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October 28th, 2012
09:57 AM ET

Priebus: GOP missteps are small brushfires

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on how the GOP's missteps will impact the election.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • State of the Union
October 7th, 2012
11:24 AM ET

Priebus lowers VP debate expectations

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus weighed in on the expectations for this week's debate between VP Biden and Paul Ryan.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • State of the Union
This Sunday...
October 6th, 2012
02:11 PM ET

This Sunday...

Previewing the Vice Presidential debate with two men who know the candidates well; RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, a close ally and confidant of Paul Ryan and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, Vice President Joe Biden's long time friend.

Then, the road to the White House goes through Ohio; we'll talk to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and former Democratic Governor Ted Strickland about the battle for their state.

Plus, we'll break down Friday's economic report and its potential impact on the election with Moody's Analytics Chief Economist Mark Zandi, Former Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin, The New York Times' White House Correspondent Jackie Calmes and CNN's Chief White House Correspondent Jessica Yellin.

Watch Sunday at 9 a.m & NOON ET.

August 26th, 2012
10:10 AM ET

Storm alters GOP convention plans

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus weighs in on how Tropical Storm Isaac will affect the 2012 GOP convention.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • State of the Union
This Sunday...
August 24th, 2012
06:21 PM ET

This Sunday...

“State of the Union” is live from the RNC Convention in Tampa.  While there Candy talks to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on the implications of Todd Akin’s remarks on rape. Will Akin’s position damage Mitt Romney’s presidential chances, and will it help democrats keep control of the senate?

Plus, re-branding the Republican Party with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union, and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

Then,  Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley offers the Democratic rebuttal.

And finally, our political panel with CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and The Washington Post’s Karen Tumulty.  Plus, the latest on Tropical Storm Isaac.

Watch Sunday at 9a & 12p ET.

May 20th, 2012
11:26 AM ET

Priebus: Give Obama some credit

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus says Obama deserves credit for killing Osama Bin Laden, but doesn't when it comes to his record on job creation.

"President Obama's private business experience hasn't seen the inside of a lemonade stand. And so I think it's time to put someone in the White House who understands how job creation works in this country. And that's Governor Romney. ... Mitt Romney has created - has helped create more net jobs in the state of Massachusetts as governor than Barack Obama has helped net create in the entire country. ... If David Axelrod and this president want to make this campaign about jobs, which is what we want it to be about desperately... there's no chance that Barack Obama wins the presidency in November"

Filed under: Newsmakers • Reince Priebus
May 20th, 2012
11:03 AM ET

Priebus responds to proposed Rev. Wright ad campaign

RNC Chair Reince Priebus responds to the fallout from the proposed Rev. Wright ad campaign

"It's the Democrats and Barack Obama that want the story out there. He wants this story to play out in the media because for every day that David Axelrod and this president don't have to talk about their broken promises when it comes to jobs, the debt, and the deficit, and the more time they can spend talking about talking about hypotheticals that may or may not come true, is a day that they want to win on."

Filed under: 2012 • Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • State of the Union
April 15th, 2012
02:05 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet for April 15th

Candy’s Post-Show Analysis

State of the Union Highlights

It was a big morning of breaking news today on State of the Union. After deadly tornadoes swept through the Midwest overnight, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback gave Candy an update on the damage done in his state.

Meanwhile, in Afghanistan the Taliban launched a coordinated series of attacks in Kabul and across the country. First on CNN, ISAF Spokesman Jimmie Cummings praised the response of Afghan National Security Forces to the attacks.

Also first on CNN, Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker spoke to Candy while his embassy in Kabul was on lockdown. He said that the attacks showed that the US still needed a military presence in Afghanistan.

After a week in which the “War on Women” was at the forefront of political discourse, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Rep. Carolyn Maloney discussed the politics of gender.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus downplayed the potential impact of the so-called Buffett Rule and questioned President Obama’s priorities in promoting it.

Finally, legendary actor and comedian Bill Cosby gave Candy his take on President Obama’s job performance and on the Trayvon Martin case.


Filed under: Afghanistan • Dan Balz • Economy • Post-show rundown • Reince Priebus • State of the Union • Taxes • Trayvon Martin case • Women
April 15th, 2012
12:17 PM ET

Priebus on the "Buffett Rule" and 2012 politics

Reince Priebus RNC Chairman on Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, the Buffett rule, and the 2012 race.

On the Buffett Rule, Priebus said "This is Obama's strategy. Look over here at this shiny object here. Don't look at the big picture, an economy on the brink that I didn't do a thing about and made things worse. That's what this is about."

On the presumptive GOP nominee, Preibus said "Mitt Romney had a great month and he's clearly on a pathway to be the presumptive nominee and we're going to have a unified party when this is all said and done. ... I think people around this country know that this election is about the future of America, and we want to be able to tell people that you can work hard, you can play by the rules and you can still live the American dream, but we need to have a Republican in the White House."

Filed under: 2012 • Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • Republicans • State of the Union • Taxes
November 13th, 2011
01:30 PM ET

RNC Chair outlines the GOP's policies to fix the economy

Reince Priebus, chairman of the RNC shares his party's plan to help Americans through challenging economic times.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Reince Priebus • State of the Union
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