Candy interviews Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley in the second installment of our series of interviews with possible presidential party picks in 2016. This will be his first television interview since last September, and comes at an opportune moment to get his gubernatorial take on the actions of potential rival in 2016, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. His stand on increasing the minimum wage, increasing “economic mobility,” and stricter gun control mirrors the national policy priorities of the Democratic Party.
The two elephants, or perhaps donkeys, in the room with O’Malley are Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. O’Malley was a strong supporter of Clinton’s ’08 campaign, but says now that he can’t predicate his own presidential ambitions on her decision whether to mount a second campaign for the White House. O’Malley’s “O'Say Can You See” PAC can’t match the dollars that Clinton’s are raising in her name, but as a young-ish politician – he turns 50 later this month – some compare him to a little known governor from Arkansas with minimal political clout or electoral votes who won it all in 1992. After several months of quietly pushing his progressive message in states like New Hampshire, Virginia, and Ohio, the Governor makes his 2014 debut on State of the Union.
And Is Chris Christie the heir apparent to the Straight Talk Express? Sen. John McCain knows a thing or two about political resurrection, and he’ll join us with perspective on the popular Republican Governor’s woes. McCain will also discuss Iraq at a tipping point, the congressional roadblock to the Obama administration’s interim nuclear deal with Iran, and his reservations about extending long-term unemployment benefits.
And our panel discusses 2016 implications from Bob Gates’ book and jobs (or lack thereof). RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer, DNC Communications Director Mo Elleithee, and Karen Tumulty, National Political Reporter for the Washington Post.
Watch Sunday at 9a and Noon ET.
Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley discuss the state of the 2012 campaign, taxes, and Todd Akin.
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
Gov, Bev Perdue, Gov, Martin O'Malley and Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa preview this week's Democratic convention.
“State of the Union” is live from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.
Candy has three high profile democrats to discuss how the party can keep the White House and drive the national dialogue in the wake of a successful Republican Convention:
We’re also joined by Obama Senior Campaign Adviser Robert Gibbs. He’ll push back against the Republican criticism that Obama’s policies have failed. We'll also get the Republican rebuttal from from Senior Romney Campaign Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom.
Then, CNN’s Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin and The Washington Post’s Dan Balz.
Sunday 9a & 12p ET
Gov. Martin O'Malley defends President Obama's campaign message as the GOP holds its convention in Tampa.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) Maryland, and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Virginia, on contraception and the Catholic vote.
Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) Maryland, and Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) Virginia, weigh in on the GOP nomination race and whether a nominee has been picked.
The battle for 2012 rages on to Nevada, then off to Colorado and the Midwest. All the GOP presidential candidates are vowing to stay in until the convention, so every state matters. We talk strategy with the heads of each party’s governors associations: Virginia Governor and Republican Governors Association Chair Bob McDonnell and Maryland Governor and Democratic Governors Association Chair Martin O’Malley.
Then, coalescing around a candidate; The Tea Party, the religious right…do they support one candidate in the race? We’ll ask Family Research Council President Tony Perkins and Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey.
Plus, big news in the economic world this week: New jobs number, a shocking CBO report, and President Obama’s new economic initiatives. We break down the numbers and the political spin that goes with them with our expert panel: Former CBO Directors Alice Rivlin, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein.
And finally, we end the show looking outside the U.S.: Is war between Israel and Iran a real possibility, and how does this impact the U.S.? We talk to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI).
It's all this Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.