Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Candy Crowley about Syria and Afghanistan, and if the U.S. homeland is now safer than it was before 9/11.
Transcript and video available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN’s Candy Crowley about Iran's nuclear program, and U.S.-Iran relations.
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Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN about the possibility of a U.S.-Iranian breakthrough in nuclear talks, and his plans to block Obama administration nominees after CBS’s “60 Minutes” revealed flaws in their Benghazi report.
Videos and transcript of the interview are available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke EXCLUSIVELY to CNN about the U.S. – Saudi Arabia rift over U.S. policy in Syria, drones, and NSA spying. Additionally, Rogers discussed his concerns about the security of the Obamacare computer system.
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Today on State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke with Gloria Borger about the shutdown autopsy, Obamacare, and the future of the republican party. Republican Senator McCain says a Ted Cruz presidential run in 2016 would be attractive to many voters.
A transcript and videos from the interview is available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke about government shutdown, GOP infighting, and raising the nation’s debt limit.
***CNN will continue to carry live coverage of the congressional budget negotiations throughout the rest of the weekend.
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Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke about a potential Hillary Clinton presidential run, the stituation in Syria, the possibility of being Speaker of the House again, the Pope's stance on homosexuality, and the House's short term spending plan that eliminates Obamacare.
A full transcript and videos are available after the jump.Pelosi: Hillary Clinton more ready for WH than husband or Obama was
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough spoke about the tough sell on Syria strikes and whether the administration has international support. Highlights are below and a full transcript is after the jump.
McDonough on evidence of the use of chemical weapons:
"... All of that leads to, as I say, a quite strong common sense test, irrespective of the intelligence, that suggests that the regime carried this out. Now, do we have a picture or do we have irrefutable, beyond a reasonable doubt evidence? This is not a court of law. And intelligence does not work that way.”
On military vs. moral support:
CROWLEY: So let me just put this to rest. No, we have no firm commitments for military personnel or military equipment from any other country?
MCDONOUGH: I - look, we have - we have plenty of support. I'm not going to get into who is going to do what in any particular operation. We feel very good about the support we have and we'll continue to build more.
CROWLEY: OK. But at this point, more moral support than anything, is what you're talking about?
MCDONOUGH: You're trying to get me to say that. I'm not going to say that.
On Syria vs. other U.S. engagements in the Middle East and North Africa:
MCDONOUGH: But part of why we are being very clear about the targeted, limited nature of this, no boots on the ground, this is not Iraq or Afghanistan, this is not Libya, this is not an extended air campaign. This is something that's targeted, limited and effective so as to underscore that he should not think that he can get away with this again.
Today on a special edition of CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, guest anchor Gloria Borger spoke with Secretary of State John Kerry about the crisis in Syria. Kerry told CNN, "blood and hair samples that have come to us through an appropriate chain of custody, from east Damascus, from first responders, it has tested positive for signatures of sarin.” A full transcript is after the jump.Kerry: Sarin used in Syria
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Ted Cruz joined the program to discuss his effort to defund Obamacare; former Gov. Howard Dean and Heritage president Jim DeMint spoke about the 2014 election and beyond. Plus, Crowley’s conversation with Congressman John Lewis on the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Embeddable video highlights and the full transcript are after the jump.
SEN. CRUZ on his citizenship: " I was an American by birth and serving as a U.S. senator, I think it's appropriate that I'd be only an American.”
CRUZ on defunding Obamacare: "We do not have the votes right now… I believe if we see a grassroots tsunami, that is going to cause Republicans and Democrats to listen to the people.”
HOWARD DEAN on Sen. Cruz: "Ted Cruz may be a very good politician, but he certainly does not know anything about health care… God help us if he ever does get to be anything more than the senator from Texas.”
Bash asks, should Speaker Boehner be replaced if he doesn’t act to shut down the government if Obamacare isn't defunded?
JIM DEMINT: "We're saying this thing should be defunded, it should not go forward, the president is arbitrarily implementing the law… so, we need to stop it and this is a time that it needs to be stopped."