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Sunday on SOTU
October 10th, 2014
03:54 PM ET

Sunday on SOTU

Senator John McCain and Senator Bernie Sanders join us for a point/counterpoint as ISIS fighters seem on the verge of control of Anbar Province and local officials plead for US troops to help.

And, with friends like his who needs enemies?

Our political roundtable with S.E. CuppNewt GingrichNeera Tanden and Marc Lamont Hill looks at this season of discontent with the President.

Watch State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday at 9am and noon ET on CNN.

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On State of the Union
October 3rd, 2014
06:20 PM ET

On State of the Union

Ebola hits home with the first diagnosed case in the United States. Are we ready? A conversation with CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden and Dr. William Frohna, the Chair of the Emergency Medicine department at MedStar Washington Hospital Center about preventing an outbreak in the U.S.

Plus, did the U.S. miss the growing threat of ISIS? The President says the intelligence community is to blame, but a former Secretary of Defense points to the troop withdrawal in Iraq. We’ll talk to two members of the Armed Services Committee – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).

Then, hail to the chiefs. Four former White House chiefs of staff on how the Obama administration is dealing with crises – from Ebola and ISIS to the Secret Service – in its twilight years. Bill Daley, Andrew Card, Mack McLarty and Ken Duberstein join us.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley airs Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.

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Sunday on State of the Union
September 26th, 2014
05:51 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Air strikes increase and the coalition builds as the U.S. ramps up the fight against ISIS.  Candy gets White House reaction from Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken.

Senator Chris Murphy is a democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, voted against President Obama's plan to arm and train rebels in Syria, supports airstrikes, and is worried about another open-ended U.S. involvement in the Muslim world.  Senator Murphy joins former Joint Chiefs Chairman Richard Myers and former Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns on the long and short term consequences of U.S. involvement.

As the anti-war President tackles issues he promised to avoid, some are starting to compare his actions to George W. Bush’s, whose policies he opposed so strongly.  Our political roundtable dives into that, plus the legacy of Attorney General Eric Holder.  Ken Cuccinelli, Mercedes Schlapp, LZ Granderson, and Penny Lee are with us.

President Obama says the Ebola outbreak is not only a humanitarian crisis, but national security problem, too.  Dr. Adam Levine and virus hunter Joseph Fair are back from ground zero in West Africa with firsthand accounts.

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Sunday on State of the Union
September 12th, 2014
06:51 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on the President’s plan to destroy ISIS and how they plan to gain support from Middle East countries.

What does re-engagement in Iraq mean for the millions of war-weary military families?  We talk to retired Major General Paul Eaton and retired Lieutenant General James Dubik. Both men had a role in training Iraqi troops post-Saddam, and will tell us what it takes to solve the military, political, and diplomatic crisis engulfing the fragile country.

Then, the latest on the NFL scandal involving Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Senator Amy Klobuchar contacted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging a zero-tolerance policy for off-the-field violence. Mike Wise, sports columnist for the Washington Post says the NFL under Goodell ‘has lost its moral direction’. Both join us live.

Our political roundtable welcomes new CNN Commentator and former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, along with former Romney adviser Lanhee Chen, CNN Crossfire host S.E. Cupp, and CNN Commentator LZ Granderson.

And on the eve of his retirement after nearly 3 decades in the U.S. Senate, Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin dishes on Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and his least favorite presidents.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley airs Sunday at 9am and Noon ET on CNN.

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Sunday on State of the Union
September 5th, 2014
06:13 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

President Obama and U.S. allies vow to stand united against ISIS, but is it really an all-hands-on-deck fight against the militant group? An exclusive interview with Intelligence Committee Chairs Senator Dianne Feinsteinand Congressman Mike Rogers.

The President delays immigration executive action until after the election in November.  Rep. Tony Cárdenas reacts from the border.

Could ISIS attack an American city?  As the September 11th anniversary approaches, Candy talks about the challenges of big city security with Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, Mayor Marty Walsh of Boston, and Mayor Kevin Faulconer of San Diego.

