On today's Sunday shows: Jack Lew makes his first Sunday round as White House Chief of Staff; Sarah Palin gives her rundown on the GOP candidates (and that new film about her); and candidates Ron Paul and Rick Santorum give their assessments following CPAC and the caucuses in Maine.
Lew: ‘Congress Needs to Get Its Work Done’
Making his first round of Sunday talk shows as White House Chief of Staff, Jack Lew signaled how the administration will play both the extension of the payroll tax cut and the president’s fiscal 2013 budget request coming on Monday.
Palin on Romney: ‘I Am Not Convinced’
Sarah Palin said that she, like many Americans, isn’t quite convinced by Mitt Romney’s campaign yet—and she thinks a protracted primary fight will help create the best possible GOP nominee for president.
Ron Paul ‘A Little Bit Disappointed’ After Maine
Rep. Ron Paul on Sunday waved off the suggestion that his narrow loss to Mitt Romney in Maine on Saturday was especially disappointing, given his dogged efforts in the state.
Palin Says Movie ‘Based on a False Narrative’
Onetime vice-presidential nominee and conservative commentator Sarah Palin isn't concerned about an unflattering portrayal of her in an upcoming HBO film about the 2008 election—and isn't impressed with actress Julianne Moore's portrayal of her.
Santorum Cultivates a More Rounded Image
Following his second-place finish in the CPAC presidential straw poll and a third-place showing in Maine, Rick Santorum refrained from attacking his opponents and instead tried to paint himself as a well-rounded candidate who can appeal to voters using more than just his socially conservative views.
McConnell Anticipates Another Failed Budget
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., fired off the standard Republican talking points about President Obama’s fiscal priorities on Sunday in anticipation of the release of the president’s fiscal year 2013 budget on Monday.
Ryan: Spending Cuts are Needed
Democrats are not taking the country’s fiscal instability seriously, according to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, who appeared on ABC’s This Week on Sunday to discuss President Obama’s coming budget request and the payroll tax cut fight.
Fighting Back Against Super PACs
Rep. John Sarbanes says super PACs could influence Congressional races in the same way they have the presidential race—and he may have a way for candidates to fight back.