy chief wants to know who leaked the existence of an undercover agent working for the U.S. in Yemen, and a POW’s parents reveal the U.S. has been negotiating with the Taliban. We’ll talk about that and more with the leaders of Congress's Homeland Security committees Independent Senator Joe Lieberman and Republican Congressman Peter King.
Check it out Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.
Senate Minority Leader Dick Durbin says he wants the Senate to put the Bowles-Simpson plan to a vote.