February 24, 2013

The Mowgli's - San Francisco

Normally, I try to tie whatever I want to discuss about the Sunday shows with some sort of musical theme, but this video just makes me happy and there's not enough of that when we talk about the Sunday news shows. Because of course, John McCain gets to get his digs in again. As does Jan Brewer, Scott Walker, Bobby Jindal, Bob McDonnell and Kelly Ayotte. Today's discussion is going to be all about the sequester. Is there any of us who can't predict with 99.99 percent accuracy exactly what they're going to say? All the finger pointing with no one taking responsibility. And who will be left suffering for it? Us. Once again, your best bet for nuanced, intelligent discussion is the MSNBC shows. So forgive me for escaping into a happy little song. I think we all need that once in a while.

ABC's "This Week" -- Foreign Policy panel: House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Foreign Affairs Committee ranking member Rep. Eliot Engel, D-NY, ABC News' George Will and ABC News Global Affairs Anchor Christiane Amanpour; Political panel: George Will; Democratic strategist and ABC News contributor Donna Brazile; TIME Magazine contributor Steven Brill; former Lead Auto Adviser and Counselor to the Treasury Secretary Steven Rattner; and Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel.

NBC's "Meet the Press" --Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood; Govs. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., and Bobby Jindal, R-La. Panel: Fmr. Democratic Congressman Harold Ford; Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan; Host of NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep; and CNBC’s dynamic duo Maria Bartiromo and Jim Cramer.

NBC's "The Chris Matthews Show" -- Howard Fineman, The Huffington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; Kelly O'Donnell, NBC News Capitol Hill Correspondent; Errol Louis, NY1.

CBS' "Face the Nation" -- Guest host: Major Garrett. Education Secretary Arne Duncan; Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., Bob McDonnell, R-Va., Jan Brewer, R-Ariz., and John Hickenlooper, D-Colo.; Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Tim Kaine, D-Va. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., National Alliance on Mental Illness Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick, Parents Television Council President Tim Winter, former FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole and Texas A&M International's Chris Ferguson. Panel: National Journal's Nancy Cook, Washington Post's Scott Wilson and CBS News' John Dickerson.

MSNBC's "UP with Chris Hayes" -- David Sanger, The New York Times; Robert Gibbs, former White House press secretary; Neera Tanden, president and CEO for Center for American Progress; Michael Hastings , BuzzFeed correspondent, Rolling Stone contributing editor, and author of “Panic 2012 – The Sublime and Terrifying Inside Story of Obama’s Final Campaign.” Ana Marie Cox, columnist for The Guardian; Brandon Valeriano, lecturer at the University of Glasgow in the Social and Political Sciences; Steve Ellis, vice president of Taxpayers for Common Sense; Phyllis Bennis, director of the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies; Bill Black, associate professor of economics and law at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, former litigation director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board; Oscar Joyner, Reach Media, Inc; Kimberly Peretti, partner in Alston’s White Collar Crime Group and co-chair of their security incident management and response team.

MSNBC's "Melissa Harris-Perry" -- Kenji Yoshino, Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU Law School; Sherrilyn Ifill, President and Director-Counsel of NAACP Legal Defense Fund; Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University; Nick Dranias, Director of Constitutional Government at the Goldwater Institute; Maya Wiley, Founder and President of the Center for Social Inclusion; Josh Fox, Director of “Gasland”; Frances Beinecke, President of the Natural Resources Defense Fund; Julian Bond, President Emeritus of the NAACP.

CNN's "State of the Union" -- LaHood; Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Patrick Leahy, D-Vt.; Panel: Gov. Dan Malloy (D-CT), Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, Gwen Ifill from PBS, and Jackie Calmes of the New York Times.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" -- Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" -- Baltimore Sun’s David Zurawik, Bill Plante of CBS News and Julie Mason of Sirius/XM radio; Former Romney campaign senior strategist Stuart Stevens; Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday.

"Fox News Sunday" -- Govs. Jack Markell, D-Del., and Scott Walker, R-Wis.; Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla. Panel: Bill Kristol, The Weekly Standard, Mara Liasson, National Public Radio, Nick Ayers, Republican Strategist, Evan Bayh, Former Democratic Senator from Indiana.

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