It's early, and State of the Union is bringing you the best of the morning headlines to go with your cup of coffee.
On our radar: Looking ahead to Puerto Rico and Illinois, Rick Santorum hopes to maintain the momentum he picked up in Mississippi and Alabama earlier this week; rising tensions in Afghanistan amid last weekend's shooting spree; and President Obama hits the campaign trail as Republicans continue their slog toward the Tampa convention.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interview with presidential candidate Rick Santorum and Afghanistan's Amb. to the United States, Eklil Hakimi. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.