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May 6th, 2012
01:42 PM ET

SOTU Crib Sheet for Sunday May 6th

Another jam-packed show this week. Leading off, the now-former Republican presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich talked to Candy about his victorious opponent, Mitt Romney and how he plans to help him in his general election campaign. He also discussed Tuesday's Indiana GOP Senate primary. Former Republican Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis and Ohio’s former governor, Democrat Ted Strickland joined Candy to discuss the politics of the crucial battleground states. Following their meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Candy talked to Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the heads of the House and Senate Intelligence committees about the challenges the United States still faces in Afghanistan. Finally, National Journal correspondent Major Garrett and economists Alice Rivlin and Douglas Holtz-Eakin dissected the April unemployment numbers and their impact on the 2012 campaign.


May 6th, 2012
12:59 PM ET

Has the Tea Party lost power?

Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich says the Tea Party doesn't have "the passion they had in 2010"

Filed under: State of the Union
May 6th, 2012
12:47 PM ET

The Art of the Campaign Exit

Only one candidate can win a presidential primary. The others follow a tried and true outline of the exit speech. We break it down on the Campaign Trail.

Filed under: State of the Union
May 6th, 2012
12:38 PM ET

Politics and the economy

Economists Douglas Hotlz-Eakin, Alice Rivlin and National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett weigh on how the economy will affect the 2012 race.

May 6th, 2012
12:35 PM ET

Are Afghan troops ready to take the lead?

Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers weigh in on the future of Afghanistan as Afghan troops prepare to take the lead.

Filed under: Dianne Feinstein • Mike Rogers
May 6th, 2012
12:33 PM ET

The battle over Ohio and Virginia in 2012

Former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis and former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland discuss the election year battle over Ohio and Virginia.

Filed under: Ted Strickland • Tom Davis
May 6th, 2012
12:05 PM ET

Gingrich: Romney 'earned' the nomination

Former Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party."

Filed under: 2012 • Newsmakers • Newt Gingrich • Road to 2012 • State of the Union
May 6th, 2012
04:42 AM ET

Early Bird morning research for Sunday, May 6

Good Sunday morning. The staff is (mostly) in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: the official kick-off of the general election, Newt Gingrich's withdrawal from the GOP race, the debate over U.S. policy for Afghanistan, France's runoff presidential election and plenty more.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interviews with Gingrich, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis on the importance of their swing states; Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers on the way forward in Afghanistan; and economists Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Alice Rivlin (joined by the National Journal's Major Garrett) on the latest jobs numbers. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET. FULL POST

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Filed under: Early Bird news note • State of the Union