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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Sunday morning "Talking Heads" Lineup for 9-26-2010

George Wenschhof

Only a little over five weeks remain until voters will decide the new make up of Congress. So, expect more discussion on Sunday on the fast approaching mid term elections.

Sure to receive attention is the release earlier in the week of the Republican "Pledge to America". Long in rhetoric, the twenty-one page document had few specifics which would rally voter support. Doubtful, this pledge will have a similar impact as did the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America" during the 1994 mid term election. In that election, Republicans would gain 54 seats in the House and 8 in the Senate.

Republican and Democratic Leaders will again dominate the morning shows with Fox News Sunday having one of their favorite guests House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) facing off against House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.). Boehner was less than inspiring when he announced the new "pledge" and Hoyer will will point out it contains nothing new and if Republicans regained control in Congress, Americans would be led backwards to the policies that led the country into the recession.

White House Senior Adviser David Axelrod will appear with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on ABC "This Week". They will surely discuss the release of the Bob Woodward book "Obama's Wars" and whether the revelation of White House infighting on strategy will impact the mid term elections. Axelrod will also be asked if he will join some of the other White House advisers who have left the White House.

The influence of the tea party movement will be highlighted on CBS "Face The Nation" as senate candidates Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Ken Buck (R-Col.) appear along with tea party leader Sal Russo.

NBC "Meet The Press" has Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Mike Pence (R-Ind.). Will Republicans be able to pick up the 39 seats to gain control of the House will be the main discussion as Van Hollen is the chair of the DCCC.

Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) are joined by Representatives Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Cathy McMorris (R-WA) on CNN "State of The Union".

Finally, the appearance "in character" by comedian Stephen Colbert before the House and his testimony on immigration will be discussed along with the the inflammatory comment by Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accusing advanced knowledge of the U.S. of 9/11.

NBC "Meet The Press" - Mike Pence, Chris Van Hollen

ABC "This Week" - David Axelrod, Mitch McConnell, Queen Rania of Jordan

CBS "Face The Nation" - Marco Rubio, Ken Buck, Sal Russo

CNN "State of The Union" - Dick Durbin, Joe Lieberman, Cathy McMorris, Marsha Blackburn

Fox News Sunday - Steny Hoyer, John Boehner


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