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March 11th, 2012
02:18 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet for March 11th

Today, Candy spoke with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. Reid gave his reaction to this morning’s shooting incident in Afghanistan in which an American soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians. He also discussed his meeting with members of President Obama’s re-election team and expressed confidence that the Democrats will maintain control of the Senate in November.

Amid calls for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the Republican race, Candy also talked to two veterans of the presidential campaign trail, former candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes. They explained what was involved in their decisions to end their campaigns and also gave their opinions on the state of the 2012 race.

Finally, Candy was joined by the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore, the Washington Post’s Dan Balz and former OMB Director Alice Rivlin to dissect this week’s unemployment numbers and how the state of the economy is impacting the 2012 presidential race.

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Filed under: 2012 • Afghanistan • Alice Rivlin • Dan Balz • DIck Gephardt • Economy • Harry Reid • Jobs • Post-show rundown • State of the Union • Steve Forbes
March 11th, 2012
12:56 PM ET

Analyzing a "recovering" economy

Alice Rivlin, Stephen Moore, and Dan Balz, weigh in on the state of the economy and how it will affect the GOP and WH race.


Filed under: Alice Rivlin • Dan Balz • Stephen Moore
March 11th, 2012
11:37 AM ET

Reid: Afghanistan timetable still works

Sen. Harry Reid responds to breaking news that a U.S. soldier opened fire on civilians in Afghanistan.


Filed under: Harry Reid
March 11th, 2012
11:22 AM ET

Will the economy affect the 2012 race?

Former Presidential Candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes weigh in on how the economy will play into the 2012 race.


Filed under: DIck Gephardt • Steve Forbes
March 11th, 2012
11:20 AM ET

Is the GOP weakened by a long primary?

Former GOP Presidential Candidates Dick Gephardt and Steve Forbes analyze the effect of a prolonged GOP race.


Filed under: DIck Gephardt • Steve Forbes
March 11th, 2012
11:17 AM ET

Forbes: Romney will limp to finish line

Steve Forbes tells CNN's Candy Crowley that Rick Santorum's recent ascendancy will contribute to an extended battle.


Filed under: DIck Gephardt • Steve Forbes
March 11th, 2012
11:13 AM ET

Reid: No detachment with White House

Sen. Harry Reid responds to reports the Obama campaign won't offer campaign money to Congressional Democrats.


Filed under: Harry Reid
March 11th, 2012
11:11 AM ET

Will Democrats keep control of the Senate?

Sen. Harry Reid responds to breaking news that a U.S. soldier opened fire on civilians in Afghanistan.


Filed under: Harry Reid • Newsmakers
March 11th, 2012
04:37 AM ET

State of the Union Early Bird for March 11, 2012

(CNN) - It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.

On our radar: A win in Kansas for Rick Santorum; another month of job growth; and the political reality for the Republican presidential hopefuls, President Obama's re-election team and Senate Democrats who are holding fast to their majority.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

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