Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party."
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.
By Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
(CNN) - What does it say when a politician is willing to get up early to do four of the five national Sunday talk shows?
It means that Super Tuesday is near, and Newt Gingrich is running out of time and space to get his juice back.
The former speaker of the U.S. House hasn't won a state since South Carolina on January 21, pretty much ceding the headlines to Mitt Romney vs. Rick Santorum. He pins his hope for a return to marquee status on two things: a big win in Georgia and big increases in prices at the gas pump.FULL STORY
A lot is riding on the Super Tuesday results for the presidential candidates. Candy sits down with two of them this Sunday.
First, Newt Gingrich. He says his home state of Georgia is a must-win to ensure the credibility of his campaign. Will he pull it off, and if not, will his candidacy continue?
Then, Ron Paul joins us from one of the Super Tuesday states-Alaska. He’s the only GOP presidential candidate to visit the state known as “The Last Frontier.” Will it bring him his first win in the race to the White House?
The White House isn’t the only thing up for grabs in 2012, so is control of the House and Senate. Have recent retirements dashed the hopes of Republicans to take over control of the Senate? CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash and CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein join us for their analysis.
And State of the Union will be covering President Obama’s AIPAC speech in-depth. We get a preview in the 9am ET hour with former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk and former Under Secretary of State Nick Burns. We’ll bring you President Obama’s AIPAC speech in its entirety in the 11am hour. And we’ll get post-speech analysis in the 12pm ET hour with Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland).
There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.
The Race Rages On. Mitt Romney averted disaster by winning a Tuesday two-fer, picking up wins in Arizona and his home state of Michigan. But he just narrowly eked out a 16-14 delegate victory over Rick Santorum in Michigan, who raised $9 million in February and is making a strong push to Super Tuesday. Some say it’s a two man race, but Newt Gingrich is fighting on. He’ll join us to discuss the way forward.
Mitch McConnell’s tough week. When a moderate Republican senator from a moderate Democratic state announces she’s retiring, GOP leaders may start to worry. When the GOP is a mere four seats from capturing a majority, GOP leaders may inch toward the panic button. What are the GOP’s prospects for 2012 now that Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe has announced her retirement?
Candy was live from Columbia, South Carolina this week. On the morning after the South Carolina Republican primary, two presidential contenders joined us on today’s State of the Union. South Carolina victor Newt Gingrich defended his record as he looked ahead to the challenges he faces in Florida. Third-place finisher Rick Santorum explained why he thinks he is the only true conservative left in the race. Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint gave his take on the fight over Mitt Romney’s tax records. Finally, Rep. James Clyburn, also of South Carolina discussed the tough re-election battle ahead for President Obama.
Watch Candy’s take on today’s show: http://bit.ly/xamTrS
Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich weighs in on an ethics reports from his time in congress and discusses his electability.
Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich weighs in on his South Carolina victory, his opponents, and answers questions about an ethics investigation that took place while he was in congress.
This Sunday on “State of the Union with Candy Crowley” – Presidential hopefuls Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich talk with us on the morning after the South Carolina primary. We'll get their reaction to Saturday night's results and see what's ahead for them as the 2012 race moves forward.
Then, Sen. Jim DeMint, the South Carolina GOP “kingmaker” who chose not to make an endorsement before the primary. Why? We’ll ask him about the GOP field as well as the strength of the Tea Party.
House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) gives us a preview of what Democrats expect for Tuesday’s State of the Union address, as well as his relationship with the president.
All this Sunday at 9 a.m. & NOON ET.