Meet the Press: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Roundtable: Newark, NJ Mayor Cory Booker (D), Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R), GOP Strategist Mike Murphy and Andrea Mitchell (NBC News).
Face the Nation: Retired Gen. Stanley McChrystal; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Joe Machin (D-WV); Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D); Roundtable: Rajiv Chandrasekaran (Washington Post), Amy Walter (Cook Political Report) and Jon Dickerson (CBS News).
This Week: Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI); Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN); Richard Haass (Council on Foreign Relations); Martha Raddatz (ABC News); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R); Roundtable: Paul Krugman (New York Times), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), Al Hunt (Bloomberg News), Judy Woodruff (PBS) and Former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker.
Fox News Sunday: Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH); Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT); Roundtable: Brit Hume (Fox News), Bob Woodward (Washington Post), Kimberley Strassel (Wall Street Journal) and Former Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN).
State of the Union: NRA President David Keene; Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D); Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV); Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R); Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Reliable Sources: Paul Farhi (Washington Post); Robert Costa (National Review); Keli Goff (TheRoot.com); Christine Brennan (USA Today); Gail Shister (TV Newser); Adam Buckman (Xfinity TV); Rebecca MacKinnon (CNN).
The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman (Huffington Post); Liz Marlantes (Christian Science Monitor); John Harris (Politico); Kasie Hunt (NBC News).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Peter Beinart (Daily Beast); Bret Stephens (Wall Street Journal); , Hermitage Capital Management CEO William Browder; Author Stephen Cohen; Author Bruce Bartlett; Jeffrey Toobin (CNN).
Up with Chris Hayes: Joy Reid (MSNBC); Columbia University Prof. John McWhorter; Eli Lake (Newsweek/Daily Beast); Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!); Dave Zirin (The Nation); Tara McGuinness (Center for American Progress Action Fund); Chris Anders (ACLU).
60 Minutes will feature: a report on technological advances, especially robotics, that are revolutionizing the workplace, but not necessarily creating jobs (preview); an interview with Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayer (preview); and, a report on the extreme sport of free diving, in which divers reach great depths on one breath (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Monday: Musician Roger Waters
Tuesday: Bob Schieffer (CBS News)
Wednesday: Actress Jessica Chastain
Thursday: Actress/Writer Lena Dunham
Monday: Piers Morgan (CNN)
Tuesday: Author Jared Diamond
Wednesday: Tom Brokaw (NBC News)
Thursday: Author Akhil Reed Amar
Just listening to Fox News and MSNBC yesterday, I thought I was at a Chinese restaurant and had just opened up a package offortune cookies. Hardly an original comment among them Here's some of their pundit's wisdom. Their bon mots were flying off the shelves. They were a dime a dozen. Relating to the fear of going over the (Fiscal) Cliff the best they could offer was we've reached the 12 o'clock hour and we've jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire.
The Republicans were so eager were they to stick it to the man (Obama) on raising the national borrowing ceiling, getting his back up against the wall, they were trying to have their cake and eat it too. It's a bitter pill to swallow. The "do nothing" Congress is in a pickle, 'they're damned if they do and damned if they don't." They are between a rock and a hard place. Congress made their bed and now they have to lie in it. And they're not so eager to reap what they sow.
They claim they've been burning the midnight oil to find a solution to keep things from going from bad to worse. Drastic times call for drastic measures. We're no longer on the fence nor are we on top of the world. We're in the doghouse and the dog days of summer are approaching. For too long it was out of sight, out of mind. Now we have to sink or swim. No more bandaid cures. Looks like Republicans are going to have to bite the bullet. They made their bed, now they have to lie in it.
Maybe a few less axioms and bromidesand a few more ounces of prevention and we'd have have a pound more of cure. When Obama and Boehner met last year to work out a "grand deal" the result was this upcoming fiscal dilemma -- the perfect storm - these Draconian cuts called the sequester. By not accepting Obama's overly generous offer back then, the Speaker is now kicking himself in the backside because a bird In the hand is worth two in the bush. He punted the ball down the field because he was blinded by the bush tax cuts, and couldn't see his hand in front of his face and accept 'yes' as an answer."
