Another jam-packed show this week. Leading off, the now-former Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich talked to Candy about his victorious opponent, Mitt Romney and how he plans to help him in his general election campaign. He also discussed Tuesday's Indiana GOP Senate primary. Former Republican Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis and Ohio’s former governor, Democrat Ted Strickland joined Candy to discuss the politics of the crucial battleground states. Following their meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Candy talked to Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees about the challenges the United States still faces in Afghanistan. Finally, National Journal correspondent Major Garrett and economists Alice Rivlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin dissected the April unemployment numbers and their impact on the 2012 campaign.
Economists Douglas Hotlz-Eakin, Alice Rivlin and National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett weigh on how the economy will affect the 2012 race.
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.