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September 9th, 2012
02:00 PM ET

State of the Union Crib Sheet for Sunday September 9, 2012

Today on “State of the Union,” we heard competing visions for America’s future from two political figures representing both sides of the debate. California Governor Jerry Brown (D) compared Mitt Romney to Thomas Dewey, the former unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate. "Romney almost reminds me of Thomas Dewey…He symbolized the wealthy East and then Truman was fighting more for the common man," said Gov. Brown. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a man who had a stormy relationship with Bill Clinton, thought the former president’s convention speech was “eerily anti-Obama.” "Here's Clinton saying, 'I reformed welfare because I worked with Republicans; you didn't, Mr. Obama.' He didn't say it that way, but think about it: 'I had the longest period of economic growth in history; you didn't, Mr. Obama. I got to four balanced budgets by working with Republicans; you didn't, Mr. Obama,'" said Gingrich. FULL POST

Filed under: State of the Union
September 9th, 2012
12:45 PM ET

"Regular folks" 'testify' for candidates

President Obama and Mitt Romney each employed "regular" people to accomplish their convention goals.

Filed under: Finally... • State of the Union
September 9th, 2012
12:40 PM ET

Do strong speeches convert into votes?

New York Times Peter Baker and The Hill's A.B. Stoddard weigh in on how the RNC and DNC conventions will impact the 2012 election.

Filed under: A.B. Stoddard • Peter Baker
September 9th, 2012
11:01 AM ET

Should businesses put people before profits?

Obama supporter Austin Ligon and Romney supporter Carlos Gutierrez on the role of business in the economy.

Filed under: Austin Ligon • Carlos Gutierrez
September 9th, 2012
10:50 AM ET

Gingrich: Clinton a 'real' president

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Sunday that former Pres. Bill Clinton was a "real" president, Pres. Obama is a "pretender."

Filed under: Newt Gingrich
September 9th, 2012
10:44 AM ET

Gov. Jerry Brown on Obama's first term

California Governor Jerry Brown on President Obama's first term, the DNC convention, and what he thinks of the President's plans to boost the economy.

Filed under: Jerry Brown