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SOTU Sneak Peek for Thursday, April 26
April 26th, 2012
03:53 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek for Thursday, April 26

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.

One day after President Obama returned from three swing state rallies, House Speaker John Boehner lashed out at him for acting “beneath the dignity of the White House.” He suggested the Obama campaign should “pony up” and reimburse the federal government for the expenses of his trip to North Carolina, Colorado and Iowa.

Obama made the trip to three college campuses to push Congress to extend student loan interest rates that were halved to 3.4 percent during the Bush administration. On Wednesday, Republicans announced a plan to extend the low interest rate, and Democrats accused the plan of draining funds for women’s programs to pay for it.

Be sure to watch our exclusive interview with Speaker of the House John Boehner, this Sunday at 9 a.m. and noon ET.

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With his sweep of Tuesday’s five primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania and Delaware, Mitt Romney effectively became the presumptive nominee and standard bearer of the Republican Party. In his victory speech, Romney told supporters that they gave him a “great honor and solemn responsibility” and predicted “Together, we are going to win on Nov. 6.”

Romney has more than half a year to overcome a CNN/ORC poll conducted April 13-15 that shows President Obama leading him by 12 points, 53-41.


TIME Magazine Deputy Managing Editor Nancy Gibbs and Executive Editor Michael Crowley have penned a New York Times best-selling book entitled “The Presidents Club: Inside The World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity.” Among the gems deep inside: Which president considers President Bill Clinton his “brother from another mother,” which president was taught how to salute by Ronald Reagan, and which president tends to irk all the others.

Candy will sit down with both authors this Sunday to discuss that and more.

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