'This Week' Transcript: Speaker John Boehner

I remember when I was working with George W. Bush. He'd been governor of Texas. He knew Mexico and Latin America well, but he spent a lot of time in 1999 really addressing the issues, bringing people to the governor's mansion to talk to him about foreign policy. We had seminars at George Shultz's house. Anybody who's running for president really owes it to the American people to take the time to do that.

AMANPOUR: Madam Secretary, thank you so much for joining me.

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AMANPOUR: And up next, is there new evidence that Mitt Romney is making a hard play for Iowa? We've got the details in "Next Week in Politics," your cheat sheet to the 2012 campaign. That and the Sunday funnies, coming up.

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AMANPOUR: Now for a look at what's coming up next week in politics.

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AMANPOUR (voice-over): Mitt Romney flirts with Iowa voters on Monday, campaigning in Dubuque and Davenport. Is he in it to win it? Only time will tell.

That night, Herman Cain's mea-not-culpa tour takes him to Jimmy Kimmel's couch.

Tuesday, Bill Clinton steals the limelight again when his "Back to Work" book of economic solutions goes on sale.

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And the Republican candidates gather in Michigan Wednesday for their umpteenth debate, this one on the economy. And if you're waiting for the foreign policy debate, well, that's next Saturday in South Carolina.

So, a busy week on the campaign trail, and the candidates' every move these days is fodder for the late-night comedians, which leads us right into the "Sunday Funnies."

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WOODRUFF: Do you view China as a potential military threat?

CAIN: They indicated that they're trying to develop nuclear capability.

STEWART: Yes, China has indicated it would like to develop nuclear capability, perhaps as soon as the 1960s.

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O'BRIEN: Herman Cain is having to respond to claims that he once sexually harassed women. Apparently a German woman kept telling Cain, "Nein, nein, nein!"

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(UNKNOWN): Governor Walker's administration will allow people with training and concealed carry permits to bring concealed weapons into the state capitol.

COLBERT: I promise, this does not mean you're going to be seeing images of gunfire in the statehouse, because while guns are allowed, cameras are not. Thank God.

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AMANPOUR: We'll be right back.

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AMANPOUR: And now, "In Memoriam."

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ROONEY: There's no doubt about it: Dogs are nicer than people.

... the drug companies could come up with a pill that would cure us of the evil in our nation, things like hate, jealousy, dishonesty, selfishness...

All this time, I've been paid to say what is on my mind on television. You don't get any luckier in life than that.

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AMANPOUR: And we remember all of those who died in war this week. The Pentagon released the names of seven soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

We'll be right back.

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AMANPOUR: And on Tuesday, a year until the election, ABC News and Yahoo bring you an unprecedented online event, live interviews with all the leading Republican candidates. I sit down with Governor Rick Perry in Texas. And you can now go to abcnews.com to submit questions.

And then on Tuesday, watch the candidates answer on abcnews.com and yahoo.com. It's your voice, your vote.

That's our program this week. For all of us here, thank you for watching, and we'll see you next week.

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