Hot Fudge Sunday May 29

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:

Sen. Chuck Schumer

Meet the Press (NBC) — Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee discuss the ramifications of Democrats’ win Tuesday in New York’s special congressional election and how Medicare is factoring into budget negotiations between Congress and the White House to cut spending and raise the nation’s debt ceiling.

This Week (ABC) — Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, the former Minnesota governor, and Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who has just opted against a bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

Rep. Wasserman-Shultz

Face the Nation (CBS) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and the new Democratic National Committee chairwoman, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), also discuss fiscal issues.

State of the Union (CNN) — Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chairwoman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee; Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli; Tim Tetz, legislative director of the American Legion; Paul Rieckhoff, founder and executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans for America; and Dale Beatty, co-founder of Purple Heart Homes.

Fox News Sunday —  Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, takes a look at the current state of the nation’s military. Additionally, Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Donna Edwards (D-Md.) also stop by.

Newsmakers (CSPAN) — Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) weighs in on the tense ongoing budget negotiations and on his decision to leave the “Gang of Six” senators trying to forge a compromise. He’s interviewed by Lori Montgomery of The Washington Post and Andrew Taylor of The Associated Press.

First Sergeant Albert Curley

Political Capital (Bloomberg TV) — South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, the third-ranking House Democrat.

Washington Watch (TV One) — Army Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of the 1st Infantry Division, and retired First Sergeant Albert Curley, one of the last surviving Buffalo Soldiers.

About Mr. Universe

Mr. Universe is a musician/songwriter and an ex-patriot of the south. He currently lives and teaches at a University in the Pacific Northwest. He is a long distance hiker who has hiked the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. He is also an author and woodworker. An outspoken political voice, he takes a decidedly liberal stance in politics.
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