Support for Anthony Weiner’s candidacy for NYC Mayor might be in free-fall, but he still isn’t quitting. According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, he’s in fourth place… and his campaign manager has quit, his communication director has trashed one of his interns in an expletive laced rant, and his wife has been absent from the campaign trail since Weiner admitted to more sexting. Our panel will discuss the status of his campaign.
President Barack Obama heads to Capitol Hill on Wednesday to talk strategy with congressional Democrats. He’ll likely look to shore up support in his own party in preparation for the next budget showdown. Yesterday the President tried to cut a deal with Republicans, offering lower corporate taxes in return for more spending on jobs, but Republican leaders have already rejected the deal. Senator Angus King, I-Maine, will give his thoughts on Obama’s plan on Jansing & Co.
The heated verbal sparring between GOP heavyweights Kentucky Senator Rand Paul and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie isn’t letting up. After criticizing each other over national security the two have moved on to ripping each other for excessive pork barrel spending. Our strategists will discuss how the growing conflict between the two politicians could affect the 2016 presidential election.
On Wednesday Bradley Manning was acquitted of his most serious accusation of aiding the enemy, but was convicted of 20 other charges and could still face up to 136 years in prison. We’ll have the latest on Manning’s sentencing phase which begins on Wednesday.
Plus, Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will discuss NSA surveillance and what he thinks is the best solution to the Snowden situation.
And The Hill is out with the tenth edition of its “50 Most Beautiful People List.” We’ll discuss the best-looking lawmakers, staffers and members of the press that made the list.