In the aftermath of Rick Santorum’s double scoop of Deep South wins, the GOP race turns to Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana.
There was speculation that Newt Gingrich would leave the race if he didn’t win Alabama or Mississippi, but it’s clear he will remain a conservative thorn in Rick Santorum’s side, effectively splitting far right-wing voters.
Tonight we put the GOP primary in context with two very clever political operatives. Chris Lehane, an opposition research expert in the Clinton White House. He’ll be joined by Dan Schnur, the director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the University of Southern California and a long-time Republican political strategist.
Then rising gas prices are front and center in the presidential campaign. While the president can do little to change the price of gas, he’s being widely blamed for it by the Republican candidates. Tonight on “The War Room” we tackle the topic of oil speculators and their role in roiling the domestic and global oil and gas markets. Independent Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will speak out against oil speculators and he may have something to say about the perils of campaign finance, as well.
Then Mitt Romney says he wants to “get rid” of Planned Parenthood. One problem: it’s a private entity, so he doesn’t have and will never have that power. Romney’s latest offensive comments about women’s reproductive rights have California Congresswoman Jackie Speier up in arms and she’ll detail her stand tonight.
Then our troops will be coming home from Afghanistan, but is enough being done to provide support, services and training for our veterans? We’ll sitdown with Tom Tarantino, he’s the deputy director for the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
We’ll have those stories and a whole lot more inside “The War Room” tonight only on Current TV at 9 p.m. EST and 6 p.m. PST. Please join us!