May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day to all of you moms out there. I hope you're enjoying your day and the video above from President Obama, reminding everyone about the need to provide paid maternity leave, sick leave, accommodations for workers who are pregnant, good health care, affordable child care, flexibility at work, equal pay, and a decent minimum wage.

Now onto the dirty business at hand... the weekly Sunday talking head shows.

Sweet Jesus help us. CNN has decided to allow Sarah Palin back on the air, along with her former running mate, John McCain. They must have taken him off of speed dial, since it's been a little while since we've seen him making the regular rounds on these Sunday shows.

If it's Sunday, it's meet the Republicans. Here's the lineup for this week (and it's hardly what you'd call "fair and balanced") courtesy of the Orlando Sentinel (check your local listings for times and stations in your area):

CBS has Hillary Clinton, NBC and ABC have Donald Trump, and CNN has Sarah Palin and John McCain. The Sunday morning guest lineup:

Democratic presidential candidate Clinton talks to CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. A panel on Trump's challenges in the GOP features Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention, Jennifer Rubin of The Washington Post, Matt Schlapp of the American Conservative Union and Republic strategist Leslie Sanchez. There's political analysis from Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, Ruth Marcus of The Washington Post and Ben Domenech of The Federalist.

Republican presidential candidate Trump is a guest on NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2.

Trump also talks to ABC's "This Week" at 10 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. The panel will be Democratic strategist Donna Brazile, founder Alex Castellanos, ABC's Matthew Dowd, Rich Lowry of National Review and Alex Wagner of The Atlantic.

Former Gov. Pain, R-Alaska, and Sen. McCain, R-Ariz., are featured on "State of the Union" at 9 a.m. and noon on CNN. Another guest is House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis. A panel on politics features former Gov. Jan Brewer, R-Ariz.; CNN commentator Amanda Carpenter; Nina Turner, a Democrat and former Ohio state senator; and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif.

Gov. Pat McCrory, R-N.C., and Paul Manafort, Trump convention manager, are guests on "Fox News Sunday" at 10 a.m. on WOFL-Channel 35. The program salutes porcelain designer Anna Weatherley. The panel will be Brit Hume, Julie Pace of The Associated Press, Kimberley Strassel of The Wall Street Journal and Charles Lane of The Washington Post.

Egyptian satirist Bassem Yousef, a former cardiac surgeon, is a guest on "Fareed Zakaria GPS" at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on CNN. Yousef is the subject of "Tickling Giants," a new documentary from Jon Stewart. A panel on Trump features Ross Douthat of The New York Times; David Frum of The Atlantic; Emily Miller, author of "Emily Gets Her Gun ... But Obama Wants to Take Yours"; and Dan Senor, former chief spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. Another guest is Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister for Greece.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., chair of the Democratic National Committee, talks to "Sunday Morning Futures" at 10 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Byron York of The Washington Examiner and Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp. The panel will be GOP strategist Ed Rollins, Mary Kissel of The Wall Street Journal and Garry Kasparov, chairman of the New York-based Human Rights Foundation.

Nancy Gibbs of Time magazine and Joseph Borelli, co-chair of Donald Trump's New York campaign, talk to "Reliable Sources" at 11 a.m. on CNN. A panel on Trump features Kayleigh McEnany, CNN commentator and Trump supporter; Matt Lewis of The Daily Caller; and Ben Howe of Another segment on the media and Trump features Norm Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and Dana Milbank of The Washington Post.

Lesley Stahl, correspondent on "60 Minutes" and author of "Becoming Grandma," is a guest on "MediaBuzz" at 11 a.m. on Fox News Channel. Other guests are Heidi Przybyla of USA Today; Gayle Trotter, political analyst and columnist; Simon Rosenberg of the New Democratic Network; Trish Regan of Fox Business Network; and Stephen Hayes of The Weekly Standard.

The panel on "Inside Politics," at 8 a.m. Sunday on CNN, features Jonathan Martin of The New York Times, Molly Ball of The Atlantic, Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker and MJ Lee of CNN.

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