Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - A gathering of six Republican presidential candidates and some 3,000 conservatives - most of them Christians - was marked as much by politeness and political posturing as by cheers, tears and jeers.
The "Thanksgiving Family Forum" in Des Moines, Iowa, was a friendly yet substantive discussion that centered on faith and family.
(CNN)-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 this morning: the super committee's countdown clock, Newt Gingrich's front page status, and the Syrian president's defiant remarks.
Check out what we're reading, and be sure to watch our show today with super committee co-chair Sen. Patty Murray and former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice.