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SOTU Sneak Peek
March 7th, 2012
05:49 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek

There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories we are looking at this week.

Super Tuesday: Tuesday's elections failed to bring clarity to the race as many GOPers had hoped. Romney didn’t produce the wins needed to demonstrate his ability to win over conservatives. Romney heads into the Kansas caucuses on Saturday, and primaries in Mississippi and Alabama on March 13. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are focusing on races in those conservative states in their battle to become the lone right-wing challenger to the more moderate Romney. How will it end?

Sen. Reid against “casual” mentions of war: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid took aim at Republicans who invoke the possibility of war “casually.” On Tuesday, Reid told reporters, “We have problems around this world that are so significant. We have North Korea, we have Iran, we have a situation with Syria, we have problems now in Egypt. So let’s just stop throwing the word ‘war’ around so casually.”
We’ll talk to the Senate’s top Democrat on Sunday.

Crisis in Syria: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned Congress against military intervention in Syria. Today, he told the Senate Armed Services Committee that America is working to remove al-Assad's regime in Syria through diplomatic pressure. Senator John McCain, the highest-ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee called for the U.S. military to use force. "How many additional civilian lives would have to be lost in order to convince you that the military measures of this kind that we are proposing are necessary," McCain asked Panetta. "How many more have to die? Ten thousand more? Twenty thousand more? How many more?"

Much more to come, make sure to check back on Friday for our full Rundown and don’t forget to tune in Sunday at 9am & Noon ET.

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