Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is 'all in' in Iowa. He'd been to every corner of the state. He's working hard to rise to the top, and after a key endorsement he says he's gaining traction. But does he have enough time to spoil the party?
Then, extending the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits; they are set to expire at the end of the year. Will either side blink? And who will get the blame when voters go to the ballots in the fall? We ask former Obama White House Communications Director Anita Dunn and Republican Tom Davis a former member of congress.
Finally, after announcing massive cuts to its service – What’s the future of the USPS? Postmaster general and CEO, Patrick Donahoe joins us for an exclusive interview.
It’s all this Sunday on State of the Union with Candy Crowley at 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. ET
Candy talks with Maryland Governor and Democratic Governors Association Chair Martin O’Malley about the state election strategy for President Obama as well as the economy.
Then, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas) on how she views the Herman Cain allegations, her former gubernatorial primary rival Rick Perry and the Super Committee’s chances for reaching a $1.2 trillion goal in cuts.
Also, how are lobbyists influencing the Super Committee? We'll talk to representatives for AARP, the Air Transport Association, and the American Petroleum Institute on their message to Super Committee members.
And we end the show with a preview of how religion will affect both the primary and the 2012 general election with former presidential candidate and American Values President Gary Bauer and Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners.
It's all happening this Sunday on State of the Union, 9 a.m. / 12 p.m. ET.
An exclusive interview with Senior Obama Campaign Strategist David Axelrod amid news the U.S. economy is picking up and concerns Europe’s crisis could spread to the U.S., what does this mean for President Obama’s reelection campaign?
Then, as the 2012 GOP field boils down, presidential candidate Ron Paul on his 2012 bid, where he sees his campaign heading and the effect of the tea party on the 2012 outcome.
And finally, a special segment on the economics of Halloween, with over 161 million Americans planning to celebrate this Monday, how does it affect the economy? Ellen Davis from the National Retail Federation joins us.
It’s all happening this Sunday at 9 a.m. / 12 p.m ET
As President Obama announces the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of the year, we’ll talk about that with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaking from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
Then, in an exclusive interview with Vice President Joe Biden we’ll take a behind the scenes look into the Obama 2012 reelection campaign, as he files papers to be on the New Hampshire ballot. Plus, we’ll get his take on the President’s jobs bill and a very interesting thought as he shares the thought that he may run for president in 2016.
And finally Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Obama’s jobs bill and the Republican alternative to the plan.
It’s all happening this Sunday on State of the Union at 9 am / 12 p.m ET
On this special edition of State of the Union, Candy Crowley sits down with former House Speaker and Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich to discuss the 2012 GOP race, as we are just days away from CNN’s Western Republican Presidential Debate in Las Vegas.
Then, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), ranking member of the Armed Services Committee shares his thoughts on the U.S.’s response to Iran, the President’s jobs bill and the overall state of the economy.
Plus, DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) shares her party’s perspectives on the 2012 campaign.
Also, as part of our special coverage of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) talks about his role in the civil rights movement as we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. We will have live coverage of the dedication centered on President Obama’s address.
Our special coverage begins at 9 a.m EST on CNN with the dedication beginning at 11 a.m. EST.
As the 2012 GOP race heats up, Candy Crowley sits down with two of the presidential candidates. First, she’s talking to former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and author Herman Cain about his recent surge in the polls.
Then, to discuss the future of her campaign, Candy talks to Minnesota Congresswoman, Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Plus, with unemployment numbers stalled, are we heading toward a double dip recession? We’ll have a discussion with Mark Zandi, Chief Economist of Moody's Analytics, Peter Baker, White House Correspondent for the New York Times, and Ron Brownstein, CNN Senior Political Analyst, to discuss the politics of a recovering economy.
Is President Obama’s jobs plan a good-faith effort to spark the economy or the opening salvo to his reelection? We’ll ask White House senior adviser, David Plouffe
The search for bipartisanship continues as the House and the Senate gridlock over federal funding; with the clock running out Friday night; will a centrist position emerge? We’ll ask Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee.
Then the Republicans’ 2012 field debates and two candidates stand out for different reasons. Does the party need to broaden its appeal? We’ll ask Indiana’s Republican Governor Mitch Daniels, who flirted with the idea of challenging President Obama.
And a new poll shows a majority of Americans blame President Obama for the country’s teetering economy. Is this a watershed moment in Obama’s presidency? USA Today’s Washington bureau chief Susan Page and TIME Magazine’s deputy bureau chief, Michael Crowley will join us.
Will Republicans embrace any part of President Obama’s jobs plan? We’ll ask Tea Party favorite, Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Plus, we’ll get a sneak preview of his presidential Labor Day forum with appearances by Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Herman Cain.
And Jim Hoffa, president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, will join us. He said last week that President Obama needs to “fight harder” for American workers.
Then we turn to the tenth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks. We live in different times, but are we safer? We’ll speak with Sen. Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, and Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. They’re also in a position to weigh in on the ouster of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and the increasing pressure on Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad to leave power.
And finally, we’ll talk politics ahead of a big week for both the president and the Republicans seeking to replace him. Joining us: Time Magazine’s assistant managing editor Michael Duffy and New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker.
At the end of a three-day Midwest bus tour touting his focus on the economy, jobs and the middle class, the White House announces the President’s plan to unveil a new jobs proposal in a September speech. Does the bus tour offer a glimpse of Obama’s re-election strategy? Will the new jobs plan be enough to encourage a wary and frustrated American public? We’ll ask David Axelrod, Senior Strategist of the Obama re-election campaign.
Turning to state politics, we’ll hear from two governors of states trying to adjust to the economic downturn. What effect does the bickering in Washington have on their states and what does it mean for the 2012 campaign? Candy talks to Governors Bob McDonnell of Virginia and Martin O'Malley of Maryland, chairs of their party’s governors associations.
Then the Congressional Black Caucus embarks on a jobs tour with job fairs and town halls in cities across the country after leveling criticism at the President for failing to do enough to create jobs for the African-American community. Plus Florida Republican Rep. Allen West stirs up controversy over his “plantation” comments about African-American voters and the Democratic Party. We’ll hear from Congressional Black Caucus member Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland.
Finally, a rocky week for the stock market as the Dow plummets in response to concerns in the global economy. Will the American economy be able to recover with continuing instability overseas? Insights from U.S. economic editor of The Economist Greg Ip and Editor of Thomson Reuters Digital Chrystia Freeland.
Candy is at the Iowa State Fair and previews Sunday's special edition live from Iowa: w/Rep. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain and Rep. Steve King.