He probably had a chip on his shoulder which now, for many of us has become a blessing in disguise. We're heading back to shore. We're going to return to yesteryear -- the Clinton years. Jobs were plentiful. People didn't complain about their taxes, they found a way to pay them, rich and poor alike. And we had surpluses in the Fed with a stock market that flourished. So let's not rush out the crying towels. Boehner may get a taste of his own medicine if he loses the Speakership. According to the tea party, he was nothing more than a wolf in sheep's clothing and he's going to now be receiving a slap on the wrist, or perhaps more -- getting what he deserves. Hopefully he'll take it like a man. He did nothing with his rhetoric but add fuel to the fire and show his actions speak louder than words. He did nothing and that's what we got in return.
As we race against the clock we find ourselves all in the same boat. Perhaps it's better late than never that Obama makes The Boehner bend over backwards and pay the piper. But I won't be sobbing crocodile tears or crying over spilt milk. We're strong -- built American tough and we can take it. Will we survive? It's anyone's call. But thanks to the 112th Congress now it time to face the music. Truer words were never spoken.
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Meet the Press: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R); Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Mike Murphy; Chuck Todd (NBC News); Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R); DNC Chair/Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz(D-FL).
Face the Nation: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL); RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN); Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour (R); Roundtable: Dan Balz (Washington Post), Peggy Noonan (Wall Street Journal), Rich Lowry (TIME), Norah O'Donnell (CBS News) and John Dickerson (CBS News).
This Week: Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R); Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D); Roundtable: George Will (Washington Post), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), Republican Strategist Mary Matalin and Greta Van Susteren (Fox News).
Fox News Sunday: Presumptive Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney; Romney Campaign Chief Lady Strategist Ann Romney; Roundtable: Bill Kristol (Weekly Standard), Kirsten Powers (Daily Beast), Former Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee and Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: RNC Chair Reince Priebus; Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Chairman of the American Conservative Union Al Cardenas; Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker; Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley; Ron Brownstein (CNN); Karen Tumulty (Washington Post); Reliable Sources: Keli Goff (TheRoot.com); Radio Show Host Hugh Hewitt; Nia-Malika Henderson (Washington Post); Roger Simon (Politico); Lynn Sweet (Chicago Sun-Times); Lauren Ashburn (Daily-Download.com); Eric Deggans (Tampa Bay Times); Media Critic Rachel Sklar; Wolf Blitzer (CNN).
The Chris Matthews Show: Howard Fineman (Huffington Post); Kelly O'Donnell (NBC News); Helene Cooper (New York Times); Major Garrett (National Journal).
Fareed Zakaria GPS: Former Secretary of State Colin Powell; Author Robert Caro.
Up with Chris Hayes: Wendell Cox (Heartland Institute); Columbia University of Housing Professor Michael Bell; Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele; Sophia Nelson (TheGrio.com); Mayor of Tampa, FL Bob Buckhorn; Brooklyn College Professor Corey Robin; Former Speechwriter to Condoleeza Rice Elise Jordan; Member of Mitt Romney's Health Care Policy Advisory Group Avik Roy; Joan Walsh (Salon.com).
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with anti-tax advocate Grover Norquist (preview); a report on online stem cell fraud (preview); and, an interview with leading polo player Ignacio "Nacho" Figueras, who moonlights ad the face of Ralph Lauren's fashion brand, Polo (preview).
On Comedy Central...
Tuesday: Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Tuesday: Andrew Sullivan (Daily Beast/Newsweek)
Wednesday: Author Jennifer Burns
Thursday: Former Republican Presidential Candidate Jon Huntsman
Heather supplies this vid, as she laments the loss of the feisty Rep. For some reason, I don't think he's going to step out of the limelight completely. Heather also has the transcript.
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