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February 19th, 2014
04:19 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb [twitter-follow screen_name='WebbWriterguru']

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, February 19, 2014

1. The Ukraine blowup.  The United States and the European Union are considering sanctions against Ukraine after violent clashes have left 26 people dead and hundreds more injured.  Anti-government demonstrators have been protesting in the country's capital Kiev since November, when President President Viktor Yanukovych reversed a decision to sign a trade deal with the E.U. and instead forge closer ties with Russia.  Ukraine's foreign minister told CNN extremist groups and opposition parties are responsible for the violence, but the Obama administration disagrees. "We hold the Ukranian government primarily responsible for making sure that it is dealing with peaceful protesters in an appropriate way, that the Ukrainian people are able to assemble and speak freely about their interests without fear of repression," President Obama said.

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February 16th, 2014
11:39 AM ET

How does the GOP solve their Ted Cruz problem?

Texas Senator Ted Cruz's polarizing political actions and how they affect the GOP's future prospects – our State of the Union panelists discuss.


Filed under: Corey Dade • Kevin Madden • Margie Omero • State of the Union • Ted Cruz
February 16th, 2014
11:34 AM ET

GOP's surrender on debt ceiling

Questioning the debt limit vote with our State of the Union panelists, Margie Omero, Kevin Madden, and Corey Dade.


Filed under: Corey Dade • Debt Ceiling • Kevin Madden • Margie Omero • State of the Union
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10:56 AM ET

The evolution of Hillary Clinton

A look at the evolution and future of Hillary Clinton with our State of the Union panel – Margie Omero, Corey Dade and Kevin Madden.

February 16th, 2014
10:43 AM ET

Is it time to raise the minimum wage?

Businessman Steve Forbes and Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers weigh in on the economy.


Filed under: Austan Goolsbee • Economy • Minimum wage • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Steve Forbes
February 16th, 2014
10:35 AM ET

Obamacare helping or hurting business?

Businessman Steve Forbes and Austan Goolsbee, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers weigh in.


Filed under: Austan Goolsbee • Newsmakers • Obamacare • State of the Union • Steve Forbes
February 16th, 2014
10:23 AM ET

Kerry: 'None of us are surprised' the talks have been hard

Statement from Secretary of State John Kerry on the Geneva conference and the situation in Syria:

Sunday, February 16, 2014

There's no recess in the suffering of the Syrian people, and the parties and the international community must use the recess in the Geneva talks to determine how best to use this time and its resumption to find a political solution to this horrific civil war.

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Filed under: State of the Union
February 16th, 2014
09:54 AM ET

McCain: Cruz had 'no plan'

Sen. John McCain (R) Arizona takes on Sen. Ted Cruz's strategy in the U.S. Senate.


Filed under: John McCain • Newsmakers • State of the Union • Ted Cruz
February 16th, 2014
09:52 AM ET

McCain 'won't give up' on immigration

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he's not giving up on trying to pass immigration reform yet.


Filed under: State of the Union
February 16th, 2014
09:51 AM ET

McCain: Obama Syria policy 'horrendous'

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said Sunday that President Obama's handling of the situation in Syria has been "horrendous."


Filed under: State of the Union
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