Aug 26 2012

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

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The Sunday Talking Heads:

Up with Chris Hayes: Joining Chris at the table are:

Wendell Cox, senior fellow at the Heartland Institute, consultant for the Department of Transportation, and former director of public policy at the American Legislative Council (ALEC);

Michael Bell, professor at Columbia University of Housing, visiting fellow at Harvard University, and an architect at Visible Weather. He also had an installation, which focused on a suburb of Tampa, FL, at the Museum of Modern Art;

Michael Steele, former RNC Chairman and MSNBC analyst;

Sophia Nelson, columnist for TheGrio.com, former GOP House Committee Counsel, and author of “Black Woman Redefined;”

Mayor Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL. Also an Urban Land Institute fellow and travels around the country looking at how other cities develop;

Corey Robin, (@CoreyRobin) professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center and author of “The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin;”

Elise Jordan, (@Elise_Jordan) contributor with the National Review, Daily Best, Marie Claire, and Atlantic.com.  Former director for communications for the national security council and former speechwriter to Condoleeza Rice;

Avik Roy, (@aviksaroy) member of Mitt Romney’s health care policy advisory group and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He also writes The Apothecary, a Forbes blog on health-care and entitlement reform;

Joan Walsh, (@JoanWalsh) MSNBC political analyst, Salon‘s editor at large and author of “What’s the Matter with White People: Why We Long for a Golden Age That Never Was.”

This Week with George Stephanopolis: Guests Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, chair of the Republican Platform Committee, and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chair of the Democratic National Convention, face off on the 2012 presidential contest, Sunday on “This Week.”

The roundtable guests are  ABC News’ George Will; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, host of Current TV’s “The War Room“; Republican strategist Mary Matalin; and FOX News anchor Greta Van Susteren.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: Mr. Schiffer’s guests are Platform Committee co-chair Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., former Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss., and party chairman Reince Priebus.

At the roundtable are The Washington Post‘s Dan Balz, The Wall Street Journal‘s Peggy Noonan, TIME‘s Rich Lowry, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson.

The Chris Matthews Show: This week’s guests 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: MTP guests are former bovernor of Florida, Jeb Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).

The roundtable guests are DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz; Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ); Republican Strategist Mike Murphy and NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent, Chuck Todd.  

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley’s guests are RNC Chairman Reince Priebus;  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; Al Cardenas, Chairman of the American Conservative Union; Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley; CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein and The Washington Post‘s Karen Tumulty.