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September 25th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Will there be a government shutdown?

Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., and Sen. Mark Warner D-Va., weigh in on the chance the government will again shut down.

Filed under: Lamar Alexander • Mark Warner • Newsmakers • State of the Union • US Senate
September 25th, 2011
01:00 PM ET

Journalists look at GOP contenders

USA Today's Susan Page and Time Magazine's Michael Crowley discuss who they think will come out on top in the 2012 race.

Filed under: State of the Union
September 25th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Plouffe: GOP plan will benefit the rich

White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe talks about President Obama's re-election strategy.

Filed under: David Plouffe • Economy • State of the Union • White House
September 25th, 2011
12:29 PM ET

Gov. Daniels: Give Perry some slack

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels talks about the GOP presidential candidates and shares his thoughts on President Obama's re-election campaign.

Filed under: Newsmakers • State of the Union
September 25th, 2011
04:48 AM ET

State of the Union Early Bird for September 25, 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 this morning:  Cain's big win in Florida, President Obama's new re-election strategy, and the Congressional call for bipartisanship.

Check out what we're reading, and make sure to watch our interview with Senior White House Adviser David Plouffe today at 9am/12pm ET.