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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunday Morning "Talking Heads" Cheat Sheet

George Wenschhof

If you guessed the looming budget cuts called for in the sequester would be a topic on the Sunsay morning political talks shows, you would be correct.

The House just voted to take a recess, with all Democrats joined by four Republicans voting against, with the scheduled budgets cuts scheduled to kick in on March 1.

The House and Senate will not reconvene until February 25, giving them only days to work out an agreement or an extension when they return.

The Republican Filibuster on the confirmation vote for Chuch Hagel as Defense Secretary will also receive attention, especially after Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) admitted in a interview Friday, the filibuster was a result of Republican anger against Hagel for his opposition to the war in Iraq and the subsequent strategy referred to as the "surge".

New White House chief of staff, Denis McDonough makes the rounds on the morning shows as he introduces himself while pushing for President Obama's second term agenda.

Gun Violence legislation will also be discussed when retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who is the husband of former representative Gabrielle Giffords, appears on NBC "Meet The Press".

Look also for the news yesterday of the plea agreement reached by the Justice Department with former Illinois representative Jesse Jackson Jr. to receive plenty of discussion.

The announcement by Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), he was not running for reelection buoyed the hopes of Newark Democratic mayor Cory Booker, who will appear on CBS "Face The Nation".  Booker had also though about running for Governor, but wisely chose against that option as New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie approval ratings have soared following super storm Sandy.

The scheduled guests follow below.

NBC "Meet The Press" - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough, Astronaut Mark Kelly and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Roundtable discussion with Calf. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Carly Fiorina, Alex Castellanos, and Chris Matthews.

CBS "Face The Nation" - Denis McDonough, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Cory Booker and Haley Barbour.

Roundtable discussion with Tom Ricks, David Ignatius, Amy Walter, Michael Gerson and John Dickerson.

ABC "This Week" - Denis McDonough and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.)

Roundtable discussion with George Will, Newt Gingrich, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-Tex.), Ruth Marcus and Stuart Stevens.

CNN "State of The Union" - Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Jack Reed (D-Rhode Island), John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.).

Roundtable discussion with Dana Bash, Ron Klain, Jeff Zeleny and Steven LaTourette.

Fox News Sunday - Senators Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

Roundtable discussion with Karl Rove, Bob Woodward, Kimberely Strassel, and Juan Williams

Bloomberg TV "Political Capital" - Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.)


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