State of the Union's 'Early Bird' morning research for Sunday, May 20
May 20th, 2012
04:44 AM ET
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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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  1. Gurgyl

    Under current affairs I vehemently supporting and voting for president Obama for 2012. Period.
    PS: GOP is a cult, kkk.

    May 20, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  2. king

    Its amazing how these repubs are fighting for the austerity movement that swept conservatives into power in Europe, now Europe is in a double dip recess. Their mantra is: GOCERNMENT DOESNT CREATE JOBS, CORPORATIONS DOES. Obama took a crumbling financial sector and turned them into the richest they've ever been, just for them to hire Americans coming out of the worst financial disaster since the great depression. The rich use the bullying ways of the repubs not to do their obligations of hiring folks, after Obama sat them up to do so. Everytime Obama ask them to do their part of the bargain, the repubs shelter them by shouting: CLASS WARFARE AND DICISIVENESS. So now the rich don't feel an obligation to do their part of hiring folks because they have the repubs to defend them, so this means more money in their pockets, and now they can push their American jobs slashers like China to build, and make more money.

    May 20, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  3. Pamela Jade Ekstrom

    I am in Mexico and got up early to watch State of the Union, you have now interrupted the program 4 times in half an hour to tell us that the Lockerbie terrorist is dead. Once is enough, I am much more interested in the State of the Union and in your breaking news about some terrorist dying. We got it the first time.

    May 20, 2012 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  4. Darryl

    I'm not suprised by any of the slow growth on the economy.Way back in 2009 The Republican party went on National TV an announced they had 1 goal, that was to make Pres.Obama a 1 trem President.I have watched both parties on the voteing floors and the Republicans absolutely will not pass or vote on anything to get people back to work period.The T-Party has dominated the future of this country for now and these people will not stop at anything to get rid of the POTUS, even if it means makeing the people of this country suffering and out of work more.The people of this country aren't all stupid.Most of us see now and hear whats really been going on. We are so connected w/ the internet ect, everybody will take control in November when it's time to do so.This country isn't going backwards. We're going to move forward and thats just the way it is.

    May 20, 2012 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  5. chuck weidemann

    You want to know what is dividing this country?? People and political parties who belive they own the truth!! Due to a lack of compromise we as a country suffer. What's going to happen when people with extreme views dominate our elected offices? We are becoming what we hate...its time to stop the nonsense before it becomes a crime to be an individual. Totally un-American bs is what extremist preach and it has nothing to do with religious belief...and everything to do with insecurity and fear!!!!

    May 20, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    Obama is doing better in Tennessee

    May 20, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |