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:
White House Senior Adviser David Plouffe appears on four of the shows: NBC’s “Meet the Press,” CNN’s “State of the Union,” ABC’s “This Week” and “Fox News Sunday.”
Meet the Press (NBC) — Plouffe, making his first Sunday appearance as one of President Barack Obama’s top White House counselors, the manager of the 2008 Obama campaign will also surely be asked about the president’s prospects for reelection in 2012. NBC also has House
Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who’ll tout The Path to Prosperity, his recently unveiled fiscal 2012 plan to cut federal spending, reform Medicare and other entitlements and overhaul the tax code. Also, Tim Shriver, Special Olympics chairman.
This Week (ABC) — Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), a staunch abortion foe who’s spearheaded the efforts in the House to defund Planned Parenthood, and Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee. And actor Robert Redford discusses his new historical drama “The Conspirator.”
State of the Union (CNN) — Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), a key player in the contentious budget negotiations, and House Republican Conference Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Tex.). Donald Trump, the New York billionaire toying with a run for the Republican presidential nomination, also stops by, as does former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, now a special international envoy in the Middle East.