As the White House held talks this week with congressional leaders on raising the debt ceiling, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded spending cuts and changes to Medicare and Medicaid as part of the deal. We’ll ask him in an exclusive interview about his party's demands and more.
However, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s Medicare overhaul plan isn't a must-have in the negotiations. We’ll ask Congressman Ryan about that in another exclusive interview.
Then, we turn to a week that finally saw some big names jump into the GOP 2012 presidential race. We’ll get a sneak peek into the mind of the campaigns with former Clinton senior adviser and spokesman Joe Lockhart and former Bush policy and strategy adviser Michael Gerson.
And finally, retaliation attacks in Pakistan, deadly protests in Syria, and Gadhafi finally emerges in Libya. We seek answers to all the foreign policy questions with two former directors of national intelligence: Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.) and Amb. John Negroponte.
Be sure to watch the show this Sunday at 9am/12pm ET.
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Where are the interviews with all the Democrats to discuss theirs plans??? Oh yeah, they don't have any plans. They just want to continue down the road to bankruptcy. I guess THAT is their plan.
Will we, YET AGAIN, see all republicans pushing how great they are? How they've done everything good for two centuries and how the democrats are all about evil? It's what I've come to expect of that creepy Crawley woman.
" Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell demanded spending cuts and changes to Medicare and Medicaid as part of the deal. "
Same old GOP nonsense. Mitch, where were you and the good old boys when the budget surplus was eaten up by the Bush Administration's idiotic policies. Why don't you propose cuts in coporate welfare, the defense budget and an overhaul in the tax code so that big corporations pay their fair share of taxes (especially now that they have been granted citizenship and personhood by the Bush Supreme Court, with the right to buy political candidates). Get ready for a major jolt to the GOP in 2012, Mitch.
So let me get this straight. The lineup is two current Republican office holders, a former Republican ambassador and cabinet member, a former Republican speechwriter, a guy who worked for John Kerry and a guy who was fired by President Obama. I am seriously getting sick of this crap CNN. Don't you get it? Republicans are never going to stop with their fantasy that you are the "liberal media". Suck it up and give both parties equal time.
This could be good. McConnell talks out of both sides of his mouth, one side says compromise is necessary while the
other side of his mouth says our way or no deal. He hates to be challenged on his answers, too. Hang tough,
Trustees for the two funds said the Medicare trust fund is projected to exhaust its funds in 2024, not 2029 as estimated last year, and that the Social Security retirement program will run out of money in 2036, not 2037 as previously thought.
Just in off the news wire.... And the Democrats continue to lie to the American people and do nothing. The Democrat Party, no clue, no plan and soon no office.
I'm sure Obama's State Of The Union speech will be Obama's typical self-serving, self-promotion, patting himself on the back, and taking credit for everything imaginable ... mixed in with his never ending campaigning for an undeserved reelection bid.
Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan it will be interesting (lies after lies)