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April 1st, 2012
01:52 PM ET

Getting to Know Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger

On the moment that influenced him to get into politics, keeping intelligence secrets and marrying his prom date.

April 1st, 2012
11:24 AM ET

The Campaign Trail

A unique look at the odds and ends of the campaign trail. On this week's edition we take a look at whether "bad blood" between the candidates on the campaign trail can ever be taken back.

Filed under: Campaign Trail • State of the Union
April 1st, 2012
11:21 AM ET

Who will the GOP nominee pick as VP?

Jeff Zeleny from the New York Times and Dana Bash CNN's Senior Congressional Correspondent, assess the 2012 race and weigh in on possible V.P. candidates.

Filed under: 2012 • Dana Bash • Jeff Zeleny • Veepstakes
April 1st, 2012
11:18 AM ET

Paul Ryan on his Romney endorsement

Rep. Paul Ryan (R) Wisconsin weighs in on Mitt Romney's 2012 bid, the budget, and Wisconsin politics.

Filed under: 2012 • Budget • Newsmakers • Paul Ryan • State of the Union
April 1st, 2012
11:16 AM ET

Is it time to arm the Syrian rebels?

Rep. C.A. Ruppersberger (D) Maryland and Rep. Mike Rogers (R) Michigan, assess the unrest in Syria and around the world.

Filed under: Dutch Ruppersberger • Foreign Policy • Intelligence • Mike Rogers • Syria
April 1st, 2012
11:11 AM ET

Sen. McConnell not endorsing Romney

Sen. Mitch McConnell believes Romney will be an "excellent candidate" but does not feel the need to endorse him.

Filed under: 2012 • Mitch McConnell • Newsmakers • State of the Union
April 1st, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Who is to blame for high gas prices?

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) Minority Leader on why gas prices are so high, the 2012 elections, and Obama's policies.

Filed under: Mitch McConnell • Newsmakers
April 1st, 2012
03:41 AM ET

Early Bird morning research for Sunday, April 1

Happy April Fools Day. It's no joke that we're up super-early to prepare for today's program. Prepare along with us - read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: The 2012 GOP primaries move to Wisconsin, where an influential Republican in the state announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney on Friday (he's our guest, see below). We're also keeping an eye on the Middle East and rising tensions in Iran and Syria.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. We'll also talk to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan on the winding down Republican primary season; and we'll get a handle on the Mideast with the chairman and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET. FULL POST