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Sunday on State of the Union
June 12th, 2014
05:45 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

The world of politics was thrown for a loop with the shocking primary defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor by a tea party challenger.  He tells why he thinks he lost and what it means for the direction of the Republican Party.

And, Sen. Lindsey Graham talks about beating back a primary challenge from his right and the deteriorating situation in Iraq.

Then, Iraqi troops are giving up without a fight. We'll talk to the U.S. Army commander who was in charge of training them, retired Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton.

Iraq war veterans Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and Rep. Adam Kinzinger offer very different views on what the U.S. should do about the crisis in Iraq, plus their take on Hillary Clinton, Chris Christie and 2016.

Dana Bash and Gloria Borger guest host this Sunday at 9am and Noon ET.

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SOTU Scoop
June 12th, 2014
02:39 PM ET

SOTU Scoop

By CNN's Tracey Webb

Your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, June 12, 2014.

1. The next House Majority Leader.  House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), appears to have the inside track to replace Eric Cantor.  Cantor, who lost in a stunning Republican primary upset Tuesday, announced a day later that he would step down as majority leader.  McCarthy's path to become the House's number two Republican was made easier after Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, said he would not seek the post.