Democratic war politics and 10 days left on the congressional calendar. CNN Crossfire Hosts Newt Gingrich and S.E. Cupp, plus CNN Commentators LZ Granderson and Maria Cardona make up this week’s roundtable.

Watch State of the Union Sunday at 9am and Noon ET on CNN.

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Sunday on State of the Union
August 29th, 2014
05:28 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Britain raises its terror threat level in response to ISIS’s growing influence in Iraq and Syria. Should the U.S. do the same?  Does President Obama have a strategy? Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger – #2 on the House Intelligence Committee – and Congressman Adam Kinzinger – Iraq war veteran and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee – join us live in studio.

Russia crosses the border into Ukraine, but Obama rules out U.S. military intervention to stop them. Senator Robert Menendez – Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee – joins us live from the Ukrainian capital of Kiev.

Texas Governor Rick Perry beefs up his legal team to fight a felony indictment. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay was also indicted by the Travis County Grand Jury – and he’ll join us live to discuss.

And is Mitt Romney prepared to run if Republican leaders push him? We'll get our roundtable's take, including the view of one of his advisers in 2012. Lanhee Chen, Penny Lee, Marc Lamont Hill, and Kristen Soltis Anderson join us.

Watch Sunday 9am and Noon ET on CNN.

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Sunday on State of the Union
August 15th, 2014
06:14 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

After a week of unrest and outrage in Ferguson, Missouri we talk to Governor Jay Nixon about what went wrong, and how he plans to ease tensions going forward.

The pressure is on local police to explain their tactics – both in the shooting of Michael Brown and in the response that followed. Rep. William Lacy Clay represents Ferguson, and pushed the White House and Justice Department to conduct a federal investigation. He’ll join former NYPD Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik to discuss law enforcement and the traditionally tense relationship with the African American community.

And does it feel like we’ve been here before? The answer is yes. Race relations are always simmering on the surface of our society, so we’ll turn to actor and activist Jesse Williams, CNN Contributor LZ Granderson, and journalist and Political Strategist Tara Wall for context.

Then, Texas Governor Rick Perry is facing indictment, a look at what it means for his 2016 ambitions.

Watch State of the Union with Candy Crowley Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.

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Sunday on State of the Union
August 8th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

U.S. airstrikes target ISIS Militants in Iraq. Senator John McCain joins Candy to explain why he feels President Obama should go further.

Analysis on past, present, and future operations in Iraq from General Jim Jones, President Obama’s first National Security Adviser, and Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq under President George W. Bush.

But while the world is on fire, we can’t ignore what’s shaping up to be an historic midterm election season. Ken Cuccinelli, Ted Strickland, Stephanie Cutter, and Kevin Madden make up this week’s roundtable.

And a tribute to former White House Press Secretary James Brady who died Monday at the age of 73 with Joe Lockhart, Ann Compton and Al Hunt.

Watch Sunday at 9am & 12pm ET on CNN.

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This Sunday
August 1st, 2014
06:32 PM ET

This Sunday

Exclusive – Texas Governor Rick Perry on why he’s urging support of Israel, and slamming Congress on the border crisis.

Plus – CIA Director John Brennan admits the agency spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.  Truth and consequences exclusives with Senate Intelligence Committee member Angus King and House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers.

And one step forward, but two steps back.  House Republicans struggle to get on the same page both legislatively and politically, and Barack Obama finally gets his recovering economy… too bad the world is on fire.  We host Newt Gingrich, Ana Navarro, Marc Lamont Hill, and Erikka Knuti in our political roundtable.

Plus- Veteran Reporters Carl Bernstein and Dan Rather look back on the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation.

Sunday 9am and Noon ET


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Sunday on State of the Union
July 25th, 2014
03:45 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh on what it will take to end the bloody conflict in Gaza.

Then, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin on securing the crash site of Flight 17 and his country’s fight against pro-Russian rebels.

Plus, an exclusive interview with Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on the world crises facing the White House.

And, exclusives with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Lindsey Graham on President Obama’s handling of escalating chaos from Gaza to Ukraine. Is it strong leadership, or a muddled message?

Watch State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sunday at 9 and Noon ET on CNN.

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