A bipartisan group of senators have agreed on a framework for sweeping immigration reform, ahead of President Obama’s speech on the same topic in Las Vegas Tuesday. Democrats Charles Schumer of New York, Dick Durbin of Illinois, Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Michael Bennet of Colorado; and Republicans John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Marco Rubio of Florida, and Jeff Flake of Arizonam are advocating the hotly contested path to citizenship for undocumented workers. We’ll talk with Rep. Steve Israel, a Democrat from New York, about the proposed bill.
President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are set to meet with police chiefs from Newtown, Connecticut; Aurora, Colorado and Oak Creek, Wisconson—three communities scarred by recent mass shootings.
Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama sat down for a joint interview with 60 Minutes—the first joint interview the President’s done with anyone other than First Lady Michelle Obama. While Clinton enjoys a sky-high job approval rating and praise from Democrats for her forceful performance in last week’s Benghazi hearing, her next political move is anyone’s guess, and a laudatory interview with the President is sure to fuel the rumors of a potential 2016 run. USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page is here to discuss.
Strategists John Feehery and Blake Zeff join Jansing & Co. Monday to talk about the Republican Party’s path forward, and how vehemently opposing the President’s policies may not be the answer. As Politico writes, party leaders are angling for “a more strategic mix of opposition and accommodation.”
Plus, we’ll cover Sen. Tom Harkin’s surprise announcement over the weekend that this Senate term will be his last, after four decades serving in the House and Senate.