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Dec 23 2012

Punting the Pundits: Sunday Preview Edition

Punting the Punditsis an Open Thread. It is a selection of editorials and opinions from around the news medium and the internet blogs. The intent is to provide a forum for your reactions and opinions, not just to the opinions presented, but to what ever you find important.

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The Sunday Talking Heads:

Up with Chris Hayes: Joining Chris will be: Former Governor James Florio (D-NJ), Adjunct Professor of Public Policy and Administration at Rutgers University; Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta, GA); Mayor Michael Nutter (D-Philadelpha, PA); Dylan Glenn, Senior Vice President of Guggenheim Advisors and former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Heidi Moore, Finance and Economics Editor for The Guardian newspaper; Kevin Alexander Gray, Contributing Editor to Black News and Contributing Writer to CounterPunch and Black Agenda Report; Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion; Dean Baker, Co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research; and Rebecca Peters, international arms control advocate who led the campaign to reform Australia’s gun laws after the 1996 Port Arthur massacre.

This Week with George Stephanopolis: Guests on This Week” are former congressman and DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson, the head of the NRA’s National School Shield Program;  Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.; and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

The  roundtable debates all the week’s politics, with Newark Mayor Cory Booker; Americans for Tax Reform President and NRA board member Grover Norquist; political strategist and ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; and WashingtonPost.com columnist and Editor and Publisher of The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel.

Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer: On this weeks program guests are NRA President David Keene, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, and Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va; Senator-designate Rep. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; and an interview with actor Ben Affleck about his work with the Eastern Congo Initiative.

The Chris Matthews Show: Tjis week’s guests are Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine Assistant Managing Editor; Helene Cooper, The New York Times White House Correspondent; and Sam Donaldson, ABC Reporter.

Meet the Press with David Gregory: MTP guest are the head of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre; Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC).

On this week’s roundtable are Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), former Democratic congressman Harold Ford, Jr., and NBC’s Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd.

State of the Union with Candy Crowley: Ms. Crowley’s guests are congressmen Steven LaTourette and Mick Mulvaney; former congressman and DEA Administrator Asa Hutchinson, the head of the NRA’s National School Shield Program; USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, CNN Senior Political Analyst Ron Brownstein, and Time‘s Washington Bureau Chief Michael Duffy