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April 30th, 2014
04:41 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By Tracey Webb

Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, April 30, 2014

1. Oklahoma's botched execution.  Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has ordered an investigation after the execution of a death row inmate went wrong Tuesday night.   The 3-drug cocktail given to Clayton Lockett was supposed to make him unconscious, and stop his breathing and heart. But 16 minutes after the execution began, witnesses said Lockett was able to lift his head off the gurney and appeared to be under a great deal of physical distress.  He died of a heart attack 43 minutes after receiving the first lethal injection.  Gov. Fallin says state execution procedures will be reviewed to determine what went wrong.  She also issued a 14-day stay of execution for another death row inmate.  Lockett was convicted of shooting 19-year-old Stephanie Neiman and ultimately burying her alive. FULL POST

April 27th, 2014
04:50 PM ET

Boehner mocks members on immigration

House Speaker John Boehner mocks House GOP colleagues on immigration reform. A conversation with S.E. Cupp, Matt Bai and LZ Granderson.

Filed under: Congress • Immigration • John Boehner • LZ Granderson • Matt Bai • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union
April 27th, 2014
04:45 PM ET

Dems find a lane to run on ObamaCare

To run or not to run on ObamaCare – that is the question for Democrats. S.E. Cupp, LZ Granderson and Matt Bai on some Democrats embracing ACA.

Filed under: LZ Granderson • Matt Bai • Obamacare • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union
April 27th, 2014
04:20 PM ET

Racism on the ranch and on the court

A look at Cliven Bundy's racist rant and Donald Sterling's alleged remarks – with S.E. Cupp, LZ Granderson and Matt Bai.

Filed under: Cliven Bundy • LZ Granderson • Matt Bai • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union
April 27th, 2014
04:18 PM ET

Is Hillary Clinton messing with the media?

Hillary Clinton says women are 'raring to go'. Is she just messing with the media? Our panel – S.E. Cupp, LZ Granderson and Matt Bai with their take.

Filed under: 2016 • LZ Granderson • Matt Bai • S.E. Cupp • State of the Union
April 27th, 2014
03:04 PM ET

PLO: Netanyahu making excuses

PLO's Hanan Ashrawi says Israel is violating international law and finding any excuse to stop the peace process.

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Filed under: Newsmakers • State of the Union
April 27th, 2014
02:51 PM ET

WH would consider aid cut to Palestinians

WH deputy nat'l security adviser Tony Blinken says U.S. would consider cutting aid to Palestinians over unity with Hamas.

Filed under: Palestine • State of the Union • Tony Blinken
April 27th, 2014
02:44 PM ET

Is Pres. Obama's foreign policy failing?

Amb. Thomas Pickering, former U.S. Amb. to Russia, and Stephen Sestanovich evaluate Pres. Obama's foreign policy.

Filed under: Barack Obama • Newsmakers • Tony Blinken
April 27th, 2014
02:10 PM ET

Blinken: No lethal aid to Ukraine

White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says the U.S. will continue to give Ukraine non-lethal aid.

Filed under: Newsmakers • Russia • Tony Blinken • Ukraine • Vladimir Putin
April 27th, 2014
01:47 PM ET

Netanyahu: Iran closer to nuclear weapon

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran is "about two months away" from having nuclear-enriched material.

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