ON STATE OF THE UNION
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum spoke about GOP rival Mitt Romney, the possibility of a brokered convention, and defended his assertion that the Department of Justice favors pornographers over children and families.
Then, mixed messages in a war zone. Afghanistan's Ambassador to the United States Eklil Hakimi discussed relations between the two countries in the wake of the shooting deaths of 16 Afghan civilians. And getting a grip on a complicated region, with two men familiar with the complicated U.S.-Afghanistan relationship Zalmay Khalilzad, who was the first U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and Adm. Dennis Blair (Ret.), who was President Obama's first director of national intelligence.
Fmr. U.S. Amb. Zalmay Khalilzad and fmr. Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair discuss the tense relationship.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum explains his recent criticisms of the Obama administration.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum responds to whether or not he'd force a brokered convention.
Afghanistan's ambassador to the U.S. Eklil Hakimi discusses Afghan-U.S. relations.
A look at the odds and ends from this week's campaign trail.
Anita Dunn and Ed Gillespie talk to Candy Crowley about the female vote in the 2012 presidential campaign.
Anita Dunn and Ed Gillespie talk to Candy Crowley about the candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign.
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On our radar: Looking ahead to Puerto Rico and Illinois, Rick Santorum hopes to maintain the momentum he picked up in Mississippi and Alabama earlier this week; rising tensions in Afghanistan amid last weekend's shooting spree; and President Obama hits the campaign trail as Republicans continue their slog toward the Tampa convention.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interview with presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Afghanistan's Amb. to the United States, Eklil Hakimi. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.