On today’s Sunday shows, more warnings for Congress to act on pending tax and spending questions; Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. is ready to stop Iran from creating a nuclear weapon; and Sen. John McCain says Obama’ s approach to Syria is “a feckless foreign policy that abandons American leadership.’’
A Week of Warnings for Congress
Warnings on Sunday capped a week in which lawmakers were put on notice repeatedly that a failure to address questions about taxation and spending could be disastrous.
Panetta Says U.S. is Ready to Stop Iran from Creating Nuclear Weapons
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta indirectly confirmed recent remarks by the Ambassador to Israel that the U.S. is “ready from a military perspective’’ to stop Iran from making a nuclear weapon if international pressure fails.
McCain Says Obama’s Syria Policy ‘Abandons American Leadership’
Arizona Sen. John McCain called the Obama administration’s approach to the violence in Syria, “a feckless foreign policy that abandons American leadership.’’
Panetta Condemns Pakistan for Sentencing Doctor
Panetta condemned Pakistan for sentencing a doctor to prison for helping the U.S. hunt down Osama bin Laden. "This doctor was not working against Pakistan,” he said. “He was working against al-Qaida.''
Giuliani Praises Romney, But Touts His Own ‘Far Superior’ Record
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani reiterated his support for Mitt Romney, but Giuliani reiterated something else, too: His habit of using unusual language to express his support.
Murray: We Haven’t Planned for Veterans’ Issues
Sen. Patty Murray, chairwoman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, warned that the government hasn't yet figured out how to pay for services to all of its returning veterans.
Activists Say Veterans Vote is a ‘Political Jump Ball’
Prominent military veterans agreed on Sunday that the veteran’s vote is up for grabs this November.
DNC Chair Downplays Wisconsin Recall Election
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on Sunday attempted to mitigate the potential fallout if Democrats lose in the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election next month.
Simpson-Bowles Chairmen Warn Congress
The two chairmen of the Simpson-Bowles commission warned of dire consequences if Congress doesn't tackle a number of expiring tax and budget cuts during the lame duck session this winter.
Surrogates Spar Over Romney’s Business Record
Romney Adviser Ed Gillespie and former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs sparred over Romney’s record at Bain Capital.
Gingrich Optimistic About Romney’s Chances With Latino Voters
Former GOP presidential contender Newt Gingrich has high hopes for Mitt Romney’s chances with Latino voters—if he gets the issues right.