January 12th, 2014
01:38 PM ET
11 months ago

Gates defends controversial book

(CNN) – Bob Gates defended his new book Sunday, after some pundits blasted the former defense secretary for criticizing a sitting president and an administration in which he recently served.

In an interview with CBS’s “Sunday Morning,” Gates said the partisan culture of Washington was quick to focus on the negative statements in the book, but less interested in the positive marks he gave President Barack Obama.
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January 12th, 2014
11:32 AM ET
11 months ago

Gov. Martin O'Malley on 2016, Christie

(CNN) - After Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley is one of the most talked-about potential candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.

The two-term governor reiterated Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that he's considering the opportunity, but his attention is mostly on his current job.
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Filed under: 2016 • Chris Christie • Martin O'Malley • Maryland • TV-State of the Union
January 12th, 2014
10:50 AM ET
11 months ago

McCain: Send Petraeus back to Iraq

(CNN) - President Barack Obama should send David Petraeus, a retired four-star general who ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, back to Iraq to help deal with the growing unrest in the country, Sen. John McCain said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

The Arizona Republican also weighed in on a new book by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, saying he would have waited a bit longer to release the book, which offers a blistering critique of the Obama administration.
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Filed under: Iraq • John McCain • Robert Gates • TV-State of the Union
December 29th, 2013
09:07 AM ET
12 months ago

CNN panel on 2014: Year ahead largely defined by year behind

Washington (CNN) - A CNN panel of political commentators see little chance for a grand bargain on the federal budget in 2014 but have some confidence for a deal on immigration reform.

"Maybe" was a common response on immigration reform's chances from a panel that aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," comprised of CNN “Crossfire” co-host S.E. Cupp, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, Republican strategist Ana Navarro and Center for American Progress president & CEO Neera Tanden.

The year ahead will be largely defined by the year behind, the panel agreed, focusing primarily on the reception of Obamacare and lessons learned from the partial government shutdown in October.
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • TV-State of the Union
December 22nd, 2013
01:45 PM ET
12 months ago

Millennial lawmakers: Congressional leadership afraid to lead

(CNN) – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, and Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Illinois, said Sunday that leaders in Washington are afraid to veer from their party bases to actually lead.

Schock also said that younger members of Congress are less "ideologically strident" and more eager to solve the United States' problems.
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Filed under: Aaron Schock • House • Tulsi Gabbard • TV-State of the Union
December 22nd, 2013
01:32 PM ET
12 months ago

Video: Obama's no good, very bad year

(CNN) – Dan Balz, Mark Leibovich, Mark Halperin, Newt Gingrich and Candy Crowley weigh in Sunday on Obama's past year and his approval ratings on CNN's "State of the Union."

December 22nd, 2013
12:17 PM ET
12 months ago

Democratic senator: Obama’s lack of congressional friendships hurts policy efforts

(CNN) – The President’s failure to build friendships with lawmakers has damaged his chances of finding bipartisan support for legislation, a senator from his own party said Sunday.

“It's just hard to say no to a friend," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
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Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare
December 22nd, 2013
10:59 AM ET
12 months ago

Manchin continues push for one-year delay to Obamacare

(CNN) - West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin called Sunday for a delay to the individual mandate portion of the Affordable Care Act, warning that the law could fall apart and fail to deliver the care promised.

"(Obamacare) falls of its own weight if basically the cost becomes more than we can absorb," Manchin said on CNN's "State of the Union.”
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Filed under: Joe Manchin • Obamacare • TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
12:43 PM ET
1 year ago

Panel: Is Obama's 'lie of the year' a GOP win?

The President's promise on Obamacare is called "the lie of the year." State of the Union's political panel discusses.

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Filed under: TV-State of the Union
December 15th, 2013
12:39 PM ET
1 year ago

Budget experts: Don't expect big economic growth after budget deal

(CNN) – Two budget experts weighed in Sunday on the bipartisan budget deal reached last week, saying the deal brings a sigh of relief but not the reforms needed to create a positive shift for the economy.

"This doesn't get in the way. But there's some things out there that could finish this off and make it much more powerful," Douglas Holtz-Eakin, who was director of the Congressional Budget Office during the George W. Bush administration, said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • TV-State of the Union
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