March 6th, 2011
12:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy Crowley's post-show analysis

CANDY CROWLEY: So let’s start with Libya, since that’s what we started with in the show. Stephen Hadley, used to be National Security Advisor to George W. Bush, said, he thinks the administration did – the President was exactly right to say Gadhafi has to go. He thinks now you follow that up with back channel efforts to get those inside Libya still supporting Gadhafi not to. You know, speaking to elements of the army that still supports Gadhafi, speaking of those perhaps too scared. He also talked about covertly arming the rebels so that they could do their own No-Fly zone and not bring in the rest of the world at some risk, particularly to the U.S.
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February 20th, 2011
01:38 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy Crowley's post game analysis


CROWLEY: Okay, to begin at the beginning - for Chuck Schumer, who remember this is the Senate Democrats' messaging guy. So, he's in charge of putting out there what the Senate Democrats want to be saying about a particular subject. So, let me just tell you that the message today is that the Republicans want to shut down the government, it will be a huge hardship, and it will be a really terrible and tragic thing. Now, we did press him on any culpability here for Democrats if the government shuts down. But the fact is it's, politically speaking, setting aside that it would be a hardship, particularly for workers, that politically speaking, the Democrats think it's a loser for Republicans if the government shuts down and they have indeed talking about it a lot, the Democrats. So, the Senator did say in response to a question, yes, you know, we're willing to bargain with the House, but the rest of the conversation didn't tell me they were ready to do that. So, there's that.
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Candy Crowley's post-game analysis
February 13th, 2011
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy Crowley's post-game analysis

Washington (CNN) - Here's what I get from the totality of the show. There's going to be a big to and fro when Egypt actually holds its elections. We heard Lindsey Graham saying, 'Listen you can't hold them too quickly because it takes a little while to get democratic institutions into place.' When you think about it, it's not just the Egyptians who want to get rid of Hosni Mubarak but you know, they've now disbanded the parliament. But they have all these government bureaucracies, all of which are seen a corrupt and certainly are Mubarak creations. So they have to start a whole new justice system, they have to write a whole new constitution, they've got to have elections.
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February 6th, 2011
12:26 PM ET
3 years ago

Candy's post game analysis


Washington (CNN) - Okay, first, Madeleine Albright. I mean, whenever you can get a former Secretary of State on, as well as a current Secretary of State who we had last week, you just learn stuff, and I thought she was great. I think, look, there are a couple of things. First of all we're now beginning to hear complaints that the administration can't seem to get its message straight about what they want Hosni Mubarak to do, how they foresee the next several months in Egypt. And basically Albright said, 'Listen this is very delicate.' It changes from day to day. She thinks they've been dancing quite well, thank you very much. She also said, quite frankly what we all know, but diplomats don't generally say, which is the "Mubarak Era" is over, and done and talked about graceful exits, etc.
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January 30th, 2011
02:35 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy's post-game analysis

(CNN) - Basically here's what we've learned from Hillary Clinton. She's really, really good at staying on message, number one. Number two: she's a really, really good diplomat. My favorite question to her was, "Are we with President Mubarak in Egypt or are we with protesters?" She said, well there's a third answer: "We're with the people of Egypt." So there you go.
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January 23rd, 2011
01:41 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy's postgame analysis

(CNN) - I love the conversation with General Powell just because he knows so much about so many aspects of the world and of the country. He’s fluent in domestic policy, he’s fluent in foreign policy, and he advises the president. And I think you get a real good sense of where things stand from him. He’s a republican who voted for President Obama, so he was also a good one to talk about tone.
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January 16th, 2011
01:36 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy's post-game analysis

(CNN) - So what did I like about today’s show. I have to tell you, I liked everything about today’s show. I thought it was, we all thought this was, as early as Monday, two days after the shooting – we thought doing a show on the state of mental health facilities and the availability of treatment in the U.S. – would be a good show to do. And I loved it. I loved our two experts, our two psychiatrists. I loved that they both had schizophrenic siblings and brought not just brains but heart to the matter to try to explain to us what Tucson was and what it wasn’t. They think it’s a huge failure of the psychiatric community and of mental health policy in the U.S.
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Candy's post-game analysis
December 19th, 2010
01:44 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy's post-game analysis

(CNN) - Ok, here’s the Reader’s Digest version of what happened on the show. First, Senator Mitch McConnell, the top Republican on the Senate side said A) he’s not going to support the U.S. missile treaty with Russia otherwise known as START – that he’s worried about a variety of things and he doesn’t think there’s been enough time to actually digest what it is.
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December 5th, 2010
02:10 PM ET
4 years ago

Sound of Sunday

(CNN) - Is that the sound of movement we hear?  Across the talk shows Republicans and Democrats softened their positions on extending tax cuts, inching it seems towards compromise.

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) Minority Leader, on NBC’s “Meet the Press”
“I think it’s pretty clear now taxes are not going up on anybody in the middle of this recession.  We’re discussing  how long we should maintain current tax rates.
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December 5th, 2010
02:08 PM ET
4 years ago

Candy's post-game analysis

(CNN) - Well starting from the top I think Sen. Orrin Hatch a Republican, Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat, certainly sounded like both sides were getting together on some sort of compromise. We saw Hatch saying listen I think we can extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed without, as Republicans have been insisting, finding a way to pay for it finding the money and you heard Sen. Wyden say on the Democratic side they’ve been wanting to totally stop any kind of tax cut extension for the rich, saying that he could go for a temporary maybe open year extension of tax cuts for everybody. So anyway they’re getting closer. Sometimes the Christmas holiday helps to kind of focus their minds.
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