Published August 15, 2008
Our guests this week:
• Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
• Tom Ridge, former governor of Pennsylvania and McCain campaign national co-chair
• Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Obama campaign national co-chair
The conflict between Georgia and Russia continued to escalate this week, as a supposed cease fire never quite matched up with reports of continued aggression by the Russian military. President Bush offered a stern warning to Russian Leaders Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev, and ended his week by sending Secretary of State Rice off to Paris and then Georgia, in an effort to bring stability to this former Soviet Republic.
How far will the U.S. go to prove their commitment to democracy in Georgia? Will the U.S. risk a military conflict of their own with Russia or can diplomacy solve this crisis? We'll get answers from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
As the battle rages, how does the conflict figure into presidential politics here at home? Senator Barack Obama wrapped up his Hawaiian vacation, while Senator John McCain took the opportunity to prove his foreign policy credentials, once again asserting that he has the experience to lead on day one. Plus, McCain hints that he could pick a pro-choice Republican as his running mate. We'll get reaction from Tom Ridge, former Pennsylvania governor and co-chairman of the McCain campaign, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., Obama campaign national co-chair.
Then, Senator Hillary Clinton is granted a roll call vote at the Democratic convention. Is this a symbolic sign of unity or are the Clintons trying to take over the convention? Joining us to discuss will be Bill Sammon, Washington deputy managing editor of FOX News; Mara Liasson of National Public Radio; Bill Kristol of The Weekly Standard and Jill Zuckman of The Chicago Tribune.
Plus, we'll take a look back at a classic Power Player, who is not only a fixture on daytime television, but someone who can shake governments and financial markets with just one sentence: White House press secretary Dana Perino.
So check your local listings and we’ll see you on the next "FOX News Sunday."