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March (to 2016) Madness
State of the Union staffers make their 2016 bracket picks.
March 20th, 2013
04:54 PM ET

March (to 2016) Madness

It’s BRACKET Time! But, you might want to laminate this one, because – unlike the NCAA tournament that kicks off tomorrow – this one will take a little longer to play out than the month-long tournament. Forty-three months longer, in fact.

Yes, it’s the Election 2016 Presidential Bracket, with the promise of bragging rights, victory dances and the ever-enviable “I toldya so” to the most adept political prognosticator.

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March 14th, 2013
05:23 PM ET

Ask Candy!

Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy. Thanks for all the questions and check back next week for your chance to Ask Candy.

Facebook question from James Mills:
If you could interview 3 people from history, who would it be? Why?

– Amelia Earhart because as a young girl I found her story so fascinating and I want to know for sure what happened to her, where she crashed and how it happened.

– Martin Luther King because I want to ask him what he thinks of 2013.

– And Albert Einstein because I'd like to see if I could carry on a conversation with him.

Facebook question from Ryan Himes:
What was your first job in the industry and what education/skills did you acquire before hand for your resume?

I was a newsroom assistant at a local Washington, DC FM radio station. As part of the job, I did the morning rounds of police and fireman calls to see what had happened overnight. Since the Washington area has multiple jurisdictions, this was my first opportunity to learn the art of developing a source, which quite honestly comes down to trust, yours for your sources and your sources for you. It was also when I first realized that perhaps the most important news tip you can get from a source is what they won’t say. The hole in information is what you take to the next source.

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March 10th, 2013
12:03 PM ET

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Can women have it all?

Our panel with Donna Brazile, Anita Dunn, Alex Castellanos and Newt Gingrich stuck around today for an online exclusive segment on women in politics and whether women really can have it all.

February 24th, 2013
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October 10th, 2012
02:52 PM ET

Crowley: "All the things that I am"

Candy describes what it means to be chosen as the first female to moderate a presidential debate in 20 years.

Candy moderates the October 16th presidential debate.
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Filed under: Behind the scenes • Candy Crowley
October 8th, 2012
04:43 PM ET

Crowley: "move the conversation forward"

CNN's Candy Crowley explains what she is watching for in the debates before she moderates on October 16h.


Filed under: Behind the scenes • Candy Crowley
October 8th, 2012
04:36 PM ET

Crowley: "You can't set up these moments"

CNN's Candy Crowley talks about the most memorable past debate moments. Candy moderates the October 16th debate.


Filed under: Behind the scenes • Candy Crowley
October 5th, 2012
04:52 PM ET

Crowley: "Does it get better than that?"

Candy explains how she found out she had been picked to moderate a presidential debate and what it meant to her.

Candy moderates the October 16th presidential debate.
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Filed under: Behind the scenes • Candy Crowley
August 25th, 2012
06:54 PM ET

Ask Candy!

Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy. This week Candy answers two questions from Twitter and one from Facebook on why Paul Ryan is simultaneously running for two offices at once, and also reveals her favorite musical composers. Thanks for all the questions and check back next week for your chance to Ask Candy.

Twitter question from @MorkSharon
How can Ryan be running for the VP & WI congress at the same time? Doesn't Paul Ryan believe Mitt Romney will win?

States have different rules about candidates running for more than one political office at the same time. (Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman also ran for re-election to the Senate when he was on the 2000 Gore ticket)

Wisconsin allows a double entry only IF one of the offices is President or Vice President. It's called the favorite son law. And while it may seem as though Ryan is "hedging his bets", by the time Ryan was tapped as Romney's VP pick, it was too late under Wisconsin procedures to remove his name from the ballot.


Facebook question from David Tosun

Who are your favorite classical composers?

I like big powerful classical music. My faves are Rachmaninov, Liszt , Paganini.

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