Happy Mothers' Day to all my fellow mommies! I want to take a moment to remember all the moms who will be away from their babies on this day. The women who are stationed in Afghanistan, and like SSgt Staub, now on her fourth tour of duty. Or moms like Sybrina Fulton, who will have to celebrate her first Mother's Day without her beloved son, Trayvon Martin. Being a mother is a soul-defining thing, at least it has been for me. My whole sense of self--my identity, my politics, my worldview--was permanently altered by these little tiny creatures who were completely dependent upon me. They have made me the caretaker of the world that will be entrusted to them someday. And I fight every day to make it a little better...for them. So join me in saluting the mothers out there and hope that these men and women on the Sunday shows think about the sacrifices being made every day by mothers to make the world a better place for their children.
ABC's "This Week" – Same sex marriage: Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn.; Roundtable: Republican strategist Mary Matalin, former New York governor and host of Current TV's "Viewpoint" Eliot Spitzer, Faith and Freedom Coalition founder and chairman Ralph Reed, Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen, and Politico senior political reporter Maggie Haberman.
NBC's "Meet the Press" – JP Morgan Chase $2B loss, financial regulations: Jamie Dimon, CEO of JPMorgan Chase; Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Andrew Ross Sorkin, host, CNBC's "Squawk Box"; 2012 Election: Reince Priebus, Republican National Committee chairman. Roundtable: Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsom; Chairman of the American Conservative Union Al Cardenas; Washington Post columnists Kathleen Parker and Jonathan Capehart; and MSNBC’s Chris Matthews.
NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" - Panel: Nia-Malika Henderson, Washington Post; Andrew Sullivan, Gloria Borger, CNN; Howard Fineman, Huffington Post. Topics: Obama's Reversal on Gay Marriage. How Obama is following the Bush '04 Playbook against Romney. Meter Questions: Is Obama's Gay Marriage Reversal a net political plus? YES: 7 NO: 1; Did the Bin Laden raid inoculate Obama from the GOP's foreign policy attacks? YES: 10 No: 2.
MSNBC's "Up with Chris Hayes" - Panel: Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues; Michaela Angela Davis, Image Activist and Writer. Topics: Dodd-Frank; The resignation of an EPA official over using the word ‘crucify’ to describe how he would go after oil companies violating environmental laws; The rise in Americans’ expected retirement age.
MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" - Panels: Chloe Angyal, editor of Feministing.com; Michael Tomasky, Newsweek and The Daily Beast; Ronald Scott, author "Mitt Romney: An Inside Look at the Man and His Politics"; Janny Scott, author of "A Singular Woman"; Anthea Butler, Professor of Religion Studies at Univ. of Pennsylvania; Rev. Vivian Nixon, Co-Founder of the Education Inside Out Coalition. Topics: Michelle Obama and Ann Romney on the campaign trail, President Obama and Mitt Romney’s mommy issues, Mitt Romney and the political effect of boys behaving badly, moms in prison
CBS' "Face the Nation" – Same sex marriage: former Solicitor General Ted Olson; Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass.; Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry; Republican strategist Mark McKinnon; singer Clay Aiken; Tony Perkins, president, Family Research Council. Terrorism: Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.. Panel: Norah O'Donnell, Democratic strategist Anita Dunn, Republican commentator Bay Buchanan and Melinda Henneberger, Washington Post.
CNN's "State of the Union" – 2012 Elections: Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y; Same sex marriage: Gov. John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Mitt Romney and the evangelical right: Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council; Gary Bauer, president of American Values. Terrorism: Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" - The fallout from Francois Hollande’s win in France; Peter Mandelson, Josef Joffe, Elaine Sciolino and David Frum's feisty debate on Europe; how Israel has anointed a "King" and BlackRock Chairman & CEO Larry Fink's take on the global economy. World Bank's Robert Zoellick on rumors that he will be named Secretary of State if Romney is elected.
CNN's "Reliable Sources" - President Obama's evolution on same sex marriage: Daily Caller’s Matt Lewis and founder of AmericaBlog.com John Aravosis. 2012 Election coverage: The Washington Post’s Nia-Malika Henderson, former media correspondent for the PBS NewsHour Terence Smith, and Daily-Download.com founder Lauren Ashburn. Foiled terrorist plot and AP's scoop: New York Times Mark Mazzetti. The disconnect between what the media focuses on and what really matters to the public: Tom Brokaw.
"Fox News Sunday" – National Security and terrorism: Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Panel: Brit Hume, Fox News; Liz Marlantes, Christian Science Monitor; Paul Gigot, Wall Street Journal; Juan Williams, Fox News
So what's catching your eye this morning?