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The Sunday Talking Heads:
Up with Chris Hayes: Joining Chris on Sunday morning at 8 AM are: Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of The Advancement Project;Tanya Wells, a student and recipient of Pell Grants, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance and Medicaid; Maya Wiley, founder and president of the non-profit Center for Social Inclusion; Sam Seder (@samseder), political talk show host of the Majority Report and Ring of Fire Radio; Michael Grunwald (@mikegrunwald), author of “The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era,” TIME‘s senior national correspondent; Ari Berman, contributor to The Nation; and Rep. Chaka Fattah (@chakafattah), Democrat representing Pennsylvania’s 2nd congressional district, senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, ranking member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies, chair of the Congressional Urban Caucus.
This Week with George Stephanopolis: This Week’s guests are Obama deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter and Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden;
Jake Tapper will moderate a special panel that will discuss America’s economic and budget problems. The panel guests are Senate Budget Committee member Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; House Budget Committee ranking member Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.; former TARP Special Inspector General Neil Barofsky; former Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee; Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist; and Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.
Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr Schieffer’s guests this week are Americans for Tax Reform president Grover Norquist; and president of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden.
CBS Political Director John Dickerson, the Washington Post‘s Nia Malika-Henderson, plus Jeff Zeleny and Carl Hulse from the New York Times make up the panel for a roundtable discussion.
The Chris Matthews Show: Joining Mr. Matthews
are Dan Rather, HDNet Global correspondent; David Ignatius, The Washington Post
columnist; Gloria Borger, CNN Senior Political Analyst; and Kathleen Parker, The Washington Post columnist.
Meet the Press with David Gregory: This Sunday’s MTP guests are Chairman of the Democratic Governors Association, Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) and Chairman of the Republican Governors Association, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA).
The roundtable guests are NBC’s Chuck Todd; Atlanta’s Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed; Republican nominee and Tea Party backed candidate for the U.S. Senate in Texas, Republican Ted Cruz; the Washington Post‘s E.J. Dionne; and the Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan.
State of the Union with Candy Crowley: CNN National Political Correspondent Jim Acosta will be sitting in for the vacationing Ms. Crowley. His guests will be Romney Senior Adviser Eric Fehrnstrom and Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter; Former Senator and GOP Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum; CNN Political Director Mark Preston and USA Today‘s Jackie Kucinich.