Sundays bring us the political talk shows. If you see something interesting on one of them, jump on the comment board and talk about it. According to Politico, here is the lineup for this week’s shows:
This Week (ABC) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and ranking Democrat Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD). The show also features an inside look at the first week on Capitol Hill of three Republican freshmen: Reps. Chris Gibson (R-NY), Bobby Schilling (R-IL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). And the political roundtable includes Howard Dean, the former Vermont governor who was Democratic national chairman, and Dick Armey, the former Republican House majority leader from Texas who’s now chairman of FreedomWorks.
Meet the Press (NBC) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who’ll discuss what Democrats hope to achieve in the upper chamber with their narrower majority. And Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), the new chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, and freshman Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) sit in on the roundtable political discussion.
State of the Union (CNN) — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and freshman Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA) and Sen. Mike Lee, the Tea Party favorite from Utah. Ed Gillespie, the former Republican national chairman, and John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff who directed Barack Obama’s presidential transition, also stop by to discuss the new chief of staff and other changes at the Obama White House.
After watching the shows, or getting the rundown on the shows from secondary sources like CNN, come around here to discuss what was said.