Rep. Steve Israel tells Candy Crowley what it will take to create jobs and get more Democrats elected to the House.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry tells Candy his thoughts about fostering strong business climates in his state and others.
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.
It’s Thursday, but our work week started yesterday. Here’s a couple things we’re talking about today. The news changes fast though, so think of this more as a guide to our show planning and less as an outline of what the broadcast will look like on Sunday.
Presidential press conferences: President this morning continued to pressure Congress to pass his jobs plan. The plan, it was announced last night, would be paid for by a 5.6 percent tax increase on personal income over $1 million (dubbed the “millionaire’s tax”) that Senate Democrats have tacked onto the legislation. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will schedule a vote for next week; House Republicans are expected to defeat the legislation.
Presidential politics: With Chris Christie out of the presidential race once and for all, frontrunner Mitt Romney is locking up big money donors left and right. But Rick Perry raised $17 million in his first 49 days in the race. And while Herman Cain isn’t likely to raise nearly as much as Perry or Romney, some recent polls show he’s competitive with both of them.
The booking calls are out. We’ll give you an update tomorrow and as more develops.