August 10th, 2014
12:28 PM ET

Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad and Gen. James Jones on CNN's State of the Union // Jones: "...they (Iraqis) need to come up with a new prime minister very quickly, and hopefully it should not be al-Maliki..."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, General James L. Jones, former National Security Advisor (President Barack Obama Administration), and Zalmay Khalilzad, former US Ambassador to Iraq (2005-07) and Afghanistan (2003-05) (President George W. Bush Administration), spoke to Crowley about the effect of US airstrikes on ISIS, the reconstruction of Iraq, and the Kurdish question.

Both agree that without assistance from the US and the international community, the Iraqi citizens will perish and ISIS will continue to terrorize the region.  Khalilzad and Jones support providing the Kurdish army with weapons to combat ISIS. Yet, both share skepticism about whether the Iraqi government can reconcile the nation’s conflicting ethnic and religious divisions. FULL POST

August 10th, 2014
12:21 PM ET

Senator John McCain on State of the Union with Candy Crowley: "I would be launching airstrikes not only in Iraq, but in Syria against ISIS."

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, spoke to Crowley about US airstrikes in Iraq, ISIS’ threat to national security, and Obama’s leadership and strategy in the Middle East.

“While the president has continued to say this is an Iraqi problem, this is an Iraqi problem, but it's a United States problem and it is a threat to our national security.” Senator John McCain FULL POST

August 3rd, 2014
01:11 PM ET

Forty years after Watergate: Carl Bernstein & Dan Rather with CNN's Candy Crowley

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Carl Bernstein and Dan Rather spoke to Crowley about the 40th anniversary of President Nixon’s resignation, the limits of executive power, and the relationship between the media and the presidency.

A full transcript of this interview is available after the jump.

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August 3rd, 2014
11:40 AM ET

Gov. Perry to CNN's Candy Crowley: the Obama Administration has "not been strong in their support of Israel"

Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) spoke to Crowley about the Obama Administration’s stance on Israel, the immigration crisis, and the State of Texas’ efforts to secure the border.

TEXT HIGHLIGHTS

Perry on the Obama Administration & Israel: “I don't understand why this administration would criticize Israel for trying to protect their citizens and their country from a group who have clearly stated that they will not be satisfied until Israel is wiped off the face of the Earth.  We need to be standing up with Israel, sending a strong message to those in the Middle East that would attack this democracy, that we are their ally, and they can count on us. “

Perry on the immigration crisis: “Since September of '08, we have seen 203,000 individuals who have illegally come into the United States, into Texas, booked into Texas county jails.  And, Candy, these individuals are responsible for over 3,000 homicides and almost 8,000 sexual assaults.”

Perry on his efforts to secure the Texas border: “But the fact, from my perspective as the governor of Texas, it's the reason that we are deploying 1,000 National Guard troops, so that the people of the state of Texas will feel that at least the leadership in the state of Texas is doing something to try to make their communities safer, and that is my goal.”

A full transcript of this interview is available after the jump.
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CNN Films Acquires 41ON41 for Broadcast as 41st President Celebrates 90th Birthday
June 2nd, 2014
10:42 AM ET

CNN Films Acquires 41ON41 for Broadcast as 41st President Celebrates 90th Birthday

Compelling film uniquely profiles President George H. W. Bush with 41 voices of those closest to him

for premiere Sunday, June 15 at 9:00pmET

CNN Films announced today that it will premiere 41ON41, a unique, multidimensional profile of President George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, from 41 extraordinary storytellers who know the president best. The revealing, two-hour film weaves first-person accounts that explore the historic policy decisions and personal life experiences that shaped President Bush’s life and distinguished his presidency. The two-hour film will debut Sunday, June 15 at 9:00pm and encore at 11:00pm Eastern.

Three days prior to the Father’s Day evening broadcast, on June 12, 2014, President Bush will celebrate his 90th birthday in Kennebunkport, Maine, with family, friends, and former colleagues from his White House years.

41ON41 is executive produced by President Bush’s former White House speechwriter, Mary Kate Cary, and Rick Kaplan, formerly of CNN and ABC News. The award-winning film team also includes Nancy Stern Winters and Lisa Lax at Lookalike Productions who produced and directed the film. FULL POST

May 18th, 2014
12:28 PM ET

Sen. Feinstein (D-CA): 'Our report was bipartisan. And [questions] were certainly answered to the satisfaction of the Intelligence Committee.

On the Sunday, May 18, 2014 edition of CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), discussed her thoughts on the new Select Committee set up by the U.S. House of Representatives to investigate the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya in 2012, steps being taken to reform the NSA's surveillance programs, and her committee's relationship with the CIA.

In response to Crowley's question about her response to the formation of a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi, Feinstein said she felt that the questions regarding what happened have been answered, specifically, Feinstein said: "...our report was bipartisan. And [questions] were certainly answered to the satisfaction of the Intelligence Committee".

The full transcript of this interview is available after the jump: FULL POST

Ed O'Keefe Joins CNN as VP of CNN Money and Politics
March 14th, 2014
07:16 PM ET

CNN Political Programming: Sunday, March 16

Following is the programming information for CNN's political shows Inside Politics, State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and Reliable Sources for Sunday, March 16, beginning at 8:30amET: FULL POST

March 9th, 2014
05:18 PM ET

"Putin is not acting out of a position of strength. He's acting out of a position of weakness," Deputy NSA Tony Blinken to Candy Crowley on State of the Union

Deputy National Securty Advisor Tony Blinken joined CNN anchor Candy Crowley on today's STATE OF THE UNION to discuss some alarming recent security developments related to the missing Malaysian airliner in the China Sea and the Russian incursion in Ukraine.

Blinken described the U.S. personnel contributing to the investigation into what happened to the Malaysian aircraft.  In response to reports that two passengers on the aircraft may have used stolen passport identification to board the aircraft, Blinken asserted that it was too early to know if terrorism was the reason for what appears to be a downed airplane. FULL POST

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