John McCain sat down with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday to talk about everything from Susan Rice to the GOP's obsession with abortion. Turns out, he's softening a little on Rice. McCain previously shouted to anyone who would listen that Rice mishandled her tour of duty on the Sunday shows, and that he would attempt to filibuster the President if he nominated her for Secretary of State. On Sunday, McCain said he was open to sit down and talk about the Benghazi attacks with Rice, presumably like rational human beings. "I'd be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her," McCain said. "I think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain her position." That doesn't mean he's totally coming around on her, though. He still has some questions for her. "Why did she say that al-Qaeda has been decimated in her statement here on this program?... They're on the rise in the Middle East," McCain said. McCain, who has never met a foreign policy issue he didn't like, also said the U.S. should stop supporting Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi's decree that gave him supreme executive power. More notably, McCain urged the rest of GOP brethren to shut up when it comes to abortion already, and he endorsed immigration reform. "We have to have a bigger tent. No doubt about it. And obviously we have to do immigration reform," McCain said. "There is no doubt whatsoever that the demographics are not on our side." He advocated for a new Republican Party that isn't a bunch of contrarians. "We are going to give a much more positive agenda. It can’t be just being against the Democrats… You’ve got to be for things, and we have to give them something like the 'Contract for America,'"he said. On abortion, McCain defended his own pro-life stance, but insinuated that some members of the party aren't really fit to talk about such delicate matters without stuffing their foot in their mouth. "As far as young women are concerned, I don’t think anybody like me – I can state my position on abortion, but other than that, leave the issue alone when we are in the kind of economic situation, and frankly, national security situation that we’re in."
Rep. Peter King said he would support violating Grover Norquist’s 26-year-old year old no taxes pledge during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday using probably the most hilarious defense imaginable. "The world has changed and the economic situation is different," King said. "If I were in Congress in 1941, I would have signed a declaration of war against Japan. I'm not going to attack Japan today." King said the country shouldn't be putting itself into a corner and eliminating any options. "We should not be taking iron-clad positions," King said. "I have faith in John Boehner to put together a good package. I think so far he’s been pretty conciliatory in his language. I think John is going to do everything he can to avoid raising tax rates." Of course, King pointed to Reagan as an example of the two parties actually being able to compromise. "The bottom line is that we can't have sequestration, we can't go off the fiscal cliff," King said. "If Reagan and O'Neill can do it, Boehner and [Democrats] can do it." It should be noted that McCain had a similar sentiment in his Fox News Sunday interview, and Lindsey Graham did, too, during his interview on This Week.