December 30th, 2012
02:33 PM ET

Agriculture Secy on gun control: This could be a unifying conversation and Lord knows we need to be unified.

CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley  featured an interview with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Crowley spoke with Secretary Vilsack about guns in rural America, the potential for price increases on dairy products and more. A highlight from the interview is below and the full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html.

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December 30th, 2012
02:26 PM ET

Sen. Barrasso on CNN: We're trying to line up Rubik's cube right now. We're not there yet.

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley at 9 a.m. ET, Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), joined Crowley to discuss the status of the fiscal cliff negotiations. Sen. Barrasso stated, “We're trying to line up Rubik's cube right now. We're not there yet. So we're going to be meeting later today. This is going to continue and then go on till tomorrow.”  And Sen. Stabenow offered, “I'm willing to do more. I have $24 billion sitting on a farm bill in cuts we passed to the House. The House committee passed spending cuts that would stop big subsidies to farmers who shouldn't be receiving them. The House won't take it up. So I'm happy to do more reasonable spending cuts, but not if over and over the middle class gets hit.” A full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html.

December 30th, 2012
02:20 PM ET

Sen. Corker: The president either lacks the courage or the will...

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley at noon ET, Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) sat down with Crowley to discuss the latest with the fiscal cliff negotiations and to respond to Pres. Obama’s comments. A highlight is below and a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html

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