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This Sunday on State of the Union...
June 24th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

This Sunday on State of the Union...

President Obama laid out his plans for a troop draw-down in Afghanistan this week. We’ll talk to a dissenting voice in Congress, Rep. Mike Rogers, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.

Then, with budget talks in Washington officially stalled, how will Congress address the deficit, and an impending deadline for raising the debt ceiling? We’ll speak first with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi; then to conservative Sen. Jim DeMint.

Finally, we’ll talk presidential politics with Bill Burton, former deputy press secretary for President Obama, and Michael Gerson, former speechwriter for President George W. Bush.

June 19th, 2011
12:29 PM ET
June 19th, 2011
10:40 AM ET
June 19th, 2011
10:08 AM ET
June 19th, 2011
10:05 AM ET

Behind the scenes with David Axelrod

One of President Obama's closest advisers, David Axelrod, shows us around his Chicago office and engages Candy in a wide-ranging discussion about the paintings and photographs on his wall, his daughter and family, his start in politics, Roger Ailes and much more.

Filed under: Behind the scenes • David Axelrod
June 19th, 2011
05:52 AM ET

State of the Union Early Bird for June 19, 2011

(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:  The weakening of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan and Rick Perry mulling a presidential run.

Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch the show today with Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Obama campaign senior strategist David Axelrod at 9am/12pm ET.


Looking Back, Gates Says He’s Grown Wary of “Wars of Choice”

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, as he prepared to depart the government for the second time, said in an interview on Friday that the human costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan had made him far more wary about unleashing the might of the American armed forces.

For Robert Gates, caring for troops was job No. 1

This Sunday on State of the Union...
June 17th, 2011
12:30 PM ET

This Sunday on State of the Union...

Join us this Sunday for an extended interview with out-going Defense Secretary Robert Gates, in one of the last sit-down interviews of his distinguished career in public service.

Plus, an exclusive chat with one of President Obama’s closest advisers. David Axelrod sits down with Candy in Chicago to discuss the president’s chances of re-election and assess the field of GOP candidates after their first debate.

Filed under: David Axelrod • Robert Gates
June 13th, 2011
12:06 PM ET

Who is Jon Huntsman?

Jon Huntsman is just days away from formally entering the 2012 GOP presidential race.

Filed under: 2012 • Candy Crowley • Jon Huntsman • State of the Union
June 13th, 2011
11:44 AM ET

Candy previews the CNN NH Debate

Candy Crowley talks about what she'll be watching for at Monday's CNN New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate.

Filed under: Candy Crowley • State of the Union
June 12th, 2011
01:08 PM ET
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