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February 26th, 2012
02:40 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet February 26th

Today on State of the Union we spoke exclusively with U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Ryan Crocker. He says the U.S. should resist the urge to pull troops out of Afghanistan ahead of schedule due to the violence against Americans over the burning of Qurans at Bagram Airfield.

On the 2012 presidential race, senior adviser to President Obama's re-election campaign Robert Gibbs told us that Rick Santorum has a "legitimate chance" to become the Republican nominee, describing him as a candidate with blue-collar appeal who offers something "different" than the other GOP frontrunner. Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham said they expect Mitt Romney to win the the upcoming Michigan and Arizona primaries. While Graham hasn't endorsed a candidate, he praised Romney for "getting better and better" throughout the campaign season.

Former Shell Oil CEO John Hofmeister warned that Americans are likely to pay the highest average price for gasoline in history this year.

Candy's post show analysis here

With a nod to the Academy Awards tonight see who won political gold on the campaign trail here.


February 26th, 2012
02:27 PM ET

Sound of Sunday with Candy Crowley

Candy and her team watch the other Sunday shows so you don't have to.

Filed under: Sound of Sunday • State of the Union
February 26th, 2012
02:06 PM ET

Candy's post-show analysis

Candy recaps today's edition of State of the Union.

Filed under: Behind the scenes • Candy Crowley
February 26th, 2012
12:55 PM ET

The Campaign Trail

A close up look at some of the best moments from the 2012 GOP race.

Filed under: State of the Union
February 26th, 2012
10:43 AM ET

Why are gas prices on the rise?

John Hofmeister Former CEO of Shell Oil weighs in on why oil prices continue rising and shares his though on what the U.S. can do to help lower them.

Filed under: John Hofmeister
February 26th, 2012
10:40 AM ET

Gibbs: It's going to be a tough reelection campaign

Robert Gibbs Obama Campaign Senior Adviser weighs in on the 2012 race, high oil prices, and the state of the Obama reelection campaign.

Filed under: 2012 • Newsmakers • Robert Gibbs
February 26th, 2012
10:37 AM ET

How long will protests in Afghanistan and ongoing unrest in the middle east continue for?

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina and Sen. John McCain (R) Arizona assess the ongoing unrest in the middle east.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Iran • John McCain • Lindsey Graham • Newsmakers
February 26th, 2012
10:32 AM ET

Trouble for the GOP in 2012?

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) South Carolina and Sen. John McCain (R) Arizona assess the state of the 2012 GOP race.

Filed under: 2012 • John McCain • Lindsey Graham
February 26th, 2012
10:23 AM ET

Should the U.S. rethink its relation with Afghanistan?

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker weighs in on the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan and talks about how the U.S. will be impacted.

Filed under: Afghanistan • Newsmakers • Ryan Crocker
This Sunday...
February 26th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

This Sunday...

Update: U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker will be live from Kabul to discuss the ongoing unrest in Afghanistan.

Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs joins Candy in studio. Which GOP presidential candidate is viewed by the Obama campaign as the biggest threat, and did President Obama successfully make his case on combating rising gas prices? We’ll ask him about that and more.

Then we welcome two leading Republicans: Senators John McCain (R-Arizona) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina). Fresh off a trip to Egypt, Libya, and Israel, they give their take on tensions overseas as well as a look at the 2012 GOP field.

Plus, with gas prices on the rise and Americans paying a sizeable amount of their income to fill up their tank, what can we expect in the next few months? Will $5 gas become the norm? We get some context from Former Shell CEO John Hofmeister.

Watch this Sunday at 9 a.m. & noon ET.

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