State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning news note
June 3rd, 2012
04:55 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning news note

Good Sunday morning. Our staff is coming in morning to prepare a great program for you. Prepare along with us – check out what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: Wisconsin's recall election, the ceaseless unrest in Syria and the Middle East, and a pretty dismal May jobs report.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interviews with Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett and the chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. We'll also talk with Sens. Mark Warner and Dick Lugar about the state of bipartisanship in Congress and the unraveling of Syria. And we'll wrap up with our economic roundtable: Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Stephen Moore of the Wall Street Journal and Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics.

State of the Union airs today at its regular time of 9 a.m. ET. Due to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, the program will not re-air at noon ET.

Check out our morning news note here.


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State of the Union's Early Bird news note for Sunday, May 27
May 27th, 2012
06:45 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird news note for Sunday, May 27

Good Sunday morning. The staff is working its way in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – check out what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: Memorial Day and veterans issues – why aren't our country's bravest men and women getting the treatment they need and deserve? Also, politics, 2012 and the looming recall election in Wisconsin.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interviews with Rudy Giuliani and DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. We'll also be joined by Senate Veterans Affairs Committee chairwoman Patty Murray; Former Vice Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army, Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.); the executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Paul Rieckhoff; and the legislative director for the American Legion, Tim Tetz.

State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

Check out what we're reading.


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State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning research for Sunday, May 20
May 20th, 2012
04:44 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning research for Sunday, May 20

Good Sunday morning. The staff is working its way in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – check out what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: a deadly earthquake in Italy, protests in Chicago during a NATO summit with world leaders and a recall election in Wisconsin that that political world is watching closely.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interviews with senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus and the secretary-general of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen. Also joining us: Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-California) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); and our political panel, Jeff Zeleny of the New York Times and CNN senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash.

Check out what we're reading.


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State of the Union's Early Bird morning research for Sunday, May 13
May 13th, 2012
04:46 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird morning research for Sunday, May 13

Good Sunday morning. The staff is coming in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: the latest on the killing of a former Taliban minister who was a member of the Afghan Peace Council, the latest from the campaign trail here in the U.S., and of course, Mother's Day.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interviews with Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and John Cornyn (R-Texas); Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado); Sen. Joe Lieberman and Rep. Peter King; and finally, Tony Perkins and Gary Bauer.

Oh, and don't miss a special tribute to close the show.

State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

Take a look at our morning news note.


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State of the Union's Early Bird morning research for Sunday, May 6
May 6th, 2012
04:43 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird morning research for Sunday, May 6

Good Sunday morning. The staff is (mostly) in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: the official kick-off of the general election, Newt Gingrich's withdrawal from the GOP race, the debate over U.S. policy for Afghanistan, France's runoff presidential election and plenty more.

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our interviews with Gingrich, former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland and former Virginia Rep. Tom Davis on the importance of their swing states; Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers on the way forward in Afghanistan; and economists Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Alice Rivlin (joined by the National Journal's Major Garrett) on the latest jobs numbers. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

Check out what we're reading.


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State of the Union's Early Bird news note
April 29th, 2012
05:14 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird news note

Washington (CNN) - Good Sunday morning. The staff is in and we're preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden, building the campaign war chests and a look at "the Presidents Club."

Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our exclusive interview with House Speaker John Boehner. Also on the show: White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, Govs. Bob McDonnell (R-Virginia) and Brian Schweitzer (D-MT) and TIME Magazine editors Michael Duffy and Nancy Gibbs. State of the Union airs today at 9am/12pm ET.

Check out what we're reading this morning.


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State of the Union's Early Bird morning news note
April 15th, 2012
04:43 AM ET
3 years ago

State of the Union's Early Bird morning news note

Good Sunday morning. We're up early preparing for today's program. Prepare along with us – read what we're reading this morning.

On our radar: A tornado outbreak in the midwest spawns deadly twisters that have left at least five people, including two children, dead in Oklahoma. As the sun rises, we'll get a better idea of the damage that likely spreads across four states. We'll have the very latest live pictures. Then, with an eye on November we talk politics with the chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus. And courting female voters with powerful congressional women - Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney.

Oh, and Bill Cosby on politics, the Trayvon Martin case and plenty more.

FULL STORY

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Snowe hit for debt ceiling vote
August 2nd, 2011
04:31 PM ET
3 years ago

Snowe hit for debt ceiling vote

(CNN) - It's been three hours and Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, is already getting hammered from the right over her vote to increase the debt ceiling.

Scott D'Amboise, a conservative Republican who's vying for Snowe's Senate seat, e-mailed his supporters Tuesday accusing the moderate three-term senator of having "lied to us."
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Filed under: 2012 • Maine • Olympia Snowe • Scott D'Amboise
Poll: Pennsylvania turns on Obama
August 2nd, 2011
11:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Poll: Pennsylvania turns on Obama

(CNN) - President Barack Obama handily defeated Sen. John McCain in Pennsylvania in 2008, but a new poll offers an early glimpse into the minds of Keystone State voters – and it's not pretty for the President.

Pennsylvania voters disapprove of President Obama by a 54 to 43 percent margin, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday. Perhaps more strikingly, 52 percent of Pennsylvanians say the president does not deserve to be re-elected.
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Filed under: 2012 • Pennsylvania • Polls • President Obama
Pessimism overflowing in new poll
July 25th, 2011
01:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Pessimism overflowing in new poll

(CNN) - While most Americans are feeling a fiscal pinch, a new poll reveals a stunning amount of pessimism over the long-term outlook of the nation's economy.

According to a CNN/ORC poll released Monday, 84 percent of Americans feel the economy is in poor shape. While some expect economic conditions to improve, a majority-59 percent-believes the economy will still be in poor shape one year from now. It's the first time in the 14 years that CNN has asked the question that a majority has been pessimistic about the country's economic future.

Full results after the jump:
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Filed under: CNN poll • Economy
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