October 31st, 2010
05:50 AM ET
4 years ago

State of the Union Early Bird for October 31, 2010

(CNN)–It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the Sunday morning headlines to go with your coffee.

On our radar this morning:  The aftermath of explosives found in cargo planes, Tuesday's midterm elections, and President Obama's agenda in the next two years.

Check out what we're reading and make sure to watch the show at 9AM and 12PM ET.

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October 31st, 2010
12:42 AM ET
4 years ago

Obama returns home to make final pitch to voters

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin remembers sitting down for a meeting at the White House with the rest of the Democratic leadership a month ago, when President Obama promised he was blowing up his schedule to try to help keep control of Congress.

"He said, 'I'm going on the campaign trail for the next month, and I told my scheduler to ignore me when I say I'm tired,'" Durbin, D-Illinois, recalled in the cold of an outdoor rally just a few blocks from Obama's home. The Saturday event drew at least 35,000 people, according to Democratic officials.
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