Sunday, November 12, 2006
On FOX News Sunday this week: The Democrats sweep into office, winning majorities in the U.S. House and Senate on a wave of voter disapproval of President Bush, the war in Iraq and political corruption. After 12 years in the political wilderness, what is the Democratic agenda for the next Congress and will the election usher in a new era of bipartisanship or gridlock? We will speak with key Democratic and White House leaders.
Our guests this week include:
• Howard Dean, Democratic National Committee Chair
• Dan Bartlett, Counselor to the President
Democrats capture control of both houses of Congress for the first time in more than a decade and deliver a “thumping” to Republicans and President Bush. Sen. Charles Schumer said this week that Democrats plan to stay in the majority for a “generation,” but are the election results meant to last and what policies do Democratic leaders need to pursue in the next Congress? And, after a campaign filled with divisive rhetoric, can Republicans and Democrats make good on pledges to work together and compromise in the next two years? We will speak with one of the architects of the victory, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean.
Then, the view from the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue: How will the election impact President Bush’s agenda--is he already a lame duck or can he still accomplish some of his major goals in his last two years in office? And does this week’s resignation by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld signal a shift in the White House strategy for victory in Iraq? For insights and answers as to how President Bush plans to work with Democrats, we will talk to one of the president's top advisers, Counselor Dan Bartlett.
Our FOX News Sunday panel will then share their analysis of what the nation can expect from a Democratic congress and the effect of the Rumsfeld resignation and upcoming Baker Commission report on the war in Iraq. The panel will include Fox News Managing Editor Brit Hume, Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol, NPR Senior National Correspondent Juan Williams, NPR National Political Correspondent Mara Liasson.
Finally, in a city known for political spins and rhetorical contortions, our Power Players from Cirque Du Soleil this week bring their high wire act to Washington, performing literal flips and flops hundreds of feet above nation’s capital.
So check your local listings and we'll see you on the next FOX News Sunday,