Bob's Blog: Will Senate Dem's major rule change ease the partisan divide?

This Sunday on Face the Nation, we’ll conclude our coverage of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its impact on America. We’ll talk to Clint Hill, the Secret Service Agent assigned to Jackie Kennedy and author of a new book, FIVE DAYS IN NOVEMBER.  On that fateful day, Hill was in the car right behind the Presidential limousine and jumped onto that car as soon as shots were fired—some have credited him with saving Mrs. Kennedy’s life by pushing her back into her seat as the car sped up to get the President to Parkland Hospital. He’ll also tell us what happened in the days after the assassination with Mrs. Kennedy and her two children.  Plus our Face the Nation flashback will feature another excerpt from my interview with LBJ’s daughter Luci Baines Johnson and some thoughts about President Johnson’s efforts to help Jackie Kennedy – and the nation – move forward after the tragic events of November 22, 1963.

And in light of the Senate Democrats’ major rule change to end the gridlock with the President’s executive and judicial nominees, will it ease the partisan divide, or just make things worse? I’ll be joined by the House Whips, Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and Kevin McCarthy, R- Calif., and we’ll talk about the state of politics within Congress, their views on President Obama’s sinking approval ratings and the latest on the Obamacare mess.

We’ll also have analysis from a terrific panel of journalists, with the New York Times’ David Sanger, Reuters Columnist David Rohde, who has written a fascinating piece on Secretary of State John Kerry for the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal columnist Kim Strassel and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

 Hope you’ll join us. Check your listings.

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